A poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes, M.D., delivered before the Society for
Medical Improvement

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Title

A poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes, M.D., delivered before the Society for
Medical Improvement

Subject

Poetry
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Boston Society for Medical Improvement

Description

This lengthy poem by Holmes—never published during his lifetime—was probably recited at one of the anniversary dinners of the Boston Society for Medical Improvement; Holmes frequently composed and presented his poetic efforts for its celebrations and special occasions. The passage displayed refers to the Society's Pathological Cabinet—its extensive museum collection, which was eventually incorporated with the holdings of the Warren Anatomical Museum.

Abstract

First page of the poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894), recited for the Boston Society for Medical Improvement

Creator

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Date Created

1838 or 1840

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Acc. 1998-016

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (1 page)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002193

Provenance

Purchased for the Boston Medical Library, 1998

Files

http://stage.collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002193_dref.jpg

Citation

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, “A poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes, M.D., delivered before the Society for
Medical Improvement
,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed October 16, 2018, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6293.

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