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Aphrodite J. Hofsommer drawing of a man's head and neck with skin pulled back, for publication by Ellis Fischel.

Handwritten caption on the back of the drawing reads: "For Elis [sic] Fischel / cancer of the larynx." This drawing was published in Fischel, Unilateral block resection of the lymph nodes of the neck for carcinoma, American Journal of Surgery, October , 1935, page 31. Caption in paper begins: Fig 5. Dissection completed. Sternocleidomastoid and omohyoid muscles have been removed...

Hofsommer, Aphrodite J.

Robert J. Glaser Photographs and Drawings

  • VC050
  • Collection
  • ca. 1920-1965

This collection consists of 15 photographs of Robert J. Glaser, 1920?-1965 and 23 drawings by Aphrodite J. Hofsommer, 1929-1939?. Photographs include group portraits of the Harvard University Lancet Club, views from a Boston City Hospital Centennial and Thorndike Memorial Laboratory 40th anniversary event, views of the Streptococcal Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine, and scenes from a dinner party with Glaser and Arthur Kornberg. The drawings were created by Aphrodite J. Hofsommer for publications by Drs. Ernest Sachs, Meyer Wiener, Bennet Y. Alvis, Ellis Fischel, and others, in the 1920s and 1930s.

Hofsommer, Aphrodite J.