S. Weir Mitchell, physician, man of science, man of letters, man of affairs by Charles W. Burr

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At head of title: The S. Weir Mitchell Oration.

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Statementby Charles W. Burr, delivered before the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, November 19, 1919
SeriesS. Weir Mitchell oration -- 1919.
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Pagination31 pages ;
Number of Pages31
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Open LibraryOL26409194M

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Silas Weir Mitchell (Febru – January 4, ) was an American physician, scientist, novelist, and poet. He is considered the father of medical neurology, and he discovered causalgia (complex regional pain syndrome) and erythromelalgia, and pioneered the rest mater: Jefferson Medical College.

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Weir Mitchell, in full Silas Weir Mitchell, (born Feb. 15,Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.—died Jan. 4,Philadelphia), American physician and author who excelled in novels of psychology and historical romance.

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(Charles Walts) Burr. Abstract. Mode of access: Internet. Physician Silas Weir Mitchell is perhaps best remembered for his “Rest Cure” for nervous women, depicted by his onetime patient Charlotte Perkins Gilman in “The Yellow Wallpaper” ().

In the harrowing tale, the narrator slowly goes mad while enduring Mitchell’s regimen of enforced bed rest, seclusion and overfeeding. Weir Mitchell Physician, Man of Science, Man of Letters, Man of Affairs.

Physicians and colleagues S. Weir Mitchell, W.W. Keen, and Horatio C. Wood were longtime members (and all were Fellows of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia). The club’s treasurer, and one of the founders, essayist, publisher, and Whitman acolyte, Horace Traubel, probably arranged for Whitman’s appearance.

[email protected] + main page. Menu. Born Februlife-long Philadelphian Silas Weir Mitchell earned an immortal niche in the history of American medicine before achieving a more modest place in American letters.

Buy S. Weir Mitchell: Physician, Man of Science, Man of Letters, Man of Affairs from This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work Price: $ S. Weir Mitchell: Physician, Man of Science, Man of Letters, Man of Affairs (Classic Reprint): Burr, Charles W: : LibrosFormat: Pasta blanda. InDr. Silas Weir Mitchell, then regarded as America's greatest neurologist, received an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh alluding to him as “ The chief ornament of medical science in the new world”.

He was born in Philadelphia, his life being a long and enviable one, spanning the years to S. Weir Mitchell, a prominent neurologist, led the College of Physicians at the end of the 19th century.

Anna Robeson Burr, Weir Mitchell—His Life and Letters (New York, ), is an important source of letters and includes an autobiographical fragment. Ernest Earnest, S. Weir Mitchell —Novelist and Physician (Philadelphia, ), emphasizes his literary achievements. Book Description: This modern biography provides a comprehensive and balanced view of a legendary figure in American medicine.

Controversial because of his fierce fight against women’s rights, Mitchell achieved stunning success through his experimentation with venomous snakes, treatment of Civil War soldiers with phantom limbs and burning pain, and creation of the rest cure to treat hysteria. Weir Mitchell, physician, man of science, man of letters, man of affairs by Charles W Burr (Book) Silas Weir Mitchell, the versatile physician () A sketch of his life and his literary contributions by Nolie Mumey (Book).

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Burr, M. Weir Mitchell, physician, novelist, and poet, was born in Philadelphia on 15 February Mitchell was the son of John Kearsley Mitchell (), a physician and lecturer at Jefferson Medical College, and Matilda Henry Mitchell (). Weir Mitchell: physician, man of science, man of letters, man of affairs, by Charles Walts Burr, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Mentions & Repeaters Strange Stories, Amazing Facts, by Reader's Digest Association, Such an association between a great man of letters and a public institution is rare and when, as in the case recorded here, that association carries with it the close and active interest of one whose personal endowments were of an altogether superior order, his loss is in an unusual degree a calamity.

