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Bowditch, H. P. (Henry Pickering)



  • Existence: 1840 - 1911


Henry Picking Bowditch was an American soldier, physician, physiologist, and dean of the Harvard Medical School. Following his teacher Carl Ludwig, he promoted the training of medical practitioners in a context of physiological research. His teaching career at Harvard spanned 35 years.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Pickering Bowditch records

Collection Identifier: Mss:8993 1890-1911 B785
Scope and Contents:

One box of material containing annual statements of investments of Henry Pickering Bowditch of Brookline, Massachusetts. A small amount of earlier material relating to the Bowditch family and others was received at the same time.

Early deans' records, 1828-1904 (inclusive), 1869-1874 (bulk), 1828-1904 (inclusive), bulk: 1869-1874 (bulk)

Sub-Group Identifier: RG M-DE01
Scope and Content: Subgroup consists of the records of the early deans of Harvard Medical School during the years 1828-1904. Records cheifly represent the tenure of Dean Calvin Ellis (1869-1883). Records produced from the tenures of the following deans are also included: Walter Channing (1826-1847), Oliver Wendell Holmes (1847-1853), John Barnard Swett Jackson (1853-1855), David Humphreys Storer (1855-1864), George Cheyne Shattuck (1864-1869), Henry Pickering Bowditch (1883-1893), and William Lambert...

Harvard Medical School buildings and grounds, Vanderbilt Hall, and the Seeley G. Mudd Building images

Collection Identifier: RG M-CL02, Series 00097c

This finding aid describes photographs, lantern slides, negatives, postcards, and prints portraying Vanderbilt Hall and the Seeley G. Mudd Building at Harvard Medical School.

Harvard Medical School clubs and associations photographs

Collection Identifier: RG M-CL02, Series 00094

The photographs described in this finding aid portray clubs and associations whose members are Harvard Medical School students, alumni, or faculty.

Harvard Medical School interior images

Collection Identifier: RG M-CL02, Series 00096a

This finding aid describes photographs, lantern slides, negatives and photomechanical prints depicting the interiors of Harvard Medical School buildings.

Henry Pickering Bowditch papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c5

H. P. (Henry Pickering) Bowditch (1840-1911) established the first physiological laboratory at Harvard Medical School and taught at the school for 35 years. The collection consists mainly of correspondence but also includes family research records, personal papers including military records, lectures, writings, and manuscript materials.

James Jackson Putnam papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c4
Overview: The James Jackson Putnam papers consist of records either created or collected by Putnam during his life or collected by his widow, Marian Cabot Putnam, after his death. The bulk of the collection is correspondence, most of it either from or to James Jackson Putnam. Correspondents include members of the Putnam, Morse, Shattuck, Cabot, and Jackson families as well as Sigmund Freud, Ernest Jones, Carl Jung, Boris Sidis, and Morton Prince, among other medical colleagues in the United States and...

Maurice Howe Richardson papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c167

The Maurice Howe Richardson papers, 1869-1913, document Richardson's career as Surgeon-in-Chief at Massachusetts General Hospital and as the Moseley Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Papers of Eliza Bowditch Van Loon, 1906-1907

Collection Identifier: MC 186: M-59, reel 995

Correspondence, photographs, etc., of Eliza Bowditch Van Loon, member of the Bowditch family of Boston, and wife of writer-journalist Hendrik Willem van Loon.


Collection 8
Archival Object 1
Composite Photographs 3
Harvard Medical School -- Photograph collections. 3
Photographs 3
Correspondence 2
Harvard Medical School -- Alumni and alumnae. 2
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Harvard Medical School -- Buildings. 2
Harvard Medical School -- Faculty. 2
Harvard Medical School -- Students. 2
Lantern slides. 2
Medicine -- Study and teaching 2
Portraits, Group. 2
Abdomen --Surgery. 1
Anatomy--Education 1
Antisepsis 1
Appendicitis --Diagnosis. 1
Appendix (Anatomy) --Surgery. 1
Architecture -- Designs and plans. 1
Asepsis 1
Auditoriums -- Massachusetts -- Boston. 1
Boston University -- Buildings. 1
Breast -- Cancer. 1
BreastNeoplasms 1
Classrooms. 1
Courtyards -- Massachusetts -- Boston. 1
CranialNerves--surgery 1
Deans (Education) -- Massachusetts. 1
Devices (Heraldry) 1
Dining rooms -- Massachusetts -- Boston. 1
Dormitories -- Massachusetts -- Boston. 1
Drawings. 1
Education, Medical 1
Education, Medical (MeSH) 1
Essays 1
Ethics,Medical 1
Faculty, Medical 1
Gallbladder --Diseases. 1
Genitourinary organs --Diseases. 1
Gymnasiums -- Massachusetts -- Boston. 1
Harvard Medical School -- Awards. 1
Harvard Medical School -- Employees. 1
Harvard Medical School -- Societies, etc. 1
Harvard Medical School -- Study and teaching. 1
Harvard Medical School --Study and teaching. 1
Harvard School of Dental Medicine -- Students. 1
Harvard University -- Anniversaries, etc. 1
Harvard University -- Employees. 1
Human dissection. 1
Human physiology 1
Journalists 1
Kidneys --Diseases. 1
Laboratories. 1
Manuscripts for publication 1
Maps 1
Medical Education. 1
Medical education. 1
Medical librarians. 1
Medical libraries. 1
Medical scientists. 1
Medical students. 1
Medicine -- Study and teaching. 1
Medicine --Practice. 1
Medicine--organization and administration 1
Military Personnel 1
Military Records 1
Moscow (Russia)--Social life and customs 1
Negatives 1
Negatives. 1
Nerves,Cranial. 1
Neurologists 1
Nobel Prize-winning scientists. 1
Operations --Surgical. 1
Oscar C. Tugo Circle (Boston, Mass.) 1
OvarianNeoplasms 1
Ovaries --Cancer. 1
Pancreas --Diseases. 1
PancreaticDiseases 1
Personal Papers 1
Photomechanical prints. 1
Phrenology. 1
Physicians (MeSH) 1
Physicians -- Photographs. 1
Physicians -- Portraits. 1
Physiologists 1
Physiology -- Research 1
Physiology, Experimental 1
Plazas -- Massachusetts -- Boston. 1
Poland--History--1864-1918 1
Postcards. 1
Power-plants. 1
Prints. 1
Psychiatry 1
Psychiatry -- Study and teaching 1
Psychology 1
Psychology -- Study and teaching 1
Russia--History--1904-1914 1
Schools, Medical 1
Sculpture. 1
Skull. 1
Stairs. 1
Stomach --Surgery. 1
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