The Resource Likenesses of the insane taken for Dr. Jn. K. Mitchell during his service at the Pennsylvania Hospital

Likenesses of the insane taken for Dr. Jn. K. Mitchell during his service at the Pennsylvania Hospital

Label
Likenesses of the insane taken for Dr. Jn. K. Mitchell during his service at the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1827-1834
Title
Likenesses of the insane taken for Dr. Jn. K. Mitchell during his service at the Pennsylvania Hospital
Inclusive dates
1827-1834
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One volume of 22 sketches of mental patients at the Pennsylvania Hospital. Most sketches give the patient's name
Action
Cataloged
Biographical or historical data
John Kearsley Mitchell, was born on 12 May 1793 in Shepherdstown, Va., the son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Kearsley) Mitchell. Mitchell received an A.B. from the University in Edinburgh and an M.D. in 1819 from the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania. From 1820-1821, Mitchell served as a ship's surgeon before settling in Philadelphia. He became professor of medicine and physiology at the Medical Institute of Philadelphia in 1824. He also lectured in chemistry from 1833-1838 at the Franklin Institute and was professor of medicine at the Jefferson Medical College from 1841-1858. Mitchell was the first to describe spinal arthropathies in 1831. His other notable works include a book of poetry, Indecision, a Tale of the Far West and other poems (1839) and a medical treatise, On the Crytogamous Origin of Malarious and Epidemical Fevers (1849). In 1822 Mitchell married Sarah Matilda Henry, a union that produced 9 children including the eminent physician, S. Weir Mitchell. He was elected a Fellow of the College of Physicians in 1827. On 14 Apr. 1858, Mitchell died in Philadelphia.
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PPC
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1793-1858
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Mitchell, John Kearsley
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  • Pennsylvania Hospital(Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Mentally ill
  • Physiognomy
  • Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914 [Inscribed Donor] (CPP)
Label
Likenesses of the insane taken for Dr. Jn. K. Mitchell during his service at the Pennsylvania Hospital
Link
http://www.collegeofphysicians.org/FIND_AID/M/mitchelljksr10a_133.htm
Instantiates
Control code
000144743
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid available in repository and online.
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Mitchell, S.W.
Materials spec
Sketches.
Ownership
Given to the College of Physicians by S. Weir Mitchell, M.D., with autograph presentation card affixed to the first leaf.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 144743
  • 145684
  • (CStRLIN)PACV00-A65
Type of unit
v.
Label
Likenesses of the insane taken for Dr. Jn. K. Mitchell during his service at the Pennsylvania Hospital
Link
http://www.collegeofphysicians.org/FIND_AID/M/mitchelljksr10a_133.htm
Control code
000144743
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid available in repository and online.
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Mitchell, S.W.
Materials spec
Sketches.
Ownership
Given to the College of Physicians by S. Weir Mitchell, M.D., with autograph presentation card affixed to the first leaf.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 144743
  • 145684
  • (CStRLIN)PACV00-A65
Type of unit
v.

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