Finding Aid
Thomas Mütter space
Thomas Mütter
1811 - 1859
(Art/Photo Collection, AM-097)

Thomas D. Mütter Collection
1842 - 1884
1.25 Linear Feet (3 Boxes )

Biographical Note
Dr. Mütter (1811-1859) was the third Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College, 1841-1856. He was the first surgeon in Philadelphia to administer ethyl ether to a patient (23 December 1843). Mütter bequeathed his pathological museum to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, together with an endowment of $30,000 for maintenance and a lectureship associated with the collection.

Scope and Contents
The collection consists of materials by or about Thomas D. Mütter, M.D. and the Mütter Museum from 1841-1884. The materials include addresses (1841-1851) given to Jefferson students (consisting of introductory lectures and charges to graduates), publications of syllabi for Jefferson courses (many interleaved with student notes), and two memoirs (1859) of Mütter, one written by R.J. Levis and the other by Joseph Pancoast.

Organization and Arrangement

  1. Addresses (1842-1851)
    Arranged in chronological order

  2. Mütter Museum (1884)

  3. Necrology (1859)

  4. Publications (1843-1853)
    Arranged in chronological order

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