Amory Gale medical notebooks, 1822Manuscript MS-1259

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Amory Gale medical notebooks, 1822

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1259

Collection Dates:


Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear ft.)


Amory Gale (1800-1872), physician. Non-graduate of Dartmouth Medical School, 1822. The collection contains lecture notes and a short biography.

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Use & Access

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Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The Amory Gale medical notebooks contain Dartmouth Medical School lecture notes on surgery, the theory and practice of physics, pharmacy and obstetrics. A short biography of Gale is also included.


Amory Gale was born on October 15, 1800 in Warwick, Massachusetts. In 1822, he enrolled in Dartmouth Medical School but spent only a few semesters at Dartmouth before returning to Warwick to teach school. In 1823, he enrolled at Brown University from which he graduated with an MD in 1824. After graduation he practiced medicine in Harding, Massachusetts, Amherst, New Hampshire and South Scituate, Massachusetts. It was in South Scituate that Gale became a great friend and admirer of Samuel J. May, who tutored him for the Unitarian Ministry. Gale preached from 1843 to 1849 in East Bridgewater, Pembroke and Norton, Massachusetts. He died in 1872.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Lecture Notes, 1822

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Box: 1, Dates: 1822

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Lecture on Surgery by Prof. Mussey , 1822
  • Folder: 2, Lecture on Theory and Practice of Physick by Prof. Oliver, 1822
  • Folder: 3, Lectures on Pharmacy by Prof. Dana, 1822
  • Folder: 4, Lectures on Obstetricks [sic] by Prof. Mussey, 1822
  • Folder: 5, Biography of Amory Gale Jr. MD, undated

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