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Douglas P. Murphy Papers

Identifier: MSS 419
Overview Douglas P. Murphy (1893-1971) served as a surgeon in the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) with the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) during World War I. During his military service, Murphy worked in several medical hospitals in France from 1917 until the war’s end in 1918. Surviving the war intact, and even managing to get married during his time overseas, Murphy returned home to Philadelphia and opened his own obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) practice. His clinical experience eventually...
Dates: 1917-1972

Frank J. Hartman papers

Identifier: MSS 2/340
Overview Frank Janczak Hartman (1893-1986) was a radium specialist and consultant who also worked as a “radium hound,” searching for pieces lost by area hospitals and industry until his retirement in 1956. The Frank J. Hartman papers provide an insightful view into the changes atomic energy brought to society. Hartman, who owned two companies dealing with radium, clearly saw the product’s value, but he also recognized the potential dangers and the damage that could result from the improper usage,...
Dates: 1904-1977

J.F. McClendon scrapbooks

Identifier: MSS 363
Overview This collections contains pages from a scrapbook compiled by J.F. McClendon. The bulk of the material consists of photographs and biographies of notable doctors and scientists, interspersed with advertisements for medicines and other healthcare products. The six folders in this collection are arranged in alphabetical order by last name with the last folder labeled as ‘Men of Science R.H.H.’ The collection was discovered during a survey in the summer and fall of 2015.
Dates: circa 1930s-1940s

John B. Roberts papers

Identifier: MSS 2/024
Scope and Contents The first extensive autograph collection of Fellows of the American Surgical Association was donated to the Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia by John B. Roberts in 1903. Roberts had been working on this project for some years. The collection, viewed as an adjunct to a similar photograph collection, was sorted alphabetically and housed in a post binder. An envelope containing a few additions made on 17 January 1917 was filed with this binder. On 16 April 1925, Astley P....
Dates: 1868 - 1930

Joseph Ulman scrapbooks

Identifier: MSS 364
Overview This collection consists of two scrapbooks containing informational illustrations and pamphlets about a variety of health topics. Allergy testing and gastrointestinal maladies comprise the bulk of the material. Materials include charts to inform proper caloric intake, color illustrations of various diseases, and charts to help differentiate between diseases with similar symptoms. Not much is known about Joseph Ulman. This collection was discovered during a survey in the summer and fall of 2015.
Dates: 1920 - 1930

Records of the Committee on the Centennial Celebration

Identifier: CPP 10/039
Overview The Committee on the Centennial Celebration was established 1 October 1884 and held its first meeting on 3 January 1885. The Committee’s task was to “consider and report upon an appropriate plan to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the College in 1887.” It held sixteen meetings in total, ande made the following recommendations: 1) To form a collection of portraits of past Fellows to be exhibited during the celebration; 2) That the celebration should be held January 3 and 4,...
Dates: 1886-1887; undated

Records of the Committee on the Directory for Nurses II

Identifier: CPP 10/001-02
Overview The Directory for Nurses of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia was founded on 14 May 1882. This referral service allowed doctors and patients to employ qualified nurses in a quick and efficient manner. Over the years, the directories of other hospitals and agencies created competition for the Directory for Nurses of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. In addition, the earnings of the directory jeopardized the non-profit, tax-exempt status of the College. After consulting with the...
Dates: 1881-1936

Robert Abbe papers

Identifier: MSS 2/146
Content Description This collection was assembled by Robert Abbe and contains scrapbooks and other memoranda relating to Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, Joseph Lister, Edward Jenner, and Benjamin Rush. Included in the scrapbooks are correspondence, portraits, and newslippings. For a more detailed description of the materials included, please the "Scope and Content" note for each item.
Dates: 1781 - 1927

William Melville Hart scrapbook on George E. Holtzapple

Identifier: 10c 141
Scope and Contents Commemorative scrapbook presented to George Holatzapple on May 22, 1936, at his seventy-fourth birthday party. Contains correspondence, a radio broadcast script, and newspclippings, to commemorate the eariliset administration of oxygen in the treatment of pneumonia, which was performed by Holtzapple in 1885.
Dates: 1935 - 1936