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B MS c86

Fuller, Solomon C. (Solomon Carter), 1872-1953. Papers, 1911, 1913, 1918-1919, 1924: Finding Aid

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: B MS c86
Repository: Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Title: Solomon C. Carter papers,
Date(s): 1911, 1913, 1918-1919, 1924 (inclusive).
Quantity: 2 boxes
Language of materials: Records are in English.
Abstract: First box contains drafts of papers, articles and speeches by Fuller; also reading and study notes. Second box contains photographs, drawings and printed illustrations, mostly of neural tissue.

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Preferred Citation:

Solomon C. Carter papers, 1911, 1913, 1918-1919, 1924 (inclusive). B MS c86. Harvard Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, Mass.

Biographical Notes

Solomon Carter Fuller taught pathology and neurology from 1899 to 1933 at the Boston University Medical School, where he rose to an associate professorship. He was also a pathologist from 1897 to 1919 at Westboro State Hospital. Born and raised in Monrovia, Liberia, he graduated from Livingstone College in Virginia in 1893. He attended Long Island College Hospital Medical College and B.U. Medical School, where he received his M.D. in 1897. During a leave of absence from Westboro in 1904, he studied with Drs. Kraepelin and Alzheimer in Germany. Dr. Fuller also held consulting/visiting posts at Massachusetts Memorial Hospital,Framingham Marlboro Hospital, and Allentown (Penn.) State Hospital.
Throughout his career he published widely, and was responsible for an apparatus which allowed one to make photo-micrographs of slides. He was also part of the distinguished group of psychiatrists who welcomed Sigmund Freud to Clark University in 1909. In his later years, he served as a court psychiatrist and was director of the Clinical Society Commission of Massachusetts. In addition to his outstanding record of service, Fuller is credited with helping to pave the way for black professionals in the Boston psychiatric community.
For additional biographical information about Fuller, please see see Mary Kaplan's publication, Solomon Carter Fuller: where my caravan has rested (Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, 2005).

Series in the Collection

Scope and Content

First box contains drafts of papers, articles and speeches by Fuller; also reading and study notes. Second box contains photographs, drawings and printed illustrations, mostly of neural tissue.
Materials entirely in English.

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Additional Index Terms

African American psychiatrists.
Fuller, Solomon C. (Solomon Carter), 1872-1953.

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