[1876 to 1891 American Academy of Medicine Sammelband].
Substantial gathering of the printed output of the American Academy of Medicine from its first 15 years: from its founding 1876 to 1891. The wide variety of materials illuminates the history of this national medical society which continued to 1920.
Sixty distinct items are found: pamphlets, leaflets, circulars, bulletins, membership lists, programs, forms, etc. All were bound into a thick volume of about 450 pages for Dr. R. Lowry Sibbet of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Highlights include: the 1876 prospectus for the organization of the Academy; its first Constitution and By-Laws; An Address Read at the First Meeting of the American Academy of Medicine…in Philadelphia, September 6, 1876; the first Annual Address delivered to the A.A.M. in 1877 by Dr. Traill Green, the academy’s first president; and the first eight issues of the Bulletin of the American Academy of Medicine (January–October 1891).
The Academy “conducted successful seminars which gathered together leading reformers, physicians, social scientists, and social workers of the Progressive Era. A woman physician became its president on 1909, decades before many medical societies and schools admitted women at all. ... Outraged by the generally low admission and graduation standards of most American medical colleges, they predicted and feared an unchecked increase in the number of incompetent and (in their eyes) vulgar practitioners.”¹
A significant documentation of the endeavors of this national American medical society.
Description: [1876 to 1891 American Academy of Medicine Sammelband].
[Various places: 1876 to 1891]. 60 items [see description]. 8vo., sheep, boards. Boards detached; last pamphlet is loose and has been individually re-sewn with linen thread.
Note. 1. Peitzman, “Forgotten Reformers: The American Academy of Medicine” in Bulletin of the History of Medicine (Vol. 58, Iss. 4) (Baltimore, Md., 1984), pp 516–517.