D. Stratton Woodruff Papers
Held at: Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia [Contact Us]19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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D. Stratton Woodruff M.D. (1924-2006) specialized in family medicine in the Bryn Mawr area of Pennsylvania. In 1975, he co-founded the Bryn Mawr Family Practice Residency program with Dr. Ian Ballard. As of now (2019), the program continues to train doctors in family medicine practice.
As a child, Dr. Woodruff contracted scarlet fever and was quarantined for three weeks in his home. This experience, cemented by his memory of the quarantine sign posted on his front door, inspired him to later serve on the Board of Health for Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County, PA.
The D. Stratton Woodruff Papers span from the 1930s to 1986. The small collection includes four quarantine signs circa 1930s and a copy of the script of a speech Dr. Woodruff delivered at his Lower Merion Township Board of Health retirement dinner in 1986. The Woodruff Papers are an ideal collection for researchers interested in the evolving policies of the Philadelphia area's Board of Health circa 1930s to 1980s.
- Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
- Finding Aid Author
- Bonnie Small
- Finding Aid Date
- 30 May 2019