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For the Health of the New Nation: Philadelphia as the Center of American Medical Education, 1746-1868, funded by The Council on Library and Information Resources's (CLIR) Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives program provides access to 140,000 pages of lecture tickets, course schedules, theses, dissertations, student notes, faculty lectures notes, commencement addresses, opening addresses, and matriculation records. These documents, curated from the repositories of six Philadelphia ...



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Second of two volumes of notes taken by an unidentified student on the materia medica lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton, delivered at the University of Pennsylvania from 1808-1809.Lecture topics include astringents, tonics, stimulants, narcotics, emetics, cathartics, diuretics, antilithics, anthelmintics, emmenagogues, blisters, and their therapeutic use in the treatment of various diseases.Each volume is indexed at end.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815,...
An address at the opening of the North American Academy of Homeopathic Healing Art by Constantine Hering. Included are both German and English translations. Constantine Hering is considered the father of homeopathy in America, founding several schools and organizations devoted to teaching homeopathy, including the North American Academy of the Homeopathic Healing Art in 1835 and the Hahnemann Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1848. The North American Academy of the Homeopathic Healing Art...
Topics: Homeopathy, Alternative medicine, Homeopathic physicians, Medical education, North American Academy...
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library
by Green, George
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The contents of this commonplace book of George Green, Sr., divide naturally into three series: medical lecture notes and examination questions, many from the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, 1817-1820; copies or drafts of personal correspondence, 1824 and undated; and poetry, literary sentences, and miscellaneous writings, 1858-1860 and undated.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Dorsey, John Syng, Parrish, Joseph,...
The constitution of the North American Academy of Homeopathic Healing Art in German and English. Also included are capital stock certificates of the Academy. Founded in 1835, the North American Academy of the Homeopathic Healing Art opened in Allentown, Pennsylvania to teach homeopathy, the therapeutic system based on the principles of German physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). Founded by Constantine Hering, William Wesselheoft, Henry Detwiller, and John Romig, and known as Allentown...
Topics: Homeopathy, Alternative medicine, Homeopathic physicians, Medical education, North American Academy...
Includes pasted newspaper clippings and handwritten notes.
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, School of the Soldier, Infantry, Firearms, Philadelphia Inquirer
A circular for a course of lectures on medical subjects for women, including sex, anatomy, obstetrics, diseases of women, and hygiene, taught by Hannah E. Longshore. The objective of the course was to enlighten women of their own bodies. It appears this course was not affiliated with any institution. On the reverse page is a handwritten list of other medical topics possibly taught during the course. Hannah E. Myers Longshore was a member of the first graduating class of the Female Medical...
Topics: Women in medicine, Women medical students, Women physicians, Medical education, Women--Health and...
A fall announcement of the female session of the Penn Medical College of Philadelphia, containing the College administration, faculty, and their roles; curriculum and regulations; and information regarding expenses. Penn Medical College of Philadelphia, later renamed Penn Medical University, was founded by Dr. Joseph S. Longshore in 1853. It was among the first medical colleges to admit both men and women, though they attended separate sessions (fall term for women, spring term for men).
Topics: Women in medicine, Women physicians, Women medical students, Medical education, Medical...
First of two volumes notes taken by Jacob Jeanes on the lectures of Nathaniel Chapman at the University of Pennsylvania for the years 1821-1822.Topics are: fevers, including typhus fever, the "winter epidemic," yellow fever, and the plague; hemorrhages, including uterine hemorrhage; gastritis; poisons; dyspepsia' colic; cholera; and dystentery.Each volume includes a table of contents.Volume 1 includes a sketch of "Dr. Hays" in the back.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853,...
Second of two volumes notes taken by Jacob Jeanes on the lectures of Nathaniel Chapman at the University of Pennsylvania for the years 1821-1822.Topics are: fevers, including typhus fever, the "winter epidemic," yellow fever, and the plague; hemorrhages, including uterine hemorrhage; gastritis; poisons; dyspepsia' colic; cholera; and dystentery.Each volume includes a table of contents.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853,...
