Finding Aid
Hobart Amory Hare
Hobart Amory Hare
1862-1931

MS002
Hobart Amory Hare Papers
1884-1991
.5 linear ft. (1 box)

Biographical Note
Hobart Amory Hare was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 1862. He graduated from the Episcopal Academy in 1881 and from the University of Pennsylvania in 1884. After graduation he started his own medical practice. He began teaching at the University of Pennsylvania in 1887 as a lecturer on physiology. Three years later he became a Professor of Children's Diseases, and in 1891 he was appointed to Professor of Therapeutics, Diagnosis, and Materia Medica at Jefferson Medical College a position he held until his death. During WWI Hare became a naval commander, and during his career he was President of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia from 1925-1927 and editor of the Medical News and the Therapeutic Gazette. He died June 15, 1931 of an acute infection.

Scope and Contents
This collection consists largely of Hare's medical publications from 1898 to 1930. It also contains biographical material, his thesis and dissertation, a scrapbook of correspondence, photographs of his brain, and various ephemera.

Organization and Arrangement

  1. Biography (1904-1991)
  2. Writings (1884-1885)
  3. Publications (1898-1930)
  4. Correspondence (1885-1921)
  5. Events and Ephemera (1890s-1984)
  6. Pictorial (1900-1928)
  7. Necrology (1931-1992)

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