Register of the Charles Brooks Brigham Papers, 1866-1902

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History --History, California --General Biological and Medical Sciences --Clinical Medicine --Surgery

Register of the Charles Brooks Brigham Papers, 1866-1902

Collection number: MSS 03-6

UCSF Library & CKM



Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

Contact Information:

  • UCSF Library & CKM
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • 530 Parnassus Ave.
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
  • Phone: (415) 476-8112
  • Fax: (415) 476-4653
  • Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives/contact
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
3/89
Encoded by:
James Ryan
© 1997. The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles Brooks Brigham Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1866-1902
Collection number: MSS 03-6
Creator: Brigham, Charles Brooks
Extent: boxes (19 folders)
Repository: 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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Brooks Brigham Papers, MSS 03-6, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Biography

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.

Indexing:

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.


Container List

Box Box 1., Folder 1.

Container list

Folder 2.

Correspondence, 1872?-1902

Folder 3.

Case histories, Franco-Prussian war, notes, 1870-71

Folder 4.

Case Histories, San Francisco

Folder 5.

Ms: resection of the elbow

Folder 6.

Ms: removal of the stomach

Folder 7.

Ms: after history in case of removal of the stomach

Folder 8.

Clippings and notes: Brigham's gastrectomy

Folder 9.

Clippings and Notes: other gastrectomies

Folder 10.

Ms: quelques observations... early draft

Folder 11.

Ms: quelques observations... final draft (1)

Folder 12.

Ms: quelques observations... final draft (2)

Folder 13.

Page proofs, quelques observations... (1)

Folder 14.

Page proofs, quelques observations... (2)

Folder 15.

Orchid growing

Folder 16.

Personal miscellany (1)

Folder 17.

Personal miscellany (2)

Box Box 2. , Folder 18.

Notes on lectures by E.H. Clarke, Henry J. Bigelow, H.G. Williams, James G. White, C.E. Brown Sequard, Dr. Storer and R. M. Hodges at Harvard Medical School, 1866-67

Folder 19.

Case histories, Ambulance de l'ècole forestière

Box Box 3.

Scrapbook, containing letters, Harvard medical school admission cards, UC Medical School items.

 

Photographs (43) primarily of surgical patients.