Special Collections Research Center

Search Finding Aids

Browse all Finding Aids | Browse Finding Aids with Digitized Content | Browse by Topic


Medicine

    Ahlfeld, Johann Friedrich. Collection of Drawings of Medical Deformities

    Dr. Johann Friedrich Ahlfeld’s collection contains drawings of various medical deformities. The drawings are replications of illustrations found in two volumes containing 49 total plates.

    Aichinger, Wolff. Rezeptbϋcher

    Manuscript collection of medical formulas in German.

    Allgemeine Pathologie

    Essay in German, on pathology and pharmacology, in two parts. I) "Erste Abtheilung: Allgemeine Nosologie"; II) "Zweite Abtheilung: Allgemeine Heilmittellehre."

    American Neurological Association. Records

    Founded in 1874, the American Neurological Association is a professional society of academic neurologists and neuroscientists dedicated to the advancement of neurology. This collection contains administrative records of the American Neurological Association, spanning the years 1946-1968. Writings of former ANA President Roland P. Mackay are also found in the collection, as are portrait photographs of physicians.

    Andral, Gabriel. Cours de Pathologie Interne

    Manuscript, prepared lectures in French, on internal pathology. Includes index. I) "Appareils de la vie de relation: 1e de l'Innervation, 2e de la Locomotion"; II) "Appareil de l'Innervation: centres nerveux - nerfs - sensations."

    Baer, Joseph Louis. Papers

    Instructor and professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush Medical College, Chicago; President of the American Gynecological Society. Loose leaf materials related to gynecology, with holograph drafts and printed copies of Baer's articles from the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and other medical publications. Typescript of Baer's address to the American Gynecological Society, May 1950: "The Life of James Marion Sims."

    Barnes, Broda Otto Papers

    Broda Otto Barnes (1904-1988), a University of Chicago alumnus, specialized in hypothyroidism and related endocrine dysfunctions. This collection consists of memorabilia, primarily photographs, from Barnes' time at the University of Chicago.

    Bartlett, Frederick. Recipe for Pills

    Handwritten recipe from Fred Bartlett, to Branch Barrows, Mattapoisett [Neck], n.d., "Recipe for Pills."

    Bernard, Claude. Dessins originaux pour le Pr‚cis iconographique de m‚decine op‚ratoire et d'anatomie chirurgicale, par C. Bernard et Ch. Huette

    Fifty-three original pencil and watercolor drawings of surgical instruments and surgical procedures, for Bernard and Huette's Précis iconographique de médecine opératoire et d'anatomie chirurgicale (Paris: Mequignon-Marvis fils, 1846, vol. I: text; vol. II: plates). Includes twenty-five engravings made after the drawings, mostly hand-colored. Drawings of surgical instruments are signed by E. Pochet and J. Fouché; anatomical drawings are primarily signed by J. B. Léveillé. Some drawings are lightly annotated in pencil. Some originals differ from the published versions. Inscribed on wrapper: "Annotations autographes de Claude Bernard sur plusieurs dessin dont 2 portent la signature de Claude Bernard." (Only one plate, bottom of plate 80, signed: "Vu Cl.Bernard.")

    Billings, Frank. Papers

    Frank Billings, physician. The Frank Billings Papers consists of one folder containing a single letter from Billings to Dr. E. M. Price, dated May 28, 1915.

    Billings, John S. Letter

    Autograph letter signed. From John S. Billings, Surgeon-General's Office, Washington, D.C, to Justin Winsor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, regarding his donation of Harvey E. Brown, Medical Department of the United States Army from 1775 to 1873, to Harvard University.

    Bjerrum, Jannik. Two papers on Glaucoma

    Offprint of "An addition to the general examination of the field of vision in glaucoma," from The Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Monthly, (July 1934), and typed copy of same essay with handwritten annotations.

    Blayney, James Roy. Papers

    James Roy Blayney, professor and dentist. The Papers consist of one folder, containing correspondence, articles, and manuscripts from 1948-1962.

    Bloom, William. Papers

    William Bloom, pathologist and scientist. The William Bloom Papers consist of two folders, the first containing correspondence and articles from 1932 to 1963. The second holds Bloom’s 1938 work, The Lymphoid-Macrophage System, a project additionally published as several chapters in Hal Downey’s Handbook of Hematology of the same year.

    Boerhaave, Herman. Supplementa Dictatis in Institutiones & Aphorismos Boerhaavii, Notes on

    Handwritten notes in Latin, taken by John Manning after Hermann Boerhaave, Institutiones Medical, 1708, and Boerhaave, Aphorismi de Cognoscendis et Capandis Morbis, 1709.

    Boot, George William. The Diagnosis of Osteosclerosis

    Typescript study with completed patient examination forms, on diseases of the inner ear. Study based on cases from the Central Free Dispensary and Cook County Hospital.

    Bothman, Louis. Papers

    Louis Bothman (born 1893), was an ophthalmologist and clinical pathologist. Bothman served as a clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of Illinois, where he developed a laboratory in ocular pathology. Materials in this collection relate to the study of the eye, and span the years 1897-1948. The collection includes reprints, journals, clippings, brochures, holograph notes, and typescript essays by Bothman with holograph annotations.

