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(This biographical note was taken directly from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia's finding aid for Acc. 1989-105-01)

Samuel X Radbill was born in Philadelphia in 1901. He spent his childhood in Eastwick, and graduated from South Philadelphia High School. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1924. He interned at the Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster in 1924 and in 1925, became resident at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He married Frances Hoffman, a South Philadelphia schoolteacher, on December 27, 1925, and opened practice in their first home in January 1926. By 1930, Frances had given up teaching to work as his nurse, which she did until his retirement in June 1982.

Radbill began his medical career as a general practitioner. While the bulk of his practice was with children from the beginning, he did not officially become a pediatrician until 1938, when he was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He became a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and joined the pediatrics staff at Philadelphia General Hospital as well.

During the early 1930s Radbill helped found and run three free local pediatric clinics in Philadelphia (located at Patterson School, Wolfe School, and the McKean-Carey School) in addition to his regular practice. He maintained evening office hours at least three days a week until his retirement.

In World War II he served as an examiner for the local draft board until enlisting for active duty in 1942. When he was called up in January 1943 as a Captain, his assignments included service as Chief of the Communicable Disease Section at Ashburn General Hospital in McKinney, Texas. He also served as Chief of Medical Service and Venereal Disease Control Officer at Fort Crockett, Galveston, Texas. He also conducted a civilian pediatric clinic at the fort.

Radbill’s professional activities were extensive, including membership in both major medical associations and several historical associations, and service on numerous committees related to these groups. In medicine, his memberships included the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia county Medical Society, serving at different times on the Board of Directors, as vice-President, and as Chairman of the Library committee. He helped organize PCMS’s Education and Scientific Trust, and served on the Executive Committee of that Trust, which coordinated the Greater Philadelphia Health Fair in1964 and 1965. Radbill also acted as a Philadelphia county Medical Society delegate to the Pennsylvania Medical Society for a number of years in the late 1960s and served as Chairman of the Philadelphia county Medical Society’s Bicentennial Committee in 1975.

Radbill was perhaps better known as a medical historian and collector of bookplates and old and rare medical texts than as a pediatrician. He described his fascination with books as beginning while he was in college and credits the old medical texts he began to collect with prompting him to take up the study of the history of medicine. He believed that the study of medicine’s past was useful to its practice in the present and encouraged many of his professional colleagues to examine the history of their specialties. Sometimes, he was able to combine these concerns, helping to organize the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Pediatric History Club, organizing several exhibits on the history of medicine and of pediatrics at meetings of the American Medical Association and the American Association for the History of Medicine, and participating enthusiastically in all activities of the Section on Medical History of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Radbill acted as an expert on medical history and the history of pediatrics, particularly in the context of institutional care, at both medical meetings and at meetings of associations such as AAHM. He lectured on medical history and on pediatrics both past and present at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and at Philadelphia General Hospital and published numerous articles on medical history in both medical journals and historical publications. Topics included the history of child abuse, teething, measles, institutional care of children in Philadelphia from the eighteenth century onwards, the practice of pediatrics in ancient Mesopotamia and medieval Europe and the lives of medical luminaries such as Benjamin Rush and Robley Dunglison. Radbill had contacts with many of the most prominent historians of medicine as well as with other doctors interested in medical history.

Radbill’s collecting interests did not confine themselves to the United States. He collected bookplates and traded in stamps, documents, coins and medical texts with scholars and collectors from throughout Europe as well as Japan and China. His main collecting interests were bookplates and medical texts, and he formed close friendships with a number of other collectors on other continents, supplemented with several trips to Europe. He and other American collectors aided those in Europe with mailings of food, coffee, and luxuries such as stockings in the postwar period as well as swapping collectibles. Radbill concerned himself with the needy in Philadelphia as well, combining a fondness for his old neighborhood of Eastwick with a concern for the development of health care for the city’s needy in his chairmanship of the Philadelphia District, West Area Health and Welfare Council Subcommittee on health Services for Eastwick in 1958 to 1959, as part of the Eastwick redevelopment project. He also involved himself deeply in the affairs of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, to which he was elected a fellow in 1943. In addition to his participation in the College’s Section on Medical History, for which he served at different times as both clerk and chairman, he was a member of the Council and the Bicentennial committee and was a longtime member of the Library Committee. He was concerned with shaping the direction of the development of the library as well as with specific administrative matters. Radbill’s contributions to both his vocation and his avocation were recalled by other physicians, Fellows of the College, and by other medical historians at a memorial gathering at the College shortly after his death in November 1987.

The Samuel X Radbill papers evidence Radbill’s deep and unrelenting interest in the history of medicine, particularly the history of pediatrics and dermatology, folklore, ancient medicine, medical art and medical bookplates. Of note, are three of Radbill’s personal collections related to the history of medicine: collections of pamphlets, brochures and articles; medical art and other pictorial works; and medical journals and texts--all dating from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. In addition, there are research notes, manuscripts and typescripts for articles and books written by Radbill, as well as a small group of miscellaneous personal papers, most of which relate directly to his research and writing.

The collection dates from 1635 to 1987 (bulk: circa 1800 to 1985) and is divided into six series. The first three series house materials collected by Radbill that are related to the history of medicine: “Pamphlets, brochures and articles,” “Medical art and other pictorial materials” and ”Medical Texts and Journals.” Researchers should note, there are several languages represented in the first three series, most notably English, Latin, French, German, Hebrew and Japanese. Following, are three series that more directly evidence Radbill’s personal efforts to conduct research on the history of medicine as well as to organize his collections: “Research and writing,” “Personal card catalog” and “Personal papers.”

The materials housed in this collection dovetail with other Samuel X Radbill paper and book collections held at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Please refer to individual series descriptions for more information on the content of this collection.

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.

This collection was minimally processed in 2009-2011, as part of an experimental project conducted under the auspices of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries to help eliminate processing backlog in Philadelphia repositories. A minimally processed collection is one processed at a less intensive rate than traditionally thought necessary to make a collection ready for use by researchers. When citing sources from this collection, researchers are advised to defer to folder titles provided in the finding aid rather than those provided on the physical folder.

Employing processing strategies outlined in Mark Greene's and Dennis Meissner's 2005 article, More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Processing Approaches to Deal With Late 20th-Century Collections, the project team tested the limits of minimal processing on collections of all types and ages, in 23 Philadelphia area repositories. A primary goal of the project, the team processed at an average rate of 2-3 hours per linear foot of records, a fraction of the time ordinarily reserved for the arrangement and description of collections. Among other time saving strategies, the project team did not extensively review the content of the collections, replace acidic folders or complete any preservation work.

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Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
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The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents note

Radbill’s large and varied collection of “Pamphlets, brochures and articles,” which comprise series one, suggests that he had a greater interest in learning about the medical practices of the past than in collecting antiquities for their own sake, though the series does date from as far back as 1635 to 1987. The series is organized very loosely by subject, which reflects Radbill’s original filing system. Despite its subject based arrangement, because materials lack any comprehensive order within subject groups, the series takes on a rather miscellaneous nature. In fact, dates and types of printed material range significantly within subject groups and even within particular folders. For example, Radbill commonly intermingled eighteenth or nineteenth century printed materials on the then contemporary medical practices on a given topic with twentieth century articles written on the history of that topic. As such, researchers interested in particular subjects are advised to review the whole subseries and/or subject group. Please note that materials are in several languages including English, Latin, German, French and others.

The series is divided into four basic subseries: “Pediatrics,” “Hospitals,” “Assorted subjects,” and “Uncatagorized.” Researchers should note, that due to processing time constraints, subseries are not definitive; some topics, particularly those related to pediatric history, can be found throughout the entire series.

The first subseries, “Pediatrics,” is the largest subseries, reflecting Radbill’s lifelong interest in pediatric medicine. The pamphlets, brochures and articles date from 1701 to 1986, and cover dozens of topics related to pediatrics and child rearing. There are pamphlets regarding midwifery; vaccinations; common childhood diseases, like rickets and measles; and infant feeding and wet nursing. Unfortunately, the materials have no real comprehensive arrangement - the content of folders across the subseries overlap in terms of date and specific subject matter. However, folders are arranged chronologically based on the earliest pamphlet identified in each folder. Researchers are encouraged to review the entire subseries and should also cross reference the “Assorted subjects” and “Uncategorized” subseries for more pediatric pamphlets.

