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Accessions are listed by number, this page lists materials acquired by the Archive in 281-300.

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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Sympathy and Science: Women Physicians in American Medicine: 1985
MANUSCRIPT, 1985    3 ln. ft.
Manuscript and proof sheets for this book written by Regina Morantz-Sanchez, a well-known historian of women in medicine, who used the Archives and Special Collections extensively in her research. The bound volume is cataloged as R692/N64/1985.
*Note: The proof sheets are stored off-site at Pierce Leahy in customer box number 5201854.


materials related to I.A.R. Wylie
PAPERS, [1910-66]     1.5 in.
I.A.R. Wylie wrote novels, some of which were transferred to the screen. In memory of her long time companion, Louise Pearce, M.D., former President of WMC, she bequeathed the materials in accession 116 (aka MS20 ) to WMC, along with the literary rights to her work. The materials in this accession were transferred to the Archives later by MCP’s legal counsel. This accession contains: biographical information; clippings of book reviews, advertisements, and a clipping regarding Wylie’s bequest; 12 photographs of the author.

materials related to Sina Stratton, M.D., (WMC 1895)
NON-TEXTUAL, 1895    
Framed Pennsylvania state medical license of Sina Stratton, M.D.


MCP Facilities and Planning Department
RECORDS, 1966-78      1.5 ln. ft.
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Files related to the space allocations and needs of various MCP departments, and long-range planning files.

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“Science and Gender: The Career of Alice Hamilton”
MANUSCRIPT, 1986     23 pages
This paper by Barbara Sicherman focuses on Alice Hamilton, M.D. who graduated from the medical department at the University of Michigan in 1893. The paper looks at Hamilton’s reform work in the Progressive era; not to be quoted without the author’s


"Response: Kate Hurd-Mead Lecture” [response to the paper noted above regarding Alice Hamilton]
MANUSCRIPT, 1986     7 pages
This response to the paper in accession 286 is by Dorothea R. Johnson, M.D., and is a follow-up, rather than a response to the paper that was offered at the 1986 Kate Hurd-Mead Lecture at the College of Physicians. Johnson discusses the current state of occupational medicine, which was pioneered by physicians like Dr. Hamilton.


materials related to Elizabeth McLaughry, M.D., WMC 1894
PAPERS, 1946-82]      36 pages of materials
There are two papers in this collection: “Dr. Elizabeth McLaughry - Her Philosophy of Psychotherapy” by Elizabeth Veach, M.D., 1953, and “Elizabeth McLaughry, M.D., 1865 - 1967: A Truly Liberated Woman” by her grand niece, Mary Beth McLaughry, 1982. There are also additional research materials related to Dr. McLaughry.


materials related to Ann Preston, M.D., FMC 1852
PAPERS, [1831 - 1880]     1.5 ln. ft.
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Preston was an early graduate of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania (later WMC) and later became the first woman dean of a medical school, her alma mater. Originals, copies and transcriptions of Preston’s correspondence, [1831-1880]; printed addresses and lectures, [1855-1870]; poems, 1842 and n.d.; Preston family Bible with Preston family register, 1838; booklet for a 1965 program honoring the work of Chester County physician William Darlington (1782-1863); two books owned by Preston, An Address on the Occasion of the Centennial Celebration of the Founding of Pennsylvania Hospital, by George Wood, M.D., 1851, and A System of Human Anatomy..., 1850. (This collection was noted in the original Guide under MCP-C4 (Deans).)

See also: accession #107 (aka MS7); accession #17 (aka MS98); and accession #2 (aka MS166).

