Emory Medical History Club collection, 1924-1944, undated

Emory University

Historical Collections

Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library

1462 Clifton Road, NE

Atlanta, GA 30322


Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/q04wq

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Emory Medical History Club.
Title: Emory Medical History Club collection, 1924-1944, undated
Call Number:Series No. 026
Extent: 0.40 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Contains a collection of papers and presentations on notable individuals in medicine, written by either members or invited guest speakers to the Emory Medical History Club.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], Emory Medical History Club Collection, Historical Collections, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, Emory University.


Processed by Clayton McGahee 2015.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

The first meeting of the Emory Medical History Club was held in the Wesley Memorial Hospital library on October 23, 1923. Taken from the Bulletin of the Fulton County Medical Society, "believing that modern medicine can be better appreciated and practiced by a more intimate knowledge of medicine of the past, papers have been prepared and read on the lives and times of various men, such as Oliver Wendell Holmes, Brown-Sequard, Ephraim McDowall, Marion Sims, Louis Pasteur, Willis Westmoreland, Abner W. Calhoun, Sir Victor Horsely, Benjamin Rush and others." The club's president was J. Calvin Weaver of Atlanta, with William Willis Anderson serving as secretary.

Membership in the club required eligibility in the Fulton County Medical Society. The club remained in operation until it was disbanded on February 21, 1929.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of general information related to the Emory Medical History Club, including minutes, correspondence, and postcards notifying members of upcoming meetings. The remainder of the collection are papers of presentations given by either members of the Emory Medical History Club or invited guest speakers.

Arrangement Note

Organized alphabetically by author.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 General information, 1927-1928
1 2 Bachmann, G., "Brown Séquard," 1924 February
1 3 Bartholomew, R. A., "Oliver Wendell Holmes," undated
1 4 Bunce, Albert T., "Louis Pasteur," undated
1 5 Calhoun, F. Phinzy, "The Founding and the Early History of the Atlanta Medical College," (1 of 2), 1925 March
1 6 Calhoun, F. Phinzy, "The Founding and the Early History of the Atlanta Medical College," (2 of 2), 1925 March
1 7 Campbell, J. L., "A Sketch of the Early History of Medicine and Surgery in Georgia," 1924
1 8 Cochran, A. H., Jr., "The Story of Bloodletting," 1928 January 23
1 9 Davison, Hal, "The Life and Work of Dr. Abner W. Calhoun," 1944 April 7
1 10 Fort, A. G., "History of Medical College of Georgia...," undated
1 11 Hinman, Thomas P., "John M. Riggs, A.B., D.D.S," 1927 April 18
1 12 Hodgson, Fred G., "Paracelsus," undated
1 13 Leadingham, R. S., "John Hunter 1728-1793," 1926 May 19
1 14 Lyle, W. C., "Ephraim McDowell," undated
1 15 McDougall, James Calhoun, "History of Laryngology," 1925 December 22
1 16 Selman, W. A., "Willis Foreman Westmoreland, June 1, 1828 to June 27, 1890," undated
1 17 Shanks, Edgar D., "The Mad Stone," undated
1 18 Strickler, Cyrus W., "A Sketch of the Life of Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau," 1927 January 17
1 19 Weaver, J. Calvin, "Daniel Drake," undated
1 20 Unknown author, "Dr. Ko Kuei Chen and Ephedrine," undated
1 21 Unknown author, "Medical Men and Literature," undated