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The Benjamin Waterhouse papers, 1797-1829 (inclusive), consist of Waterhouse's (1754-1846) letters to colleagues, including Lyman Spalding (1775-1821), concerning smallpox inoculation and other medical topics. There are also copies of manuscript letters to the Harvard Corporation in which Waterhouse defends himself against allegations he was working against the interests of Harvard Medical School.
Records in this collection were created by Charles Miller Fisher during his practice as a neurologist in Montreal, Canada, and Boston, Massachusetts. The collection includes patient notes and records, research notes, manuscript drafts, X-rays, slides, photographs, and memorabilia. Topics in the collection include dementia, transient ischemic attack, normal pressure hydrocephalus, transient monocular blindness, stroke, hemiplegia, headache, vasospasm, and arterial dissection.
The collection consists of records created and collected by Charles Wild during his practice as a homeopathic physician in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts, during the first half of the nineteenth century. The collection also includes records created by one of Wild’s sons, Edward, who shared his father’s medical practice.
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine buildings and grounds, clubs and associations, departments, and subjects images
This finding aid describes photographs, photomechanical prints, and color slides depicting the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, library personnel, and the Countway Library Associates.
This finding aid describes photographs, drawings, lanterns slides, negatives, postcards, and prints depicting the Harvard Medical School Quadrange and the Longwood Medical Area.
Harvard Medical School buildings and grounds, Vanderbilt Hall, and the Seeley G. Mudd Building images
This finding aid describes photographs, lantern slides, negatives, postcards, and prints portraying Vanderbilt Hall and the Seeley G. Mudd Building at Harvard Medical School.
The Harvard School of Public Health Harvard Prevention Research Center records, 1992-2003 (inclusive), 1994-2003 (bulk), are the product of research projects and educational interventions developed and implemented by the HPRC under the direction of Steven L. Gortmaker, particularly the Planet Health curriculum and Play Across Boston. The records are arranged in two series: I. Planet Health Records (1992-1997); and II. Play Across Boston Records (2000-2003).
Henry Dean Moorman letter describing his experience at Boston City Hospital following the Cocoanut Grove Fire
Consists of a handwritten letter from Henry Dean "Hank" Moorman, Jr. to his parents describing his experience at the Boston City Hospital on the morning following the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire in November of 1942. Moorman was a Harvard Medical School student at the time of the fire and was likely serving as an intern at the Boston City Hospital.
The Henry Jacob Bigelow papers, 1840s-1856 (inclusive), 1848-1855 (bulk), principally consist of draft and final or close to final draft medical illustrations, some accompanied by case or specimen notes. Drawings are in pencil, ink, and watercolor. Subjects include a wide variety of pathological conditions, mostly tumors, including epitheliomas, cheloids, cysts, and cancerous growths.
The Hyman Morrison papers (1899-1970) consist of personal and professional correspondence, records of research activity, and miscellaneous records from the career of Hyman Morrison as a physician, an active member of the Boston, Massachusetts Jewish and medical communities, and a medical historian.
The Jacob Bigelow papers, 1770-1879 (inclusive), 1800-1879 (bulk), contain correspondence with Jacob Bigelow's (1786-1879) colleagues concerning botanical specimens, publication of the Pharmacopoeia of the United States from 1820 to 1831, and general medical matters. There is also correspondence with his family, including his parents, siblings, and his son, physician Henry Jacob Bigelow (1818-1890).
The John Denison Hartshorn papers, 1754-1786 (inclusive), undated, contain medical notes and patient cases recorded by John Denison Hartshorn (1736-1756) while he was apprenticed to Boston physician and apothecary shop owner Silvester Gardiner (1708-1786), in addition to poetry written by Hartshorn. There is also some correspondence and papers of other physicians and associates of Hartshorn and Gardiner.
Letter describing the treatment of Cocoanut Grove fire victims at Boston City Hospital, 30 November 1942
Letter from Benjamin Alexander to Dr. Wessler regarding Beth Israel Hospital Medical Senior Staff Dinner
1 page letter from Benjamin Alexander inviting Dr. Wessler to attend the Beth Israel Hospital Medical Senior Staff Dinner and detailing the agenda for that meeting.
The Nahum Capen papers, 1783-1885 (inclusive), 1826-1885 (bulk), consist chiefly of letters addressed to Capen and to the firm of Marsh, Capen, and Lyon, requesting information on or discussing phrenology; concerning establishment and meetings of phrenological societies in Boston and elsewhere; and other professional matters. Also includes social invitations, letters of transmittal and recommendation, documents from phrenological societies, and Capen’s collection of autograph letters.
Collection consists of 35mm slides and accompanying descriptive notes presented by Newton C. Browder in a lecture to the Red Cross on January 9, 1955. A majority of the slides depict the treatment and progress of a single patient at Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts between December 1942 and December 1952
The Oliver Cope papers, 1891-1992 (inclusive), 1930-1991 (bulk), are the product of Cope’s professional, research, teaching, and publishing activities throughout the course of his career. The papers are arranged in five series: I. Professional Appointments Files (1922-1984, undated); II. Professional Activities Files (1928-1992, undated); III. Subject Files (1927-1990, undated); IV. Writings and Publications (1891-1988, undated); and V. Collected Publications (1933-1990, undated).
Waterhouse family papers, 1780-1894 (inclusive), 1811-1818 (bulk) principally consist of the correspondence of Benjamin Waterhouse (1754-1846) and John Fothergill Waterhouse (1791-1817) with family members. Also included are medical, subject, and lecture notes; writings; a journal; and a biography of Benjamin Waterhouse.