Reminiscences for his children, 1912, 1915.


Reminiscences for his children, 1912, 1915.

This item was written for his children and includes genealogy, glimpses of his boyhood in Philadelphia, and reflections on his education at Jefferson Medical College and his medical career. There are accounts of memorable events and surgical cases, including the operation on President Grover Cleveland's jaw. There are mentions of S. Weir Mitchell and other physicians, with historical recollections of such Philadelphia institutions as the College of Physicians.

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