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Teratology Society records


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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The Teratology Society was founded by Drs. F. Clarke Fraser, Josef Warkany and James G. Wilson in 1960 with the first annual meeting in 1961. The purpose of the society was to foster exchange of information relating to congenital (birth) defects including their nature, cause, mechanism and prevention. Members are drawn from a wide range of scientific fields including pediatrics, anatomy, epidemiology, pharmacology and industrial toxicology, developmental biology, obstetrics, pathology, genetics and dentistry. The Society through its officers and council members plans the annual meetings and carries out the business related to the interests of its members. A number of committees aid the society in such areas as elections, education, publications, student affairs, legislative affairs and other mostly ad hoc groups. Symposia and refresher courses are included in the annual meeting.

This is a collection of records of the Teratology Society. Materials include photographs, slides, and postcards from meetings; meeting agendas and programs; council notebooks from 1992 to 1994, which include minutes and committee reports; information on the history of the Society, including reprints of articles from the journal Teratology; items used in an exhibit at the 2003 meeting; an article entitled "Historical Reflections."; a supplement from the third teratology workshop, 1966; and an administrative report from the 1964 workshop.

Accession number: 2003-007 and 2003-015

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