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materials related to Martha Tracy, M.D., WMC 1904
PAPERS, [1893-1950]     2.5 ln. ft.
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Martha Tracy was a student, professor and influential dean at WMC. Reprints of publications by Tracy and other physicians, mostly concerning cancer [1894-1916]; addenda to an application for federal assistance to the WMC hospital via the Public Works Administration, c. 1941; correspondence regarding Tracy’s appointment as Acting Dean, and then Dean of WMC, 1917-1919; transcriptions of historical materials re: Thomas E. Longshore, 1893-94; materials regarding missionary work in relation to WMC, [1921-1930]; Founder’s Day program/scrapbook, 1935; WMC ephemera (invitations, class tickets, etc.), [1891-1927]; materials related to Dr. Mary Griscom including a medal, c. 1895; reports on WMC to the Graduate Council, Corporators and Alumnae Association, [1928-1935]; correspondence relating to the admission of WMC to the Association of American Medical Colleges, 1918-1919, 1928; correspondence regarding WMC standing and requirements, 1919-1921; transcriptions of materials related to the history of WMC; addresses by Tracy, [1921-1940]; WMC annual report, catalogs and announcements, [1926-1930]; “Statement of the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in Support of its Application for State Aid”, 1904; correspondence regarding state support for WMC, c. 1921; endorsements for WMC, 1913, 1915, 1926-27; materials re: WMC fundraising drive 1919-20; miscellaneous material regarding WMC, [1874-1940]; “Ye Medical Student’s Primer”, text and illustrations by Tracy, 1904; original sketch/cartoon by Tracy, 1901 (WMC-related); general correspondence, 1899, 1918-23, 1925-34, 1938-41; material related to the closing of the New York Infirmary for Women and Children, 1928; notes on preventive medicine (1930) and ethics (1923); addresses and papers by other physicians on women in medicine, 1923, 1934, 1940, 1950 and n.d.; articles on women in medicine by Tracy, [1926-1936]; material regarding Anna Howard Shaw; material re: the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 1921; general materials regarding women in medicine, 1939 and n.d.; medical journals and other printed materials, 1913, 1921, 1928; “Survey of Hospitals in Metropolitan Philadelphia”, 1946; reprints of material by Hans Von Baeyer, in German, 1914-15, 1917-18, 1926, 1928, 1930-32 ; material regarding Marie Curie, the WMC Curie Fund, and her visit to WMC, 1921 and 1929; material re: discrimination against women in medicine, 1920-22; clippings re: WMC move to East Falls and status of women physicians [1921-31]; memorial material, 1942-43, 1948; bibliography; five family photographs sent by Honoria Acosta-Sison, WMC 1909 to Tracy; Tracy’s cigarette holder and case. (This collection was noted in the original Guide under MCP-C4 (Deans).)

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materials related to Rachel Bodley
PAPERS, [1868-91]      1 ln. ft.
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Bodley was a professor and Dean of the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. The collection includes: volume of bound pamphlets and reprints re: women in medicine, including Bodley’s 1881 valedictory address, “The College Story”, [1868-81]; bound volume of The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 1870; correspondence re: Anandibai Joshee, WMC 1886, 1882-83; general correspondence with alumnae, 1884-87, n.d.; bills and receipts for pharmaceutical needs, 1885-87; certificate of permission to teach one student at the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, [1858-1878]; general correspondence, 1875, 1879, 1880-91; will of Annie Ashton Howell, 1886; single course announcement re: exercise, 1887; dean’s book fragment, 1874-76; dean’s book, 1885-88; faculty materials, 1876-1888; materials re: the WMC library; memorial materials, 1888; correspondence re: missionaries; “Report on the House of Refugees, Boys Department and Girls Department...”, 1885; matriculation fees report, 1886/87; student materials; 1876-78, 1887-88, 1890; Woman’s Hospital and Dispensary business card, n.d.; correspondence re: Emeline Horton Cleveland. 1878-79; WMC reports on registered students, 1886-88; alumnae questionnaire, 1881. (This collection was noted in the original Guide under MCP-C4 (Deans).)


materials related to Clara Marshall, M.D., WMC 1875
PAPERS[1879-1930]      1.5 ln. ft
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Clara Marshall was Professor of Materia Medica, and Dean of WMC. General correspondence, [1879-1927]; correspondence re: Marshall’s appointment as Dean of WMC, 1888; correspondence re: students, 1888-93, 1898, 1909, 1912; materials re: Rachel Bodley, 1888; correspondence re: the Woman’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 1896, 1903-04; application for membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges, 1904; reports of registered students, 1888-96, 1900; bibliographies of some alumnae, 1900; correspondence index, 1893-96; correspondence re: rating by Council on Medical Education, 1913-14, 1916; correspondence re: merger with the University of Pennsylvania, 1916; materials re: cap and gown controversy, 1890-93; Articles of Association of the Indiana College of Medicine and Midwifery, 1883, 1892; copies of correspondence re: interns at Philadelphia General Hospital, 1914-15; ephemera, 1887-88, 1890, 1929, n.d.; Alumnae Medical Society meeting announcements, 1897-98; Philadelphia County Medical Society meeting announcement, n.d.; commencement programs, 1903, 1918, 1930; course schedules and faculty lists, [1882-1905]; “Memoranda of College & Hospital the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania”, 1884; WMC 75th anniversary program, 1925; Alumnae Association annual meeting programs, 1914, 1919; commencement programs for the WMC Training School for Nurses, 1915-17; reprints by Marshall and others, and other miscellaneous printed materials, [1874- 1914]; Dean’s book re: WMCP Hospital, 1905-09; faculty reports on students, 1889-91; reports of results of examinations of candidates for graduation, 1896; materials re: Louise Wright incident (suspension of student), 1891. (This collection was noted in the original Guide under MCP-C4 (Deans).)

