Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853

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Philadelphia physician.

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to John Wakefield Francis, 1831 Oct. [no day]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122489378

Nathaniel Chapman was born at Summer Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia in 1780. After serving aprenticeships with John Weems of Georgetown and Dick of Alexandria, Chapman began his formal studies under Benjamin Rush at the University of Pennsylvania in 1797. He graduated with honors in 1801. After a brief academic tour of Great Britain, Chapman returned to Philadelphia in 1804. Following the death of Benjamin Rush in 1813, the University reorganized its faculty and curriculum and appointed Chapman professor of materia medica. Considered an outstanding physician, he served as the American Medical Association's first president. He died in 1853.

From the description of Lectures, 1817. (University of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 145429659

American physician. Chapman was the private pupil of Dr. Benjamin Rush. He graduated from the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1801, where he later became professor of the Institutes and Practice of Medicine. In 1817 he founded the Medical Institute of Philadelphia,the first post-graduate medical school in the United States. Chapman waselected the first president of the American Medical Association by acclamation. He was president of the American Philosophical Society from 1846 until his death. He was married in 1808 to Rebecca Biddle, daughter of Col. Clement Biddle.

From the description of Collection of lecture notes, 1813-1833. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 63643087

Nathaniel Chapman was an 1801 graduate of the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania, furthering his medical studies in Edinburgh before settling in Philadelphia in 1804. Chapman is best known as a medical teacher, editor, and professional advocate. He became editor of the Philadelphia Journal of the Medical and Physical Sciences in 1820. From 1810 on he taught at the University of Pennsylvania, serving as professor of materia medica and professor of the theory and practice of medicine and clinical medicine. In 1817 Chapman founded the Medical Institute of Philadelphia, considered the first medical post-graduate school in the United States. The principle publications of Chapman's career are based on his lectures, such as his A Compendium of Lectures on the Theory and Practice of Medicine (1846). Among his other accomplishments, Chapman was elected the first president of the American Medical Association in 1847. Chapman was also a Fellow of the College of Physicians, elected in 1807.

From the description of Chapman's lecturs [sic], [after 1810]. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122523666

From the description of Hydrophobia, [after 1828]. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122488934

From the description of Notes from the lectures of Nat. Chapman, M.D., professor of the materia medica in the University of Pennsylvania, 1815-1816. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122632924

From the description of Tic douloureaux, neuralgia, nerve ache, &c., [between 1828 and 1834?]. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122380192

From the description of Lectures on the practice of medecine [sic] by Nathaniel Chapman, University of Pennsylvania, [after 1813]. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122523870

From the description of Dr. Chapman's notes, [between 1810 and 1830?]. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122689586

From the description of Apoplexia, or apoplexy, [between 1837-1853]. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122579302

Nathaniel Chapman was a renowned Philadelphia doctor who practiced for nearly fifty years and taught for nearly forty years at the University of Pennsylvania. Eugene Jobs was from New Jersey and graduated from medical school in 1844.

From the description of Notes upon Dr. Nathaniel Chapman, proffessor [sic] of practice in the University of Pennsylvania / taken by E.J. 1841. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 49320940

Physician and professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

From the description of Nathaniel Chapman papers, 1826-1829 and undated, [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35005005

Nathaniel Chapman was a Philadelphia physician.

From the description of Receipt book, 1820-1834. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122584972

