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Philadelphia General Hospital


Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

E. A. Santee lecture notes from Jefferson Medical College

Identifier: MSS 2/223-03
Scope and Contents Volume of student notes, 1863-1864, taken by E. A. Santee at Jefferson Medical College on, primarily, lectures of Samuel Henry Dickson on practice of medicine; Robley Dunglison on physiology; Samuel D. Gross on surgery and gunshot wounds; and Ellerslie Wallace on obstetrics. Includes notes on medical and surgical clinics of D. Hayes Agnew and J. L. Ludlow at Philadelphia General Hospital.
Dates: 1863 - 1864

E. B. Krumbhaar papers

Identifier: MSS 2/344
Overview Edward Bell Krumbhaar (1882-1966) was a distinguished pathologist and cardiac physician, as well as one of Philadelphia’s leading historians of medicine. A founder of both the Section on Medical History of the College of Physicians and the American Association of the History of Medicine (AAHM), Krumbhaar also served as president of the College and of the AAHM. The E.B. Krumbhaar papers covers Krumbhaar’s accomplishments and contributions to pathology and cardiac physiology from the early to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1899 - 1992; 1825 - 1992

Edward P. Davis letter to Edward T. Bruen

Identifier: MSS 2/136
Scope and Contents Letter, 10 Mar. 1888, containing Davis’ application to Edward T. Bruen as Secretary of the Medical Staff for the position of Attending Obstetrician at Philadelphia Hospital. Davis describes his medical training and experience in obstetrics.
Dates: 1888

Notes on influenza at OC 16 (Philadelphia, U.S.) General Hospital

Identifier: MSS 449
Scope and Contents This small collection consists of handwritten notes and letters. The first few pages of notes are written on the backs of scrap Army Field Service: Infectious Diseases forms, and include subsequent handwritten addendums with notations on where they belong in the notes. The letters indicate that Bradbury and Krumbhaar intended their findings to be shared with authorities in the management of the Influenza Pandemic, and through publications.
Dates: 1918

Notes on lectures from the University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Hospital

Identifier: MSS 2/208
Scope and Contents Volume of notes taken by an unidentified student on the lectures of Joseph Carson on materia medica, William Pepper on the theory and practice of medicine, and Henry H. Smith on surgery in the Department of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, 1862 December 2-1863 January 29, and R. A. F. Penrose on obstetrics at Philadelphia Hospital, 1862 December 10-1863 February 6. Three case descriptions presented by J. M. Da Costa at the hospital are also included.
Dates: 1862 - 1863

Philadelphia General Hospital photo album

Identifier: MSS 366
Overview The Philadelphia General Hospital photo album contains photos of patients of Philadelphia General Hospital from 1922 to 1924. This collection was discovered during a survey in the summer and fall of 2015.
Dates: 1923 - 1924

Philadelphia General Hospital photograph collection

Identifier: P-PGH
Scope and Contents The City of Philadelphia, which holds archival materials from Philadelphia General Hospital, donated this collection of nearly 1,200 photographs to the College in 1978. The collection includes photographs of the buildings, physicians, residents, and patients.

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Dates: 1888-1940, undated

Philadelphia General Hospital Training School for Nurses duty registers

Identifier: MSS 6/005-04
Overview In September 1883, the Board of Guardians of Philadelphia General Hospital decided to establish a training school for nurses. At first, the program could be completed in one year; eventually, the program was expanded to include three years of course work. By 1931, the school had certified almost 2,000 nurses. This collection of duty registers of the Training School for Nurses of the Philadelphia General Hospital consists of fifteen bound volumes dating from 1885 to 1911. The volumes contain...
Dates: 1885-1911

Records of The Philadelphia General Hospital

Identifier: MSS 6/005-07
Overview Until its closing, Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH) was the oldest institution in the United States in continuous service providing hospitalized care. Established in 1729, the Hospital had a long history dedicated to the care of the medically indigent of the city. In 1834, the institution moved from Center City to Blockley Township in West Philadelphia to the area that is now between 34th Street and University Avenue. At that time, it was renamed the Philadelphia Almshouse and Hospital and...
Dates: 1884 - 1941

Records of the Philadelphia General Hospital Committee on the Celebration at the Philadelphia General Hospital of the 200th Anniversary of the building of the Philadelphia Almshouse

Identifier: MSS 6/005-01
Overview The Committee on the Celebration at the Philadelphia General Hospital of the 200th Anniversary of the Building of the Philadelphia Almshouse was established in September 1929. The committee, consisting of five members of the Medical Board of the Philadelphia General Hospital, was appointed by the President of the Medical Board. The committee was responsible for fund raising, promotion, planning the program, selecting speakers, and making out the guest list. The bicentennial celebration was...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1931 - 1932; 1929 - 1939