Mills, Charles K. (Charles Karsner), 1845-1931

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Charles K. Mills was born in Falls of Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, on December 4, 1845. He attended Central High School, although a year of service in the Civil War delayed his graduation until 1864. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Medical School in 1869 and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the same university in 1871. He was married to Clara Elizabeth Peale in 1873, and with her had four children. Dr. Mills was a preeminent neurologist who did much to advance his field in Philadelphia, having established the nervous ward of the Philadelphia General Hospital in 1877 and founded the Philadelphia Neurological Society in 1884. He was instrumental in the reform of the city's General Hospital and he advocated improved health and sanitary conditions in many public sectors. Dr. Mills was a professor emeritus of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught from 1877 to 1915, and a member of and frequent lecturer to many medical organizations. In 1923, he was elected president of the American Neurological Society. Dr. Mills died May 28, 1931, at the age of eighty-five.

From the description of Charles K. Mills scrapbooks, 1863-1931. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 61502344

From the description of Papers, 1863-1941. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 84220881

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associatedWith American Medico-Psychological Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Babinski, J. (Joseph), 1857-1932. person
associatedWith Chadwick, Alexander C., Jr. person
associatedWith Dercum, Francis X. (Francis Xavier), 1856-1931. person
associatedWith Dowdall, Bernard Emmett. person
associatedWith Graduate Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Guiteau, Charles Julius, 1841-1882. person
associatedWith Herter, Christian Archibald, 1865-1910. person
associatedWith McHenry, Lawrence C., 1929- person
associatedWith Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania. corporateBody
associatedWith Philadelphia General Hospital. corporateBody
associatedWith Philadelphia Neurological Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Ramón y Cajal, Santiago, 1852-1934. person
correspondedWith Roback, A. A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965 person
associatedWith University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine corporateBody
associatedWith Weisenberg, Helen Mills, b. 1876. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
East Falls (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Brain surgery
Forensic neuropsychology
Nervous system
Public schools


Birth 1845

Death 1931



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SNAC ID: 48740106