The next subseries, “Hospitals,” houses an assortment of annual reports, brochures and promotional materials, and hospital histories on children’s and other hospitals in the United States and abroad. The series is arranged in loose alphabetical order according to type of hospital, name of the hospital and/or its geographic location. The series dates from 1696 to 1987.

The third subseries, “Assorted subjects,” dating from 1698 to 1987, houses pamphlets, brochures and articles on a wide-assortment of medical topics that are arranged alphabetically by subject. Researchers will find files on bookplates, curiosities, dermatology, folklore, India, infant feeding and other pediatric subjects, doctor Abraham Jacobi and other physicians, Jewish physicians and customs (including medical references in the bible), measles, medical art, milk and milk production, rickets and vaccinations, just to name some of the subjects with more robust representation. Additionally, there are files containing letters of famous doctors and other people, which were collected as autographs, and files containing biographies on multiple physicians. Please review the box and folder list for additional subjects. Other pamphlets related to many of these topics can be found in the “Pediatrics” and “Uncatagorized” subseries.

Finally, the subseries, “Uncatagorized,” contains pamphlets, brochures and articles on a variety of currently unidentified topics from 1635 to 1986. The materials housed here likely relate to topics covered elsewhere in the series and should be cross referenced in any search.

Arrangement note

A note about the series’ original order: Radbill maintained the pamphlets in numbered boxes, often with handwritten inventories of the box’s contents filed inside. These box numbers and inventories presumably correlate to a currently unidentified catalog of the materials. In addition, some pamphlets were already grouped/identified by subject, such as “pediatrics,” “dermatology,” “folklore,” “hospitals,” etc. During processing, especially because item level processing was not possible, care was taken to NOT divorce the pamphlets from their original box numbers or subjects, in the event the catalog should be discovered. Inventories, likewise, were kept in the files. However, the original box numbers were NOT used in formulating the series’ current arrangement. In fact, to do so would have been difficult. It appeared that some numbered boxes were missing, while other box’s numbers were simply lost. Furthermore, without a corresponding index, locating specific information within the collection based on Radbill’s box numbers would have been next to impossible. Even so, when known, the original box numbers and/or subject was transcribed onto the front left of folders; his filing system could be recreated, should a catalog or index be discovered.

