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S. Weir Mitchell, 1829-1914 : Philadelphia's literary physician / Nancy Cervetti.

Author/Creator:
Cervetti, Nancy, 1947-
Publication:
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2012.
Series:
Penn State series in the history of the book.
Penn State series in the history of the book
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 295 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Physicians -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography.
Medical subjects:
Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914.
Physicians -- Philadelphia -- Biography.
History, 19th Century -- Philadelphia.
History, 20th Century -- Philadelphia.
Literature -- history -- Philadelphia.
Neurology -- history -- Philadelphia.
Summary:
"A biography of Philadelphia physician S. Weir Mitchell. Examines his life and his interactions with many prominent nineteenth-century Americans, including Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jane Addams, Winifred Howells, Edith Wharton, William Osler, Mary Putnam Jacobi, Walt Whitman, and Andrew Carnegie"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Family matters
Letters home
The young physiologist
War's awful harvest
Wind and tide
Pandora's box
The apple or the rose
The literary physician
Combat zones
Great doctor, poet, and salmon killer
Winter's sorrow
The new century.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Isaac Norris Library Fund.
Contributor:
Isaac Norris Library Fund.
ISBN:
9780271054032 (cloth : alk. paper)
0271054034 (cloth : alk. paper)
Web link:
The Isaac Norris Library Fund Home Page
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