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Guide to Bayard Taylor Holmes, Dementia Praecox and Other Studies 1900-1920

© 2008 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Holmes, Bayard Taylor. Dementia Praecox and Other Studies

Dates:

1900-1920

Manuscript Number:

Crerar MS 92

Size:

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

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

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Holmes, Bayard Taylor, Dementia Praecox and Other Studies, Crerar Ms 92, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Bayard Taylor Holmes was born in North Hero, Vermont in 1852. He received a BS from the Paw Paw Institute, near Aurora Illinois, in 1874. After teaching for several years in Illinois schools, in 1883, he received an MD from Chicago’s Homeopathic Medical College. Holmes also studied and interned at Cook County Hospital and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and remained associated with both institutions as a physician and educator in later years.

Holmes was publicly active as an advocate of improved medical education and as a lecturer on public health at Hull House. In 1895, he was the Populist Party candidate for Mayor of Chicago. He retired teaching and medical practice in 1908, to care for his son Ralph, who suffered from “dementia praecox,” the contemporary term for schizophrenia. Holmes also devoted his retirement to research and writing about schizophrenia. He died in 1924 in Fairhope, Alabama.

Scope Note

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

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Crerar Mss 83, 91-99

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Crerar Ms 92