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Creator:
Keen, William W. (William Williams)
Dates:
1912-1915
Abstract:  

This item was written by William Keen for his children and includes genealogy, glimpses of his boyhood in Philadelphia, and reflections on his education at Jefferson Medical College and his medical career. There are accounts of memorable events and surgical cases, including the operation on President Grover Cleveland's jaw. There are mentions of S. Weir Mitchell and other physicians, with historical recollections of such Philadelphia institutions as the College of Physicians.
Call #:  
Mss.B.K245
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Donaldson, Henry Herbert, 1857-1938
Dates:
1869-1938
Abstract:  

The collection consists of diaries, 1890-1938, containing brief records of professional work and family events (49 vols.); also autobiography entitled "Memories for my boys," 1930 (B D713m), referring to his childhood and to his professional career and mentioning Franz Boas, William Comstock, Livingston Farrand, William W. Keen, S. Weir Mitchell, Elihu Root, and W. T. Sedgewick and also APS, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, Yale University, and Wistar Institute (1 vol.); also a few miscellaneous papers, 1869-1932, chiefly letters to and from members of his family, and also Poultney Bigelow, Simon Henry Gage, and W. B. Van Ingen; two essays ("The Days of Man" and "A Venetian Night"): genealogical data; verses dedicated to his wife; extracts of letters to supplement his diaries.
Call #:  
Mss.B.D713, D713m, D713p
Extent:
50 Volumes



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Creator:
American Philosophical Society
Dates:
1743-1984
Abstract:  

Founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, the American Philosophical Society was the first learned society in the United States. For over 250 years, the Society has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life. Until the mid-nineteenth century, the Society fulfilled the role of a national academy of science, national library and museum, and even patent office. Early members of the Society included Thomas Jefferson, David Rittenhouse, Benjamin Rush, Stephen Peter Du Ponceau, George Washington, and many other figures prominent in American history. The Archives of the American Philosophical Society consists of 192.25 linear feet of material, organized into thirteen record groups dating back to 1743. The Society's archives extensively documents not only the organization's historical development but also its role in American history and the history of science and technology.
Call #:  
APS.Archives
Extent:
192.25 Linear feet



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Creator:
Thomson, Elihu, 1853-1937
Dates:
1865-1944
Abstract:  

An electrical engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur, Elihu Thomson was an innovator in electrification in both a technical and corporate sense. With interests that ranged from the technical (electrical meters, high-pressure steam engines, dynamos, generators) to scientific (fused quartz optics, X-rays), Thomson acquired over 700 patents in his career, and in 1882, founded one of the early electrical corporations in the United States, the Thomson-Houston Company, which merged with the Edison Electric Company in 1892 to form the General Electric Company. The Thomson Papers are a massive and nearly comprehensive collection documenting the wide range of Thomson's scientific and technical interestsm from his electrical experiments, inventions, and patents, to his interests in astronomy, geology, and medicine, as well as his role in the development of two major corporations involved in electrification, the Thomson-Houston Electric Company and General Electric Company. Roughly three quarters of the collection is dated between 1890 and 1920 when Thomson was associated with General Electric, and was active in professional groups such as the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE), International Electrotechnical Commission. His research interests. The balance of the collection is comprised of eight boxes and five volumes relating to Thomson's patents; a series of notebooks kept at Central High School; 43 letterbooks, 1882-1936; diaries of trips to Europe; notebooks on genealogy; scrapbooks of cards, photographs, clippings, and other souvenirs; and 2 vols. of tributes on his eightieth birthday, etc.
Call #:  
Mss.Ms.Coll.74
Extent:
65 Linear feet
Subjects:  

