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The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library

The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, established in 1788, is one of the world's premier research collections in the history of medicine. The unique holdings of the Library include over 400 incunabula, an extensive collection of manuscripts and archives, and a comprehensive collection of 19th and early 20th-century medical journals. The Library is a Principal Contributor to the Medical Heritage Library (MHL), a digital curation collaborative among some of t...



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by Homœopathic Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania
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Vols. 14-29 also called new series 1-16
Topic: Homeopathy
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Continues: Cincinnati medical repertory
Topic: Medicine
One volume of notes on the materia medica lectures delivered by Adam Kuhn at the University of Pennsylvania, taken by an unidentified student.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Kuhn, Adam, 1741-1817,...
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Continued by: Medical examiner
Topic: Medicine
Volume contains notes taken by an unnamed student on lectures of Philip Syng Physick on surgery, probably in the Department of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, circa 1805. The lectures are numbered 1-14 in part 1 and 15-26 in part 2. Major subjects are: inflammation; ulcers; the treatment of fractures, wounds, and head injuries; diseases of the eye and cataract surgery; and amputation. Index to subjects included in part 2.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Physick, Philip Syng, 1768-1837,...
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Continues: American practitioner and news
Topic: Medicine
Second of two volumes of lecture notes largely based on lectures of William Gibson. Volume includes Sir John Hunter on the blood and Sir Astley Cooper on Notes from the "Principles and practice of surgery." Previously catalogued as 10b 12.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Cooper, Astley, Sir, 1768-1841,...
One volume (162 pages, lacking pages at end) of notes on Chapman’s beginning lectures on the practice of medicine. Includes notes on fevers, hemorrhages, and diseases of the digestive system. Lacking notes on the lecture on colic pictonum, which, according to the table of contents, begins on p.163.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853,...
Second of three volumes of lecture notes on Benjamin Rush's medical lectures delivered at the University of Pennsylvania. Topics include physiology, pathology, therapeutics, and the practice of medicine. Volumes 1 and 2 comprise the 1st year course.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Rush, Benjamin, 1745-1813, Clinical...
Second of two volumes of notes on lectures by Benjamin Rush delivered at the University of Pennsylvania on the topics of physiology, pathology, therapeutics, and the practice of medicine, which includes his lectures on the mind. Most of physiology is lacking. Table of contents in each volume.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813,...
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by Massachusetts Association of Boards of Health
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Continued by: American journal of public hygiene and Journal of the Massachusetts Association of Boards of Health
Topics: Public Health, Societies, Medical, Periodicals
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by Pathological Society of Philadelphia (1857- )
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Continued by: Transactions of the Pathological Society of Philadelphia
Topics: Pathological Society of Philadelphia (1857- ), Medicine, Societies, Medical
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by Northwest Medical Publication Association; Washington Medical Library Association
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The official journal of the Northwest Medical Publication Association and the Washington Medical Library Association, featuring case studies, original research, reviews, articles, essays, and advertisements.
Topics: Medicine, periodicals, History, 20th Century, Medicine -- Periodicals, Pacific Northwest, Oregon,...
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Official organ of the German Medical Societies of New York, Chicago and Cleveland
Topic: Medicine
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library
by Medical Society of the State of New York (1807- )
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The official journal of the Medical Society of the State of New York, featuring case studies, original research, review articles, essays, and advertisements. Published from 1901 - 1993.
Topics: Medicine, periodicals, New York (State), History, 20th Century
Continued by: St. Louis courier of medicine
Topic: Medicine
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by Minnesota State Medical Association
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The official journal of the Minnesota State Medical Association, featuring case studies, original research, reviews, articles, essays and advertisements.
Topics: Medicine, periodicals, History, 20th Century, Medicine -- Periodicals, Minnesota
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by Michigan State Medical Society
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The official journal of the Michigan State Medical Society, featuring case studies, original research, reviews, articles, essays and advertisements.
Topics: Medicine, periodicals, History, 20th Century, Medicine -- Periodicals, Michigan.