Pediatrics, 1701-1894, 1934-1966.
Box 1 Folder 1-3
Pediatrics, 1702, 1835-1898, 1904, 1935, 1957, 1976.
Box 1 Folder 4-6
Pediatrics, 1704-1804, 1831-1968.
Box 1 Folder 7-9
Pediatrics, 1718-1957.
Box 1 Folder 10-12
Pediatrics/general, 1720, 1827-1844, 1916-1921, 1951, 1974.
Box 1 Folder 13-15
Pediatrics/general, 1744, 1803, 1894, 1934, 1945, 1969.
Box 1 Folder 16-18
Pediatric History, 1746, 1932-1984.
Box 1 Folder 20-19
Pediatric History, 1752, 1865, 1894-1957, 1973, 1984.
Box 1 Folder 22-23
Pediatric History, 1752, 1865, 1894-1957, 1973, 1984.
Box 2 Folder 1
Pediatrics, 1755, 1827-1855, 1902-1909, 1929-1977.
Box 2 Folder 2-4
Pediatrics, 1772-1773, 1828, 1835, 1904, 1937-1969.
Box 2 Folder 5-7
Pediatrics, mostly "inaugural dissertations", 1773-1889, 1986.
Box 2 Folder 8-10
Pediatrics/general, 1799, 1776, 1972, 1979.
Box 2 Folder 11
Pediatrics, 1779-1826, 1930-1936, 1971-1980.
Box 2 Folder 12-14
Pediatrics, 1782-1824, 1952.
Box 2 Folder 15-16
Pediatrics/general, 1786, 1849, 1897, 1901-1939, 1960s, undated.
Box 2 Folder 17-19
Pediatrics, 1794, 1855, 1887-1905, 1937-1958.
Box 2 Folder 20-21
Pediatrics, 1801-1928.
Box 2 Folder 22-24
Pediatrics, 1802-1985.
Box 2 Folder 25-26
Pediatrics, 1802-1985.
Box 3 Folder 1
Pediatrics/general, 1802, 1863-1901, 1927, 1952-1984, undated.
Box 3 Folder 2-4
Pediatrics, 1808-1980.
Box 3 Folder 5-7
Pediatrics, 1811-1964.
Box 3 Folder 8-10
Pediatrics/general, 1818, 1860-1908, 1956-1962.
Box 3 Folder 11-12
Pediatrics/general, 1827, 1901-1948.
Box 3 Folder 13-14
Pediatrics/general, 1828, 1857, 1868, 1908-1947.
Box 3 Folder 15-16
Pediatrics, 1842-1867, 1903, 1917, 1961-1984.
Box 3 Folder 17-19
Pediatrics, 1842-1904, 1929-1937, 1975.
Box 3 Folder 20-21
Pediatrics/general, 1844, 1951-1984.
Box 4 Folder 1-3
Pediatrics, 1844, 1895, 1940-1984.
Box 4 Folder 4-5
Pediatrics, 1855, 1889, 1901-1977.
Box 4 Folder 6-9
Pediatrics, 1868-1884, 1929-1984.
Box 4 Folder 10-12
Pediatrics, 1879, 1929, 1946, 1955.
Box 4 Folder 13
Pediatrics, 1880, 1936, 1958, 1930.
Box 4 Folder 14
Pediatrics, 1883-1986.
Box 4 Folder 15-20
Pediatrics, 1886, 1902-1938, 1957-1986.
Box 4 Folder 21
Pediatrics, 1886, 1902-1938, 1957-1986.
Box 5 Folder 2-3
Pediatrics, 1887-1982.
Box 5 Folder 3-5
Pediatrics. Especially about ophthalmia, conjunctivitis and Dr. Howland, 1891-1967, 1985.
Box 5 Folder 6-9
Pediatrics, 1894-1985.
Box 5 Folder 10-11
Pediatrics, 1894-1985.
Box 48 Folder 20
Pediatrics, 1912, 1939-1987, undated.
Box 5 Folder 12
Pediatrics, 1919, 1922, 1933.
Box 5 Folder 13
Pediatrics, 1928, 1977-1981.
Box 5 Folder 14-15
Pediatrics, 1934.
Box 5 Folder 16
Pediatrics. Pediatria De Las Americas, 1943.
Box 5 Folder 17
Pediatrics, 1944, 1946, 1931.
Box 5 Folder 18
Pediatrics. Seven articles from the Journal of Pediatrics (photocopies), 1962 January.
Box 5 Folder 19
Pediatrics. Notes, undated.
Box 5 Folder 20
Canadian Hospitals, 1966, 1986, undated.
Box 5 Folder 21
Children's Hospitals, 1856-1979.
Box 5 Folder 24
History of Children's Hospitals, District of Columbia, 1964.
Box 6 Folder 1
Children's Hospitals, 1882, 1898-1939, circa 1965-1980.
Box 6 Folder 2-6
Children's Hospitals, 1883, 1969.
Box 6 Folder 7
Children's Hospitals, 1893-1984.
Box 6 Folder 8-10
Children's Hospitals, 1934, 1969-1973.
Box 6 Folder 11
Children's Hospitals, 1949-1973.
Box 6 Folder 12
Children's Hospitals, 1965-1987.
Box 6 Folder 13
Children's Hospitals, 1973-1975.
Box 6 Folder 14
Children's Hospitals, 1973-1975.
Box 6 Folder 15
Children's Hospitals, 1977.
Box 6 Folder 16
Children's Hospitals, 1992, 1994.
Box 6 Folder 17
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Annual Reports, 1864, 1913, 1924, 1935.
Box 6 Folder 18
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), annual reports, 1895-1938 (incomplete).
Box 6 Folder 19
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), annual report and other printed materials, 1964, 1985-1987.
Box 6 Folder 20
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Assorted Notes, ephemera and articles, circa 1872-1975.
Box 6 Folder 21-22
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Other printed materials, 1867, 1890, undated.
Box 7 Folder 1
Hospitals. An Act for Erecting Hospitals and Workhouses within the City of Bristol..., [1696].
Box 7 Folder 2
Foundling Hospitals, pamphlets and engravings, 1796, 1869, undated.
Box 7 Folder 3
Hospitals, 1892-1981.
Box 7 Folder 4-5
Hospitals, 1893, 1930.
Box 7 Folder 6
Hospitals, 1886, 1887.
Box 7 Folder 7
Hospitals, 1986, 1987, undated.
Box 7 Folder 8
Hospitals. Photographs, undated.
Box 7 Folder 9
Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children. Annual Reports, 1887-1915.
Box 7 Folder 10
Union school and Children's Home. Annual Reports, 1862-1864, 1873.
Box 7 Folder 11
Adoption and Welfare, 1968, 1985.
Box 7 Folder 12
American Association on the History of Medicine, 1951, 1980s.
Box 7 Folder 13
American Association for the History of Medicine, 1985-1987.
Box 7 Folder 14
Apothecary labels, circa 1825.
Box 7 Folder 15
Asian Cultures, 1969, undated.
Box 7 Folder 16
Asian Cultures. "Natuurkundige Verhandelingen van de Hollandsche Maatschappij Der Wetenschappen te Haarlem", 1917.
Box 7 Folder 17
Autographs, 1817-1864.
Box 7 Folder 18
Autographs, 1834-1902, 1984.
Box 7 Folder 19
Autographs, 1843, 1891, 1905, 1907.
Box 7 Folder 20
Autographs, circa 1850-1910.
Box 7 Folder 21
Autographs. Jenner, Edward, 1939, 1951, undated.
Box 7 Folder 22
Biographies on Doctors, 1960-1968.
Box 7 Folder 23
Birth Defects reprint series, 1964.
Box 7 Folder 24
Book Catalogs, 1986, undated.
Box 7 Folder 25
Bookman's Weekly, 1986.
Box 7 Folder 26
Bookplates (see also "Medical bookplates"), 1930, 1936, 1953, 1953, 1971, 1985.
Box 7 Folder 27
Brenneman, Joseph, 1931, undated.
Box 7 Folder 28
Caillault, Dr. Ch[arles]. "Les Maladies de la Peau", 1859.
Box 7 Folder 29
Caldwell, E.E., 1970-1971.
Box 7 Folder 30
Cash, Philip, 1986.
Box 7 Folder 31
Catalogues, 1907, 1938, 1987.
Box 7 Folder 32
Ciba Symposium, 1968, 1970.
Box 7 Folder 33
Circumcision, circa 1800, 1864-1970.
Box 7 Folder 34
Clinical Pediatrics. Reprints, 1963, 1964.
Box 7 Folder 35
Cradles, 1914, 1963.
Box 48 Folder 19
Cuneiform tablet (reproduction), undated.
Box 7 Folder 36
Curiosities, 1886-1933.
Box 7 Folder 37
Dentistry, 1984-1985.
Box 8 Folder 1
Dermatology, [1748], 1871-1980.
Box 8 Folder 2-4
Dermatology, 1881-1976.
Box 8 Folder 5-7
Dermatology, 1933-1984.
Box 8 Folder 8-9
Dermatology. Syphilis, with assorted articles by Paul. E. Becket, 1868-1977.
Box 8 Folder 10-12
Dermatology. "Handbuch Der Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten", 1928.
Box 8 Folder 13
Dermatology, 1968-1983.
Box 8 Folder 14
Disease, 1968-1971.
Box 8 Folder 15
Drake, T.G.H., 1931-1966.
Box 8 Folder 16-17
Drug company literature, 1949, 1952.
Box 8 Folder 18
Egypt, 1892-1984.
Box 8 Folder 19
Eliot, Martha May, 1959-1979.
Box 8 Folder 20
Folklore. Including published article by Radbill and typescripts of works by others, 1804-1987.
Box 8 Folder 21-22
Folklore, 1822-1983.
Box 8 Folder 23-24
Folklore, 1822-1983.
Box 9 Folder 1-2
Folklore, 1865-1965.
Box 9 Folder 3-5
Folklore. Includes two of Radbill's publications, 1866-1972.
Box 9 Folder 6-8
Food and drug regulations, circa 1900, 1981, undated.
Box 48 (oversized) Folder 18
Griffith, J.P. Crozer, 1899-1919, 1936, 1941.
Box 9 Folder 9
India, 1847-1971.
Box 9 Folder 10-12
India, 1894-1977, undated.
Box 9 Folder 13
India, 1969, 1964, undated.
Box 9 Folder 14
Infants, 1980s.
Box 9 Folder 15
Infant weighing scales, undated.
Box 9 Folder 16
Infant feeding, 1809-circa 1985.
Box 9 Folder 17-20
Infant feeding, 1964-1967.
Box 9 Folder 21
Infectious diseases. Including manuscript and typescript, 1902-1935.
Box 10 Folder 1
Jackson, Andrew and other topics, 1931-1972.
Box 10 Folder 2-3
Jacobi, Abraham, 1885-1912, 1955-1968.
Box 10 Folder 4
Jacobi, Abraham, 1885-1970.
Box 10 Folder 5-6
Jacobi, Abraham, 1861-1905.
Box 10 Folder 7-8
Jefferson, Thomas, 1917-1976.
Box 10 Folder 9-11
Jenner, Edward. Articles, photographs, engravings, 1896, 1897, 1932-54, 1971-1982, undated.
Box 10 Folder 12
Jewish physicians and other related topics, including medicine and the bible, 1844-1970.
Box 10 Folder 13
Jewish physicians and other related topics, including medicine and the bible, 1867-1967.
Box 10 Folder 14-16
Jewish physicians and other related topics, including medicine and the bible, 1937-1969.
Box 10 Folder 17
Jewish physicians and other related topics, including medicine and the bible, 1941, 1952, undated.
Box 10 Folder 18
Jewish physicians and other related topics, including medicine and the bible, 1953.
Box 10 Folder 19
Journals, various, 1980s.
Box 10 Folder 20
Journals, various, 1950, 1956, 1965, 1980s.
Box 10 Folder 21
Korczak, Janus, 1968-1979.
Box 10 Folder 22
Laennac, Rene Theophilettyacinthe, 1961.
Box 10 Folder 23
Le Progres Medical, 1924-1939.
Box 48 Folder 1-16
Levinson, Dr. Abraham. Correspondence and printed materials, 1929-1954.
Box 10 Folder 24
Library, 1951-1959.
Box 10 Folder 25
Locke, John, 1830-1935.
Box 10 Folder 26
Lomax, Elizabeth, 1975-1986.
Box 10 Folder
Measles, 1805, 1905-1979.
Box 11 Folder 1
Measles, 1884-1987.
Box 11 Folder 2-4
Medical Antiques, 1985-1986.
Box 11 Folder 5
Medical Art, 1886, 1936-1965.
Box 11 Folder 6-8
Medical Art, undated.
Box 11 Folder 9
Medical Art, 1959, 1968.
Box 11 Folder 10
Medical Art, 1976.
Box 11 Folder 11
Medical certificates, including certificates of inoculation, 1848, 1863.
Box 48 Folder 17
Brochures from historic medical collections and museums, undated.
Box 11 Folder 12
Medical schools, 1826, 1855.
Box 11 Folder 13
Medical bookplates, 1929, 1950-1958, undated.
Box 11 Folder 14
Medical symbols, 1888-1978, undated.
Box 11 Folder 15-17
Medical symbols, 1924-1969, undated.
Box 11 Folder 18-20
Medical symbols, 1957, undated.
Box 11 Folder 21
Meier, Joseph, 1929-1938.
Box 11 Folder 22
Meigs, Charles D., Arthur V., and J. Forsyth, 1841-1884.
Box 11 Folder 23
Milk, 1757, 1877, 1879, 1903-1957, 1774, circa 1975.
Box 12 Folder 1
Milk, 1843, 1948-1958.
Box 12 Folder 2
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1984-1986.
Box 12 Folder 3
Morse, John Lovett. Reprints of his articles on pediatrics, 1901-1912.
Box 12 Folder 4-5
Nursing. Research and writing, collected articles and other materials, 1968-1972.
Box 12 Folder 6
Professional associations, undated.
Box 12 Folder 7
Pediatric miscellany, 1894-1964.
Box 12 Folder 8
Pediatric surgery, 1804-1983.
Box 12 Folder 9
Philadelphia General Hospital, blueprint of men's ward, undated.
Box 12 Folder 10
Von Pirquet, Clemons, 1964-1981.
Box 12 Folder 11
Poetry about medicine, 1914-1966.
Box 12 Folder 12
Rickets, 1698, 1777, 1840, 1914, 1948, 1958, 1960.
Box 12 Folder 13
Rickets, 1876, 1934, 1968-1980, undated.
Box 12 Folder 14
Rickets, 1903, 1921-1924.
Box 12 Folder 15-17
Ruhrah, John MD. Pediatric biographies, circa 1928, 1935.
Box 12 Folder 18-19
Schick, Bela, 1968.
Box 12 Folder 20
"The School Health Program and the Role of the Individual Teacher in such a Program," by George M. Lyon, M.D., 1933.
Box 12 Folder 21
Shakespeare, 1980s.
Box 12 Folder 22-23
Swaddling, 1960s, 1980s.
Box 12 Folder 24
Taussig, Helen, 1967-1972.
Box 12 Folder 25
Teratology, 1913, 1937/1938, 1957-1968, undated.
Box 12 Folder 26-27
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, 1864-1901, 1965.
Box 13 Folder 1
Vaccination, especially smallpox, 1747-1800, 1821-1914, 1927-1963.
Box 13 Folder 2-4
Vaccination, smallpox, 1758-1768, 1872-1961, 1974-1983.
Box 13 Folder 5-7
Vaccination, 1831-1932.
Box 13 Folder 8
William Osler and American Osler Society, Inc., 1984-1987.
Box 13 Folder 9
Women, 1855, 1876, 1974-1987.
Box 13 Folder 10
Woodhouse, James. "An Inaugural Dissertation on the Chemical and Medical Properties of the Persimmon Tree and the Astringent Vegetables", circa 1792.
Box 13 Folder 11
General File, 1635, 1665, 1687, 1826.
Box 13 Folder 12
General. Especially pediatrics, milk, 1754-1982.
Box 13 Folder 13-16
General File, 1777, 1781, 1854, 1868.
Box 13 Folder 17
General File, 1803, 1867.
Box 13 Folder 18
General File, 1857, 1950, 1981, undated.
Box 49 Folder 14
General File, 1861-1932, undated.
Box 13 Folder 19
General File, 1876, 1881, 1962-1963, 1973.
Box 13 Folder 20-21
General File, 1885, 1931, 1937, undated.
Box 13 Folder 22
General File, 1886, 1916, 1919, 1950-1952.
Box 13 Folder 23
General File, 1891, 1895, 1930-1941, 1969, 1985.
Box 49 Folder 12
General File, 1902, 1933, 1940-1970.
Box 13 Folder 24
General File, 1929, 1986.
Box 14 Folder 1
General File, 1932-1974.
Box 14 Folder 2
General File, 1935, 1972-1982.
Box 14 Folder 3
General File, 1936-1973.
Box 49 Folder 13
General. Transactions of the arts, 1955, 1964, 1965.
Box 14 Folder 4
General File, 1961-1965.
Box 14 Folder 5
General File, 1963-1965.
Box 14 Folder 6
General File, 1965-1978.
Box 14 Folder 7
General File, 1985-1986.
Box 14 Folder 8

