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MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Hays, I. Minis (Isaac Minis), 1847-1925
Dates:
1918
Abstract:  

These tributes were read at the American Philosophical Society on the centenary of Wistar's death. Included are tributes by Isaac M. Hays, "Caspar Wistar as a Citizen and Philosopher," and George A. Piersol, "Dr. Caspar Wistar as a Human Anatomist."
Call #:  
Mss.B.W76a
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Kampman, Christian Frederick, 1708-1808
Dates:
n.d.
Abstract:  

Kampman copied this document at the request of John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder "for the information of the [American] Philosophical Society," and Heckewelder transmitted it to the Society.
Call #:  
Mss.580.K12
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Anonymous
Dates:
Circa 1750
Abstract:  

This volume includes prescriptions for various complaints, such as epilepsy, hemorrhoids, and ringworm.
Call #:  
Mss.615.13.F76
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Wister, Charles Jones,1822-191
Dates:
n.d.
Abstract:  

The memoir was written by Charles Jones Wistar, the son of Charles J. Wistar. He was an artist and a writer, who was interested in the affairs of Germantown, and active as President of the Site and Relic Society and President of the Germantown Academy until his death in 1910.
Call #:  
Mss.B.W765
Extent:
2 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818
Dates:
Circa 1781-1809
Abstract:  

These volumes contain notes from lectures taken by Wistar and lectures given by Wistar. Subjects include bones, teeth, amputation, and midwifery.
Call #:  
Mss.610.4.W76
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Fothergill, John, 1712-1780
Dates:
1737-1750
Abstract:  

All but one of these letters are to Charles Alston, the professor of botany at Edinburgh University, and concern medicine, botany, and science in general. They are dated between 1737 and 1750. One letter is to George Whately, dated 1778.
Call #:  
Mss.B.F82
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Rush, James,1786-1869.
Dates:
1807-1816
Abstract:  

These cards of admission were to lectures held at the University of Pennsylvania, St. George's Hospital (London), and the University of Edinburgh. Rush has written comments on the lecturers on the backs of several of the cards.
Call #:  
Mss.B.R893
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Wood, George B.(George Bacon),1797-1879.
Dates:
1815-1913
Abstract:  

These papers include correspondence concerning the publication and republication of Wood's "Dispensatory of the United States" and "Treatise on Therapeutics and Pharmacology, or Materia Medica" by J.B. Lippincott & Co. Also included are twelve diplomas and certificates of membership in American and European professional societies.
Call #:  
Mss.B.W84
Extent:
30 items



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Coates, Benjamin.
Dates:
1823
Abstract:  

This collection consists of a rough and finished draft of Coates' lecture, which was delivered before the Phrenological Society of Philadelphia. In it he included a review of Boston professor John C. Warren's work on the nervous system.
Call #:  
Mss.139.C65
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Taylor, Robert Eveleigh.
Dates:
1830
Abstract:  

This is Taylor's dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Edinburgh. It was originally published in Latin (Edinburgh, 1800), and John Brandreth made this English translation for a friend in 1830.
Call #:  
Mss.572.2.T2li.b
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Ewing, James Hunter, 1798-1827
Dates:
1818-1819
Abstract:  

These notes were kept by Ewing of medical lectures he attended, given by Drs. Nathaniel Chapman, John R. Coxe, and Philip S. Physick. The lectures concern fevers, materia medica, surgery, and diagnosis.
Call #:  
Mss.610.7.L49
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848
Dates:
1776-1809
Abstract:  

Letters written by Julia Rush, wife of Benjamin Rush, mainly to her husband, with one to Samuel Stockton and one to Mary Rush. Eight letters were written during the 1793 yellow fever epidemic. The letters are not included in Lyman Butterfield's edition of Benjamin Rush's letters, vol. 30 of APS Memoirs (1951).
Call #:  
Mss.B.R894
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Schultz, Amelia Susman
Dates:
1917-1978
Abstract:  

The Amelia Susman Schultz Papers primarily contain original ethnographic fieldwork and related research at Round Valley Indian Reservation in California conducted during the late 1930s, especially with Konkow Maidu, Wailaki and Nomlaki Wintu people, and between 1948 and 1950 in Brienz, Switzerland. The papers include field notebooks, printed materials, research notes, one audio tape, draft manuscripts, sketch maps, and correspondence.
Call #:  
Mss.Ms.Coll.171
Extent:
4.75 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
unknown
Dates:
1959-1970
Abstract:  

The Luis S. Kemnitzer Papers include correspondence, works by Kemnitzer and others, research notes, printed materials, photographs, slides, and personal items. The majority of them focus on the socioeconomic status (especially health) of Native Americans living in the San Francisco Bay Area, as part and extension of the Social Survey of American Indian Urban Integration. This study particularly involved Oglala Lakota, Navajo and Pueblo consultants. Other research areas reflected in the collection include a 1977 fieldwork excursion to Palau, folk music and the California railroad of the late 1950s, and sexual health.
Call #:  
Mss.Ms.Coll.182
Extent:
3.5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818
Dates:
1796-1813
Abstract:  

This volume contains medical notes by Wistar, including observations on yellow fever and arguments to prove its foreign origin, facts relative to the progress of the fever in 1797, the infection and death of Colonel Van Emburgh, the infection of the crew of the ship "Deborah" and of the Durham boat (1802), an account of the diseases which afflicted the family of James Hammar in Montgomery County (Pa.), facts relating to the typhus fever of 1812-1813, case histories (1796-1803), temperature chart (1758-1759, 1760), and a thermometrical journal (1760-1765) kept by Charles Norris and copied by Wistar from notes in possession of Joseph Parker Norris.
Call #:  
Mss.616.928.W765
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808
Dates:
1768-1807
Abstract:  

Sarah Franklin Bache (1743-1808), a Revolutionary War patriot and daughter of Benjamin Franklin, led an active public life according to the standards of womanhood in the late eighteenth century. As the daughter of Benjamin Franklin she had an unusual access, for a woman, to the political life in revolutionary Philadelphia. Although her primary role was of caretaker of her family and home, Bache played an active role in the Revolution through her relief work and as her father's political hostess. The Sarah Franklin Bache papers consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence ranging from 1768 to 1807 mostly of a personal nature to and from friends and relatives. The correspondence of her relatives includes her nephew William Temple Franklin, her brother William Franklin and her children.
Call #:  
Mss.B.B1245
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Carson, Joseph, 1808-1876
Dates:
1810-1877
Abstract:  

This collection contains material relating to his legal affairs, medical publications, receipts for books purchased, and information on botany. Important correspondents include Edward H. Clarke, George Mifflin Dallas, Samuel David Gross, and Joseph Henry. There is also family history in these papers.
Call #:  
Mss.B.C239
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



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