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Gerson (T. Perceval) Collection on Oscar Wilde
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Clippings, ephemera, bookseller descriptions, and other material about or related to Oscar Wilde, originally collected by Dr. T. Perceval Gerson.
Gerson was born on May 27, 1872 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; awarded MD, University of Pennsylvania, 1895; pursued post-graduate work at Johns Hopkins Medical School for three years; interned in large eastern hospitals, and taught pathology at Johns Hopkins; practiced medicine in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, 1899-1903; in 1903 moved to Los Angeles, California; member of the Severance Club, a cultural conversation group, serving as president from 1917 until his death; founder, charter board member and leader of Hollywood Bowl Association; trustee of the Metropolitan University; director, the Southern California branch of the American Civil Liberties Union; physician to the California State Personnel Board; also a member of the California State Medical Society and the Los Angeles County Medical Association; died in Glendale, California in 1960. (biography from the UCLA Special Collections finding aid to the Gerson papers, available online.)
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