Finding Aid for the John P. Schenck Notes on David Hosack Lectures Biomed.0382

Finding aid prepared by Courtney Dean, 2020.
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Title: John P. Schenck notes on David Hosack lectures
Creator: Schenck, John P.
Source: Palinurus Antiquarian Books
Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0382
Physical Description: 1 unknown (5 volumes)
Date (inclusive): 1816-1817
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Palinurus Antiquarian Books, 2012.

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6999439 

Administrative/Biographical History

David Hosack (born 31 August 1769, died 22 December 1835), a physician, was professor of botany and materia medica at Columbia University. He established Elgin Botanical Garden and was founder and president of the New York Historical Society. John P. Scheck (1797?-1872) received his medical degree at Columbia in 1819 (see Holloway, Medical obituaries, 401b).

Scope and Contents

Manuscript lecture notes recorded by medical student John P. Schenck for courses given by David Hosack at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Most lectures are numbered and dated, from late 1816 through early 1817. Written in cursive script in brown ink. The volume appears to be a bound-with of five smaller volumes. Volume 2, title page presents a list of 19 authors and brief titles: "In the course of the winter the following works were recommended for perusal." Volume 2 closes with tables of remedies, grouped by class or category, with headings: com[mon] name, med[ical] name, dose, and administration.. Volume [3] includes medical recipes or formulae and a table of "Dutchess C[ount]y Medical Society Standard of med[ical] charges," a list of fees for various services. Volume [4] is titled "Notes on anatomy & surgery ... by Dr. Post, lecturer." The title page to the first volume includes another person's name inscribed at top, and "Plenck's Pill" and "Dr. Post's office" following the other text.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Palinurus Antiquarian Books