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Pathological Society of Philadelphia articles of incorporation

Identifier: MSS 3/009

Scope and Contents

Articles of incorporation of Pathological Society of Philadelphia, circa 1842, describing offices and function, with list of members, many of whom have signed their own names.


  • circa 1842


Biographical / Historical

The Pathological Society of Philadelphia was formed by W. W. Gerhard in Philadelphia in 1838 or 1839. Its objects were to exhibit specimens of morbid anatomy and preserve those specimens in a cabinet or museum. The society was discontinued circa 1843. The officers of the Pathological Society of Philadelphia included a president, one or two vice-presidents, a secretary, a treasurer, and one or more curators. The members were either resident, corresponding, or associate.


1 volume

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Repository Details

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

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