Astronomy | Ayrton, W. E. (William Edward), 1847-1908 | Barker, George F. (George Frederick), 1835-1910 | Barringer, Daniel Moreau, 1860-1929 | Bragg, William Henry, 1862-1942 | Brashear, John A. (John Alfred), 1840-1920 | Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974 | Central High School (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Coffin, Charles A., Jr. | Coolidge, William David | Crompton, Robert E. | Cutter, George W. | De Forest, Lee, 1873-1961 | Dercum, Francis X. (Francis Xavier), 1856-1931 | Dunn, Gano, 1870- | Edison , Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 | Electrical equipment | Electrical experiments | Electricity | Fleming, J. A., Sir (John Ambrose), 1849-1945 | General Electric Company | Geology | Greene, Wm. H. (William Houston), 1853-1918 | Hale , George Ellery, 1868-1938 | Hewitt, George Watson, 1841-19 | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers | International Electrotechnical Commission | Inventors | Jackson, Dugald C. (Dugald Cal | Jeans, James Hopwood, Sir, 1877-1946 | Jeffcott, Henry Homan, d.1937 | Johnson, Alba Boardman, 1858- | Keen, William W. (William Williams) | Kennelly, Arthur E. (Arthur Ed | Langmuir, Irving, 1881-1957 | Lovejoy, J. Robert | Machinery, Electrical | Mallinckrodt, Edward, 1845-192 | Martin, Thomas Commerford, 185 | Meadowcroft, William Henry, 18 | Mendenhall, Thomas Corwin | Miller, Dayton Clarence, 1866- | Morgan, Charles | Mottelay, Paul Fleury | Pickering, William Henry, 1858 | Pratt, Joseph Hyde, 1870-1942 | Pritchett, Henry S. (Henry Smith), 1857-1939 | Quartz optics | Rawle, Francis | Rice, Edwin Wilbur, 1831-1929 | Riche, George W. | Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972 | Snyder, Monroe Benjamin, 1848- | Spooner, Henry John, 1856-1940 | Steam engines | Steinmetz, Charles Proteur, 18 | Stockley, George | Stratton, Samuel Wesley, 1861-1931 | Stuart, George | Thompson, Maria M. | Thomson, Elihu, 1853-1937 | Thomson, Silvanus P. | Thomson-Houston Electrical Co. | Todd, David | Whitney, Willis Rodney, 1868-1 | X-rays



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Creator:
Cole, Rufus Ivory, 1872-1966
Dates:
1885-1966
Abstract:  

Correspondence, notebooks, research data related to Cole's career as the first director at the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research, 1908-1937. His research of pneumonia was conducted when the disease was epidemic. Personal correspondence reflect Cole's iife as a medical resident at Johns Hopkins, 1899-1908. Documented are his memberships in leading medical organizations throughout his career, including the Association of American Physicians and the New York Academy of Medicine. This collection showcases the evolving changes in the medical profession from practicing physician to clinician.
Call #:  
Mss.B.C671
Extent:
35 Linear feet
Subjects:  

American Medical Association | Association of American Physicians | Avery, Oswald T. (Oswald Theodore), 1877-1955 | Barker, Lewellys F. (Lewellys Franklin), 1867-1943 | Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942 | Cattell, James McKeen, 1860-1944 | Chesney, Alan M. (Alan Mason), 1888-1964 | Christian, Henry A. (Henry Arthur) | Cohn, Alfred E. (Alfred Einstein), 1879-1957 | Cole, Annie Hegler | Cole, Rufus Ivory, 1872-1966 | Corner, George Washington, 1889-1981 | Cushing, Harvey, 1869-1939 | Ehrlich, Paul, 1854-1915 | Evans, Herbert M. (Herbert McLean), 1882-1971 | Faber, Knud, 1862-1956 | Flexner, Abraham, 1866-1959 | Flexner, Simon, 1863-1946 | Fosdick, Harry Emerson, 1878-1969 | Fulton, John F. (John Farquhar), 1899-1960 | Gay, Frederick P. (Frederick Parker), 1874-1939 | Goodpasture, Ernest William, 1886-1960 | Great Britain -- History -- Stuarts, 1603-1714. | Greene, Jerome D. | Harvey Society of New York | Herbert S. Carter Memorial Fund | Herter, Christian Archibald, 1865-1910 | Hospitals -- New York (State) -- Administration. | Influenza -- Research | Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 | Interurban Clinical Club | Johns Hopkins Hospital | Johns Hopkins University | Journal of Immunology | Keen, William W. (William Williams) | Klebs, Arnold C. (Arnold Carl), 1870-1943 | Medical Brotherhood | Medicine -- Research -- United States. | Memorial Hospital for the Treatment of Cancer | Minot, George Richards, 1885-1950 | Moe, Henry Allen, 1894-1975 | National Academy of Sciences | National Research Council | New York (City). Board of health | New York (State). Department of Health | New York Academy of Medicine | New York Academy of Sciences | Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919 | Peabody, Francis Weld, 1881-1927 | Pneumonia | Pneumonia, Pneumococcal | Redi, Francesco, 1626-1698 | Reimann, Hobart A. | Robinson, George Canby, 1878- | Rockefeller Foundation | Rockefeller Institute | Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. Hospital | Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1874-1960 | Rosenwald, Julius, 1862-1932 | Rous, Peyton, 1879-1970 | Thayer, William Sydney, 1864-1 | Van Slyke, Donald Dexter, 1883-1971 | Welch, William Henry, 1850-1934 | Whipple, George Hoyt | Williams, Linsly R. (Linsly Rudd), 1875-1934 | Winternitz, Milton Charles, 1885-1959