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Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing [Contact Us]
Date added: 2015-08-24
1923-1962
Extent: 0.16 linear feet (1 half size document box, 3 posters, 9 folios of sheet music)
This collection contains donations made by William Helfand, a noted collector of medical ephemera. Materials include printed pamphlets, sheet music, and posters.
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William H. Helfand collection
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PU-N.MC 220
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University of Pennsylvania Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
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0.16 linear feet (1 half size document box, 3 posters, 9 folios of sheet music)
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1923-1962
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This collection contains donations made by William Helfand, a noted collector of medical ephemera. Materials include printed pamphlets, sheet music, and posters.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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Helfand, William H.
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Posters Printed ephemera Sheet music
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2017-07-03
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
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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)