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Public health -- Nineteenth century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Forster family papers

Identifier: MSS 2/300
Scope and Contents The collection contains letters sent and received, 1819-1887, by members of the Forster family of Dauphin County, Pa., particularly General John Forster (1777-1863); his second wife, Margaret S. Forster (1804-1891); Mrs. Forster's son, James H. Stuart (1828-1854); and Benjamin L. Forster, the second son of John and Margaret Forster.Although the content of the Forster family letters is personal in nature, there are many observations concerning matters of individual and public...
Dates: 1819 - 1877

Records of the Committee on the Salting of Railroad Tracks

Identifier: CPP 10/023-01
Scope and Contents The collection contains a letter from James Lynd of the Special Committee of the City Select Council, referring the question of salting railroad tracks to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; R, E, Rogers' statement to Caspar Morris, attesting to the salubrious effects of salt in the atmosphere; and a printed pamphlet, compiling all documentation on the question, including the report of the College committee.
Dates: 1862

Reports on public health matters from the Office of the Secretary of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Identifier: CPP 1/008-01
Scope and Contents This collection of reports and related items, 1834-1839, preserved by the Office of the Secretary of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, documents the College's position on public health issues in Philadelphia, particularly the prevention of disease by draining or filling stagnant ponds and promoting public squares and tree-lined walkways. There are also several items concerning water pollution in the Schuylkill River. The collection includes two reports of the College's Committee on...
Dates: 1834 - 1839