This collection contains Dr. Cecil's “Notes on Professor Holloway’s Clinical Lectures at Hospital College of Medicine and City Hospital, 1st course,” 291 pages; and miscellaneous correspondence from 1893.
John Giles Cecil was born in Wayne County, KY to Lucy Ann Phillips and Russell Howe Cecil. He married Lizzie Robinson in 1882 and they had four children. Cecil attended McAfee Academy in McAfee, KY and went on to earn a degree in 1876 from the School of Science at Princeton University. He returned to Louisville, graduating at the top of the class from the Hospital College of Medicine in 1878. He began practicing medicine in 1879, then in 1886 became an adjunct professor at the UofL Medical Department. In 1892 he began at the Kentucky School of Medicine as Professor of Obstetrics. A year later he traveled to Europe for study. Upon his return he became Professor of the Principles and Practices of Medicine and Chemical Medicine at the Louisville Medical College. Later he returned to ULSM as Professor of Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Public Hygiene. Active in the Kentucky State Medical Association, Cecil served as a councilor (1903-1905) and president (1908).