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WMC/MCP: Comptroller - George Hay
PAPERS [1923 - 1965]    5 ln. ft.
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Correspondence, [1923-1965], to and from George A. Hay, Comptroller, concerning College fundraising and financial matters, physical planning, and public relations; groups of correspondence, financial materials, and publicity about annual fundraising activities of the Massachusetts Committee of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, [1947-1962], and the WMC Centennial, 1949-1950; and correspondence and materials, [1913-(1947-1965)], relating to merging with the Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia. Notebook, ca. 1942, containing extracts from wills and other documents relating to the establishment of funds, scholarships, and bequests to WMC. Treasurer's reports, [1923-1963]. Collection includes the obstetrical casebook (1853 - 1896) of Margaret Phillips Richardson, M.D. who practiced in Juniata County, Pennsylvania until mid-1857.


materials related to Dorothy Boulding Ferebee, M.D.
PAPERS, c. 1940    .25 ln. ft.
Ferebee was an African-American graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine (1924), and an early president of the National Council of Negro Women. The collection comprises photographs and reprints.


materials related to Nicole Cohen-Addad, M.D. and the New Jersey Medical Women’s Association
PAPERS, [1982-1990]    7.5 inches
The New Jersey Medical Women’s Association (NJMWA) is Branch 4 of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). Dr. Cohen-Addad was President of the Association in 1989-90. The collection includes: Referral Directories, 1986, 1990; general correspondence, 1982-90; meeting minutes, 1983-85, 1989; program materials, 1989-90; financial records, 1984-86, 1988-89; materials re: AMWA’s position on abortion, 1989; materials re: medical waste, 1989; AMWA newsletters, 1983-84, 1986, 1989; list of executive committee and active members, 1986-88; membership roster, 1989; Student American Medical Women’s Association (SAMWA) materials, 1983-90; general correspondence re: Cohen-Addad’s work in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of of New Jersey, 1982-88; student papers in pediatrics, 1984-86, 1988; correspondence re: Cohen-Addad’s employment at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 1980; material re: the American Academy of Pediatrics, 1981-83; material re: the Amercian College of Nutrition, 1982, 1986; continuing medical education (CME) materials, 1982-85; NJMWA newsletter, 1982, 1984-86; AMWA Archives Committee materials, 1984-85; AMWA leadership directory and branch president directories, 1985-86; AMWA by-laws, 1983-85; materials re: Rita Newman, President-elect of AMWA, 1983-85; AMWA’s strategic plan, 1985.

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“The First Woman Doctor: Elizabeth Blackwell”
MANUSCRIPT, 1987    3 pages
This report by Megan O’Neill was a school project.


“Frances Emily White: Physiologist, Medical Educator, Philosopher and Advocate of Women’s Rights”
MANUSCRIPT, c. 1986    27 pages
This manuscript by Edward Morman was written to accompany a slide show presentation shortly after the author’s term as an MCP Humanities Fellow. The material explores White, her relationship with the students and Dean Rachel Bodley of WMC during her tenure as Professor of Physiology, her abilities as a medical educator, and her position on the “woman question.”


glass lantern slides made by Milo David Levitt, M.D.
PAPERS, c. 1950    5 ln. ft.
These endocrinology slides were made when Levitt was a WMC faculty member in the Physiology Department, 1949-59. There are 177 slides, a guide for 80 of them; approximately 50 index cards describing the slides; and approximately 30 case histories that correspond to the slides. These materials are housed in a large black case.


materials related to Doris Bartuska, M.D.
PAPERS, [1941-93]    4 ln. ft.
Bartuska, WMC 1954, was a professor of internal medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at WMC/MCP. The accession includes: materials re: Bartuska’s numerous awards; work on the Strittmatter Award Committee, 1986-88; women in medicine, [1967-1993]; general correspondence, 1982-93; adapted song lyrics by the MCP classes of 1973 and 1975; 15 appointment books including miscellaneous correspondence and ephemera, 1974-89; photographs, [1964-89]; personal materials including correspondence and clippings, [1970-93]; materials related to the Philadelphia County Medical Society and her presidency of that organization, c. 1990; materials related to the American Medical Women’s Association and her presidency of that organization, 1987-88; The New Hampshire Journal of Medicine, 1855; memorial materials re: Marion Marion Fay, 1990; fundraising materials re: the Katherine Boucot Sturgis Chair in Community and Preventive Medicine, 1986-89 and the Sturgis Lectureship Endowment, 1979; materials related to Dr. Joachim Gerlach, c. 1965; bound volume of the Philadelphia County Medical Society’s publication Philadelphia Medicine, 1989-90; certificates, [1941-50]; book, 1973; 22 spiral bound medical school (WMC) notebooks and additional folders and loose materials, c. 1953; 1951 register of WMC alumnae; pocket calendars, 1989-91; Endocrine Society papers, 1974; materials related to the Pfahler Foundation, 1990-91; first-year course materials in endocrinology, 1973; various reprints, clippings, publications, and ephemera.

See also: Oral History page.

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