    Braude, Marjorie. Papers

    Marjorie (Sperry) Braude (1924-2005) was a prominent psychiatrist and activist against domestic violence in Los Angeles, California. Raised in Chicago, Braude earned her B.A., B.S., and M.D. at the University of Chicago. She then practiced psychiatry and played an active role in numerous organizations devoted to promoting women's health issues, improving the status of women in the field of medicine, and fighting domestic violence. She served as president of the Westwood Psychiatric Hospital's medical staff and chaired the Los Angeles City Domestic Violence Task Force. The collection includes Braude's class notes, assignments, study materials, research materials, and publications from her time at the University of Chicago. Materials date between 1935 and 1950, with the bulk of the material dating between 1942 and 1949.

    Briggs, Lloyd Vernon. Sanity Hearings and Criminal Cases of Clarence V.T. Richeson, Leon F. Czolgosz, and Bertram C. Spencer

    Scrapbooks of clippings, affidavits, photographs and handwritten correspondence, related to the trials of executed murderers Clarence Richeson and Leon Czolgosz (assassin of President William McKinley), and to the mental competence of convicted murderer Bertram C. Spencer, with Briggs acting as a key expert in criminal insanity for the defense.

    Broussais, François Joseph Victor. Pathologie Interne, [and] Physiologie. Lecture Notes

    Manuscript, informal lecture notes in French, taken by a medical student from lectures by Broussais. Volume One: Pathology. Volume Two: Pathology. Volume Three: Pathology. Volume Four: "Cours de physiology."

    Burlingam, D. E., Notes on lectures at Chicago Medical College, Mercy Hospital, and Cook County Hospital

    Formal and informal lecture notes, on paper and leatherbound notebooks, taken by D.E. Burlingam from medical school courses on diseases and their treatment, taught by Professor N. S. Davis, Prof. Andrews, Dr. Sherman, etc., at Chicago Medical College, Mercy Hospital, and Cook County Hospital.

    Byrne, John. Clinical Notes on the Electric Cautery in Uterine Surgery

    Typescript, descriptive summary, of case histories documenting patients with gynecological diseases requiring surgery. Revised version of paper appeared in the New York Medical Record, (December-January 1872-1873).

    Carlson, Anton Julius. Papers

    Anton Julius Carlson, professor and physiologist. The Anton Julius Carlson Papers consist of articles and a bound volume of letters.

    Chicago Heart Association. Records

    The Chicago Heart Association Records comprise three linear feet of files containing mainly off-prints, typescripts and pamphlets collected by the Association for distribution to the public. Some correspondence is also included. The material essentially deals with the topics of heart disease, convalescence, rheumatic fever, and vivisection. Also contains administrative correspondence of Gertrude Howe Britton, founding member and first Executive Director of the Asociation, to various individuals and organizations; and correspondence of Ruth Pierce McEldowney, Britton's successor. Correspondents include Alice Mary Dickerson, Katherine Hufangel, A.C. Ivy, Alexander Ropchan, and others.

    Chicago Laryngological and Ontological Society. Records

    Records of the regular monthly and annual meetings of the Chicago Laryngological and Ontological Society.

    Chicago Neurological Society. Records

    Manuscript and typescript minutes of meetings of the Chicago Neurological Society. Includes printed miscellanea.

    Chicago Pediatric Society. Records

    Typed copies of reports, minutes, and official correspondence of the Chicago Pediatric Society. Includes Constitution (1923). Membership list, undated. Minutes (1897-1928). Treasurer's accounts (1899-1910).

    Chicago Psychological Association. Records

    Founded in 1924. The Chicago Psychological Club changed its name to Chicago Psychological Association in 1979. Typed, mimeographed, printed, and handwritten material, including minutes, conferences, bylaws, and other records.

    Chirurgie aus Pierre Franco, Abstract of

    Handwritten abstract in French, combined with commentary in German, by Dr. [Wilhelm] Baum, after a section in Pierre Franco's Petit Trait‚ (Paris: 1556).

    Clark, Charles M. Record of Cases both Surgical and Medical, Operations, Post Mortem Examinations, etc.

    Handwritten medical records, documenting operations, postmortem examinations, and cases of soldier's wounds and treatments. Extensively illustrated with sketches, tintypes, and photographs, mounted or pasted in. Includes autograph on frontispiece, with photograph of Charles Clark. (Clark was chief operating surgeon in the Twenty-fourth Army Corps, Union Army.)

    Coggeshalll, Lowell T., Papers

    Lowell T. Coggeshall. Physician, professor, dean. Contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, and ephemera relating to various professional organizations and government committees from the 1950s and 1960s, including the Chicago Board of Health, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Commission on Drug Safety. Also contains research material on malaria, speeches, and drafts and reprints of articles by Coggeshall. Material relating to the University of Chicago consists primarily of notes taken during President Beadle's staff meetings (1961-1962).

    Collection of German Medical and Pharmaceutical Formulae

    Handwritten collection in German, of 332 pharmaceutical formulas, home remedies, blessings, curses, and folk customs.

    Collection of Medical Prescriptions and Notes on Folk Medicine

    Manuscript collection in Danish, in two different hands, of medical prescriptions.

    Colored Pathologic Drawings

    150 sheets of colored ink drawings of diseased and recovering human and dog tissues, accompanied by typescript caption identifying the disease, stain used in microscopy, and level of magnification.

    Coryn, W.J., Pain

    Typescript essay with handwritten annotations, on the perception of physical pain. Includes table of contents.

    Crerar Library Collection of Patent Medicines

    Bottles of liquid and powdered medicine, tins and rolls of pills, including preventive, curative, and restorative medicines.

    Cullen, William. Practice of Physic

    Handwritten treatise with extensive annotations, on the diagnosis and treatment of various physical and mental diseases.

    De La Garde, Philip Chilwell. Three Letters

    Three autograph letters signed to Philip Chilwell de la Garde. One of the correspondents is Edward Hocken; the other writer's name is illegible. Topics relate to ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and a housing establishment for the blind.