Scope and Contents note

The second series, “Medical art and other pictorial works,” offers a wide assortment of medical imagery including original engravings and lithographs; medical bookplates; tear sheets, magazine and newspaper clippings; occasional photographs; as well as lithographic and other reproductive prints. With the exception of the engravings and bookplates, there is very little original art work in the series. The assemblage of imagery, like the previous pamphlet collection, evidences Radbill’s voracious interest in medical history and pediatrics, rather than in art collecting in its own right. Images include children; the interior and exterior of hospitals in the United States and abroad; portraits of doctors; images of doctors and nurses administering treatment, especially vaccinations; and images of mothers and their children. The series also includes lots of reproductions of famous paintings, such as Thomas Eakin’s “The Gross Clinic” and numerous paintings by Mary Cassatt. The series is in loose alphabetical order by subject, with a few folders filed according to artist name, journal or publisher. The images date from 1736 to 1985, but most are undated. Please review the entire container list for more details.

Art/Picture catalog system and cards, 1970.
Box 15 Folder 1
Advertisements, undated.
Box 49 Folder 1
Advertisements with children, undated.
Box 15 Folder 2
Ancient/religious images, undated.
Box 49 Folder 2
Barber surgeon, undated.
Box 49 Folder 3
Bookplates. Children's hospitals, undated.
Box 15 Folder 3
Bookplates. Image of Doctor Leicht und Frau, undated.
Box 15 Folder 4
Bookplates. Image of doctor protecting child, undated.
Box 15 Folder 5
Bookplates. Image of doctor protecting child, undated.
Box 15 Folder 6
Bookplates. From doctor's personal libraries, undated.
Box 15 Folder 7
Bookplates. From hospital libraries, undated.
Box 15 Folder 8
Bookplates. Images of infants and children, undated.
Box 15 Folder 9
Bookplates. Laboratories, undated.
Box 15 Folder 10
Bookplates. From personal libraries, undated.
Box 15 Folder 11
Bookplates. From personal libraries, undated.
Box 15 Folder 12
Bookplates. From Samuel X Radbill's library, undated.
Box 15 Folder 13
Bookplates. From Samuel X Radbill's library, undated.
Box 15 Folder 14
Bookplates. Various, 1736-1915.
Box 15 Folder 15
Bookplates. Various, 1872, 1943, 1948, undated.
Box 15 Folder 16
Breast feeding, 1951-1979.
Box 15 Folder 17
Caricatures, 1929-1980.
Box 15 Folder 18
Caricatures, 1958.
Box 15 Folder 19
Cassatt, Mary, undated.
Box 49 Folder 4
Child abuse, undated.
Box 49 Folder 5
Children/babies, undated.
Box 49 Folder 7
Children. Bathing, 1887, 1974.
Box 15 Folder 20
Children. Battered children, infanticide, undated.
Box 15 Folder 21
Children. Carrying children, 1960, undated.
Box 15 Folder 22
Children's clothes, games and toys, 1984, undated.
Box 15 Folder 23
Children. "Reproductions of Famous Paintings of Child Life", undated.
Box 15 Folder 24
Children. Sick, 1885, 1965-1983.
Box 15 Folder 25
Children playing like doctors, undated.
Box 49 Folder 8
Children with adults, undated.
Box 49 Folder 6
Children. Walkers, 1982, undated.
Box 15 Folder 26
Cradles, 1964-1984.
Box 15 Folder 27
Circumcision, 1967-1981.
Box 15 Folder 28
Circumcision, undated.
Box 49 Folder 9
Daumier, Honore (reproductions of numerous prints), undated.
Box 49 Folder 10
Deformities and diseases, 1966-1969, undated.
Box 15 Folder 29
Dentistry, undated.
Box 49 Folder 11
Doctors administering treatment, 1964, 1966, undated.
Box 15 Folder 30
Doctors administering treatment, 1941-1984.
Box 15 Folder 31
Doctors or nurses administering treatment, undated.
Box 50 Folder 11
Doctors or nurses administering treatment, undated.
Box 52 Folder 2
Foreign countries, undated.
Box 50 Folder 1
"Healing in Art", 1880s.
Volume 63
Hospitals, undated.
Box 15 Folder 32
Hospitals and medical schools, undated.
Box 15 Folder 33
Hospitals, 1969-1982, undated.
Box 15 Folder 34-35
Hospitals, undated.
Box 15 Folder 36
Hospitals in England, undated.
Box 15 Folder 37
Hospital exteriors, undated.
Box 50 Folder 2
Hospital interiors, undated.
Box 50 Folder 3
Infant feeding, undated.
Box 15 Folder 38
Infant feeding and nursing, undated.
Box 50 Folder 4
Infant feeding. Photographs and pamphlets, 1883, undated.
Box 15 Folder 39
Japanese woodblock prints (photographic copies), especially regarding measles, 1983-1985.
Box 15 Folder 40
Journal of the American Medical Association (covers), 1977, 1986.
Box 15 Folder 41
Les Deformities et Les Malades Das L'art, 1889.
Box 50 Folder 9
Madonna, mother and child, 1984, 1985, undated.
Box 15 Folder 42
Madonna. "The Pitman Gallery: The Virgin and Child", 1949.
Box 15 Folder 43
Medical education, undated.
Box 15 Folder 44
Medical classrooms, undated.
Box 50 Folder 5
"Medici Illustn".
Box 50 Folder 10
Mesopotamia, undated.
Box 15 Folder 45
Mother on love seat, undated.
Box 15 Folder 46
Mothers with children, undated.
Box 50 Folder 6
National Gallery of Art: Reproductions of various paintings, undated.
Box 50 Folder 7
Newborns, 1971, undated.
Box 15 Folder 47
Nurses, 1880, undated.
Box 15 Folder 48
Opthamology, uroscopy and other themes, 1963, 1969, undated.
Box 15 Folder 49
Pediatric pictures, 1969, undated.
Box 15 Folder 50
Pediatric pictures and others, undated.
Box 15 Folder 51-53
Pediatric pictures, undated.
Box 15 Folder 54
Physicians with patients, especially vaccination, 1880, undated.
Box 15 Folder 55
Political cartoons, undated.
Box 50 Folder 8
Portraits. A-G, circa 1820-1950.
Box 16 Folder 1
Portraits. H-W, circa 1820-1950.
Box 16 Folder 2
Portraits of doctors, undated.
Box 17 Folder 1-3
Portraits of doctors, 1901-1903, 1933, 1962-1981.
Box 16 Folder 3-5
Portraits of doctors, undated.
Box 51 Folder 1-2
Portraits of doctors, undated.
Box 52 Folder 1
"Portraits of Great American Surgeons", undated.
Box 51 Folder 3
Portraits of doctors, undated.
Box 16 Folder 6
Portraits of pediatricians, 1953, 1978, undated.
Box 16 Folder 7
Postage stamps with medical images, 1928-1938.
Box 16 Folder 8
Postcards, 1903, undated.
Box 16 Folder 9
Postcards, 1904, 1909, 1908, undated.
Box 16 Folder 10
Postcards, 1905, undated.
Box 16 Folder 11
Postcards, 1907, 1916, undated.
Box 16 Folder 12
Postcards, 1907, 1962, undated.
Box 16 Folder 13
Postcards, 1908, 1909, 1980, undated.
Box 16 Folder 14
Postcards, 1912, 1918, undated.
Box 16 Folder 15
Postcards, 1951, 1961, undated.
Box 16 Folder 16
Postcards, undated.
Box 16 Folder 17
Postcards, pediatrics, 1916, 1941-1979, undated.
Box 16 Folder 18-20
Punch cartoon about a spoiled child, 1856.
Box 16 Folder 21
Punch, 1889, 1892, 1893.
Box 16 Folder 22
Reproductions of original oil paintings from the series Great Moments in Medicine, 1950s.
Box 16 Folder 23
Saints, 1969, 1985.
Box 16 Folder 24
Surgery, 1964-1974.
Box 16 Folder 25
Vaccinations, 1871, undated.
Box 51 Folder 4
X-Ray, 1938, undated.
Box 16 Folder 26
Various images, 1885-1901, 1914-1981.
Box 16 Folder 27-30
Various images, undated.
Box 52 Folder 3
Various images, undated.
Box 51 Folder 6
Various images, undated.
Box 16 Folder 31
Various images, mostly Christmas cards, 1945, 1966, undated.
Box 16 Folder 32
Various images, 1958.
Box 16 Folder 33
Various images, mostly covers of the Journal of the American Medical Association, 1960-1985.
Box 16 Folder 34
Various images, 1864, 1962-1969, undated.
Box 16 Folder 35
Various images, 1970-1978, undated.
Box 16 Folder 36
Various images, 1973, undated.
Box 16 Folder 37
Various images, undated.
Box 16 Folder 38-39
Various subjects with background information, undated.
Box 51 Folder 5

