Finding Aid for the J. Murray Willis Lecture Notes Biomed.0725

Finding aid prepared by Shira Peltzman, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 December 4.
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Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: J. Murray Willis lecture notes
Creator: Willis , J. Murray
Source: Palinurus Antiquarian Books
Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0725
Physical Description: 1 unknown (1 notebook)
Date: 1879
Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], J. Murray Willis Lecture Notes (Collection 725). Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Palinurus from the Walter Jarvis Barlow History of Medicine Collection Fund, 2019.

Processing Information

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9022022 

Administrative/Biographical History

J. Murray Willis, M.D. graduated in 1877 from the Medical College of Maine, in Brunswick, then practised as a physician in Elliot, Maine.

Scope and Contents

"A manuscript notebook of lecture notes. Based upon the title these lecture notes appear late - in the decade of extinction - of the Thomsonian wave of botanical medicine. Nonetheless, the lecture notes offered here provide an insight into the ambitious nature of Thomsonian "cures" and their longevity within the medical community. The lecture notes begin with by introducing what can only be described as severe diseases of the brain, heart, and then "Bright's Disease". This is followed by pages of less threatening ailments and their respective cures and applications. Finally there is a general section given over to treatment methodology that is accompanied by remarks on specific diseases. Such lecture records are rare survivals. Dr Willis has signed the endpaper. See Haller, The People's Doctors." -- Antiquarian bookseller's description.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Palinurus Antiquarian Books