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Joseph T. Freeman papers


Held at: Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia [Contact Us]19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

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Joseph Theodore Freeman (1908-1989) earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1930 and his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1934. He worked at Philadelphia General Hospital and Rush Hospital from 1937 to 1941, and was Chief, Department of Geriatrics, Doctor’s Hospital from 1942 to 947. Freeman was a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania from 1956-1964 and a lecturer in medicine from 1964 to 1967. He was a professor of medicine in gerontology, University of Nebraska Medical Center from 1971-1972. Freeman was vice-president of the American Geriatrics Society, and a president and fellow of the Gerontological Society.

This is a collection of papers of Joseph T. Freeman. Materials include: manuscript, drafts, research materials, card file, and related correspondence for an unpublished "Bibliography of Aging to 1900"; manuscript and drafts for "Aging in Penn's Own Town: Three Centuries of Old Age in Philadelphia"; photocopies of an illustrated article on aging and philately by Freeman; various framed and unframed awards and certificates from 1944-1988; and reprints by Freeman.

Provenance: Gift of Mrs. Joseph T. Freeman

Year acquired: 1990

Accession number: 1990-022

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