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Samuel X Radbill papers

MSS.2/0037-05

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the College of Physicians Historical Medical Library. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
College of Physicians Historical Medical Library
Creator:
Radbill, Samuel X, 1901-1987
Title:
Samuel X Radbill papers
Date [bulk]:
1800-1987
Date [inclusive]:
1635-1987
Call Number:
MSS.2/0037-05
Extent:
47.8 Linear feet (52 containers, 64 volumes)
Language:
English
Language of Materials note:
In addition to English, this collection includes material in French, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Latin.
Abstract:
Samuel X Radbill (1901-1987) began his medical career as a general practitioner in 1926 and became a pediatrician in 1938, when he was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Radbill was perhaps better known as a medical historian, and collector of bookplates and old and rare medical texts than as a pediatrician. He believed that the study of medicine’s past was useful to its practice, and he encouraged many of his professional colleagues to examine the history of their specialties. The Samuel X Radbill papers evidences Radbill’s deep and unrelenting interest in the history of medicine, particularly the history of pediatrics and dermatology, folklore, ancient medicine, medical art and medical bookplates. Of note, in the collection are three of Radbill’s personal collections related to the history of medicine: collections of pamphlets, brochures and articles; medical art and other pictorial works; and medical journals and texts--all dating from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. In addition, there are research notes, manuscripts and typescripts for articles and books written by Radbill, as well as a small group of miscellaneous personal papers, most of which relate directly to his research and writing. The collection dates from 1635 to 1987 (bulk: circa 1800 to 1985). Researchers should note, there are several languages represented in this collection, most notably English, Latin, French, German, Hebrew and Japanese.
Cite as:
[Description and date of item], MSS 2/0037-05, Samuel X Radbill papers, 1635-1987, College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library.
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Biography/History

(This biographical note was taken directly from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia's finding aid for Acc. 1989-105-01)

Samuel X Radbill was born in Philadelphia in 1901. He spent his childhood in Eastwick, and graduated from South Philadelphia High School. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1924. He interned at the Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster in 1924 and in 1925, became resident at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He married Frances Hoffman, a South Philadelphia schoolteacher, on December 27, 1925, and opened practice in their first home in January 1926. By 1930, Frances had given up teaching to work as his nurse, which she did until his retirement in June 1982.

Radbill began his medical career as a general practitioner. While the bulk of his practice was with children from the beginning, he did not officially become a pediatrician until 1938, when he was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He became a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and joined the pediatrics staff at Philadelphia General Hospital as well.

During the early 1930s Radbill helped found and run three free local pediatric clinics in Philadelphia (located at Patterson School, Wolfe School, and the McKean-Carey School) in addition to his regular practice. He maintained evening office hours at least three days a week until his retirement.

In World War II he served as an examiner for the local draft board until enlisting for active duty in 1942. When he was called up in January 1943 as a Captain, his assignments included service as Chief of the Communicable Disease Section at Ashburn General Hospital in McKinney, Texas. He also served as Chief of Medical Service and Venereal Disease Control Officer at Fort Crockett, Galveston, Texas. He also conducted a civilian pediatric clinic at the fort.

Radbill’s professional activities were extensive, including membership in both major medical associations and several historical associations, and service on numerous committees related to these groups. In medicine, his memberships included the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia county Medical Society, serving at different times on the Board of Directors, as vice-President, and as Chairman of the Library committee. He helped organize PCMS’s Education and Scientific Trust, and served on the Executive Committee of that Trust, which coordinated the Greater Philadelphia Health Fair in1964 and 1965. Radbill also acted as a Philadelphia county Medical Society delegate to the Pennsylvania Medical Society for a number of years in the late 1960s and served as Chairman of the Philadelphia county Medical Society’s Bicentennial Committee in 1975.

Radbill was perhaps better known as a medical historian and collector of bookplates and old and rare medical texts than as a pediatrician. He described his fascination with books as beginning while he was in college and credits the old medical texts he began to collect with prompting him to take up the study of the history of medicine. He believed that the study of medicine’s past was useful to its practice in the present and encouraged many of his professional colleagues to examine the history of their specialties. Sometimes, he was able to combine these concerns, helping to organize the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Pediatric History Club, organizing several exhibits on the history of medicine and of pediatrics at meetings of the American Medical Association and the American Association for the History of Medicine, and participating enthusiastically in all activities of the Section on Medical History of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Radbill acted as an expert on medical history and the history of pediatrics, particularly in the context of institutional care, at both medical meetings and at meetings of associations such as AAHM. He lectured on medical history and on pediatrics both past and present at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and at Philadelphia General Hospital and published numerous articles on medical history in both medical journals and historical publications. Topics included the history of child abuse, teething, measles, institutional care of children in Philadelphia from the eighteenth century onwards, the practice of pediatrics in ancient Mesopotamia and medieval Europe and the lives of medical luminaries such as Benjamin Rush and Robley Dunglison. Radbill had contacts with many of the most prominent historians of medicine as well as with other doctors interested in medical history.

Radbill’s collecting interests did not confine themselves to the United States. He collected bookplates and traded in stamps, documents, coins and medical texts with scholars and collectors from throughout Europe as well as Japan and China. His main collecting interests were bookplates and medical texts, and he formed close friendships with a number of other collectors on other continents, supplemented with several trips to Europe. He and other American collectors aided those in Europe with mailings of food, coffee, and luxuries such as stockings in the postwar period as well as swapping collectibles. Radbill concerned himself with the needy in Philadelphia as well, combining a fondness for his old neighborhood of Eastwick with a concern for the development of health care for the city’s needy in his chairmanship of the Philadelphia District, West Area Health and Welfare Council Subcommittee on health Services for Eastwick in 1958 to 1959, as part of the Eastwick redevelopment project. He also involved himself deeply in the affairs of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, to which he was elected a fellow in 1943. In addition to his participation in the College’s Section on Medical History, for which he served at different times as both clerk and chairman, he was a member of the Council and the Bicentennial committee and was a longtime member of the Library Committee. He was concerned with shaping the direction of the development of the library as well as with specific administrative matters. Radbill’s contributions to both his vocation and his avocation were recalled by other physicians, Fellows of the College, and by other medical historians at a memorial gathering at the College shortly after his death in November 1987.

Scope and Contents

The Samuel X Radbill papers evidence Radbill’s deep and unrelenting interest in the history of medicine, particularly the history of pediatrics and dermatology, folklore, ancient medicine, medical art and medical bookplates. Of note, are three of Radbill’s personal collections related to the history of medicine: collections of pamphlets, brochures and articles; medical art and other pictorial works; and medical journals and texts--all dating from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. In addition, there are research notes, manuscripts and typescripts for articles and books written by Radbill, as well as a small group of miscellaneous personal papers, most of which relate directly to his research and writing.

The collection dates from 1635 to 1987 (bulk: circa 1800 to 1985) and is divided into six series. The first three series house materials collected by Radbill that are related to the history of medicine: “Pamphlets, brochures and articles,” “Medical art and other pictorial materials” and ”Medical Texts and Journals.” Researchers should note, there are several languages represented in the first three series, most notably English, Latin, French, German, Hebrew and Japanese. Following, are three series that more directly evidence Radbill’s personal efforts to conduct research on the history of medicine as well as to organize his collections: “Research and writing,” “Personal card catalog” and “Personal papers.”

The materials housed in this collection dovetail with other Samuel X Radbill paper and book collections held at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Please refer to individual series descriptions for more information on the content of this collection.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

College of Physicians Historical Medical Library,  2010 September 27

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Courtney Smerz

Sponsor

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Processing Information note

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.

