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A brief sketch of the history of Lexington, Kentucky, and of Transylvania University

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A brief sketch of the history of Lexington, Kentucky, and of Transylvania University : delivered as an introductory lecture to the winter course in the Medical Department of Transylvania University, on Monday evening, November 6th, 1854 / by…

A sketch of the medical topography of Lexington and its vicinity, 1806

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A sketch of the medical topography of Lexington and its vicinity: being an inaugural dissertation, submitted to the examination of the Rev. John Andrews, D.D. Provost (pro tempore), the trustees, and medical faculty of the University of Pennsylvania,…

A Treatise on Cholera

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A treatise on cholera with the causes, symptoms, mode of prevention and cure, on a new and successful plan.

Account with Mrs. Sarah Oldham Meriwether and Dr. John L. Murray, 1814

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Sarah Oldham Meriwether's account with a physician, Dr. John L. Murray, describes the treatments he rendered.

Anatomical illustrated plates

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Plates by Charles Wilkins Short, illustrating the growth stages of the human embryo, muscles of the jaw and face, muscles and blood vessels of the arm and leg, and a leg brace.

Dr. James Wallace note, 1780

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Dr. James Wallace's note about the treatment of revolutionary soldiers, including fevers, vomiting, and reports of fatalities.

Henry Miller observations on various medical topics, 22 November 1819

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In a letter from Henry Miller to Samuel Brown, he shares his observations and speculations on various medical topics, particularly perception, judgement, memory, irritability and sensibility.

Letter from Charles Caldwell to J. F. Leaming, 9 December 1820

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Discusses his experience with influenza, the medical school, and the conditions of living in Lexington, which he states, "all is not right with us...even in paradise was found one serpent..." He mentions some tension happening between his wife and a…

Letter from Charles Wilkins Short to Daniel Drake, 17 December 1816.

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Dr. Charles Wilkins Short writes to see if Dr. Daniel Drake was aware of the two species of coffee nut tree. Included is a sketch of the tree's seed pod on the last page. He also addresses the rumors he has heard concerning Drake's relocation to…

Letter from Dr. Daniel Drake to Dr. Charles Wilkins Short, 10 January 1807.

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In his 10 January 1817 reply (to Charles Wilkins Short), Drake states the high probability of there being two species of the coffee nut tree but that no one had recognized it. He also mentions that he had accepted a professorship at Transylvania…