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Guide to the Baltimore Pathological Society Records, 1853-1872

Abstract

The Baltimore Pathological Society was formed in May 1853 by physicians Francis Donaldson, Charles Frick, Thomas H. Buckler, Thomas F. Murdock, Christopher Johntson, William C. Van Bibber, David Steuart and others. The first meeting of the society was held on June 11, 1853.

Collection contains two manuscript volumes kept by the secretary of the society that provide a detailed record of the society's proceedings. Volume 1, dated 1853 to 1858, includes a membership list of the organizing members of the society, minutes of the first meeting held on June 11, 1853, and minutes of 84 additional meetings held from 1853 to 1858. Volume 2, dated 1867 to 1872, includes meeting minutes, roll calls, and the society's constition and by-laws. Both volumes document the society's discussion of cases and diseases and methods of treatment as well as medical demonstrations given at meetings. It appears that the society was re-organized in 1867 after an initial period of activity in the 1850s.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Baltimore Pathological Society.
Title
Baltimore Pathological Society records 1853-1872
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet, 2 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Collection contains two manuscript volumes kept by the secretary of the society that provide a detailed record of the society's proceedings. Volume 1, dated 1853 to 1858, includes a membership list of the organizing members of the society, minutes of the first meeting held on June 11, 1853, and minutes of 84 additional meetings held from 1853 to 1858. Volume 2, dated 1867 to 1872, includes meeting minutes, roll calls, and the society's constition and by-laws. Both volumes document the society's discussion of cases and diseases and methods of treatment as well as medical demonstrations given at meetings. It appears that the society was re-organized in 1867 after an initial period of activity in the 1850s. Acquired as part of the George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana.

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Contents of the Collection

Volume 1, 1853-1858
Box 1
Volume 2, 1867-1872
Box 1

Historical Note

The Baltimore Pathological Society was formed in May 1853 by physicians Francis Donaldson, Charles Frick, Thomas H. Buckler, Thomas F. Murdock, Christopher Johntson, William C. Van Bibber, David Steuart and others. The first meeting of the society was held on June 11, 1853.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Baltimore Pathological Society Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Baltimore Pathological Society Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in May 1980.

Processing Information

Processed by Noah Huffman, June 2010

Encoded by Noah Huffman, June 2010

Accession from 1981 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.