Scope and Contents note

The third series houses Radbill’s collection of “Medical texts and journals,” which date from 1654 to 1935. There is a small selection of what are presumed to be medical school notebooks, texts and/or doctor’s journals from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In addition, there are published medical texts and other related books. Please refer to the box and folder list for more details.

Ho Ou Kink-Yokuru (Children's Diseases), by Hei She, 1654.
Volume 1
Japanese text on talismans, 1709.
Volume 2
Shoni Kitsuyo-ki (Handbook of Childcare), by Kagetsu-Keieki, 1714.
Volume 3-7
Scrapbook of illustrated bible, 1728.
Volume 8
"Maleria Medica" (manuscript), circa 1755-1760.
Volume 9
"Medicina" (manuscript), 1751.
Volume 10-12
"Dr. Hope's Lectures on the Practice of Physic," by Garthebou, James (manuscript), 1775-1785.
Volume 13
Medical Transactions Published by the College of Physicians in London, 1785.
Volume 14
"Cursus Pathologicus ab Excmo," by Locano, Georgio (manuscript), 1786.
Volume 15
"Della Pietra Filosofica," unidentified author (manuscript), 18th Century.
Volume 16
Unidentified notebook (manuscript), circa 1800.
Volume 17
"Notes on Dr. Chapman's Lectures" S[aff]inton, John. K. (manuscript).
Volume 18-19
"Solutiones Quaestionum Quas Ad Escamina Physiologiae Seu Physices Corp Humani," by Gallini, Stephen (manuscript), 1826-1827.
Volume 20
Cage, Horace P. (journal), 1830s.
Volume 21
Green, T. (journal), 1832.
Volume 22
"Extracts from Lectures of Eli Gedding," unidentified author (manuscript), 1833.
Volume 23
"Professor Palmeron on Mat. Med., Vermont Medical College, Woodstock," unidentified author (manuscript), 1837.
Volume 24
"Secretorum: Sopho-Hermetico Spargiricorum Nva Colluuies," Rivie, Genova G. (manuscript), [1846].
Volume 25
"Medical and Surgical Clinique of Jefferson Medical College," unidentified author (manuscript), 1850-1857.
Volume 26
"Fondamenti della Cura Diretta ed Indiretta," by Bufalini, M. (manuscript), 1854.
Volume 27
First Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Children's Hospital, 1856.
Volume 28
Board of Health minutes, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, 1890.
Volume 29
Israel Parson's journal, 1894.
Volume 64
"Craite des Maladies dea Petito Enfance," unidentified author (manuscript), undated.
Volume 30
Japanese medical text, undated.
Volume 31
Medical notebook, undated.
Volume 32
"Programa de Obstetricias y Patologiad Mujeres y Ninos," unidentified author (manuscript), undated.
Volume 33
"A Book of Recipes," cures for ailments (manuscript), undated.
Volume 34
Text on rickets, undated.
Volume 35
"Traite des Maladies Veneriennes et des Matieres Serophuleuses," unidentified author, undated.
Volume 36
The Scots Magazine, 1767.
Volume 37
The Massachusetts Magazine, 1795.
Volume 38
The Analectic Magazine, 1817.
Volume 39
Eberle's Medical Review, by Eberle, John et.al., 1824-1825.
Volume 40-42
Analekten Uber Kinderkrankheiten, by Erstes Heft, 1835-1837.
Volume 43-46
The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery, by W. Braithwaite, 1840.
Volume 47
The Occident and American Jewish Advocate, by Isaac Leeser, 1850s.
Volume 48
Arthur's Home Magazine, 1855.
Volume 49
The British and Foreign Medico-Chicurgical Review, 1857.
Volume 50-52
Historical Magazine, 1859.
Volume 53
British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review and Quarterly Journal of Practical Medicine and Surgery, 1861 April.
Volume 54
Arthur's Magazine, 1867.
Volume 55
Friends Home for Children Annual Report, 1881-1882.
Volume 56
Babyhood: A Monthly Magazine for Mothers, by Yale, Leroy M.
Volume 57
The Sanitarium, 1890s.
Volume 58
Medical and Surgical Register of the United States, Volume II, 1890-1896.
Volume 59
Archives of Pediatrics, 1894.
Volume 60
International Clinics; A Quarterly of Clinical Lectures, 1911.
Volume 61
Pennsylvania German Society: Proceedings and Folk Medicine of the Pennsylvania Germans, by Brendle, Thomas R. and Claude W. Unger, 1935.
Volume 62

Scope and Contents note

Samuel X Radbill, in addition to his work as a medical doctor, was a noted scholar of medical history. His research interests focused on numerous topics within the larger subject of pediatric history, but also included the history of dermatology, medical folklore, medical bookplates and other topics. The papers date from 1920 to 1987. The “Research and Writing” series documents his historical research and is divided into seven subseries: “Manuscripts and research notes,” “Typescripts,” “Translations,” “Lectures,” “Published articles, book reviews and editorials,” “Other Authors,” and “Audio/Visual materials.”

