Dr. Josephus T. Ullom collection
Held at: Chestnut Hill Historical Society [Contact Us]8708 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19118
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. 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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Dr. Josephus Tuck Ullom was a general practitioner in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, who lived in the area from 1901 till his death in 1965. He served as Chief of Staff of Chestnut Hill Hospital as well as achieving prominence in various other medical endeavors and organizations. He had special expertise in tuberculosis and was active at the Phipps Institute. He was one of the founding doctors of Chestnut Hill Hospital.
He married Selina ("Lina) Hughes in 1908. The couple lived at 160 Carpenter Lane.
This collection includes a scrapbook, clippings, photos, daily calendars and manuscripts by and about Dr. Josephus Tuck Ullom. Contents include:
Typewritten manuscript by Dr. Ullom entitled "A knock on the head" relating the sequence of events after a fall and what seemed to be an innocuous bump, but was actually quite severe. Dr. Ullom described an incident during the severe winter of 1933-34 when he fell on his way to perform a home delivery. Later severe symptoms developed indicating brain damage, A diagnosis was luckily made and surgery done just in time. He contrasts treatments available then and in more modern times.
Typewritten manuscript by Dr. Ullom entitled "Indications for contraception from the point of view of the general practitioner". January 2, 1936
Obituary notice of Dr. Josephus T. Ullom from the Chestnut Hill Local. Thursday June 26, 1980
A collection of letters praising Dr. Ullom received in response to a solicitation for a fund for Chestnut Hill Hospital honoring Dr. Ullom. 1948-50
Four small daily appointment calendar books. 1913, 1939, 1939, 1939 Small memo books with patients' names and payments.
Newspaper clipping from The Herald dated January 6, 1949 headlined "Woman confined to wheelchair raises money for Ullom fund" Jan. 6, 1949
Newspaper clipping from The Germantown Courier dated July 19, 1962 headlined "Veteran Doctor's career spans medicine's fabulous progress". July 19, 1962
Gift of Julia Haines, 2002.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR), using data provided by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was done in the HCI-PSAR project.
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- Finding aid prepared by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society.
- This preliminary finding aid was created by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) using data provided by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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