Weir Mitchell Image Number: Another physician, S. Weir Mitchell ()—who attended Penn without graduating but later became a fixture at the University—was a giant of modern medicine, an accomplished scientist of wide-ranging interests, and a novelist mentioned in the same breath as Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Time has not been kind to the imaginative doctor, however. “[S. Weir Mitchell, –] is the first comprehensive, postfeminist biography of Mitchell Cervetti’s book is sure to become the biography of record.” —David G.

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William H. Welch 97 T~^EEP as is our sense of loss upon the - — ^ passing of one who has been these many years the foremost figure in American medi- cine, the dominant feeling on this occasion must be one of exultation over a life of well nigh fourscore years and five, marvellously rich.

Mitchell’s father John Kearsley Mitchell, a physician and lecturer at Jefferson Medical College, had served as a trustee of the Mutual Assurance Company until his death in Silas Weir Mitchell was elected a trustee of the company in and held the position until his death inwhen he was succeeded by his son Dr.

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By the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, was issued in In the following century, S. Weir Mitchell, who was President of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia from ~ to ~ and from ~ to ~, was active in the affairs of the National Academy of Sciences and was also Joseph Henry's personal physician.

20 Francis C. Wood, M.D. The soundness of Dr. Holmes’s judgment was later proved by the circumstance that the young man blossomed into one of the most distinguished physicians of his time.

Mitchell’s volume of poems, ” The Hill of Stones,” published about four years ago, contains just one of the poems offered to the Boston poet innamely, ” Herndon.”. Mitchell was not the first medical man to hear from Phelps about serious medical issues.

A decade before, she had wri tten an essay criticizing Dr. Clarke's treatise against women's higher education, Sex in Education: or, A Fair Chance for the Girls ().

Mitchell described one man so “nervous and hysterical” from nerve damage that his family “supposed him to be partially insane.” “The Case of George Dedlow” was based on Mitchell’s. S. Weir Mitchell, – Philadelphia’s Literary Physician by Nancy Cervetti (review) S.

Weir Mitchell, – Philadelphia’s Literary Physician by Nancy Cervetti (review) Newman, Louise Michele. carl h. moneyhon is a professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the author of Texas after the Civil War: The Struggle of. Introduction: In AD, S.

Weir Mitchell, doctor, popularized rest therapy where a hysteric is forced to lay in bed for up to three months at a time. A few years earlier, in the AD address to the American Medico-Psychological Association, Mitchell decried the deplorable conditions of the asylums as being nothing better than jails.

8 For Poe's comments see A. Burr, Weir Mitchell His Life and Letters. New York: Duffield,p. Mitchell's poems are in a work titled Indecision, a Tale of the Far West and Other Poems. Philadelphia: E. Carey and A. Hart, S.A. Cunningham & the Confederate Heritage by SIMPSON, John A. SIMPSON, John A.

S.A. Cunningham & the Confederate Heritage. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, []. 1st ed. xii,pp.

Portrait frontis. Illus. Orig. cloth, non-priceclipped d/j. Near fine. Life of Sumner Archibald Cunningham, a central figure in the Lost Cause movement.

After reading Dennis Drabelle’s interesting article, I can’t avoid the feeling that Hammond’s interest in medicine, science, fiction, and neurology were strongly influenced by Weir Mitchell. James Raymond C’68 Las Vegas. Weir Mitchell, Club Founder Nice article on S.

Weir Mitchell. I look forward to taking a look at his novel, Constance."Liminality in Women’s 'History-Mystery': The Case of Anne Perry," Popular Culture Review (Feb. ): “S. Weir Mitchell, Medicine Man: Race, Gender, and Medical Authority in Mitchell’s West Cure,” Transactions and Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia XX (): and well-respected medical authorities of her day.

Silas Weir Mitchell, M.D., born of Philadelphia's cultured class ingrew up, practiced neurology, and wrote poetry and fiction throughout the reign of Victorianism in the United States.

By the time he died inthe Weir Mitchell Rest Cure had been translated into four.

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