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Accession 06-088

Woodward, Joseph Janvier, 1833-1884

Joseph Janvier Woodward Papers, circa 1871

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Woodward, Joseph Janvier, 1833-1884
Title: Joseph Janvier Woodward Papers
Dates: circa 1871
Quantity: 0.43 cu. ft. (1 12x17 box)
Collection: Accession 06-088
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of 5 photomicrograph albumen prints by Joseph Janvier Woodward, dated c. 1871. The prints are labelled as follows: "Pleurosigma angulatum," "Sting of Honey Bee," "Surirella Gemma," "Coscinodiscus," "Pleurosigma formosa." Woodward was born in 1833 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1853 and practiced medicine in Philadelphia until 1861. Woodward entered the Union army and was commissioned as a first lieutenant, serving as a regimental surgeon with an artillery unit. In 1862 he was assigned to serve in the surgeon general's office in Washington, D.C. and was eventually assigned to the Army Medical Museum. Woodward became an internationally known authority in the field of photomicrography and was the first military physician to be elected president of the American Medical Association. For related Woodward correspondence see Record Unit 33.

Historical Note

Janvier Woodward was born in 1833 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1853 and practiced medicine in Philadelphia until 1861. Woodward entered the Union army and was commissioned as a first lieutenant, serving as a regimental surgeon with an artillery unit. In 1862 he was assigned to serve in the surgeon general's office in Washington, D.C. and was eventually assigned to the Army Medical Museum. Woodward became an internationally known authority in the field of photomicrography and was the first military physician to be elected president of the American Medical Association.

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Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of 5 photomicrograph albumen prints by Joseph Janvier Woodward, dated c. 1871. The prints are labelled as follows: "Pleurosigma angulatum," "Sting of Honey Bee," "Surirella Gemma," "Coscinodiscus," "Pleurosigma formosa." For related Woodward correspondence see Record Unit 33.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-088, Joseph Janvier Woodward Papers

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Container List

Box 1

"Pleurosigma angulatum"

Box 1 of 1

"Sting of Honey Bee"

Box 1 of 1

"Surirella Gemma"

Box 1 of 1

"Coscinodiscus"

Box 1 of 1

"Pleurosigma formosa"

Box 1 of 1