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John H. Long papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: ghsl-43

Content Description

Papers related to the education and career of John H. Long, PhD (1856-1918), Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University Medical School from 1881 until his death in 1918, and Dean of the Northwestern University School of Pharmacy from 1913 to 1917. Includes diplomas from the University of Wrocław (1878) and the University of Tübingen (1879); Long's doctoral thesis from Tübingen, "On the Diffusion of Liquids;" an 1880 letter in German from chemist Lothar Meyer, who developed an early version of the periodic table of elements; and an undated manual written by Long for Northwestern students, "Practical Notes on Urine Analysis." Also includes a newspaper clipping (possibly from the New York Times) about Harvard University and the handbook "The Technic of the Chicago Lying-In Hospital and Dispensary" from 1921.


  • 1879 - 1921


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


7 folders

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Papers related to the education and career of Professor John H. Long (1856-1918) including diplomas, his doctoral thesis, and a letter in German from chemist Lothar Meyer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Urine analysis pamphlet was a gift of Esmond R. Long, July 1980. Source and date of acquisition of the rest of the collection is unknown.

Related Materials

Another edition of the manual "Practical Notes on Urine Analysis" is available in the collection, call number 616.076 L85p, and another copy of "The Technic of the Chicago Lying-In Hospital and Dispensary" is available in the Special Collections Reading Room, call number WQ 100 D346t 1921.

Condition Description

Tübingen diploma is torn in pieces along folds; other items have expected wear from age.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Emma Florio during a collections survey, November 2023.

Guide to the John H. Long papers
Emma Florio
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Library Details

Part of the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center Repository

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