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Guide to the Erlin Clarke medical diploma from the Lying-In Hospital, Dublin, 1853 February 22

Summary

Medical diploma in obstetrics conveyed to Worcester physician Erlin Clarke, from the Lying-In Hospital of Dublin, Ireland, in February 1853. The text of the diploma is in Latin, and bears a red wax seal in a small metal canister on a ribbon. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11508
Title
Erlin Clarke medical diploma from the Lying-In Hospital, Dublin
Creator
Hospital for the Relief of Poor Lying-In Women (Dublin, Ireland)
Extent
.5 Linear Feet, 1 box
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Diploma is in Latin.

Collection Overview

Medical diploma in obstetrics conveyed to Worcester physician Erlin Clarke, from the Lying-In Hospital of Dublin, Ireland, February 22, 1853. The text of the diploma is in Latin, and bears a red wax seal in a small metal canister on a ribbon. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

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Erlin Clarke diploma from the Lying-In Hospital, Dublin, 1853 February 22, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Medical diploma
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Erlin Clarke was born in 1828, and was based in Worcester, England. He received his Bachelor's degree in medicine from King's College, London in 1851, and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons at the end of that same year, after which he specialized in Obstetrics in Dublin and received an advanced degree in 1853. He was House-Surgeon for the Worcester General Infirmary until his resignation in 1858. He seems to have practiced medicine for the duration of his career in Worcester, England, remaining there until his death in 1905.

[The Medical Times, Vol. 3, Medical News, August 1851; Lancet, No. 1, Vol. 2, December 27, 1851, and April 3, 1858; England and Wales censuses and Civil Registration Death Index, Ancestry.com, viewed online September 15, 2017.]


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Provenance

The Erlin Clarke medical diploma was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2017.

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Processed and encoded by Paula Jeannet, October 2017.

Accession(s) represented in this collection guide: 2017-0141.