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Dorothy M. Schullian Travel Notes 1955-1987
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John Shaw Billings Correspondence in the American Philosophical Society Library, Philadelphia, 1879-1916 [series]:
 
Moore Autograph Collection (B:M781), 1888 [subseries]:
ALS, Billings to Sir James Paget, Washington DC, 3 pp., May 6, 1888
Request for data on the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons as part of a larger project on the principal medical museums of the world. Refers to Sir Henry Acland
 
LeConte Papers (B:L493), 1878-1879 [subseries]:
ALS, Billings to J.L. LeConte, Washington DC, 2 pp., June 27, 1879
Answers to inquiry about LeConte's paper, says his health is bad
ALS, Billings to J.L. LeConte, Washington, DC, 2 pp., January 4, 1878
Tells LeConte that the American Public Health Association wants to publish his paper, asks LeConte to endorse a pamphlet he is sending because "we are at a crisis of legislation in Public Health"
 
Sir James Paget Collection (B:P212), 1888 [subseries]:
ALS, Billings to Sir James Paget, Washington, DC, 3pp., February 28, 1888
Thanks him for accepting invitation to Washington, mentions financial troubles affecting Johns Hopkins University but is certain that the Johns Hopkins Hospital would open around Oct. 1 of that year.
 
Simon Flexner Papers: Billings, J.S., folder (B:F365), 1910-1913; 1916 [subseries]:
TLS, Billings to Dr. Simon Flexner, New York, 1 p., December 18, 1911
Pays him for expenses relating to National Academy of Sciences meeting that fall.
TL, unnamed correspondent to Billins, n.p., 1.p., November 28, 1911
Pays him for expenses relating to National Academy of Sciences meeting that fall.
TL, unnamed correspondent to Billings, n.p., 1. p., December 19, 1911
Thanks him for reply
TL, unnamed correspondent to Billings, n.p., 1 p., October 6, 1910
Introduces him to Dr. Canby Robinson of "the new" Rockefeller Hospital.
TLS, Billings to Dr. Simon Flexner, New York, 1. p., November 5, 1910.
Wants to know his views on "a more appropriate division" of the National Academy of Sciences' anthropology and biology committees.
TLS, Billings to Dr. Simon Flexner, New York, 1.p., November 23, 1910
Asks him for his nominations for membership in the National Academy of Sciences, Section of Anthropology, n.d.
TL, unnamed correspondent [Flexner?] to Billings, n.p., 1p., November 25, 1910
Nominates Dr. S. J. Meltzer for NAS membership, declines to give Billings his opinion on the division of the NAS anthropology and biology committees because he feels that he is too recent a member., n.d.
TLS, Billings to Dr. Simon Flexner, New York, 1 p., October 16, 1911
Asks Flexner to help him become a full member of the Association of American Physicians instead of an associate member, says otherwise he will resign, submits his Division's work.
TL, unnamed correspondent [Flexner?], to Billings, n.p., 1 p., October 18, 1911
Says he will support his advancement (reply to previous letter listed)
TLS, Billings to Simon Flexner, New York, 1 p., January 7, 1913
Says that a "Dr. Mall" is a good candidate for director of "the proposed embryological research" (reply to next letter listed), n.d.
TL, unnamed correspondent [Flexner?] to Billings, n.p., 2 pp., January 4, 1913
Speaks of his enthusiasm for the Carnegie Institute's proposed new Institute for Embryological Research and speculates that a Dr. Mall of the Johns Hopkins Medical School was picked for the directorship, enthusiastically endorses Mall., n.d.
