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300 years of medicine in Pennsylvania

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo18968
Author
Richman, Irwin
Call Number
610.9 R498
Author
Richman, Irwin
Physical Description
Unpaged.
Notes
Reprinted from: Pennsylvania Medicine, v.71, no.3 (March 1968)
Subjects
Medicine - Pennsylvania.
Physicians - Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania - Biography.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
610.9 R498
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Collection
Medical, Dental and Veterinary Collection
Object ID
MG0480
Date Range
1791-1988
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Medical, Dental and Veterinary Collection
Description
The Medical, Dental and Veterinary Collection contains records of doctors and a midwife who practiced in Lancaster County. Susanna Rohrer Müller's account book is a record of her work as a midwife from 1791 to 1815. The other volumes in this collection contain medical school notes, records of births, ephemera, and medicinal formulas.
Custodial History
Added to database 27 August 2021.
Date Range
1791-1988
Year Range From
1791
Year Range To
1988
Date of Accumulation
1791-1988
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
People
Bowers, Moses K.
Carpenter, Alexander H.
Collatte, Joseph
Harnley, Isaac
Kauffman, Christian
Kauffman, John
Landis, Christian
McCressan, George
Meyers, Jacob
Müller, Susanna Rohrer
Schaffner, Meade D.
Steward, A.
Wiles, Alice Miller
Witmer, John
Ziegler, James
Subjects
Account books
Advertising
Business records
Delivery (Obstetrics)
Formulas, recipes, etc.
Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
Midwives
Physicians
Search Terms
Account books
Advertising
Business records
Delivery (Obstetrics)
Finding aids
Formulas, recipes, etc.
Manuscript groups
Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
Midwives
National Prohibition Act
Pectoral Elixir
Pennsylvania Medical College
Physicians
Extent
1 box, 9 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0480
Other Numbers
MG-480
Other Number
MG-480
Classification
MG0480
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 11
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Strasburg Pharmacy Records (MG0282)
Heinitsh Business and Family Records (MG0447)
Bucher-Ortmann Pharmacy Collection (MG0211)
Notes
Preferred Citation: Medical, Dental and Veterinary Collection (MG0480), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Centennial celebration ... 1844-1944

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo10310
Corporate Author
Lancaster City & County Medical Society.
Date of Publication
1944.
Call Number
610.9 M489c
Corporate Author
Lancaster City & County Medical Society.
Place of Publication
Lancaster
Date of Publication
1944.
Physical Description
44 p. 27 cm.
Subjects
Lancaster City and County Medical Society.
Physicians - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Lancaster County
Call Number
610.9 M489c
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The colonial medicine chest

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo19827
Author
Smih, Frances Elizabeth.
Call Number
974.819 L441 v. 9
Responsibility
by Frances Elizabeth Smith.
Author
Smih, Frances Elizabeth.
Physical Description
p. [339] - 356 : 24 cm.
Series
Lebanon County Historical Society papers and addresses v IX, no. 11.
Subjects
Medicine - Pennsylvania - History.
Medicine, Popular - Pennsylvania
Physicians - Pennsylvania
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
974.819 L441 v. 9
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The colonial physician & other essays

