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History of Medicine

Subject Source: Medical Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

James Howard Means papers

Collection — Box 01Identifier: GA 54
Scope and Contents:

Collection includes material related to a planned biography of Robert James Graves which Means did not complete; correspondence and a reprint of his 1963 piece “Homo medicus Americanus”; a copy of Means’s speech presenting the Kober Medal to William B. Castle in 1962; and records related to the Massachusetts Community Organization Service, the Hospital Planning Council of Greater Boston, and the Massachusetts General Hospital longevity study.

Jones, Claudius M. Amputation kit, belonged to Dr. Claudius M. Jones (d. 1892), 1866-1892, 1875-1892

Item Identifier: WAM001, 22250
Content Description:

One amputation kit

Scope and Contents

"M.3877 / Gift of Mrs. Lyman Asa Jones of Cambridge. / 1934" printed on label attached to bottom of case. "3" written on small label attached to exterior of case.

Richardson, W. L. (William Lambert), 1842-1932. Collection of gynecological and obstetrical instrumentation, 1860-1920

Series Identifier: WAM001, c20197
Scope and Contents:

Consists of obstetrical and gynecological instrumentation formerly belonging to W. L (William Lambert) Richardson.

Rock, John. Obstetrical examination table, from the private practice office of John Rock, 1890-1940, 1918-1950

Item Identifier: WAM001, c22265
Content Description:

One glass and metal table on casters from the private office of John Rock.

Vernacular Archive of Normal Volunteers (VANV)

Collection Identifier: H MS c464
Content Description: The Vernacular Archive of Normal Volunteers (VANV), 1940-2018 (inclusive) is a collection of oral histories, associated archival documents, and project records created and collected by Laura Jeanine Morris Stark (born 1975) to explore the lives of the first “normal control” research subjects at the Clinical Center of the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland who were recruited through NIH’s Normal Volunteer Patient Program. The Normal Volunteer Patient...

Trunk-shaped box containing homeopathic drug bottles, 1845-1930

File Identifier: WAM001, 22249
Scope and Contents:

"A-2" written on sticker on outside of case. "HOMEOPATHIC / DRUG BOX" printed on card inside box.