This collection was minimally processed in 2009-2011, as part of an experimental project conducted under the auspices of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries to help eliminate processing backlog in Philadelphia repositories. A minimally processed collection is one processed at a less intensive rate than traditionally thought necessary to make a collection ready for use by researchers. When citing sources from this collection, researchers are advised to defer to folder titles provided in the finding aid rather than those provided on the physical folder.

Employing processing strategies outlined in Mark Greene's and Dennis Meissner's 2005 article, More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Processing Approaches to Deal With Late 20th-Century Collections, the project team tested the limits of minimal processing on collections of all types and ages, in 23 Philadelphia area repositories. A primary goal of the project, the team processed at an average rate of 2-3 hours per linear foot of records, a fraction of the time ordinarily reserved for the arrangement and description of collections. Among other time saving strategies, the project team did not extensively review the content of the collections, replace acidic folders or complete any preservation work.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Samuel X Radbill papers (MSS 2/0037-01)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
  • College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
  • Philadelphia General Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Broadsides
  • Cartoons (humorous images)
  • Catalogs
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Minutes
  • Photographs
  • Portraits
  • Postcards
  • Prints (Visual works)
  • Reprints
  • Research notes
Personal Name(s)
  • Radbill, Samuel X, 1901-1987
Subject(s)
  • Medicine--History
  • Medicine--Study and teaching
  • Pediatrics

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Pamphlets, brochures and articles, 1635-1987.

Scope and Contents note

Radbill’s large and varied collection of “Pamphlets, brochures and articles,” which comprise series one, suggests that he had a greater interest in learning about the medical practices of the past than in collecting antiquities for their own sake, though the series does date from as far back as 1635 to 1987. The series is organized very loosely by subject, which reflects Radbill’s original filing system. Despite its subject based arrangement, because materials lack any comprehensive order within subject groups, the series takes on a rather miscellaneous nature. In fact, dates and types of printed material range significantly within subject groups and even within particular folders. For example, Radbill commonly intermingled eighteenth or nineteenth century printed materials on the then contemporary medical practices on a given topic with twentieth century articles written on the history of that topic. As such, researchers interested in particular subjects are advised to review the whole subseries and/or subject group. Please note that materials are in several languages including English, Latin, German, French and others.

The series is divided into four basic subseries: “Pediatrics,” “Hospitals,” “Assorted subjects,” and “Uncatagorized.” Researchers should note, that due to processing time constraints, subseries are not definitive; some topics, particularly those related to pediatric history, can be found throughout the entire series.

The first subseries, “Pediatrics,” is the largest subseries, reflecting Radbill’s lifelong interest in pediatric medicine. The pamphlets, brochures and articles date from 1701 to 1986, and cover dozens of topics related to pediatrics and child rearing. There are pamphlets regarding midwifery; vaccinations; common childhood diseases, like rickets and measles; and infant feeding and wet nursing. Unfortunately, the materials have no real comprehensive arrangement - the content of folders across the subseries overlap in terms of date and specific subject matter. However, folders are arranged chronologically based on the earliest pamphlet identified in each folder. Researchers are encouraged to review the entire subseries and should also cross reference the “Assorted subjects” and “Uncategorized” subseries for more pediatric pamphlets.

The next subseries, “Hospitals,” houses an assortment of annual reports, brochures and promotional materials, and hospital histories on children’s and other hospitals in the United States and abroad. The series is arranged in loose alphabetical order according to type of hospital, name of the hospital and/or its geographic location. The series dates from 1696 to 1987.

The third subseries, “Assorted subjects,” dating from 1698 to 1987, houses pamphlets, brochures and articles on a wide-assortment of medical topics that are arranged alphabetically by subject. Researchers will find files on bookplates, curiosities, dermatology, folklore, India, infant feeding and other pediatric subjects, doctor Abraham Jacobi and other physicians, Jewish physicians and customs (including medical references in the bible), measles, medical art, milk and milk production, rickets and vaccinations, just to name some of the subjects with more robust representation. Additionally, there are files containing letters of famous doctors and other people, which were collected as autographs, and files containing biographies on multiple physicians. Please review the box and folder list for additional subjects. Other pamphlets related to many of these topics can be found in the “Pediatrics” and “Uncatagorized” subseries.

Finally, the subseries, “Uncatagorized,” contains pamphlets, brochures and articles on a variety of currently unidentified topics from 1635 to 1986. The materials housed here likely relate to topics covered elsewhere in the series and should be cross referenced in any search.

Arrangement note

A note about the series’ original order: Radbill maintained the pamphlets in numbered boxes, often with handwritten inventories of the box’s contents filed inside. These box numbers and inventories presumably correlate to a currently unidentified catalog of the materials. In addition, some pamphlets were already grouped/identified by subject, such as “pediatrics,” “dermatology,” “folklore,” “hospitals,” etc. During processing, especially because item level processing was not possible, care was taken to NOT divorce the pamphlets from their original box numbers or subjects, in the event the catalog should be discovered. Inventories, likewise, were kept in the files. However, the original box numbers were NOT used in formulating the series’ current arrangement. In fact, to do so would have been difficult. It appeared that some numbered boxes were missing, while other box’s numbers were simply lost. Furthermore, without a corresponding index, locating specific information within the collection based on Radbill’s box numbers would have been next to impossible. Even so, when known, the original box numbers and/or subject was transcribed onto the front left of folders; his filing system could be recreated, should a catalog or index be discovered.

Subseries a. Pediatrics, 1701-1986.

Box Folder

Pediatrics, 1701-1894, 1934-1966.

1 1-3

Pediatrics, 1702, 1835-1898, 1904, 1935, 1957, 1976.

1 4-6

Pediatrics, 1704-1804, 1831-1968.

1 7-9

Pediatrics, 1718-1957.

1 10-12

Pediatrics/general, 1720, 1827-1844, 1916-1921, 1951, 1974.

1 13-15

Pediatrics/general, 1744, 1803, 1894, 1934, 1945, 1969.

1 16-18

Pediatric History, 1746, 1932-1984.

1 20-19

Pediatric History, 1752, 1865, 1894-1957, 1973, 1984.

1 22-23

Pediatric History, 1752, 1865, 1894-1957, 1973, 1984.

2 1

Pediatrics, 1755, 1827-1855, 1902-1909, 1929-1977.

2 2-4

Pediatrics, 1772-1773, 1828, 1835, 1904, 1937-1969.

2 5-7

Pediatrics, mostly "inaugural dissertations", 1773-1889, 1986.

2 8-10

Pediatrics/general, 1799, 1776, 1972, 1979.

2 11

Pediatrics, 1779-1826, 1930-1936, 1971-1980.

2 12-14

Pediatrics, 1782-1824, 1952.

2 15-16

Pediatrics/general, 1786, 1849, 1897, 1901-1939, 1960s, undated.

2 17-19

Pediatrics, 1794, 1855, 1887-1905, 1937-1958.

2 20-21

Pediatrics, 1801-1928.

2 22-24

Pediatrics, 1802-1985.

2 25-26

Pediatrics, 1802-1985.

3 1

Pediatrics/general, 1802, 1863-1901, 1927, 1952-1984, undated.

3 2-4

Pediatrics, 1808-1980.

3 5-7

Pediatrics, 1811-1964.

3 8-10

Pediatrics/general, 1818, 1860-1908, 1956-1962.

3 11-12

Pediatrics/general, 1827, 1901-1948.

