Correspondence and reports by John Collins Warren, Hersey Professor of Anatomy and Surgery
- 1814-1827 and undated.
- Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856. (Person)
Extent.17 cubic feet (1 half-document box)
The records were assembled as an archival collection by the archivist at an unknown date from various sources without regard to original provenance in order to document University professorships.
Historical Note on John Collins Warren
Warren was the first surgeon to operate on a strangulated hernia in the United States and one of the first surgeons to perform operations on the hard and soft palates. He helped introduce a new operation for lithotrity and in 1837 published his landmark Surgical Observations on Tumours with Cases and Operations. Warren is probably most remembered as the surgeon who successfully operated on a patient during the first public demonstration of ether anesthesia in the United States at the Massachusetts General Hospital on October 16, 1846.
- Correspondence, 1814-1827 and undated
- Reports, 1816, 1825-1827
- Bentinck-Smith, William and Elizabeth Stouffer. "Hersey Professorship of Anatomy [and Surgery], 1791." In Harvard University, History of Named Chairs: Sketches of Donors and Donations. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Secretary to the University, 1991.
- Warren, J. Collins. "John Collins Warren." Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics (January 1924) : 142-147.
- Viets, Henry R. "Warren, John Collins." Dictionary of American Biography. Ed. Dumas Malone. Vol. XIX. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1943. 480-481.
This finding aid was created by Dominic P. Grandinetti in June 2011.
- Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856. Correspondence and reports by John Collins Warren, Hersey Professor of Anatomy and Surgery, 1814-1827 and undated: an inventory
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