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James Tyson Medical Society
Records, 1900-1913

UPS 45.9 T

3 Volumes
Prepared by Nicole Topich
February 2012

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

PROVENANCE

The meeting minutes of the Society was purchased by the Archives in November 2011 (Accession #2011:65).  The biographical sketch of James Tyson and history of the Society were previously in the Archives collections.

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

The James Tyson Medical Society was founded on February 3rd, 1897 for any student interested in scientific knowledge at the University of Pennsylvania.  The Society existed until 1913, with Dr. Tyson attending and presenting at several of the meetings. Receptions, presentations, and papers of the society are discussed in the meeting minutes.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection contains one volume of meeting minutes for the James Tyson Medical Society, a biographical sketch of Dr. Tyson, and a volume of biographies of the society's members. Within the meeting minutes there are the membership roosters, rolls, and the reports of the treasurer, with a time span of October 1900 until January 1913.