Benjamin Smith Barton lecture notes, 1810-1823.
4 volumes (135, 161, 304, 285 leaves)
- Medicine -- Study and teaching -- 19th century.
Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions -- 19th century.
University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine -- 19th century.
- Manuscripts, American -- 19th century.
- Benjamin Smith Barton served as professor of natural history, botany, and materia medica at the University of Pennsylvania from 1789 to 1813, succeeding Benjamin Rush as professor of medicine. He was a physician of Pennsylvania Hospital, editor of the Philadelphia Medical and Physical Journal, and president of the Philadelphia Medical Society. A member of the American Philosophical Society, he won its Magellanic Prize in 1804. He also maintained membership in the Philadelphia Linnean Society, the Linnean Society of London, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal Academy of Science of Sweden.
- Lecture notes taken by four different University of Pennsylvania medical students in Benjamin Smith Barton's materia medica course. Volume 1 consists of notes taken by an unnamed student from Windsor, Connecticut from November 12, 1810 - January 8, 1811. Volume 2 encompasses the years 1811-1812 and also includes notes from Barton's course on Botany taken by an unknown student. Thomas Hamilton is the author of the lecture notes found in Volume 3. These notes, recorded in 1814, include a table of contents located on page 304 v. Volume 4 consists of notes attributed to Barton, which were copied by Matthew Anderson in 1823.
- Penn Provenance:
- Volume 1, sold by Argosy Bookshop (New York), 1958; volume 2, gift of Clement R. Jones, Jr., 1952; volume 3, gift of University of Georgia Library, 1958; and volume 4 sold by Argosy Bookshop (New York), 1957.
- Anderson, Matthew
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