Guide to the Trent history of medicine manuscripts collection, [1588?], 1661-1994 and undated, bulk 1750-1980
Josiah Trent (1914-1948) was a thoracic surgeon, Duke Medical Center faculty member, historian, and rare book and manuscripts collector.
The Trent History of Medicine Manuscripts Collection is an artificial collection made up of 780 manuscript collections with a focus on the history of medicine or medical practice in the United States and Europe. The collections were acquired by physician and rare book and manuscripts collector Dr. Josiah Trent of Duke University. The collections range in date from a possible 1588 date to 1994, with the bulk dating from the 1750s-1980s; most consist of 1 to 10 items, but some are larger, up to several hundred items. Although they are almost all correspondence collections of well-known physicians and surgeons, political figures, educators, and scientists, many also contain reports, engravings, clippings, data, notes, invitations, and other materials.
Topics range widely, and include epidiemology, with a focus on yellow fever, cholera, cancer, and smallpox; treatments and vaccines; history of surgery and anesthesia; the new fields of neurology, pulmonology, and cardiology; gynecology and women's health topics; mental health and psychology; pharmacology; medical publishing and research; military medicine during the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, and other conflicts; the formation of the medical profession and its educational institutions; and the personal affairs of the individuals represented in the papers. Childhood diseases and pediatrics are not common themes but there are a few references to them, notably Abigail Adams discussion of vaccinating children against smallpox. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
- Trent, Josiah
- Trent History of Medicine manuscripts collection [1588?], 1661-1994 and undated, bulk 1750-1980
- Language of Material
- English, French, Italian, German
- 8.5 Linear Feet, Approx. 6000 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
The Trent History of Medicine Manuscripts Collection is an artificial collection made up of 781 manuscript collections with a focus on the history of medicine or medical practices. The collections were acquired by surgeon, historian, and rare book and manuscripts collector Dr. Josiah Trent of Duke University. The collections range in date from a possible 1588 date to 1994, with the bulk representing the 19th and 20th centuries; most consist of 1 to 10 items, but some are larger, up to several hundred items. They were often purchased by Trent for their autograph value as well as for their historical content. Although they are almost all correspondence collections, many also contain reports, clippings, data, notes, invitations, engravings, and other materials.
Correspondents with their own collections as well as those found within other collections include many well-known physicians and surgeons, political figures, educators, and scientists from the United States, France, England, Italy, and Germany. Among the most notable individuals are: Abigail and John Adams; Elizabeth Blackwell; Daniel Drake; Benjamin Franklin; Oliver Wendell Holmes; Alexander von Humboldt; Thomas Jefferson; Howard Atwood Kelly; Alexander Marcet; Silas Weir Mitchell; Florence Nightingale; Sir William Osler; Louis Pasteur; Earle Pliny; Viscount John Jervis St. Vincent; Sir James Young Simpson; Lyman Spalding; Mary Edwards Walker; and Benjamin Waterhouse.
Topics range widely, and include epidiemology, with a focus on yellow fever, cholera, cancer, and smallpox; treatments and vaccines; history of surgery and anesthesia; the new fields of neurology, pulmonology, and cardiology; gynecology and women's health topics; mental health and psychology; pharmacology; medical publishing and research; military medicine during the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, and other conflicts; the formation of the medical profession and its educational institutions; and the personal affairs of the individuals represented in the papers. Childhood diseases and pediatrics are not common themes but there are a few references to them, notably Abigail Adams discussion of vaccinating children against smallpox.
The 781 small collections individually listed in this finding aid are also cataloged individually as separate collections in the Duke Libraries online catalog, but are physically housed together as the Trent History of Medicine Manuscripts Collection. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author/creator and include the chief author of the material, date range, number of items, and a brief summary of the content. Abbreviations used include ALS: Autograph Letter Signed (hand-written and signed by same individual); ANS: Autograph Note, Signed; and TLS: Typed Letter Signed.
Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.
Collection is open for research.
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Collections with patient records containing personally-identifiable information for individuals that may still be living are closed to use until information can be redacted by staff.
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Professor of physiology at Berne and Halle. In this letter (TLS), Abderhalden acknowledges the receipt of a letter, speaks of the general conditions in Germany, and solicits Dr. Strauss' contribution to the Handbook of methods in biological investigations.
Scottish physician and pathologist. Three letters (ALS), including a letter of reference, dated May 27, 1839, Edinburgh, for Dr. William Pirrie.
Professor of Physic at the University of Oxford. Three letters (ALS), two to his father, and one confidential letter regarding concerns about a hospital.
Manuscript in an anonymous hand. Four pages of a materia medica, of which one section bears the title "The Efforts and Vertuos: with the severall use of Venice Triache".
Wife of John Adams, second President of the United States. Six letters (ALS) to Mrs. Black concerning Mr. and Mrs. Hall, who died in the yellow fever epidemic of 1797, and their orphaned infant daughter. Mr. Hall was treated by Dr. Benjamin Rush and Dr. John Redman Coxe. The infant was later inoculated for smallpox by Dr. Rush. Includes transcriptions.
U.S. naturalist and zoologist. Letter (ALS) acknowledges receipt of parcel of South African and other shells. Refers to Adams' work on Panamanian shells.
Second president of the United States (1797-1801). In this letter (ALS) written towards the end of his life to President James Monroe, Adams petitions for the financial support of physician and Harvard Medical School professor Benjamin Waterhouse, suggesting that Waterhouse's present difficulties are a result of his outspoken support of "the Union." Includes an engraving of John Adams. Both mounted on board.
Moved to oversize box.
Swiss-born U.S. naturalist, geologist and teacher. Two letters (ALS). The first, in German, to fellow zoologist Dr. Kaup of Darmstadt. The second, in French, to W. G. Abel, a musician who applied for a position at Agassiz's school for girls.
Surgeon and teacher of anatomy and surgery in Philadelphia. Three letters (ALS), including a letter of recommendation for R. G. Barclay to the Physicians and Surgeons of St. Joseph's Hospital.
English physician and author. Letter (ALS) regarding an article submitted by Taylor to the Athenaeum, a journal edited by Aikin.
Diploma of membership in the society, "Regia matritensis Academia". Bears seal of society and signatures of Ignatius Maria Ruiz, Joseph Mozinnus, Joseph Anthony à Capdeosta, Bañarès, and Salvadore X. Coronado.
Calling card with a signed note to Dr. Robert H. Wilkins.
U.S. astronomer and professor of astronomy at Princeton University. Letter (ALS) reports the whereabouts and activities of Joseph Henry, his brother-in-law, and A.D. Bache and lists the "scientific men of London" with whom they were in contact, including Faraday, Wheatstone, Babbage, Barlow, Dr. Gregory and a Professor Powell of Oxford.
French physician and dermatologist. Letter (ALS) describes a treatment for a skin condition. Includes translation.
French physician. Letter (ALS) reports that upon examination a patient was diagnosed with dyspepsia. Describes an appropriate course of treatment. Includes translation.
U.S. biochemist; received 1972 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. A note (ANS) written on the letterhead of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Letter concerning disagreement among hospital staff.
U.S. physician, geologist and chemist. Letter (ALS) acknowledges the receipt of $4.12 as balance of the proceeds arising from the delivery of lectures. Expresses gratitude for the opportunity to speak before a New York audience.
Letter (ALS) informs recipient that Apostoli will send a recent published thesis on his electrical treatment of fibromata.
English surgeon. Letter (ALS) acknowledges the receipt of a letter and check. Expresses gratification that he has been able to provide not only professional services, but also those of a friend.
English physician and essayist. Three letters (ALS) and an engraved portrait of Armstrong. One letter details dinner at the Shakespeare Inn.
Physician of Paris. Note (ANS).
French physician and physicist. Letter (ALS) to "Cher Confrère et Ami."
English physician, classical scholar, and collector. Five letters (ALS). Askew writes to Richard Mead and to his father, Dr. Adam Askew, about his travels, including visits to the library at Wolfenbüttel, and the Herculaneum. He discusses his classical studies, commenting on the work of various classicists including Richard Dawes, Richard Bentley, John Mill, and Johann Jacob Reiske.
Application for a license as a physician of cancers by Arthur F. Atkins. Registered by John A. Boyden. Atkins is assessed a $10.00 tax.
Secretary of the Northwestern Literary and Historical Society of Sioux City, Iowa, and later of the Trinity Historical Society of Oak Cliff and Dallas, Texas. Letters (ALS), clippings, prints and a photo. These items form part of the autograph and signed letter collection of Benjamin W. Austin. Items include letters from Thomas Dunn English, Sir Edward Frankland, Sarah Hackett Stevenson and Joseph Leidy. There are other papers of Austin held in the Rubenstein Library.
English physician and linguist. Note (ANS). Accepts an invitation to dinner.
Italian physician and professor of anatomy. Note (ANS). Prescribes medication.
U.S. physician and chemist. Letter (ALS). Reports results of the analysis of a mineral water sample left by Dr. La Roche.
Resident of Norwich, Mass., perhaps a physician. Deed of land purchase, Norwich, Conn. Signed by Backus, witnessed by Solomon Tracy and Benajah Bushnell. Acknowledged by Richard Bushnell, Justice of the Peace.
Moved to oversize box.
This signed document is a record of lectures attended at the Königliche Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Berlin.
U.S. botanist, chemist and geologist. Letter (ALS). Writes about botanical specimens and his activities at West Point Military Academy.
French psychiatrist. Two letters (ALS). One is a certificate to commit a female patient.
Scottish physician and pathologist. Two letters (ALS), one holograph note, and two clippings. Includes a prescription "for Dewar Esqr." and a note to "Richard Reeves Esq."
Deed of land purchase, written in Norwich, Conn., addressed to Israel Lothrup. Witnessed by Solomon Tracy and Benajah Bushnell. Acknowledged by Richard Bushnell, Justice of the Peace.
Moved to oversize box.
Letter (ALS). Tipped in Duke Medical Center Library Historical Collection copy of her work, Un cas célèbre de mélancolie, Lord Byron. Letter accompanied book, which was given to an unknown recipient. The letter excuses the "poor quality" of the work, explaining the various circumstances under which the work was written.
Virginia-born physician who graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1857 and went to Syria to practice medicine there from 1859-1866; also studied and taught at the University of Pennsylvania. Then resided in Hillsboro Ala., where he was a cotton planter and physician; died Nov. 19, 1876. Papers consist of several letters to Barclay, printed matriculation cards from Jefferson Medical College (in one Barclay is referred to as being from the state of Jerusalem, Palestine), a phrenological chart, a printed speech by a James Barclay to Congress (a relative?), and various notices. One letter, written in 1857 by prominent physician Robley Dunglison, is in support of his appointment as physician at Philadelphia Hospital. Also includes a letter to "Dr. Blackler" at the American Mission at the City of Jerusalem, undated, apparently accompanying two sample bottles of "Ayer's Cherry Pectoral." A letter from 1941 gives biographical details about Dr. Barclay. A portrait of Dr. Barclay is also held in the History of Medicine Collections Picture File at Duke, and his diplomas are housed separately.
New York physician and obstetrician. Four documents. Receipt of payment by the estate of Robert C. Livingston to Samuel Bard; license to practice medicine, issued by the Medical Society of Dutchess County, New York, to Dr. Larry G. Hall; two blank certificates (in Latin) of membership in the New York Medical Society, signed by John Bard (1716-1799), Samuel Bard's father.
License and two certificates removed to oversize box.
German surgeon. Letter (ALS) concerning a post-mortem examination in a case of cancer of the brain.
U.S. obstetrician and gynecologist. Four notes (ANS). One note thanks Mr. R. H. Simpson for the invitation to hear Edward Everett. Another note informs Mr. Lipton that Barker will be unable to attend a meeting of the Bowdoin Alumni Association.
Holograph letter, unsigned. Relates how the yellow fever epidemic has affected neighbors and acquaintances. Reports that many conceal their illness for fear of being carried to and dying in Bellevue Hospital.
German anatomist and anthropologist. Two letters (ALS) and one postcard signed. Discusses the journal, Die Nekrologe. Makes arrangements for editing and publishing his late father's unfinished work.
New England physician. Two letters (ALS), including a letter to his father-in-law, John Slater, a New England textile manufacturer, regarding general financial and family matters.
Physician of Massachusetts. Certificate of the Massachusetts Medical Society, that Josiah Lamson is qualified to practice medicine. Signed by, among others, Josiah Bartlett and Aaron Dexter.
Physician of Kingston, New Hampshire. Seven letters (ALS). Letter from Bartlett to the engraver Joseph Callender. Letters to Bartlett from his brother, Dr. Josiah Bartlett, and from Drs. Thomas Kittridge and Amos Gale. Letters from J. Bartlett and Gale relate to the cowpox virus and Benjamin Waterhouse's efforts to regulate its use.
Surgeon, Philadelphia Almshouse. Letter (ALS) of reference for Mr. Andrew Ellicot Kennedy.
Italian bacteriologist and micro-pathologist. Letter (LS) presenting his most recent work.
Italian surgeon and professor of surgery. Thank you note (ANS) for courtesies shown him in Vienna.
French physician and professor of medicine. Letter (ALS) relates the activities of the Société de Médecine-pratique de Montpellier and solicits Julia's help in the commission of various errands. M. Bouillon-Lagrange is mentioned.
English physician and writer. Two letters (ALS) and a clipping, including a letter to John Britton regarding Britton's autobiography.
U.S. Army surgeon. Material includes a letter (ALS), reprints, holograph notes. All material relates to the letter, from Commodore Thomas Macdonough to B. W. Crowninshield, Secretary of the Navy, recommending William Beaumont for service in the Navy.
A collection of diplomas and certificates from the University of Pennsylvania, the Medical Society of Philadelphia, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, and the American Philosophical Society of Philadelphia, bearing various signatures, including those of A. D. Bache, Franklin Bache, John K. Kane, Robley Dunglison, Philip Syng Physick, Joseph Parrish, Samuel Jackson, John Redman Coxe, Thomas C. James, Robert Hare, William Gibson, William E. Horner, and William Dewees.
Physician, botanist and chemist, of New York state. Letter (ALS) explaining that he is unable to remain in Troy until July 2nd due to other engagements.
Physician and professor of medicine, of New York State. Letter (ALS). Requests of Mr. Little, a book dealer, the account against the Western College of Physicians and Surgeons for various medical journals.
Physician and professor of physiology, Paris. Letter (ALS) relating to a request for a letter of recommendation.
German professor of anatomy and zoology, Kiel. Six letters (ALS). Writes to direct the handling of botanical and zoological specimens collected during a scientific expedition to India and America, made by Behn and Danish scientists on the warship "Galathea". Two letters give an account of the controversy connected to his appointment to the Leopold-Charles' Academy in Dresden.
German biochemist. Three letters (ALS) and a postcard, signed. Correspondence relates to their work with toxoids, inactivated toxins which retain the property of stimulating antitoxin formation and which are used in immunization.
British surgeon and anatomist. Letter (ALS) dated Oct. 20, 1830 tendering his resignation as Professor of Physiology at the University of London; a pencil sketch and engravings of drawings by Bell; a copy of a portrait of Bell by J. Stevens and two clippings.
English chemist and founder of the Pharmaceutical Society. Two clippings, a note (ANS), and a letter (ALS) to William Hookham Carpenter. A note to Carpenter from Edwin Landseer is on the inside page of the letter. Another letter to W. H. Brotherton advises that Brotherton prepare a defense and recommends the services of a George Brace, Bell's solicitor as well as solicitor of the Pharmaceutical Society.
Scottish surgeon. Letter (ALS). Writes to London bookseller, Mr. Bell, in regard to "this" book, probably his Engravings of the Bones, Muscles, and Joints.
Philadelphia surgeon. Manuscript (43 p.) and letter (ALS). Manuscript "Observations on cholera," by Bell and dedicated to Chelius, is accompanied by letter, originally tipped into the ms.
French surgeon and professor of surgery, Paris. Note (ANS) to "Mon cher confrère." Requests meeting.
French professor of physiology, Paris. Letter (ALS). Reminds the addressee of his promise to write a chapter on the anatomy of the lungs and throat for a book Bérard is preparing to publish.
Letter (ALS), dated 1909, June 9, from Berg to the University Library in Copenhagen is accompanied by manuscript notes on Berg in an anonymous hand.
Danish venereologist, dermatologist and comparative anatomist. Correspondence, certificates and manuscript notes, in Danish, French and German. Correspondents include Herman Lynge, F. Didrichsen, and Franz Leydig. Bergh received an appointment as correspondent member to the French Academy of Sciences in 1895 from M.P.E. Berthelot. Most of the material relates to his study of Nudibranchiata, a sub-order of marine gastropod mollusks.
German-Russian surgeon. Letter, undated [before 1907], written from Berlin.
French physiologist. Two letters (ALS). One letter congratulates M. Devilliers upon receipt of an award, while another provides a recommendation for M. Vinot, a medical student.
French physiologist and civil servant. Note (ANS) relating to a memorial. Includes transcription.
French chemist and politician. Letter (ALS) on the preventive fire-proofing of theaters.
Canadian physician, 1890-1939. Newspaper clippings and letters (LS). Bethune worked in China in the late 1930s and the clippings document renewed interest in Bethune in early 1970s as relations improved between China and the West. Correspondence consists of inquiries regarding Bethune from R.J. Stewart to J.L. Wilson.
Writer, politician and financier, of Pennsylvania. Four letters (ALS) addressed to Biddle from Caspar Wistar, Robert Hare and Nathaniel Chapman. Wistar writes regarding quarantine regulations, that, on the one hand, they should prevent the introduction of contagious diseases and, on the other, should not be "burdensome to commerce". Includes transcription of Wistar letter.
Surgeon of Boston, Massachusetts. Note (ANS) informing addressee of his return.
Physician and botanist of Boston, Mass. Letter (ALS) to Loammi Baldwin and a holograph document, signed, noting receipt of $12.00 from the proprietors of Mount Auburn Cemetery.
U.S. Army surgeon and founder of the Army Medical Library. Two letters (TLS). Billings, as Director of the New York Public Library, makes bids for some documents and manuscripts offered by Benjamin to the Library.
Note (ANS) with instructions for purchase of stock.
German comparative anatomist and physiologist. Photograph, letter (ALS), and signature sample.
Letter (ALS), placing an order with the bookseller for purchase of books from the private library of Prof. Wimmer. Includes transcription.
First U.S. woman to receive a medical degree. Two letters (ALS), a printed calling card, and a photo of an newspaper column containing biographical information. In one letter, Blackwell writes to William Robert Prince regarding his work in horticulture.
French zoologist and comparative anatomist. Note (ANS).
