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Guide to the Nicholas Senn Papers 1866-1908

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Senn, Nicholas Papers

Dates:

1866-1908

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms100

Size:

40 linear feet (159 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

Nicholas Senn (1844-1908) surgeon, professor of surgery, and author. The collection includes more than 150 manuscripts documenting Senn’s studies and career, primarily handwritten manuscripts for articles, books, and lectures. Also include case histories, studies of cancer, lectures on the history of military medicine, and notes taken by students after lectures and clinics led by Senn.

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Biographical Note

Nicholas Senn was born in on October 31, 1844, in Sevelen, Switzerland, in the canton of St. Gallen. His parents were Johannes and Magdalena Senn. In 1852, at the age of eight, Senn emigrated to the United States with his family and settled in Ashford, Wisconsin. Senn was educated at a local high school.

In 1865, Senn enrolled in the Chicago Medical College. Upon his graduation, Senn was awarded with a competitive residency at Cook County Hospital. Following his residency, Senn began to practice medicine in Elmore, Wisconsin, near his childhood home. Wanting to continue his education, however, Senn travelled to Munich, Germany in 1877 to study bacteriology. By 1878, he had graduated and received his second M.D.

Senn’s career following his trip to Germany was illustrious. Back in the United States, Senn was appointed as Professor of Surgery at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois, in 1878. In 1884, Senn accepted the position of Professor of Surgery at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago. Some of Senn’s most well-known experiments occurred in 1886. Seeking to test a diagnostic technique for gastrointestinal perforations, Senn used rubber hosing to inflate the intestinal tract with 15 liters of hydrogen gas. While he had previously carried out these experiments on dogs (something to the point of rupturing their intestines), Senn eventually tested his apparatus on himself. His successful findings were later published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Additionally, in 1901, Senn sought to test whether cancer was contagious, going so far as to insert a piece of cancerous lymph node from a patient into his own skin. When the transplant began to fade weeks later, Senn concluded that cancer was not contagious.

In 1887 until 1888, he served as the Vice President of the American Surgical Association. In 1890, Senn returned to Rush Medical College as a professor of practical and clinical surgery and surgical pathology. By 1891, he was name the head of the department of surgery. In 1891, he founded the Association of Military Surgeons and the United States, which served as the professional organization for all active and reserve healthcare professionals. In 1893, Senn simultaneously worked as the attending surgeon in Presbyterian Hospital, surgeon-in-chief of St. Joseph’s Hospital, professor of surgery at the Chicago Polyclinic, and lectured on military surgery at the University of Chicago.

In 1897, Senn was awarded his Ph.D. by the University of Wisconsin. He also served as the president of the American Medical Association from 1897-1898. The Spanish-American War then broke out and Senn was appointed as chief surgeon of the United States Sixth Army Corps. He achieved the rank of lieutenant-colonel and chief of staff. Additionally, during the years from 1890-1906, Senn served as a delegate to the International Medical Congress at Berlin, Moscow, Madrid, and Lisbon.

In addition to his illustrious career, Senn was a prolific writer. Senn published 25 books in his lifetime as well as countless scholarly articles. Throughout his life, he also amassed a collection of over 20,000 items relating variously to medicine and surgery from the 1500s onwards. His collections are stored in the John Crerar Library at the University of Chicago and the Newberry Library of Chicago, Illinois.

Senn married Aurelia S. Millhouser and together they had two children, Emanuel John Senn and William Nicholas Senn. He died at the age of 63 on January 2, 1908, in Chicago, Illinois.

Scope Note

The Nicholas Senn Papers contains a wide variety of materials documenting Senn’s career as a practicing surgeon and as an educator. A large portion of these are original manuscripts of papers that Senn contributed to professional journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, and the American Journal of Medical Sciences, and many others. The collection also includes texts of speeches and lectures given by Senn before professional organizations, university audiences, and organizations throughout Chicago and the world. The subjects of his publications and lectures include medical studies on carcinoma, cystitis, the history of military medicine, diseases of the pancreas, peritonitis, and surgical procedures, as well as historical and travel accounts related to the medical profession (trips to Africa,1906; Antarctica, 1907; Arctic, 1905; India, 1905; Siberia, 1901; South America, 1907, etc.). Also included are case histories, patient records, studies of cancer, lectures on and notes taken by students after lectures and clinics led by Senn, including notes from Senn's lectures delivered at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1887-1888.

The “Senn numbers,” assigned to many of the manuscripts as part of the holdings of the John Crerar Library have been recorded with each manuscript description.

