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Medicine--United States--History--19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Brinton family papers

Identifier: MSS 0453

The Brinton family papers document several generations of the Brinton, Steinmetz, and Ward families, who flourished between 1760-1930 in Pennsylvania and New York. Several members of the family played prominent roles in their communities and included landholders, real estate developers, merchants, Civil War surgeons, medical doctors and professors, missionaries, a minister, an art critic, an anthropologist, lawyers, a judge, an engineer, and several authors.

Dates: 1715-1930

Eastern State Penitentiary of Pennsylvania medical log books

Identifier: MSS 0096-Item 0126

Opened in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary introduced a revolutionary system of incarceration, dubbed the Pennsylvania System, in which solitary confinement served as a form of rehabilitation. This collection consists of three volumes of patient information kept at the infirmary of the Eastern State Penitentiary from 1840 to 1868. The volumes present monthly summaries of cases, and provide some remarks based on post mortem examinations.

Dates: 1840-1868

F. D. Edgerton medical journal

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0025

This medical journal was kept by Dr. Francis Daniels Edgerton for the Connecticut Industrial School for Girls and documents his diagnosis and treatment of the students' medical conditions from 1875 to 1883.

Dates: 1875-1883

First National Eclectic Assurance Society Financial Committee minutes and John C. McCoy medical notes

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0136

The first portion of this volume contains the meeting minutes of the National Eclectic Assurance Society of the United States, Finance Committee, from 1868-1873, while the latter portion contains notes kept by medical student John C. McCoy.

Dates: approximately 1868 to 1879

Pauper book from the first of March 1865 to the first of March 1866 of Kent County, Delaware

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0151

One handwritten register of patients admitted for care at an unidentified institution in Kent County, Delaware. The list of patients is arranged by hundred (subdivision) and then by race (Black or white) and gender (male or female). The register includes the name of the person admitted, their age, medical condition, admission date, discharge or death date, name of trustee and an occasional remark.

Dates: 1865-1866

Wilson family papers

Identifier: MSS 0303

The papers of the Wilson family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Newark, Delaware, consist of 1.35 linear feet of material relating to four generations of direct descendents of Edward Wilson, Esq., of Elm’s Farm, near Liverpool, England.

Dates: 1684-1954; Majority of material found within 1830-1897