Robert M. Girvin papers
- 1871 - 1908
- Girvin, John H. (John Harper) (Person)
.2 Linear feet (1 box)
Biographical / Historical
Robert M. Girvin, Philadelphia obstetrician, was born in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, on 3 February 1836. He married Susan Bell Harper in 1866 or 1867; the Girvins had six children, including John H. Girvin (1869-1938), a physician, Charles J., Robert H., Jr., Mary, and Helene. Robert M. Girvin died on 17 March 1900 of angina pectoris.
Girvin received his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1862 and then became a Resident Physician at Philadelphia Hospital. At the end of his residency, he worked at the Satterlee Hospital for the duration of the Civil War, and then opened his private practice in West Philadelphia.
From 1865 to 1876, Girvin was a member of the obstetrical staff at Philadelphia Hospital. He also helped to establish the Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia in 1871 and was Consulting Physician in the Department of Diseases of Women there.
Robert H. Girvin was elected to fellowship in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1885. He was also a member of the Philadelphia County Medical Society, the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Obstetrical Society.
- Robert M. Girvin papers