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INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Senn No. 1, Surgical anatomy notes and drawings, 1894

Box 1   Folder 2

Senn No. 5, “The Human Side of Warfare,” N. Senn, published in JAMA, vol. 34, 1900

Box 1   Folder 3

Senn No. 6, “The Good Samaritan,” N. Senn, manuscript with corrections, undated7

Box 1   Folder 4

Senn No. 8, “The Red Cross Society of Japan,” N. Senn, manuscript with corrections, 1904

Box 1   Folder 5

Senn No. 10, “The Final Triumph of Scientific Medicine,” N. Senn, delivered before the Medical Association of Alabama, April 17, 1907

Box 1   Folder 5

Senn No. 10, “The Final Triumph of Scientific Medicine,” N. Senn, delivered before the Medical Association of Alabama, April 17, 1907

Box 1   Folder 6

Senn No. 11, “The Physician as a Scientist,” N. Senn, published in JAMA, vol. 35, 1900

Box 1   Folder 7

Senn No. 13, “Baccalaureate Lesson,” N. Senn, delivered to graduating class of Rush Medical College, June 1, 1901

Box 1   Folder 8

Senn No. 15, “Importance and value of Experimental Research,” N. Senn, doctorate address delivered at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, February 21, 1887

Box 1   Folder 9

Senn No. 17, “Of Surgery in Rush Medical College,” N. Senn, introductory address delivered April 11, 1891

Box 1   Folder 10

Senn No. 19, “Life and Work of the Late Professor Christian Fengler,” N. Senn, memorial address delivered at Rush Medical College, April 4, 1902

Box 1   Folder 11

Senn No. 20, “The Life and Work of the Late Professor Christian Fengler,” N. Senn, typed, April 4, 1902

Box 1   Folder 12

Senn No. 22, “Dr. Fernand Henrotin: A Commemorative Address,” N. Senn, typed manuscript with corrections, 1906

Box 1   Folder 13

Senn No. 29, “The Status and Functions of the Medical Department of the Illinois National Guard,” N. Senn, published in the Transactions of the American Surgical Association, vol. 2, 1884

Box 1   Folder 14

Senn No. 35, “An Experimental Inquiry Concerning Elastic Constriction as a Haemostatic Measure,” N. Senn, manuscript and typed copy, delivered to National Association of Railway Surgeons, May 28, 1892

Box 1   Folder 15

Senn No. 36, “Some Further Remarks on Elastic Constriction as a Hemostatic Measure,” N. Senn, published in Medical Record, vol. 43, 1893

Box 1   Folder 16

Senn No. 37, “Thrombosis,” N. Senn, undated

Box 1   Folder 17

Senn No. 41, “The Etiology, Pathology, and Diagnosis of Intestinal Tuberculosis,” publish in the Maerican Journal of Obstetrics, vol. 30, 1894

Box 1   Folder 18

Senn No. 43, “Complications and Sequelae of Gall-stones,” N. Senn, delivered to Chicago Medical Society, March 2, 1898

Box 1   Folder 19

Senn No. 44, “Diseases of the Pancrea (and Operative Treatment),” N. Senn, handwritten manuscript with printed pages from “Surgery of the Pancreas” (Senn, 1886) pasted in, undated

Box 1   Folder 20

Senn No. 45, “Classification of Acute Peritonitis,” N. Senn, handwritten manuscript, 1897

Box 2   Folder 1

Senn No. 46, “Classification of Acute Peritonitis,” N. Senn, typed manuscript, 1897

Box 2   Folder 2

Senn No. 48, “The Therapeutic Value of Rontgen Ray in the Treatment of Pseudoleucaemia,” N. Senn, holograph with corrections, 1903

Box 2   Folder 3

Senn No. 52, “Necrosis and Its Treatment,” N. Senn, published in the Transactions of the Wisconsin State Medical Society, ca. 1872

Box 2   Folder 4

Senn No. 53, “Chronis Sinuous Abscess of Bone,” holograph manuscript, undated

Box 2   Folder 5

Senn No. 56, “A Case of Hydrophobia,” N. Senn, delivered to the Rail Road Medical Society, May, 1879

Box 2   Folder 6

Senn No. 57, “Actinomycosis,” N. Senn, typed copy, ca 1890s

Box 2   Folder 7

Senn No. 62, “Lipomyxoma of the Neck,” N. Senn, published in St. Paul Medical Journal, January 1, 1898

Box 2   Folder 8

Senn No. 63, “Pathology and Treatment of Cancer,” N. Senn, holograph manuscript, ca. 1870s

Box 2   Folder 9

Senn No. 64, “Alveolar Carcinoma of Omentum,” N. Senn, holograph manuscript, ca. 1870s

Box 2   Folder 10

Senn No. 80, “The Mission of the Association of the Military Surgeons of the National Guard of the United States,” N. Senn, published in JAMA, vol 18, 1892

Box 2   Folder 11

Senn No. 92, “Three Rare Case of Dislocation,” N. Senn, holograph manuscript, 1872

Box 2   Folder 12

Senn No. 93, “On the Frequency of Cryptorchism and Its Results,” N. Senn, manuscript, undated

Box 2   Folder 13

Senn No. 94, “The Surgical Treatment of Traumatic Hemorrhage of the Spleen,” N. Senn, published in JAMA, vol. 41, 1903

Box 2   Folder 14

Senn No. 95, “The Treatment of Inflammation of Joints by Permanent Extension,” N. Senn, holograph manuscript, ca. 1880s