    De Lee, Joseph B. Notes on Obstetrics

    Published, typed copies of formal research notes, with handwritten annotations, describing the physiology of female fertility, pregnancy, delivery, and care of infants.

    De oculo tractatio

    Manuscript treatise with marginal notations on the anatomy of the eye and the mechanics of vision.

    Dewey, Richard Smith. Papers

    Richard Smith Dewey (1845-1933) was an American psychiatrist and pioneer in the treatment of mental illnesses. His papers, dating from 1870 to 1933, consist of correspondence, writings, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other memorabilia relating both to the professional career and personal life of Dewey.

    Duncombe, Ariel. The Practice of Medicine,

    Handwritten treatise, describing various diseases, their causes and treatment. I) Local Diseases: Carditis, Inflammation, Hemoragies, Dropsies; II) Nervous System: Phrenitis, Hydroccephalus, Apoplexia, Tetanus, Epilepsy, Hysteria, Sensation, Glyphalagia, Taste, Apthae, Glossalgia, Corigula, Epistaxis, Sense of sight, Respiration, Cynanche Lons, Larynx, Trachea, Peripneumonia, Hemoptysis, Hydrothorax, Asthma, Pertussis [end index listing], Gastritis, Dyspepsia, Bulemia, Anorexia, Enteritis. Includes holograph remedy, "In Suppression of Urine," interleaved. Inscribed in various hands: "1824"; "Ariel Duncombe"; "John Greyton"; "L.B. Gallagher, Buffalo," and "18 Street La Port."

    Fantus, Bernard. Collection

    The Bernard Fantus Collection primarily consists of correspondence, photographs, professional documents, biographical materials and newspaper clipping focused on the life and death of Bernard Fantus. Also contained within the collection are articles and newspaper clippings about blood banks and the Cook County Medical Center.

    Fishbein, Morris. Papers

    Physician, editor, and writer. B.S., University of Chicago, 1910. M.D., Rush Medical College, 1912. Editor, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 1924-1949. Died 1976. Contains correspondence; manuscripts of articles and speeches; newspaper clippings and other print and near-print material; and memorabilia including photographs, audio recordings, awards and medals, and scrapbooks. Includes correspondence with publishers and readers, a draft of Morris Fishbein, M.D: an Autobiography, and a journal which records Fishbein’s daily activities from 1919 to 1975. Papers document Fishbein’s career as medical editor, speaker, and philanthropist. Also contains personal documents including papers of Fishbein’s wife, Anna Mantel Fishbein.

    Frank, Ira. The Medical Side of Goethe

    Typescript, biographical essay on Goethe's medical history and interests in medicine.

    Geiling, Eugene M. K. Papers

    Eugene M.K. Geiling (1891-1971) Professor of Pharmacology, first chairman of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Chicago. The collection contains biographical materials, correspondence, textbooks, articles and photographs. The papers primarily document Geiling’s work at John Hopkins and the University of Chicago in the field of animal endocrinology, his work with the Animal Care Panel Training Program, and his Hilltop House residence in New York.

    Glueck, Bernard, Sr. Papers

    Bernard Glueck, Sr. (1884-1972), an authority on psychoanalysis and forensic psychiatry, was an expert witness at the infamous 1924 trial Illinois v. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. The Bernard Glueck, Sr. Papers span 1910-1971 and include manuscripts, correspondence, publications, and award certificates. Of note are manuscripts of Glueck's reports on Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, his report on a study of psychiatric admissions at Sing Sing Prison in 1918, and autobiographical writings from circa 1964-1965.

    Grulee, Clifford Groselle. Papers

    Chicago pediatrician. Editor, American Journal of Diseases of Children, 1928-1931. Professional incoming correspondence, and typed carbon copies of outgoing correspondence, between Grulee and various medical associations and physicians (1929-1940).

    Guglielmo, da Varignana. Secreta Sublimia ad Varios Curandos Morbos

    Illuminated manuscript in Italian, [based on Guglielmo Varignana's Secreta Sublimia (1313), in Latin]. Front and back flyleaves covered with holograph pharmaceutical formulae in a different [16th century?] hand. Sections include: I) "Libro de la medicine simpliciter e composte"; II) "Cura de le febre"; III) "Trattado de la urina"; IV) "Practica." Ex libris: "Vincentii Cecchetti Medici Physici." Bound in wooden boards with leather back, back clasp present.

    Guide to Medical Recipes

    Handwritten collection of home remedies.

    Haighton, John. Lectures on Midwifery

    Manuscript lecture notes on midwifery.

    Handwritten Medical Instructions

    Ten unbound, handwritten sheets in French. Lists of instrucitons to help diagnose and treat various illnesses.

    Hektoen, Ludvig. Papers

    Ludvig Hektoen, medical doctor, 1863-1951. The collection contains incoming correspondence, and carbon copies of outgoing correspondence from the period 1913-1947, arranged alphabetically. Correspondents include I.A. Abt, Stanhope Bayne-Jones, Frank Billings, Edwin Embree, Simon Flexner, Clifford Grulee, James Herrick, Frank Lillie, William J. Mayo, and others.

    Herrick, James Brian. Papers

    James Brian Herrick, physician. The James Brian Herrick Papers include Herrick's autobiography, Memories of Eighty Years, publications and professional correspondence. The collection also includes off-prints, photographs and memorabilia, especially from his internship at Cook County Hospital, treatment and billing records of his patients, and miscellaneous books and notes.