Radbill’s copious research notes and manuscripts for his books and articles were often first composed on small squares of paper (sometimes even his prescription pad) and stored in shoe boxes according to topic or manuscript. These notes are housed in the first subseries, “Manuscripts and research notes.” The subseries opens with pediatric topics, followed by more general alphabetically arranged subjects, including dermatology, Mesopotamia, Thomas Jefferson University and whooping cough. Unfortunately, it is not immediately apparent exactly what constitutes a manuscript verses research notes.

In the next subseries, “Typescripts,” is a large sampling of annotated typescripts for Radbill’s books, articles and book reviews, which were later published or at least submitted for publication. The typescripts are arranged alphabetically by title or subject, and files are often augmented with related correspondence and notes. The correspondence frequently pertains to conducting research, editing or publication for a particular piece or research topic.

Radbill was also a master of many languages, as evidenced by his efforts to translate notable texts on medicine and the history of medicine, housed in the third subseries, “Translations.” There are numerous annotated typescripts, related correspondence and notes for Radbill’s translations of Bokay’s The Story of Pediatrics, Munz’s The Jewish Physicians of the Middle Ages: A Contributoin to the Cultural History of the Middle Ages, Pediatrics in Greece and Rome by Sophokles Ghinopoulo, Peiper’s Chronicles of Pediatrics, Rhaze's On the Diseases of Children and others.

Following, are a small group of annotated typescripts for “Lectures” on pediatrics and medical history, which Radbill delivered at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania and other venues.

Next, is the subseries “Published articles, book reviews and editorials.” The published items consist of reprints, tear sheets, photocopies and other published versions of Radbill’s research and writing. The materials are grouped as follows: articles arranged according to subject or topics; reprints of specific articles; reprints from specific journals; assorted, unidentified reprints; and lastly, entire journals containing one or more pieces by Radbill.

Lastly, researchers will find the subseries “Other authors” and “Audio/Visual research materials.” “Other Authors” houses published and/or typescript versions of research and writing that was sent to Radbill for review and/or critique. Many files also contain related correspondence and notes. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by author name. The “Audio/Visual research materials” subseries consists of a microfilm copy of John Peachey’s Diseases of Infants and Children and a cassette tape recording of Dr. Rashkind’s 1986 Memorial Service.