3 13-14

Pediatrics/general, 1828, 1857, 1868, 1908-1947.

3 15-16

Pediatrics, 1842-1867, 1903, 1917, 1961-1984.

3 17-19

Pediatrics, 1842-1904, 1929-1937, 1975.

3 20-21

Pediatrics/general, 1844, 1951-1984.

4 1-3

Pediatrics, 1844, 1895, 1940-1984.

4 4-5

Pediatrics, 1855, 1889, 1901-1977.

4 6-9

Pediatrics, 1868-1884, 1929-1984.

4 10-12

Pediatrics, 1879, 1929, 1946, 1955.

4 13

Pediatrics, 1880, 1936, 1958, 1930.

4 14

Pediatrics, 1883-1986.

4 15-20

Pediatrics, 1886, 1902-1938, 1957-1986.

4 21

Pediatrics, 1886, 1902-1938, 1957-1986.

5 2-3

Pediatrics, 1887-1982.

5 3-5

Pediatrics. Especially about ophthalmia, conjunctivitis and Dr. Howland, 1891-1967, 1985.

5 6-9

Pediatrics, 1894-1985.

5 10-11

Pediatrics, 1894-1985.

48 20

Pediatrics, 1912, 1939-1987, undated.

5 12

Pediatrics, 1919, 1922, 1933.

5 13

Pediatrics, 1928, 1977-1981.

5 14-15

Pediatrics, 1934.

5 16

Pediatrics. Pediatria De Las Americas, 1943.

5 17

Pediatrics, 1944, 1946, 1931.

5 18

Pediatrics. Seven articles from the Journal of Pediatrics (photocopies), 1962 January.

5 19

Pediatrics. Notes, undated.

5 20

Subseries b. Hospitals, 1696-1987 (Bulk, 1856-1987) .

Box Folder

Canadian Hospitals, 1966, 1986, undated.

5 21

Children's Hospitals, 1856-1979.

5 24

History of Children's Hospitals, District of Columbia, 1964.

6 1

Children's Hospitals, 1882, 1898-1939, circa 1965-1980.

6 2-6

Children's Hospitals, 1883, 1969.

6 7

Children's Hospitals, 1893-1984.

6 8-10

Children's Hospitals, 1934, 1969-1973.

6 11

Children's Hospitals, 1949-1973.

6 12

Children's Hospitals, 1965-1987.

6 13

Children's Hospitals, 1973-1975.

6 14

Children's Hospitals, 1973-1975.

6 15

Children's Hospitals, 1977.

6 16

Children's Hospitals, 1992, 1994.

6 17

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Annual Reports, 1864, 1913, 1924, 1935.

6 18

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), annual reports, 1895-1938 (incomplete).

6 19

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), annual report and other printed materials, 1964, 1985-1987.

6 20

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Assorted Notes, ephemera and articles, circa 1872-1975.

6 21-22

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Other printed materials, 1867, 1890, undated.

7 1

Hospitals. An Act for Erecting Hospitals and Workhouses within the City of Bristol..., [1696].

7 2

Foundling Hospitals, pamphlets and engravings, 1796, 1869, undated.

7 3

Hospitals, 1892-1981.

7 4-5

Hospitals, 1893, 1930.

7 6

Hospitals, 1886, 1887.

7 7

Hospitals, 1986, 1987, undated.

7 8

Hospitals. Photographs, undated.

7 9

Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children. Annual Reports, 1887-1915.

7 10

Union school and Children's Home. Annual Reports, 1862-1864, 1873.

7 11

Subseries c. Assorted Subjects, 1698, 1747-1757, 1804-1987.

Box Folder

Adoption and Welfare, 1968, 1985.

7 12

American Association on the History of Medicine, 1951, 1980s.

7 13

American Association for the History of Medicine, 1985-1987.

7 14

Apothecary labels, circa 1825.

7 15

Asian Cultures, 1969, undated.

7 16

Asian Cultures. "Natuurkundige Verhandelingen van de Hollandsche Maatschappij Der Wetenschappen te Haarlem", 1917.

7 17

Autographs, 1817-1864.

7 18

Autographs, 1834-1902, 1984.

7 19

Autographs, 1843, 1891, 1905, 1907.

7 20

Autographs, circa 1850-1910.

7 21

Autographs. Jenner, Edward, 1939, 1951, undated.

7 22

Biographies on Doctors, 1960-1968.

7 23

Birth Defects reprint series, 1964.

7 24

Book Catalogs, 1986, undated.

7 25

Bookman's Weekly, 1986.

7 26

Bookplates (see also "Medical bookplates"), 1930, 1936, 1953, 1953, 1971, 1985.

7 27

Brenneman, Joseph, 1931, undated.

7 28

Caillault, Dr. Ch[arles]. "Les Maladies de la Peau", 1859.

7 29

Caldwell, E.E., 1970-1971.

7 30

Cash, Philip, 1986.

7 31

Catalogues, 1907, 1938, 1987.

7 32

Ciba Symposium, 1968, 1970.

7 33

Circumcision, circa 1800, 1864-1970.

7 34

Clinical Pediatrics. Reprints, 1963, 1964.

7 35

Cradles, 1914, 1963.

48 19

Cuneiform tablet (reproduction), undated.

7 36

Curiosities, 1886-1933.

7 37

Dentistry, 1984-1985.

8 1

Dermatology, [1748], 1871-1980.

8 2-4

Dermatology, 1881-1976.

8 5-7

Dermatology, 1933-1984.

8 8-9

Dermatology. Syphilis, with assorted articles by Paul. E. Becket, 1868-1977.

8 10-12

Dermatology. "Handbuch Der Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten", 1928.

8 13

Dermatology, 1968-1983.

8 14

Disease, 1968-1971.

8 15

Drake, T.G.H., 1931-1966.

8 16-17

Drug company literature, 1949, 1952.

8 18

Egypt, 1892-1984.

8 19

Eliot, Martha May, 1959-1979.

8 20

Folklore. Including published article by Radbill and typescripts of works by others, 1804-1987.

8 21-22

Folklore, 1822-1983.

8 23-24

Folklore, 1822-1983.

9 1-2

Folklore, 1865-1965.

9 3-5

Folklore. Includes two of Radbill's publications, 1866-1972.

9 6-8

Food and drug regulations, circa 1900, 1981, undated.

48 (oversized) 18

Griffith, J.P. Crozer, 1899-1919, 1936, 1941.

9 9

India, 1847-1971.

9 10-12

India, 1894-1977, undated.

9 13

India, 1969, 1964, undated.

9 14

Infants, 1980s.

9 15

Infant weighing scales, undated.

9 16

Infant feeding, 1809-circa 1985.

9 17-20

Infant feeding, 1964-1967.

9 21

Infectious diseases. Including manuscript and typescript, 1902-1935.

10 1

Jackson, Andrew and other topics, 1931-1972.

10 2-3

Jacobi, Abraham, 1885-1912, 1955-1968.

10 4

Jacobi, Abraham, 1885-1970.

10 5-6

Jacobi, Abraham, 1861-1905.

10 7-8

Jefferson, Thomas, 1917-1976.

10 9-11

Jenner, Edward. Articles, photographs, engravings, 1896, 1897, 1932-54, 1971-1982, undated.

10 12

Jewish physicians and other related topics, including medicine and the bible, 1844-1970.

10 13

Jewish physicians and other related topics, including medicine and the bible, 1867-1967.

10 14-16

Jewish physicians and other related topics, including medicine and the bible, 1937-1969.

10 17

Jewish physicians and other related topics, including medicine and the bible, 1941, 1952, undated.

