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This is an artificial collection of Medical Department catalogs and announcements obtained over time, as well as lists of faculty and alumni created by Samuel G. Hefelbower during his research for his 1932 history of the College. It contains Dr. William H. Gobrecht’s account of the history of the institution up to 1859. (This address can also be found in pamphlet form in our 19th Century Pamphlets collection.) It also includes print outs of PDFs of exchanges between faculty and former faculty of the Medical Department. The exchanges were over the dismissal of the majority of the faculty resulting lawsuit by Drs. Darrach and Wiltbank.

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Collection Size

.28 cubic feet

Publication Date

May 2013


Pennsylvania College, Pennsylvania College Medical Department, Pennsylvania College in Philadelphia


History | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-137: Medical Department of Pennsylvania College at Philadelphia Collection