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Daniel J. Swinney papers

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Identifier: MSS 2/085
Scope and Contents This small collection of Daniel J. Swinney's student lecture notes and related papers, recipe book, daybook, and vaccination records, 1808-1827, documents the education and early medical career of an obscure country physician during the early 19th century.The collection is divided into two series. Series 1 concerns Swinney's medical education at the University of Pennsylvania, 1808-1809, and includes a receipt for his 1808-1809 session fee; an 1809 copy of Benjamin Rush's...

E. B. Krumbhaar papers

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Identifier: MSS 2/344
Overview Edward Bell Krumbhaar (1882-1966) was a distinguished pathologist and cardiac physician, as well as one of Philadelphia’s leading historians of medicine. A founder of both the Section on Medical History of the College of Physicians and the American Association of the History of Medicine (AAHM), Krumbhaar also served as president of the College and of the AAHM. The E.B. Krumbhaar papers covers Krumbhaar’s accomplishments and contributions to pathology and cardiac physiology from the early to...

Frank Fisher papers

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Identifier: MSS 2/048
Scope and Contents This small collection of Frank Fisher materials contains correspondence, a pathological report, two miscellaneous items, and some financial bills and receipts. Series 1 contains 20 letters received by Frank Fisher and 1 letter which he wrote, 1891-1908. Many of these items deal with ophthalmological matters or patients of Fisher. Notable items include: a letter, 1908, from Blanche Bard Dailey concerning Fisher's charges; a referral from L. Webster Fox (ca.1891?); case...

Fred D. Weidman papers

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Identifier: MSS 2/182
Scope and Contents The collection of Fred D. Weidman's papers, 1896-1933 contains student notebooks and papers; correspondence and reports concerning a 1926 survey on fungal disease; drawings and photographs; and some miscellaneous writings.The bulk of the collection is concerned with Weidman's education, both in secondary school and in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Series 1 contains 28 volumes of student notes on many subjects. The notes from Weidman's medical...

Historical Medical Photographs Collection

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Identifier: HMP
Scope and Contents Since photography was invented in the mid-19th century, it has been used for medical purposes. The collection contains more than 4,000 photographs and showcases a variety of patients with diseases, injuries, and malformations, such as Civil War amputations, conjoined twins, and birth defects.

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John Freeman notes on lectures from the University of Michigan

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Identifier: MSS 2/107
Scope and Contents J. F. Summerville’s student lecture notes from the University of Michigan, Department of Medicine and Surgery, 1879-1881. Lecturers are: G. E. Frothingham on ophthalmology (pp. 160); Donald Maclean on surgery (pp. 199 and 316-320d); Alonzo B. Palmer on pathology (pp. 217-240; 100-120; 401-484); Edward S. Dunster on obstetrics (pp. 121-180; 286-300; 321-360; 485-490); Corydon L. Ford on anatomy and physiology (pp. 181-209); William James Herdman on pathological anatomy (pp. 209-215); John W....

John H. Fager notes on the lectures of Nathaniel Chapman

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Identifier: MSS 2/133
Scope and Contents Student notes taken by John H. Fager on lectures of Nathaniel Chapman on practice of physic and pathology, poisons, and epidemics, at University of Pennsylvania, 1827. Includes notes on several authors concerning practice of medicine and descriptions and specifics for common diseases.

Joseph McFarland papers

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Identifier: MSS 2/346
Overview The Joseph McFarland papers consist of two collections and documents Dr. McFarland’s medical career, particularly his involvement in parotid tumor and tetanus vaccination research from 1900 to 1943. Dr. McFarland was born in Philadelphia on February 9th, 1868, and received his M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1889. He continued to study and teach on pathology at various institutions in Philadelphia throughout his career. The collection contains two series, “Correspondence” and...

Records of The Philadelphia General Hospital

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Identifier: MSS 6/005-07
Overview Until its closing, Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH) was the oldest institution in the United States in continuous service providing hospitalized care. Established in 1729, the Hospital had a long history dedicated to the care of the medically indigent of the city. In 1834, the institution moved from Center City to Blockley Township in West Philadelphia to the area that is now between 34th Street and University Avenue. At that time, it was renamed the Philadelphia Almshouse and Hospital and...

William Shaw notes on the lectures of George H. B. Macleod

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Identifier: MSS 2/110
Scope and Contents William J. Shaw’s notes on lectures of George H. B. Macleod on surgery at the University of Glasgow, 1874 Nov. 21-1875 Apr. 1. Lectures are numbered 1-91. Subjects are: surgical pathology, tumors, bone fractures, and wounds and injuries of the head, spine, and neck.