The Resource John Strahan essay of the William F. Jenks Prize Committee

John Strahan essay of the William F. Jenks Prize Committee

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John Strahan essay of the William F. Jenks Prize Committee, 1889
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John Strahan essay of the William F. Jenks Prize Committee
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1889
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eng
Summary
The William F. Jenks Memorial Trust was established in 1885 by Helen F. Jenks to honor the memory of her husband. The trust placed $5000 under the care of three trustees who would see that the income from the trust generated a cash prize to be awarded every three years in an essay competition sponsored by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The essays were to concern some aspect of obstetrics, gynecology, or the diseases of children. Each prize essay was distinguished by a motto and the name of its author kept in a sealed envelope; only the winning essayist was named. The President of the College, with the advice of the Jenks Trustees, first appointed the William F. Jenks Prize Committee in 1886. The committee was composed of three Fellows serving three-year terms who would consider all matters relating to the selection of the essay subject and the competition winner. No award was given in the fourth or fifth competitions, and, in 1900, Mrs. Jenks, "not having felt satisfied with the intellectual or scientific results" of the competition, discontinued it and transferred the William F. Jenks Fund to the Library of the College. This small collection is comprised of the first essay to win the Jenks Memorial Prize, and dates to 1889. The essay was written by John Strahan and discusses the diganosis and treatment of ectopic pregnancies
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1852-1896
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Strahan, John
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  • College of Physicians of Philadelphia
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Gynecology
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John Strahan essay of the William F. Jenks Prize Committee
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https://cpparchives.org/repositories/2/resources/2031
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John Strahan essay of the William F. Jenks Prize Committee
Link
https://cpparchives.org/repositories/2/resources/2031
Carrier category
other
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  • nz
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rdacarrier
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xxx
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  • other
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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.2 linear feet (1 box)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n

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