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The collection consists of George Currier’s three manuscript books of lecture notes on anatomy, clinical work, surgery, case studies, obstetrics, diseases and treatment, herbs, tonics, narcotics, etc. Currier also drew detailed illustrations of sailing and steam ships interspersed among the pages as well as sketches of professors, soldiers, flags, etc.

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Collection Size

.28 cubic feet

Publication Date

March 2013


Pennsylvania College, Pennsylvania College Medical Department, Pennsylvania College in Philadelphia


Higher Education | History | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-135: George Currier’s Notes on the Lectures Delivered at the Medical Department of Pennsylvania College at Philadelphia, 1849-1850