In Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (#1975-0131R/A-S)
Allison-Shelley manuscript collection
S. Weir Mitchell was a Philadelphia physician and author. After graduating from medical school, he studied in Europe, joined his father's practice, and ran Turner's Lane Hospital in Philadelphia during the Civil War, becoming the preeminent American neurologist of his generation. In addition to numerous medical papers and texts, he published popular novels, short stories, poetry, and essays.