French psychiatrist. Letter (ALS) to a colleague about a patient, the husband of a Madame Serac. Includes transcription.
French psychiatrist. Dinner invitation (ANS).
English surgeon and gynecologist. Most of the material relates to the leasing of property by Bland-Sutton, in particular correspondence with his solicitor, Edward John Quintas Maggs, regarding a case against Bland-Sutton, brought by a Mrs. Heath, regarding a sublet property. Other material relates to the alteration of his surname from Sutton to Bland-Sutton. Oversize materials are in separate 11x14 inch box at the Library Service Center, Box 1 (see library catalog record for Bland-Sutton).
English surgeon. Letter (ALS) referring to various financial matters.
U.S. physician, Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service between 1912-1920. Letter (TLS), with regrets that he will be unable to attend the annual banquet of the Order of Washington.
Head of the voluntary nurses of the third district during the siege of Paris by the Prussians in 1870. Two letters (ALS) relating to Blumenthal's efforts to address allegations by a group of women that she is a Prussian. Includes transcription and translation of both letters.
James Blundell, English physician, lecturer on midwifery and physiology. Holograph, signed. A prescription.
Physician of Philadelphia. Letter (ALS) prescribing a course of treatment for Pemberton's daily attacks of fever.
Note (ANS) from Boston.
French physician and civil servant. Note (ANS) informing the mayor that the Chemical Amphitheatre will be available at the requested date and time. Includes translation.
U.S. specialist in diseases of the chest. Letter (ALS) regarding a case of sudden death immediately following and apparently caused by aspiration of the chest witnessed by McMurtry at the Charity Hospital of New Orleans in 1873 or 1874.
Physician of Rhode Island. Letter (ALS) informing the Governor of a small balance due from the Governor's grandfather, Arthur Fenner. On the address side is a note in the Governor's hand.
English surgeon and colonial officer. 18 letters (ALS). Bradfield writes Philippart regarding manuscripts submitted for publication in the United Service Journal and regarding his financial difficulties, which followed upon his release from the colonial service for quarreling with another officer. Includes translations of six of the letters.
Physician, lawyer and legislator of Rhode Island. Holograph, signed. A statement of payments past due on Bourn's account.
German botanist. Note (ANS) inviting Gilman to an evening with the "Gesellschaft naturforscher Freunde."
Physician of Stonington, Connecticut. These documents were separated from Brayton's ledger books, 1882-1913, which have been catalogued separately. One group consists of receipts of purchase and medical supply company contracts. A second group relates to Brayton's efforts to collect on delinquent accounts through the employment of various collection agencies, including the National Mercantile Company, the Whitney Law Corporation, and Everett A. Kingsley.
French physician and anatomist. Three letters (ALS). Breschet places a subscription to Cuvier's work on fishes with a M. Lerrault. In a letter to Breschet, J. Cruveilhier expresses discontent with his situation in Montpellier.
Scottish physicist. Three notes (ANS).
Physician of New York. Letter (ALS). As Director of the New York State Lunatic Asylum, Brigham writes with news about the affairs of and events at the Asylum.
English physician and pathologist. Two notes (ANS) and two holograph notes, unsigned, relating to various social engagements.
English physician. Holograph inscription, signed. Broadbent's compliments to Dr. H. Barton Jacobs, on the fly-leaf of a copy of the third edition of Broadbent's book on heart disease, presented to Jacobs. Attached is a note in Jacobs' hand.
French surgeon. Note (ANS) with regards to a course of treatment, and a letter (ALS) discussing, among other things, artificial limbs. Includes transcriptions of both items, and a translation of the letter (ALS).
English surgeon. 8 letters (ALS) and a note (ANS). Correspondence includes a letter to his brother, W. B. Brodie regarding his health, a letter of recommendation for Dr. Seth Thompson, and a letter to Daniel Ellis regarding the election to the Royal Society of the physician and physiologist Alexander Philips Wilson Philip, nominated by chemist and physicist William Hyde Wollaston and others. Other letters and notes relate to patients and treatments. A transcription of the letter to Ellis is included.
Physician and Governor of Massachusetts, 1816-1823. Two documents, signed, appointing Henry Adams as Coroner of Norfolk County and John Rollins as Division Inspector of the Second Division of the Militia. Both documents are also signed by Alden Bradford, as Secretary of the Commonwealth.
French physician. Letter (ALS) regarding the transport of various anatomical specimens across the French-German border. Includes transcription and translation.
French physician and phrenologist. Letter (ALS), referring a patient to Dr. Husson's care. Includes transcription and translation.
French physician, military physician, and professor of pathology, University of Paris. Letter (ALS) and a document, signed. Both related to military matters. Includes translation of the letter.
Orthopedic surgeon, of Boston. Letter (ALS) to Peabody, editor of the "North American Review", regarding his article "The poetry of anatomy."
Physician, of Baltimore. Holograph, signed. Attests that William Patterson, Jr., cannot serve in the military due to his physical and mental condition. Also signed by Colin Mackenzie.
Physician, of Maryland. Letter (ALS) regarding the estate of his wife, Mary (Reeder) Ireland Brown, daughter of Colonel John Reeder.
U.S. surgeon. Letter (LS). Reports failure to discover an English translation of "Luzumiyat" by the Arab poet Alu'l-Ala, who lived from 973 to 1055.
Scottish physician. A collection of letters (ALS) from Brown, including a letter from Brown's grandfather, the Rev. John Brown; photostats, including one of the first page of the first edition of Brown's "Horae subsecivae"; and holograph notes in an anonymous hand.
Scottish physician. Holograph, unsigned. A memorial to Dr. Clarke Abel.
French physiologist, neurologist and endocrinologist. Letters (ALS), in French and English, relating to professional matters and prescribing treatments, and a portrait of Brown-Séquard.
Scottish physician. Letters (ALS), including instructions for the third edition of Buchan's "Domestic Medicine". In the same letter he also relates anecdotes of incidents in which people made use of the book's medical advice. A letter to Cadell and Davies (booksellers and publishers) concerns his Medical advice to mothers and his Treatise on venereal disease. This letter was removed from the Thomas Cadell collection. A holograph note, in an anonymous hand, provides biographical information.
English sanitarian. Letter (ALS) to H. S. Scott in the course of his inquiry into the "state of Public Vaccination in London."
French physician. Letter (ALS) to his publisher. Apologizes for not having fulfilled his obligations and promises to start work on his book the following week. Includes transcription and translation.
Surgeon, of New York City. Letter (ALS). Thanks Mrs. Doremus for the kindness and sympathy shown to him and Mrs. Bull. Written on stationery from New York City's Plaza Hotel.
North Carolina physician. This typed transcript copy of a letter from Bumgarner to Davison, made for Mrs. Trent, was removed from the "Bataan" copy of Davison's Compleat Pediatrician, a volume in the Duke History of Medicine Collection, call number "II Davison". The letter relates that Bumgarner made much use of the book during the WWII campaign in the Pacific.
English military surgeon and writer. Letter (ALS) to the editor or publisher of the "Annual Register" soliciting an assignment.
Gynecologist, of Lowell. Letter (ALS) to his editor or publisher, asking for paper to finish his autobiography.
U.S. politician and lawyer. Letter (ALS) to Mrs. Burr informing her that Benjamin Rush, uninformed that she is already taking hemlock for her illness, advises the same. Includes transcription.
Duke University gerontologist. Busse's holograph translation of sections from Alois Eduard Kornmüller's "Einführung in die klinische Elektrenkephalographie." Accompanied by an 11-page typescript of holograph translation. Both were received as part of Busse's gift of a copy of Kornmüller's book to the History of Medicine Collections.
French physician, physiologist and materialist philosopher. Letter (ALS). In this very cordial letter, apparently written to Maine de Biran after his exclusion from the Council of Five Hundred on suspicion of royalism, Cabanis, himself a member of the Council, admonishes him to continue with his work, promising him every assistance.
Confederate hospital head, professor and chairman of the faculty at the University of Virginia. Notes (ANS) instructing the proctor to pay the monthly salaries of two infirmary employees.
London publisher and bookseller. Letters (ALS) to Thomas Cadell, Sr. (1742-1802), Thomas, Jr., and William Davies (d. 1820), publishers and booksellers, from James Makittrick Adair, regarding his essay on regimen; from John Aikin; from George Armstrong, regarding his Essay on the diseases most fatal to infants; from Alexander Peter Buchan, regarding a book on sea-bathing; from Thomas Cogan, regarding his Theological Disquisitions; from Quintin Craufurd; from James Currie; from William Hey, regarding his Practical Observations in Surgery, and from Benjamin Rumford, regarding the second edition of his Seventh Essay. A letter written by William Buchan was removed from this collection and placed with the William Buchan collection.
Surgeon and professor of medicine. Letter (ALS) to Nahum Capen, restating the argument of Caldwell's book, Phrenology Vindicated, and Anti-Phrenology Unmasked, and a letter (ALS) to Reverend Samuel Gilman, relating to personal matters.
U.S. physician and Congressman of Ohio. Holograph, signed. Promissory note for forty-five dollars to be paid to Joseph Basset.
Dutch physician, anatomist and naturalist. Letters (ALS). Typescript of French original and typed English translation are available. Discusses the petrified fossils of Montmartre, Maestricht, and Euhstedt and the cetaceans at M. de Buffon's in Paris. Expresses disappointment at being unable to see Goethe, touching on the troubled internal political affairs of the Netherlands. Announces intention to make a short trip to Germany in the spring in order to visit Merck and Soemmerring.
German physician and professor at the University of Helmstadt. Holograph, signed.
Scottish physician and scholar. Letter (ALS) to Anthony Panizzi, regarding Panizzi's articles on Rosetti and Boniface, and to Archibald Glen, placing an order for a book, Davis' Chinese.
Physician of New York. Three letters (ALS) to Seaver relating to personal and professional matters.
Physician of Geneva, practiced in Vienna, Prague and Carlsbad. Note (ANS). Expects a good season in Carlsbad.
German physiologist and psychologist. Note (ANS). Recommends a Mr. Falkenstein, Librarian to the King of Saxony, to Cuvier.
Italian physician; specialized in tropical medicine. Letters (ALS, TLS) relating to sample bacterial cultures sent by Castellani to Smith.
Italian born professor of medicine and history of medicine, Yale University. Letter (ALS) from Castiglioni to Josiah Trent and two clippings of reviews of the English translation, History of Medicine, of Castiglioni's Storia della Medicina.
Physician, of Philadelphia. An inventory of Chancellor's estate, in four parts: medicines, medical instruments, books, and personal and household goods.
French physician. Note (ANS) asking a colleague to meet him at the Hospital St. Antoine to be shown a method of treatment.
Physician and professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Letter (ALS) recommending Dr. Barrington for naval service, bearing a recommendation by William E. Horner; two letters (ALS) regarding a treatment for a stomach disorder; holograph notes, probably in Samuel Jackson's hand, regarding this treatment.
Note (ANS). Attests that Mary Colebrooke was still alive on January 6, 1764.
German surgeon. A letter (ALS) of sympathy on the occasion of the death of the addressee's mother-in-law. A biographical note accompanies letter.
The letter from Theodore Child to Samuel Putnam Avery refers to acquisition of Grolier-bound volume now in the Trent Collection at Duke University Medical Center Library: Benedetti's Anatomice, 1527.
French physician and medical professor. Letter (ALS). Prescribes a treatment for a gynecological patient. Includes transcription and translation.
German physician and medical historian. Note (ANS). Bears an order for a book. Reverse bears an ink drawing.
License to practice as an apothecary in any part of England and Wales. Oversize item slated for conservation.
Two letters (ALS) and five calling cards, signed. Samuel A. Christie's collection of the autographs of the physicians who attended President James A. Garfield after he was shot, between July 2 and Sept. 2, 1881. These included David H. Agnew, Frank Hastings Hamilton, Joseph K. Barnes, D.W. Bliss and Robert Reyburn. Correspondence from Hamilton and from a S.A. Boynton relate to this collection.
Scottish toxicologist and pharmacologist. Five letters (ALS). Includes letters to J. Forbes Royle, comparing East Indian and American caoutchouc (rubber); to John Ashburton Thompson, remarking upon the "power of coca to remove bodily fatigue"; and to Ernest Hart, disparaging the antivivisection movement.
English physician. Note (ANS) in response to a circular sent out by the editor.
English physician. Two notes (ANS), including a note to a Mr. Darwin.
English physician. Two notes (ANS).
Irish physician. Letter (ALS) to his publisher, accompanying a corrected copy of his book, Mother's Medical Assistant, for the second edition.
English accoucheur. Note (ANS). A note of sympathy.
U.S. scientist, professor of mathematics and natural philosophy, Bowdoin College, Maine. Letters (ALS) to Cleaveland from Adam Seybert, regarding mineral specimens; from John Doane Wells, relating to affairs at Bowdoin College; and from Andrew Ferdinand Holmes, informing Cleaveland of his election to honorary member of the Natural History Society of Montreal.
English surgeon. Note (ANS). Appoints a time to meet.
French physician, surgeon and anatomist. Holograph, signed. Certifies that M. Truinet suffers from various physical ailments which warrant his release from service in the national guard.
Physician of Philadelphia. Holograph, signed. Obituary notice of Dr. Benjamin Ellis. Read before the Philadelphia Kappa Lambda Society, March 1, 1832. Ellis was Professor of materia medica and pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and author of the medical formulary.
Physician and scientist, of Philadelphia. Holograph, signed and addressed to Joseph Couthouy. An extract from the minutes of a meeting of the members of the South Sea Surveying and Exploring Expedition. Conveys the resolution to empower Couthouy to secure books and instruments for the Expedition in the Boston area.
Army surgeon, Continental Army. Holograph receipt, signed, for forage. Letter (ALS) relating to Cochran's orders to Dr. John Warren. Cochran explains that he was unaware that his orders conflicted with those issued by the addressee. A reprint of an article by T. Wood Clarke from the New York State Journal of Medicine gives biographical information.
Physician and surgeon of Maine. Letter (ALS) relating to various personal and business matters.
Physician of Hartford, Conn. Letter (ALS). Informs Miss Butler of a slight change in travel plans due to a headache suffered by Mrs. Cogswell and relays Mrs. Cogswell's instruction to write and let them know how "Catherine and the rest are".
Scotland-born U.S. physician, botanist and politician. Letter (ALS). Regarding his family, his scientific interests and writings, the Finnish botanist Per Kalm, Carolus Linnaeus, and Benjamin Franklin.
The Collegium Medico-Chirurgicum, Berlin, was connected to the PerpiniÊ»ere, an institution founded in 1795 for the training of surgeons for the Prussian army. Holograph document, in an anonymous hand. Certificate of dissolution signed by all members: Knape, Mursinna, Walter, Hermbstädt, Ribke, Formey, Willdenow, Könen, Grapengiesser, Hecker and Horn.
Scottish lawyer and phrenologist. Letter (ALS) to a Rev. H. H. Piper, responding to Piper's challenges to the scientific status of phrenology; note (ANS) confirming news of Spurzheim's death; note (ANS) to his dentist.
Physician of Morristown, New Jersey, and member of the New Jersey legislature and of the U.S. Congress. Letter (ALS). On his way home from the presidential inauguration, Condict remarks critically upon President Andrew Jackson's address and his cabinet.
[Physician of Saybrook?] Holograph, signed. Receipt of payment received by Cone from Mr. Beaumont Clark for medical visits, medicine and advice.
Scottish physician. Letter (ALS) responding to addressee's inquiries about "narciene" and a fragment of a letter (ALS) regarding the possibility of hereditary insanity in a patient's family.
U.S. President. Letter (TLS). Coolidge expresses his interest in Way's involvement with vocational schools for veterans of the World War.
British surgeon. Letters (ALS) to and from Cooper. Includes two notes from Catherine Cooper, Cooper's daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Balderson and an anonymous recipient, and a note from W. Smith to Ann Cooper, Cooper's wife. Among Cooper's correspondents are well-known English physicians, scientists, and his patients. They include: A. Marcet, H. Halford, C. M. Clarke, J. Ingles, R. Leston, Sir C. Locock, Sir J. McGregor, A. Monro, Dr. Browne of Glasgow, Sir W. Lawrence, Sir C. Aldis, B. Travers, Dr. J. C. W. Lever, W. F. Montgomery, Dr. J. Kidd, Dr. Balderson, Dr. W. Prowl, H. S. Seton, J. Soogood, and B. Whittaker. Letters relate to personal and professional matters. The letters are in English. However, a letter (ALS) from Charles de Greti and a note (ANS) from Pierre Moquet are in French. In his letters to Marcet, Cooper expresses strong opinions regarding the political situation in England and on the Continent during the Napoleonic wars. In his letters to Cooper, Kidd discusses the subject of medical reform. Seton's gossipy, personal letters relate to the royal family.
French military physician. Letter (ALS). Regarding various matters related to military medicine.
British surgeon. Notes (ANS). Returning thanks for congratulations upon investiture as Baron.
License to practice "physic, surgery, and midwifery" in the state of New York. Includes mention of his former Preceptor, Dr. Cornelius Allerton. Signed by Uri Judd, President, and John Barney, Secretary of the Medical Society of Dutchess County, New York.
U.S. psychiatrist. Note (ANS). Sends compliments.
Letter (ALS). Requests copies of the minutes of those committee meetings of the Antislavery Society to which Mr. Price and Mr. Thompson refer.
Physician of Schenectady. Letter (ALS). Writes regarding the estate of Dr. Campbell.
Physician to George Washington. Holograph statements of account and promissory notes.
Physician [of North Carolina] Subscription to the New York Journal of Medicine and a holograph receipt of payment by Crammer or Cramer to Jas. W. Carmer.
U.S. surgeon. Letter (TLS). Requests referrals for a patient in need of treatment in a sanitarium.
Surgeon of New Hampshire. Holograph receipts, signed. Payments received by Crosby from Mr. Soley for medical services and from Oliver P. Hubbard for graduation fees.
U.S. physician, historian of medicine and collector of early medical books and manuscripts. Two letters (TLS) to Crummer, a typed copy of an excerpt of a paper, and a reprint of Crummer's paper, "An original drawing of the title page of Vesalius' 'Fabrica'". Correspondents are Cushing and Spielmann.
Letter (ALS). Announces that a medical jury composed of M. Lacroix, M. Valleday and himself will be visiting Gilledey's area.
French surgeon, anatomist, and pathologist. Papers include a note (ANS) attesting that medical student Louis de Charbonnel attended Cruveilhier's course during spring 1839, and a letter (ALS) prescribing a sea water bath treatment for a brain injury.
