Harvard Medical School Clubs and Associations Photographs, 1855-1977

Description

The Harvard Medical School Clubs and Associations Photographs, 1855-1977, is a series from an artificial collection assembled in the 1960s from the holdings of the Harvard Medical Library and the Boston Medical Library. The photographs are now housed at the Center for the History of Medicine in Countway Library. Images were acquired individually or removed from manuscript or archival collections and filed by subject. Because of this practice, the provenance of many of the images has been lost. Electronic finding aid includes selected images.

Items in the Harvard Medical School Clubs and Associations Photographs, 1855-1977 Collection

Dr. H. P. Bowditch took photographs of himself and eleven colleagues—all members of a physician’s dining club, the Kappa Pi Eta—in 1887 and again in 1892 and then devised a composite portrait of all twelve to isolate the common…

Taken on the day before departure for Europe, the photograph shows Drs. Harvey Cushing and Roger I. Lee flanking Major Robert U. Patterson, the commanding officer, in the center of the front row.

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