Volume contains descriptions, donor names, and case histories of pathological and anatomical museum specimens by John Neill, Curator of the Pathological Cabinet of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1849-1851. The specimens are numbered 1-47; many were originally in the collection of Joseph Parrish and donated by his son, Isaac Parrish, who contributed several of the catalogue entries. Included are reports of the curator and several prints of specimens. At the end of the volume are printed lists of books and a manuscript circulation list of a private library.
Printed versions of the catalogue entries and reports are contained in: Summary of the transactions of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, vol. 3, , and n.s., vol. 1, 1853.