    Hess, Julius Hays. Papers

    Julius Hays Hess (1876-1955) was a Chicago pediatrician. He practiced at Michael Reese Hospital and served as a professor of medicine at the University of Illinois. He was a pioneer in the care of premature infants and he is considered the father of American neonatology. The Julius Hays Hess Papers include personal and professional correspondence and papers, photographs, research notes, drafts, writings by Hess and others, and material related to the design and production of hospital technology.

    Hirsch, Edwin F. Papers

    Edwin F. Hirsch (1886-1972) was a leading pathologist associated with Rush Medical College and the University of Chicago. He is well-known for having developed a method for determining the amount of fat in arteries, which contributed to the understanding of the relationship between arteriosclerosis and dietary fat. Edwin F. Hirsch’s papers include materials related to the research, publication and distribution of his books, reprints of his published articles and other writings, and collected medical articles pertaining to his research. They also include autopsies he conducted during the Spanish Flu Pandemic at Camp Grant, Illinois (1918-1919). His professional certificates and awards are included, as well as newspaper clippings citing his expertise as a coroner, and memorial materials after his death. His family is represented in the collection by correspondence, as well as his aunt Selma Henke’s history of the Hirsch family intertwined with her memoirs of her time as a missionary in China at the turn of the twentieth century. The collection spans Hirsch’s early years as a student until his death (1905-1972).

    Holbrook, Silas P., Medical Daybooks

    The Silas P. Holbrook Collection of Medical Daybooks contains a record of the daily patient visits of Dr. Silas Holbrook. The collection consists of portable patient logs divided into daily visits, pocket diaries, a physician's ledger book, an alphabetical listing of names, and a pocket wallet. The professional and personal items in the collection provide valuable insight into nineteenth century medical and health practices in the U.S.

    Holmes, Bayard Taylor. Dementia Praecox

    Contains Holmes's correspondence with Dr. Adolph Meyer; correspondence and contract of the Cooperative Research Laboratory at Chicago State Hospital; typescript essay with holograph annotations, "A suggestion for a research for a cure of Dementia precox;" correspondence relative to "The Friends of the Insane;" and miscellaneous correspondence. Also contains typescript and copies of essays with handwritten annotations.

    Holmes, Bayard Taylor. Dementia Praecox and Other Studies

    Typescript and holograph medical articles by Holmes and other authors in English and German, on mental illness and related topics. Includes autobiographical essays.

    Holmes, Bayard Taylor. Outline of the Conditions of a Laboratory Building or Buildings for the Laboratories of Cook County, Especially Those of Cook County Hospital

    Consists of typed carbon copy assessment of laboratory conditions at Cook County, prepared for the Council of the Chicago Medical Society by a committee of the Association of County Hospital Laboratory Employees, headed by Dr. Holmes, 1917 Oct. 9. Also includes TLS from Holmes to Dr. Adam Szwajkart, Superintendent, Psychopathic Hospital, and to Dr. John Nuzum, Pathologist, Cook County Hospital, 1917 Nov. 13.

    Holmes, Bayard Taylor. Papers

    Scrapbook of letters, memorabilia, and newspaper clippings primarily concerned with 1895 Chicago mayoral campaign, featuring Holmes as the People's Party candidate.

    Holmes, Bayard Taylor. Papers

    Reprints and printed copies of papers by Dr. Bayard Holmes, primarily on surgical procedures and psychiatry.

    Holmes, Bayard Taylor. Report

    Typescript report prepared for Adam Szwajkart, superintendent, Psychopathic Hospital of Cook County, and for Dr. John Nuzum, pathologist, Cook County Hospital, regarding the Research Laboratory of the Psychopathic Hospital's expenditure, staff, and utilization.

    Holmes, Bayard Taylor. The Castor Oil Bean Poison

    Manuscript on the symptoms and effects of castor oil bean poisoning. Written on the back typed letters from Holmes's office. Two pencil illustrations, pasted in.

    Holmes, Bayard Taylor. The Punishment of Carl Carleson

    Typescript narrative with handwritten annotations relating to Holmes's friendship with convicted murderer Carl Carleson (Branch 1. Case No. 2118, February term, 1897, Judge Neely). Holmes supported Carleson's plea of insanity as a defense for murder.

    Holmes, Bayard Taylor. Third Annual Report of Dementia Praecox Studies

    Consists of correspondence between Holmes and various individuals on the subject of mental illness. Includes a letter from Norman P. Willard to Dr. Vincent on Holmes's work in dementia praecox. Also contains reports. In addition to dementia praecox, topics refer to laboratory buildings in Cook County, Illinois, and guidelines for establishing a medical history of mentally ill patients.

    Horn, Anton Ludwig Ernst. Horn's Specielle Therapeutik

    Handwritten copy in German, describing various diseases, symptoms, and treatment based upon Horn's original tract. Copied by Dr. [Wilhelm] Baum.

    Horwitz, Alexander Philip. Papers

    Material related to the medical career of Dr. Horwitz, including essays, certificates, diplomas, photographs, and licenses.

    Huppert, Max Oscar. Papers on the Cause and Treatment of Epilepsy

    Handwritten drafts in German, on the subject of epilepsy. Extensively annotated and edited in author's hand. Includes two studies, "Zur Theorie vom Wesen der Epilepsie."

    Illinois Society for Medical Research. Records

    The Illinois Society for Medical Research was organized in 1951 by doctors, biologists, and researchers to educate the public on the benefits of medical research, particularly on the necessity of animal experimentation. The Society Records contain correspondence, research manuscripts, manuscripts concerning legislative campaigns, printed matter, and newspaper clippings on issue of interest to the Society including vivisection and animal experimentation. The collection documents the Society's educational programs and lobbying efforts, as well as the day-to-day management of the Society.