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo1637
Author
Bell, Whitfield J.
Edition
2d printing (revised). --
Date of Publication
1977, c1975.
Call Number
973.375 B433
Responsibility
Whitfield J. Bell, Jr. --
ISBN
0882020242
Author
Bell, Whitfield J.
Edition
2d printing (revised). --
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Science History Publications,
Date of Publication
1977, c1975.
Physical Description
235 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Click on Table of Contents for more information.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
Portrait of the colonial physician.--John Redman, medical preceptor (1722-1808).--Philadelphia medical students in Europe, 1750-1800.--Thomas Parke, physician and friend.--James Hutchinson, physician in politics (1752-1793).--Benjamin Franklin and the practice of medicine.--James Smith and public encouragement of vaccination.--Lives in medicine: biographical dictionaries of Thacher, Williams and Gross.--Joseph M. Toner as a medical historian.--John Morgan: adventures of a biographer.--Adam Cunningham's Atlantic crossing, 1728.--William Shippen's introductory lecture.--Body-snatching in Philadelphia.--An eighteenth century American medical manuscript.--Dr. James Rush on his teachers.
Subjects
Medicine - United States
Medicine - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
Physicians - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
Medicine
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
973.375 B433
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Collection
Coroners' Inquests
Object ID
COR INQ 1889 F073
Date Range
1889
Description Level
Item
Collection
Coroners' Inquests
Description
Coroners' Inquests are inquests conducted by six men, on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, into the cause of a person's death. Inquests include: municipality; name of coroner; signatures of the six jurors; name of decedent; date of inquest; reason for death; name of coroner's physician, and names of witnesses to the inquest. Handwritten on printed form.
System of Arrangement
Arranged numerically by inquest number.
Date Range
1889
Date of Accumulation
January 1889 - December 1889
Year
1889
Creator
Coroner
People
Myers, Lizzie
Honaman, Peter
Shenk, D. H.
Horting, Hiram
Horting, Levi W.
Buchter, Samuel
Landes, John S.
Sellers, Adam
Klaus, Ernst
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Coroners' Inquests
Coroners
Jurors
Physicians
Place
Manheim Twp.
Extent
.5 cubic feet
Object Name
Coroners' Inquest
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
COR INQ 1889 F073
Case Number
190.000
Classification
RG 13-00 0102
Location
Archives
Container
001
Box Number
001
Associated Material
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Additional Notes
Cause of death: on October 30th, 1889, by reason of convulsions.
Coroner: Honaman, Peter.
Coroner's Physician: Shenk, D. H.
Jurors: Horting, Hiram; Horting, Levi W.; Buchter, Samuel; Landes, John S.; Sellers, Adam; [Klaus, Ernst].
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Object ID
JBFP Part 7 Series 1
  1 document  
Description Level
Series
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Description
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 7 Papers of Jonathan Messersmith Foltz, Series 1 contains the correspondence of Jonathan Messersmith Foltz, from 1831 to 1858.
This collection contains correspondence from Dr. Jonathan M. Foltz-the majority of which are addressed to James Buchanan. There are no items from Foltz's childhood or later years (after retirement), nor materials from the early parts of his Naval career. The collection documents two of Foltz's deployments in some detail-his time on the Mexico-Texas border and the three years spent in South America. When writing to Buchanan, Foltz focused more on the political details he observed, rather than military activities. Some letters in the years and months leading up to the 1848 election document Foltz's involvement in the selection of a Democratic candidate for President. The materials do not include much about Foltz's family life, other than a few mentions of his wife and their wedding.
Admin/Biographical History
Jonathan Messersmith Foltz was born in Lancaster in 1810, the son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Messersmith Foltz. He studied medicine with Dr. William Thompson in Lancaster before attending Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He was commissioned as an assistant naval surgeon in 1831. He reached the rank of surgeon in 1838.
As Naval Surgeon, Dr. Foltz served on the Raritan at the beginning of the Mexican-American War, where he witnessed battles at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. About five years later, Foltz was deployed again-this time to South America aboard the Jamestown. He arrived in South America during the second half of the Platine War, fought by Brazil and Uruguay against the Argentine Confederation, from August 1851- February 1852. He also watched as the United States and Great Britain exerted their influence on the new nations and their often corrupt and ineffective governments. Through his service in the Navy and his trips to remote places (at that time), Foltz became an expert on exotic diseases. He published a number of articles on the subject. Prior to his service in Mexico and South America, Foltz also spent time in Asia, Europe and Northern Africa. Foltz served during the Civil War, participating in a number of campaigns and battles. Specifically, he served as Fleet Surgeon under Admiral David Farragut. He continued to serve in the Navy, eventually rising to the positions of Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and Surgeon General of the Navy. In 1872, Foltz was put on the retired list, but continued to serve as Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets, as well as Chief Surgeon of the Philadelphia Naval Hospital. Officially, he retired in 1873, after serving for forty-two years. He had reached the rank of Commodore.
