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Accessions are listed by number, this page lists materials acquired by the Archive in 241-260.

1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-80 | 81-100 | 101-120 | 121-140 | 141-160 | 161-180 | 181-200 | 201-220 | 221-240 | 241-260 | 261-280 | 281-300 | 301-320 | 321-340 | 341-360 | 361-380 | 381-400 | 401-420 | 1946 - 1991 | 1992 | 1993 - 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 |  

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materials related to AGNES GOWDY, M.D., WMC 1935: [1927-43] , PAPERS, [1927-1941], 1960.   Total collection size, including MS45: 2 record cartons of books, publications and 3-dimensional objects; 1 ln.ft.
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Collection includes: books and other publications; medical instruments; undergraduate chemistry notebook, 1927; class notes for Dr. John Stewart Rodman’s class in surgery, 1933/34 and 1934/35, as well as that of Dr. Herbert H. Fritz, and Dr. Alan Parker; class notes for Dr. Joseph V. Klauder’s class in dermatology, Dr. Lida Stewart Cogill’s class in obstetrics (1935), and pathology and pediatric medicine notes; notes from therapeutic clinic and neurology, 1934; cardiology, gynecology and histology notes; student anatomy drawings; experimental pharmacology experiments and results; papers: “Intracranial Birth Injuries” and “The Symptoms and Signs Associated with Hyperplasia of the Endometrium”; state board exam, 1938; “Routine for Residents and Internes” at Woman’s Hospital, West Philadelphia, c. 1938; prescription notebook from Dr. Gowdy’s days at Woman’s Hospital, West Philadelphia, 1938-39; household expense log, 1941-43, and patients’ bills, 1941; outpractice notebook, 1942; WMC and Woman’s Hospital of Philadelphia publications; miscellaneous correspondence and clippings. Scrapbook compiled by Gowdey on her 25th reunion at WMC in 1960 (originally noted as MS45).


LANGFORD, Jessie C., M.D., PAPERS, [1889 - 1918]   1.5 ln. ft.
Correspondence, certificates, and diplomas; ground plan for grave site of Kerr family.

Additional materials: photographs

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HEWITT, Dorothy, M.D., PAPERS, [1917 - 1953]   1 ln. ft.
Certificates and diplomas belonging to Hewitt.


(also ACC19

BRODIE, Jessie Laird, M.D., PAPERS, [1923 - 1990]   8.3 ln. ft.
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Jessie Laird Brodie, M.D., also known as "Dr. Jessie," was an internationally recognized physician and early pioneer of birth control legislation and family planning, active from the 1930s until the early 1970s. The Jessie Laird Brodie, M.D. papers document Brodie's professional life and work, focusing on Brodie's work for various causes and organizations in family planning and contraception, such as legislation for contraception in Oregon and the Planned Parenthood Association, the Pan American Medical Women's Alliance (PAMWA), the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA), and her work with the Pathfinder Fund in Latin America. The collection, which dates from 1923 to 1990, is divided into five series: "Geographical Files;" "Subject Files;" "Chronological Files;" "Pan American Medical Women's Alliance" (PAMWA); and "Visual Materials." (This description includes all material from Accessions 244, 1992.4, and 1992.11.)


POETRY,   3 in.
Poetry by women physicians collected by Bertha Van Hoosen, M.D.. [1923-1931]. Poetry by women physicians, [1984-Present], includes biographical information on contributing physicians.

Note: Part of AMWA Collection

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WIJNEN, Sr. Elise, M.D. M., PAPERS, [1942 - 1949]   3 in.
Reprints of articles by Wijnen in which she describes the life of a missionary sister and life as a doctor working at the Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi and Patn, Pakistan, India.


KAISER, Robert, MANUSCRIPT, 1983   1 ln. ft.
Notes, drafts, and final typed manuscript and related materials for article entitled "A Philadelphia Medical Student of the 1890's: The Diary of Mary Theodora McGavran" by Kaiser. Article appeared in Pennsylvania Magazine for Biography and History., Vol. cviii, number 2, April, 1984, pp. 217-236.


