The Davenport Collection, an endowed gift from Dr. James Henry Davenport, containing "books on medical history, medical biography and extra-curricular writings of physicians." It is these extra-curricular writings that give the collection its eclectic flavor. Included are books by physician authors in the fields of history, biography, travel narratives,fiction, poetry and drama, as well as many other works from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
(London, 1892) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Oliver Wendell Holmes's The Poet at the Breakfast-Table
(Boston,1872). Part of the Rhode Island Medical Society Collection.
Library: John Hay
Access to the collection:
Online Catalog (JOSIAH):
Individual records for most printed materials available on JOSIAH
Rhode Island Medical Society Collection