S. Weir Mitchell

Birth: 1829, Feb. 15
Death: ?
Occupation: doctor, poet, novelist

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1829-?
    Notes: Born at Philadelphia, February 15, 1829; son of Dr. J. K Mitchell. Educated at the University of Pennsylvania; M.D., Jefferson Medical College, 1850; Ph.D., Harvard, 1886; Physician to the Southern Dispensary, 1856; Physician to St. Joseph’s Hospital, 1858; Sanitary Inspector, U. S. A; Acting Assistant Surgeon, U. S. A., 1863; Physician to the Presbyterian Hospital, 1872; Physician to the Orthopedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Diseases, 1872; Consulting Physician, State Lying-in Hospital and Infirmary, 1872; Orator, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty, 1877; Physician to the Insane Department of the Philadelphia Hospital, 1884; Vice-President, College of Physicians, Philadelphia, 1884-86; President, College of Physicians, 1886-89; President, American Association of Physicians, 1886; author of “On Injuries of the Nerves and their Consequences,” 4to, Philadelphia, 1872; “Fat and Blood,” etc., second edition, Philadelphia, 1877, and many other works, both medical and non-medical, too numerous to mention. Physician, poet, novelist.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 507


  • Billings, John Shaw and Henry M. Hurd, Suggestions to hospital and asylum visitors Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company. With an introduction by S. Weir Mitchell