The Resource Autographs of Philadelphia physicians

Autographs of Philadelphia physicians

Label
Autographs of Philadelphia physicians, 1806-1835
Title
Autographs of Philadelphia physicians
Inclusive dates
1806-1835
Creator
Collector
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Volume, formerly in the possession of Samuel W. Gross, contains circa 900 death and interment certificates written by Philadelphia-area physicians, 1806-1835. Certificates indicate common causes and ages of mortality in the city during the early 19th century.
Action
Catalogued
Biographical or historical data
Samuel Weissel Gross, Philadelphia surgeon and son of Samuel D. Gross, was born on 4 Feb. 1837. He married Grace Linzee Revere in 1876. Gross died of pneumonia in Philadelphia on 16 Apr. 1889.
Cataloging source
PPC
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1837-1889
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Gross, Samuel Weissell
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  • Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Philadelphia General Hospital
  • Children
  • Death
  • Mortality
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Summary expansion
Each certificate attests to the cause and date of death, giving name and age of deceased. Many certificates concern individuals who died in the Philadelphia Almshouse or Pennsylvania Hospital. Other information, including race, residence, and occupation, is included. Many of the deceased were infants or young children; names of parents are usually listed
Label
Autographs of Philadelphia physicians
Link
http://www.collegeofphysicians.org/FIND_AID/hist/histswg1.htm
Instantiates
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Control code
000145016
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid available in repository and online.
Extent
  • 1
  • 1
Immediate source of acquisition
Osler, Grace R.
Ownership
Originally presented to the Samuel D. Gross Library of the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 145016
  • 145958
  • (CStRLIN)PACV91-A10
Type of unit
  • v. and
  • box.
Label
Autographs of Philadelphia physicians
Link
http://www.collegeofphysicians.org/FIND_AID/hist/histswg1.htm
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Control code
000145016
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid available in repository and online.
Extent
  • 1
  • 1
Immediate source of acquisition
Osler, Grace R.
Ownership
Originally presented to the Samuel D. Gross Library of the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 145016
  • 145958
  • (CStRLIN)PACV91-A10
Type of unit
  • v. and
  • box.

Library Locations

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