Box 2   Folder 15

Senn No. 98, “Skull, Perforating Tumors of,” N. Senn, holograph manuscript, signed, ca. 1880s

Box 2   Folder 16

Senn No. 99, “Pathology and Treatment of Epulis,” N. Senn, read before the Odonatological Society of Wisconsin, July 21, 1880

Box 2   Folder 17

Senn No. 100, “Treatment of Chronis Empyema of the Antrum of Highmore by Temporary Osteoplastic Resection of the Anterior Antral Wall,” N. Senn, published in Pacific Medical Journal, vol. 40, 1897

Box 2   Folder 18

Senn No. 109, “The Surgical Treatment of Volvulus, N. Senn, published in the Medical News, vol. 55, 1889

Box 2   Folder 19

Senn No. 115, “Supra-pubic Cystotomy in Two Stages,” N. Senn, published in the Medical News, vol. 63, 1893

Box 2   Folder 20

Senn No. 118, “Lumbar Nephropexy Without Suturing,” N. Senn, published in the Hot Springs Medical Journal, vol. 7, 1898

Box 3   Folder 1

Senn No. 119, “The Purse-String Suture in Gastrorrhaphy for Gunshot wounds, an Experimental Contribution,” N. Senn, published in JAMA, vol. 39, 1902

Box 3   Folder 2

Senn No. 120, “The Proper Perineal Prostatectomy Incision,” N. Senn, published in JAMA, vol. 41, 1903

Box 3   Folder 3

Senn No. 121, “The Treatment of Fracture of the Neck of the Femur by Immediate Reduction and Permanent Fixation,” N. Senn, read before the Wisconsin State Medical Society, later published in JAMA, vol 13, June 4, 1889

Box 3   Folder 4

Senn No. 122, “Bloodless Amputation at the Hip Joint, by a new method,” N. Senn, read before the Surgical Section of the Suffolk District Medical Society, February 1, 1893

Box 3   Folder 5

Senn No. 125, “Iodized Catgut,” N. Senn, published in JAMA, vol. 40, 1903

Box 3   Folder 6

Senn No. 128, “A new Incision for Arthrectomy, Resection and for Reduction of Irreducible Dislocation of the Shoulder Joint,” N. Senn, published in the Philadelphia Medical Journal, vol. 1, 1898

Box 3   Folder 7

Senn No. 129, “Transplantation of Bone,” N. Senn, published in Transactions of the Wisconsin States Medical Society, vol. 9, 1875

Box 3   Folder 8

Senn No. 132, “Abdominal Surgery on the Battlefield,” N. Senn, published in the St. Louis Clinique, vol. 7, 1894

Box 3   Folder 9

Senn No. 134, “Conservative Surgery on the Battlefield,” N. Senn, typed copy with minor corrections, 1901

Box 3   Folder 10

Senn No. 137, “Lapro-Hysterotemy, Its Indications and Technique,” N. Senn, published in the American Journal of the Medical Sciences, vol. 106, 1893

Box 3   Folder 11

Senn No. 138, “The Early History of Vaginal Hysterectomy,” N. Senn, delivered before the Chicago Medical Society, March 18, 1895; later published in JAMA, vol. 25, 1895

Box 3   Folder 12

Senn No. 146, “Flowers,” N. Senn, holograph manuscript, ca. 1890s

Box 4

Senn No. 2, Extracts from clinical cases; medical and surgical, student case notes, 1866-1867; patient death records, 1881-1882

Box 5

Senn No. 3, Case book, volume 1, Surgical case notes, January 1868-November 1868

Box 6

Senn No. 3, Case book, volume 2, Surgical case notes, February 1869-August 1870

Box 7

Senn No. 4, The Pathology and Morbid Anatomy of Tubercle, report to the Wisconsin State Medical Society, printed in the transactions of the Wisconsin State Medical Society, vol.16,1882; and afterwards as a separate, Milwaukee, 1883.

Box 8

Senn No. 7, The Japanese Red Cross Society, undated

Box 9

Senn No. 9, The Final Triumph of Scientific Medicine. The Jerome Cochran lecture. Delivered before the Medical Association of Alabama, April 17, 1907

Box 10

Senn No. 12, Miscellaneous Papers, vol. 1, undated

  • Amputation of cervix uteri for epithelioma
  • Medical address on anatomy
  • Reports on surgery
Box 11

Senn No. 12, Miscellaneous Papers, vol. 2, undated

  • Report on the Committee on New Remedies
  • Medical address on diseases of women
  • The good samaritan
  • Traumatic shock
Box 12

Senn No. 12, Miscellaneous Papers, vol. 3, undated

  • Diseases and injuries of the intestines
  • Cases of Tuberculosis of bones and joints recently treated by Iodoform injections in the surgical clinics of Rush Medical College
  • Diseases and injuries of the stomach
  • Wounds of the abdomen
  • Experimental results
  • Lacerations of stomach without external wound
  • Injuries and diseases of the Peritoneum…
  • Restitution of the continuity of the tibia by transplantation of the patella
  • Poem. “Vita brevis est, ars longa”
  • Surgical notes
  • Medical address
Box 13

