Scope and Content
Title: James Fulton Percy papers
Dates: bulk 1890-1946
Collection Call Number: mssPercy, James Fulton
184 items in two boxes
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Abstract: This small collection consists of materials by and about Dr. James Fulton Percy, of Los Angeles, California.
Language of Material: The records are in English.
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[Identification of item], James Fulton Percy papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
On long-term loan from the Los Angeles County Medical Association, 1992.
James Fulton Percy, 1864-1946, was a Los Angeles physician who specialized in cancer treatment, and the use of cauterization.
Born in New Jersey, he received his medical degree at New York University, and developed the surgical instrument known as
Percy cautery in 1904.
Scope and Content
This small collection consists of materials by and about Dr. James Fulton Percy. Nearly half of this collectio is comprised
of offprintes of medical articles written by Dr. Percy, particularly about concer treatment using cauterization. Also included
are papers and a report on cancer treatment. There is also a small amount of biographical information about Dr. Percy, including
data sheets and bibliographies, as well as eulogies, obituaries and papers pertaining to the New York University alumni hall
fund in his name. In addition are Dr. Percy's own comments on his 1913 visit to the Paris School of Medicine. There are also
many photographs, including: portraits of Dr. Percy, photographs marked for publication by the Los Angeles County Medical
Association for inclusion in its Bulletin, portraits and group portraits, and two dauguerreotypes of Dr. Percy's female ancestors.
Included is an original drawing used in one of Dr. Percy's publications.
Percy, James Fulton, 1864-1946
Los Angeles County Medical Association, depositor
Cancer -- Treatment
Medicine -- Periodicals
Physicians -- California
Surgery -- Periodicals