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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1596-2000, undated (bulk: 1785-1925)
Creator:
Albert, Daniel
Extent: 5 linear feet
The Dr. Daniel and Eleanor Albert collection of ophthalmology material (1596-2000, undated) presents the historical transformations of eye care and ocular medicine, with a particular emphasis on the field in the nineteenth century. While the majority of materials in this collection relate to ophthalmology, some pertain more broadly to medicine or to American history. In addition to the historical medical documents, this collection includes dozens of pairs of antique spectacles and over one hundred ophthalmoscopes.
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Dr. Daniel and Eleanor Albert collection of ophthalmology material
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Albert, Daniel
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1320
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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5 linear feet
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1596-2000, undated (bulk: 1785-1925)
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The Dr. Daniel and Eleanor Albert collection of ophthalmology material (1596-2000, undated) presents the historical transformations of eye care and ocular medicine, with a particular emphasis on the field in the nineteenth century. While the majority of materials in this collection relate to ophthalmology, some pertain more broadly to medicine or to American history. In addition to the historical medical documents, this collection includes dozens of pairs of antique spectacles and over one hundred ophthalmoscopes.
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Albert, Daniel
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Advertisements Correspondence Eyeglasses Medical equipment Ophthalmoscopes Photographs Publications (documents) Receipts (financial records) Stock certificates
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1736-2006, undated
Creator:
Helfand, William H.
Extent: 2 linear feet (6 boxes)
The William H. Helfand collection of medical quackery ephemera contains prints that address the public perception of physicians and the practice of medicine across three centuries (1736-2006, with undated materials). A large number of cartoons from nineteenth century French satirical newspapers reveal that medical practices and symbols were used to visually express political sentiments. In this collection, medicine also emerges as a theme in imagerie populaire, inexpensive block prints mass-produced during the same period. Other aspects and eras of medicine are represented in the collection’s portraits, advertisements, devotional images and artwork.
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William H. Helfand collection of medical quackery ephemera
creator
Helfand, William H.
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PUSp.Print Coll. 34
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2 linear feet (6 boxes)
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1736-2006, undated
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The William H. Helfand collection of medical quackery ephemera contains prints that address the public perception of physicians and the practice of medicine across three centuries (1736-2006, with undated materials). A large number of cartoons from nineteenth century French satirical newspapers reveal that medical practices and symbols were used to visually express political sentiments. In this collection, medicine also emerges as a theme in imagerie populaire, inexpensive block prints mass-produced during the same period. Other aspects and eras of medicine are represented in the collection’s portraits, advertisements, devotional images and artwork.
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Helfand, William H. Cham, 1819-1879 Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879 Grandville, J.J., 1803-1847 Travies de Villers, Charles Joseph, 1804-1859
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Caricatures Cartoons (humorous images) Posters Prints (visual works)