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Identifier: MSS 431
Overview This small collection of correspondence relates to and documents some of the activies of the Germantown Dispensary and Hospital during the years 1903 tp 1908. Much of the correspondence is between doctors T. H. Shoemaker and Burton Chance regarding Chance's appointment as Ophthalmologist of the Hospital. Other letters involve the assigments and resignations of other staff members.The Germantown Dispensary (later Germantown Dispensary and Hospital) opened modestly in one room in...
Identifier: MSS 6/007
Scope and Contents This positive photocopy of a minute book of the Medical Staff of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, spanning 22 January 1900 to 28 November 1916, contains minutes of special and regular meetings of the Medical Staff. The minutes provide information about the staff, residents, and visiting physicians at St. Christopher's Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century.The minutes of the Medical Staff document the selection of candidates to fill vacancies in St....
Dates: 1900 - 1916
Records of the Hospital and Dispensary for the Relief of Diseases of the Rectum and Genito-Urinary Organs
Identifier: MSS 440
Overview The Hospital and Dispensary for the Relief of Diseases of the Rectum and Genito-Urinary Organs was incorporated December 6, 1875, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its purpose was to “furnish gratuitous medical and surgical advice and treatment to all poor people (without regard to creed, sex, or race) who suffer from any form of disease of the rectum or genito-urinary organs.” E. C. Hine, L. S. Clark were the surgeons, and H. Lenox Hodge was the consulting surgeon, for the Hospital. Opened as...
Identifier: MSS 6/009
Scope and Contents The collection contains minutes, correspondence, records of financial transactions and personnel, and the admission, discharge, and treatment of patients, documenting the organization and administration and patient care at the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Diseases, 1867-1942. Some volumes are in poor condition and need to be handled with extra care.Series 1 contains minutes, 1867-1920, of the hospital's Board of Managers. The board's business, as...
Dates: 1867 - 1942
Identifier: MSS 1/002-01
Scope and Contents The bulk of this extensive collection of records of the United States Marine Hospital in Philadelphia is comprised of the hospital's records of incoming patients seeking treatment and relief (1875-1909). Most of these records were kept by Surgeons James M. Gassaway and George W. Stoner. The collection also includes reports of the hospital's activities, correspondence, property returns and supply records, and some miscellaneous material, including issues of the U.S. Surgeon General's...
Dates: 1875 - 1909
Identifier: CPP 1/002-02
Overview On 16 July 1798, the United States Congress established the Marine Hospital Service under the Treasury Department for the benefit of sick and disabled members of the mercantile marine. Each seaman was assessed a tax of 40 cents per month, and these dues were fed into a hospital fund which paid for the Service. The first marine hospital opened at Washington Point, Virginia, in 1800.The Service was reorganized in 1870. Its activities were standardized under the Supervising Surgeon....
Dates: 1870-1934; undated; Majority of material found within 1877 - 1882
- Subject: Hospitals -- Administration -- Philadelphia, Pa. X
- United States. Marine Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
- Germantown Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
- Hospital and Dispensary for the Relief of Diseases of the Rectum and Genito-Urinary Organs 1
- Philadelphia Orthopaedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Diseases 1
- St. Christopher's Hospital for Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1