10 18

Jewish physicians and other related topics, including medicine and the bible, 1953.

10 19

Journals, various, 1980s.

10 20

Journals, various, 1950, 1956, 1965, 1980s.

10 21

Korczak, Janus, 1968-1979.

10 22

Laennac, Rene Theophilettyacinthe, 1961.

10 23

Le Progres Medical, 1924-1939.

Box
48
Folder
1-16

Levinson, Dr. Abraham. Correspondence and printed materials, 1929-1954.

10 24

Library, 1951-1959.

10 25

Locke, John, 1830-1935.

10 26

Lomax, Elizabeth, 1975-1986.

10

Measles, 1805, 1905-1979.

11 1

Measles, 1884-1987.

11 2-4

Medical Antiques, 1985-1986.

11 5

Medical Art, 1886, 1936-1965.

11 6-8

Medical Art, undated.

11 9

Medical Art, 1959, 1968.

11 10

Medical Art, 1976.

11 11

Medical certificates, including certificates of inoculation, 1848, 1863.

48 17

Brochures from historic medical collections and museums, undated.

11 12

Medical schools, 1826, 1855.

11 13

Medical bookplates, 1929, 1950-1958, undated.

11 14

Medical symbols, 1888-1978, undated.

11 15-17

Medical symbols, 1924-1969, undated.

11 18-20

Medical symbols, 1957, undated.

11 21

Meier, Joseph, 1929-1938.

11 22

Meigs, Charles D., Arthur V., and J. Forsyth, 1841-1884.

11 23

Milk, 1757, 1877, 1879, 1903-1957, 1774, circa 1975.

12 1

Milk, 1843, 1948-1958.

12 2

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1984-1986.

12 3

Morse, John Lovett. Reprints of his articles on pediatrics, 1901-1912.

12 4-5

Nursing. Research and writing, collected articles and other materials, 1968-1972.

12 6

Professional associations, undated.

12 7

Pediatric miscellany, 1894-1964.

12 8

Pediatric surgery, 1804-1983.

12 9

Philadelphia General Hospital, blueprint of men's ward, undated.

12 10

Von Pirquet, Clemons, 1964-1981.

12 11

Poetry about medicine, 1914-1966.

12 12

Rickets, 1698, 1777, 1840, 1914, 1948, 1958, 1960.

12 13

Rickets, 1876, 1934, 1968-1980, undated.

12 14

Rickets, 1903, 1921-1924.

12 15-17

Ruhrah, John MD. Pediatric biographies, circa 1928, 1935.

12 18-19

Schick, Bela, 1968.

12 20

"The School Health Program and the Role of the Individual Teacher in such a Program," by George M. Lyon, M.D., 1933.

12 21

Shakespeare, 1980s.

12 22-23

Swaddling, 1960s, 1980s.

12 24

Taussig, Helen, 1967-1972.

12 25

Teratology, 1913, 1937/1938, 1957-1968, undated.

12 26-27

Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, 1864-1901, 1965.

13 1

Vaccination, especially smallpox, 1747-1800, 1821-1914, 1927-1963.

13 2-4

Vaccination, smallpox, 1758-1768, 1872-1961, 1974-1983.

13 5-7

Vaccination, 1831-1932.

13 8

William Osler and American Osler Society, Inc., 1984-1987.

13 9

Women, 1855, 1876, 1974-1987.

13 10

Woodhouse, James. "An Inaugural Dissertation on the Chemical and Medical Properties of the Persimmon Tree and the Astringent Vegetables", circa 1792.

13 11

Subseries d. Uncatagorized, 1635-1986.

Box Folder

General File, 1635, 1665, 1687, 1826.

13 12

General. Especially pediatrics, milk, 1754-1982.

13 13-16

General File, 1777, 1781, 1854, 1868.

13 17

General File, 1803, 1867.

13 18

General File, 1857, 1950, 1981, undated.

49 14

General File, 1861-1932, undated.

13 19

General File, 1876, 1881, 1962-1963, 1973.

13 20-21

General File, 1885, 1931, 1937, undated.

13 22

General File, 1886, 1916, 1919, 1950-1952.

13 23

General File, 1891, 1895, 1930-1941, 1969, 1985.

49 12

General File, 1902, 1933, 1940-1970.

13 24

General File, 1929, 1986.

14 1

General File, 1932-1974.

14 2

General File, 1935, 1972-1982.

14 3

General File, 1936-1973.

49 13

General. Transactions of the arts, 1955, 1964, 1965.

14 4

General File, 1961-1965.

14 5

General File, 1963-1965.

14 6

General File, 1965-1978.

14 7

General File, 1985-1986.

14 8

Series II. Medical art and other pictorial materials, 1736-1985, undated.

Scope and Contents note

The second series, “Medical art and other pictorial works,” offers a wide assortment of medical imagery including original engravings and lithographs; medical bookplates; tear sheets, magazine and newspaper clippings; occasional photographs; as well as lithographic and other reproductive prints. With the exception of the engravings and bookplates, there is very little original art work in the series. The assemblage of imagery, like the previous pamphlet collection, evidences Radbill’s voracious interest in medical history and pediatrics, rather than in art collecting in its own right. Images include children; the interior and exterior of hospitals in the United States and abroad; portraits of doctors; images of doctors and nurses administering treatment, especially vaccinations; and images of mothers and their children. The series also includes lots of reproductions of famous paintings, such as Thomas Eakin’s “The Gross Clinic” and numerous paintings by Mary Cassatt. The series is in loose alphabetical order by subject, with a few folders filed according to artist name, journal or publisher. The images date from 1736 to 1985, but most are undated. Please review the entire container list for more details.

Box Folder

Art/Picture catalog system and cards, 1970.

15 1

Advertisements, undated.

49 1

Advertisements with children, undated.

15 2

Ancient/religious images, undated.

49 2

Barber surgeon, undated.

49 3

Bookplates. Children's hospitals, undated.

15 3

Bookplates. Image of Doctor Leicht und Frau, undated.

15 4

Bookplates. Image of doctor protecting child, undated.

15 5

Bookplates. Image of doctor protecting child, undated.

15 6

Bookplates. From doctor's personal libraries, undated.

15 7

Bookplates. From hospital libraries, undated.

15 8

Bookplates. Images of infants and children, undated.

15 9

Bookplates. Laboratories, undated.

15 10

Bookplates. From personal libraries, undated.

15 11

Bookplates. From personal libraries, undated.

15 12

Bookplates. From Samuel X Radbill's library, undated.

15 13

Bookplates. From Samuel X Radbill's library, undated.

15 14

Bookplates. Various, 1736-1915.

15 15

Bookplates. Various, 1872, 1943, 1948, undated.

15 16

Breast feeding, 1951-1979.

15 17

Caricatures, 1929-1980.

15 18

Caricatures, 1958.

15 19

Cassatt, Mary, undated.

49 4

Child abuse, undated.

49 5

Children/babies, undated.

49 7

Children. Bathing, 1887, 1974.

15 20

Children. Battered children, infanticide, undated.

15 21

Children. Carrying children, 1960, undated.

15 22

Children's clothes, games and toys, 1984, undated.

15 23

Children. "Reproductions of Famous Paintings of Child Life", undated.

15 24

Children. Sick, 1885, 1965-1983.

15 25

Children playing like doctors, undated.

49 8

Children with adults, undated.

49 6

Children. Walkers, 1982, undated.

15 26

Cradles, 1964-1984.

15 27

Circumcision, 1967-1981.