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by Hatfield, Nathan L. (Nathan Lewis)
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This folder of items is part of Series 1: Student lecture notes, Subseries 1.2: Jefferson Medical College of the Nathan L. Hatfiled Papers (MSS 2/213). Series I of the Nathan Hatfield papers documents his medical education and early career and personal interests. The collection contains notes on lectures from both the University of Pennsylvania and the first session of Jefferson Medical College. Lecturers at Jefferson Medical College include: Francis S. Beattie on midwifery, John Eberle on...
Topic: Binding components
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library
by Hartshorne, Henry, 1823-1897
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This folder of items is part of Series IV: Lecture Courses, Subseries 4.4: University of Pennsylvania Auxiliary Faculty of Medicine of the Henry Hartshorne Papers (MSS 2/030). This series contains lecture courses on various subjects principally hygiene at different institutions. Although occasional texts exist for courses at the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute, the Institute for Colored Youth, Pennsylvania College, the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, and the...
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Hygiene
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by Hartshorne, Henry, 1823-1897
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This folder of items is part of Series IV: Lecture Courses, Subseries 4.7: Haverford College of the Henry Hartshorne Papers (MSS 2/030). This series contains lecture courses on various subjects principally hygiene at different institutions. Although occasional texts exist for courses at the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute, the Institute for Colored Youth, Pennsylvania College, the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, and the Philadelphia College of Medicine, there are...
Topics: Lecture notes, Haverford College, Hygiene
One volume of notes taken by William S. Wallace at the University of Pennsylvania on materia medica lectures by John Redman Coxe.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864,...
Second of an incomplete set of lecture notes on the materia medica lectures of Samuel Jackson, along with Jackson's lectures about the stethoscope. Inscribed on p. 350, "This case I saw; R.R. Dorsey"; "Dorsey" also inscribed repeatedly on flyleaves. Also inscribed on flyleaves, "Richard Maris - 1835."
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Jackson, Samuel, 1787-1872, Dorsey,...
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by Southern Surgical Association (U.S.)
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Title from cover
Topic: General Surgery
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by Ball, James Moores, 1863-1929
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Title varies slightly
Topics: Tri-State Medical Society, Medicine
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Description based on surrogate of: Vol. 30, no. 7 (Jan. 1915); title from cover
Topic: Medicine
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by Texas Medical Association
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The official journal of the Texas Medical Association, featuring case studies, original research, reviews, articles, essays, and advertisements.
Topics: Medicine, periodicals, History, 20th Century, Medicine -- Periodicals, Texas.
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by College of Physicians of Philadelphia
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Vols. for Nov. 5, 1850-Jan. 6, 1851- published by: Lippincott, Grambo, and Co
Topic: Medicine
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by College of Physicians of Philadelphia
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Supplements accompany some issues
Topic: Medicine
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by Nebraska State Medical Journal
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The official journal of the Nebraska State Medical Association, featuring case studies, original research, reviews, articles, essays, and advertisements.
Topics: Medicine, periodicals, History, 20th Century, Medicine -- Periodicals, Nebraska
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Topic: Medicine
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library
by Hartshorne, Henry, 1823-1897
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This folder of items is part of Series IV: Lecture Courses, Subseries 4.6: Woman's Medical College of Philadelphia of the Henry Hartshorne Papers (MSS 2/030). This series contains lecture courses on various subjects principally hygiene at different institutions. Although occasional texts exist for courses at the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute, the Institute for Colored Youth, Pennsylvania College, the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, and the Philadelphia College of...
Topics: Lecture notes, Woman's Medical College of Philadelphia, Disease, etiology
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by Hatfield, Nathan L. (Nathan Lewis)
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This folder of items is part of Series 1: Student lecture notes, Subseries 1.1: University of Pennsylvania Department of Medicine of the Nathan L. Hatfiled Papers (MSS 2/213). Series I of the Nathan Hatfield papers documents his medical education and early career and personal interests. The collection contains notes on lectures from both the University of Pennsylvania and the first session of Jefferson Medical College.Lecturers at the University of Pennsylvania include: Nathaniel Chapman on the...
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Midwifery
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by Carson, Joseph, 1808-1876
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First of two volumes of notes consisting of case records from 1849 to 1856 (some obstetrical), with additional notes on cases involving urine analysis and diabetes, and general notes on cinchona, leukorrhea, and fevers.  Loose leaves of miscellaneous notes are inserted at the end of volume two, which also contains a brief index to the set.  Many pages in both volumes are blank.  Not all years between 1849 and 1856 are represented.
