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A.C. Wooden collection of stamps


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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Allen Curtis Wooden (1918-1987) was a physician and medical historian who specialized in internal medicine with a subspeciality in arthritis and related disorders. Wooden was one of the chiefs of medicine at St. Francis Hospital and was on the staffs of Wilmington, Christiana, and Riverside Hospitals. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Wooden was a charter member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a fellow of the College of Physicians, where he was chairman of the section on medical history.

The A. C. Wooden stamp collection on the history of medicine includes stamps and first day of issue envelopes that have been mounted and framed (6 framed items, approx. 700 stamps). Topics include doctors; nurses; disease awareness; medical institutions; and miscellaneous science and technology subjects from all corners of the globe, dated 1939 to 1979. The collection is accompanied by a placard that says "History of Medicine in Stamps by A. C. Wooden".

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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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