MILLER, Ruth E., Ph.D., PAPERS, [1942-1965]   1.5 in.
Miller was the Chair of the Microbiology Department, retiring in 1968. Colleciton includes nesclippings, reprints, memorial service book for Martha Tracy, 1942; various WMC pulibcations. Also included are a biographical sketch and photograph of Linda B. Lange, M.D., WMC Professor of Bacteriology and Immunology, 1937-1939.

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MCDERMID, Robert W., MANUSCRIPT, 1985   1 ms. (53 pp.)
Photocopy of typed manuscript entitled "Sarah Campbell Allan, M.D. South Caroline's Pioneer Woman Physician: A Biographical Sketch" by McDermid. Copy of transcript of Allan's diary (1900) in accession file.

Additional materials: photographs.
See also: Accession 259 for additional material on Allan.


LIOY, Kathy, MANUSCRIPT, 1985   1 ms. (11 pp.)
Photocopy of typed manuscript entitled "The Lives of Women: In the Medical Field" by Lioy. Written for a History of Western Civilization course.


video tapes regarding ASBESTOS LITIGATION, NON-TEXTUAL, 1985   5 video tapes
5 video tapes of Katharine Sturgis, key witness regarding Johns-Mansville asbestos litigation.

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ABRAM, Ruth J. , PAPERS, [1982 - 1985]   7.6 ln. ft.
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Correspondence and notes relating to information for the exhibit "Send Us A Lady Physician : Women Doctors in America, 1835-1920," which was developed by Abram, president of Paraphrase, Inc. The traveling exhibit focuses on the individual, community, and institutional efforts that allowed women to enter the American medical profession in the 19th century.

Additional materials: photographs, reprints.


MORANI, Alma Dea, M.D., NON-TEXTUAL, 1985   1 audio cassette
Grand rounds lecture of Medical Humanities Program - lecture by ADM, "Fine Arts: Necessary for life."


METZER, Emma Pauline Weeks, Items, 1888-1924   24 ln. ft.
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REED, Theresa Greene, MANUSCRIPT, 1985   1 ms. (3 pp.)
Photocopy of typed manuscript entitled "Mound City Women Physicians: 1963-1972" by Reed. Discusses an association made up of eleven Black women who completed their medical training and practiced medicine in the St. Louis, Missouri area.

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ROOT, Mary Pauline, M.D., PAPERS, [1919 - 1944]   2.5 ln. ft.
Correspondence relating to Root's work in Madura, South India, and in the American West; extracts from memoirs; notes by Root.

Additional materials: photographs.


PATCHETT, Emma Mary, M.D., PAPERS, [1898 - 1902]   1 ln. ft plus 7 books
Emma May Patchett, M.D., attended WMC 1900-02, but did not graduate: [1898-05]. Materials include exam questions and class notes taken by Patchett (originally noted as MS116); a photograph of the WMC graduating class of 1904; a newspaper clipping “Fair Young M.D.’s Get Their Degrees” that includes an article on the WMC graduating class of 1905 and a photograph of the class; three commencement booklets: 1902, 1904, 1905; and the WMC annual announcement for 1905. Seven textbooks were donated, three of which are uncataloged (see Uncataloged Books List in Archive); there are also certificates and diplomas.

Additional materials: photographs.

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MCDERMID, Robert W., MANUSCRIPT, 1985   1 ms. (53 pp.)
Photocopy of typed manuscript entitled "Sarah Campbell Allan, M.D. South Caroline's Pioneer Woman Physician: A Biographical Sketch" by McDermid.


FOX, Daniel M., Ph.D., MANUSCRIPT, 1985   24 ln. ft.
Photocopy of typed manuscript entitled "Medical Work in Philadelphia, 1875-1950: A History in Photographs" by Fox. Presented at a Symposium entitled "Philadelphia: 300 years of Art and Medicine" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on 26 October 1985.

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