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creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Collection of lecture notes, 1813-1833. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. The practice of physic by Nathaniel Chapman : [Philadelphia] / [Charles G. Paleske], 1816-1817. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Huger, Benjamin. Lecture notes / Benjamin Huger. Medical University of South Carolina Libraries
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Apoplexia, or apoplexy, [between 1837-1853]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Lectures on the practice of medecine [sic] by Nathaniel Chapman, University of Pennsylvania, [after 1813]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IId, 1837-1844 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Notes from Dr. Barton's Lectures on materia medica, 1798-1799, taken by Nathaniel Chapman Jr. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Griffith, R. Eglesfeld (Robert Eglesfeld), 1798-1850. Notes on the lectures of Nathaniel Chapman, M.D., Professor of the Institutes and Practice of Physic and Clinical Practice in the University of Pennsylvania, 1818-1820 [i.e., 1818]/ [recorded by] R.E. Griffith, Jr. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Huger, Benjamin. Lecture notes / Benjamin Huger. Medical University of South Carolina Libraries
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Dr. Chapman's notes, [between 1810 and 1830?]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIb, 1807-1825 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Mailliard family. Mailliard family papers, 1785-1927 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Elisha Kent Kane Papers, Bulk, 1843-1857, 1810-1953 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn The brightest ornament: a biography of Nathaniel Chapman, M.D., 1780-1853, 1965, 1965 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn James Hunter Ewing lecture notes, December 22, 1818 - January 19, 1819, 1818-1819 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Mitchell, John Kearsley, 1793-1858. Notes taken from the lectures of Dr. Chapman on the practice of medicine, in 8 volumes, 1816-1817 [i.e., 1817]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Nathaniel Chapman recommendation letter for Dr. Edward H. Leffingwell, 1825 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Colhoun, Robert H. (Robert Harwood), 1811-1833. Matriculation and lecture admission tickets from the University of Pennsylvania, 1832. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Notes upon Dr. Nathaniel Chapman, proffessor [sic] of practice in the University of Pennsylvania / taken by E.J. 1841. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Bagwell, Thomas P. Notes taken from the lectures of Nathaniel Chapman M.D. / by Thomas P. Bagwell, Virginia. Newberry Library
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. ALS : Philadelphia, to John Wakefield Francis, 1831 Oct. [no day]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Patterson-Lord papers, [ca. 1809]-1876, Circa 1809-1876 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Ewing, James Hunter, 1798-1827. Lecture notes, 1818 Dec. 22-1819 Jan. 19. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Mitchell, John Kearsley, 1793-1858. Examinations on Dr. Chapman's lectures, [1816-1817]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Jeanes, Jacob, 1800-1877. Notes on the lectures of N. Chapman, M.D. on the practice of medicine, delivered in the University of Pennsylvania, 1821-1822. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Barton, Edward, d. 1821. Lectures on materia medica by N. Chapman, M.D., Philadelphia, 1814-1815. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Samuel George Morton papers, 1838-1844, 1838-1844 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Patterson family. Patterson-Lord papers, [ca. 1809]-1876. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf [Nathaniel Chapman, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn White, John Josiah. Notes from Chapman's lectures/ [taken by] John Josiah White. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Worthington, Wilmer, 1804-1873. Manuscript notes of the medical lectures of Dr. Chapman from the library of Dr. Wilmer Worthington, [between 1823 and 1825]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Morris, Caspar, 1805-1884. [Medical notebooks], [ca. 1824-1836]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wood, George B. (George Bacon), 1797-1879. Dr. Chapman's valedictory, as delivered, Feby. 1818 / taken by G.B. Wood. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Hatfield, Nathan L. (Nathan Lewis), 1804-1887. Papers, 1821-1826. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Hydrophobia, [after 1828]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Watts, Edward M. Lectures on the institute and practice of physic. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Lectures, 1817. University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Notes on Chapman's lectures, 1813 & 14. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ebling Library (Health Sciences)
referencedIn Alison, Robert, d. 1854. Practice of medicine, 1818. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Notes taken from the lectures of Nathaniel Chapman in the University of Pennsylvania / by Robert M. Tute, 1828. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Peters, Richard, 1780-1848. Letter to Joseph Story [manuscript], 1835, June 14. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Medical lectures, Nathaniel Chapman : [Philadelphia] / copied by Asa J. Driggs, 1827. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Notes on the practice of medicine : taken from the lectures of Nathaniel Chapman : [Philadelphia] / by Samuel Barrington, 1818-1822. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Abbett, Henry. Bills, 1817-1819. University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