Professor of medicine, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Fragment of a Letter (ALS), dated 1769, Aug. 16, Edinburgh, and a holograph manuscript in an anonymous hand with biographical information.
Physician and founder of the Botanico-Medical School of Columbus, Ohio. Holograph, signed. Certifies that Alfred Church studied at the School for six months. Gives details of Church's work during this period.
Laryngologist of New York. Letter (ALS). Certifies that a Miss Alice Vincent will not be able to sing due to "flayed vocal cords".
English ophthalmologist and otologist. Letter (ALS). Inquiring after Curtis' application for the position of "aurist" to the Duke and Duchess of Cumberland.
U.S. naturalist and hygienist. Letters (ALS). Writes that he is fearful of being removed from his office of Superintendent of Registration on the Boston Sanitary Commission as a consequence of his signing a petition requesting a Board of Health. Asks that Walker speak to Secretary of State Warner or Governor Andrew on his behalf. Gives names of others who support his cause. Encloses a copy of a letter from William B. Calhoun, addressed to Warner, arguing his case.
U.S. naval surgeon. Papers include personal and official correspondence, a diploma from Pennsylvania Academy (the University of Pennsylvania), a certificate of service at the Philadelphia Hospital and a receipt of payment for services as surgeon's mate and senior surgeon. Diploma and certificate bear signatures of Caspar Wistar and Benjamin Rush, among others. Official communications from Samuel Smith and Paul Hamilton relate to the Navy Department affairs. Personal correspondence to James Rees, a friend and relative by marriage, relates to family, affairs on the Continent, especially in France, and the blockade of the Admiral of Tripoli in the harbor of Gibraltar. Mention is made of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Company and of his brother, James Cutbush.
English Wesleyan minister and biologist. Letter (ALS). Writes regarding an upcoming lecture, to be given by Dallinger. He proposes to speak on "Contrasts in nature: the infinitely great and the infinitely small".
Baccalaureate degree from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. The degree is signed by Mark Hopkins, the 4th President of Williams College. Oversize items slated for conservation.
French radiologist and editor of "Le radium". Acknowledging and soliciting contributions on the influence of radiation on crystals and precious stones.
English naturalist and biologist. Three letters (ALS). One letter relates to methods of observing flies. A letter addressed to Jenner Weir discusses sexual selection among birds, the possibility of inherited effects of injury, and the question whether birds construct their nests based on instinct or learning. This letter makes mention of Edward Jenner, George Rolleston and Alfred Russel Wallace.
English physician, naturalist and philosopher. Letter (ALS). Expression of friendship.
English physician. Holograph, signed. Attests to the health of John Wright, who was being tried for murder. Reports that his physical health is good, but that he suffers from mental illness. Document is also signed by Thomas Webb Greene, surgeon of Litchfield.
Physician of New Windsor, New York. Holograph documents, signed. Mostly account statements from medical suppliers, Richard Speaight and Langharne of New York City and Chris. Jr. and Charles Marshall of Philadelphia. Statements list purchased items and their prices. Also a bond, Davidson to Sarah Ashbridge and Robert Martin, for 612 pounds.
Physician of Wilmington, Delaware. Typescript manuscript, "The obstetric forceps". On verso of the Medical Society of Delaware stationery. With corrections. Author's name printed below title.
Letter (TLS) to Dr. Robert H. Wilkins, 31 January 1994, Philadelphia.
English physician and natural philosopher. In a letter (ALS) to Thomas Poole, Davy inquires after an estate in Nether Stowey he would like to purchase and remarks sadly upon the death of Princess Charlotte. In a holograph note, signed, in French, to the Monsignor de Medici Spada, Davy remarks upon his poor health.
English geologist, paleontologist and antiquary. Notes (ANS) from Walter B. Cheadle and from William Roberts.
Canadian geologist and natural philosopher. Letter (ALS). Agrees to provide Dr. Torrey with data regarding a collection of plants as well as any sample specimens on condition that he receive due acknowledgement and copies of any work published on the basis of the information provided.
DS. De Fere, writing as "le Secrétaire de Milice" requests that Louveaux sign and return three attached statements of health. Verso of document bears an undated draft of a letter by an unidentified physician, who, in spite of patient's consent, refuses to comply with a medical insurance company's request for the patient's medical history. The writer cites "le loi du secret médical" as upheld by "l'Association générale des médecins de France", which prohibits the release of patients' medical histories to medical insurance companies.
French physician and editor-in-chief of the "Dictionnaire encyclopeÌdique des sciences meÌdicales". Two notes (ANS). In one note, Dechambre refers to Ch. Bouchard and P. Brouardel.
U.S. ophthalmologist. Letter (ALS). Discusses travel plans and arrangements to meet addressee.
French physician, pathologist and anatomist. Note (ANS) regarding a competition.
French ophthalmologist and surgeon. Autograph, signed. Attests that Henriette Vitteur entered service as his cook on that day.
Astronomer and natural philosopher. Letters (ALS) discussing minerals, coins and astronomy. He mentions the Royal Society, Sir Hans Sloane, Robert Hooke and Edmund Halley, among others. Some letters bear explanatory manuscript notes, probably in Palmer's hand.
French physician and surgical anatomist. Holograph signed. Typed English translation available. Desault concludes that section of the pubis is not a dangerous operation and that in certain cases it is preferable to the Cesarean section.
French military physician. Letter (ALS) relating to yellow fever. Devèze puts forth various theories, e.g. that yellow fever is produced by an infected atmosphere and that it is not contagious and thus cannot be transmitted by inoculation.
English novelist. Letter (ALS). Dickens thanks Wilson for the invitation to stay at Wilson's house in Malvern, but informs him that he must regretfully decline. He explains that Mrs. Dickens, who may have been suffering a nervous breakdown at the time, would feel comfortable only in a house of their own.
Canadian obstetrician. Papers include a letter (ALS) from Dick-Read to Bayard Carter, a printed Christmas card, unsigned, and a typescript of an excerpt from a letter by Mrs. Dick-Read.
German surgeon. Note (ANS).
French physician and medical professor. Two notes (ANS). One written on Dieulafoy's calling card.
Humanitarian, remembered for her work in ameliorating the condition of the mentally ill and as superintendent of women nurses during the Civil War. In a holograph, unsigned, ca. May 1862, Dix lists recommendations for promotions in the US Army hospital administration. This bears an autograph note, signed by Abraham Lincoln, forwarding the list for consideration to Secretary of War Stanton. Dix writes in 1880 to a friend concerning her physical health and in an undated note regarding a mentally ill patient. Papers also include a poem, presumably in Dix's hand, on nursing the mentally ill. This is to be found on the same sheet with the printed poem, "Stanzas", written by a patient in the New Jersey State Hospital for the Insane.
Physician of Boston. Letter (ALS) dated 1822, June 5, is a recommendation for Robert T. P. Fiske. An undated letter (ALS) to a friend refers to a difficult obstetrics case.
Physician of Salisbury. Holograph documents, some are signed by Dodge. Record services rendered to the town of Salisbury and payments received by James R. Dodge.
Physician, chemist, pharmacologist, 1939 Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine or Physiology. A 1944 letter (TLS) from Domagk refers to sulfa treatments of tuberculosis. A 1947 letter (TLS) from Hans Lowenbach presents Josiah C. Trent with the Domagk letter. An undated magazine clipping gives general information about Domagk and sulfa drugs.
Physician and professor of chemistry and physics, College of the City of New York. Letter (ALS). Doremus explains his duties at the City College.
English physician and poet. In a letter (ALS) dated 1773 Downman settles his account and requests that the remaining copies of his poem, "The land of the muses", be sent to him. A holograph note in an unknown hand gives biographical information.
Letter (ALS). Drake's resignation from appointment as surgeon and as treasurer of the Ophthalmic Dispensary. Verso of letter bears an anonymous reply, dated the same day, on behalf of the recipients, the acting executive committee of the board of trustees, stating that they must return the resignation since they are not empowered to appoint or remove officers.
Physician and medical professor. Papers consist of Drake's professional and personal correspondence. His correspondents include the Philadelphia physician, John Vaughan, to whom he recommends the chemist Robert Best; General Zachary Taylor; Kentucky Governor Robert Perkins Letcher, to whom he recommends Bishop B.B. Smith as Superintendent of Public Instruction; Coleman Rogers, with whom he had a personal disagreement; a patient, Mrs. Davis; and his grandson, Josiah C. Drake.
Physician, chemist and professor. Letter (ALS). Writes of the reception of one of his books.
Letter (ALS). Relates the circumstances of Dreys' visit to Paris, namely the death of his sister, widow of Dr. Alphonse Sanson. Informs Blanche of a visit to M. Kaempfen in Paris. Asks Blanche to convey his gratitude to "le Directeur" for granting him leave to attend to the funeral. The letter also bears a note (ANS), dated 1887. Jan. 22, from E. Blanche, Auteuil, to "confrère et ami", presumably forwarding Dreys' letter to "le Directeur".
Note (ANS). Announces his safe arrival and requests that a prescription which he had forgotten be sent.
French surgeon, anatomist, and accoucheur. Three notes (ANS). One note informs a M. Cochin of his intent to visit Mme Benoit and to accept M. Benoit's offer of transportation. M. Benoit is identified as Cochin's father-in-law.
Bacteriologist and 1969 Pulitzer Prize winner. Letter (TLS) relating to Elberg's contribution to the text, "Bacterial and mycotic infections of man".
Self-educated French pathologist and founder of modern electrotherapeutic methods. Note (ANS) and letter (ALS). Duchenne relates the case history of a Mr. C., a patient with Parkinson's disease, and his treatment with electrotherapy.
U.S. surgeon. Letters (ALS) dated 28 March 1841 in which Dudley recommends Jos. H. Bledsoe to President W. H. Harrison; newspaper clipping of Dudley's obituary.
Parisian physician. Letter (ALS). Asks that recipient examine bearer of letter. Typed transcription available.
French physician. Note (ANS). Duméril recommends a M. Albanel to the addressee.
Scots physician. Letter (ALS). Invites addressee to join the Horticulture Society [of Edinburgh].
Postcard signed. Thanks Fraenkel in haste.
Scots gynecologist and pediatrician. Note (ANS). Regretfully declines invitation.
Professor and dean of the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. Two letters (ALS). In a letter to the New York printer and publisher Justus Starr Redfield, Dunglison writes regarding his biography in Men of the Times and about the use of burnt sponge in the treatment of goitre. He refers to various people and affairs at the Jefferson Medical College. The treatment of goitre is also the subject of his letter to Henry Randall.
French surgeon, pathologist and anatomist. Letter (ALS). Recommends Edmond Marx for the position of intern at the Hotel Dieu.
Surgeon in Col. Josiah Whitney's Regiment. Holograph, signed. Attests that he will use medicines received of Dr. John Greenleaf in accordance with the resolves of the General Court of Mass.
French physiologist. Letter (ALS). English translation available. Informs Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire that his present research relates to the heat generated by plants. Dutrochet measures this energy with a thermo-galvanometer, which Becquerel has taught him to use. Thanks Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire for informing him about recent events at the Academy and hopes that such inappropriate scenes will not recur, as they are detrimental to the reputation of the Academy. Comments upon the possible confirmation of the theory that swallows hibernate.
Quaker physician and alienist of Northhampton, Mass. Business and professional correspondence of Pliny Earle, Sr. (1762-1832), inventor and cotton textiles manufacturer, and of son Pliny Earle (1809-1892), physician and alienist, including a few personal letters to Miss Earle. Correspondence addressed to Earle, Sr., touches on politics, patent rights and carding machines. Correspondence addressed to Earle relates to mental illness and the institutional care of the mentally ill. He received letters from physicians, institutional administrators, and philanthropists, including a number of letters of introduction. Items, mostly letters (ALS) and 10 addressed envelopes, are arranged in roughly chronological order.
English painter and keeper of the National Gallery. Letter (ALS). Eastlake thanks Moore for his gift to the National Gallery of a portrait of Edward Jenner.
Botanist, geologist and professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Letter (ALS) from William Tully informs Eaton that Stephen Van Rensselaer is at home. Eaton responds with a letter (ALS) to Van Rensselaer informing him of what his sons will need to bring if they are to accompany his expedition. In a later letter (ALS) Ebenezer Emmons solicits Eaton's editorial advice for the second edition of his "Manual of mineralogy and geology".
Physician and professor at Jefferson Medical College. Letter (ALS). Recommends a Mr. Dodd to James Buchanan, Esq.
Father of Queen Victoria. LS. A letter relating to the Duke's business affairs, in which mention is made of the vaccination of "our little Victoria".
German military physician in Frankfurt am Main. Papers are in German and in French. Michel-Augustin Thouret acknowledges receipt of a box of medical instruments. Other material relates to Ehrmann in his capacity as military physician. An autograph certificate, signed by Ehrmann, protests the treatment of the French dead, citing his own futile efforts to obtain a death certificate for a French grenadier. This document was promptly returned, accompanied by a note from his supervisor informing him that it could not be submitted to the minister in its present form.
Russian-born American physician. Two notes (ANS) from Einhorn to Goldstein, two letters (ALS) from Anne Koerber to Goldstein. Letters relate to Goldstein's efforts to obtain biographical information regarding Einhorn, as well as copies of his written work.
Austrian surgeon. Letter (TLS). Thanks colleague for invitation to attend a conference, but regretfully informs him that he will not be able to attend.
Physician and father-in-law of S. Weir Mitchell. Letters (ALS). Sends Mrs. Allen of Providence, an autograph collector, an autograph of financier Robert Morris. Writes of Morris' disastrous land speculations.
Physician and agriculturalist of Philadelphia. Two letters (ALS). Emerson sends additions to Mrs. Allen's collection and gives brief biographical synopses of each person, including Judge Hopkinson, Dr. Physick, Mathew Carey, Dr. Morton, Dr. Rush and Stephen Girard.
Physician of Dublin. Letters (ALS). Advises Mr. White, the suitor of a young lady in Emmet's care, that her father is strongly opposed to the match.
U.S. obstetrician and gynecologist. Letter (ALS). Writes on the formation of stones after operations for vesico-vaginal fistula.
Botanist and professor at Washington University. Letter (ALS). Writes of the successful collection efforts of botanists travelling with Oregon emigrants and with a mission of Jesuits.
French psychiatrist. Holograph, signed. Attests to the state of mental health of a patient of the "Maison royale de Charenton".
Bartolomeo Eustachi, Italian physician, one of the founders of science of human anatomy; prepared one of the first series of copper-engraved anatomical illustrations. Photostat of a letter (ALS).
Army physician, politician and diplomat. Letter (ALS). Details efforts to increase the size of the army and to improve the efficiency of the military organization in preparation for a war with Great Britain. He also transcribes a copy of a letter received from Alexander Smyth, on recruiting measures.
Physician and professor of Georgia. End fragment of a letter (ALS).
Sottish anatomist and professor of natural history. Note (ANS).
French surgeon. Two AMS concerning techniques of heart surgery.
English physician and writer on tropical diseases. Includes a letter to Edward John Waring; Morell Mackenzie's letter to Fayrer; and a newspaper clipping of a review of Fayrer's book Recollections of my Life.
German experimental psychologist, professor of physics at Leipzig. Autograph postcard, signed. Cancels appointment.
French physician. Letter (ALS).
English botanist and entomologist. Letter (ALS). Incidental.
British surgeon. Two letters (ALS) of a casual nature.
British neuropathologist. Note (ANS). Relates to a memorandum on the case of a patient.
French psychiatrist and student of Philippe Pinel. Letter (ALS). Inquires on behalf of Charles Pinel regarding a bust of his father, Philippe Pinel.
Physician and Methodist preacher of North Carolina. Letter (ALS). Introduces Colonel Burr.
Letters from Niels R. Finsen, the 1903 Nobel Prize awardee for Medicine or Physiology. Envelope addressed to Hr. Docent Dr. phil.Schmidt-Nielsen, Lysintituts Laboratorium, Rosenvaenget, [Köbenhaven]. Typescript transcription of the Danish text and English translation.
Identifies himself as "ex-director of the department of 'mendicité,'" which was essentially a poorhouse. Writes from Caen, France. Mentions Paris and mentions sleepwalking multiple times, a possible political metaphor or else discussion of the actual phenomenon. A modern note in the folder states that the recipient was a Matthieu-Guillaume-Thérèse Villenave (1762-1846), an editor and literary figure.
Physician of Salisbury. Holograph documents, a few signed. Account statements and receipts of payments for medical services, advice and medicine, rendered to the town of Salisbury by Dr. Henry Fish.
British astronomer and Artic explorer, sometimes listed as George Fisher. Letter (ALS). Fisher writes of his journal, presumably of the expedition of the H.M.S. Dorothea and Trent in 1818, and of the publication of Parry's account of the same. He writes of a future expedition, aboard the H.M.S. Hecla.
Ledger of sums owed to Fiveroke by Christian Forny for various medical supplies and services. The account is witnessed and signed by Jacob Young, a Justice of the Peace for Frederick County, November 20, 1793.
Physician of New York. Note (ANS). Asks the addressee to make a house call.
French physiologist. DS and a letter (ALS). Notices, signed by Flourens, acknowledging receipt of materials sent by M. Vattemare, Mr. Macculloch, and A. D. Bache. He also writes to M. Sauve regarding the eulogy of M. Leruy.
English surgeon. Letters (ALS). Correspondence from Jesse Foot and his nephew, Jesse Foot, Jr., who succeeded him in his practice, to the publishers and printers John Nichols (1745-1826) and his son John Bowyer Nichols (1779-1863), relating to the publication of Foot's work. Foot, Jr., informs Nichols of his uncle's death. In a pair of letters Foot inquires into the date of birth of William Johnstone Strathmore.
Maryland physician and ethnologist. Letters (ALS). William Stump Forwood was a Maryland physician who attempted to justify slavery on medical grounds. This body of correspondence, almost exclusively letters to Forwood and written immediately before and during the early part of the Civil War, relates to questions of race, e.g. "the Negro problem", intermarriage and consanguinity. The mechanics of editing and publishing a medical journal also form a topic of discussion. Principal correspondents are Samuel Worcester Butler and Washington Chew Van Bibber. Other correspondents are Sylvester David Willard, John H. Van Evrie, J. P. Evans, Joseph Leidy, S. M. Bemiss, James A. Bayard, and Samuel A. Cartwright. Additional Forwood papers are held by UNC-Chapel Hill (1600 items).
Quaker physician, botanist and natural philosopher. Letters (ALS). Fothergill comments upon a volume sent him by Emanual Mendez da Costa, foreign secretary of the Royal Society of London. Da Costa writes in reply. His letter bears no signature.
French physicist who demonstrated the diurnal motion of the earth by pendulum. Note (ANS). Assures M. Lormier that things are in good hands.
