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Lisabeth Holloway collection of biographical information on physicians

Identifier: MSS 2/290

Scope and Contents

Collection contains assembled biographical and educational data on physicians and surgeons, 1663-1977; bulk of information concerns regular, homeopathic, and eclectic American 19th century practitioners. Collection includes photocopies of published alumni catalogues and directories, course announcements, membership directories, and miscellaneous sources. Series 1.1 contains lists of alumni and matriculants, 1749-1955, with folder of information on Americans attending foreign medical schools, 1749-1866, and folder of statistical data of medical education, 1825-1902. Series 1.2 contains lists of alumni physicians of non-medical schools, 1749-1924. Series 2 contains local lists of medical practitioners and members of professional associations, 1663-1977, including lists of state board licentiates, membership lists, local directories, and necrology and obituary lists. Series includes lists of officers and members of county medical societies of Pennsylvania and returns of census of Pennsylvania practitioners in 1880s. Series 3 contains lists of homeopathic practioners, necrologies, biographical indexes, and historical information, 1844-1906. Lists of military physicians and surgeons, 1775-1928, in Series 4; bulk of data concerns Civil War medical personnel. Miscellaneous lists and indexes to biographical compilations, 1847-1969, in Series 5; includes list of obituaries in Transactions of the American Medical Association, 1850-1881.


  • 1663 - 1977


Biographical / Historical

Lisabeth Marie Holloway, medical librarian, was born in 1926. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, was Associate Curator and Curator of the Historical Collections of the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1964-1976, and Director of the Center for the History of Foot Care and Footwear of the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine.


6 Linear feet (15 document boxes)

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Repository Details

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

19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States