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1836 Boylston Prize Dissertations

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Title:
1836 Boylston Prize Dissertations
Description:
After receiving his medical degree from Harvard, Holmes was granted the Boylston Prize in 1836 for his essay responding to the question “How far are the external means of exploring the condition of internal organs to be considered useful and important in medical practice?”The essay makes frequent reference to the lectures and clinical demonstrations of P. C. A. Louis which Holmes had recently attended in Paris. This copy was presented by Holmes to his mentor, Dr. James Jackson (1777-1867). Holmes was also awarded two Boylston Prizes in 1837 for separate essays on neuralgia and intermittent fever in New England. Cover page of the bound copy of the winning dissertations of the Boylston Prize in 1836, called Dissertations on the question “How far are the external means of exploring the condition of internal organs to be considered useful and important in medical practice?”
Creator:
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Date:
1836
Format:
Documents
Location:
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Collection (local):
Boston Medical Library
Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (1.J.75 (1836))
Series:
Boston Medical Library
Subjects:
Dissertations
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Boylston Prize
Extent:
1 inscription and 1 title page
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Publisher:
Perkins and Marvin
Notes:
Gift of Dr. James Jackson Putnam to the Boston Medical Library, 1911
Language:
English
Identifier:
DigID0002210
DigID0002211