Senn No. 14, The American Medical Association, its past, present and future, published in JAMA, 28 (1897), and afterwards as a separate, Chicago, AMA Press, 1897

Box 14

Senn No. 16, The Scientific and Practical Value of Hospital Internship, Printed in the Journal of the American Medical Association, vol.50, May 1908

Box 15

Senn No. 18, Around the World via India. A Medical Tour, holograph manuscript with manuscript editorial and typesetting notations, 1904

Box 16

Senn No. 21, Dr. Fernand Henrotin. A commemorative address, 1906

Box 17

Senn No. 23, Tribute to the memory of Dr. Nicholas Senn from the medical staff of the German Hospital, Chicago, January 20,1908

Box 18

Senn No. 24, Manuscripts and portrait in portfolio, Typescript biographical note in English. Laid-in: copy of Dr. Senn's inaugural-dissertation, Variocele, 1955

Box 19

Senn No. 25, Travel notes from South America, 1907

Box 20

Senn No. 26, In the heart of the Arctics, vol. 1, holograph manuscripts with manuscript corrections in another hand, published by W.B. Conkey Company, Chicago, 1907

Box 21

Senn No. 26, In the heart of the Arctics, vol. 2, holograph manuscripts with manuscript corrections in another hand, published by W.B. Conkey Company, Chicago, 1907

Box 22

Senn No. 26, In the heart of the Arctics, vol. 3, holograph manuscripts with manuscript corrections in another hand, published by W.B. Conkey Company, Chicago, 1907

Box 23

Senn No. 27, Medical affairs in the heart of the Arctics, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 45, 1905

Box 24

Senn No. 28, Experimental Researches on Cicatrization in Blood Vessels after Ligature, "extracted from the Transactions of the American Surgical Association, vol.2, 1884." Philadelphia, Collins, printer, 1885

Box 25

Senn No. 30, Medical Legislation. The Annual Address before the Wisconsin State Medical Society, published in Transactiosn of the Wisconsin State Medical Society 13 (1879); afterwards as a separate by the Sentinel Co, Milwaukee, 1879

Box 26

Senn No. 31, First Aid on the Battlefield, published in Journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, 18 (1906); afterwards as a separate, Carlisle, PA, The Association of Military Surgeons, 1906

Box 27

Senn No. 32, Digitalis purpurea, holograph manuscript, 1868

Box 28

Senn No. 33, Away with Koch's Lymph!!, published in Chicago Medical Recorder, 1 (1891); afterwards as a separate, Chicago, Press of R.R.McCabe & Co., 1891

Box 29

Senn No. 34, Specielle Therapie im Sommersemester 1820 vorgetragen vom Hofrath Himly, vol. 1, Gottingen, Germany, 1820

Box 30

Senn No. 34, Specielle Therapie im Sommersemester 1820 vorgetragen vom Hofrath Himly, vol. 2, Gottingen, Germany, 1820

Box 31

Senn No. 38, An experimental and clinical study on air-embolism, published in Transactions of the American Surgical Association, 3 (1885); afterwards as a separate, Philadelphia, Collins, printed, 1885

Box 32

Senn No. 39, A case of splenomedullary leukaemia, successfully treated by the use of Rontgen ray, holograph manuscript, with manuscript editorial corrections and typesetting instructions, 1903

Box 33

Senn No. 40, The Surgical Treatment of Intestinal Obstruction, a paper read before the Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons, Washinton, D.C., 9/18/1888; published afterwards as a separate, vol. 1

Box 34

Senn No. 40, The Surgical Treatment of Intestinal Obstruction, a paper read before the Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons, Washinton, D.C., 9/18/1888; published afterwards as a separate, vol. 2

Box 35

Senn No. 42, The etiology, pathology, and dianosis of intestinal tuberculosis, published as part 1 of his Intestinal tuberculosis, in JAMA 30(1898); also in Transactions of the Ohio Medical Society, 1898; afterwards as a separate, Chicago, AMA Press, 1898.

Box 36

Senn No. 47, Classification and surgical treatment of acute peritonitis, paper read at XII Congress de medicine, Moscow, August, 1897

Box 37

Senn No. 49, The etiology and classification of cystitis, read before the American Surgical Association, April 1898. published in JAMA, 30 (1898); afterwards as a separate, 1898

Box 38

Senn No. 50, Varicocele, undated

  • This is an English version of Senn's Inaug.-Diss, Munchen, 1878. It's unclear whether he wrote it in English and translated into German, or vice versa. The English version may be the original -- there are passages crossed out on leaves 7, 18, 22, and 33 which are absent in the German publication.
Box 39

Senn No. 51, Hydrocele, holograph manuscript, 189?