French chemist. Autograph note, signed; autograph note, unsigned, attached to holograph document, signed, dated 1851, which bears several signed notes in the margins.
German obstetrician and gynecologist. Letter (TLS). Informs addressee of the program for an upcoming meeting.
New York physician. Letter (ALS). Welcomes Dr. O'Callaghan's "Documentary history of New York", sent to him by Randall, as a fitting tribute to the greatness of the state and mentions his own part in promoting work on the Erie Canal.
Letter (ALS). Introduces Benjamin Rush and Jonathan Potts. Refers to inquiries into Swinton's lands in New Jersey, made on his behalf by Franklin's son, William, then Governor of New Jersey.
Physician of Hopkinton, R. I. and Sutton, Mass. Holograph documents, signed. Promissory notes, some of which are also signed by Joseph Elliot, and a bill of sale of land. Two typed biographical notes.
Three manuscript pages from unknown sources, two of which contain signatures of professors and physicians. One page carries as title, "Professeurs présens à la Séance du [24?] Juillet 1829." The third page seems to be a list of names rather than individual signatures.
German clinician and pathological anatomist. Note (ANS).
English Quaker, prison reformer and philanthropist. Letters (ALS). A joint letter from Fry and her brother, Joseph, thanks James Williams, sheriff of London and Middlesex, for his interest in and support of the work of their organization for the improvement of female prisoners at Newgate. In the other letters, Fry briefly refers to her opinion on separate confinement and the new colony at Australsund in West Australia.
Massachusetts surgeon. Letter (ALS). Responding to an inquiry by Pleadwell, as related by the recipient of the letter, Gage discusses the Legion, an organization for medical men who served in the army during the war.
Minister and tutor in mathematics and philsophy at Harvard College until 1780. Secretary of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Letter (ALS). Gannett consults Cotton Tufts (1734-1815), a physician, founder of the Academy, and cousin of John Adams, about a "disorder called defluction form the lungs".
Loyalist and Boston physician and landowner. Letters (ALS) relating to financial matters.
Dentist and oral surgeon of Philadelphia. Letter (ALS). Informs Knortz that copies of the books, "Thinkers and thinking" and "Two thousand years after", have been sent. Congratulates him on presenting William Cullen Bryant. Knortz introduced much North American history and literature to a German-speaking audience.
Medical librarian and historian of medicine. Letters (ALS). Writes of George Jackson Fisher as a pioneer in medical history. Responds to Friedrich Schiller Lee's (U.S. physician) inquiries after English and/or German translations of the Mount Ebers Papyrus.
French physician and member of the American Philosophical Society. Autograph document, signed. Attests that poor health prevents Charles Curain and his wife Marguerite from earning their living.
Physician and chemist of Charleston and Columbia, S. C. Letters (ALS). Joseph Leidy writes regarding the prices of various anatomical preparations; Samuel George Morton sends a book with an autograph of J. Locke; and John Edwards Holbrook inquires whether the library owns a particular volume of the "Transactions of the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Boston".
Surgeon of Philadelphia. Letters (ALS) of recommendation for Andrew E. Kennedy and William Wilson.
Surgeon of Philadelphia. Letter (ALS). Writes on the use and types of adhesive plaster.
German physicist and chemist. Letter (ALS). A plea, on behalf of his mother and other pensioners, for the back payment of their pensions.
Correspondence concerning Louis Ginsberg's bookplate collection, 1958-1968.
French veterinarian. Letter (ALS). A cordial personal letter.
French psychiatrist of Charenton. Letter (ALS) relating medical notes and observations.
Physician of Philadelphia and father of George Glentworth, senior surgeon in the Continental Army. Autograph document, signed. Certifies receipt of one pound ten shilling from Mr. John Reynall.
French physician of Lyon. Manuscript, signed. Writes on diseases of the stomach.
English physician and author of a number of works of medicine and natural history. Letters (ALS). Writes to Mr. J. Robinson and Mr. Stockdale respectively regarding his account and the sale of his work.
Certificate of admittance as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Physician and specialist on leprosy. Mostly letters (ALS). W.D. Alexander writes on Hawaiian history and refers to Goodhue's book. Drs. Fontoynont, Miyajima, Jeanselme, Montizombert, Némorin and Anpeville write in reply to Goodhue's requests for information on literature on leprosy in their respective countries. Drs. Lie and Hansen of Bergen writes with reference to the Second International Leprosy Congress held in 1909. M.F. Obregon writes regarding an appointment. Among the letters is a typed manuscript, with answers to question on leprosy, signed by an unknown person.
First English physician to come to Pennsylvania under Penn's charter and commissioner of property (1686-1701). Holograph document, signed. Deed for a grant of land. On verso, a receipt for quit rent due on the granted, dated 1739, and a certificate of entry in the Office for Recording of Deeds, dated 1755.
French surgeon. Letter (ALS). Informs recipient of his brother's promotion and thanks him for his efforts.
French physician and translator of the work of Johann Peter Frank. Letter (ALS). A personal letter.
Physician and naturalist of Massachusetts. Letters (ALS). Gould writes of his life as tutor to the family of Mr. McBlair, a wealthy manufacturer of Jericho, Maryland, in long, detailed letters to his father, Nathaniel Duren Gould. In the earlier letters, he describes the trip from Boston, the roads and landscape, and presents a pencil drawing of the McBlair house and surrounding buildings. He writes of the day's routine, his teaching duties, and neighborhood news and gossip. He tells of how he listens for the mail wagon and of his disappointment with his pupils. His letters show that he did manage to keep up with events beyond Jericho, especially in the New England area. In his later letters, he professes a growing interest in medicine and botany. A much later letter informs William Jenks of his election as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Arctic explorer. Letter (ALS). Hopes that provisions can be made for the survivors of his 1881-1883 Artic expedition.
U.S. physician and historian. Letter (ALS). Requests information regarding places mentioned in a French diary, My campaigns in America: a journal kept by Count William de Deux-Ponts, 1780-1781, published by Green in 1868.
English medical missionary. Letter (ALS). Enthusiastic reception of Lee's pamphlet on ventilation.
Physician in Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Receipts of payment, miscellaneous notes, and a list of notes due to the estate of Dr. Lee Griggs, deceased.
French physician and clinician. Note (ANS). Arranges a meeting.
French ophthalmologist. Letter (ALS). Writes of family matters.
British physician. Note (ANS). Asks the librarian of the Royal Society for the "Philosophical Transactions" of 1872.
English anatomist and pathologist. Letters (ALS). In 1862 Gulliver writes on lectures, probably at the Royal College of Surgeons. In 1868 he writes to Robert Willis of the death of John Davy and inquires about a Dr. Tulk, translator of Robert Wagner's Elements of Physiology.
English physician. Two letters (ALS). Introduces his son, asking for Potts' aid in establishing him as a solicitor. Recommends a water treatment for Mrs. Potts' back complaint.
English pharmacologist. Letter (ALS). Writes regarding the prospective sale of the 1785 edition of Withering's Account of the foxglove.
English surgeon. Letter (ALS). Asks addressee to consider Owen's report for publication in his Gazette.
Letters (ALS). Hackett writes to Leonard J. Goldwater on mercury. Papers include carbon copies of Goldwater's typed letters, unsigned.
Physician of Massachusetts. Letter (ALS). Hackett expresses his desire to visit the Polar regions and inquires if he may join an expedition.
Founder of homeopathy. Letter (ALS). Writes of the fourth edition of his work, Organon der rationellen Heilkunde, and of its eventual translation into English.
English physician. Document, signed. Authorizes the sale of his stock in the Company of Merchants of Great Britain Trading in the South Seas and other Parts of America.
Physician to the British royal family. Letters (ALS). Halford gives medical advice, writes a letter of recommendation, issues a bulletin on the condition of King George IV, discusses vaccination of the poor, and agrees to subscribe to some books. Holograph manuscript, in an unknown hand, provides biography.
U.S. geologist and paleontologist. Letter (ALS). Reports the results of a meeting with the Governor regarding the addressee's drawings.
Physician of Ulster County, New York. Document, signed by Benj. R. Bevier, President of the Medical Society of Ulster County, attests that Larry G. Hall is a member of the Society and entitled to practice in the state.
Swiss scientist. Letters (ALS). Malcolm Flemyng writes, in English, to Haller on medical matters. He sends a second letter, in Latin, in which he refers to Haller's Physiology and to John Locke. Haller writes, in French, to Ignazio Somis, reporting on fever in the family, malaria in Germany and other matters.
English military physician. Letter (ALS). Regarding postage.
U.S. physician and novelist. Letters (ALS). Writes regarding proofs and corrections of his novels. Recommends S. Weir Mitchell for a Jefferson Medical College professorship.
Chemist of Philadelphia. Letters (ALS). Hare thanks a Dr. Muaran for the medical attention given to Robert Waln; discusses land investment with Edward S. Burd; writes to Zachariah Allen regarding the "cuts" used in his publications; and recommends Emile Therouanne of Paris to R. Gilmor. There is also an obituary notice.
French physician and medical editor. Letter (ALS). Relating to publication matters.
English physician and chemist. Letters (ALS) to Harley. S. W. Moore writes on the physiological chemistry of the brain. Sir Thomas Smith (1833-1909) of King's College, Edinburgh, writes on pharmacology.
Physician, graduate of Duke University Medical Center, class of 1936. Letter (ALS). Accompanies a reprint of an article by Harrell, "Multiple hereditary telangiectases with recurring hemorrhage: a rare disease of clinical interest to Osler", and elaborates upon its contents.
English philanthropist and benefactor of St. George's and Westminster Lying-in Hospitals. Letter (ALS). Writes to Clark (1739-1831), Chamberlain of London and president of Christ's Hospital, regarding Greek literature.
Unitarian minister, naturalist and antiquarian. Letter (ALS). Sends copies of Bentley's lectures, promises more.
Physician, botanist and entomologist of Cambridge, Mass. Letter (ALS). Asks Brown, a bookseller, to send volumes of the Boston Journal of Natural History to Mr. A. Halsey of Hartford, and to see that the journal is on sale and advertised in the principal cities and towns.
Physician and naval surgeon of Philadelphia. Letters (ALS). Writes to Commodore Jacob Jones regarding the naval asylum property and to W. P. C. Barton, from the Navy Department, regarding travel expenses.
U.S. historian. Letter (TLS). Hart answers John Thomas Lee's inquiries regarding Alexander Hamilton's Itinerarium. Also included is a letter from J. R. H. Moore to Lee, in which Moore describes his copy of the book, which he wishes to sell.
London physician and editor of the British Medical Journal. Note (ANS) to Hart, relating to social engagements and editorial matters, from Samuel Wilks, Alfred Baring Garrod, John Simon, George Burrows, Thomas Lauder Brunton, William Stokes, Thomas Spencer Wells, Henry Thompson, Joseph Fayrer, James Paget and John Russell Reynolds, among others. Oddly, one note is dated 4 Feb. 18.
Physician of Norwich, Conn. Holograph document, signed. Records sale of eight acres to Israel Lothrup. Notarized by Richard Bushnell, Justice of the Peace.
Holograph document. A bill presented for "writings made and business done for Mr. Michael Harvey and Mr. William Harvey his brother".
English physician and classical scholar. Letter (ALS). Writes of the death of Jeremiah Markland.
German physiologist and physicist. Note (ANS).
Thomas Cooper, president of South Carolina College, writes to Henry requesting the details on a new electromagnet that Henry has constructed. James Melville Gillin writes to Henry in 1856 about the shipment of two volumes of an unknown publication.
English chemist and physician. Letters (ALS). William Hey writes Henry on calculi. Henry replies to Thomas Thompson's request for advice on how to dispose of the mineralogical collection of his brother-in-law, William Phillips. In this letter, Henry mentions geologist William Buckland. Invites Faraday on request of the Committee of the Manchester Royal Institution to give a course of lectures on chemistry. Informs him, however, that the Institution may not be able to supply all of the desired laboratory equipment.
English botanist and geologist. Letter (ALS). Conveys his willingness to collaborate in the preparation of the Dictionary.
British statesman. Letter (ALS). Writing to Reeve, Registrar to the Judiciary Committee of the Privy Council, describes the conditions of the infirmary at Winchester, complaining that inadequate ventilation produces 'hospital gangrene' in the patients.
French physician and composer. Notes (ANS). A cordial note.
Physician of Massachusetts. Holograph document, signed. Payment received of Thomas Walley for twine.
French surgeon. Letter (ALS). Heurteloup, in his official capacity, replies to the inquiries of a Citizen Veneuere, a young surgeon at Bergerac, Department of Dordogne.
English geologist and antiquary. Letter (ALS). A personal letter relating the reasons for his third marriage. Hibbert also mentions mutual acquaintances, his travel plans, and a change of residence.
Letter (ALS). Discusses means of improving Dr. Jenner's financial situation and the possibility for a successful vaccination project in the East Indies.
Medical student at the University of Edinburgh. Certificates of attendance at lecture courses at the University of Edinburgh and class certificates of merit. Signed by Daniel Rutherford Haldane, practice of medicine; W. R. Sanders, pathology and anatomy; Thomas Laycock, clinical lectures on medicine; Thomas Grainger Stewart, practice of physic; Alexander R. Simpson, midwifery; James Spencer, surgery; and Robert Christison, materia medica.
Physician and faculty member, Amherst College. Letter (ALS) and holograph note, unsigned. In the letter Hitchcock arranges for the shipping and handling of a box of shells and other items.
Obstetrician of Philadelphia. Letter (ALS) of recommendation for Andrew E. Kennedy.
English physician and historian. Letter (ALS) which briefly refers to the Aborigines Protection Society, which Hodgkin founded in 1838. A holograph note in an unknown hand gives biographical details.
English physician. Holograph letter, unsigned. Holland explains the circumstances which lead him to believe that his servant was mistakenly presented with a summons to service in the militia.
Physician, poet and essayist of Boston. Letters (ALS) on family genealogy; poems; and an ink cartoon drawing, on the reverse of one of the poems. Also includes a later addition to the collection of a signed manuscript poem Holmes wrote during the aftermath of the great Boston fire, November 13, 1872, entitled After the fire (4 leaves of lined paper).
Physician of Salem, Mass. Letter (ALS). Commends Wigglesworth's calculation of life expectancy figures from bills of mortality, collected by Holyoke, among others; confesses himself at a loss to explain why Americans enjoy a longer life expectancy than do the Swedish; and expresses his opinion that a tontine is a lottery and thus encourages gambling.
English surgeon. Autograph document, signed. Certifies that Lieutenant Colonel Grace returned from Minorca in ill health and thus incapable of military service.
First woman elected coroner in the U.S. Note (ANS). Informs addressee that she was elected coroner the previous year.
Professor of anatomy and dean of the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania. Letter (ALS). Encloses writing samples of Caspar Wistar and Philip Syng Physick for Boyd's autograph collection.
English neurologist and neurosurgeon. Letter (ALS). Informs addressee that lectures he delivered in December will be published in the March or April issue of the British Medical Journal. Apparently, the lectures related to "the pathology of the spinal centres".
English physician, brother of the Bishop Samuel Horsley (1733-1806). Letter (ALS). Informs Wright, surgeon aurist, of the case history of the bearer and refers him to his care.
Physician, botanist and mineralogist of New York. Document, signed, attests that he has declared all goods on entering the Port of New York; note (ANS) names someone to enter with the duty collector any parcels addressed to him from Europe.
Holograph, signed. Deed of land purchase. Witnessed by Benjamin Hide, Jr., and Daniel Lothrup.
Physician. The first to train the blind and deaf mutes in the United States. Letters (ALS) from Howe and a document, signed, in French from P. Flourens, acknowledging receipt of material sent to the Académie des Sciences.
French physician. Letter (ALS). Informs addressee of his wife's illness and instructs him to inform Dr. Variot that he will hold a promised clinic soon.
Chemist and druggist of Llandilo, Wales. His business was established in 1818. Documents, signed, relating to Thomas Hughes, his maternal grandmother, Joyce Morgan, his mother, Anne Hughes Samuel, her second husband, William Samuel, and the disposal of family property and goods. Includes a small bound manuscript notebook, undated, listing inventory with prices of stock in a general store: includes pharmaceutical items; a penciled note identified it as related to Hughes, Thomas. There is also a small print broadside advertising "Miscellaneous articles sold by Thomas Hughes, dispensing chemist."
German natural scientist and explorer. Letters (ALS), in French. Humboldt writes to P. H. Azaïs and Jules Berger de Xivrey on politics, philosophy, his expeditions, ethnology, natural history and the influence and inspiration of French thought. In 1966 Fritz Lange, of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Kommission, writes to the Duke Medical Center Library regarding the Kommission's project to locate world-wide all correspondence to and from Humboldt.
Physician of Salisbury. Holograph documents, signed. Receipts of payments made by the town of Salisbury to Dr. Asahel Humphrey, as well as Drs. M. A. Lee and William Walton.
U.S. physician, abolitionist, and suffragette. Discusses arrangements for an upcoming visit.
English physician. Letter (ALS). A cordial personal letter to Edward Jenner.
English zoologist and evolutionary biologist. Letter (ALS).
Physician of Connecticut. Document, signed. Certificate to practice medicine, issued by the Connecticut State Medical Society to William Hyde Jr., signed by Jeremiah West, James Potter, Simon Wolcott, and Avery Downer.
Businessman, of Stonington, Connecticut; possibly same William Hyde, Jr. as above. Miscellaneous documents found in Hyde's daybooks, 1851-1861, which are part of the library's bound manuscript collection. Documents include foolscap bearing sums owed and names of clients. Of particular interest are three drafts of a petition, 1861, Conn., to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, that the Crittenden measures, introduced by Kentucky legislator John Jordan Crittenden, be adopted by all states in order to peacefully preserve the Union. Of related interest is a page bearing biblical passages regarding slaves.
Lawyer and orator of Virginia. Letters (ALS). Gives an account of the death of General Mercer in the Battle of Princeton and of his burial in Philadelphia to Mrs. Gordon, a relative of the General.
Physician and chemist. Letter (ALS) and two clippings. The first clipping puts forth W. T. G. Morton's claim to the discovery of the anesthetic properties of ether. In a letter to Joseph Hale Abbot, Jackson remarks bitterly on this public campaign, led by Drs. Bowditch and Bigelow. Jackson counters in the second clipping with his own claim to the discovery, as substantiated by several foreign juries.
Physician and army surgeon of New Hampshire. Two Letters (ALS). Jackson describes the political situation in New Hampshire in 1775 and voices his concern regarding an outbreak of smallpox in a small town on Lake Winnipesaukee, fearing that it might spread through the countryside.