Topics: Notebooks, Cinchona, Diabetes, Fever, Materia Medica, Obstetrics--Case studies, Therapeutics,...
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by Betton, Thomas Forrest, 1809-1875
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One volume of Thomas Betton's surgery lectures; lectures chiefly concern inflammation. Betton taught surgery at the Franklin Medical College, Philadelphia, 1846-1848.
Topics: Lecture notes, Franklin Medical College (Philadelphia, Pa.), General surgery
One volume containing lectures from the first part of Chapman's course on the practice of medicine, diseases of the circulatory system, which consists of fevers and hemorrhages. Student is unknown.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853,...
First of two volumes of notes on lectures by Benjamin Rush delivered at the University of Pennsylvania on the topics of physiology, pathology, therapeutics, and the practice of medicine, which includes his lectures on the mind. Most of physiology is lacking. Table of contents in each volume.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813,...
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by Howe, Herbert M. (Herbert Marshall), 1844-1916
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One volume (96 leaves) of notes on 53 lectures delivered by Francis Gurney Smith at the University of Pennsylvania, beginning 12 October 1864 and ending 26 February 1865. Lecture 53 is incomplete. Topics covered include classification of life forms and the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems, including the senses.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Smith, Francis Gurney, 1818-1878,...
One volume (284 pages) of notes on lectures on the practice of medicine. The first lecture is dated 1814. Includes lectures on fevers, diseases of the digestive system, rheumatism, pneumonia, quinsy, measles, and hepatitis.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815,...
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Description based on surrogate of: Vol. 2 (1887)
Topic: Medicine
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by Medical Society of the State of New York (1807- )
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The official journal of the Medical Society of the State of New York, featuring case studies, original research, review articles, essays, and advertisements. Published from 1901 - 1993.
Topics: Medicine, periodicals, New York (State), History, 20th Century
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by Sanatorium Gabriels
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v. : 23 cm
Topic: Hospitals, Chronic Disease
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Continues: Tri-state medical journal and practitioner
Topic: Medicine
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"A monthly journal of medicine, surgery and sanitary science."
Topic: Homeopathy
Fourth of four volumes of notes by an unidentified student on the materia medica lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton, delivered at the University of Pennsylvania.Lecture topics include astringents, tonics, stimulants, emetics, cathartics, diuretics, antilithics, anthelmintics, emmenagogues, blisters and their therapeutic use in the treatment of various diseases.Date range determined by internal references to the later part of 1805 and the fact that Barton ceased to be professor of materia medica...
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815,...
Second of two volumes of the Thomas J. Shivers notes on lectures from the University of Pennsylvania collection (MSS 2/185). Lecturers include John Syng Dorsey on materia medica and Nathaniel Chapman on practice of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 1817.The bulk concern Dorsey’s lectures (nos. 1-25 in vol. 1 and 26-45 in vol. 2).After discussion of nutrition and disease, Dorsey describes medications and their uses according to arrangement of emetics, cathartics, diuretics,...
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853,...
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by Tennessee State Medical Association
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The official journal of the Tennessee State Medical Association, featuring case studies, original research, reviews, articles, essays and advertisements.
Topics: Medicine, periodicals, History, 20th Century, Medicine -- Periodicals, Tennessee.
Description based on: Vol. 1 (1883); title from t.p
Topics: Medicine, General Surgery
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by Medical Society of the County of Albany (N.Y.); Medical Society of the County of Albany (N.Y.) Transactions of the Medical Society of the County of Albany
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Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 1 (Jan. 1881); title from caption
Topic: Medicine
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by California Eclectic Medical College; Eclectic Medical Society of the State of California
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Issues for 1916-21 called v. 37-42 in continuation of the California medical journal but constitute v. 9-14
Topics: Eclecticism, Historical, Medicine
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Merged with: Cleveland journal of medicine to form: Cleveland medical journal
Topic: Medicine
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by Medical Society of the State of New York (1807- )
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The official journal of the Medical Society of the State of New York, featuring case studies, original research, review articles, essays, and advertisements. Published from 1901 - 1993.