15 28

Circumcision, undated.

49 9

Daumier, Honore (reproductions of numerous prints), undated.

49 10

Deformities and diseases, 1966-1969, undated.

15 29

Dentistry, undated.

49 11

Doctors administering treatment, 1964, 1966, undated.

15 30

Doctors administering treatment, 1941-1984.

15 31

Doctors or nurses administering treatment, undated.

50 11

Doctors or nurses administering treatment, undated.

52 2

Foreign countries, undated.

50 1
Volume

"Healing in Art", 1880s.

63
Box Folder

Hospitals, undated.

15 32

Hospitals and medical schools, undated.

15 33

Hospitals, 1969-1982, undated.

15 34-35

Hospitals, undated.

15 36

Hospitals in England, undated.

15 37

Hospital exteriors, undated.

50 2

Hospital interiors, undated.

50 3

Infant feeding, undated.

15 38

Infant feeding and nursing, undated.

50 4

Infant feeding. Photographs and pamphlets, 1883, undated.

15 39

Japanese woodblock prints (photographic copies), especially regarding measles, 1983-1985.

15 40

Journal of the American Medical Association (covers), 1977, 1986.

15 41

Les Deformities et Les Malades Das L'art, 1889.

50 9

Madonna, mother and child, 1984, 1985, undated.

15 42

Madonna. "The Pitman Gallery: The Virgin and Child", 1949.

15 43

Medical education, undated.

15 44

Medical classrooms, undated.

50 5

"Medici Illustn".

50 10

Mesopotamia, undated.

15 45

Mother on love seat, undated.

15 46

Mothers with children, undated.

50 6

National Gallery of Art: Reproductions of various paintings, undated.

50 7

Newborns, 1971, undated.

15 47

Nurses, 1880, undated.

15 48

Opthamology, uroscopy and other themes, 1963, 1969, undated.

15 49

Pediatric pictures, 1969, undated.

15 50

Pediatric pictures and others, undated.

15 51-53

Pediatric pictures, undated.

15 54

Physicians with patients, especially vaccination, 1880, undated.

15 55

Political cartoons, undated.

50 8

Portraits. A-G, circa 1820-1950.

16 1

Portraits. H-W, circa 1820-1950.

16 2

Portraits of doctors, undated.

17 1-3

Portraits of doctors, 1901-1903, 1933, 1962-1981.

16 3-5

Portraits of doctors, undated.

51 1-2

Portraits of doctors, undated.

52 1

"Portraits of Great American Surgeons", undated.

51 3

Portraits of doctors, undated.

16 6

Portraits of pediatricians, 1953, 1978, undated.

16 7

Postage stamps with medical images, 1928-1938.

16 8

Postcards, 1903, undated.

16 9

Postcards, 1904, 1909, 1908, undated.

16 10

Postcards, 1905, undated.

16 11

Postcards, 1907, 1916, undated.

16 12

Postcards, 1907, 1962, undated.

16 13

Postcards, 1908, 1909, 1980, undated.

16 14

Postcards, 1912, 1918, undated.

16 15

Postcards, 1951, 1961, undated.

16 16

Postcards, undated.

16 17

Postcards, pediatrics, 1916, 1941-1979, undated.

16 18-20

Punch cartoon about a spoiled child, 1856.

16 21

Punch, 1889, 1892, 1893.

16 22

Reproductions of original oil paintings from the series Great Moments in Medicine, 1950s.

16 23

Saints, 1969, 1985.

16 24

Surgery, 1964-1974.

16 25

Vaccinations, 1871, undated.

51 4

X-Ray, 1938, undated.

16 26

Various images, 1885-1901, 1914-1981.

16 27-30

Various images, undated.

52 3

Various images, undated.

51 6

Various images, undated.

16 31

Various images, mostly Christmas cards, 1945, 1966, undated.

16 32

Various images, 1958.

16 33

Various images, mostly covers of the Journal of the American Medical Association, 1960-1985.

16 34

Various images, 1864, 1962-1969, undated.

16 35

Various images, 1970-1978, undated.

16 36

Various images, 1973, undated.

16 37

Various images, undated.

16 38-39

Various subjects with background information, undated.

51 5

Series III. Medical Texts and Journals, 1654-1935, undated.

Scope and Contents note

The third series houses Radbill’s collection of “Medical texts and journals,” which date from 1654 to 1935. There is a small selection of what are presumed to be medical school notebooks, texts and/or doctor’s journals from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In addition, there are published medical texts and other related books. Please refer to the box and folder list for more details.

Volume

Ho Ou Kink-Yokuru (Children's Diseases), by Hei She, 1654.

1

Japanese text on talismans, 1709.

2

Shoni Kitsuyo-ki (Handbook of Childcare), by Kagetsu-Keieki, 1714.

3-7

Scrapbook of illustrated bible, 1728.

8

"Maleria Medica" (manuscript), circa 1755-1760.

9

"Medicina" (manuscript), 1751.

10-12

"Dr. Hope's Lectures on the Practice of Physic," by Garthebou, James (manuscript), 1775-1785.

13

Medical Transactions Published by the College of Physicians in London, 1785.

14

"Cursus Pathologicus ab Excmo," by Locano, Georgio (manuscript), 1786.

15

"Della Pietra Filosofica," unidentified author (manuscript), 18th Century.

16

Unidentified notebook (manuscript), circa 1800.

17

"Notes on Dr. Chapman's Lectures" S[aff]inton, John. K. (manuscript).

18-19

"Solutiones Quaestionum Quas Ad Escamina Physiologiae Seu Physices Corp Humani," by Gallini, Stephen (manuscript), 1826-1827.

20

Cage, Horace P. (journal), 1830s.

21

Green, T. (journal), 1832.

22

"Extracts from Lectures of Eli Gedding," unidentified author (manuscript), 1833.

23

"Professor Palmeron on Mat. Med., Vermont Medical College, Woodstock," unidentified author (manuscript), 1837.

24

"Secretorum: Sopho-Hermetico Spargiricorum Nva Colluuies," Rivie, Genova G. (manuscript), [1846].

25

"Medical and Surgical Clinique of Jefferson Medical College," unidentified author (manuscript), 1850-1857.

26

"Fondamenti della Cura Diretta ed Indiretta," by Bufalini, M. (manuscript), 1854.

27

First Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Children's Hospital, 1856.

28

Board of Health minutes, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, 1890.

29

Israel Parson's journal, 1894.

64

"Craite des Maladies dea Petito Enfance," unidentified author (manuscript), undated.

30

Japanese medical text, undated.

31

Medical notebook, undated.

32

"Programa de Obstetricias y Patologiad Mujeres y Ninos," unidentified author (manuscript), undated.

33

"A Book of Recipes," cures for ailments (manuscript), undated.

34

Text on rickets, undated.

35

"Traite des Maladies Veneriennes et des Matieres Serophuleuses," unidentified author, undated.

36

The Scots Magazine, 1767.

37

The Massachusetts Magazine, 1795.

38

The Analectic Magazine, 1817.

39

Eberle's Medical Review, by Eberle, John et.al., 1824-1825.

40-42

Analekten Uber Kinderkrankheiten, by Erstes Heft, 1835-1837.

43-46

The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery, by W. Braithwaite, 1840.

47

The Occident and American Jewish Advocate, by Isaac Leeser, 1850s.

48

Arthur's Home Magazine, 1855.

49

The British and Foreign Medico-Chicurgical Review, 1857.

50-52

Historical Magazine, 1859.

53

British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review and Quarterly Journal of Practical Medicine and Surgery, 1861 April.