Physician of Boston. Letter (ALS). Consents to Greenwood's preaching on the following day.
Physician of New York. Letter (ALS). Informs addressee that she is obliged to decline both the topics and manner of correspondence suggested.
Scots physician and mineralogist. Letter (ALS). Regrets that his present state of health prevents him from visiting Anderson.
Physician of New York, brother of Governor John Jay. Note (ANS). Order for half a hundred of whiting and a quarter of a hundred of yellow oker.
English surgeon. Letter (ALS). Expresses his desire to obtain a copy of a catalogue for his "Cushingiana." Muses upon the fact that people can think of books in the midst of war.
Note with Jefferson's initials, sent from Monticello to a James Leitch (d. 1826), a Charlottesville merchant with whom Jefferson had extensive transactions, with a list of spices and quantities (allspice, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, mace), probably an order rather than a medical receipt as a modern note on the item mount suggests.
Physician and meteorologist of Boston. Autograph signature on a small card.
Nephew of Edward Jenner. Letter (ALS). Sends vaccine matter and gives detailed instructions on its use.
English physician and professor of pathological anatomy. Two letters (ALS) and a clipping. Jenner writes his brother Charles, announcing his arrival in Edinburgh, relating family news and describing the Scottish countryside. He writes Lady Emilia Gray, inquiring about the credentials of a Mrs. Gordon of Sydney.
Physician of Cambridge, Mass. Letter (ALS) and holograph document, signed. Document is a receipt for a rent payment by William Jenks to Jennison. ALS to Jenks relates to a pamphlet to be given to the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Physician, founder and dean of the Edinburgh School of Medicine for Women. Letter (ALS). Response to the editor's inquiries regarding the tuition and course of studies at the Edinburgh School of Medicine for Women.
French surgeon. Letter (ALS). Announces the date of his arrival in Paris and promises upon his return to visit his friend's mother, who is ill.
English physician, chemist and biographer of Michael Faraday. Letters(ALS). Writes on mineral waters and on a letter by Faraday.
U.S. physician. Letter (ALS). Writes on personal affairs.
French physician and botanist. Holograph document, signed. A receipt of payment for lattice work performed during January and February of 1842. Signed by Jussieu, among others.
Physician and Arctic explorer. Letter (ALS). Informs Childs, Philadelphia publisher, that he leaves his present host, the New York merchant and philanthropist Henry Grinnell, for Europe in a fortnight in a last attempt to recover his health.
English surgeon. Letter (ALS), written at Windsor Castle, to Matthew Lewis. Writes that, in his opinion, yellow fever is not contagious, but rather "an epidemical fever, arising from some general cause". He draws upon observations of cases in Philadelphia and in the West Indies.
Surgeon of Philadelphia. Letter, 1864, Jan. 27, Philadelphia, to Dr. Brinton. Written on the back of an ALS from R. J. Levis to Keen. Both men write regarding efforts to collect surgical casts and make them available to Brinton and the Army Medical Museum.
Danish physician, of Nyeborg, who taught in schools for the deaf and blind. Letter (ALS). Writes to Cabinet Minister Jeus Peter Trap and to a Dr. Peterson.
U.S. gynecologist and surgeon. Letters (ALS and TLS), cards and reprints. Correspondence to Kelly from Ernest Watson Cushing; from Benjamin Frantz, on the earliest use of ether and chloroform; from William Halsted, on gynecological surgery; from William W. Keen, on yellow fever; from Fielding H. Garrison, on medical history; from D'Arcy Power; and from H. S. Jennings, on evolution. Sir Alexander Russell Simpson, Evelyn Blantyre Simpson, and James Young Simpson, all relatives of Sir James Young Simpson, relate family news. William H. Welch, friend and colleague, writes on personal and professional matters, including the faculty and staff at the Johns Hopkins Medical School, Osler and the founding of the Medical School, medical ethics, the organization of the military medical services, and World War I.
German physician, poet and spiritist. Autograph prescription, signed.
The two letters seem to have been dictated, taken by Mr. Barth. Correspondents are a Mr. Coombes and a Mr. Burns.
German surgeon. Letters (TLS). Inquires after the reputation of a Dr. Wichura.
Lithotomist of New York. Autograph document, signed. Receipt of payment by Judge Ogilvie to Kissam for medical attendance.
English physician, writer on gastronomy and optics. Letters (ALS), relating to various social engagements and household arrangements.
Physician and naturalist of Boston. Letter (ALS). Thanks Metayer de Guichainville for Persian stamps received, proposes several subjects for articles, and mentions the manuscript of his work of volcanoes and earthquakes. A clipping on Parisian reaction to the Eiffel Tower is attached to the letter.
German physician with interest in magnetism. Letter (ALS) in French. Sends information on the artificial anus. Includes transcript.
Adoptive son of Henri-Marcel Kunholdtz-Lordat, who was librarian of the medical faculty at Montpelier. Note (ANS) sent to the Count de Rivoire de la Batie, apparently accompanying the mailing of one of his adoptive father's books.
German surgeon. Autograph note, unsigned, on calling card. Returns thanks for article received.
German physician. Autograph manuscript, signed. Describes results of a detailed examination of a patient's stomach and kidneys and prescribes a course of treatment.
Physician of Geneva. Letter (ALS) relating to the status of French protestant scholarship students at the Academy of Geneva.
French physician, developed method of auscultation, invented the stethoscope. Holograph manuscript, signed, in which Laennec describes the case of a patient "W." A facsimile of an ALS to Baron Cuvier, in which Laennec presents various reasons why he should receive the prize, instituted by M. de Montyon and awarded by the Academy of Sciences, for the most useful discovery in the field of medicine.
French surgeon. Note (ANS). Reports that he will be unable to visit that evening.
Physician at the hospital in Gray, France. Letters (ALS). Lamarcke writes to his political patron, the Duc de Marmier in Paris, on affairs of family and friends, local politics and the hospital.
French pharmacy student; second lieutenant, French infantry. Typed document. Physician's record of Lambert's stay at the Centre Neurologique, Place de Rouen, for observation and treatment of nervous disorders.
Letter (ALS). Informs Radcliffe of a delay to the start of his lectures at the Mechanics Institution in Liverpool.
German surgeon and anatomist. Letter (ALS). Resubmits an order returned for lack of a signature.
French military surgeon. Correspondence of both Félix Hippolyte Larrey and his father, Dominique Jean Larrey. Includes notes from Jean-Antoine-Claude Chaptal and from Marie Guillaume Alphonse Devergie.
French physician and psychiatrist. Note (ANS). Informs addressee that a Dr. Morel, physician in chief at the Rouen Asylum, wishes to visit their patient, Leon Guibout.
U.S. Historian. Letter (ALS). Latané responds to Jacobs' inquiries regarding a 1797 letter by Benjamin Rush on slavery. In his opinion, "the framers of the Constitution seem to have regarded slavery as a dying institution, but the invention of the cotton-gin in 1793 gave it a new lease on life".
French physician. Letter (ALS). Describes an operation successfully performed on the Archbishop of Paris in 1774.
Physician and doctor of surgery of Tarascon, France (near Montpelier). There are several de Laudun family members who were physicians. Letter (ALS). Asks a Parisian colleague to look after his son, who travels to Paris to study surgery.
Swiss physiognomist. Letter (ALS). Writes of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, who ridiculed Lavater's science of physiognomy, and refuses to arbitrate a dispute between three other physiognomists, Schmohl, Simon and Schweighäuser.
French chemist. Letter (ALS). Lavoisier, who for some time controlled the monopoly of tobacco in France, advises Doirée to start trading in tobacco for his own account.
Autograph document, signed. A deposition presented to a grand jury, in which Lawrence accuses his servant, Peter Tom, of theft of opium and other patent medicines, and a Dr. Heerman of selling the stolen goods.
English surgeon. Letters (ALS), including a letter of sympathy to Mr. L. R. Koecker on the occasion of the death of his father, Leonard Koecker.
Medical student. Letters (ALS) to his father, congressman and attorney Thomas Lawyer (1785-1868), of Lawyersville, Schoharie Co., New York. Letters generally refer to his medical studies.
French physician. Autograph manuscript, signed. Record of a case involving calculi and urology.
Letter (ALS) regarding a social engagement.
Letter (ALS) on business matters.
Governor of Virginia (1791-1794). Two copies of a printed "Act to oblige vessels comming from foreign parts to perform quarantine" of the Virginia General Assembly. One copy bears a note by Lee on the reverse, stating that the law expires in October, but that the new law contains the same principles and regulations.
French surgeon. Note (ANS). Asks addressee to bring his "mémoire" to the evening's gathering.
Physician and politician of Pennsylvania. Letter (ALS). Writes of his part in the effort to impeach Governor Thomas McKean and asks Clay to obtain seeds of curious plants from a Captain Lewis for a visiting friend, Henry Muhlenberg.
Physician of Pontivy (Morbihan). Letter (ALS). Writes of the local elections.
French physician and inventor of surgical instruments. Note (ANS). Asks a colleague to assist him the next day.
English physician and chemist. Letters (ALS) relating to arrangements to lecture in chemistry and a brief biographical sketch.
Petition addressed "To his Excellency The President of the Confederate States of America" from the citizens of Cripple Creek, Wythe County, Va., strongly requesting the exemption of Dr. C.C. Campbell from war duties as he was the only physician in the area. Bears many signatures of male citizens of the town.
English Quaker physician and philanthropist. Holograph, with signature page missing. Writer's references to Waterhouse and Jenner signal his involvement in the promotion of vaccination. Writer also communicates his surprise at Frank's decision to take up a post at the University of Vilna. ALS from Lettsom to Miss Warren briefly mentions Thomas Joseph Pettigrew. Four ALS to Lettsom from various correspondents, B. Wilmer, L. Maclean, J. Murphy and W. May, relate to the Medical Society of London. A transcription, in an anonymous hand, of abolitionist verse by Lettsom is followed by a description of the setting of the gathering at which the verses were presented. On the verso of this is an autograph note, signed by Benjamin Wilson, 1801.
Boston homeopathist, medical reformer and pioneer in physical education. Letters (ALS). Writes to "my dear Holbrook" of his intention to start a school of physical education and to write a book and to Mr. Woolson, inviting both Woolson and his wife to join him that summer.
Letter (ALS). Reports that his grandson has been vaccinated by a Dr. Andrews.
German chemist. Letter (ALS). Liebig refers to Henry's visit to Giessen and inquires after his visit to Paris. He suggests that Henry might be interested in pursuing Edmund Davy's research on gases.
Surgeon of New York. Note (ANS). Thanks addressee for information received.
French surgeon. Note (ANS).
Quaker physician and surgeon, developed antiseptic prevention of wound infections. Two letters (ALS) and a fragment of an ALS. Lister writes to James Burn Russell, inquiring about the use and success of anti-plague sera against the plague in Glasgow, and to Herbert Edward Durham, on the question whether the mosquito is the carrier of the yellow fever agent, suggesting various experimental ways to discover the bacilli and establish their development within the organism of the mosquito.
Surgeon and anatomist. Letters (ALS). Loder writes of his situation and that of friends and family during the Napoleonic Wars, from Narva in 1806 and from Moscow in 1813. In the first letter, he bemoans the defeat of the German states; mentions the student unrest at the University of Halle and the subsequent closing of the university as yet another setback for the German nation; and sees Russia as the only "nation" which can now hope to defeat Napoleon. Loder, educated in Germany, was born in Riga, Estonia, and thus could be considered a Russian. In the second letter, he expresses fierce Russian nationalist sentiments, for which uncharacteristic effusions he explains that he cannot give reasons in writing. Probably he meant to appease the Russian censors. In this letter he details his efforts to organize and oversee the operation of the field hospital in Kassimoff and describes Moscow before and after the siege.
English physicist. Letter (ALS). Informs Lady Murray that at her request he is sending a book to the Hospital at Glasgow.
French sanitarian and psychiatrist. Letter (ALS). Declines appointment as an army doctor. Promises, however, to take care of the sick and wounded of the department if necessary.
Italian criminologist. 16 letters (ALS), 12 autograph postcards, signed.
Physician of Georgia, one of the first to use ether as an anaesthetic. Letters (ALS) from Long to the editor of The southern watchman, on the fictional character created by Long, Billy Muckly; a typescript of a poem by Mary McKinley Cobb, In memoriam, Dr. Crawford W. Long, discoverer of anesthesia; and a photostat of James Venable's account with Long for the first half of 1842. The letter and the typescript are annotated by Long's daughter, Emma M.
French surgeon; secretary of the Royal Academy of Surgery. Letter (ALS). Report of a meeting of the College of Surgeons. English translation available.
French physician. Note (ANS). Asks the President to recommend a doctor from the French garrison in Rome.
Surgeon General of the U.S. Army (1818-1836). Letters (ALS) to Thomas Aspinwall and to William Jenkins Worth relating to accounts and expenses to be paid by the Surgeon General's Office.
English banker, politician and pioneer in the experimental study of animal behavior. Letter (ALS). Asks for Evans' opinion in an unspecified matter and suggests that he come to the meetings of the Anthropological Institute.
Note (ANS). Instructs Mr. Buckman to deliver a copy of Lyall's "Travels" to the bearer of the note.
English geologist. Letters (ALS), including a letter from Hugh Swinton Legaré to Samuel Henry Dickson, introducing Lyell, and a letter relating to paleoanthropology, in which Darwin's work is briefly mentioned.
Manuscript in verse in an anonymous hand. Relates to French physician Théodore Tronchin.
English physician. Note (ANS). Requests a meeting with Bleadnell. On bottom portion of page, Bleadnell notes that he visited Sir James on January 9.
English laryngologist. Letters (ALS). Sends Mr. Garcia a prescription; informs a prospective patient about consultation fees; writes of the release of his book, The fatal illness of Frederick the Noble; and declines an offer to contribute to the periodical, The Ladies Home Journal.
Physician of Rhode Island. Letter (ALS). Writes regarding the settlement of an estate.
Physician and chemist of New York. Letter (ALS). Sends Mrs. Alston a description of a method for obtaining and purifying nitrous oxide.
North Carolina physician and professor of pharmacology. Leters (ALS, TLS and TL). MacNider writes to Dr. W. P. Kavanagh regarding a terminal case of myocardial infarction. Included is a typescript, unsigned, of a letter to MacNider from Kavanagh.
French experimental physiologist. Letter (ALS). Asks him to kindly give three or four baths free of charge to a servant girl of his wife who does not have the means to pay for them. Adds that next time he will recommend better patients.
French physician. Letter (ALS). Discusses the history and organization of l'Académie de Médecine.
Physician of Killingsworth, Conn. Holograph document, signed. A statement of Dodo Pierson's account with Maine. Maine's signature acknowledges receipt of payment.
French surgeon. Note (ANS), including a request to attend his dying daughter, and a recommendation of a M. Vautrin.
Document in French from Maltese branch of Knights Hospitaller. On vellum, faded ink. More modern stamp on document indicates that the document was in the "Archives de l'Ordre Malthe."
Swiss-born physician and chemist, educated at Edinburgh and served at Guy's Hospital in London. Collection of letters, chiefly to Marcet, the majority of which originate with Dr. John Yelloly (1774-1842), physician. Yelloly discusses the Royal Medical and Chirurgical societies at length, comments on Marcet's chemistry work, and congratulates Marcet on his appointment to the military hospital at Plymouth, and later on his appointment as honorary professor of chemistry at Geneva; he also mentions Marcet's wife's own published work on chemistry. Ten letters are from Sir Charles Blagden, and mention Berthollet, Banks, Thomas Young, and Prevost. There are seven letters from Sir Henry Holland asking about the use of Elaterium in cases of dropsy, and twelve letters from Thomas Young (1773-1829), discussing his professional plans, and a paper by Prevost. Includes a letter written in French whose references to Waterhouse and Jenner signal the writer's involvement in the promotion of vaccination.
French experimental physiologist. Letter (ALS). Expresses his thanks for help given one of his students.
French anatomist and pathologist. Note (ANS). Asks Boideau to examine the bearer of the note.
Circular letter, signed, soliciting contributions for the proposed institution from all towns within the Commonwealth. This exemplar is addressed to the town of Leicester and signed by Thomas H. Perkins, Daniel Sargent, Joseph May, Josiah Quincy, Tristram Barnard and Richard Sullivan.
Physician of Lyme, Conn. Documents, unsigned. Statements of accounts with doctors Elisha and Samuel Mather.
English physician and botanist. Letter (ALS). Thanks Knowles for news received.
Physician of Geneva. Letter (ALS). Matthey writes to Pacquin, the prison physician at Valence, of a Caesarian section operation and on obstetrics in general.
French physician. Letter (ALS). Submits, upon request, a bill for medical attendance.
English novelist, playwright, and short-story writer. Two letters (TLS) from Maugham, 1 letter (TLS) from A. F. Searle, Maugham's secretary. Correspondence relates to Bett's biography, "Sir John Bland-Sutton".
Director-General, Naval Medical Service during World War I. Reproduction of a photo of Sir Arthur May in naval uniform.
British physiologist and surgeon. Letter (ALS). Refers to Mayo's efforts to secure Davy's appointment as consulting surgeon at Yarmouth.
Professor of surgery at the Jefferson Medical College. Letters of recommendation written by McClellan, for William Milnor, Jr., with Prof. Jacob Green; for Robert J. Dodd; and for George R. Morton, with John Eberle, Prof. Smith, B. Rush Rhees and John Baines.
Physician, pupil of Benjamin Rush, and politician. Letters (ALS) from John Morgan, on the court-martial of William Shippen, and from Hugh Williamson, relating to family matters. Papers include a draft of a bill, An act to regulate the medical establishment, and a holograph copy of a poem sent to the editor of the Morning Chronicle, on the occasion of the death of John B. Caldwell, McHenry's brother-in-law.
Wife of President William McKinley. Letters (ALS). Personal letters by Ms. McKinley to her former doctor, S. Weir Mitchell. In the first letter, written before her husband's assassination, she thanks Mitchell for a copy of his book "Hugh Wynne". In the second, she hopes that Mitchell will be able to visit Canton, Ohio, for the dedication of a memorial to her husband.
Physician of New York. Letter (ALS). Recommends Dr. George W. Palmer for a position in the U.S. Navy. A note seconding McNaughton's recommendation added by Daniel Washburn.
English physician, collector and classical scholar. Mead writes to Anthony Askew, during period of Askew's medical studies in Leyden and his tour of the Continent, on classical studies. Papers also include a document of a legal transaction between Mead and a Mr. Gore.
