Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914

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Birth 1829-02-15
Death 1914-01-04
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English

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Silas Weir Mitchell (1829-1914) was a physician, neurologist, poet, and novelist.

From the description of S. Weir Mitchell correspondence, 1887-1913. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122570940

From the guide to the S. Weir Mitchell correspondence, 1887-1913, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

From the guide to the Letters from Silas Weir Mitchell to John Hay, 1897-1905, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Mitchell was a Philadelphia physician and author.

From the description of Autobiography. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122580131

American physician and author.

From the description of Papers of Silas Weir Mitchell, 1870-1911. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 30793710

From the description of The Texas--seen from the beach at Atlantic City [poem] : autograph manuscript signed : [n.p.], 1898 May 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875086

U. S. physician and author.

From the description of Papers, 1854-1915 and undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 31756949

S. Weir Mitchell was a Philadelphia physician and author. After graduating from medical school, he studied in Europe, joined his father's practice, and ran Turner's Lane Hospital in Philadelphia during the Civil War, becoming the preeminent American neurologist of his generation. In addition to numerous medical papers and texts, he published popular novels, short stories, poetry, and essays.

From the description of S. Weir Mitchell letter to Miss Eckstorm, ca. 1905. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54484354

From the description of S. Weir Mitchell letter to Harrison B. Hodges, 1911 Feb. 22. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 68815658

American Physician.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (5), letters signed (2), and typewritten letter signed (1) : Philadelphia and various places, to Dr. Baldwin, 1897 Feb. 4-1905 Dec. 29 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270859993

Physician and educator.

From the description of Papers of S. Weir Mitchell, 1879-1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453854

Silas Weir Mitchell, Philadelphia neurologist, novelist, and poet, was born on 15 Feb. 1829. He was a son of physician John Kearsley Mitchell. Mitchell married Mary Middleton Elwyn (d. 1862), in 1856, then Mary Cadwalader, in 1875. He had two sons from his first marriage and a daughter from his second. S. Weir Mitchell died of pneumonia on 4 Jan. 1914.

Mitchell received an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1850. He then studied in Paris with Claude Bernard. During the Civil War, he was an assistant surgeon and studied gunshot wounds. Mitchell was a pioneer in the development of the rest cure to treat nervous disorders, toxicology, physiology of the cerebellum, and opium research, and was closely associated with the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Diseases. He was elected to fellowship in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1856 and twice held the office of president.

From the description of Turner's Lane Hospital ; case and follow-up studies of peripheral nerve disorders, including correspondence addressed to S. W. Mitchell : Philadelphia, 1861-1892. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 776158589

Silas Weir Mitchell, Philadelphia neurologist, novelist, and poet, was born on 15 Feb. 1829. He was a son of physician John Kearsley Mitchell. Mitchell married Mary Middleton Elwyn (d. 1862), in 1856, then Mary Cadwalader, in 1875. He had two sons from his first marriage and a daughter from his second. S. Weir Mitchell died of pneumonia on 4 Jan. 1914.

Mitchell received an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1850. He then studied in Paris with Claude Bernard. During the Civil War, he was an assistant surgeon and studied gunshot wounds. Mitchell was a pioneer in the development of the rest cure to treat nervous disorders, toxicology, physiology of the cerebellum, and opium research, and was closely associated with the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Diseases. He was elected to fellowship in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1856 and twice held the office of president.

From the description of Francois Villon : typescript, [ca. 1897]. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122624669

Silas Weir Mitchell, Philadelphia neurologist, novelist, and poet, was born on 15 Feb. 1829. He was a son of physician John Kearsley Mitchell. Mitchell married Mary Middleton Elwyn (d. 1862), in 1856, then Mary Cadwalader, in 1875. He had two sons from his first marriage and a daughter from his second. S. Weir Mitchell died of pneumonia on 4 Jan. 1914.

Mitchell received an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1850. He then studied in Paris with Claude Bernard. During the Civil War, he was an assistant surgeon and studied gunshot wounds. Mitchell was a pioneer in the development of the rest cure to treat nervous disorders, toxicology, physiology of the cerebellum, and opium research, and was closely associated with the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Diseases. He was elected to fellowship in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1856 and twice held the office of president.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, Pa., to [the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.?], 1911 Mar. 26. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122584559

Silas Weir Mitchell, Philadelphia neurologist, novelist, and poet, was born on 15 Feb. 1829. He was a son of physician John Kearsley Mitchell. Mitchell married Mary Middleton Elwyn (d. 1862), in 1856, then Mary Cadwalader, in 1875. He had two sons from his first marriage and a daughter from his second. S. Weir Mitchell died of pneumonia on 4 Jan. 1914.

Mitchell received an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1850. He then studied in Paris with Claude Bernard. During the Civil War, he was an assistant surgeon and studied gunshot wounds. Mitchell was a pioneer in the development of the rest cure to treat nervous disorders, toxicology, physiology of the cerebellum, and opium research, and was closely associated with the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Diseases. He was elected to fellowship in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1856 and twice held the office of president.

From the description of Papers, 1788-1949 (span), 1850-1928 (bulk). (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122689607

Silas Weir Mitchell, born February 15, 1829, Philadelphia, died January 14, 1914, Philadelphia. American author and physician, graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1851. Treated wounded soldiers during the Civil War and from this experience began a lifelong study of neurology and neuroligical diseases. In later life wrote poetry and novels.

Henry St. George Tucker, born January 5, 1828, Winchester, Va., died January 24, 1863, Charlottesville, Va. Son of Virginia judge and University of Virginia law professor, Henry St. George Tucker. Graduated from the University of Virginia, practiced law and taught mathematics at an academy in Hanover County. Commanded a company in the 15th Virginia Regiment during the Civil War, serving on the Peninsula and in the Seven Days Battles. According to Johnson, The University Memorial, p. 330, "hardships and exposure ... had done their fatal work on a constitution not naturally very strong ... in the summer of 1862, [he] left the field a dying man ... lingered for a season and died January 24th, 1863."

From the description of Letters to S.W. ("Weir") Mitchell, 1847, 184?. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 58749609

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Subjects:

  • Authors and publishers
  • Physicians--Correspondence
  • Physicians as authors
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries--History
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Nervous system--Wounds and injuries
  • Physicians--Collected Correspondence
  • Physicians--Manuscripts
  • Wounds, Gunshot--History
  • Physicians--Salaries, etc
  • Nervous system--Diseases
  • Military personnel
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases--History
  • Poetry
  • Authors--Salaries, etc
  • American Civil War
  • Authors, American--Correspondence

Occupations:

  • Educators
  • Collector
  • Neurologists
  • Novelists, American
  • Poets
  • Poets, French
  • Authors
  • Physicians--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • Physicians

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  • Yellowstone National Park (as recorded)
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