Papers, 1875-1936.


Papers, 1875-1936.

This material, which documents Ridlon's life and work, consists of both loose and bound manuscripts. Bound volumes comprise: 6 casebooks (1889-1892), 4 letterbooks (1873-1903), a graduate thesis, "The arthropathies and crisis of locomotor ataxia" (1878), an autograph manuscript, "Some comments on the principles and practice of Hugh Owen Thomas" (undated), a scrapbook of figures and illustrations (undated), and 3 manuscripts composed of reprint cuttings and manuscript notes (undated). Correspondents include: R. Osgood, A. Steindler, P.D. Wilson, R.K. Ghormley, J.E. Goldthwait, A.B. Judson, R.W. Lovett, H.W. Orr, S.W. Mitchell, H. Cushing. Letters also document Ridlon's often complicated involvement with two charitable institutions: the Home for Destitute Crippled Children and the Country Home for Convalescent Children.

4.5 linear feet.

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