Physician, scientist, philanthropist, and antiquarian of Philadelphia. Letters (ALS). Asks Rush to accept the enclosed check as payment of the teaching fee which Rush had waived for Mease in 1789. Mease also writes to John Jones of New York, on business matters; to Thomas Young of Savannah, on horticulture; to John Thompson, regarding the life of Charles Thomson; and to John F. Watson, with a reference to William D. Williamson.
Professor of physiology, Jefferson Medical College. Letter (ALS). Sends congratulations on the occasion of Loughlin's marriage.
Autograph document, signed. Attests that he attended a Madame Saussair for a rheumatic affection.
Chiefly letters to officers of the Mercantile Library Association of New York City.
Financier of Philadelphia. Papers include correspondence from John Jones, David Jackson and William Duncan, and statements of account with a dentist, physicians and pharmacists, including Andrew Spence, Philip S. Physick, Benjamin Rush, Nicholas Belleville, John Hart, John Ott and William Evans.
French naturalist and anatomist. Letter (ALS). Applies for the position of tutor in zoology and botany at the preparatory school and submits his qualifications and publications. Addended is a letter of recommendation from the Baron de Villefosse.
Scottish physician in New York. Document, signed by Simon Johnson, recorder of New York. Bond to keep the peace brought by Dr. James Magra against Dr. Peter Middleton and Dr. William Farquhar.
Physician of Barbados. Letter (ALS). Asks to be appointed one of the Inoculators of the London Vaccine Institution and that an occasional supply of vaccine virus be delivered by packet boat to the island.
French naturalist and antiquarian. Letter (ALS). Refers to the contents of a periodical, presumably the Magasin Encyclopédique, which he edited between 1795-1816.
English physician. Letter (ALS). Introduces the grandson of Richard Mead and son of Frank Nicholls. Briefly refers to Charles Blagden.
Belgian physician, naturalist and zoologist. Note (ANS). Sends an article.
Physician and scientist of Philadelphia. Mitchell corresponds with Oliver Wendell Holmes and Jacob Whitman Bailey regarding his book, On the Cryptogamous Origin of Malarious and Epidemic Fevers. Papers also include a line drawing, removed from Mitchell's son's copy of Gower's Lectures on the Diagnosis of Diseases of the Brain (1885); a letter of recommendation for Andrew Ellicott Kennedy; and printed sheet music, "Oh! Fly to the Prairie," with lyrics by Mitchell.
Physician and naturalist. Letters (ALS). Letters to surgeon Valentine Mott, horticulturalist William Robert Prince, to auditor and naturalist William Lee relate to natural history. Papers also include verses from Le Brun dedicated to Mitchill by Francesca Pascalis and a letter to her from her father, Felix Pascalis Ouviere. Mitchill also receives a letter of introduction from Robert Vaux. In 1928 Mary Mayes writes Dr. Braislin regarding the sale of Mitchill papers in her possession.
Surgeon to the Canada Forces raised in the colony of Rhode Island during King George's War. Letter (ALS). Moffatt asks to be reimbursed for personal expenditures in the acquisition of medical supplies.
English physician and writer. Letter (ALS). Writes on his novels Zeluco and Edward. On the reverse is a note that the letter was received of Captain Graham Moore, 1798, May 16.
Italian physician and anatomist. Autograph dedication in Italian by Morgagni. On the reverse of this is a note in German by Sigismund Breit. A letter in English from the Army Medical Library authenticates the signature to be that of Morgagni.
Physician. Autograph receipt, signed, of payment from Robert Carter for the medical service rendered to one of his slaves by a Mrs. Frances Morgan.
British physician. Letter (ALS). Petitions for the institution of Welsh language instruction in schools and the use of the Welsh language in courts and churches in those areas where the majority of the populace speaks only Welsh.
U.S. zoologist and director of the Peabody Museum. Letters (ALS) from Morse relating to his collection of Japanese pottery. Attached is an undated newspaper clipping regarding a lecture delivered by Morse at the Lowell Institute. Morse was professor of zoology at the Imperial University, Tokyo, between 1877-1880.
U.S. physician, anatomist and zoologist. Letter (ALS). Writes about his publications Synopsis of the Organic Remains of the Cretaceous Group and Crania Americana.
Physician, one of the first to discover the anesthetic properties of ether. Letter (ALS) to Benjamin Perley Poore and James Mandeville Carlisle.
English military physician. Letter (ALS). Writes of his arrival in Germany and of the English military medical service in general.
New York surgeon. Autograph letters and documents, signed. Includes letters to his father and brother from England, on British politics towards the United States and on the Continent; to Dr. Pollock informing him that he is unable to find a copy of his (Mott's) eulogy on Dr. John Revere; letters of recommendation; and receipts.
British geologist. Letters (ALS) dated 1857 on his publishers and his works and two samples of his signature.
English physician and antiquarian. Holograph letter, unsigned. Musgrave writes to Moyle on the Roman remains in Belga, a district of Roman Britain. The letter is in Latin.
British mathematician and geographer. Letter (ALS). Names an essay on African society as his choice for the prize essay.
Norwegian zoologist and oceanographer. Letter (TLS). Regretfully declines invitation to write an article.
U.S. physician. Salesman's instructions for presenting Naphey's book, The Prevention and Cure of Disease.
French surgeon. Letter (ALS). Prescribes treatment of a fistula on a joint by iodized injections, Burgrave dressings and sea baths.
Broadside, no illustrations. Detailed advertisement for health institution in Newport, Rhode Island, at the "corner of Mill and Spring Streets." With testimonials from Benjamin Waterhouse, Thomas Hersey, and others. C. Gardner's name appears as "Botanic Physician, Agent for Dr. Samuel Thompson." Printed by Jas. Atkinson.
Dentist from Massachusetts. Holograph document, signed. Receipt of payment for set of dentures.
British nurse and hospital and health care reformer. Papers include letters to William Howell Reed, thanking him for the gift of his Hospital Life in the Army of the Potomac (1866); to Lady Marian Alford, relating to the Lord Stratford de Redcliffe Memorial Fund; and a series of personal and very affectionate letters to Miss A. P. Lemon, later Mrs. L. Roscoria, a colleague and personal friend, regarding her health, as well as the illness of her mother, and affairs of the hospital. Other items are newspaper clippings about Nightingale and a postcard bearing her portrait.
U.S. physician. Manuscript pages from a proposed, but never published second and revised edition of North's book, A Treatise on a Malignant Epidemic, Commonly called Spotted Fever. Available are photographs of the title page of North's own copy of the book, which bears marginal notes in his hand. Reader is referred to the article by Pleadwell, "A new view of Elisha North ... ", in Annals of Medical History, 6 (1924). The manuscript and North's copy form the basis of this essay.
Editor of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin and reports. Letters (ALS) to Norton, from Canadian physician Sir James Alexander Grant (1831-1920), thanking him for the kindness shown during a visit to Baltimore, and from Canadian gynecologist John Clarence Webster, agreeing to write a review.
Professor of natural philosophy and civil engineering at Brown and Yale Universities. Letter (ALS). Writes of texts and supplies for the civil engineering class at Brown University.
German physician. Letter (ALS).
Physician and ethnologist of South Carolina. Note (ANS). Inquires about appropriate attire for an evening engagement.
German surgeon. Letter (ALS). Objects to the slanders against him printed in the "Neuesten Nachrichten" and in other papers.
Homeopathic physician of Rhode Island. Papers include letters from Dixon Hall Lewis and, in German, from Constantine Hering; prescriptions; and notes relating to social engagements.
English physician and philanthropist. Letter (ALS). Discusses the state of health of his patient, the Duchess of Newcastle, and his use of the Bath waters in her treatment.
French psychiatrist. Two letters (ALS). Asks that recipient permit Lallemand, Olivier's former intern, incorporate recipient's clinical notes and observations into his thesis for the Centre Neurologique at Montpellier.
French physician and author. Short letter in French written from Paris. Seems to be social in nature.
Physician and professor of Connecticut. Letter (ALS). Accepts the vice presidency of the American Institute of Instruction from Cushing, a Boston merchant and philanthropist.
Physician and lawyer of New York. Two letters (ALS) and a newspaper clipping. Ordronaux, then State Commissioner in Lunacy, writes to William Fairfield Warren, president of Boston University, that he must postpone his lectures in law at Boston University. He attaches a newspaper clipping which relates that a report critical of the management of the State Lunatic Asylum had been presented, but that the signatures of the doctors presenting the report had apparently been forged.
Physician, chemist and toxicologist. Letters (ALS). Letters of recommendation for a M. Tinville and a M. Gatteaux. The second letter is addressed to the Comte de Rambuteau and is co-signed by M. Cordier and M. Lavoint.
Physician, book collector and medical historian. Mostly letters (ALS and TLS) and a typed note, unsigned. Osler's correspondents include Arnold C. Klebs, S. Weir Mitchell, W. Fleming, Mrs. Parmelee, and Charles Loomis Dana. Letters relate to personal, family and professional affairs and Osler's interest in medical history.
U.S. geologist. Letter (ALS). Writes regarding arrangements for the proofreading of Parry's botanical report, to be published after his own geological report on the Northwest.
British zoologist and anatomist. Owen sends a report on a lecture on New Zealand birds to a Miss Bailey and wishes a Mr. Pearson professional success in Lancaster. The electrician Andrew Crosse writes to Owen of the discovery of insects in metallic solutions supposed to be destructive to organic life.
Letter (ALS). Informs a Miss Buck that he must leave early and that she should postpone her visit.
Medical receipt in an anonymous hand. The first page is a recipe for "Dr. Meads emultion for the lungs." On the verso, in a different hand, are two additional receipts: "Oyntment of tobacca" and "Lucutellus oyntment or balsome".
French surgeon. Note (ANS). Informs addressee that he will be detained by an operation and thus will not be able to meet at the appointed time.
Physician and historian. Letter (ALS). Responds to Green's request for the autograph of J. C. Breckinridge. Page served on Breckinridge's staff during the Civil War.
British surgeon and physiologist. Letters (ALS) relating to social engagements and to the anti-vivisection movement. A letter from Victor Horsley refers to Paget's lectures On the cause of the rhythmic motion of the heart.
British surgeon. Letters (ALS). Paget writes a cordial personal letter to a Dr. Ewens. Sir Frederick Treves writes Paget regarding the Research Defence Society.
Greek physician who practiced in Paris. Letter (ALS). Prescribes a course of treatment in a gynecological case.
Surgeon and anatomist in Philadelphia. Letter (ALS). A letter of recommendation for a former student, Dr. Bertolet.
French physician. Letter (ALS). Inquires about an occurrence of yellow fever.
U.S. surgeon and professor of surgery. Letter (ALS). Responds to an inquiry about family genealogy.
Physician of Philadelphia. Autograph document, signed. Certificate gives age, residence and illness of a William Stevenson.
Physician of Burlington, New York. Letter (ALS). Sends pamphlets on alcoholism and the medical jurisprudence of alcoholism.
U.S. naval surgeon. Letters (ALS). Personal and professional correspondence includes letters from R.N.D. Desgenettes, Jeffries Wyman, John Jeffries, John Collins Warren, James Thacher, Thomas M. Potter, George Hayward, John Witt Randall, Enoch Hale, John White Webster, Jerome van Crowninshield Smith, John D. Fisher, James Jackson and J.B. Whitridge. Also includes a letter from Parsons to his brother-in-law, Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Surgeon of King's College Hospital. Letter (ALS). Request for student tickets to the college lectures.
French physician and epidemiologist. Letter (ALS). Argues that his proposals regarding the stocks and stockholders of the New York Horticultural Society have been misconstrued.
French physician who wrote several books on lung diseases and electricity as a medical treament. Letter in French from Pascalis to a Baron regarding his nomination to the associates of the Academy. Translated into English. Accompanied by a small volume written by Pascalis.
Pharmacist in Chatelet. Letters (ALS) to M. Lebon, President of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium. Letters annotated by Lebon.
French physician and chemist. Papers include a letter requesting the transfer of a relative; a note on his work on rabies; autograph manuscript notes on a text by Edouard Dumas, which refer to incorrect calculations in Lavoisier's work; and six pages of holograph manuscript notes, corrected by Pasteur, on the proceedings of the Academy of Medicine, Paris, March 19, 1878, which relate to his work on anthrax.
Scottish physician and professor of surgery, practiced and taught in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Letter (ALS). Asks for the renewal of a note for $750.00.
Physician of Virginia. Letter (ALS). Gives various details about his life, citing correspondents of note and relating his part in the "Willie Patterson affair", in which Payne knocked down Patterson, apparently a prizefighter, for attacking Usher Parsons.
Letter (ALS). Communicates Estwick Evans' request for blank writs and summons. A typed transcript is available.
French surgeon and professor of surgery. Autograph document, signed. Attests to the state of physical health of one Jean Baptiste St. Pichon.
Two documents regarding vacancies at the Hospital, as well as a certification of Alexander Nesbitt's contribution of ten pounds, as witnessed by Mordecai Lewis, treasurer of the Corporation of Contributors. One list of patients along with their disorders, discharge status, etc.
Physician and professor of medicine of Philadelphia. Letter (ALS) to a E.K. Price and a letter (TLS) to a J.C. Green, thanking them for copies of articles received.
Scottish physician. Note (ANS). Autograph sample.
Physician of Geneva. Three letters (ALS). Inquires after mutual friends, among them George Pearson. Offers an account of his travels in eastern Europe, of his efforts to promote vaccination, of his research and experiments, and of the progress of the Napoleonic Wars.
German zoologist and explorer of the African continent. Letters (ALS). In 1856 Peters writes on specimens and drawings of sea mollusks. In 1876 he writes of the work of German physician and zoologist Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg.
French surgeon and professor. Holograph document, signed. Receipt of payment by M. Panckoucke, probably Charles Joseph Panckoucke (1736-1798), for work on the Dictionnarie de Chirurgie. ALS to Nicolas Dubois de Chémant, regarding personal, financial and professional matters. Dubois de Chémant's wife adds a postscript.
German hygienist, sanitarian and chemist. Letters (ALS). Writes of his publications on public health and on cholera.
English surgeon and antiquarian. Note, in an unknown hand, presents a gift from Pettigrew to the Countess of Blessington. Also in file is a 1933 newsprint article, "The frailities of Lady Blessington."
German bacteriologist. Autograph document, signed. Reports lab test results.
Holograph document, signed. Statement of provisions and stores delivered to the Philadelphia General Hospital from July 1778 to February 1779. Signed by Thomas Jones.
British eye surgeon. Letter (ALS). Phipps inquires about various book subscriptions.
Surgeon and professor of Philadelphia. Papers include a receipt for the sale of land signed by Physick's father, Edmund Physick, and receipts signed by Physick himself. Physick writes a letter of recommendation for William Milnor; responds to West Point cadet Ellis' inquiries regarding a thigh injury; and writes to Jasper Yeates about the unsatisfactory progress of Physick's student and Yeates' relative, J. Hand. Yeates' biography is detailed in a letter from Whitfield J. Bell to Henry Schuman.
Painter and sculptor. Note (ANS) in French, in which Picasso refers to his salt-free diet and arranges a meeting for the next day. Papers include a gallery exhibit guide, a publisher's catalog, and newspaper clipping.
French farmer and soldier. Typed document. Physician's record of Pierre's stay as a patient at the Centre Neurologique, Place de Rouen, for observation and treatment of a nervous disorder.
French man of letters. Letter (ALS). Pillet refers to Daniel Chodowiecki.
French psychiatrist. Note (ANS). Excuses his absence from a committee meeting.
Scottish chemist. Note (ANS), accompanying diagrams sent, and a certificate of attendance for John Moir.
New Hampshire Senator and Governor. Letter (ALS). Recommends the appointment of Dr. Timothy Johnson to a post with the New Hampshire troops to be raised against the Indians.
French experimental physiologist. Note (ANS). A prescription.
U.S. obstetrician and gynecologist. Letters (ALS) relating to his interest in and publications on history. A newspaper clipping accompanies letters.
French physician. Letter (ALS). Writes of his theories on the treatment of vaporous affections, as they will appear in the seventh edition of his work Traité des affections vaporeuses des deux sexes. He speaks of general opposition to his doctrines.
French surgeon and anatomist. Papers include ALS, a receipt for taxes paid, and a statement of service for Jacques François Baron. The fourth item is an English translation of a missing item.
Surgeon of New York. In his letter to Mason Fitch Cogswell, Post writes of the controversy among New York medical professionals over the establishment of a dispensary and a college of surgeons; refers to an attack upon William Dunlap; and comments upon Cogswell's ambitions to write an anatomy. A portrait of Post is attached.
French physician. Note (ANS). A prescription.
Physician and medical professor in Baltimore. Letter (ALS). A letter of recommendation for a Dr. Steinecke.
Philadelphia physician and Medical Director General in the Revolutionary War. Autograph and holograph documents, signed, for receipt of funds from Jonathan Trumbull for the running of the General Hospital in the Northern District. Both documents also bear receipts on the reverse side.
French physician. Note (ANS). Asks addressee to excuse and to notify others of his absence from a committee meeting.
French military surgeon. Letter (ALS). A prescription.
Member of the medical faculty at Montpellier. Letter (ALS) relating to a shipment of sulphate of quinine.
Physician of Philadelphia. Letter (ALS) relating to financial matters, in particular the sale of a house in order to pay off a number of debts.
British surgeon and historian of medicine. Letters (ALS). Power received letters from F. T. Bennett, on the relics of Everard Home; from Harvey Cushing, on the reception of Cushing's biography of William Osler; from George Mckay, inquiring about the Regimen Sanitatis Salerni; from Humphry Davy Rolleston, on Cushing's last days, as related to Rolleston by F. L. Pleadwell; and from Osler, regarding lectures by Morris Jastrow.
French anatomist and gynecological surgeon. Note (ANS) and a calling card, with mss, unsigned. Regarding social engagements.
Member of Prescott family of Massachusetts. Letter (ALS). Letters from family friend Benjamin Waterhouse (physician and professor at Harvard Medical School), W. Hiller, and brother Jackson Prescott give news of family and friends, inquire after the health of her father, Oliver Prescott (1731-1804, Revolutionary War soldier and jurist, mamber of the Middlesex Medical Association), and touch upon the question of household finances. There is also a letter from Oliver Prescott to John T. Little regarding the estate of a George Pierce, whose financial affairs involve Judge Jackson Prescott.
Virginia statesman. Letter (ALS). Introduces his brother-in-law, Dr. John Floyd, and recommends him for a position in the Medical Department.
English obstetrician. Signed note (ANS).
President of the World's Dispensary Medical Association. Letter (ALS). Regarding charges made by Wadsworth against Le Baron Bradford Prince of New Mexico.