TL, unnamed correspondent [Flexner?] to Billings, n.p., 1 p., March 29, 1911
Asks Billings to recommend a reasonably priced sanitarium for patients with incipient tuberculosis., n.d.
TLS, Billings to Simon Flexner, New York, 1 p., March 30, 1911.
Billings tells him that he has referred his question about sanitaria to Dr. Livingston Farrand
TL, unnamed correspondent, [Flexner?] to Dr. Livingston Farrand, 1 p., April 1, 1911
Asks Farrand to answer his letter.
TL, unnamed correspondent to John Sedgewick Billings, n.p., 1 p., July 27, 1916
Asks Billings for rats and mice from "heavily infected districts," for spinal cord and medulla specimens from poliomyelitis cases, and asks him for help with the department hospitals.
TL, unnamed correspondent [Flexner?] to John Sedgwick Billings, n.p., 1 p, September 6, 1916
Thanks him for supplying rats and says that he has a sufficient supply for the present (reply to next letter)
TLS, John Sedgwick Billings to Simon Flexner, New York, 1 p., September 2, 1916
Tells him that only 2 rats were trapped recently near the Gowanus Canal and asks Flexner if he wants him to try another neighborhood or discontinue the procedure.
Typed card, John Sedgwick Billings to Simon Flexner, New York, 1 p. (not including enclosure), June 29, 1916
Asks him if he can suggest any changes in the card (referring to 2 following NYC Health Department forms presumably concerning polio)
TL, unnamed correspondent to John Sedwick Billings, n.p., 1 p., June 22, 1916
Says he would be glad to advise Billings on the "mode of infection and means of prevention" of poliomyelitis, recommends study of Brooklyn cases.
TLS, John Sedgwick Billings to Simon Flexner, New York, 1 p., July 31, 1916
Apologizes for tardiness in delivering the dead rats (2 rats received August 1)
TLS, John Sedgwick Billings to Simon Flexner, New York, 1 p., July 29, 1916
Says that spinal cord and medulla samples are on the way but that they had to buy special traps for the rats.
TL, unnamed correspondent to John Sedwick Billings, n.p., 1 p. (not including encosure), June 8, 1916
Thanks him for sending him minutes of May meeting of the Committee on Laboratories of the Advisory Council, lists topics of discussion
TLS, John Sedgwick Billings to Simon Flexner, New York, 1 p., May 11, 1916
Announces May 17 meeting of the Department of Health's Committee on Laboratories of the Advisory Council, lists topics of discussion.
TL, unnamed correspondent [Flexner?] to John Sedgwick Billings, n.p., 1 p., May 11, 1916
Says he cannot be present at Committee of Laboratories on May 17 meeting.
TLS, John Sedgwick Billings to Simon Flexner, New York, 1 p., April 29, 1916
First announces Advisory Council's Committee on Laboratories May 17 meeting and reasons behind it.
TL, unnamed correspondent [Flexner?] to John Sedgwick Billings, n.p., 1 p., December 16, 1916
Acknowledges receipt of December 11 letter concerning Committee on Advisory Council meetings (reply to next letter)
TLS, John Sedgwick Billings to Simon Flexner, New York, 1 p. (not including enclosure), December 11, 1916
Encloses Health Department procedures on meetings
TLS, John Sedgwick Billings to Simon Flexner, New York, 1 p., June 28, 1916
Invites him to join Special Advisory Committee on poliomyelitis led by Dr. Louis G. Ager, related to present outbreak, announces 1st meeting on June 30.
 
