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Joseph Hartshorne casebook

Identifier: MSS 2/038-01
Scope and Contents Records of Hartshorne’s practice in Philadelphia from Jan. to Mar., 1828. Each entry describes the patient’s symptoms or ailment with some background information, then lists Hartshorne’s prescription or treatment.

Index to patient names is included.
Dates: 1828

Letter to Miss Smith

Identifier: MSS 2/079
Scope and Contents Letter, 1718 Oct. 1850, concerning daily life, food, hydrotherapeutic treatment, and general conditions for first patients at Henry Foster’s Clifton Springs Water Cure, Clifton Springs, N.Y., during its opening weeks. Correspondent, known only as "A.", describes Henry Foster and physical plant at Clifton Springs.
Dates: 1850

Mary and Ruth Goodall Bradley papers

Identifier: MSS 2/074
Scope and Contents This small collection of materials, 1893-1915, preserved by Mary and Ruth Bradley, documents the life of Edward Livingston Trudeau, physician and tuberculosis researcher, as well as the treatment of tuberculosis patients at Trudeau's Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium in Saranac Lake, N.Y., in the 1890s.Series 1 contains two autographed letters, 1898 and circa 1902, from Edward Livingston Trudeau to Mary Bradley. Series 2 is an undated manuscript prescription by Trudeau for throat...
Dates: 1893 - 1915

Otto Scheller records

Identifier: MSS 428
Overview Otto Scheller was born in Bohemia/Czechoslovaka/Austria on 29 June 1881, and immigrated to the United States in 1911. On 14 December 1928, he was admitted to Philadelphia State Hospital (locally known as "Byberry") against his wishes. Doctors Irving and Burr diagnosed Scheller as having "true paranoia" after interviewing him and his sister-in-law, with whom he lived; and inspecting the packages of petitions and correspondence, presumably copies of what Scheller had sent to the various courts....
Dates: circa 1928; undated

Perley Barker casebook

Identifier: MSS 2/063
Scope and Contents Volume documents Perley Newel Barker’s medical practice in Troy, Pa., and Bradford County area, 18971903. Entries list patient’s name, age, notes on examination, and prescription; many cases have followup notes. Letters, 1897, from physicians Edward Jackson and Willis T. Davison inserted in volume on page 70.
Dates: 1897 - 1903

Peter Turner ledger

Identifier: MSS 2/068
Scope and Contents Volume documenting medical practice of Peter Turner in East Greenwich, Kent County, R.I., and surrounding area, 17901794. Some accounts settled as late as 1812. Ledger lists charges, prescriptions, and payments often made with goods or services. Many later entries made by Peter Turner’s son, Henry E. Turner. Entries often include brief information on individual patients’ occupation, race, progress. and consultations with other physicians. Ledger lacks several pages, including 1-2, 110-120;...
Dates: 1790 - 1794

Philadelphia General Hospital photo album

Identifier: MSS 366
Overview The Philadelphia General Hospital photo album contains photos of patients of Philadelphia General Hospital from 1922 to 1924. This collection was discovered during a survey in the summer and fall of 2015.
Dates: 1923 - 1924

Philadelphia General Hospital photograph collection

Identifier: P-PGH
Scope and Contents The City of Philadelphia, which holds archival materials from Philadelphia General Hospital, donated this collection of nearly 1,200 photographs to the College in 1978. The collection includes photographs of the buildings, physicians, residents, and patients.

Please see the inventory linked below for further details.
Dates: 1888-1940, undated

Philadelphia General Hospital Training School for Nurses duty registers

Identifier: MSS 6/005-04
Overview In September 1883, the Board of Guardians of Philadelphia General Hospital decided to establish a training school for nurses. At first, the program could be completed in one year; eventually, the program was expanded to include three years of course work. By 1931, the school had certified almost 2,000 nurses. This collection of duty registers of the Training School for Nurses of the Philadelphia General Hospital consists of fifteen bound volumes dating from 1885 to 1911. The volumes contain...
Dates: 1885-1911

Records of the Elm Hill Private School and Home for the Education of Feeble-Minded Youth

Identifier: MSS 6/013
Overview Elm Hill Private School and Home for the Education of Feeble-Minded Youth was founded in 1848 in Barre, Massachusetts, by physician Hervey Backus Wilbur (1820-1883). Wilbur left Elm Hill in 1851 to establish a similar but state-sponsored school in New York. His assistant, George Brown (1823-1892), took over the institution. The records of Elm Hill span the years 1842-1951. The records consist of Administrative records, Correspondence, Financial records, Medical records, Teaching records, and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1870 - 1920; 1842 - 1951

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