English physician. Formerly known as Eskine, David Steuart, Eleventh Earl of Buchan. Autograph letter and prescriptions, signed. Pringle writes to the Earl of Buchan regarding Buchan's work on right-handedness.
Physician and medical professor of Charleston, South Carolina. Letter (ALS). Recommends Dr. Richard North for a position in the Medical Department of the United States Army.
English physician and chemist. Letter (ALS). Refers to the work of John Dalton.
Letter (ALS). Puente submits two recipes which he has found to be effective in the alleviation of yellow fever and asks that his findings be reported to the U.S. Consuls in Mexico and the Antilles and to the authorities in Vera Cruz, Havana and Philadelphia. Puente understood the yellow fever to be a kind of colic, a disease of the digestive organs.
French physician; physician to Napoleon's army in Egypt. Letter (ALS) from Pugnet to Benjamin Morel and a short description of Pugnet's life in an anonymous hand.
French obstetrician. Holograph manuscript, signed, on pregnancies and birth. The manuscript was first published in 1759.
New York physician. Letter (ALS). Certifies that Caroline Meyer is consumptive.
English physician. Letter (ALS). Writes of the publication of the Dictionary of Medicine, of which Quain was the editor.
Professor of anthropology at Brandeis University. Letters (ALS). William Osler writes about his work on Boerhaave and on the evolution of modern medicine. Fielding H. Garrison writes with instructions on how to obtain a copy of The History of Military Medicine.
Danish philologist and antiquarian. Letters (ALS). Rafn sends John R. Bartlett "an account of the ancient structure at Newport" and asks him to look into the account of sales of books and journals sent by the Société royale des antiquaires du nord. He writes to J. V. C. Smith to acknowledge receipt of the American Medical Almanac for 1841, sent by Smith.
Medical student. Letter (ALS). Writes to his mother of the his crowded daily schedule as a medical student and of his longing to return home to his family.
German surgeon. Letter (ALS) relating to the rewrite of Rammstedt's section of the fourth volume of the Handbuch der Chirurgie.
Physician and politician of Charleston, South Carolina. Holograph document, signed. Details the division of the trust estate of Ramsay by the commissioners appointed by the court of equity. Signed by commissioners, J. King, T. Smith and W. Simmons. Also signed by heirs and beneficiaries, J. W. Campbell, G. B. Reid, M. G. Ramsay, Sarah Ramsay, J. A. Ramsay, and W. G. Ramsay.
English obstetrician. Letter (ALS). Writes of cases of rupture of the uterus and provides the details of one particular case.
French physician and anatomist. Letter (ALS). Informs the President that he must decline the invitation of the British Medical Association because of other engagements.
French physician. Letter (ALS). Writes of his research on fumigation and refers to plans for the publication of the Annals de la medécine fumigatoire.
U.S. naturalist, zoologist and museum official. Letter (TLS). Writes regarding the acquisition of the Harriet Lane Johnston Collection for the National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian Institution.
U.S. botanist and agricultural writer. Letter (ALS). Reviews Procher's recently published book, Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural.
Physician and writer on the jurisprudence of insanity. Letter (ALS). Ray writes to Rev. Dr. Peabody, perhaps Andrew P. Peabody (1811-1893), of his plans to submit an article on Jarvis' Report, and to booksellers in Paris.
U.S. Roentgenologist and soldier during WWI. Letters (ALS) to his mother (Delia B. Reed), his father (Dr. William Reed), his sister and his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bailey). Most of the letters are written during his Medical Corps tour of duty in France, during training, deployment, from the battlefield, and following the armistice. The letters were sent from New York, Canada, Vermeuil, and Paris. There is also a typed transcript of a poem, "The Doings Over There," by Kent Thurber. Additional papers of Charles Bailey Reed, chiefly photographs and scrapbooks of print and ephemera, are held in the Rubenstein Library at Duke.
Physician, editor and educator. Note (ANS). Autograph sample.
New York engineer and professor. Letter (ALS). Renwick endorses The Magazine of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge.
Swedish anatomist. Letters (ALS). Retzius writes a letter of recommendation, in Swedish, and to C. F. Quintard, thanking him for the honor of the conferral of a diploma from the Aescalupian Society.
Physician of Boston. Fragment of a letter (ALS), with signature.
Various correspondence from individuals in Rhode Island addressing such topics as smallpox and smallpox inoculations, medical appointments, and other meetings.
French physician. Two notes (ANS).
British physician and professor of medicine. Autograph letters and cards, signed, to John Frederick Boyes, relating to various social engagements.
French surgeon. Undated letter (ALS) informs Orfila that he cannot continue his course because of illness. Holograph document, signed, attests that Sieur France is fit for military service.
French physiologist; received 1913 Nobel Prize for Physiology-Medicine. Two letters (ALS). In 1917 letter, expresses his opinion against the employment of capital punishment. In undated letter to Alfred Capus, writes regarding the Comédie Français, the writer étienne Dolet, and the actor Constant Coquelin.
French physician, specialist in the treatment of venereal disease. Letters (ANS). An invitation to a concert and a note to a patient regarding the course of treatment.
Physician and botanist active in Louisiana; served on U.S. Sanitary Commission to study causes of yellow fever. Letter (ALS) to S. B. Buckley. Riddell writes of his herbarium of Louisiana and Texas plants. Also an autographed title page of Riddell's Introductory Lecture, on Our Knowledge of Nature, the Natural Sciences, and on Certain Truths Revealed by the Microscope (1852).
French physician; wrote his thesis in 1871 on maternity cases in a Rouen hospital. Manuscript seems to be medical evaluation of patient. Mentions vital signs, suppurations, oedema.
English surgeon, early advocate of vaccination. Manuscript. A report of the findings of the investigation by a deputation of the Royal Jennerian Society into the reputed failure of vaccination in Cambridge. The investigators consider the claims of Sir Isaac Pennington, an opponent of vaccination. The report is also signed by Frederick Thackeray and Hugh Blair.
French physician. Letter (ALS). Informs addressee that his apartment is ready and warns him that recently there have been several cases of cholera in Paris.
Military physician. Letter (ALS). Discusses the relative merits of Cassels' and the salt pack methods in the treatment of fractures.
U.S. historian of medicine and editor. Material includes letters (nine TLS and two ALS). Most letters are addressed to Victor Robinson, as editor of the journal Medical Life. One letter is addressed to William J. Robinson, editor of The Critic and Guide. Correspondents include Otto Juettner, his wife Estelle, Henry E. Sigerist (historian of medicine), Arturo Castiglioni, G. C. Grippen, J. R. de la Torre-Bueno, Sarah I. Morris and Alfred A. Knopf. Grippen requests a review of Sir Marc Armand Ruffer's book, Studies in the Palaeopathology of Egypt. Torre-Bueno requests a review of E. B. Krumbhaar's English translation of Castiglioni's work, A History of Medicine. Juettner submits his work, Daniel Drake and his Followers (1909) for review. Material also includes a bookplate and Christmas card of Castiglioni as well as a newsprint article regarding and the program of a farewell dinner for Sigerist.
U.S. Naval officer. Letter (ALS). An enthusiastic response to Barton's efforts to introduce citrus fruits and fruit juices into the diet of Navy servicemen as a preventive against scurvy.
U.S. lawyer and politician. Letter (ALS). Writes of the nutritional and medicinal value of vegetable salts.
German physician, physician to King Otto of Greece. Letter (ALS). Introducing Dr. Earle.
French physician. Letter (ALS). Refers to the death of M. Taber, a mutual acquaintance.
New York physician. Letter (ALS). Asks for information on the working of the Common School System of Syracuse, New York.
Physician of Norwich, Connecticut. Holograph deed, signed. Deed of land sale, by Samuel Bliss to Thomas Buchard and Thomas Buchard, Jr. The deed was witnessed, and signed, by Rogers.
British physician, Oxford professor, historian of medicine. Letters (ALS) from many notable members of the British medical establishment, including William Bateson, John Bland-Sutton, Byrom Bramwell, Yandell Henderson, Thomas Jeeves Horder, Arthur F. Hurst, Robert Hutchison, James Mackenzie, Arthur Salusbury Macnalty, Norman Moore, Berkeley Moynihan, Charles Samuel Myers, George Newman, D'Arcy Power, Charles Scott Sherrington, and Grafton Elliot Smith. Foreign correspondents include Pierre Marie and Karl Sudhoff. Most letters are of a casual social nature, though reference is often made to Rolleston's lectures and publications. A complete list of correspondents is available.
U.S. eye and ear specialist. Note (ANS). Summarizes Webster's definition of surgery, as "the science and art of healing disease by manual operation".
U.S. physician, medical director of the Army of the Frontier during the Civil War, and minister to Chile. Letter (ALS). Root writes of his practice among the poor of Chile, of the small pox epidemic, and of his travels in South America.
British physician, specialist in tropical diseases. Papers include letters from Ross and from Maude Alice Henry Lafford, possibly Ross's personal secretary, to R. L. Mégroz. These letters relate to Ross's literary work. Papers include the typescript of Ross's "Ring of Fire" and "Midsummer Madness". There are also letters to Mégroz from publishers and from the British Broadcasting Company regarding articles and programs on Ross and his work on malaria. Papers include reprints, photos, a copy of Ordinance no. 22 of 1910 and an obituary of Ross from the British Medical Journal.
French bacteriologist and director of the Pasteur Institute, Paris. Two letters and an autograph manuscript, signed, convey Roux's suspicions that the removal of Dr. Remlinger, the French head of the Constantinople branch of the Pasteur Institute, was due to German intrigue. There is also a note to M. Ernst Fritz Katz.
French physician. Letter (ALS). Asks if papers submitted for contests of the Société de médecine are returned after the announcements of the awards.
Physician. Manuscript (AMS). Royle's detailed report to Adam, Secretary to the Medical Board, Fort William, of the death from cholera of surgeon Henry Cavell.
Prescription written on small piece of paper, "for Wm. Edw. Thornton" or "Thorndon." Seems to contain calomel and a sulphur compound. Unclear why creator name is William Rush - his name does not appear on note.
Physician. Autograph document, signed. An itemized statement of the amount owed by the Province of the Massachusetts Bay to Charles Russell for services rendered.
London attorney. Inquiry to an unknown person about when "plates" will be ready. His home address is at top: Summer Place.
Physician of Philadelphia. Holograph document, signed. Diploma granted by Edinburgh University, signed by Alexander Monro, William Cullen, and Alexander Monro, Jr., among others.
French physician. Notes (ANS). Prescribes a diuretic diet and daily sea baths.
French surgeon. Note (ANS).
Document, signed. John Mitchell petitions the Hospital for admittance. The Hospital receives the promise of John Haighton, physician, to supply the patient with clean body linen weekly and to remove the body at his expense, if the patient should die within the Hospital's care.
Admiral of the Blue and Commander-in-Chief, British Navy. Papers relate to the British naval hospital at Gibraltar and include weekly reports on the state of the hospital at Port Mahon, signed by John Gray, surgeon; list of gratuitous medicines, signed by Gray; account of lemons issued, signed by Gray; returns of the sick and wounded, signed by J. Gardiner, surgeon; reports on the state of the naval hospital at Gibraltar, signed by John Weir and Edward Vaughan; lists of hospital expenditures, and correspondence. Correspondents include St. Vincent, Captain Duckworth, Weir, Vaughan, R. Blair, W. Gibbons, J. Johnston, and Gilbert Blane, Henry Semple, from the French surgeons on the Luise Cherie, and printed material.
British surgeon. Letters (ALS). Salmon writes to a Miss Acton, a former patient, referring to his health and to the election of assistant surgeons at St. Mark's Hospital.
A variety of early documents recording payments to various doctors for their services for the town and medical treatments for townspeople, among them "paupers." There are quite a few references to smallpox. There is a mention of a board of health.
Italian pathologist and hygienist from Arezzo, Italy. Letter (ALS). Declines invitation to become a member of the National League, "Pro-Italia".
English physician and historian. Notes (ANS). Sandwith writes to his publisher regarding the date of publication of his new book and to a Miss Pike regarding the dates of his departure from and return to England.
Small note recording the payment for services.
U.S. Army surgeon. Letter (ALS). Satterlee appeals to Worth, informing him that horses intended for the ambulance train were taken by cavalry company captain Philip Kearny.
English physician and chemist. Note (ANS). Requests that bearer be given a copy of his work on mineral waters, as well as his book on the liver. Note is attached to short biographical sketch.
Patient at the New York St. Asylum, Utica, New York. Papers consist of three types of material: correspondence, loose manuscript leaves, and manuscript notebooks. Correspondence consists of letters written by Sayer, his wife, Sarah A. Sayer, and the Superintendent at the Asylum, John Gray, during Sayer's stay at the Asylum. Loose manuscripts consist of miscellaneous notes, a poem, Sayer's teacher certification, and the school lists of both Sayer and his wife, then Sarah Ann Bennet. Notebooks: "Sketches of Life" (a journal, tp., 23 pp., 1842-1859); "A Book Intended for Writings" (notebook of essays and poems, tp., 23 pp., 1837); and an algebra notebook (tp., 85 pp., 1833) with notes on town bonds at the end (3 pp., 1872).
U.S. orthopedic surgeon. Note (ANS). Introduces Dr. Grant, a Canadian surgeon.
German clinician. Note (ANS). Informs addressee that he will be away for a few days.
Civil War Union Army surgeon. Letter (ALS). Schenck informs Brinton that the medicines he requested have been dispatched, speaks disparagingly of "Sanitarians" and "Nightingales", and refers to the hospital boats at the Landing.
German surgeon. Note (ANS). Informs addressee that he will be unable to meet as planned.
English physician. Papers relate to Schomberg's petition and appeal to become a member of the Royal College of Physicians. Schomberg was summoned by the President and Censors of the College, to be examined for a license. He declined to do so and his practice was interdicted. Schomberg then commissioned Sir George Lee to test the legality of this decision.
German zoologist. Letter (ALS). Sends a question of nomenclature for publication in the Zoologischer Anzeiger.
Commander of the Northern Department of New York during the American Revolution. Letter (ALS). Schuyler, a chronic sufferer of gout, gives his case history and writes of Samuel Stringer's prescribed treatment against gout, the inhalation of oxygen.
Physician. Holograph receipt, signed by John S. Jewett for payments received for Dr. John Sears from the town of Sharon.
French medical historian. Letters (ALS). Semelaigne and Henri Colin write about plans for the celebration of the centennial of the death of Philippe Pinel. Semelaigne was Pinel's grandnephew and head of the centenary committee.
Rhode Island army surgeon. Holograph receipt, signed by Senter for payment received from Capt. Benjamin Fry for medical treatment and medicine between 1787 and 1792.
Physician of Washington, D. C. and professor at Columbia College. Letters (ALS). Sewell writes to Rev. David Benedict, on fundraising efforts for the College, and to Tristam Burges, regarding the health of Burges' daughter and referring to various medical publications.
Boston physician. Letters (ALS and TLS) to Shattuck regarding Harvard Medical School history and the raising of funds for a bust of John Collins Warren (1778-1856). Notable correspondents include Frank Billings, Henry Ashbury Christian, John Miller Turpin Finney, Joel Ernest Goldthwait, Elliott Proctor Joslin, Richard Pearson Strong, Edward Wyllys Taylor, John Collins Warren (1866-1932), and Aldred Scott Warthin. Papers also include letters to the Arnold family of Paris from Shattuck's father, George Cheyne Shattuck, Jr. (1813-1893), and his grandfather, George Cheyne Shattuck (1783-1854). There is also a newspaper clipping of an obituary for G. C. Shattuck, Jr.
Physician and botanist of Charleston, South Carolina. Letter (ALS). Asks whether Thacher received a parcel of books and articles sent to him by way of his neighbor.
Holograph note. Accepts invitation to luncheon by the Trustees of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Philadelphia physician. Letters (ALS) to an Alexander Wilcocks and a note (ANS) certifying that Jacob Hicks attended his lectures upon anatomy, surgery and midwifery.
Physician and botanist of Kentucky. Note (ANS). Asks that Buchanan hold three parcels for him.
Letter (ALS). Thanks addressee for prints sent to the Princess Charlotte.
French ophthalmologist. Letters (ALS) to a prospective patient and a holograph prescription, signed.
German obstetrician. Letter (ALS). Relates information on a parasite.
Physician. Note (ANS). Attests that Sill attended M. August Gaschet during the latter's illness.
Physician and chemist of New Haven, Connecticut. Note (ANS). Sends autograph for Waldron's autograph collection.
Scottish obstetrician; introduced use of chloroform. 92 ms. leaves of Simpson's notes on obstetrics, H.A. Kelly's description of contents of notes, six items printed material, four ALS from Simpson, a holograph poem, a signed calling card, and ms notes on Simpson in Kelly's hand. In his letters, Simpson writes of acupressure, animal magnetism, smallpox, scarlet fever, classical education, the importance of physical exercise and electoral politics. Printed material relates to members of the Simpson family, including Alexander Russell Simpson and Margaret Stewart Barbour. In his notes, Simpson writes of diseases of the placenta and the fetus, of pregnancies, abortions and premature labor, and of the use of collyria in the treatment of eye diseases.
New York gynecologist. Letter (ALS). Description of his collection of books and manuscripts.
English obstetrician. Two letters (ALS), regarding an upcoming operation and a social call, and an autograph signature sample.
Historian of science and medicine. Letter (TLS). Thanks Sir D'Arcy for loan of his copies of "the Leechdoms", probably referring to Thomas Oswald Cockayne's "Leechdoms, Wortcunning, and Starcraft of Early England."
British anatomist and anthropologist. Smith argues that the feeling of shame is encouraged by the wearing of clothes and not vice versa.
Physician of Boston. Letter (ALS). Explains his absence at forthcoming meetings and the need to defer the lecture due from him.
Surgeon. Letter (ALS). Writes of the circumstances of the death of Grier's son in the explosion of The Miami.
English physician. Letter (ALS). Explains that he must defer giving his lectures on fever until the end of the course and that the fever hospital is not yet set up to receive patients.
English physician. Note (ANS). Certifies that Edmund Green is suffering from inflammation in the chest.
