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Identifier: MSS 2/338
Scope and Contents The papers of Edward Oram Shakespeare reflect the versatility of his interests. The bulk of the medically-related papers concern his work on the Cholera Commission, as an attendee at the International Sanitary Conference and during his service in the Spanish American War. Other medical material includes publications and correspondence. Most of non-medical material consists of family papers, which contain a great deal of genealogical material.Original order was almost completely...
Identifier: MSS 2/228-01
Scope and Contents This collection is the larger of two collections of Francis C. Wood's papers, the other being MSS 2/0228-02. This extensive collection (1892-1989) chronicles the life and career of a 20th century physician, scientist, soldier, administrator, and teacher. The collection is divided roughly evenly among the different phases of his life and career. Because Dr. Wood was a leader in both his community and profession, the collection documents the activities and functioning of many institutions and...
Identifier: MSS 2/340
Overview Frank Janczak Hartman (1893-1986) was a radium specialist and consultant who also worked as a “radium hound,” searching for pieces lost by area hospitals and industry until his retirement in 1956. The Frank J. Hartman papers provide an insightful view into the changes atomic energy brought to society. Hartman, who owned two companies dealing with radium, clearly saw the product’s value, but he also recognized the potential dangers and the damage that could result from the improper usage,...
Identifier: MSS 361
Overview George Wagoner (1896-1957), was a Philadelphia-based orthopedic surgeon who spent his career studying bone pathology. He served in administrative and teaching roles in various hospitals in Philadelphia and pioneered the celloidin mount technique for microscopic examination of total specimen sections. Collection materials consist of photographs, x-rays, glass slides, academic publications, correspondence, and personal papers. This collection is divided into three series. The first series,...
Identifier: CPP 14/003-01
Overview The Francis Clark Wood Institute for the History of Medicine (Wood Institute) was established in 1976 to promote to the scholarly community the rich historical resources of the College's historical library and the Mütter Museum. From its founding, the Wood Institute also took over printing and editorial duties of the College’s journal, Transactions and Studies, which was published in 1793 and from 1844 to 2002. As of 2018, the Wood Institute sponsors conferences, occasional seminars, and...
Identifier: MSS 6/014-01
Overview Established in 1855, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was the first hospital in the United States to care exclusively for children, and was key in establishing the foundations of modern day pediatric medicine. Medical staff members at CHOP have been at the forefront of innovation for decades, and their work has had impacts which can be seen to this day, in the form of the Isolette Incubator, the Measles vaccine, and its participation in The Human Genome Project. The Children's Hospital...
Identifier: CPP 13/008-01
Overview Established in 1788, the Library of the College of Physicians served as Philadelphia’s central medical library for over 150 years, serving medical schools, hospitals, physicians and other health professionals. Today, it is an independent research library devoted to the history of medicine and serves hundreds of scholars, health professionals, students and popular writers each year. The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Library records (1882 to 2005) extensively documents the administration...
Identifier: MSS 6/013
Overview Elm Hill Private School and Home for the Education of Feeble-Minded Youth was founded in 1848 in Barre, Massachusetts, by physician Hervey Backus Wilbur (1820-1883). Wilbur left Elm Hill in 1851 to establish a similar but state-sponsored school in New York. His assistant, George Brown (1823-1892), took over the institution. The records of Elm Hill span the years 1842-1951. The records consist of Administrative records, Correspondence, Financial records, Medical records, Teaching records, and...
Identifier: CPP 14/002-01
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...
Identifier: CPP 7/004-01
Overview The Mütter Museum was founded in 1856 when Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter bequeathed his personal medical museum to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. From Thomas Mütter’s collection, the museum grew as a noted repository for unique collections of medical specimens across the world. The Mütter Museum records document the history of this noted institution from 1887 until 2006. Included in the collection are catalogs of item acquisitions, visitor records, event records, and the papers of several...
- Subject: Publications (documents) X
- College of Physicians of Philadelphia 5
- Francis Clark Wood Institute for the History of Medicine 2
- University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine 2
- Aguirre , Anthony R. 1
- American College of Physicians 1
- Association of Medical Officers of American Institutions for Idiotic and Feeble-Minded Persons 1
- Atomic Energy of Canada Limited 1
- Billings, F. S. (Frank Seaver) 1
- Bongiovanni, Alfred M. 1
- Bonnem, Shirley 1
- Brown, George Percy 1
- Brown, George 1
- Brown, George Artemas 1
- Burrill, Thomas J. (Thomas Jonathan) 1
- Chapple, Charles C. 1
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 1
- College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Library 1
- Curie, Marie 1
- Gartrell, Ellen 1
- Greifenstein, Charles 1
- Hartman Laboratories (Philadelphia, Pa) 1
- Hartman, Frank J. 1
- Henle, Gertrude 1
- Henle, Werner 1
- Holloway, Lisabeth M. 1
- Horrocks, Thomas A. 1
- International Sanitary Conference (1894) 1
- Kenyon, Andrea 1
- Koop, C. Everett (Charles Everett) 1
- Medical Documentation Service (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
- Mid-Eastern Regional Medical Library Service 1
- Mitchell, John K. (John Kearsley) 1
- Mitchell, Silas Weir 1
- Morman, Edward T. 1
- Moyer, Elizabeth 1
- Mütter Museum 1
- Mütter, Thomas D. (Thomas Dent) 1
- National Library of Medicine (U.S.) 1
- Philadelphia County Medical Society. Committee on Archives 1
- Philadelphia County Medical Society. Committee on Maternal Welfare 1
- Philadelphia General Hospital 1
- Private Institution for the Education of Feeble-minded Youth (Barre, Mass.) 1
- Radbill, Samuel X. 1
- Radium Services (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
- Schnabel, Truman G. 1
- Schnabel, Truman G., Sr. 1
- Shakespeare, Edward O. (Edward Oram) 1
- Smink, Marjorie 1
- U.S Atomic Energy Commission 1
- United States. Army. 20th General Hospital 1
- Wade, Ella N. (Ella Nora) 1
- Wagoner, George 1
- Wilbur, H.B. (Harvey Backus) 1
- Wood, Francis C. (Francis Clark) 1
- Worden, Gretchen 1
- World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) 1 ∧ less