54

Arthur's Magazine, 1867.

55

Friends Home for Children Annual Report, 1881-1882.

56

Babyhood: A Monthly Magazine for Mothers, by Yale, Leroy M.

57

The Sanitarium, 1890s.

58

Medical and Surgical Register of the United States, Volume II, 1890-1896.

59

Archives of Pediatrics, 1894.

60

International Clinics; A Quarterly of Clinical Lectures, 1911.

61

Pennsylvania German Society: Proceedings and Folk Medicine of the Pennsylvania Germans, by Brendle, Thomas R. and Claude W. Unger, 1935.

62

Series IV. Samuel X Radbill research and writing, 1920-1987.

Scope and Contents note

Samuel X Radbill, in addition to his work as a medical doctor, was a noted scholar of medical history. His research interests focused on numerous topics within the larger subject of pediatric history, but also included the history of dermatology, medical folklore, medical bookplates and other topics. The papers date from 1920 to 1987. The “Research and Writing” series documents his historical research and is divided into seven subseries: “Manuscripts and research notes,” “Typescripts,” “Translations,” “Lectures,” “Published articles, book reviews and editorials,” “Other Authors,” and “Audio/Visual materials.”

Radbill’s copious research notes and manuscripts for his books and articles were often first composed on small squares of paper (sometimes even his prescription pad) and stored in shoe boxes according to topic or manuscript. These notes are housed in the first subseries, “Manuscripts and research notes.” The subseries opens with pediatric topics, followed by more general alphabetically arranged subjects, including dermatology, Mesopotamia, Thomas Jefferson University and whooping cough. Unfortunately, it is not immediately apparent exactly what constitutes a manuscript verses research notes.

In the next subseries, “Typescripts,” is a large sampling of annotated typescripts for Radbill’s books, articles and book reviews, which were later published or at least submitted for publication. The typescripts are arranged alphabetically by title or subject, and files are often augmented with related correspondence and notes. The correspondence frequently pertains to conducting research, editing or publication for a particular piece or research topic.

Radbill was also a master of many languages, as evidenced by his efforts to translate notable texts on medicine and the history of medicine, housed in the third subseries, “Translations.” There are numerous annotated typescripts, related correspondence and notes for Radbill’s translations of Bokay’s The Story of Pediatrics, Munz’s  The Jewish Physicians of the Middle Ages: A Contributoin to the Cultural History of the Middle Ages,  Pediatrics in Greece and Rome by Sophokles Ghinopoulo, Peiper’s  Chronicles of Pediatrics, Rhaze's  On the Diseases of Children and others.

Following, are a small group of annotated typescripts for “Lectures” on pediatrics and medical history, which Radbill delivered at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania and other venues.

Next, is the subseries “Published articles, book reviews and editorials.” The published items consist of reprints, tear sheets, photocopies and other published versions of Radbill’s research and writing. The materials are grouped as follows: articles arranged according to subject or topics; reprints of specific articles; reprints from specific journals; assorted, unidentified reprints; and lastly, entire journals containing one or more pieces by Radbill.

Lastly, researchers will find the subseries “Other authors” and “Audio/Visual research materials.” “Other Authors” houses published and/or typescript versions of research and writing that was sent to Radbill for review and/or critique. Many files also contain related correspondence and notes. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by author name. The “Audio/Visual research materials” subseries consists of a microfilm copy of John Peachey’s Diseases of Infants and Children and a cassette tape recording of Dr. Rashkind’s 1986 Memorial Service.

Subseries a. Manuscripts and Research Notes, 1932, circa 1938, undated.

Box

Pediatric history, various topics, undated.

18

Pediatric history, various topics, undated.

19

Pediatric history, various topics, undated.

20

Pediatric history, children's hospitals, especially Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, undated.

21

Pediatric history, child abuse and battered children, undated.

22

Pediatric history and hospitals, undated.

23

Pediatric history and measles, undated.

24

Dermatology and medical symbolism, undated.

25

Doctor's quotes, undated.

26

Various topics, undated.

27

Various topics, undated.

28

Various topics, especially the pediatric history of other nations, undated.

29

Prehistory (manuscript), undated.

30 1

Mesopotamia (manuscript), undated.

30 2

Infintile Scurvey, 1932.

30 3

Thomas Jerrerson University Hospital Doctors, undated.

30 4

Tuberculosis (manuscript), undated.

30 5

Whooping Cough (research notes), undated.

30 6

Unidentified manuscript. Inserts/corrections or additions regarding doctors, undated.

30 7

Doctors, circa 1938.

30 8

Subseries b. Typescripts for books, articles, bookreviews, 1925-1987.

Box Folder

"The Advance of Pediatrics in American Institutions." Annotated typescript and correspondence, 1976.

30 9

Annotation on "Essay on Nursing and management of Children," by William Cadogan (1748), 1979.

30 10

Bookreview of The Dermatology and Syphilology of the 19th Century, by John Thorne Crissy, 1981.

30 11

Book Review of Panchon Dominguez Roldan- Mambi, Medica, Ministro, 1957-1958.

30 12

Book Reviews, assorted. Annotated typescripts, 1960s, 1986.

30 13

Catalogue of Exhibit of Medical Bookplates from the Collection of Dr. Radbill in Honor of the 75th Anniversary of the American Library Association, undated.

30 14

"Centuries of Pediatrics in Philadelphia." Typescript, undated.

30 15

"Child Hygiene in Latin America." Annotated typescript, notes, printed materials and correspondence, 1948-1956, undated.

30 16

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1987.

30 17

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The First Hundred Years: A History of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia." Typescript, undated.

30 18

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The First Hundred Years: A History of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia." Typescript, undated.

30 19

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The First Hundred Years: A History of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia." Annotated typescript and notes, undated.

30 20

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The History of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia." Manuscript, undated.

30 21

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "History of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia." Annotated typescript, pp. 1-60, undated.

30 22

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The History of CHOP." Typescripts, clippings and correspondence, 1971-1986.

30 23

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Photographs including image of physicians on roof of hospital, 1925, undated.

30 24

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The Relationship of HEW to the Construction Program of the Children's Hospital and Child Guidance Center of Philadelphia", 1973.

30 25

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Research and other information, 1951-1964.

30 26

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Research, circa 1960s.

30

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Research, circa 1960s.

30 28

"Children's Hospitals." Typescript, 1976.

30 29

"Children in a World of Violence: A History of Child Abuse." In "The Battered Child." Typescript and related correspondence, 1986.

30 30

"A Colonial Boy with the Clap." Typescript and related correspondence and manuscript, 1980s.

30 31

"Colonial Pediatrics." Typescript, 1976.

30 32

Dunglison, Robley. Numerous typescripts, articles and notes, 1978, undated.

30 33-34

"An Early Texas Medical Report." Manuscript and related correspondence, 1946, 1951, 1972.

30 35

"An Early Texas Medical Report." Annotated typescript, undated.

30 36

"English Pediatrics in the 17th Century." Typescript, undated.

30 37

"First Treatise on Pediatrics." Article, tearsheets, typescripts and related correspondence, 1971.

30 38

"The Folklore of Teething." Annotated typescript, 1964.

31 1-2

"The Folklore of Teething." Partial typescript, research materials, printed materials, notes and correspondence, 1964.

31 3

Gesell, Arnold Lucius in the Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Vol. 5. Manuscript, proofs, related correspondence, 1970.

31 4

"The History of Dermatology." Outline, undated.

