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Elias White Hale Papers


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Elias White Hale was born on 6 June 1824 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, the son of Elias W. Hale and Jean Mulhollan. His father, Elias W. Hale (1775 - 1832), was a graduate of Yale University and practiced law Mifflin and Centre Counties, Pennsylvania. Elias, the younger, attended the University of Pennsylvania Medical School from October 1846 to 1848. His preceptor was Dr. Joseph B. Ard. In 1848, he received his M.D. degree from the University. After graduation he returned to Lewistown and practiced medicine in Mifflin and Centre Counties, Pennsylvania for the remainder of his life. During the Civil War he had brief service in the emergency Pennsylvania militia in 1863. Elias died on 20 February 1892.

Elias White Hale married twice (first, Ellen Louise Steely; second, Mary Downing Valentine) and had three children (Henry Steely, Sarah Downing, Ellen Louise Hale).

This collection contains a draft copy of the final essay of Elias White Hale required for his graduation from the School of Medicine. The essay is on the topic of pneumonia. It describes the illness at its various stages.

The collection consists of one item arranged in one series.

Gift the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, Penn State University Archives, February 2007 (accession no. 2007:14)

University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center
Finding Aid Author
J.M. Duffin
Finding Aid Date
February 2007
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"An Essay on Pneumonia for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania".
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