Foltz married Rebecca Steinman (1830-1904), also from Lancaster, in 1854. They had three sons: Frederick Steinman (born Frederick Buchanan), Charles Steinman, and Jonathan Clinton Foltz. He lived with his family in Philadelphia. Foltz died at the age of 66 in 1877.
Not much is known about Foltz's relationship with James Buchanan, especially its origin. However, Foltz often called Buchanan his best friend and seemed to be a constant support of Buchanan for President, campaigning heavily for him leading up to the 1848 and 1856 elections (Foltz was stationed in South America in 1852).
Works Cited:
Franklin and Marshall College Archives and Special Collections. Jonathan Messersmith Foltz Papers, MS 21 Finding Aid. Lancaster, PA: Franklin and Marshall College, 2013. Accessed June 9, 2015. http://library.fandm.edu/archives/mscoll/jmfoltz.pdf.
Foltz, Charles S. Surgeon of the Seas: The Adventurous Life of Surgeon General Jonathan M. Foltz In the Days of Wooden Ships, Told from His Notes of the Moment Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1931.
"Foltz, Jonathan Messersmith." In Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography, edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. New York: D. Appleton, 1900. Accessed June 9, 2015. http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Appletons%27_Cyclop%C3%A6dia_of_American_Biography/Foltz,_Jonathan_Messersmith.
Custodial History
The James Buchanan Family Papers were collected by the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland. This collection was relocated from the Wheatland mansion to the LancasterHistory archives in the Spring of 2009. Digitization of the James Buchanan Family Papers was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
System of Arrangement
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 7 Papers of Jonathan Messersmith Foltz is arranged in one series. The series and subseries have been used to keep the consistency with cataloging throughout the James Buchanan Family Papers.
JBFP Part 7 Series 1 Correspondence
Subseries 1 Letters from Jonathan Messersmith Foltz
Year Range From
1831
Year Range To
1858
Creator
Foltz, Jonathan Messersmith, 1810-1877
People
Buchanan, James
Foltz, Jonathan Messersmith
Other Creators
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Foltz, Jonathan Messersmith, 1810-1877
Ship physicians
United States--Navy--Surgeons
United States--Politics and government--19th century
Mexican War, 1846-1848
South America--Politics and government--19th century
Search Terms
James Buchanan
Buchanan collections
Mexican War
Politics
United States Navy
Ship physicians
Surgeons
South America
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 box, 49 folders, 58 items, .5 cubic feet
Object Name
Correspondence
Language
English
Object ID
JBFP Part 7 Series 1
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 18
Associated Material
Jonathan Messersmith Foltz Papers (MS 21), Archives and Special Collections, Franklin and Marshall College
http://library.fandm.edu/archives/mscoll/jmfoltz.html
[J. M. Foltz Medical lecture notes, 1825-1829], Health Sciences Library Historical Collections, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
http://search.lib.unc.edu/search?R=UNCb1976055
Jonathan Messersmith Foltz papers, 1829-1871, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Washington, DC.
James Buchanan Papers, Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections http://archives.dickinson.edu/collection-descriptions/james-buchanan-papers
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress https://www.loc.gov/collections/james-buchanan-and-harriet-lane-johnston-papers/
James Buchanan Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/b/Buchanan0091.html
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries, https://libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/1458.htm
Related Item Notes
James Buchanan Family Papers
James Buchanan Collection, MG0096
Coleman Papers Collection, MG0275 Series 1
Andrew J. Steinman Collection, MG0066
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Charles S. Foltz, Surgeon of the Seas: The Adventurous Life of Surgeon General Jonathan M. Foltz In the Days of Wooden Ships, Told from His Notes of the Moment. Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1931. Call # 923.5 F671f
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Credit
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Author
Davis, Irene Bott,
Date of Publication
n.d.
Call Number
926.1 D262
Responsibility
/by Irene Bott Davis
Author
Davis, Irene Bott,
Date of Publication
n.d.
Physical Description
54 p. ill. 28 cm.
Subjects
Davis, Irene Bott, - 1903-
Physicians - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Additional Author
Ralston, Sonia.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
926.1 D262
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The doctors Livingood of Womelsdorf

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo11023
Author
Breininger, Lester P.
Call Number
974.816 T917 v.4
Author
Breininger, Lester P.
Physical Description
3-24 pg.
Notes
In: Tulpehocken Settlement Historical Society. Shilgrut, v.4 (November 1973)
Subjects
Livingood family.
Lebengut family.
Lowenguth family.
Physicians - Pennsylvania - Berks County.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Periodical Article
Call Number
974.816 T917 v.4
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Doctor William Dennis Kelley, 1825-1888, Texas physician and surgeon

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo3505
Author
McCullough, William Wallace.
Date of Publication
1961.
Call Number
929
Author
McCullough, William Wallace.
Place of Publication
Galveston
Publisher
Priv. print.
Date of Publication
1961.
Physical Description
122 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
Subjects
Kelley, William D., - 1825-1888.
Physicians - Texas
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
929
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