The Resource Notes on the practice of physick lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton

Notes on the practice of physick lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton

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Notes on the practice of physick lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton, circa 1813-1815
Title
Notes on the practice of physick lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton
Inclusive dates
circa 1813-1815
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Language
eng
Summary
One volume of notes on lectures on the practice of medicine, delivered by Benjamin S. Barton at the University of Pennsylvania, in either the 1813-14 or 1814-15 session
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Biographical or historical data
Benjamin Smith Barton was born February 10, 1766, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. At 14, Barton became a medical student at the College of Philadelphia and later went to Europe in 1786 to futher his studies at the University of Edinburgh. Barton returned to Philadelphia without a medical degree in 1789 and set up private practice. In 1796 he received an honorary M.D. from the Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany. In 1789 Barton was appointed professor of natural history and botany at the College of Philadelphia. When the College joined with the University of the State of Pennsylvania in 1791, to form the University of Pennsylvania, Barton continued in this position. In 1813 he became professor of materia medica and professor of the theory and practice of medicine. Barton wrote extensively on the topics of natural history, botany, paleontology, etymology and medicine. He penned the first basic American textbook on botany, Elements of Botany, in 1803. In 1805 he founded and edited the Philadelphia Medical and Physical Journal. As a professional advocate, Barton was extremely active in the American Philosophical Society, the Philadelphia Linnean Society, and the Philadelphia Medical Society, serving as its president (1815). Barton was elected a Fellow of the College of Physicians in 1790. On December 19, 1815, Barton died.
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1766-1815
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Barton, Benjamin Smith
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  • Barton, Benjamin Smith
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Medicine
  • Clinical medicine
Label
Notes on the practice of physick lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton
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Control code
000144778
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid available in repository and online.
Extent
1 volume (282 pages, 53 blank)
Immediate source of acquisition
Unknown.
Ownership
With autograph of James P. Freeman on title page. Freeman received his A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1816 and his M.D. in 1819, the year of his death. It is doubtful that he would have attended Barton's lectures. He may have copied someone else's notes or simply been the owner.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 144778
  • 145719
  • (CStRLIN)PACV00-A97
Label
Notes on the practice of physick lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton
Control code
000144778
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid available in repository and online.
Extent
1 volume (282 pages, 53 blank)
Immediate source of acquisition
Unknown.
Ownership
With autograph of James P. Freeman on title page. Freeman received his A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1816 and his M.D. in 1819, the year of his death. It is doubtful that he would have attended Barton's lectures. He may have copied someone else's notes or simply been the owner.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 144778
  • 145719
  • (CStRLIN)PACV00-A97

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