    Indo-Persian Medical Text

    Manuscript in Persian, in multiple hands with marginal notations, on medicine.

    Iuschenko, Aleksandr Ivanovich. The Physical Basis of Mental Diseases and their Biologic-Chemical Examinations

    Typed, carbon copy translation of Iuschenko's work on mental disease. Translated into English by Dr. Bayard Holmes, based upon the German translation of Iuschenko's original Russia text. Includes typed bibliography and index of names, with holograph subject index.

    Jacobson, Leon O. Papers

    Leon Orris Jacobson (1911-1992) was a physician, researcher in hematology, educator and administrator at the University of Chicago. Jacobson's medical research focused on blood diseases and the biological effects of radiation; he was also the primary physician for University of Chicago staff working on the Manhattan Project. An influential administrator in the university, Jacobson's work was instrumental to the development of the University of Chicago's Division of the Biological Sciences, School of Medicine, and other biology and medical units. The Leon O. Jacobson Papers contain correspondence, administrative records, research reports and data, drafts of articles and speeches, publications, publicity material, photographs and memorabilia.

    Jay, Frank Webster. Collection

    The Frank Webster Jay Papers contains letters written by scientists from Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. Correspondents include Nicolaas L. Burman, J. A. van Bemmelen, Hermann Boerhaave, Alexander Brongniart, Bory de St. Vincent, Edward Jenner, Antony van Leeuwenhoek, Karl Peter Thunberg, and Casimir Christoph Schmidel.

    Jeffries, Benjamin Joy. Correspondence

    Consists of nine letters from Benjamin Joy Jeffries, Boston, to Mr. Koehler, 1877 Sept. 19-1891 Sept. 28. Topic of letters relates to the diagnosis of color blindness.

    Kapp, Georg Ludwig Karl. Recepttaschenbuch

    Handwritten collection in German, of pharmaceutical formulae.

    Katz, Dewey. Papers

    Dewey Katz, ophthalmologist. The Dewey Katz Papers consist of correspondence between Katz and Dr. Maximilian Salzmann, as well as several letters written by Salzmann’s daughter, Olga Blumauer, on his behalf.

    Klüver, Heinrich. Papers

    Heinrich Kluver (1897-1979), neuro-psychologist. The Papers contain certificates, bibliographies, diaries, autograph books, day books, diplomas, correspondence, original manuscripts, articles and reprints, and photographs of Heinrich Klüver and his second wife Harriet Schwenk.

    Konrad Kristian Karl Lundsgaard. Brillernes Historie (The History of Spectacles), Abstract

    Abstract in English by J. Christian Bay, after Lundsgaard's Brillernes Historie (Copenhagen: V. Trynde, 1913), on the history of corrective lenses. Illustrated with sketches.

    Langenbeck, Conrad Johann Martin. Chirurgie

    Handwritten lecture notes in German, taken by W. H. Seffer, from Langenbeck's course on surgery at the University of Göttingen. Includes marginal sketches, primarily illustrating medical equipment. (Langenbeck was Professor of Anatomy and Surgery, and Director of Surgical Hospitals at Göttingen.) Bound in paper over boards.

    Lanzl, Lawrence H. Papers

    Lawrence Lanzl (1921-2001) was a distinguished researcher in the area of medical physics, who worked both on the Manhattan Project and as a cancer researcher and professor of in the Department of Radiology while at the University of Chicago. This collection consists of 40.5 linear feet of Dr. Lanzl's research, correspondence, administrative and organizational material, and personal items.

    Latham, Vida Annette. Papers

    Born in Great Britain. D.D. and D.D.S., University of Michigan, 1892. M.D. Northwestern University, 1895. Practicing dentist, physician, and microanalyst, Rogers Park, Illinois. Personal correspondence between Latham and others, arranged chronologically (1883-1886). Receipts of payments, photographs, and other miscellaneous material (1881-1886).

    Le Count, Edwin Raymond. Papers

    Handwritten and typescript correspondence and notes, primarily concerning cancers of the brain and lungs. Part One: Certificates, correspondence. Part Two: Certificates, correspondence. Part Three: Correspondence. Part Four: Correspondence. Part Five: Correspondence. Part Six: Holograph essay, "Metastatic osteo-sarcoma in the lung." Illustrated with photographs. Part Seven: Medical lecture notes, index.

    Lecture Notes. Physiologie von A.F. Hempel

    Lecture notes in German, taken by Wilh[elm] Baum, from Adolph Friedrich Hempel's medical lectures at Göttingen.

    Lillie, Ralph S. Papers

    This collection contains the personal and professional correspondence of Ralph S. Lillie (1875-1952), Professor of General Physiology at the University of Chicago. Additionally, the collection includes the correspondence of F.J Mullin, Professor of Physiology, as well as photographs, publications, and objects relating to Lillie’s research. The collection includes material from 1907-1942.

    Luckhardt, Arno B. Papers

    Arno Benedict Luckhardt, 1885 – 1957, physiologist. The papers contain professional and personal correspondence; speeches and papers by Luckhardt on medical and historical subjects, including the William Beaumont Collection at the University of Chicago; and photographs and memorabilia. The material dates from 1918 to 1954.

