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ALS discussing minerals, coins and astronomy. He mentions the Royal Society, Sir Hans Sloane, Robert Hooke and Edmund Halley, among others. Some letters bear explanatory manuscript notes, probably in Palmer's hand.
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ALS. Turner appeals to Major Milo Mason and to William Hunter for help in unspecified matters.
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ALS. This body of correspondence, almost exclusively letters to Forwood and written immediately before and during the early part of the Civil War, relates to questions of race, e.g. "the Negro problem", intermarriage and consanguinity. The mechanics of editing and publishing a medical journal also form a topic of discussion. Principal correspondents are Samuel Worcester Butler and Washington Chew Van Bibber. Other correspondents are Sylvester David Willard, John H. Van Evrie, J.P. Evans, Joseph Leidy, S.M. Bemiss, James A. Bayard, and Samuel A. Cartwright.
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2 TLS from Maugham, 1 TLS from A.F. Searle, Maugham's secretary. Correspondence relates to Bett's biography, "Sir John Bland-Sutton."
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In his letter to Mason Fitch Cogswell, Post writes of the controversy among New York medical professionals over the establishment of a dispensary and a college of surgeons; refers to an attack upon William Dunlap; and comments upon Cogswell's ambitions to write an anatomy. A portrait of Post is attached.
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ALS from Keen to Brinton, written on the back of an ALS from R.J. Levis to Keen. Both men write regarding efforts to collect surgical casts and make them available to Brinton and the Army Medical Museum.
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ALS. A copy of his letter to Miss "Fanny" Clifton, written hours before his departure to the Mediterranean for Naval service, in which he passionately bids her farewell.
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ALS. In this letter written two months before his death on Nov. 20, 1854, Turk writes of attending "the Lectures" in Philadelphia, recounts youthful escapades and speaks of his family.
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ALS to an Alexander Wilcocks and an ANS certifying that Jacob Hicks attended his lectures upon anatomy, surgery and midwifery.
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ANS. Requests that bearer be given a copy of his work on mineral waters, as well as his book on the liver. Note is attached to short biographical sketch.
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ANS. Attests that Sill attended M. August Gaschet during the latter's illnss.
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Miscellaneous documents found in Hyde's daybooks, 1851-1861, which are part of the library's bound manuscript collection. Documents include foolscap bearing sums owed and names of clients. Of particular interest are three drafts of a petition, 1861, Conn., to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, that the Crittenden measures, introduced by Kentucky legislator John Jordan Crittenden, be adopted by all states in order to peacefully preserve the Union. Of related interest is a page bearing biblical passages regarding slaves.
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Document, signed. Certificate to practice medicine, issued by the Connecticut State Medical Society to William Hyde, signed by Jeremiah West, James Potter, Simon Wolcott, and Avery Downer.
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William Helfand is a scholar of pharmaceutical history and art, and collector of ephemera and art related to medicine. The William H. Helfand Collection of Medical Prints and Posters consists of 34 prints and posters realted to the history of medicine and pharmacology, dating from 1695 to 1991, with the bulk of the prints dating from 19th century. Paris, France is the provenance for many of the posters, but several hail from England and the United States. The posters are represented in two formats: lithographs and engravings, some of which are hand colored. Ranging in size from 5"x8" to 19"x23", the prints include caricatures, political satire, comics and advertisements, dealing with a range of subjects from quacks, alchemy, charlatans and cheats, to pastoral and hospital scenes. George Cruikshank and Honoré Daumier are represented amongst the artists. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

The William H. Helfand Collection of Medical Prints and Posters consists of 34 prints and posters realted to the history of medicine and pharmacology, dating from 1695 to 1991, with the bulk of the prints dating from 19th century. Paris, France is the provenance for many of the posters, but several hail from England and the United States. The posters are represented in two formats: lithographs and engravings, some of which are hand colored. Ranging in size from 5"x8" to 19"x23", the prints include caricatures, political satire, comics and advertisements, dealing with a range of subjects from quacks, alchemy, charlatans and cheats to pastoral and hospital scenes. George Cruikshank and Honoré Daumier are represented amongst the artists. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

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A group of letters spanning Welch's career, chiefly written to him, but including one early 1887 letter returning a revised manuscript to Dr. Canfield. One notable letter introducing Welch, then at Johns Hopdkins, to Congressman Robert Bremner, is signed by Woodrow Wilson from the White House in 1913. Includes many pieces of correspondence to and from Wilburt C. Davison of the Duke University School of Medicine, including a 1933 telegram to Welch on the occasion of the 2nd anniversary.
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ALS. Invites Faraday on request of the Committee of the Manchester Royal Institution to give a course of lectures on chemistry. Informs him, however, that the Institution may not be able to supply all of the desired laboratory equipment.
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Holograph inscription, signed. Broadbent's compliments to Dr. H. Barton Jacobs, on the fly-leaf of a copy of the third edition of Broadbent's book on heart disease, presented to Jacobs. Attached is a note in Jacobs' hand.
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Holograph document. A bill presented for "writings made and business done for Mr. Michael Harvey and Mr. William Harvey his brother."
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ALS. Details efforts to increase the size of the army and to improve the efficiency of the military organization in preparation for a war with Great Britain. He also transcribes a copy of a letter received from Alexander Smyth, on recruiting measures.
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ALS, TLS and TL. MacNider writes to Dr. W.P. Kavanagh regarding a terminal case of myocardial infarction. Included is a typescript, unsigned, of a letter to MacNider from Kavanagh.
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Fragment of an ALS, dated 1769, Aug. 16, Edinburgh, and a holograph manuscript in an anonymous hand with biographical information.
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Letters (ALS), including instructions for the third edition of Buchan's "Domestic Medicine". In the same letter he also relates anecdotes of incidents in which people made use of the book's medical advice. A letter to Cadell and Davies (booksellers and publishers) concerns his Medical advice to mothers and his Treatise on venereal disease. This letter was removed from the Thomas Cadell collection. A holograph note, in an anonymous hand, provides biographical information.