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Howard Childs Carpenter slide collection


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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Howard Childs Carpenter (1878-1955) received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1900. In 1914 Carpenter founded the Department for the Prevention of Disease at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He was appointed Professor of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania in 1929. He was a member of the Philadelphia Pediatric Society, the Philadelphia County Medical Society, The American Pediatrics Society, and many other societies and associations. Carpenter was elected a fellow of College of Physicians in 1925.

The collection contains approximately 250 glass lantern slides, measuring 3.25 x 4". Most of the slide are in black and white. The diverse images relate to child healthcare, nutrition, and disease prevention. Subjects include: the activities of the Department of Prevention of Disease; foreign children; infant care; sanitary kitchens and farms; portraits of physicians; cartoons; and graphs and diagrams. These slides probably accompanied lectures given by Carpenter to community groups, mothers attending clinics at the Department for Prevention of Diseases, and students attending the Pennsylvania School of Social and Health Work.

Provenance: Gift of Samuel Radbill?

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