Worcester, Alfred papers, 1886-1935 (inclusive). GA95.20

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Worcester, Alfred papers, 1886-1935 (inclusive). GA95.20


Worcester (1855-1951) (Harvard, M.D. 1883) was Henry Kemble Oliver Professor of Hygiene at Harvard Medical School from 1925 to 1935. He had a private medical practice in Waltham, Mass. where he founded the Waltham Training School for Nurses and the Waltham Baby Hospital. He was chairman of the Massachusetts Commission on Maternity Benefits in 1920 and a member of the Obstetrical Society of Boston. Worcester served as trustee of the Massachusetts Hospital for Consumptives, 1897-1901, and he was one of the first surgeons to operate for appendicitis.
Contains Worcester's typed reminiscences of Harvard College in the 1870's, Harvard Medical School in the 1880's, and the treatment of tuberculosis. Also includes his lectures and sermons, 1911-1935.

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At the time of his death, Dr. Alfred Worcester—a member of the Harvard College Class of 1878—was the University’s oldest living graduate. He was also an 1883 graduate of the Medical School. In the 1940s, Dr. Worcester composed his…
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