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Collection of lecture notes, 1813-1833.

Author/Creator:
Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853.
Publication:
1813-1833.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
15 items (18 volumes).
Subjects:
Medicine -- Study and teaching -- Philadelphia -- 19th century.
Pathology -- Philadelphia -- 18th century.
University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine -- 19th century.
Medicine -- Practice -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
Lecture notes -- Medicine -- University of Pennsylvania -- 18th century.
Biography/History:
American physician. Chapman was the private pupil of Dr. Benjamin Rush. He graduated from the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1801, where he later became professor of the Institutes and Practice of Medicine. In 1817 he founded the Medical Institute of Philadelphia,the first post-graduate medical school in the United States. Chapman waselected the first president of the American Medical Association by acclamation. He was president of the American Philosophical Society from 1846 until his death. He was married in 1808 to Rebecca Biddle, daughter of Col. Clement Biddle.
Summary:
Manuscript notes, taken by students from 1813 to 1833 at the University of Pennsylvania, on lectures covering the topics of theory and practice of medicine, the practice of physic, and pathology. Some remain undated and unsigned. Item 7 contains volume 2 only. Item 8 concerns pathology. Various manuscripts taken or copied by the hands of W. Gries, Jacob Baughman, Gustavus B. Campbell, Glover D. Gilliam, Leonard Lawrence, John E. Espy, Charles Wilkins Short, and John Rhein.
Penn Provenance:
Gifts of D. T. Preston, Dr. William Pepper III, Dr. E. F. Younger, and William H. Courtenay, Jr.
Contributor:
Gries, W.
Baughman, Jacob.
Campbell, Gustavus B.
Gilliam, G. D.
Lawrence, Leonard.
Espy, John E.
Rhein, John.
Short, Charles Wilkins, 1794-1863.
Nelson, Mann Page.
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