Radbill, Samuel X.
- Existence: 1901 - 1987
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
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...
Dates: 1855 - 2006
Identifier: MSS 2/037-02
Scope and Contents This collection of Samuel X Radbill's correspondence concerning bookplates spans 1898 to 1987. The correspondence reveals how Radbill developed his extensive medical bookplate collection. The major correspondent in the collection is Sara Eugenia ("Sally") Blake (1886-1973), Librarian of the Tufts College Medical and Dental Schools, who was herself an avid bookplate collector. In addition to correspondence, the collection includes photographs of Sally Blake and samples of her...
Dates: 1898 - 1987
Identifier: MSS 2/037-03
Scope and Contents This collection of Samuel X Radbill's correspondence concerning bookplates spans 1936 to 1963. Included among the correspondents are bookplate collectors, as well as bookplate designers and engravers. The major correspondent in the collection is Dutch bookplate engraver E. ReitsmaValenca. In addition to correspondence, the collection contains one of Radbill's bookplates as designed by ReitsmaValenca and photographs of bookplate engraver Ernest Huber.Radbill corresponded...
Dates: 1936 - 1963
Identifier: MSS 2/037-04
Scope and Contents Five letters, 1985-1986, from Samuel X Radbill to Eleanora C. Gordon concerning her research and manuscript on medieval child care and pediatrics.
Dates: 1985 - 1986
Identifier: MSS 2/037-01
Scope and Contents Extensive collection of correspondence, subject files, and photographs of Samuel X Radbill documenting professional associations with Philadelphia County Medical Society and College of Physicians of Philadelphia and his interest in medical history and medical bookplates. Collection contains notes made by Radbill on topics of interest and rough drafts of articles, papers for presentation, and informal speeches. Series 1 is divided into two subseries: A. Personal Correspondence and B. Subject and...
Dates: 1907 - 1987
Identifier: MSS 2/037-05
Overview Samuel X Radbill (1901-1987) began his medical career as a general practitioner in 1926 and became a pediatrician in 1938, when he was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Radbill was perhaps better known as a medical historian, and collector of bookplates and old and rare medical texts than as a pediatrician. He believed that the study of medicine’s past was useful to its practice, and he encouraged many of his professional colleagues to examine the history of their specialties. The...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1800 - 1987; 1635 - 1987