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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James Fulton Percy papers
    Dates: 1854-1965
    Dates: bulk 1890-1946
    Collection Call Number: mssPercy
    Creator: Percy, James F., 1864-1946
    Extent: 210 items in two boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2203
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    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.

    Administration Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site .

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James Fulton Percy papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    On long-term loan from the Los Angeles County Medical Association, 1992.

    Biographical Note

    James Fulton Percy 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 collection is comprised of offprints of medical articles written by Dr. Percy, particularly about cancer 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, certificates, material about Dr. Percy's wife Roberta, and 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, two dauguerreotypes of Dr. Percy's female ancestors. Included is an original drawing used in one of Dr. Percy's publications.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Percy, James F., 1864-1946

    Corporate Names

    Los Angeles County Medical Association, depositor


    Cancer -- Treatment
    Medicine -- Periodicals
    Physicians -- California
    Surgery -- Periodicals


    Letters (correspondence)