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F.R. Packard slide collection


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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Francis Randolph Packard (1870-1950) graduated from the biological department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1889 and from its medical department in 1892. He did postgraduate work at Johns Hopkins under William Osler. He served as resident physician at the Children’s and Pennsylvania Hospitals. In 1895 he began to practice privately and after three years he specialized in diseases of the ear, nose, and throat. He was professor of laryngology and otology at the Philadelphia Polyclinic and College for Graduates in Medicine and was laryngologist and otologist to the Pennsylvania, Children’s, Bryn Mawr, and Chestnut Hill Hospitals, the Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, the Eastern State Penitentiary, and the State Asylum for the Insane at Norristown. At the College of Physicians he was secretary, honorary librarian, vice-president, president (1931-1933), and censor.

The Packard slide collection contains approximately 1200 lantern slides on medical history. Slides include: portraits of physicians and scientists; instruments and equipment; frontispieces of medical texts; illustrations of anatomy and medical procedures; caricatures; and buildings. The collection also includes a card index of images and their sources.

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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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