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Dorothy M. Schullian Travel Notes 1955-1987
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John Shaw Billings Correspondence in the College Of Physicians, Philadelphia, 1876-1891 [series]:
 
Correspondence, primarily with John B. Roberts, 1876-1891 [subseries]:
ALS, Billings to unnamed correspondent ("Dear Sir"), n.p., 1 p., September 26, 1876
Tells person that requested work on the "Paracentesis of the Pericardium" is not in the Library.
LS, Billings to John B. Roberts of Philadelphia, Washington DC, 1 p., December 2, 1879
Acknowledges receipt of copy of Roberts' work "Paracentesis of the Pericardium," sent to the library of the Surgeon General's Office.
ALS, Billings to "Dr. Roberts," New York, 1 p., May 28, 1899
Enclosing his photograph as requested.
Letter, Billings to unnamed correspondent (W.H.S. Wood?), Washington DC, 1 p., December 4, 1886
Reply to invitation of W.H.S. Wood to meet Dr. John Ashhurst, cannot come because of "official business".
LS, Billings to unnamed correspondent (treasurer, American Surgical Association?), Washington DC, 1p. (in his capacity as treasurer of the American College of Physicians and Surgeons), August 8, 1892
Acknowledges payment of $56.84 by the treasurer of the American Surgical Association, its share of the cost of printing the Transactions of the 2nd Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons in September 1891.
LS, Billings to John B. Roberts (treasurer, American Surgical Association), Washington DC, 1 p., August 8, 1892
Cover letter for previous item (sending him the receipt).
 
Correspondence with Dr. John Ashhurst, 1874-1885 [subseries]:
LS, Billings to Dr. John Ashhurst, Washington DC, 1 p., March 9, 1874
Enclosing a copy of his latest periodical list.
ALS, Billings to Dr. John Ashhurst, Washington DC, 4pp., March 11, 1874
Preparing subject catalog for library, detailed plans for including important works in libraries other than his and to collaborate with others (including Ashhurst), also speaks of his card catalog and treatment of foreign medical journals, asks for Ashhurst's suggestions.
ALS, Billings to Dr. John Ashhurst, Washington DC, 1 p., October 12, 1875
Wants to meet with him in Philadelphia about the card catalog.
ALS, Billings to Dr. John Ashhurst, Washington DC, 3pp., February 16, 1876
More plans for grand medical bibliography (planned to print other libraries' items in different type, but the U.S. Government printing office did not have good selection), hopes that College of Physicians will not reduce money (funding?), again asks for Ashhurst's comments.
ALS, Billings to Dr. John Ashhurst, Washington DC, 1 p., June [18 or 19], 1877
Congratulates Ashhurst on new position.
ALS, Billings to Dr. John Ashhurst, Washington DC, 1p., June [18 or 19], 1877
Congratulates Ashhurst on new position.
ALS, Billings to Dr. John Ashhurst, Washington DC, 3 pp., February 26, 1881
Other doctor (Dr. Otis?) had done nothing on his article, apologizes for not being able to prepare an article himself because he has too much other work, cannot recommend anyone else for the work (Army Medical Officers all stationed away from libraries), speculates on Otis's successor.
ALS, Billings to Dr. John Ashhurst, Washington DC, 4 pp. (marked "Private"), November 16, 1882
Cannot answer question, says that the people he mentions are all unqualified for what Ashhurst wants (writing an article on hospital construction), says that the article is generally a bad idea anyway and suggests article on hospital management and/or on relations with the medical staff, gives his own ideas on hospital management, says he cannot help Ashhurst because he is too tied up in other things.
LS, Billings to Dr. William Goodell of Philadelphia, Washington DC, (in his capacity as Secretary-General of International Medical Congress), 1 p., March 27, 1885
Certificate congratulating Goodell on his election to membership in the section of gynecology.
 
Correspondence with Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, 1874-1893; 1952 [subseries]:
ALS, Billings to Dr. S. Weir Mitchell of Philadelphia, Washington DC, 2 pp., November 16, 1874
Sending copy of the "History of the Medical Department," compliments him on dinner.
ALS, Billings to Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, Washington DC, 2 pp. (in his capacity as Secretary-General of the International Medical Congress), October 11, 1884 [?]
Congratulates him on his election to the Committee of Organization, asks him for suggestions for other memorandum.
LS, Billings to Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, Washington DC, 1 p. (in his capacity as Secretary-General of the International Medical Congress), December 12, 1884
Congratulates him on his appointment by the Executive Committee to the Standing Committee on Finance, lists other committee members.
LS, Billings to Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, Washington DC, 1 p. (in his capacity as International Medical Congress Secretary-General), March 27, 1885
Congratulates him on his election to the Section of Physiology.
LS, Billings to Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, Washington DC, 1 p., May 29, 1885
Announces International Medical Congress meeting on Sept. 17.
ALS, Billings to [Dr. S. Weir] Mitchell, Washington DC, 1 p. (not including enclosure), May 10, 1886
Enclosing manuscript of remarks at recent dinner at the College of Physicians, Enclosure: text of remarks, 3 pp., April 14, 1886
Typed scientific paper written and signed by Billings found among miscellaneous material belonging to family of S. Weir Mitchell in 1952.
[The following material is from a volume marked "9th International Medical Congress, Washington DC, 1887"].
Excerpts from Executive Committee minutes marked "Confidential," Washington DC, 7pp., November 9, 1884
LS, Billings to unnamed correspondent ("Dear Sir"), Washington DC, 2 pp., December 9, 1884
Cover letter accompanying minutes, asks for vote re: meeting recommendations, gives some background on recommendations.
LS, Billings to S. Weir Mitchell, Washington DC, 4pp., December 30, 1884
Results of voting (see last 2 items), names those who dissented and why, asks for Mitchell's vote on other propositions.
LS, Billings to unnamed correspondent ("Dear Sir"), Washington DC, 1 p., January 20, 1885
Announces result of Dec. 20 voting, other International Medical Congress business, asks for vote on other question.
LS, Billings to S. Weir Mitchell, Washington DC, 2pp., December 2, 1884
Congratulates him on his election to the chairmanship of the Section of Nervous Diseases and Psychiatry of the International Medical Congress, asks him not to publicize appointment yet.
LS, Billing s to unnamed correspondent ("Dear Sir"), Washington DC, 1 p. not including enclosure [in his capacity as International Medical Congress secretary-general; marked "Confidential circular #3"], January 20, 1885
Enclosing list of nominees for section councils, names of those already elected, asks for suggestions (enclosure of 7 pp. follows).
LS, Billings to S. Weir Mitchell, Washington DC, 1 p. (in his capacity as International Medical Congress secretary-general), May 29, 1885
Announces International Medical Congress meeting (of committee organized at 1884 AMA meeting).
LS, Billings to unnamed correspondent ("Dear Sir"), Washington DC, 2 pp. not including enclosure, May 22, 1885
International Medical Congress business: the majority believes that committee chosen by the AMA to persuade the International Medical Congress to hold its 1887 congress in Washington does not have the power to do so; it is the jurisdiction of the International Medical Congress General Committee, announces meeting of General Committee, proposes notifying the committee chosen by the AMA. Includes an Enclosure marked "Confidential": list of section chairmen.