Finding Aid for the Case Histories and Notes of a Medical Student or Physician Biomed.0197
Finding aid prepared by Kelly Besser, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 November 19.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
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Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Case histories and notes of a medical student or physician
Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0197
Physical Description: 1 unknown (15 leaves)
Date (inclusive): 1785-1787
Language of Material: English .
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UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4560309
This disbound, incomplete (pages 5-34 only, with some sheets missing portions) manuscript contains case histories by a medical student or physician about several patients and notes from readings or lectures. The patient narratives include cases ranging from 1785-1787 of fever, convulsions, childbirth, and one which "appears to me to have been genuine Puerperal fever" (p. 17). The patient records are followed by notes from texts or lectures. the stages of "Hydrocephalus or dropsy of the brain" (p.27-29) concludes, "As to medicine there is not any to be relied on, for all are ineffectual." "Quinsey" (p.30-32) is partly torn-away in the a corner of the second sheet, as are "Extracts from Pott's Surgery : surgeries of the head" and "Injuries of the head" (p.33-34). The donor included a twentieth-century note: "Found in cellar of house of harry Joelson of Paterson, New Jersey, 1941".
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