    Majima, Seigan. Majima Aammoku Ichibu No Gokui No Makimono

    Handwritten copy, in Japanese, of The Secret Principles of Part of the Majima School of Ophthalmology. Illustrated with colored pen and ink drawings. (The Majima School was an old and reputable school of Japanese Ophthalmology. The books' contents were transmitted through lectures; students were never allowed to see the books and their whole contents, but were allowed upon their graduation to copy portions from the scroll.)

    Martin, August Eduard. Illustrations of Forcepses. Scrapbook

    Album with seventy-five sheets of drawings, engravings, and watercolors, of forceps drawn by various artists, arranged alphabetically by names of inventors. Accompanied by historical description of illustrated forceps and related holograph correspondence in German, French, and English. Tipped into heavy brown paper. Collected and with descriptive text by Dr. August Eduard Martin. See also Crerar Ms. 53.

    Martin, August Eduard. Notes

    Handwritten notes in German (probably on birthing procedures), in hand which corresponds to other holograph material identified as copies by Eduard Martin, Johannes Christian Stark's pupil and successor.

    Materia Medica

    Handwritten collection in Latin and German, of pharmaceutical formulas.

    McBurney, Charles. Papers

    Includes ALS from McBurney to Dr. Lewis L. McArthur regarding the muscle splitting incision for appendectomy; a photostat of the letter; and a typed copy "The Muscle-Splitting or Grid-Iron Incision for appendectomy: an historical note" (1937) by Selim McArthur.

    McLean, Franklin C. Papers

    The papers of Franklin C. McLean comprise 17.5 linear feet of personal and professional material. The papers record his career as the director of the Peking Union Medical College, the University of Chicago medical school and, later, as a professor of physiology in the university. The collection consists of correspondence, publications, research data, reports, and minutes. The collection also includes personal material including diaries, honors, photographs, and home movies.

    Medical History, Correspondence

    Eight letters in German and English, by Sticker, Bloch, Notthafft, Oefele, Helfreich, and Welchon, on topics loosely related to the medical profession.

    Medical Prescriptions

    Manuscript collection in Latin and German, in several hands, of pharmaceutical prescriptions.

    Medical Prescriptions and Other Recipes

    Manuscript formulae in several hands, for medicinal elixirs, tinctures, and decoctions listed in alphabetical order, followed by "family recipes" for food dishes.

    Medical Tax Reports, Mecklenburg-Schwerin

    Reports in German on medical and physician's taxes in Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

    Meisen, Vlademar. Treatment of Varices and Their Sequelae by Injection (Eczema and Ulcus Cruris)

    Typed translation of Meisen's study of varicose veins. Originally published in Ugeskrift for Laeger, 87 (1925), p. 929-33, 964-71. Translated from Danish into English by J. Christian Bay. Copy made by J.

    Moscow Twelfth International Congress of Medicine. Scrapbook

    Scrapbook of miscellaneous material, associated with the XII CongrŠs International de M‚decine, August 19-26, 1897, Moscow. Includes souvenir photographs of the Georgian landscape and individuals in native costume, registration materials, calling cards, restaurant receipts and bills of fare, and social invitations. Also contains receipts from various European countries. All material tipped into album of heavy grey paper. Collected by Dr. F.J. van den Ham (Professor, University of Gronique, the Netherlands) and Mrs. van den Ham van Cappelle.

    National Physicians' Committee for the Extension of Medical Service. Records

    The National Physicians' Committee for the Extension of Medical Service was a lobbying organization affiliated with the American Medical Association, and supported by pharmaceutical concerns. In 1948-1949, the NPC attacked Truman-era national health care proposals, such as the Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill, and the federal security administrator Oscar R. Ewing's advocacy of compulsory health insurance. The records of the National Physicians' Committee for the Extension of Medical Service contain documents dating from 1948-1949, consisting mainly of newspaper clippings collected in the committee's library.

    Native American Educational Services. American Indian Health Service. Records

    This collection contains papers created by the American Indian Health Service (AIHS). The AIHS records contain administrative documents (budget and expenses, personnel and organizational structure), grant applications and program proposals (including the Foster Care Program and a proposal for the American Indian Health Clinic), correspondence and legislation pertaining to health care, publications and publicity materials from associated organizations. The collection forms part of the Archives of the Native American Educational Services.

    Notes from Albinus' Lectures on Anatomy at Leyden

    Formal lecture notes in Latin, taken by John Manning, from Bernhard Siegfried Albinus' lectures on anatomy at the University of Leyden.

    Notes on Physiology

    Informal lecture notes in German, on human physiology.

    Notes on William A. Michel's Fuming Sulphuric Acid. The New Specialty for Cancer

    I) Typed carbon copy of notes taken by Dr. Bell, on Dr. Michel's method of removing exterior tumors with acidic paste. Assembled by Dr. Bell, after studying under Dr. Michel in Paris beginning in Fall, 1868. Includes preface by Dr. Bell. II) Holograph leaf of notes [by Dr. Williams], regarding Nordhausen acid, pasted on last page. Bell's notes copied by Dr. Williams. Inscribed on wrapper: "Fuming Sulphuric A[cid]. The new specialty for Cancer, [recorded] by Dr. Bell (London, England about - year 1860 - (Dr. Michel's Paste)/ This is a copy (made by Dr. Williams in year 1914)/ The Original is in the Surgeon General's Library/Washington, D.C." Bound in paper.

    Pashutin, Victor. Course of General and Experimental Pathology

    Typed carbon copy of Volume II, Part I of Pashutin's work (originally published St. Petersburg: Printing Office, N. Merkusheff, 1902), on physiology and the pathology of the gastro-intestinal canal. Translated from Russian into English by Michael Groosenberg, of the Nutrition Laboratory of the Carnegie Institute of Washington. Illustrated with charts and diagrams.

