Collection Number: HC0079

Collection Title: J. William White Surgical Lecture Notes, circa 1900

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Size 1 item (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract Contains one undated notebook with handwritten notes taken during Dr. J. William White's surgical lectures at the University of Pennsylvania. Based on the description supplied by the bookseller, the notes were presumably taken by a medical student attending the lectures, circa 1900. Dr. J. William White (1850-1916) was a white surgeon and sexually transmitted disease specialist at the University of Pennsylvania from 1874 until his retirement in 1911. Born in Philadelphia in 1850, White received an M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1871. During his career, he co-authored medical textbooks on surgery, sexually transmitted diseases, and anatomy.
Creator White, J. William (James William), 1850-1916.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the J. William White Surgical Lecture Notes #HC0079, Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from McMeans Books, July 2009 (Acc. 2009007), Martha Riggins Anderson and H. McLeod Riggins Rare Book Fund.
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Dr. J. William White (1850-1916) was a white surgeon and sexually transmitted disease specialist at the University of Pennsylvania from 1874 until his retirement in 1911. Born in Philadelphia in 1850, White received an M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1871. During his career, he co-authored medical textbooks on surgery, sexually transmitted diseases, and anatomy. White's father, Dr. James W. White, was the longtime president of the S. S. White Dental Company.

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Contains one undated notebook with handwritten notes taken during Dr. J. William White's surgical lectures at the University of Pennsylvania. Based on the description supplied by the bookseller, the notes were presumably taken by a medical student attending the lectures, circa 1900.

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Processed by: Dawne Howard Lucas, September 2019

Encoded by: Dawne Howard Lucas, September 2019

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