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1Author:  Patterson, , Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854Requires cookie*
 Title:  Robert Maskell Patterson notebooks, 1810-1811     
 Dates:  1810-1811 
 Abstract:  Previously catalogued as part of the the Robert Patterson Collection, this portion contains lecture notes on natural philosophy, death, mathematics, engineering, and other subjects. In addition to the notes, there is a class roster from the Universities of Pennsylvania and Virginia and copies of exams. There is also meteorological data for 1775 and 1776.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.P275.n 
 Extent:  4 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Education | Natural history | Science and technology 
 Genre:  Educational Material | Meteorological Data | Notebooks 
 Subjects:  Agriculture | Botany | Chemistry | Mineralogy | Physics | Zoology 
2Author:  Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818Requires cookie*
 Title:  Caspar Wistar commonplace book, 1796-1813     
 Dates:  1796-1813 
 Abstract:  This fascinating commonplace book contains some of Caspar Wistar's thoughts on medicine. Infectious disease is a particularly prominent topic. Wistar offers observations and some theories, noting how "country people" had some immunities that others did not. Wistar discusses the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia and infections on boats, in individuals, and within families. There is also meteorological data from 1758-1765.

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 Call #:  Mss.616.928.W765 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Medicine | Philadelphia History | Science and technology 
 Genre:  Commonplace Book | Educational Material | Meteorological Data | Notebooks | Scientific Data 
 Subjects:  Communicable diseases. | Medicine. | Meteorology -- Observations. | Typhus fever. | Yellow fever.