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Samuel X. Radbill collection of slides on medical history


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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Samuel X Radbill, Philadelphia pediatrician and medical historian, was born in 1901. Radbill received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1924. In 1925, he became a Resident at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In 1926, Radbill opened his private practice. He began to specialize in pediatrics in 1938 and joined the pediatrics staff at Philadelphia General Hospital. During the early 1930s, Radbill helped organize and run three free local pediatric clinics in Philadelphia. During World War II, he served as an examiner for the local draft board, then enlisted in 1942. He served as Chief of the Communicable Disease Section at Ashburn General Hospital in McKinney, Tex., and Chief of Medical Service and Venereal Disease Control Officer at Fort Crockett, Galveston, Tex. Radbill was elected to fellowship in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1943. He died in 1987.

This is a collection of 108 film slides depicting objects and illustrations related to the history of medicine, and include portraits, buildings, and operations and medical procedures.

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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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