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The Resource A history of the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania : scrapbook

A history of the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania : scrapbook

Label
A history of the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania : scrapbook, 1706-[ca. 1875]
Title
A history of the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania
Title remainder
scrapbook
Inclusive dates
1706-[ca. 1875]
Title variation
Scrapbook
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Scrapbook consisting of portraits, letters, clippings, documents, admission cards, etc. illustrating and supplementing Carson's History of the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia : Lindsay and Blakiston, 1869)
  • In addition to material relevant to the history of the Medical Department, and more generally to the history of the University, the scrapbook contains items relating to the University of Edinburgh and other medical institutions (primarily in Philadelphia), learned societies (including the American Philosophical Society); the letters contain information beyond medicine, e.g. on chemistry, botany and occasionaly on historical and social topics. Among the large number of letter writers William Hall (described as a surgeon, Philadelphia, 1706), Benjamin Franklin (facsimile), Cadwallader Coldon, John Morgan (10 or more letters), William Hewson, John Redman, Benjamin Rush (6 letters), Joseph Priestley, Benjamin Smith Barton, Caspar Wistar (4 letters), P.S. Physick (4), John Redman Coxe, William P.C. Barton (3), J.G. Dorsey (6), Samuel L. Mitchell, Benjamin Silliman, Robert Hare (4), N. Chapman (4), George B. Wood (many), Samuel Jackson (4), William Pepper (3), J.K. Mitchell, plus various letter to Joseph Carson (including several from Joseph Leidy, Henry H. Smith and Alfred Stillé). Also included are the printed book and book auction announcements, and clippings dealing with a variety of topics. One letter in v. 6 by M. Leib briefly describes the yellow fever in Philadelphia, 1797
Biographical or historical data
Joseph Carson, Philadelphia, Pa., physician and educator, was born on 19 April 1808. He married (1) Mary Goddard, in 1841, and then (2) Sarah Hollingsworth, in 1848, by whom he had four children. Joseph Carson died on 30 December 1876. After attending the University of Pennsylvania and receiving an A.B. in 1826 and M.D. in 1830, Carson became a resident at Pennsylvania Hospital. He was a physician at Pennsylvania Hospital, 1849-1854, professor of materia medica at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, 1836-1850, and professor of materia medica and therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania, 1850-1876. In 1869, he published A history of the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania. Joseph Carson became a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1838 and was also a member of the Philadelphia Medical Society, the Academy of Natural Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.
Cataloging source
PPC
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1808-1876
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Carson, Joseph
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  • Carson, Joseph
  • Carson, Joseph
  • Carson, Joseph
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Rush, Benjamin
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Schools, Medical
Label
A history of the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania : scrapbook
Link
http://www.collegeofphysicians.org/FIND_AID/hist/histjc2.htm
Instantiates
Note
Manuscript and printed
Control code
000154516
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid available in repository and online.
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
6
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 154516
  • (OCoLC)837391137
Type of unit
v.
Label
A history of the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania : scrapbook
Link
http://www.collegeofphysicians.org/FIND_AID/hist/histjc2.htm
Note
Manuscript and printed
Control code
000154516
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid available in repository and online.
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
6
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 154516
  • (OCoLC)837391137
Type of unit
v.

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