1836 Boylston Prize Dissertations

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Title

1836 Boylston Prize Dissertations

Subject

Dissertations
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Boylston Prize

Description

After receiving his medical degree from Harvard, Holmes was granted the Boylston Prize in 1836 for his essay responding to the question “How far are the external means of exploring the condition of internal organs to be considered useful and important in medical practice?”The essay makes frequent reference to the lectures and clinical demonstrations of P. C. A. Louis which Holmes had recently attended in Paris. This copy was presented by Holmes to his mentor, Dr. James Jackson (1777-1867).

Holmes was also awarded two Boylston Prizes in 1837 for separate essays on neuralgia and intermittent fever in New England.

Abstract

Cover page of the bound copy of the winning dissertations of the Boylston Prize in 1836, called Dissertations on the question “How far are the external means of exploring the condition of internal organs to be considered useful and important in medical practice?”

Creator

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Publisher

Perkins and Marvin

Date Created

1836

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (1.J.75 (1836))

References

Full text available online here through the Google Books

Format

text

Extent

1 inscription and 1 title page

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002210
DigID0002211

Provenance

Gift of Dr. James Jackson Putnam to the Boston Medical Library, 1911

Files

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Citation

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, “1836 Boylston Prize Dissertations
,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed September 27, 2020, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6326.

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