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Chapman (Nathaniel) lecture notes collection
Biomed.0385  
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Description
"These densely written notes inked in a cursive hand by one of Chapman's students at the University of Pennsylvania contain 50 of the 52 lectures he delivered there in 1814 and 1815, before his chairmanship, as well as a table of measures on the front pastedown and a table of contents on the final verso and rear pasted-own listing sections on chronic rheumatism, yellow fever, tape worm, etc. Many of Dr. Chapman's lectures on materia medica, like these, were published, either by him or later in a compendium by Dr. N.D. Benedict, according to the entry on Chapman in the American Dictionary of National Biography."--Antiquarian bookseller's description. The lecture datespan is identified below the caption title, bracketing "Lecture 1st." Several dried plant specimens, of unknown origin and age, laid in.
Background
"Dr. Nathaniel Chapman (1780-1853) attended the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, where he was a pupil of Benjamin Rush. After graduating in 1801, Chapman spent three years studying abroad in London and Edinburgh, returning to Philadelphia to open a medical practice in 1804. He became a professor of materia medica at the University of Pennsylvania in 1813 and chair of the department three years later; and in 1817 he founded the medical institute at Penn -- the first post-graduate medical school in the country -- and was elected the first president of the American Medical Association in 1847. He was also president of the Philadelphia Medical Society; president of the American Philosophical Society; and editor of the Philadelphia Journal of the Medical and Physical Sciences, which he began publishing in 1820. On Chapman, see: ADNB, I, 581-82." -- Antiquarian bookseller's description.
Extent
1 unknown (1 volume)
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