    Pasteur, Louis. Letter

    I) Handwritten letter in French, from Louis Pasteur, Paris, to an unidentified man, November 27, 1881, on the subject of his vaccine; II) Keepsake cardboard folder containing "Une ‚vocation charmante et inattendue des dans pr‚coses de Pasteur," in reference to reproductions of portrait drawings of M. & Mlle. Roch, 1839, "dessin‚ par Pasteur a l'ƒge de 16 ans et demi..."

    Photomicrographs of Pathologic Preparations

    A bound collection of images of different types of cells affected by a variety of pathogens. Some images have labels with text in German.

    Prenant, Auguste. Les Methodes D'enseignement en General et Celles de L'histologie en Particulier

    Handwritten treatise in French, on medical education with emphasis on histology. (Prenant was Professor of Medicine at the University of Paris.)

    Rainforth, S.I. The Stereoscopic Skin Clinic

    This collection contains a photographic inventory of skin diseases by S. I. Rainforth. The stereoscopic images are mounted, housed in original box and accompanied by a stereoscopic viewer. Each image includes descriptive information on the back of the card. The set was issued by the Medical Art Publishing Company.

    Rala, Punci. Medicinal Book

    Handwritten collection in Pali/Sinhalese, of Sri Lankan folk medicine. On 57 palm leaves.

    Records of Clinical Case Histories and Postmortem Examinations

    Manuscript records in several handsconcerning mentally ill patients at: I) Northern Hospital, Winnebago, Wisconsin, 1885-1887; II) Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 1887-1889; III) I.E.H.I., Kankakee, Illinois, 1886-1887.

    Ricketts, B. Merrill (Benjamin Merrill), Surgery of the prostate, pancreas, and diaphragm

    Typed carbon copies with extensive annotations, on surgery of the prostate, pancreas, and diaphragm. Includes biographical clips, and extensive bibliography. Study printed in Benjamin Merrill Ricketts, Surgery of the Prostate, Pancreas, Diaphragm, Spleen, Thyroid, and Hydrocephalus: A Historical Review (Cincinnati: 1904), pp. 1-44

    Ricketts, B. Merrill (Benjamin Merrill). The Lung

    Typescript medical study with handwritten annotations, on the pathology of the lung. Extensively illustrated with photographs. Volume One: "History and resume of surgical conditions found therein and experimental and clinical research in lower animals with reference to pneumonotomy, pneumonectomy, & bronchiotomy." Volume Two: "Experimental research on the lung of the dog with reference to ineumenotomy and pneumonectomy."

    Rush Medical College. Records

    Contains agreements between Rush Medical College and the University of Chicago. Also includes some correspondence and copies of miscellaneous documents and printed material, including the Rush Medical School charter, pamphlets, and programs.

    Rush, Benjamin. Lectures

    Handwritten student notes on Benjamin Rush's lectures on the basic physiological and psychological make-up and processes of human beings.

    Rush, Benjamin. On the Influence of Physical Causes on the Moral Faculty

    Handwritten copy of Rush's essay on morality, originally presented as a lecture to the American Philosophical Society, February 27, 1786.

    Sand, Knud Aage Buchtrup. Legal Medicine, its Origin, Development and Status in Modern Times, with Special Regard to Denmark

    Typed copy of Sand's introductory lecture delivered at the Institute of Legal Medicine of the University of Copenhagen, September 9, 1925, on the history of legalized medicine.

    Schomerus, C.P. Ueber die durch das gleichzeitige Vorhandensein eines Herzleidens, einer Struma und eines Exophthalmus characterisirte Krankheit

    Handwritten study in German, on the combined symptoms of heart disease, goiter, and "bulging eyes." Submitted for "das Tentamen zur medizinischen Facultätsprϋfing" at the University of Göttingen.

    Shimer, Henry. Epidemic Diseases

    Thesis submitted in 1866, for a degree at Chicago Medical College, on diseases in the animal kingdom. I) "Epidemic diseases as manifested in the Animal Kingdom, principaly [sic] derived from personal observation of the late Malignant Epidemic among Insects"; II) "Etiology and Pathology", including sections on "Deficient Food", "Perverted Food", "Social Causes", "Climatic Causes", "Forces of Nature", and "Abnormal Atmospheric Conditions."

    Slye, Maud. Papers

    Maud Slye (1869-1954), University of Chicago pathologist and cancer specialist. The Maud Slye papers consist of research records, published and unpublished manuscripts, and correspondence.

    Society of Medical History of Chicago, Bulletin and Correspondence

    Letters from various medical historians to George H. Weaver, editor, tipped into published, bound issues of the Bulletin of the Society of Medical History of Chicago, vols. 1-4 (1911-35).

    Society of Medical History of Chicago. Records

    The Society of Medical History of Chicago was founded in 1909 "to secure and preserve matters pertaining to the history of medical institutions, organizations and individuals particularly of Chicago and the adjacent country; and to stimulate interest in medical history in general." Original members of the society's council included George H. Cleveland, Henry T. Byford, Nathan S. Davis, John Edwin Rhodes, George H. Weaver, and Ludvig Hektoen. The records of the Society of Medical History of Chicago include the organization's administrative documents, as well as its collections of historic material on the history of medicine

    Soemmerring, Samuel Thomas von. Icones oculi humani

    Holograph treatise in Latin, on the anatomy of the eye. Illustrated with twenty-four sheets of anatomical drawings, in pen & ink, ink and wash, and colored ink and wash. On title page, identified: "Picturae Johanne [Jesse] et scriptum Josepho Ablett Jesse." Purchased on Henry Gradle Memorial Fund. Bound in contemporary calf with gold tooling, rebacked.

