Canavan, Myrtelle M. papers, 1898-1945. GA 10.20

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Canavan, Myrtelle M. papers, 1898-1945. GA 10.20


Canavan (Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1905) was a pathologist at Boston State Hospital, and at several medical schools. She was curator of the Warren Anatomical Museum, Harvard Medical School, from 1924 to 1945.
Contains correspondence, research notes and photographs, drafts and notes for autopsy reports, notices of appointments and honors, certificates, and bibliography of Canavan's writings. Most of her correspondence is with colleagues at Harvard and at other medical schools and societies concerning her studies in pathology and administration of the Warren Anatomical Museum. The research material documents her studies of multiple sclerosis, brain disease, pathology of mental deficiency, and related medical cases, including Canavan's post-mortem examination of Elmer Ernest Southard's brain. Also includes her notebook of research on skin diseases.

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