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University of Pennsylvania Hospital patient records


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

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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The University of Pennsylvania Hospital was created in the 1870s as a teaching hospital staffed by the University's medical faculty. As such, it was the first teaching hospital built for a medical school. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the School of Medicine encouraged the development of emerging medical specialties such as neurosurgery, ophthalmology, dermatology, and radiology. In the early decades of the twentieth century, the hospital created a bedside teaching program in response to the reformist Flexner Report (1910).

This collection contains volumes of patient records from 1880 to 1936, from various doctors and departments at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Doctors and conditions represented include: Dr. Alfred Stengel (diabetes, malaria and syphilis, ear and eye conditions); Dr. James Tyson (fevers, nervous, genito-urinary, and vascular conditions); and Drs. Frazier, Martin and others (nervous condition with surgical component, urology, oral surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, colorectal surgery, and alimentary).

Provenance: volumes received from Nadine Landis, U Penn School of Nursing

Accession number: 1999-001 and 2001-009 (volume)

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This collection-level EAD record is a product of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) Consortial Survey Initiative, which was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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The collection is open for research.

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