    Sonnenschein, Robert. Collection

    Dr. Robert Sonnenschein (1879-1939) was a physician and Professor of Laryngology and Otology at Rush Medical College from 1924-1939. Sonnenschein was also an avid collector and scholar of medical history. The collection contains Dr. Robert Sonnenschein's collections of bookplates, portraits and other documents of medical history. Also included is research in medicine and medical history, as well as correspondence related to Sonnenschein's book collection and other medical history collections.

    Specielle Pathologie und Therapie

    Handwritten lecture notes in German, on diseases and their treatment.

    Stark, Johann Christian. Hebammen-Buch

    Treatise in German, on the female reproductive system, fetal development, and obstetrics for midwives. Includes partial table of contents. Illustrated with pen & ink, and graphite drawings. Identified as copied in the hand of Eduard Martin, Stark's pupil and successor.

    Stark, Johann Christian. Über Frauenkrankheiten und Kinderkrankheiten

    Treatise in German, on the medical treatment of women's and children's illnesses. Includes holograph lists, notes, and printed material, interleaved. Identified as copied in the hand of Eduard Martin, Stark's pupil and successor.

    Stenn, Frederick. Papers

    The papers of Frederick Stenn consist of material pertaining to Dr. Stenn's unpublished biography of Dr. Ludvig Hekteon (1863-1951), a noted Chicago pathologist and surgeon at Rush Medical Hospital. The collection includes correspondence, the original typescript of "Ludvig Hektoen, Medical Mentor of the Midwest," photocopies of manuscript, photographs, and an issue of Archives of Pathology. Related material can be found in the Crerar Manuscript 74, Ludvig Hektoen, Records of Clinical Case Histories, 1885-1889, and Crerar Manuscript 75, Papers of Ludvig Hektoen, 1913-1947.

    Strong, Reuben Myron. History of the Stritch Medical School of Loyola University

    Typescript essay on the origin, organization, administration, and faculty of the Stritch Medical School of Loyola University. Includes table of contents. Illustrated with five photographs.

    Taliaferro, Lucy Graves. Papers

    Lucy Graves Taliaferro, scientist, professor. The Lucy Graves Taliaferro Papers consist of: biographical sketches, biographical essay, correspondence, examples of Taliaferro's research, a transcribed oral interview by Vincent Monroe, a videotaped interview, and photographs.

    Thomson, William H. Clinical Notes of W. H. Thomson's Medical Clinic

    Handwritten, formal lecture notes, taken by Lyman J. Adair, from medical classes conducted by Dr. William H. Thomson. I) Clinical case studies of Thomson's patients, identified by date, patient's name, age, and diagnosis; II) Notes after Dr. William H. Thomson's lectures on the application and effects of various forms of "disinfectants."

    Tröltsch, Anton Friedrich, Freiherr von. Ohrenheilkunde

    Manuscript, informal lecture notes in German, from Tröltsch's medical lectures on the ear. Illustrated with sketches. Bound in modern half cloth over marbled paper. Former call number 617.802 N001. No Crerar accession number.

    University Hospitals and Clinics. Auxiliary Committee. Records

    University Hospitals and Clinics, Auxiliary Committee. The University Hospitals and Clinics, Auxiliary Committee Records consist of history, by-laws, minutes, chairman's reports, membership lists, photographs, and other records related to the Auxiliaries Committee from 1962 to 1981.

    University of Chicago. Chicago Lying-In Hospital. Records

    The Chicago Lying-In Hospital Records comprise correspondence regarding transfer of property from Chicago Lying-In Hospital to the University of Chicago and related matters, letter from S. T. DeLee promising funds (1914), agreements between the Hospital and the University, financial report (1943), copies of building and sanitation permits, and other records.

    University of Chicago. Department of Medicine. Records

    The Department of Medicine Records consist of three bound volumes containing reprints of articles by faculty members in the Department. The volumes are arranged by year and each volume includes an author index.

    University of Chicago. Department of Physiology. Records

    The Department of Physiology was founded with the establishment of the University of Chicago's first Courses of Instruction in 1892. This collection contains meeting minutes, student grade books, and other administrative material.

    University of Chicago. MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Records

    The collection documents the activities of the University of Chicago's MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and its founding Director Dr. Mark Siegler from 1984 to 2009.

    Webster, George Washington. Lectures on Physical Diagnosis

    Two volumes of typed, mimeographed course lectures on physical diagonosis, with interleaved handwritten notes by same author, 1895-1899.

    Wells, Edward Franklin. Papers on Pneumonic Fever

    Manuscript notes, drafts, and tables of research results into the causes of pneumatic fever. . Vol. 1: Causation: predisposing influences -- Morbid anatomy -- Prevalence: age, sex, race, residence, and recurrence -- Vol. 2: 13 tables -- Pneumonic fever -- Pneumonic fever: its morbid anatomy -- Pneumonic fever: its morbid anatomy (second paper) -- Pneumonia with cerebral lesions.

    Wells, Edward Franklin. Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    Census tables of tubercular cases in various cities by region, primarily in the United States, and including Canada, England, and Wales, 1804-1895.

    Yoshitoyo, Ichiryusai. Mashin teate kiho no ben, Makiyama Sensei dempo

    Handwritten text in Japanese, "About the special way to treat the measles; Dr. Makiyama's remedy." Illustrated with colored woodcut. Includes typescript translation of text from Japanese into English.