Proceedings at the Delmonico's dinner

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Title

Proceedings at the Delmonico's dinner

Subject

Frontispieces (illustrations)
Portraits
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Description

Following Holmes’ resignation of his professorship at Harvard, the physicians of New York hosted a public dinner in his honor. The dinner was held at Delmonico’s on April 12; the symbol of the event, embossed on the cover of the menu and a souvenir booklet of the proceedings, was a crossed scalpel and pen, as Holmes was “skilled to dissect with both.” Dr. Fordyce Barker, president of the New York Academy of Medicine, was the honorary chairman of the event, and notable figures among the two hundred guests included Drs. Alonzo Clark, S. Weir Mitchell, Austin Flint, John Shaw Billings, Henry Jacob Bigelow, Samuel D. Gross, and William Pepper. In response to the toasts and speeches, Holmes delivered a 2,000 word poem.

Abstract

Frontispiece from the proceedings book of the honorary dinner for Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894), showing a portrait of Holmes.

Creator

Unknown

Publisher

G. P. Putnam

Date Created

1883

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Is Part Of

Havard Medical Library Rare Books Collection (1.Mh.1883.H)

Format

image

Extent

1 frontispiece

Language

English

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002188

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Citation

Unknown, “Proceedings at the Delmonico's dinner,” OnView, accessed February 26, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6274.

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