Finding Aid

J. Ewing Mears Papers
.25 linear ft. (1 box)

Biographical Note
James Ewing Mears was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 17, 1838. He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut in 1858 with A.B. and B.S. degrees and again in 1861 with an A.M. degree. He then studied medicine at Jefferson Medical College and graduated in 1865, where he would later become a lecturer in Gynecology. During the Civil War he served as a medical cadet before becoming an executive officer in the military hospitals. From 1870 to 1898 Mears served as the Chair of Anatomy and Surgery at the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery. He also worked as a surgeon at St Mary's and St Agnes's Hospitals where he helped pioneer Listerian methods along with W.W. Keen. He died May 28, 1919.

Scope and Contents
This collection consists largely of Mears' publications.

Organization and Arrangement

  1. Biography (1919-1979)
  2. Publications (1877-1917)
  3. Events and Ephemera (1885)

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