Box 40

Senn No. 54, Tuberculosis of the bones and joints, vol. 1, manuscript, published by the F.A Davis Co., Philadelphia and London, 1893

Box 41

Senn No. 54, Tuberculosis of the bones and joints, vol. 2, manuscript, published by the F.A Davis Co., Philadelphia and London, 1893

Box 42

Senn No. 54, Tuberculosis of the bones and joints, vol. 3, manuscript, published by the F.A Davis Co., Philadelphia and London, 1893

Box 43

Senn No. 54, Tuberculosis of the bones and joints, vol. 4, manuscript, published by the F.A Davis Co., Philadelphia and London, 1893

Box 44

Senn No. 54, Tuberculosis of the bones and joints, vol. 5, manuscript, published by the F.A Davis Co., Philadelphia and London, 1893

Box 45

Senn No. 55, Coxa vara and differential diagnosis between it and other static, inflammary and traumatic affections of the hip joint, published in JAMA, 44(1905); afterwards as a separate, Chicago, AMA Press, 1905

Box 46

Senn No. 58, The pathology and surgical treatment of tumours, vol. 1, holograph manuscript, blue pencilled editorial markings in another hand, 1895

Box 47

Senn No. 58, The pathology and surgical treatment of tumours, vol. 2, holograph manuscript, blue pencilled editorial markings in another hand, 1895

Box 48

Senn No. 58, The pathology and surgical treatment of tumours, vol. 3, holograph manuscript, blue pencilled editorial markings in another hand, 1895

Box 49

Senn No. 58, The pathology and surgical treatment of tumours, vol. 4, holograph manuscript, blue pencilled editorial markings in another hand, 1895

Box 50

Senn No. 58, The pathology and surgical treatment of tumours, vol. 5, holograph manuscript, blue pencilled editorial markings in another hand, 1895

Box 51

Senn No. 58, The pathology and surgical treatment of tumours, vol. 6, holograph manuscript, blue pencilled editorial markings in another hand, 1895

Box 52

Senn No. 58, The pathology and surgical treatment of tumours, vol. 7, holograph manuscript, blue pencilled editorial markings in another hand, 1895

Box 53

Senn No. 58, The pathology and surgical treatment of tumours, vol. 8, holograph manuscript, blue pencilled editorial markings in another hand, 1895

Box 54

Senn No. 59, On brancial cysts of the neck, holograph first draft, 1884

Box 55

Senn No. 60, On brancial cysts of the neck, copy in another hand with a few corrections in Senn's own hand, 1884

Box 56

Senn No. 61, The Surgical treatment of cysts of the pancreas, read in the Section on Surgery and Anatomy at the 36th annual meeting of the American Medical Association, 1885

Box 57

Senn No. 65, The cancer question from a popular standpoint I-IV, holograph manuscript, 190?

Box 58

Senn No. 66, The present status of the carcinoma question, published in JAMA, 37, August 23, 1901

Box 59

Senn No. 67, A plea for the international study of carcinoma, printed in the JAMA, 46 (1906); afterwards as a separate, Chicago, Press of the American Medical Association, 1906

Box 60

Senn No. 68, Tuberculosis of the genito-urinary organs, male and female, vol. 1, published by W.B. Sanders, Philadelphia, 1897

Box 61

Senn No. 68, Tuberculosis of the genito-urinary organs, male and female, vol. 2, published by W.B. Sanders, Philadelphia, 1897

Box 62

Senn No. 69, On leprosy, holograph manuscript, undated

Box 63

Senn No. 70, Langenbeck's chirurgie, vol. 1, manuscript notes taken by W. Baum, Gottingen Germany, 1820

Box 64

Senn No. 70, Langenbeck's chirurgie, vol. 2, manuscript notes taken by W. Baum, Gottingen Germany, 1820

Box 65

Senn No. 70, Langenbeck's chirurgie, vol. 3, manuscript notes taken by W. Baum, Gottingen Germany, 1820

Box 66

Senn No. 71, Chirurgica medica, lecture notes of W. Baum, Gottingen Germany, 1821

Box 67

Senn No. 72, Allgemeine chirurgie, vorgetragen vom dr. fr. Th. Frerichs, manuscript lecture notes, Gottingen Germany, after 1848

Box 68

Senn No. 73, Synopses of lectures delivered at the college of physicians and surgeons, Chicago, 1887/88, inscribed: "a token of respect and admiration from a grateful student to a worth teacher. D.B.W.(D. Baldwin Wylie?). To Dr. Senn, Milwaukee, Wis. April 29, 1888."

