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Records of the Francis Clark Wood Institute for the History of Medicine II

 Collection
Identifier: CPP 14/002-01
This collection documents the operation and programs of the Francis Clark Wood Institute for the History of Medicine from 1968 to 2005, providing an in-depth view into the study of the history of medicine for more than three decades. The collection includes founding documents and records of the early history of the Institute, administrative records, budget and funding records, information regarding the Wood Fellowships and the Scholars-in Residence programs, information regarding events held by the Institute and information regarding Transactions and Studies, the publication of the Francis Clark Wood Institute.

This collection is arranged in six series. For more information on the contents of the collection, please see scope notes at the series levels.

Dates

  • 1968 - 2005

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research, however, some materials are restricted. Please contact the College of Physicians Historical Medical Library for more information.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Archives with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Extent

58.0 Linear feet

Overview

The Francis Clark Wood Institute for the History of Medicine was established in 1976 to promote to the scholarly community the rich historical resources of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia's historical library and the Mütter Museum. The Institute sponsors conferences, occasional seminars, and short-term travel grants to researchers who require the resources of the museum and library. This collection documents the operation and programs of the Francis Clark Wood Institute for the History of Medicine from 1968 to 2005, providing an in-depth view into the study of the history of medicine for more than three decades. The collection includes founding documents and records of the early history of the Institute, administrative records, budget and funding records, information regarding the Wood Fellowships and the Scholars-in Residence programs, information regarding events held by the Institute and information regarding Transactions and Studies, the publication of the Francis Clark Wood Institute. Researchers interested in the history of medicine or specific historical aspects of medicine will find this collection to be of great value.

Biographical/Historical note

The Francis Clark Wood Institute for the History of Medicine was established in 1976 to promote to the scholarly community the rich historical resources of the College's historical library and the Mütter Museum. The Institute sponsors conferences, occasional seminars, and short-term travel grants to researchers who require the resources of the museum and library. According to the History of Science Society, “the Wood Institute is the historical programming arm of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and serves to promote use of the collections of the College Library and the Mutter Museum,” (History of Science Society). One of the many programs of the Francis Clark Wood Institute for the History of Medicine includes the F.C. Wood Institute Short Term Fellowships which offer travel grants to “bona fide researchers who wish to study any component of the College’s collections, ” (America Association for the History of Medicine). While recipients of the grant may work within the library, other options include texts, specimens, images, and artifacts. Other programs include seminars, lectures, and conferences.

Today, “the Wood Institute for the History of Medicine embraces all collections at the College and fosters a scholarly and public dialogue on medical history,” (Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science).

Bibliography: American Association for the History of Medicine (accessed February 1, 2010). http://www.histmed.org/fellowships.htm

College of Physicians of Philadelphia (accessed February 1, 2010). http://www.collphyphil.org/library_wood_institute.htm

History of Science Society (accessed February 1, 2010). http://www.hssonline.org/guide/institution_detail.lasso?-Search=Action-Table=Institutions%20web-Database=hssguides-KeyValue=76

Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science (accessed February 1, 2010). http://www.pachs.net/members/archive/college_of_physicians_of_philadelphia/

Processing Information note

This collection is minimally processed to the folder level.
Title
Records of the Francis Clark Wood Institute for the History of Medicine II
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

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