New Hampshire physician and surgeon; noted for his studies on yellow fever and for the founding of the U.S. Pharmacopoeia. Letters (ALS), including two photostats. Most are addressed to Spalding. Correspondents include: Ezekiel Porter, Arthur Livermore, S. L. Mitchill, Nicholas Rousselet, B. Waterhouse, S. Ricketson, W. H. Woodward, Clement Storer, G. Richards, W. D. Peck, N. Potter, Ebenezer Lerned, J. C. Warren, C. Wistar, J. Langdon, J. A. Smith, G. C. Shattuck, H. U. Onderdonk, J. L. E. W. Shecut, J. De La Motta, William Eustis Langdon, and S. N. Trevett. Matters discussed include: the cause and prevention of yellow fever and the promotion of the Pharmacopoeia. Reference is also made to medical periodicals, e. g. The New England Journal of Medicine, The Medical Repository, and the Medical and Philosophical Journal and Review. Letters from U. Parsons, Sir Robert Perceval and M. Rouviere offer a view of European medicine, referring to J. Abernethy, Sir E. Home, Sir C. Bell, Sir W. Lawrence, W. T. Brande and J. P. Frank, and of the influence of books by Americans such as J. Gorham, P. Cleaveland and B. Rush.
Physician from New Bedford, Mass. and surgeon on board the Mahaska during the 1860s; published The Differential Calculus in 1865 (Boston). A letter from New Bedford, September 1860, titled "Copy of Dr John Spare's letter to his son John V. Spare on obscure parts of mathematical text books," follwed by and bound with, a 14-page commentary on Benjamin Pierce's mathematical treatises, with special attention to "Taylor's Theorem," prefaced by The whole manuscript was copied by a Prof. B. [Benjamin] Peirce, who is referred to in Spare's letter and is the subject of the commentary.
Microscopist. Letter (ALS) to a client. He quotes prices for various optical and astronomical instruments and describes the manufacture of microscopes in the mid-nineteenth century.
A former patient of Power. Letter (ALS) expressing gratitude.
German phrenologist. Note (ANS). An autograph signature sample.
Ophthalmic surgeon of Boston and New York. Letter (ALS). Claims that Townsend cannot have a grievance against him, since he has never met Townsend.
English dermatologist. Letter (ALS). Thanks the editor of a periodical for printing a notice of his lecture.
New York surgeon. Letters (ALS). Stevens writes a letter of recommendation for a Doctor Morgan and comments upon a case of Pott's Disease.
British student of psychoanalysis. Two holograph manuscripts; clean copies, with some corrections. "Visit to the Zurich School" is a transcript (30 pp.) of interviews with members of the "Zürich School" of psychoanalysis, including C. G. Jung, Oskar Robert Pfister, Alphonse Maeder, Paul Federn, Emil Oberholzer and Eugen Bleuler. "My Analysis with Freud" is a transcript (44 pp.) of 15 sittings with Sigmund Freud. Stirling-Gilchrist claims to be a student of W. H. R. Rivers.
Ophthalmic and otological surgeon of Washington, D. C. Letter (ALS). Stone writes as a member of the Board of Health of Washington, D. C., of the dangers arising from the smoke and ashes falling on Washington from the burning of dead army animals in Virginia.
Pioneer of birth control and sexual education. Letters (ALS) from Stopes to Lord Samuel and TL, presumably from Lord Samuel, to Stopes. In this exchange, Lord Samuel declines Stopes' request to review her collection of poems, We Burn, in his upcoming presentation to the English Association.
U.S. ichthyologist and obstetrician, 1804-1890. Letter (ALS). Invites Putnam and family to attend his lectures on natural history.
Numismatist of Boston. Note (ANS). Thanks Norton for his gift of the medal of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland.
Physician of U.S. Revolution. Note (ANS). Autograph signature sample.
French physician, surgeon and librarian. Note (ANS) to M. Caccia.
Letter from a resident of Blackshear [?] to a Dr. James S. Sullivan, sent by her servant Jane, thanking him for the loan of a book to her son Edward. Probably Dr. James Swan Sullivan (1809-1874), who practiced in Savannah.
Noted quack doctor. Letter (ALS). Assures the Major that though his panacea may or may not be of service to his daughter, it will surely do no injury to her.
Dutch physician; personal physician and advisor to Empress Maria Theresa. Note (ANS). Reviews A. M. Salvini's Italian translation of Xenophon of Ephesus, "Di Senofonte Efesio degli Amori di Abrocome e d'Anzia", sent to the Empress Maria Theresa by the Chancellery of Hungary. Condemns the essay appended to the second edition of the volume, "Cicalata sopra una certa curiosa statuetta," as "tresí impudique". Note is evidence of Swieten's function as censor to the Empress' library. A typed transcript and an English translation are available.
Physician of Philadelphia. Holograph documents, signed. Swift's accounts against Jonathan Hufty (1778) and against Jacob Laughlin (1776-1779). On the reverse of each account, Justice of the Peace William Rush notes Swift's sworn testimony that accounts have not been paid (1782).
British surgeon and gynecologist. Two letters (ALS) to an unnamed American surgeon, in which Tait claims to have been misquoted; a newspaper clipping, which refers to accusations against Tait by Dr. E. W. Cushing; and a pamphlet by Tait, which informs the members of the council of the British Medical Society that the charges brought against him by Dr. Ernest Hart are false.
French physician. Note (ANS).
French physician and writer on medical jurisprudence. Note (ANS).
French obstetrician. Note (ANS).
Letter (ALS). Invites Hume to pay a call. Refers to a Sir Robert Crawford.
New York physician. Letter (ALS). Taylor writes to Remsen, a banker, seeking a loan to start him in his profession and reviews his financial history.
British surgeon. Letter (ALS). Concurs with Rolleston's opinion that publication of Teale's and Allbutt's paper on the surgical treatment of tuberculous glands is unnecessary at the present time.
Physician of Bruxelles. Note (ANS).
French surgeon. Note (ANS). Sets a time to meet the next day.
English novelist. Letter (ALS) thanking Dexter for the attention and care he received during an attack of fever while on his second tour of the United States.
French physician. Autograph document, signed by Thauraux, for the receipt of seventy-two livres from the estate of M. Guilhier.
Swedish biochemist, born 1903; received 1955 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Manuscript (AMS), unsigned. Incomplete manuscript of a study on enzymes and enzyme activation.
French surgeon and soldier. Certifies Thibault as Surgeon, Third Class, with the Seventh Regiment of the Light Cavalry. Signed by the Inspector-Generals of the "Service de Santé des Armées", including J. F. Coste, P. Bayen, and N. Heurteloup.
Physician. Letter (ALS). Prescribes a course of treatment for tumors, including the application of leeches.
New York obstetrician and gynecologist. Letters (ALS) and manuscript, signed. Letters from Thomas to Robert P. Harris, of Philadelphia, statistician of cases of Caesarean section and extra-uterine pregnancy in New York City and its environs. Manuscript, signed, appears to be a questionnaire sent by Harris and filled out by Thomas on a case of gastro-hysterotomy.
French surgeon and soldier. Certifies Thomassin as Surgeon in Chief with the Army of the Rhine and Moselle. Signed by members of the "Conseil de Santé", including J. F. Coste, P. Bayen, and N. Saucerotte.
Massachusetts physician. Letter (ALS). Thompson refers to President Andrew Jackson's visit to the Bunker Hill monument in Boston and describes Commodore Jesse D. Elliott, the commander of the Charleston Navy Yard.
British surgeon. Note (ANS), a dinner invitation, and a letter (ALS), advocating the adoption of the practice of cremation. Items are accompanied by a bibliographic note describing Thompson's dinner parties.
French physician. Note requesting that addressee communicate information regarding veterinary schools directly to Lieut. Cabanis.
Pioneer, philanthropist and founder of Throop University, later the California Institute of Technology. Letter (ALS) to his nephew, then a student at Phillips Exeter Academy. Throop praises the academic reputation of the school, relates news of a cotton mill fire and reports on the health of various family members.
Physician of Salisbury, Conn. Accounts of expenses incurred by the town of Salisbury and by various inhabitants against Dr. Luther Ticknor. Papers also include Adam Reid's Discourse delivered at the funeral of Luther Ticknor.
German anatomist and physiologist. Note (ANS). Requests a meeting with recipient.
Patent granted to Tiemann for a surgical instrument called the scarificator. Consists of a form statement, signed by President Andrew Jackson; three drawings of the instrument; and specifications regarding the instrument, written and signed by Tiemann. Patent issued in 1834 and renewed in 1846.
Army surgeon and politician. Letter (ALS). Informs Dr. Perlee that his, Tilton's, leg must be amputated and summons him to perform the operation.
U.S. physician and botanist. Papers consist mostly of letters written to Torrey by professional colleagues, botanists and geologists involved in exploration and surveyor expeditions. Notable correspondents include Louis Agassiz, A. D. Bache, Spencer Fullerton Baird, George Bentham, Jacob Bigelow, James Dwight Dana, William Darlington, Amos Eaton, Ebenezer Emmons, Asa Gray, A. Guyot, Robert Hare, Joseph Henry, Edward Hitchcock, John Lindley, Josiah Clark Nott, C. S. Rafinesque, and John White Webster. A complete list of correspondents is available.
Physician. Holograph document. Statement of payment due from Major Joshua Huntington for medical services for the years 1776-1778.
Physician-General of the Northern Division of the Medical Department of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Letter (ALS). Treat requests medical supplies and reports of Indian atrocities on the frontier.
British surgeon. Letter (ALS). Informs Talbot that upon his return to London he will suggest the appointment of a subcommittee to report upon a certain matter.
French clinician. Letter (ALS). Asks Collard to befriend a St. Marc, who seeks reinstatement to his former position as principal of a college.
English psychiatrist. Autograph manuscripts, signed. Two sonnets, on his mother's miniature and on the burial of his son, April 20, 1883.
Naval surgeon. Letter (ALS). In this letter written two months before his death on Nov. 20, 1854, Turk writes of attending "the Lectures" in Philadelphia, recounts youthful escapades and speaks of his family.
English physician and botanist. Letters (ALS) from naturalist James de Carl Sowerby and from the founder of the Linnean Society, Sir James Edward Smith, on botany.
Physician. Letter (ALS). Requests funds to purchase instruments and supplies, including blankets, bandage linen and a tourniquet, to be used in military service.
Physician. Holograph document, signed by Fre. Smythe, is a New Jersey medical license. Note (ANS) documents his finding that a William Young is fit for mustering, an IOU, and the receipt of dividends from shares in the Ohio Company.
Rhode Island physician. Letter (ALS). Turner appeals to Major Milo Mason and to William Hunter for help in unspecified matters.
Surgeon. Letter (ALS). A copy of his letter to Miss "Fanny" Clifton, written hours before his departure to the Mediterranean for Naval service, in which he passionately bids her farewell.
Physician. Letter (ALS). Proposal to erect a monument in honor of the passage of the Reform Bill.
Scientist and natural philosopher. Letter (ALS). Tyndall inquires after "the character of the instruction" received by the two sons of a deceased acquaintance.
German psychologist and philosopher. Autograph postcard, signed. A biographical note accompanies card.
Italian physician and scientist. Consists of various letters (ALS) to and from Vallisnieri.
Homeopathic physician. Letter (ALS). Prescribes a course of treatment for a child patient.
English physician and solicitor, who moved to the U.S. after the French Revolution. Autograph letter, unsigned. Invites Judge Bowen to dine at his house during his stay in Stroudwater.
French chemist and neurochemist. Letter (ALS). Recommends a M. Gallet for a position of copy clerk.
French surgeon. Letters (ALS). Correspondents include: M. Letulle and M. Palla. Discusses patients and a conference presided over by V. Cornil.
French anatomist, member of the faculty of medicine at Montpellier. Manuscript (AMS). Prescribes course for treatment, including purging and a milk diet, for a case involving respiratory and digestive disorders.
Letter (ALS). Sends a copy of his latest work.
German physiologist. Letter (ALS). Sends copies of a lecture to a colleague in Baltimore.
Card signed by Swale Vincent, 17-10-1919.
German pathologist. Letters (ALS). Writes a note of thanks and sends instructions to his publisher.
German urologist. Letter (TLS). Reports that a manuscript will be ready on April 1, 1925.
French physiologist. Letter (ALS). Writes regarding the editing of a publication on Parkinson's disease.
English surgeon. Letter (ALS). Inquires whether addressee possesses the proof impression of a portrait.
Suffrage activist and pioneer female surgeon. Letters (ALS). Walker writes to a Daniel P. Farrington, regarding her actions to secure voting rights for women, and to a Ralph Greenbaum, expressing her desire to build a hospital, home and school for tuberculosis patients.
English novelist and social worker. Letter (ALS). A social letter.
English surgeon and ophthalmologist. Letter (ALS). Writes to his publisher concerning the second volume of his work, Morbid Anatomy of the Human Eye.
Physician and ophthalmic surgeon of Massachusetts. Letter (ALS). Reports no great change in the condition of a Miss Andrews and prescribes various medicines.
A record, possibly written by Warner, of the amount owed by Warner to Dr. Thomas Miner for services to himself to treat a case of syphilis.
Boston surgeon. Letters (ALS), including a description of the Siamese twins Chang and Eng, prescriptions and a letter of recommendation, and newspaper clippings of obituary notices.
English physician and novelist. Letter (ALS). Declines an invitation and relates personal news.
Lawyer from New York, practiced in New Orleans. Letters (ALS) to his sister, Helen, and her husband, Henry F. Jones, in which he describes his legal career and life in New Orleans. He refers to epidemics of yellow fever and cholera and notes that the climate is considered to be beneficial to tuberculosis patients.
Notes (ANS). A note and a prescription from surgeon Edwin Canton. A note for physician William Bell.
Professor of chemistry at Harvard University. Letter (ALS). Instructions for the forwarding of some books and for the purchase of a map of the Hudson River.
German biochemist. Postcard, signed. Writes regarding a recently published article by Ehrlich.
Physician. Holograph document, signed by Weitzel. Statement of amount due to physician John Weitzel for attendance and medicine to two wounded men at prison district 96 in South Carolina.
U.S. physician, scientist, and educator. A group of letters spanning Welch's career, chiefly written to him, but including one early 1887 letter returning a revised manuscript to Dr. Canfield. One notable letter introducing Welch, then at Johns Hopdkins, to Congressman Robert Bremner, is signed by Woodrow Wilson from the White House in 1913. Includes many pieces of correspondence to and from Wilburt C. Davison of the Duke University School of Medicine, including a 1933 telegram to Welch on the occasion of the 2nd anniversary.
Dentist of Hartford, Conn. A copy of The Hartford Times (May 25, 1839), in which Wells advertised his dental practice. A letter from Wells' widow, Elizabeth Wells, regarding her husband's claim to be the discoverer of anesthesia.
Physician of Providence, Rhode Island. A statement of charges accrued during the last illness of Col. Smith and clippings of obituary notices.
Irish physician, father of Oscar Wilde. Note (ANS). Accepts invitation.
Letter (ALS). Inquires after a paper submitted for publication.
Professor of obstetrics, College of Physician and Surgeons of the Western District, University of the State of New York. Letter (ALS) of recommendation for Doctor Forester Dexter.
English surgeon. Three letters (ALS). Pertains to the exchange of copies of a book by Wilson. Wilson asks for Hunt's marked copy and offers a fresh copy. Third unrelated letter.
English physician. Letter (ALS). Writes regarding the publication of the second volume of his work, Commentaries, with the firm of Cadell and Davies of London.
Physician and professor of anatomy. Papers include a receipt of payment for attendance by Wistar upon a Wm. Cohen, and an 1839 invitation card to a Wistar Party.
Philadelphia therapeutist. Letter (ALS). Refers the addressee to Alfred Stillé's and John Shaw Billings' writings on cholera.
U.S. naval surgeon. Autograph manuscript. Part of Wood's journal of a trip accompanying President Zachary Taylor.
Physician of Groton, Conn. Letter (ALS). Woodbridge writes to his son concerning a land controversy involving the dower of Mrs. Mumford.
British physician. Autograph document, signed. A receipt of payment from Wm. Phillips.
Physician. Letter (TLS). Asks that the use of the club be extended to J. W. Babcock of Columbia, South Carolina.
English medical writer. A prescription, signed.
German physician. Letter (ALS). Describes the case history of Prince Frederick of England, who suffered from attacks of intermittent fever and convulsive asthma.
Letter (ALS)addressed to Zoological Society leaders from an Anna Maria Dawes, listing names of individuals in support of her proposal to the Society to offer "ices, confectionery &c." at the Society's Garden, which opened to members in 1828. Signed by 16 men, including Henry Halford, royal physician, scientist William Haseldine Pepys (related to a first cousin of Samuel Pepys), and physician George Birkbeck.
Josiah Trent was a thoracic surgeon, Duke Medical Center faculty member, historian, and collector of rare book and manuscripts dealing with the history of medicine and medical practice. Many of these purchases were made from Henry and Ida Schuman, rare book dealers based in Detroit, then in New York City, with whom Josiah Trent would form a long friendship. Trent was born in August 1914 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Trent received his Bachelor's degree from Duke University, completing his B.A. studies in three years, and entered the University of Pennsylvania Medical School medical school at age 19, graduating in 1938. He married Mary Duke Biddle in 1939. During their ten years of marriage they had four children. In those same years, besides his career as a surgeon, Trent gave lectures on the history of medicine, was chairman of the Duke Hospital Library Committee and served on the executive committee of the Friends of the Library At Duke University. He was also an Honorary Consultant of ate Army Medical Library.
Dr. Trent died at an early age from lympho-sarcoma in 1948. A few years later, his widow, Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans, presented the Duke Medical Center Library with the Josiah C. Trent Collection on the History of Medicine. At the time of his death, his library contained nearly 4,000 volumes and thousands of manuscripts, including the collection of rare and unique history of medicine manuscripts described in this finding aid.
- Trent, Josiah C. (Josiah Charles), 1914-1948
- Autographs -- Collections
- Medical education -- History
- Medicine -- History
- Medicine -- Europe -- History
- Medicine -- United States -- History
- Mental illness
- Physicians -- England -- Correspondence
- Physicians -- France -- Correspondence
- Physicians -- Germany -- Correspondence
- Physicians -- Italy -- Correspondence
- Physicians -- United States -- Correspondence
- Psychology -- History
- Surgery -- History
- Vaccines -- History
- Women -- Health and hygiene -- History
- Yellow fever
- History of Medicine Collections (Duke University)
The History of Medicine Collections at Duke University also house many other manuscript collections and books directly related to the authors or content of the Trent Manuscripts Collection. For assistance, please consult with the Curator of the History of Medicine Collections.
[Identification of item and sub-collection], Trent History of Medicine Manuscripts Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Acquired by the Medical Center Library from 1936 to 1950 as gifts from the Josiah Trent and Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans family. Transferred to the Rubenstein Library May, 2011.
Processed by Medical Center Library History of Medicine Collections and Rubenstein Library staff, 1970s-2012.
Metadata for each collection created by Jacqueline Chapman, January 2012.
Encoded by Noah Huffman, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico and Matthew Warren, February 2013.
Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.
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