Box 69

Senn No. 74, Principles of Surgery, vol. 1, before 1891

Box 70

Senn No. 74, Principles of Surgery, vol. 2, before 1891

Box 71

Senn No. 74, Principles of Surgery, vol. 3, before 1891

Box 72

Senn No. 74, Principles of Surgery, vol. 4, before 1891

Box 73

Senn No. 74, Principles of Surgery, vol. 5, before 1891

Box 74

Senn No. 74, Principles of Surgery, vol. 6, before 1891

Box 75

Senn No. 74, Principles of Surgery, vol. 7, before 1891

Box 76

Senn No. 74, Principles of Surgery, vol. 8, before 1891

Box 77

Senn No. 75, Practical surgery for the general practitioner, vol. 1, holograph manuscript interspersed with typewritten pages and tipped-in extracts from other Senn works, plus illustrations; editorial & typesetting notations in other hands, 1900

Box 78

Senn No. 75, Practical surgery for the general practitioner, vol. 2, holograph manuscript interspersed with typewritten pages and tipped-in extracts from other Senn works, plus illustrations; editorial & typesetting notations in other hands, 1900

Box 79

Senn No. 75, Practical surgery for the general practitioner, vol. 3, holograph manuscript interspersed with typewritten pages and tipped-in extracts from other Senn works, plus illustrations; editorial & typesetting notations in other hands, 1900

Box 80

Senn No. 75, Practical surgery for the general practitioner, vol. 4, holograph manuscript interspersed with typewritten pages and tipped-in extracts from other Senn works, plus illustrations; editorial & typesetting notations in other hands, 1900

Box 81

Senn No. 75, Practical surgery for the general practitioner, vol. 5, holograph manuscript interspersed with typewritten pages and tipped-in extracts from other Senn works, plus illustrations; editorial & typesetting notations in other hands, 1900

Box 82

Senn No. 75, Practical surgery for the general practitioner, vol. 6, holograph manuscript interspersed with typewritten pages and tipped-in extracts from other Senn works, plus illustrations; editorial & typesetting notations in other hands, 1900

Box 83

Senn No. 75, Practical surgery for the general practitioner, vol. 7, holograph manuscript interspersed with typewritten pages and tipped-in extracts from other Senn works, plus illustrations; editorial & typesetting notations in other hands, 1900

Box 84

Senn No. 75, Practical surgery for the general practitioner, vol. 8, holograph manuscript interspersed with typewritten pages and tipped-in extracts from other Senn works, plus illustrations; editorial & typesetting notations in other hands, 1900

Box 85

Senn No. 75, Practical surgery for the general practitioner, vol. 9, holograph manuscript interspersed with typewritten pages and tipped-in extracts from other Senn works, plus illustrations; editorial & typesetting notations in other hands, 1900

Box 86

Senn No. 76, Emergency surgery, address in surgery delivered before the Georgia State Medical Society, 1899.

Box 87

Senn No. 77, The choice of a profession. Address delivered before the graduating class of Omaha Medical College, Medical Department, University of Nebraska, holograph and typewritten manuscripts, May 23, 1907

Box 88

Senn No. 78, Surgical notes from four continents and the West Indies, vol. 1, 1902-1903

Box 89

Senn No. 78, Surgical notes from four continents and the West Indies, vol. 2, 1902-1903

Box 90

Senn No. 79, On some of the limits of the art of surgery, delivered at 47th annual meeting of AMA, May 1896

Box 91

Senn No. 81, The surgical clinic of today, its status and methods of teaching, holograph manuscript, 1905

Box 92

Senn No. 82, The relation of microorganisms to injuries and surgical diseases, vol. 1, holograph manuscript, 1889

Box 93

Senn No. 82, The relation of microorganisms to injuries and surgical diseases, vol. 2, holograph manuscript, 1889

Box 94

Senn No. 83, The relation of microorganisms to injuries and surgical diseases, typescript, 1889

Box 95

Senn No. 84, Recent progress in surgery, holograph manuscript, editorial and typesetting markings in another hand, 1881

Box 96

Senn No. 85, Wounds, published as Ch.VI of his practical surgery, 1901, 1900

Box 97

Senn No. 86, Diagnosis & treatment of gunshot wounds of the stomach and intestines, holograph manuscript, with insertion of printed pages from one of Senn's works, 1890

Box 98

Senn No. 87, The Modern treatment of gunshot wounds in military practice, published in JAMA, 31(1898); afterwards as a separate, Chicago, AMA Press, 1898

Box 99

Senn No. 88, A contribution to a knowledge of fracture of the rim of the acetabulum, based on the reports of 27 cases and experiments on the cadaver, manuscript, 1880

Box 100

Senn No. 89, Fracture of the neck of the femur, with special reference to bony union after intra-capsular fracture, printed in the Transactions of the AMA, vol.1, 1883; afterwards as a separate, Philadelphia, Collins, printer, 1883

Box 101

Senn No. 90, A new method of direct fixation of the fragments in compound and ununited fractures, President's address delivered at the meeting of the American Surgical Association, 30, May 1893. published in the Annals of surgery, 18 (1893); afterwards as a separate, Philadelphia, 1893.

Box 102

Senn No. 91, Compound fractures, undated

Box 103

Senn No. 96, On the healing of aseptic bone cavities by implantation of antiseptic decalcified bone chips, published in American journal of the medical sciences, 124 (1889); afterwards as a separate, Philadelphia, 1889

Box 104

Senn No. 97, Surgery of the brain and nerves, various papers, vol 1., 188?

