Chadwick, James Read papers, 1830-1909 (inclusive). B MS c5

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Chadwick, James Read papers, 1830-1909 (inclusive). B MS c5


Chadwick (Harvard, M.D. 1871) assisted in the foundation of the gynecological department of the Boston City Hospital in 1874, taught gynecology at the Harvard Medical School, and was president of the American Gynecological Society. He established the Boston Medical Library in 1875, founded the Harvard Medical Alumni Association in 1890, and served as its first president. He was a collector of medical books and journals.
Contains correspondence, mostly incoming to Chadwick, concerning the Boston Medical Library and its portrait collection; gynecological matters including medical opinions and patient referrals; attendance at meetings of professional societies; invitations to give addresses; cremations and crematoriums; and social activities. Correspondents include J. S. Billings, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Osler, and S. Weir Mitchell. Also includes some correspondence of other individuals who were associated with Chadwick and a few other items, such as a report, document, poem, and memorandum.

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