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Bowditch, H. P. (Henry Pickering)

 Person

Dates

  • 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 1 Collection or Record:

Henry Pickering Bowditch papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c5
Overview: 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.