Shippen, William, 1736?-1808

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Philadelphia physician.

From the description of Papers, 1786-1791. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35359206

Physician and educator of Philadelphia, Pa., and chief of the medical dept., Continental Army.

From the description of William Shippen papers, 1752-1780. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980453

Dr. William Shippen (1736-1808) was a physician in Philadelphia (from 1762) and later a founder and president (1805-1808) of the college of Physicians of Philadelphia. He was also the first professor of anatomy, surgery and midwifery of the University of Pennsylvania (1791). John Morgan (1735-1789) was also a Philadelphia physician and served as Director-General of hospitals and Physician-in-Chief of the American Continental Army from 1775 until removed by Congress 9 January 1777. He was exonerated of neglect and wrongdoing by Washington and by Congress. Benjamin Rush (1745?-1813) was a Philadelphia physician and political leader, a member of the Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a surgeon in the Continental Army (1777-1778).

From the description of Dr. William Shippen letter, 1780. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 301945201

This is William Shippen, Jr., the son of William Shippen (1712-1801), who was a member of the Continental Congress.

From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1800. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155886681

William Shippen was a Philadelphia physician and anatomist and taught anatomy and midwifery.

From the description of Journal, 1759 July 19-1760 Jan. 22. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122440260

From the description of Prescription book, 1789 Oct. 1-1791 July 10. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122380078

From the guide to the William Shippen journal, July 19, 1759 - January 22, 1760, 1759-1760, (American Philosophical Society)

From the guide to the William Shippen prescription book, 1789 Oct. 1-1791 July 10, 1789-1791, (American Philosophical Society)

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creatorOf Armes, Ethel, 1876-1945. Ethel Armes collection of Lee family papers, 1671-1936. Library of Congress
creatorOf Shippen, William, 1736?-1808. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1800. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Shippen, William, 1736?-1808. [Manuscript lectures; a collection of manuscript notes on various medical topics, in the same hand, [18--?]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Biographical information on John Morgan and William Shippen, undated. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Ledger of Philadelphia merchants, 1768-1787. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Champneys, Ben (Benjamin), 1774-1814. Lecture notes, ca. 1794-1810. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Carson, Marian S.,. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995 (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress
referencedIn Potts, Jonathan, 1745-1781. Papers, 1776-1777. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Shippen, William, 1736?-1808. Journal, 1759 July 19-1760 Jan. 22. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Carson, Marian S.,. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts (continuation record), 1656-1995 (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress
creatorOf Shippen, William, 1736?-1808. Prescription book, 1789 Oct. 1-1791 July 10. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Bannister, John, fl. 1785,. Shippen family papers [manuscript], 1788-1816. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Shippen, William, 1736?-1808. A course of anatomical lectures delivered in the College of Philadelphia by William Shippen / notes taken by Jonathan Elmer, 1766. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn McHenry, James, 1753-1816. Papers, 1780-1814 and undated. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf Shippen, William, 1736?-1808. Notes taken from the anatomical lectures of Doctors Shippen and Wistar, in the University of Pennsylvania, by Wm. Darlington, student of medicine [manuscript] : [followed by notes of William Shippen's "Lectures on midwifery"]. McGill University Library
referencedIn Richard Henry Lee Papers, 1763-1823 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Shippen, Joseph, 1732-1810. Papers of Joseph Shippen, 1727-1783. Library of Congress
referencedIn Stauffer, David McNeely, 1845-1913,. Collection, ca. 1644-1884. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf William Shippen journal, July 19, 1759 - January 22, 1760, 1759-1760 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Shippen, Thomas Lee, 1763-1798. Letters, 1783-1790. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Shippen, William, 1736?-1808. William Shippen papers, 1752-1780. Library of Congress
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Morris family. Papers, 1684-1935. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn John Morgan Correspondence, 1779-1780 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James Hutchinson papers, 1771-1928, 1771-1928 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf William Shippen prescription book, 1789 Oct. 1-1791 July 10, 1789-1791 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Notes from medical lectures by Dr. William Shippen, Jr., circa 1762. University of Delaware Library, Hugh M Morris Library
referencedIn Deeds, 1703-1798, for land in Pennsylvania. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Shippen, William, 1736?-1808. Papers, 1786-1791. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Benjamin Randolph ledger, 1768-1787 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995, (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIa, 1743-1806 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Andrew, John A. (John Albion), 1818-1867,. Lee family papers [microform] 1652 [1769-1870] 1890. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Shippen, William, 1736?-1808. Dr. William Shippen letter, 1780. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Shippen, Edward, ca. 1703-1781. Shippen family collection, 1750-1810 (bulk1750-1783) Princeton University Library
referencedIn Notes from medical lectures by Dr. William Shippen, Jr., circa 1762 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813. Collection : of lecture notes, 1783-1810. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter, 1788 May 08, Paris, [France], to Dr. [William] Shippen, n.p. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Laurance, John, 1750-1810. John Laurance papers, 1694-1835 (bulk 1770-1809). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Deeds, 1703-1798, for land in Pennsylvania, 1703-1798 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Minor, James, 1785-1828. Papers of James Minor, 1801-1817. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Shippen family. Shippen family papers, 1797-1860 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. Benjamin Franklin letter to Sir Alexander Dick, 1760 September 17. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Rush family papers, 1748-1876 Library Company of Philadelphia
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Trials (military offenses)
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Medicine--Practice
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Midwifery--Lecture Notes
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Americans Abroad
Medical education
Medicine--England
Medicine
Anatomy
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Birth 1736-10-21

Death 1808-07-11

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