Topics: Medicine, periodicals, New York (State), History, 20th Century
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by Mississippi State Medical Association
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The official journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association, featuring case studies, original research, reviews, articles, essays, and advertisements.
Topics: Medicine, periodicals, History, 20th Century, Medicine -- Periodicals, Mississippi
Description based on: surrogate of title page for v. 32, 1885
Topic: Medicine
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by Pennsylvania. State Board of Health
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Publication suspended Dec. 1884-July 1886
Topics: Hygiene, Public Health
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by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society/The Medical & Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland
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The official journal of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland, featuring case studies, original research, review articles, essays and advertisements. Subtitle varies: A semi-monthly journal of medicine and surgery, 1881-1882; A weekly journal of medicine and surgery, 1883-1899; A journal of medicine and surgery, 1900-1918
Topics: Medicine, periodicals, Maryland, History, 19th Century, Medicine -- Periodicals.
Description based on: Vol. 6, no. 4 (Oct. 1857); title from cover
Topic: Medicine
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by South Dakota State Medical Association
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The official journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association, the South Dakota Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the South Dakota Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, and the South Dakota Psychiatric Association of the American Psychiatric Association, featuring case studies, original research, reviews, articles, essays and advertisements.
Topics: Medicine, periodicals, History, 20th Century, Medicine -- Periodicals, South Dakota.
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by College of Physicians of Philadelphia
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Supplements accompany some issues
Topic: Medicine
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by Homoeopathic Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania
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Description based on first issue; title from t.p
Topic: Homeopathy
Continued by: St. Louis courier of medicine
Topic: Medicine
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by Hartshorne, Henry, 1823-1897
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This folder of items is part of Series IV: Lecture Courses, Subseries 4.4: University of Pennsylvania Auxiliary Faculty of Medicine of the Henry Hartshorne Papers (MSS 2/030). This series contains lecture courses on various subjects principally hygiene at different institutions. Although occasional texts exist for courses at the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute, the Institute for Colored Youth, Pennsylvania College, the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, and the...
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Hygiene
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by Hartshorne, Henry, 1823-1897
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This folder of items is part of Series IV: Lecture Courses, Subseries 4.4: University of Pennsylvania Auxiliary Faculty of Medicine of the Henry Hartshorne Papers (MSS 2/030). This series contains lecture courses on various subjects principally hygiene at different institutions. Although occasional texts exist for courses at the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute, the Institute for Colored Youth, Pennsylvania College, the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, and the...
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Hygiene
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by College of Physicians of Philadelphia
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Supplements accompany some issues
Topic: Medicine
First of four volumes containing lecture notes on surgery by Samuel D. Gross, the institutes of medicine by Robley Dunglison, and chemistry by Thomas Hewson Bache, delivered at the Jefferson Medical College during the 1856-1857 session.
Topics: Lecture notes, Jefferson Medical College, Bache, Thomas Hewson, Dunglison, Robley, 1798-1869,...
First of two volumes of lecture notes taken by Silas George at the University of Pennsylvania. Lecturers include Nathaniel Chapman, John Syng Dorsey, and Philip Syng Physick. Topics include materia medica, including cathartics, emetics, and abortifacients; bloodletting; amputation; diseases; and inflammations. Volumes are comrpised of several sections, each beginning with an index.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853,...
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by American Medico-Psychological Association; New York (State). State Lunatic Asylum
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Title from cover
Topics: Psychiatry, Mental Disorders
Description based on: surrogate of title page for v. 32, 1885
Topic: Medicine
Editor: F. Andros and H.S. Sevey
Topic: Medicine
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Continues: Cincinnati medical repertory
Topic: Medicine
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Continues: Buffalo medical and surgical journal and reporter
Topics: Medicine, General Surgery
Continued by: St. Louis courier of medicine
Topic: Medicine
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Continues: American homoeopathist (1885); absorbed by: Medical counselor
Topic: Homeopathy
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Topics: Child Rearing, Parenting
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by Medical Society of the State of New York (1807- )
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The official journal of the Medical Society of the State of New York, featuring case studies, original research, review articles, essays, and advertisements. Published from 1901 - 1993.
Topics: Medicine, periodicals, New York (State), History, 20th Century