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Guide to the J. Shelley Saurman Medical Case Notes, approximately 1910s

Summary

Collection comprises 9 pages of medical case notes for eight individuals, seven of whom required surgery. One case history is incomplete. There are men and women, adults and children, and black and white individuals among the patients. Appendicitis was the most common complaint, but there is mention of gangrene, bladder trouble, and Pott's disease. Case notes include name of patient, symptoms and past treatment, and details of the operation, although no mention of the success of the procedure is provided.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11096
Title
J. Shelley Saurman medical case notes
Date
approximately 1910s
Creator
Saurman, J. Shelley (John Shelley), 1885-1931
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 9 leaves
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises 9 pages of medical case notes for eight individuals, seven of whom required surgery. One case history is incomplete. There are men and women, adults and children, and black and white individuals among the patients. Appendicitis was the most common complaint, but there is mention of gangrene, bladder trouble, and Pott's disease. Case notes include name of patient, symptoms and past treatment, and details of the operation, although no mention of the success of the procedure is provided. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections.

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[Identification of item], J. Shelley Saurman medical case notes, approximately 1910s, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Case notes
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

John Shelley Saurman was a physician based in Philadelphia, Pa, then Salem, Or. He received his doctor of medicine degree in medicine from Temple University in 1909. In Temple's Department of Medicine, Saurman was a Demonstrator of Pathology and Bacteriology, Instructor in Gynecology, and Assistant Professor of Materia Medica. He was also an Instructor of Bacteriology at Temple's Training School for Nurses. In 1912-1913, he became Associate Professor of Bacteriology. Saurman married Lucy Beatrice Roach in 1921, but the two divorced in 1929. Saurman died in 1931.


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Provenance

The J. Shelley Saurman medical case notes, approximately 1910s, were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, December, 2015.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0164.