Box 105

Senn No. 97, Surgery of the brain and nerves, various papers, vol 2., 188?

Box 106

Senn No. 101, Fractures of the skull, published in American journal of surgery and gynaecology, 14(1900); also in Cleveland journal of medicine, 5, 1900

Box 107

Senn No. 102, Subcutaneous drainage in the surgical treatment of hydrocephalus internus, published in the Alienist and neurologist, 24, 1903

Box 108

Senn No. 103, Perative treatment of pleural exudations, holograph manuscript, 187?

Box 109

Senn No. 104, The surgery of the pancreas, as based upon experiments and clinical researches, published in Transactions of the American Surgical Assn.,4(1886); afterwards as a separate, Philadelphia, W.J. Dornan, 1886

Box 110

Senn No. 105, The present status of abdominal surgery, paper delivered at the 37th annual mtg. of AMA, 5 May 1886; published in JAMA, 6(1886); afterwards as a separate, Chicago, printed at the Office of the Association, 1886

Box 111

Senn No. 106, An experimental contribution to intestinal surgery with special reference to the treatment of intestinal obstruction, read in Surgical Section of the 9th Intl. Medical Congress, Washington, 5 September 1887. published in Annals of surgery, 7(1888); afterwards as a separate, St. Louis, J.H. Chalmers, printer, 1888

Box 112

Senn No. 107, Rectal insufflation of hydrogen gas an infallible test in the diagnosis of visceral injury of the gastro-intestinal canal in penetrating wounds of the abdomen without laparotomy, read in the Section at the 39th annual meting of the AMA, 9 May 1888; published in JAMA, 10(1888); afterwards as a separate, Chicago, Office of the Association, 1888

Box 113

Senn No. 108, A plea in favor of the early laparotomy for catarrhal and ulcerative appendicitis, with the report of two cases, published in JAMA, 13 (1889); afterwards as a separate, Chicago, office of the association, 1889

Box 114

Senn No. 110, Two cases of resection of the caecum for carcinoma, with remarks on intenstinal anastomosis in the ileo caecal region, read in the Section on Surgery, 41st annual meeting of AMA, 21 May 1890; published in JAMA, 14 (1890); afterwards as a separate, Chicago, office of the association, 1890

Box 115

Senn No. 111, The surgical treatment of pyloric stenosis, with a report of fifteen operations for this condition,

Box 116

Senn No. 112, The surgical treatment of intussusception, undated

Box 117

Senn No. 113, The surgical treatment of intussusception, read before the Ontario Medical Assn., 3 June 1891; published in the Canadian practitioner, 16(1891); afterwards as a separate; not identital to MS Senn 112, which bears identical title

Box 118

Senn No. 114, Gastrostomy, read before the Chicago Medical Society, 21 December 1891 published in the Chicago medical recorder, 3 (1892); afterwards as a separate, Chicago, 1892

Box 119

Senn No. 116, Enterrorrhaphy -- its history, technique & present status, President's address, delivered at meeting of the Association of Military Surgeons of the National Guard of the United States, 8 August 1893. published in JAMA 21 (1893); afterwards as a separate, 1893

Box 120

Senn No. 117, The surgical treatment of intestinal tuberculosis, published as part 2 of his Intestinal tuberculosis, in JAMA, 30 (1898); afterwards as a separate, Chicago, AMA Press, 1898

Box 121

Senn No. 123, Himly's Ophthalmologie, lecture notes of W. Baum, Gottingen, Germany, circa 1820

Box 122

Senn No. 124, Prophylactic hemostasis, published as chapter IV of Senn’s Practical surgery, 1901

Box 123

Senn No. 126, Iodin in surgery with special reference to its use as an antiseptic, published in Surgery, gynaecology and obstetrics, 1905, vol.1, p.1-10; and in Columbus medical journal, 29, 1905

Box 124

Senn No. 127, Tendon tissue versus catgut, published in the Military surgeon, 20 (1907); afterwards as a separate, Carlisle, Pa., The Association of Military Surgeons, 1907

Box 125

Senn No. 130, Lectures on the history of military surgery, holograph manuscript, undated

Box 126

Senn No. 131, Lectures on the history of military surgery, typewritten version of MS Senn 130, except that 3 holograph leaves of additional text have been inserted in lecture I, and that lecture II has been excised, undated

Box 127

Senn No. 133, Conservative surgery on the battlefield, holograph manuscript, published in JAMA, 25, 6 & 13 July 1895

Box 128

Senn No. 135, Surgical technic, a text book on operative surgery by Fr. Von Esmarch,…, and E. Kowalzig,…, Translated by professor L.H. Grau,…, and Wm. N. Sullivan…, vol. 1, typewritten, with copious corrections and emendations in NS's hand; published by the Macmillan Company, New York, London, 1901

