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1960 Catalog of the Mütter Museum

Identifier: CPP 7/003-01

Scope and Contents

Typescript catalogue, compiled in 1940 with information to 1960, of medical museum items, such as oil portraits, photographs, statuary, medals, and badges, preserved at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia as part of its College Collections. Most entries include subject, artist, size, acquisition information, current location, and insurance appraisal value. Insurance appraisals were made by the Federal Appraisal Company, 1936. Inscriptions on medals are transcribed. Included in the miscellaneous section is an inventory of the Abbe Collection.


  • circa 1940-1960


Biographical / Historical

The Committee on College Collections was appointed by the Council of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1935 to care for all museum and historical objects which were not to fall under the restrictive provisions of the Mütter Trust and recommend annually to Council a Custodian of College Collections. The committee’s officers were the same as the officers of the Committee on the Mütter Museum, and the Curator of the Mütter Museum was to be Custodian of the College Collections. All material was to be accepted into the College Collections unless the protection of the Mütter Trust was deemed necessary. Currently [1991], the office of Custodian is filled by the Director of the Mütter Museum.


1 volume

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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