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- Silas Weir Mitchell was born in Philadelphia in 1829. He earned his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1850. During the American Civil War (1861-1865), Mitchell worked as a contract surgeon in Turner's Lane Hospital in Philadelphia, an army hospital for nervous diseases. was actively involved in numerous local and national medical societies. He was founder and first president of the American Neurological Society and first president of the Philadelphia Neurological Society. In later life, Mitchell embarked on a serious literary career. He died in 1914.
The Silas Weir Mitchell correspondence is a small collection which spans the years 1865 to 1938, although many years within that range are not represented. The collection is divided into three series: Letters to Mitchell, Letters from Mitchell, and Other notes.
Previously catalogued as 10a 513.
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