Over 14,000 pages from 1,358 unique medical works from the early to mid-1800s have joined the Jefferson Digital Commons (JDC), thanks to a CLIR grant awarded to Jefferson and six collaborating institutions last winter.
The collection of records provides a comprehensive look at the history of medical education in Philadelphia through the end of the Civil War. It offers a glimpse of the voices of medical greats such as Thomas Mütter, Samuel Gross, and George McClellan, as well as the often unheard voices of students. Records include class notes and dissertations, matriculation records, commencement addresses, faculty lecture notes and more.
To view the materials in the JDC:
1) Search using terms “FTHNN” and/or “CLIR” to browse materials specific to the CLIR project. Browse all CLIR materials here.
2) Find all materials from the grant in these collections*:
- Medical Student and Faculty Lecture Notes
- Sidney Kimmel Medical College Commencements
- Jefferson Medical College Records Books
- Jefferson Medical College Opening Addresses
- Jefferson Medical College Theses
- Manuscripts and Journals
- Lecture & Matriculation Tickets
* some of the above collections only contain CLIR material while others contain both CLIR and non-CLIR content. *
Learn more about the CLIR grant and the impact of these materials here.