Minis Hays Papers: Billings, John Shaw (3 folders) (B:H334), 1879; 1884-1886 [subseries]:
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington, DC, 4 pp., November 18, 1879
Speaks of submitting his correspondent's article to a top medical journal and someday forming a "great [medical] Library," his correspondent's paper, persuading members of Congress, but explains that "if the article were written by me it would lose all is weight."
[The APS finding guide to the Hays papers lists a letter of 22 May 1884. This is not found on the film, but may refer to a letter of 22 May 1885 which is found on the film but is not listed in the APS finding guide.]
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, n.p., 1 p., November 22, 1884
Says he has received correspondent's letter of the 21st, lists names of doctors he think will be present at meeting of International Medical Congress.
LS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington, DC, 3 pp., December 3, 1884
Mentions portrait. He says it is not an authentic one of "Dr. Physick" by Benjamin West, but that it does correspond t one by "H. Inman" and that he will buy it for the musuem anyway.
LS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays of Philadelphia, Washington, DC, 6 pp. (International Medical Congress business.), December 12, 1884
LS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington, DC, 6 pp., December 16, 1884
Reports on committee votes, International Medical Congress.
ALS, Billings to Dr. I Minis Hays, Washington, DC, 7 pp., December 19, 1884
Specifies details on plate, International Medical Congress.
[The APS finding guide to the Hays papers lists a letter of 20 December 1884. No letter of this date is found on the film, thought there is on the film a letter of 30 December 1884 which is not included in the APS finding guide.]
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington, DC, 1 p., December 27, 1884
Thanks him for his specimen, sympathies on his loss.
LS, Billings, to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington, DC, 2 pp., December 30, 1884
Speaks of candidates for presidency and chairmanship, International Medical Congress.
LS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 3 pp., December 30, 1884
Mostly relating to reorganization of the International Medical Congress; asks for Dr. Hays' vote.
LS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington, DC, 1 p., January 7, 1885
Encloses suggestion by Dr. Chadwick and asks for Dr. Hays' opinion (enclosure not included)
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 2 pp., January 10, 1885
More reports on elections of International Medical Congress, other administrative matters.
LS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington, DC, 2 pp., January 31, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
[Letter of 9 February 1885 found after June 30, 1885]
LS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington, DC, 5 pp., February 12, 1885
More International Medical Congress business, search for Italian paper on cholera.
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington, DC, 2 pp., February 19, 1885
More International Medical Congress business.
LS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington, DC, 8 pp., February 27, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
LS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington, DC, 2 pp. (in his capacity as secretary-general), February 27, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 2 pp., February 28, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 2 pp., March 15, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
LS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 1 p. (in his capacity as International Medical Congress secretary-general), March 14, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
ALS, Billings to unnamed correspondent ("Dear Doctor"), n.p. 1 p., n.d.
On discussion with Dr. Pepper about International Medical Congress.
LS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington, DC, 4 pp., May 4, 1885
International Medical Congress business.
LS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington, DC, 2 pp. (not including enclosure), May 4, 1885
Reports on proceedings of the American Medical Association, more International Medical Congress business.
LS, Billings to unnamed correspondent ("Dear Sir"), Washington, DC, 3 pp. (in his capacity as secretary-general), May 16, 1885
International Medical Congress business.
LS, Billings to unnamed correspondent ("Dear Sir"), Washington DC, 2 pp. (in his capacity as secretary general), May 22, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
LS, Billings to unnamed correspondent ("Dear Sir"), Washington DC, 2 pp. (in his capacity as secretary-general), May 11, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
LS, Billings to unnamed correspondent ("Dear Doctor"), Washington DC, 2 pp., May 11, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
LS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 1 p., May 29, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
ALS, Billings to unnamed correspondent ("Dear Sir"), Washington DC, 1 p. (in his capacity as secretary-general)., May 29, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington, DC, 2 pp., May 29, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 2 pp., June 1, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
LS, John W. Shoemaker to Billings, Philadelphia, 2 pp., June 1, 1885
On the American Medical Association and the International Medical Congress.
LS, Billings to John W. Shoemaker, Washington, 2 pp., June 2, 1885
On the American Medical Association and the International Medical Congress.
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 1 p. (not including enclosures), June 2, 1885
Sending him copies of Shomaker correspondence.
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 1 p., June 28, 1885
Announces his resignation, encloses letter from Sir James Page. Several pages of Resolutions follow.
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 1 p., June 12, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 1 p., June 30. 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
[Letter of July 3, 1885 found at end of July, 1885]
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 2 pp., July 5, 1885
Proposal for editorial (in Medical News?).
LS, Billings to Dr .I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 2 pp., July 9, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
[APS finding guide lists letter of July 12, 1885. Not found on film]
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 4 pp. [Not listed in APS finding guide], July 26, 1885
Angry about Medical News, Davis editorial, the International Medical Congress.
ALS, Billings to unnamed correspondent ("Dear Doctor"), Washington DC, 4 pp., February 9, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 4 pp., July 3, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
Letter (copy), unnamed correspondent (Billings?) to Chadwick, 4 pp., July 3, 1885
International Medical Congress, complains about AMA power play.
Letter (copy), Joseph R. Smith to Billings, San Antonio, TX, 1 p., July 26, 1885
Withdraws name from International Medical Congress nomination.
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 3 pp., August 3, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 4 pp., August 4, 1885
International Medical Congress and Medical News affair.
LS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 6 pp., August 4, 1885
International Medical Congress business, enclosing letter from Sir James Paget to Hays.
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 3pp., August 5, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.,
LS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 5 pp., August 6, 1885
On the International Medical Congress.
ALS, Billings to unnamed correspondent ("Dear Doctor"), Washington DC, 4 pp., August 8, 1885
International Medical Congress business.
Telegram, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 1 p., June 27, no year
Announces resignation from the committee.
ALS, Billings to Dr. I. Minis Hays, Washington DC, 2 pp., March 31, 1886
Re: invitation from British Medical Association to speak.
LS, Billings to American Philosophical Society secretary in Philadelphia, New York, (in his capacity at the New York Public Library), February 23, 1906
Receipt of book.,
 
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.