Manuscripts and Archives of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Annual reports of the Section on Public Health, Preventive, and Industrial Medicine of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Edit

Summary

Identifier
CPP 12/002-01

Dates

  • 1920 – 1928 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1 folder (Whole)

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  • Biographical / Historical

    The Section on Industrial Medicine and Public Health was established by the Council and President of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia on 4 April 1917, at the request of thirty Fellows, including John B. Deaver, G. E. De Schweinitz, William W. Keen, John B. Roberts, and Alfred Stengel. The work of the Section was purely scientific and intended to present programs on matters of public and industrial health concerns. In 1923, the name of the Section was changed to the Section on Public Health and Industrial Medicine; in 1935 or 1936, a more inclusive name, the Section on Public Health, Preventive and Industrial Medicine was adopted. Due to declining membership, the Section was disbanded in February 1971.

  • Scope and Contents

    Collection contains annual reports filed with the College of Physicians of Philadelphia by the clerks of its Section on Public Health, Preventive and Industrial Medicine, 1920-1928. The reports list the programs and presentations of each year as well as the total membership of the Section and average attendance at each meeting. Most of the reports were filed by Alexander Heron Davisson.

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