Main content

"The University of Pennsylvania in China: Medical Missionary Work, 1905-1914"


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Baron H. Lerner (1960-) was born on September 27, 1960, in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of infectious disease doctor Phillip I. Lerner and teacher Ronnie Hober Lerner, and was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Lerner graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982, and from Columbia University's medical school in 1986. Lerner earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington in 1996. Lerner is currently a member of the faculty at New York University Langone School of Medicine, where he teaches medical ethics and the history of medicine, and has published a number of books on medical issues and medical history.

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of Barron H. Lerner's undergraduate thesis, entitled "The University of Pennsylvania in China: Medical Missionary Work, 1905-1914." The manuscript was submitted to the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania, and includes chapters on: the student volunteer movement, the motivations of the Christian Association volunteers, the historical evolution of the university medical school (1905-1913), the missionaries entrance into Chinese society: hospital and religious work, the demise of the university medical school, and the legacy of the Christian association's work.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
October, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Manuscript, 1982.
Box 6

Print, Suggest