31 5

"The History of Pediatrics." Typescript and associated notes and correspondence, 1970s.

31 6

"The History of Pediatrics" and "Mesopotamian Pediatrics." Typescript, notes and correspondence, 1973.

31 7

"The History of Pediatrics." Annotated typescript, notes, printed materials and correspondence, circa 1973, undated.

31 8

"History of Pediatrics in India." Annotated typescript, 1960s-1970s.

31 9

"History of Pediatrics in India." Annotated typescript, 1960s - 1970s.

31 10

"History of Pediatrics in India." Typescript, notes and correspondence, circa 1976.

31 11

"Hospital Libraries." Typescript, undated.

31 12

Jefferson, Thomas. "Thomas Jefferson and the Doctors." Typescript and Manuscript, 1968, undated.

31 13

Jefferson, Thomas. "Thomas Jefferson Plans a Medical School." Manuscript, undated.

31 14

Jefferson, Thomas. "Thomas Jefferson Plans a Medical School." Typescript, correspondence, 1969.

31 15

Jefferson, Thomas. "Thomas Jefferson and Medical Education." Typescript and correspondence, 1970.

31 16

"Measles from Beginning to End: History of a Conquered Disease." Typescript, 1986, 1987.

31 17

"Measles from Beginning to End: History of a Conquered Disease." Typescript, 1987.

31 18

"Measles from Beginning to End: History of a Conquered Disease." Annotated typescript and related correspondence, 1977-1987.

31 19

"Memoir of Howard Childs Carpenter." Typescript, 1969, undated.

31 20

Memorial of William J Rashkind, 1986.

31 21

"Mercurialis." Notes, correspondence and photographs, 1972.

31 22

"Mercurialis." Manuscript, 1966-1986.

31 23

"Mercurialis." Typescript, 1966-1986.

31 24

"Mercurialis", circa 1966-1986.

31 25

"Pediatric Dermatology, Parts I, II, and III." Annotated typescript, 1986.

31 26

"Pediatric Dermatology: Chronologic Excursions into Literature." Annotated proof, typescript and related correspondence, 1986, 1987.

31 27

"Pediatric Dermatology: Chronologic Excursions into the Literature." Annotated typescript, undated.

31 28

"Pediatric Dermatology: Chronologic Excursions into the Literature", 1980s.

31 29

"Pediatric Dermatology in Antiquity." Typescript and related correspondence, 1974-1975.

31 30

"Pediatrics in the Bible." Manuscript, typescript and related correspondence, 1962-1965, undated.

31 31

Pediatric research, including typescript of Radbill's "The Use of Children in Pediatric Research" and "Pediatric Research in the Early Days of Philadelphia General Hospital", 1946, 1970, 1980s.

31 32

"Philadelphia Contributions to Pediatrics" and "Centuries of Pediatrics in Philadelphia." Typescripts, 1973, 1957, undated.

31 33

"Philadelphia Medicine." Assorted notes and typescript, 1942, undated.

31 34

Report of Baly Clinic Program, 1941.

32 1

"Rumination on Scanning Shakespeare for Pediatric Lore." Annotated typescript, undated.

32 2

"Saint Christopher's Hospital of Philadelphia." Typescript, 1973.

32 3

"Teething in Medical Literature Through the Centuries." Annotated typescript, 1964.

32 4

"Two Centuries of Pediatrics at the Philadelphia General Hospital", circa 1970.

32 5

Unidentified typescript regarding the history of pediatrics, undated.

32 6

Typescripts, 1960s.

32 7

Typescripts, 1969-1970.

32 8

Typescripts, 1936, 1957, 1976.

32 9

Typescripts, 1976, 1980.

32 10

Subseries c. Translations, 1922-1969.

Box Folder

Translation of The Story of Pediatrics by Dr. Johann (Janos) W. Bokay. Typescript, 1922.

32 11

Translation of The Story of Pediatrics by Dr. Johann (Janos) V. Bokay. Typescript, 1922.

32 12

Translation of The Story of Pediatrics by Dr. Johann (Janos) V. Bokay. Typescript, 1922.

32 13

Translation of The Jewish Physicians of the Middle Ages: A Contribution to the Cultural History of the Middle Ages by Dr. I Munz. Transcript, 1922, 1934.

32 14

Translation of Pediatrics in Greece and Rome by Sophokles Ghinopoulo. Annotated typescript, 1930.

32 15

Translation of Pediatrics in Greece and Rome by Sophokles Ghinopoulo, 1930.

32 16

Translation of Pediatrics in Greece and Rome by Sophokles Ghinopoulo, 1930.

32 17

Translations of Contributions to Popular Midwifery in Finnland: The Earliest Care of the Newborn by E. Pelkohen. Manuscript and typescript, 1933.

32 18

Translation of Contribution to Popular Midwifery Care in Finnland: The Earliest Care of the Newborn by E. Pelkonen. Typescript, 1933.

32 19

Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 1-151. Typescript, 1960s.

32 20

Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 152-256. Typescript, 1960s.

32 21

Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 257-375. Typescript, 1960s.

32 22

Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 375-498. Typescript, 1960s.

32 23

Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 865-952. Typescript, 1960s.

32 24

Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 1-145. Annotated typescript, 1965.

33 1

Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 146-273. Annotated typescript, 1965.

33 2

Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 273a-427. Annotated typescript, 1965.

33 3

Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 428-583. Annotated typescript, 1965.

33 4

Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 584-722. Annotated typescript, 1965.

33 5

Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 723-851. Annotated typescript, 1965.

33 6

Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 852-953. Annotated typescript, 1965.

33 7

Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 499-595. Annotated typescript and related correspondence, marked "copy", 1965, 1983.

33 8

Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 596-722. Annotated typescript, marked "copy", 1965.

33 9

Translation of Chronicles of Pediatrics by Professor Dr. Med. Albrect Peiper, pp. 723-864. Annotated typescript, marked "copy", 1965.

33 10

Translation of Rhaze's On the Diseases of Children. Marked "original draft", undated.

33 11

Translation of Rhaze's On the Diseases of Children. Typescript, undated.

33 12

Translation of Rhaze's On the Diseases of Children. Typescript and correspondence, 1970, undated.

33 13

Translation of Rhaze's On the Diseases of Children. Notes, correspondence and other related materials, 1922, 1971, 1982, undated.

33 14

Translation of Rhaze's Practica Puerorum. Typescript, 1972.

33 15

Translation of Rhaze's On the Diseases of Children. Related Correspondence, 1967.

33 16

Translation of Rhaze, photocopies of text, and correspondence, circa 1969.

51 7

Subseries d. Lectures, 1950-1986, undated.

Box Folder

Lecture. "History of Pediatrics", 1951-1964.

33 17

Lecture. "History of Pediatrics", undated.

33 18

Lecture. "Pediatrics and Dermatology", 1950-1965.

33 19

Lecture. "The Early History of Dermatology", 1968, 1974.

33 20

Lecture. "The Early History of Dermatology", 1967-1970.

33 21

Lecture. "Iron Deficiency in Nutritional Anemia", undated.

33 22

Lecture. Pancoast, Joesph. Typescript, manuscript, correspondence, 1984-1986.

33 23

Lecture. "From House of Despair to Haven of Hope: Rise of the Hospital of the Delaware Valley", undated.

33 24

Subseries e. Published articles, book reviews and editorials, 1920-1986.

Box Folder

Articles. Biblical Pediatrics (multiple articles), 1964, 1969.

34 1

Articles. Bookplates (multiple articles), 1955-1983.

34 2

Articles. Bookplates (multiple topics), 1949, 1952, undated.

