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A.C. Wooden collection of stamps (unprocessed)

Identifier: CoPSp.ACC2287

Scope and Contents note

The A. C. Wooden stamp collection on the history of medicine includes stamps and first day of issue envelopes that have been mounted and framed (6 framed items, approx. 700 stamps). Topics include doctors; nurses; disease awareness; medical institutions; and miscellaneous science and technology subjects from all corners of the globe, dated 1939 to 1979. The collection is accompanied by a placard that says "History of Medicine in Stamps by A. C. Wooden".


  • 1903-1979 1939-1979

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical note

Allen Curtis Wooden (1918-1987) was a physician and medical historian who specialized in internal medicine with a subspeciality in arthritis and related disorders. Wooden was one of the chiefs of medicine at St. Francis Hospital and was on the staffs of Wilmington, Christiana, and Riverside Hospitals. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Wooden was a charter member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a fellow of the College of Physicians, where he was chairman of the section on medical history.


0.25 linear feet

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A.C. Wooden collection of stamps 1903-1979 1939-1979 CoPSp.ACC2287
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English
This collection-level EAD record is a product of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) Consortial Survey Initiative, which was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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