Subject Source: Medical Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Overview: The E.E. Southard papers, 1892-1940 (inclusive), 1905-1920 (bulk), reflect the late-career work of E.E. (Elmer Ernest) Southard (1876-1920), a neuropathologist and pathologist for the state of Massachusetts. Southard was the administrator for the first psychopathic department at the Boston State Hospital and worked with Myrtelle Canavan (1879-) and Mary Jarrett (1877-1961) to develop the field of psychiatric social work. He was also Chief Pathologist for the Massachusetts state asylum system,...
Overview: The Isaac Newton Kerlin papers, 1838-1970 (inclusive), 1838-1891 (bulk) consist of correspondence, notes, photographs, reports, and publications produced and collected by Isaac Newton Kerlin as Superintendent of the Pennsylvania Training School for Feeble-Minded Children in Elwyn from 1863 to 1893. A letter from 1970 contains a request from the owners of the Elwyn Institute for the donation of Kerlin's papers.
Overview: The collection reflects the professional work and the personal interests of psychiatrist and reformer Lloyd Vernon Briggs. As well as being a practicing psychiatrist, Briggs was an advocate for the reform of the asylum system in Massachusetts. He worked on reforms of the procedures for the committal of patients and the confinement of those suspected to be mentally ill, and he advocated requiring formal training for both attending physicians and attendants in psychiatric institutions. Briggs was...