34 3

Articles. Folklore of teething, 1964.

34 4

Articles. Memorials and obituaries, 1962, 1984, 1986.

34 5

Articles. Mesopotamian pediatrics, 1973.

34 6

Reprints. Multiple articles from Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 1941, 1960, 1965.

34 7

Reprints. "The Iconography of Benjamin Rush" from Transactions and Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, vol. 16, no. 2, 1948, June.

34 8

Reprints. "The Philadelphia Medical Society, 1789-1869" from Transactions and Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, vol 20, no. 3, 1953.

34 9

Reprints. Multiple articles from Transactions and Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1957-1969, 1984.

34 10

Reprints. "The Pediatrics of Benjamin Rush" from Transaction and Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, vol.40, no. 3, 1973, January.

34 11

Reprints. Multiple articles by Samuel X Radbill, multiple publications, 1934-1979, undated.

34 12

Reprints. Book reviews, 1961-1981.

34 13

Reprints. Book reviews, 1970s, 1986.

34 14

Reprints. Book reviews, undated.

34 15

Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1920-1950.

34 16

Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1935, 1945, 1967.

34 17

Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1935, 1979.

34 18

Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1945, 1949, 1957.

34 19

Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1949, 1969.

34 20

Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1954-1976.

34 21

Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1957-1982.

34 22

Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1964, 1986.

34 23

Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1965, 1976, 1982.

34 24

Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1968-1969.

34 25

Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, regarding music, 1976.

34 26

Assorted reprints, tearsheets, photocopies, 1976.

34 27

American Association of the History of Medicine. Annual meeting, with contributions from Radbill, 1946, 1952-1955.

34 28

American Journal of Diseases of Children, 1976, 1971.

34 29

American Society of Bookplate Collectors, 1948.

34 30

Bibliography of faculty publications, University of Pennsylvania, includes bibliography of Radbill's work, 1954.

34 31

Clinical pediatrics, 1981.

34 32

International Journal of Dermatology, 1975, 1976, 1978.

34 33

Journal of the History of Medicine, 1978.

34 34

National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions newsletter, 1976.

34 35

Pennsylvania Hospital lecture advertisement, 1986.

34 36

Philadelphia Medicine, 1970, 1973-1974.

34 37

Philadelphia Medicine, includes articles by Radbill, 1973-1975, 1979.

34 38

Philadelphia Pediatric Society, 1971.

34 39

Perinatal Press, 1982.

34 40

Journals, various, 1960, 1986.

34 41

Journals, various, 1955, 1963, 1986.

34 42

Subseries f. Other Authors, 1940-1985.

Box Folder

Barness, Lewis. "Philadelphia General Hospital Erythroblastosis Fetalis." Typescript, 1954.

35 1

Fox, Claire Gilbride. "Cultural Attitudes and Practices Regarding Pregnancy in Early America." Typescript, notes and correspondence, 1974.

35 2

Gordon, Eleanora C. "Child health in the Middle Ages as seen in the Miracles of Saint Thomas Becket and other English Saints." Typescript, notes, correspondence, 1985.

35 3

Giest, Donald. "A Bibliography of the Life, Work and Family of John Asshurst, Jr. MD." Typescript, 1978.

35 4

Halpern, Sidney Ann. "The Rise of Medical Specialities: A Social History of Pediatrics in America." Dissertation, 1983.

35 5

Hartshorne, John Dennison, Typescript of excerpts from "Journal of a 16 year-old lad...", 1965.

35 6

Packard, Francis. "History of Medicine in the United States." Typescript, undated.

35 7

Ramsey, Mary Ann. "History of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia." by Mary Ann Ramsey, Typescript, 1954.

35 8

Rosenthal, Roland. "Liber De Ingenuis Aldolescentium Moribus," chapter 6, 1496.

35 9

Wilson, Elizabeth Anderios. "Hygienic Care and Management of the Child in the American Family Prior to 1860." Thesis, 1940.

35 10

"Lectures of Drs Shryock and Temicin" given at the College of Physicians, typescripts, 1951.

35 11

Unidentified author (Tom). "Historical Perspective: William Cadogan's An Essay Upon Nursing and the Management of Children", 1979.

35 12

Unpublished works by other authors, 1971, 1982.

35 13

Unpublished works by other authors, 1985, undated.

35 14

Subseries g. Audio/Visual Research Material, 1971, 1986.

Box Folder

Microfilm. Peachey, John, "Diseases of Infants and Children", 1971.

35 15

Cassette, Dr. Rashkind Memorial Service, 1986.

35 16

Series V. Personal card catalog, undated.

Scope and Contents note

Series five houses Radbill’s personal card catalog system. There are three catalogs: General books, arranged alphabetically by author; books about book plates, arranged alphabetically by author; and pediatric books, also arranged alphabetically by author. It is not certain to which collection of books the card catalog was created to give access to.

Box

General books (alphabetical by author), undated.

36-42

Books on bookplates (alphabetical by author), undated.

43

Pediatric books (alphabetical by author), undated.

44-46

Series VI. Personal Papers, 1895, 1932, 1957-1987, undated.

Scope and Contents note

The final series in the collection houses a small amount of miscellaneous personal papers. Of note is some random correspondence about Radbill’s and others’ research and writing on medical history and some files related to Radbill’s affiliation with the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Please review the box and folder list for more details.

Box Folder

Biographical sketches, notes, correspondence and other papers about or by Radbill, 1957, 1964, 1973, 1974.

47 1

Business Card, undated.

47 2

Certificates, 1957.

51 (oversized) 8

Correspondence, tearsheets and reprints with and/or regarding Dr Thomas E. Cone, circa 1968-1987.

47 3-6

Correspondence, circa 1929-1983.

47 7-8

Correspondence. Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania, 1948.

47 9

Correspondence. Milwaukee Art Institute, 1953.

47 10

Correspondence, 1964-1982.

47 11

Correspondence regarding a Mayor's Meeting, 1968.

47 12

Correspondence. Perlman, Dr. H. Harris, 1983-1985.

47 13

Correspondence regarding the proposed Center for the History of Children's Hospitals, 1987.

47 14

Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, circa 1930-1960.

47 15

Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, 1943, 1970s.

47 16

Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, 1956-1965.

47 17

Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, receipts, 1962-1986.

47 18

Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, 1964-1967, 1982-1985.

47 19

Correspondence. Beck, Ed, 1965-1966.

47 20

Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, 1967, 1984-1987.

47 21

Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, 1975, 1987.

47 22

Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, 1981.

47 23

Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, 1982.

47 24

Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, 1980s.

47 25

Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, undated.

47 26

College of Physicians of Philadelphia ephemera, various, 1962-1984.

47 27

College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Francis Clark Wood Institute Advisory Committee, 1986-1987.

47 28

College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Fugitive Leaves from the Library, 1935-1961.

47 29-31

College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Reports of the library, 1986.

47 32

College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Library Committee, 1986-1988.

47 33

College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Development Plan for the Mutter Museum, 1979.

47 34

College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Notes, lists, etc., regarding Radbill's collection, undated.

47 35

Photographs. Portrait of Samuel X Radbill and other unidentified snapshots, 1925, undated.

47 36

Photographs. Images of nurses, 1958, undated.

47 37

Photograph album. "Reception at which Presentation was made to I.M. Scott, Executive Director Tri-Institutional Facilities Program...", 1967.

47 38

Photographs. Blake, John B., 1961, 1963.

47 39

Scrapbook containing clippings, notes and photographs regarding hospitals and Dr. S., and other materials, 1895, 1932, undated.

47 40