creatorOf Huger, Benjamin. Lecture notes / Benjamin Huger. Medical University of South Carolina Libraries
referencedIn Vaughan Club. Papers, 1838-1841. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Scholfield, William B. Papers, 1820, 1845-1857. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Samuel George Morton Papers, 1819-1850 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Van Derveer, Henry. Notes from Doctor Chapmans's lectures on the materia medica, as delivered in the Pennsylvania University, [1814-1815?]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Bitner, Abraham, d. 1854. Note's [sic] taken from the Philadelphia Alms House; Vol. 1, 1824-(1825). College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815. Correspondence, 1786-1815. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Materia medica & pharmacy. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Huger, Benjamin. Notes / Benjamin Huger. Medical University of South Carolina Libraries
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Chapman's lecturs [sic], [after 1810]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Jackson, Samuel, 1787-1872. Notes by William Elmer on lectures by Dr. Samuel Jackson, Dr. Chapman, Dr. Wood, Dr. Gibson, Dr. Horner, and Dr. Hodge : [Philadelphia], 1835-1836. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Notes from the lectures of Nat. Chapman, M.D., professor of the materia medica in the University of Pennsylvania, 1815-1816. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Briscoe, John Hanson, 1789-1855. Lectures on medicine : manuscript, [ca. 1815-1825]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Notes from Dr. Chapman's lectures on the Materia Medica; as delivered in the Pennsylvania University, 1814-1815? College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Huger, Benjamin. Notes / Benjamin Huger. Medical University of South Carolina Libraries
referencedIn Neill, John, 1819-1880. Notes taken from the lectures of N. Chapman, M.D., volume 1st, [between 1838 and 1840]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Randolph, David Meade, 1760-1830,. Papers of the Shackelford family [manuscript] 1785-1963. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIc, 1826-1836 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Medical opinions : [Philadelphia] / by Nathaniel Chapman, Dorsey, Barton, and James, 1814-1815. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Receipt book, 1820-1834. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Mitchell, John Kearsley, 1793-1858. Chapman's lectures on physiology, 1822. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Wikoff, G. H. (George H.). A copy of a course of medical lectures delivered by Nathaniel Chapman, M.D., professor of the Institutes of Practice of Medicine and Clinical Practice of the University of Pennsylvania, in two volumes, [1833?]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Wood, George B. (George Bacon), 1797-1879. Chapman's lectures, 1817. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf New York Academy of Medicine. Lecture notes, [ca. 1740-1905] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Paul, John Marshall, 1800-1879. Epidemic[s] of America, [between 1819 and 1822]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844. Nicholas Biddle letters, 1817-1840, and undated. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851. Papers, 1838-1844. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Tic douloureaux, neuralgia, nerve ache, &c., [between 1828 and 1834?]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Peters, Richard, 1780-1848. Letter to Joseph Story, 1835, June 14. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIe, 1845-1865 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Trevor, Joseph. Lecture notes on medicine: manuscript, 1824-1826. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Douglass, George. Notes on Chapman, with classification of Cullen, [between 1814 and 1824] / George Douglass. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Seller, Charles. School notebook, 1828. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Bawdin, Thos. W. Notes on lectures at the University of Pennsylvania : holograph, 1817. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Mailliard Family papers, 1785-1927 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Nathaniel Chapman papers, 1826-1829 and undated, [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
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Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
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Fever
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Phytotherapy--Lecture Notes
Rabies
Neuralgia
Medicine--Practice
Medicine, Traditional--Lecture notes
Paralysis
Hemorrhage
Rheumatism
Finance, Personal
Pharmacologic Actions--Lecture Notes
Medicine--Study and teaching
Physiognomy
Edema
Sexually transmitted diseases
Medicine--Study and teaching--19th century
Therapeutics--Lecture Notes
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Cerebrovascular disease
Pathology--18th century
Medicine--Practice--19th century
Myelitis
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Scrofula
Tetanus
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Obstetrics--Lectures
Plants, Medicinal--Lecture Notes
Materia Medica--Lecture Notes
Pharmaceutical Preparations--Lecture Notes
Medicine--Lectures
Respiratory system--Diseases
Menstruation
Marasmus
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Medicine--lecture notes
Clinical medicine
Gout
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Birth 1780-05-28

Death 1853-07-01

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