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John Edward Lane papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 338

Scope and Contents

The John Edward Lane Papers consist of material related to Lane's research about the history of medicine, including his biographical articles on several individual figures. The Papers are organized into two series. Series I, Correspondence , contains letters to Lane regarding the Beaumont Medical Club, and in response to several of his published papers, including articles on William Henry Carmalt, Jean-Francois Coste, and Robert Willan. In many cases typescript copies of responses by Lane are on the back of the original letter. Series II, Research Files , consists of clippings, notes, and articles about the subjects of his published papers, the history of medicine, "Quacks and Quackery," and caricatures and cartoons about doctors and medicine.


  • 1902-1933


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The John Edward Lane Papers are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the estate of John Edward Lane in 1934.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Correspondence and research files. Correspondence includes letters to Lane, with copies of some of his replies, regarding the Beaumont Medical Club, and in response to articles by Lane on William Henry Carmalt, Jean-Francois Coste, Robert Willan, and other subjects. Research files include articles, clippings and notes, in folders entitled "Medical History - General","Medical History - France - École de Médicine, Montpellier", "Medical History - France - St. Louis Hospital, Paris", "Medicine in the American colonies", "Quacks and Quackery"; notes about the subjects of his papers; and three folders of caricatures and cartoons, primarily in French, about medicine and doctors.

Processing Information

This finding aid was produced from a previously existing card set in the Manuscripts Catalog. All pertinent bibliographical information has been retained.

Guide to the John Edward Lane Papers
Under Revision
by Beinecke Staff
January 1998
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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