Pediatric history, various topics, undated.
Box 18
Pediatric history, various topics, undated.
Box 19
Pediatric history, various topics, undated.
Box 20
Pediatric history, children's hospitals, especially Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, undated.
Box 21
Pediatric history, child abuse and battered children, undated.
Box 22
Pediatric history and hospitals, undated.
Box 23
Pediatric history and measles, undated.
Box 24
Dermatology and medical symbolism, undated.
Box 25
Doctor's quotes, undated.
Box 26
Various topics, undated.
Box 27
Various topics, undated.
Box 28
Various topics, especially the pediatric history of other nations, undated.
Box 29
Prehistory (manuscript), undated.
Box 30 Folder 1
Mesopotamia (manuscript), undated.
Box 30 Folder 2
Infintile Scurvey, 1932.
Box 30 Folder 3
Thomas Jerrerson University Hospital Doctors, undated.
Box 30 Folder 4
Tuberculosis (manuscript), undated.
Box 30 Folder 5
Whooping Cough (research notes), undated.
Box 30 Folder 6
Unidentified manuscript. Inserts/corrections or additions regarding doctors, undated.
Box 30 Folder 7
Doctors, circa 1938.
Box 30 Folder 8
"The Advance of Pediatrics in American Institutions." Annotated typescript and correspondence, 1976.
Box 30 Folder 9
Annotation on "Essay on Nursing and management of Children," by William Cadogan (1748), 1979.
Box 30 Folder 10
Bookreview of The Dermatology and Syphilology of the 19th Century, by John Thorne Crissy, 1981.
Box 30 Folder 11
Book Review of Panchon Dominguez Roldan- Mambi, Medica, Ministro, 1957-1958.
Box 30 Folder 12
Book Reviews, assorted. Annotated typescripts, 1960s, 1986.
Box 30 Folder 13
Catalogue of Exhibit of Medical Bookplates from the Collection of Dr. Radbill in Honor of the 75th Anniversary of the American Library Association, undated.
Box 30 Folder 14
"Centuries of Pediatrics in Philadelphia." Typescript, undated.
Box 30 Folder 15
"Child Hygiene in Latin America." Annotated typescript, notes, printed materials and correspondence, 1948-1956, undated.
Box 30 Folder 16
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1987.
Box 30 Folder 17
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The First Hundred Years: A History of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia." Typescript, undated.
Box 30 Folder 18
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The First Hundred Years: A History of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia." Typescript, undated.
Box 30 Folder 19
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The First Hundred Years: A History of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia." Annotated typescript and notes, undated.
Box 30 Folder 20
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The History of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia." Manuscript, undated.
Box 30 Folder 21
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "History of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia." Annotated typescript, pp. 1-60, undated.
Box 30 Folder 22
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The History of CHOP." Typescripts, clippings and correspondence, 1971-1986.
Box 30 Folder 23
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Photographs including image of physicians on roof of hospital, 1925, undated.
Box 30 Folder 24
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The Relationship of HEW to the Construction Program of the Children's Hospital and Child Guidance Center of Philadelphia", 1973.
Box 30 Folder 25
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Research and other information, 1951-1964.
Box 30 Folder 26
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Research, circa 1960s.
Box 30 Folder
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Research, circa 1960s.
Box 30 Folder 28
"Children's Hospitals." Typescript, 1976.
Box 30 Folder 29
"Children in a World of Violence: A History of Child Abuse." In "The Battered Child." Typescript and related correspondence, 1986.
Box 30 Folder 30
"A Colonial Boy with the Clap." Typescript and related correspondence and manuscript, 1980s.
Box 30 Folder 31
"Colonial Pediatrics." Typescript, 1976.
Box 30 Folder 32
Dunglison, Robley. Numerous typescripts, articles and notes, 1978, undated.
Box 30 Folder 33-34
"An Early Texas Medical Report." Manuscript and related correspondence, 1946, 1951, 1972.
Box 30 Folder 35
"An Early Texas Medical Report." Annotated typescript, undated.
Box 30 Folder 36
"English Pediatrics in the 17th Century." Typescript, undated.
Box 30 Folder 37
"First Treatise on Pediatrics." Article, tearsheets, typescripts and related correspondence, 1971.
Box 30 Folder 38
"The Folklore of Teething." Annotated typescript, 1964.
Box 31 Folder 1-2
"The Folklore of Teething." Partial typescript, research materials, printed materials, notes and correspondence, 1964.
Box 31 Folder 3
Gesell, Arnold Lucius in the Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Vol. 5. Manuscript, proofs, related correspondence, 1970.
Box 31 Folder 4
"The History of Dermatology." Outline, undated.
Box 31 Folder 5
"The History of Pediatrics." Typescript and associated notes and correspondence, 1970s.
Box 31 Folder 6
"The History of Pediatrics" and "Mesopotamian Pediatrics." Typescript, notes and correspondence, 1973.
Box 31 Folder 7
"The History of Pediatrics." Annotated typescript, notes, printed materials and correspondence, circa 1973, undated.
Box 31 Folder 8
"History of Pediatrics in India." Annotated typescript, 1960s-1970s.
Box 31 Folder 9
"History of Pediatrics in India." Annotated typescript, 1960s - 1970s.
Box 31 Folder 10
"History of Pediatrics in India." Typescript, notes and correspondence, circa 1976.
Box 31 Folder 11
"Hospital Libraries." Typescript, undated.
Box 31 Folder 12
Jefferson, Thomas. "Thomas Jefferson and the Doctors." Typescript and Manuscript, 1968, undated.
Box 31 Folder 13
Jefferson, Thomas. "Thomas Jefferson Plans a Medical School." Manuscript, undated.
Box 31 Folder 14
Jefferson, Thomas. "Thomas Jefferson Plans a Medical School." Typescript, correspondence, 1969.
Box 31 Folder 15
Jefferson, Thomas. "Thomas Jefferson and Medical Education." Typescript and correspondence, 1970.
Box 31 Folder 16
"Measles from Beginning to End: History of a Conquered Disease." Typescript, 1986, 1987.
Box 31 Folder 17
"Measles from Beginning to End: History of a Conquered Disease." Typescript, 1987.
Box 31 Folder 18
"Measles from Beginning to End: History of a Conquered Disease." Annotated typescript and related correspondence, 1977-1987.
Box 31 Folder 19
"Memoir of Howard Childs Carpenter." Typescript, 1969, undated.
Box 31 Folder 20
Memorial of William J Rashkind, 1986.
Box 31 Folder 21
"Mercurialis." Notes, correspondence and photographs, 1972.
Box 31 Folder 22
"Mercurialis." Manuscript, 1966-1986.
Box 31 Folder 23
"Mercurialis." Typescript, 1966-1986.
Box 31 Folder 24
"Mercurialis", circa 1966-1986.
Box 31 Folder 25
"Pediatric Dermatology, Parts I, II, and III." Annotated typescript, 1986.
Box 31 Folder 26
"Pediatric Dermatology: Chronologic Excursions into Literature." Annotated proof, typescript and related correspondence, 1986, 1987.
Box 31 Folder 27
"Pediatric Dermatology: Chronologic Excursions into the Literature." Annotated typescript, undated.
Box 31 Folder 28
"Pediatric Dermatology: Chronologic Excursions into the Literature", 1980s.
Box 31 Folder 29
"Pediatric Dermatology in Antiquity." Typescript and related correspondence, 1974-1975.
Box 31 Folder 30
"Pediatrics in the Bible." Manuscript, typescript and related correspondence, 1962-1965, undated.
Box 31 Folder 31
Pediatric research, including typescript of Radbill's "The Use of Children in Pediatric Research" and "Pediatric Research in the Early Days of Philadelphia General Hospital", 1946, 1970, 1980s.
Box 31 Folder 32
"Philadelphia Contributions to Pediatrics" and "Centuries of Pediatrics in Philadelphia." Typescripts, 1973, 1957, undated.
Box 31 Folder 33
"Philadelphia Medicine." Assorted notes and typescript, 1942, undated.
Box 31 Folder 34
Report of Baly Clinic Program, 1941.
Box 32 Folder 1
"Rumination on Scanning Shakespeare for Pediatric Lore." Annotated typescript, undated.
Box 32 Folder 2
"Saint Christopher's Hospital of Philadelphia." Typescript, 1973.
Box 32 Folder 3
"Teething in Medical Literature Through the Centuries." Annotated typescript, 1964.
Box 32 Folder 4
"Two Centuries of Pediatrics at the Philadelphia General Hospital", circa 1970.
Box 32 Folder 5
Unidentified typescript regarding the history of pediatrics, undated.
Box 32 Folder 6
Typescripts, 1960s.
Box 32 Folder 7
Typescripts, 1969-1970.
Box 32 Folder 8
Typescripts, 1936, 1957, 1976.
Box 32 Folder 9
Typescripts, 1976, 1980.
Box 32 Folder 10
Translation of The Story of Pediatrics by Dr. Johann (Janos) W. Bokay. Typescript, 1922.
Box 32 Folder 11
Translation of The Story of Pediatrics by Dr. Johann (Janos) V. Bokay. Typescript, 1922.
Box 32 Folder 12
Translation of The Story of Pediatrics by Dr. Johann (Janos) V. Bokay. Typescript, 1922.
Box 32 Folder 13
Translation of The Jewish Physicians of the Middle Ages: A Contribution to the Cultural History of the Middle Ages by Dr. I Munz. Transcript, 1922, 1934.
Box 32 Folder 14
Translation of Pediatrics in Greece and Rome by Sophokles Ghinopoulo. Annotated typescript, 1930.
Box 32 Folder 15
Translation of Pediatrics in Greece and Rome by Sophokles Ghinopoulo, 1930.
Box 32 Folder 16
Translation of Pediatrics in Greece and Rome by Sophokles Ghinopoulo, 1930.
Box 32 Folder 17
Translations of Contributions to Popular Midwifery in Finnland: The Earliest Care of the Newborn by E. Pelkohen. Manuscript and typescript, 1933.
Box 32 Folder 18
Translation of Contribution to Popular Midwifery Care in Finnland: The Earliest Care of the Newborn by E. Pelkonen. Typescript, 1933.
Box 32 Folder 19
Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 1-151. Typescript, 1960s.
Box 32 Folder 20
Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 152-256. Typescript, 1960s.
Box 32 Folder 21
Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 257-375. Typescript, 1960s.
Box 32 Folder 22
Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 375-498. Typescript, 1960s.
Box 32 Folder 23
Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 865-952. Typescript, 1960s.
Box 32 Folder 24
Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 1-145. Annotated typescript, 1965.
Box 33 Folder 1
Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 146-273. Annotated typescript, 1965.
Box 33 Folder 2
Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 273a-427. Annotated typescript, 1965.
Box 33 Folder 3
Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 428-583. Annotated typescript, 1965.
Box 33 Folder 4
Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 584-722. Annotated typescript, 1965.
Box 33 Folder 5
Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 723-851. Annotated typescript, 1965.
Box 33 Folder 6
Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 852-953. Annotated typescript, 1965.
Box 33 Folder 7
Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 499-595. Annotated typescript and related correspondence, marked "copy", 1965, 1983.
Box 33 Folder 8
Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 596-722. Annotated typescript, marked "copy", 1965.
Box 33 Folder 9
Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 723-864. Annotated typescript, marked "copy", 1965.
Box 33 Folder 10
Translation of Rhaze's On the Diseases of Children. Marked "original draft", undated.
Box 33 Folder 11
Translation of Rhaze's On the Diseases of Children. Typescript, undated.
Box 33 Folder 12
Translation of Rhaze's On the Diseases of Children. Typescript and correspondence, 1970, undated.
Box 33 Folder 13
Translation of Rhaze's On the Diseases of Children. Notes, correspondence and other related materials, 1922, 1971, 1982, undated.
Box 33 Folder 14
Translation of Rhaze's Practica Puerorum. Typescript, 1972.
Box 33 Folder 15
Translation of Rhaze's On the Diseases of Children. Related Correspondence, 1967.
Box 33 Folder 16
Translation of Rhaze, photocopies of text, and correspondence, circa 1969.
Box 51 Folder 7
Lecture. "History of Pediatrics", 1951-1964.
Box 33 Folder 17
Lecture. "History of Pediatrics", undated.
Box 33 Folder 18
Lecture. "Pediatrics and Dermatology", 1950-1965.
Box 33 Folder 19
Lecture. "The Early History of Dermatology", 1968, 1974.
Box 33 Folder 20
Lecture. "The Early History of Dermatology", 1967-1970.
Box 33 Folder 21
Lecture. "Iron Deficiency in Nutritional Anemia", undated.
Box 33 Folder 22
Lecture. Pancoast, Joesph. Typescript, manuscript, correspondence, 1984-1986.
Box 33 Folder 23
Lecture. "From House of Despair to Haven of Hope: Rise of the Hospital of the Delaware Valley", undated.
Box 33 Folder 24
Articles. Biblical Pediatrics (multiple articles), 1964, 1969.
Box 34 Folder 1
Articles. Bookplates (multiple articles), 1955-1983.
Box 34 Folder 2
Articles. Bookplates (multiple topics), 1949, 1952, undated.
Box 34 Folder 3
Articles. Folklore of teething, 1964.
Box 34 Folder 4
Articles. Memorials and obituaries, 1962, 1984, 1986.
Box 34 Folder 5
Articles. Mesopotamian pediatrics, 1973.
Box 34 Folder 6
Reprints. Multiple articles from Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 1941, 1960, 1965.
Box 34 Folder 7
Reprints. "The Iconography of Benjamin Rush" from Transactions and Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, vol. 16, no. 2, 1948, June.
Box 34 Folder 8
Reprints. "The Philadelphia Medical Society, 1789-1869" from Transactions and Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, vol 20, no. 3, 1953.
Box 34 Folder 9
Reprints. Multiple articles from Transactions and Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1957-1969, 1984.
Box 34 Folder 10
Reprints. "The Pediatrics of Benjamin Rush" from Transaction and Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, vol.40, no. 3, 1973, January.
Box 34 Folder 11
Reprints. Multiple articles by Samuel X Radbill, multiple publications, 1934-1979, undated.
Box 34 Folder 12
Reprints. Book reviews, 1961-1981.
Box 34 Folder 13
Reprints. Book reviews, 1970s, 1986.
Box 34 Folder 14
Reprints. Book reviews, undated.
Box 34 Folder 15
Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1920-1950.
Box 34 Folder 16
Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1935, 1945, 1967.
Box 34 Folder 17
Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1935, 1979.
Box 34 Folder 18
Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1945, 1949, 1957.
Box 34 Folder 19
Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1949, 1969.
Box 34 Folder 20
Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1954-1976.
Box 34 Folder 21
Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1957-1982.
Box 34 Folder 22
Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1964, 1986.
Box 34 Folder 23
Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1965, 1976, 1982.
Box 34 Folder 24
Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1968-1969.
Box 34 Folder 25
Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, regarding music, 1976.
Box 34 Folder 26
Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1976.
Box 34 Folder 27
American Association of the History of Medicine. Annual meeting, with contributions from Radbill, 1946, 1952-1955.
Box 34 Folder 28
American Journal of Diseases of Children, 1976, 1971.
Box 34 Folder 29
American Society of Bookplate Collectors, 1948.
Box 34 Folder 30
Bibliography of faculty publications, University of Pennsylvania, includes bibliography of Radbill's work, 1954.
Box 34 Folder 31
Clinical pediatrics, 1981.
Box 34 Folder 32
International Journal of Dermatology, 1975, 1976, 1978.
Box 34 Folder 33
Journal of the History of Medicine, 1978.
Box 34 Folder 34
National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions newsletter, 1976.
Box 34 Folder 35
Pennsylvania Hospital lecture advertisement, 1986.
Box 34 Folder 36
Philadelphia Medicine, 1970, 1973-1974.
Box 34 Folder 37
Philadelphia Medicine, includes articles by Radbill, 1973-1975, 1979.
Box 34 Folder 38
Philadelphia Pediatric Society, 1971.
Box 34 Folder 39
Perinatal Press, 1982.
Box 34 Folder 40
Journals, various, 1960, 1986.
Box 34 Folder 41
Journals, various, 1955, 1963, 1986.
Box 34 Folder 42
Barness, Lewis. "Philadelphia General Hospital Erythroblastosis Fetalis." Typescript, 1954.
Box 35 Folder 1
Fox, Claire Gilbride. "Cultural Attitudes and Practices Regarding Pregnancy in Early America." Typescript, notes and correspondence, 1974.
Box 35 Folder 2
Gordon, Eleanora C. "Child health in the Middle Ages as seen in the Miracles of Saint Thomas Becket and other English Saints." Typescript, notes, correspondence, 1985.
Box 35 Folder 3
Giest, Donald. "A Bibliography of the Life, Work and Family of John Asshurst, Jr. MD." Typescript, 1978.
Box 35 Folder 4
Halpern, Sidney Ann. "The Rise of Medical Specialities: A Social History of Pediatrics in America." Dissertation, 1983.
Box 35 Folder 5
Hartshorne, John Dennison, Typescript of excerpts from "Journal of a 16 year-old lad...", 1965.
Box 35 Folder 6
Packard, Francis. "History of Medicine in the United States." Typescript, undated.
Box 35 Folder 7
Ramsey, Mary Ann. "History of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia." by Mary Ann Ramsey, Typescript, 1954.
Box 35 Folder 8
Rosenthal, Roland. "Liber De Ingenuis Aldolescentium Moribus," chapter 6, 1496.
Box 35 Folder 9
Wilson, Elizabeth Anderios. "Hygienic Care and Management of the Child in the American Family Prior to 1860." Thesis, 1940.
Box 35 Folder 10
"Lectures of Drs Shryock and Temicin" given at the College of Physicians, typescripts, 1951.
Box 35 Folder 11
Unidentified author (Tom). "Historical Perspective: William Cadogan's An Essay Upon Nursing and the Management of Children", 1979.
Box 35 Folder 12
Unpublished works by other authors, 1971, 1982.
Box 35 Folder 13
Unpublished works by other authors, 1985, undated.
Box 35 Folder 14
Microfilm. Peachey, John, "Diseases of Infants and Children", 1971.
Box 35 Folder 15
Cassette, Dr. Rashkind Memorial Service, 1986.
Box 35 Folder 16

