Henry Milnor Klapp, a son of Dr. Joseph Klapp, a Philadelphia physician, and his wife Ann Milnor, was born about 1810. He received his degree of M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in March, 1859, submitting as his thesis a study of delirium tremens. For some years he was physician of Moyamensing Prison and later of the State Penitentiary of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, located at Philadelphia. He traveled extensively, especially in Brazil and China, and wrote technical articles for the medical journals and short sketches and stories for Graham's Magazine, Sartin's Magazine, The Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper, and other periodicals. He died in †Philadelphia, June 4, 1873.
REFERENCES: J. W. Croskey, History of Blockley, Philadelphia, 1853; J. W. Jordan, Colonial Families of Philadelphia, New York, 1911, II, 1379, 1385; Allibone, Supplement, I, 959 (lists only two titles); American Journal of Medical Sciences, XXXVII, n.s., 1859591; Philadelphia City Directories, 1860, 1863; personal communication from Percy E. Clapp, a third cousin, twice removed, of Dr. Klapp; General Alumni Catalogue, University of Pennsylvania, 1922, 534; Ebenezer Clapp, Clapp Memorial, Boston, 1876, 307. †American Newspaper Reporter and Printer's Gazette, New York, VII, June 23,1873, 500
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† Correction made as per Volume 3.