Scope and Content
Title: Charles Brooks Brigham Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1866-1902
Collection number: MSS 03-6
Creator: Brigham, Charles Brooks
Extent: boxes (19 folders)
University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Charles Brooks Brigham Papers, MSS 03-6, Archives & Special
Collections, UCSF Library & CKM
Charles Brooks Brigham was born in Boston, MA, January 17, 1845. In 1892 he graduated
from the Boston Latin School, and proceeded to Harvard University, where he received his
B.A in 1866, and his medical degree, March 19, 1870. While a medical student he received
the first prize of the Boylston Medical Society (1868) for a paper, "Diabetes mellitus."
Shortly after graduation Dr. Brigham went to France, where he served as a
volunteer,serving as chief of the École Forestiére ambulance corps at Nancy, and was the
protege of Baron Hippolyte Larrey, chairman of the Sanitary Commission of the French
army. Through the influence of the latter Dr. Brigham was awarded the rank of Chevalier
of the Legion of Honor. He was also named to the German Imperial Crown Order.
Dr. Brigham was appointed professor of orthopedic and military surgery and curator of the
museum at UCSF in 1873, but held the appointment only until 1874. He was also surgeon at
French Hospital. In 1872 he published Quelques observations chirurgicales, and an English
translation, Surgical Cases, with Illustrations, followed in 1876. In 1898, in St.Lukes
Hospital, assisted by Robert Langley Porter, Dr. Brigham performed the first (in the
United States, second in the world) total excision of the stomach for cancer.
Scope and Content
Collection includes correspondence, notes, manuscripts, proof sheets, clippings,
photographs (primarily of surgical patients), scrapbook.
Clarke, Edward Hammond
White, James Clarke, 1833-1916
Bigelow, Henry Jacob, 1818-1890
Brown-Sequard, Charles Edouard, 1817-1894
Williams, H G
Storer, Horatio Robinson, 1830-1922
Hodges, R M
Larrey, Felix Hippolyte, baron, 1808-1895
Franco-Prussian War, 1870-71 Sanitary affairs
Stomach Surgery--Orchid culture
Harvard University. Medical School
Surgery 19th century--University of California. Medical School.