Scope and Contents note

Series five houses Radbill’s personal card catalog system. There are three catalogs: General books, arranged alphabetically by author; books about book plates, arranged alphabetically by author; and pediatric books, also arranged alphabetically by author. It is not certain to which collection of books the card catalog was created to give access to.

General books (alphabetical by author), undated.
Box 36-42
Books on bookplates (alphabetical by author), undated.
Box 43
Pediatric books (alphabetical by author), undated.
Box 44-46

Scope and Contents note

The final series in the collection houses a small amount of miscellaneous personal papers. Of note is some random correspondence about Radbill’s and others’ research and writing on medical history and some files related to Radbill’s affiliation with the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Please review the box and folder list for more details.

Biographical sketches, notes, correspondence and other papers about or by Radbill, 1957, 1964, 1973, 1974.
Box 47 Folder 1
Business Card, undated.
Box 47 Folder 2
Certificates, 1957.
Box 51 (oversized) Folder 8
Correspondence, tearsheets and reprints with and/or regarding Dr Thomas E. Cone, circa 1968-1987.
Box 47 Folder 3-6
Correspondence, circa 1929-1983.
Box 47 Folder 7-8
Correspondence. Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania, 1948.
Box 47 Folder 9
Correspondence. Milwaukee Art Institute, 1953.
Box 47 Folder 10
Correspondence, 1964-1982.
Box 47 Folder 11
Correspondence regarding a Mayor's Meeting, 1968.
Box 47 Folder 12
Correspondence. Perlman, Dr. H. Harris, 1983-1985.
Box 47 Folder 13
Correspondence regarding the proposed Center for the History of Children's Hospitals, 1987.
Box 47 Folder 14
Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, circa 1930-1960.
Box 47 Folder 15
Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, 1943, 1970s.
Box 47 Folder 16
Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, 1956-1965.
Box 47 Folder 17
Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, receipts, 1962-1986.
Box 47 Folder 18
Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, 1964-1967, 1982-1985.
Box 47 Folder 19
Correspondence. Beck, Ed, 1965-1966.
Box 47 Folder 20
Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, 1967, 1984-1987.
Box 47 Folder 21
Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, 1975, 1987.
Box 47 Folder 22
Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, 1981.
Box 47 Folder 23
Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, 1982.
Box 47 Folder 24
Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, 1980s.
Box 47 Folder 25
Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, undated.
Box 47 Folder 26
College of Physicians of Philadelphia ephemera, various, 1962-1984.
Box 47 Folder 27
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Francis Clark Wood Institute Advisory Committee, 1986-1987.
Box 47 Folder 28
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Fugitive Leaves from the Library, 1935-1961.
Box 47 Folder 29-31
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Reports of the library, 1986.
Box 47 Folder 32
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Library Committee, 1986-1988.
Box 47 Folder 33
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Development Plan for the Mutter Museum, 1979.
Box 47 Folder 34
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Notes, lists, etc., regarding Radbill's collection, undated.
Box 47 Folder 35
Photographs. Portrait of Samuel X Radbill and other unidentified snapshots, 1925, undated.
Box 47 Folder 36
Photographs. Images of nurses, 1958, undated.
Box 47 Folder 37
Photograph album. "Reception at which Presentation was made to I.M. Scott, Executive Director Tri-Institutional Facilities Program...", 1967.
Box 47 Folder 38
Photographs. Blake, John B., 1961, 1963.
Box 47 Folder 39
Scrapbook containing clippings, notes and photographs regarding hospitals and Dr. S., and other materials, 1895, 1932, undated.
Box 47 Folder 40

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