Box 129

Senn No. 135, Surgical technic, a text book on operative surgery by Fr. Von Esmarch,…, and E. Kowalzig,…, Translated by professor L.H. Grau,…, and Wm. N. Sullivan…, vol. 2, typewritten, with copious corrections and emendations in NS's hand; published by the Macmillan Company, New York, London, 1901

Box 130

Senn No. 135, Surgical technic, a text book on operative surgery by Fr. Von Esmarch,…, and E. Kowalzig,…, Translated by professor L.H. Grau,…, and Wm. N. Sullivan…, vol. 3, typewritten, with copious corrections and emendations in NS's hand; published by the Macmillan Company, New York, London, 1901

Box 131

Senn No. 135, Surgical technic, a text book on operative surgery by Fr. Von Esmarch,…, and E. Kowalzig,…, Translated by professor L.H. Grau,…, and Wm. N. Sullivan…, vol. 4, typewritten, with copious corrections and emendations in NS's hand; published by the Macmillan Company, New York, London, 1901

Box 132

Senn No. 135, Surgical technic, a text book on operative surgery by Fr. Von Esmarch,…, and E. Kowalzig,…, Translated by professor L.H. Grau,…, and Wm. N. Sullivan…, vol. 5, typewritten, with copious corrections and emendations in NS's hand; published by the Macmillan Company, New York, London, 1901

Box 133

Senn No. 136, First dressing on the battlefield, published in the Journal of the Association of the military surgeons of the United States, 13, 1903

Box 134

Senn No. 139, Around the world via Siberia, vol. 1, holograph manuscript; editorial and typesetting markings in another hand; originally published in Chicago Tribune, 1901

Box 135

Senn No. 139, Around the world via Siberia, vol. 2, holograph manuscript; editorial and typesetting markings in another hand; originally published in Chicago Tribune, 1901

Box 136

Senn No. 140, Around Africa via Lisbon, vol 1, 1906

Box 137

Senn No. 140, Around Africa via Lisbon, vol 2, 1906

Box 138

Senn No. 140, Around Africa via Lisbon, vol 3, 1906

Box 139

Senn No. 141, Around Africa via Lisbon, first draft, 1906

Box 140

Senn No. 142, Around Africa via Lisbon. A medical tour by Nicholas Senn, 8 essays pubilshed in JAMA; published in JAMA, 64-47 (1906); afterwards as a separate, Chicago, Press of the AMA, 1906

Box 141

Senn No. 143, War correspondence (Hispano American war). Letters, vol. 1, holograph manuscript with tipped-in portraits and clippings, Cuba, Chickamauga, 1898-1899

Box 142

Senn No. 143, War correspondence (Hispano American war). Letters, vol. 2, holograph manuscript with tipped-in portraits and clippings, Cuba, Chickamauga, 1898-1899

Box 143

Senn No. 144, Around South American, (in the year 1907), holograph manuscript, 1907

Box 144

Senn No. 145, Treatment of hemorrhage, published as Ch.V of his practical surgery (1901), 1900

Box 145

Senn No. 147, Lecture notes, vol. 1, holograph notes by Senn, circa 1888-1891

Box 146

Senn No. 147, Lecture notes, vol. 2, holograph notes by Senn, circa 1888-1891

Box 147

Senn No. 147, Lecture notes, vol. 3, notes on Senn's lectures, 1888 & 1889, "Coppied [sic] from the short-hand notes of William Scott Payne, M.A. Senior student in Rush College" by Alfred A. Knapp, Rush college class of 1891,” circa 1888-1891

Box 148

Senn No. 148, Clippings related to the life and death of Nicholas Senn, collected by E.J. Senn; includes newspaper articles on his travels in Russia, Siberia, and China; published memorials, 1901-1908

Box 149

Senn No. 149, Clippings from medical journals, vol. 1., clippings from medical journals w/ correspondence, 1887-1888

Box 150

Senn No. 149, Clippings from medical journals, vol. 2, brain tumors and abscesses - clippings from medical journals, with correspondence, 1887-1888

Box 151

Senn No. 150, Memorial resolution passed by the board of directors of the John Crerar Library on the death of Dr. Senn, 1908

Box 152

Senn No. 150A, Album of diplomas and certificates, medical forms and letters, circa 1880s-1900s

Box 153

Senn No. 151, Quotations compiled by Nicholas Senn, 1890s

Box 154

Senn No. 152, Notes of lectures, circa 1880s-1900s

Box 155

Senn No. 153, Protest against the resignation of Dr. Senn from the chair of surgery of Rush Medical College, undated

Box 156

Senn No. 154, Tuberculosis of Bones and Joints, study of bone growth, with extensive notes, tipped in includes photographs of patients suffering from bone conditions interleaved, 1892

Box 157

No Senn No. Senn’s reading notes in John Todd’s Index Rerum, published 1861, Senn’s notes, undated

Box 158

No Senn No., Address to the graduating class of the Mary Thompson Hospital Training School for Nurses, Chicago, manuscript, 1905

Box 159

No Senn No., Diseases of the bones, manuscript, 1895