Documents concerning the incorporation of the North American Academy of Homeopathic Healing Art, including a petition of the citizens of the State of Pennsylvania and the act to incorporate the Academy. Also included is a poem about Samuel Hahnemann, known for establishing the homeopathic therapeutic system (written in German with a translation in English). Founded in 1835, the North American Academy of the Homeopathic Healing Art opened in Allentown, Pennsylvania to teach homeopathy, the...
Topics: Homeopathy, Alternative medicine, Homeopathic physicians, Medical education, North American Academy...
Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center, Archives and Special Collections
by North American Academy of the Homœopathic Healing Art
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The first draft of the constitution and by-laws of the North American Academy of the Homeopathic Healing Art in German and translated into English. Other documents included are the centennial program of the Academy and an untitled document in German (not translated). Founded in 1835, the North American Academy of the Homeopathic Healing Art opened in Allentown, Pennsylvania to teach homeopathy, the therapeutic system based on the principles of German physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843)....
Topics: Homeopathy, Alternative medicine, Homeopathic physicians, Medical education
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, College students' writings
Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center, Archives and Special Collections
by Longshore, Thomas E.
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A letter from Thomas E. Longshore to Hannah E. Myers (Longshore) before they were married. Thomas discusses teaching, his family, and weather in Attleboro, PA. There is also mention of the Pennsylvania Hall fire and the abolitionist movement. Thomas E. Longshore was a Quaker, school teacher, writer, and reformer who supported education, women's rights, and the abolitionist movement. He was the brother of Joseph S. Longshore, a founder of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania (1850) and...
Topic: Antislavery movement
One volume of notes on lectures on the practice of medicine, delivered by Benjamin S. Barton at the University of Pennsylvania, in either the 1813-14 or 1814-15 session.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815,...
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library
by Griffith, R. Eglesfeld (Robert Eglesfeld), 1798-1850
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Notes taken by R. Eglesfeld Griffith on the lectures of Nathaniel Chapman at the University of Pennsylvania for the years 1818 to 1820.Topics of lectures are the "institutes and practice of physic and clinical practice," including the practice of medicine, diseases of the circulatory system, and fevers.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853,...
Session 1843-1844
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Chemistry
Thomas Jefferson University – Center City Archives & Special Collections
by George Kerfoot
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Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, College students' writings
Session 1843-1844
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Anatomy, Surgery
Session 1845-1846
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Midwifery
Session 1842-1843
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Midwifery
Session 1843-1844
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Anatomy, Surgery
Published lecture notes with interleaved handwritten notes by unknown student.
Topics: Jefferson Medical College, Medicine, College students' writings, Medical education
Course 1829-1830
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Medical jurisprudence
Session 1844-1845
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
Handwritten notes in a copy of "The Physician's Visiting List, Diary, and Book of Engagements, for 1861."
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, College students' writings, Robley...
Session 1842-1843
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Pennsylvania College, Surgery
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library
by Hartshorne, Henry, 1823-1897
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This folder of items is part of Series IV: Lecture Courses, Subseries 4.7: Haverford College of the Henry Hartshorne Papers (MSS 2/030). This series contains lecture courses on various subjects principally hygiene at different institutions. Although occasional texts exist for courses at the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute, the Institute for Colored Youth, Pennsylvania College, the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, and the Philadelphia College of Medicine, there are...
Topics: Lecture notes, Haverford College, Hygiene
Session 1838-1839
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Midwifery
First of two volumes of the William H. McPherson notes on the lectures of Charles Hemple (MSS 2/042). Charles Hemple taught at the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania [Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia]. Notes include listing of substances, generally poisons or acids, with relevant symptoms and effects on various anatomical groups (cerebral, nervous, inflammatory, cutaneous, gastric, etc.) and antidotes. Volume 1 contains entries A through R.
Topics: Lecture notes, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hemple, Charles J. (Charles...
Session 1845-1846
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Anatomy, Surgery
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library
by Hartshorne, Henry, 1823-1897
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This folder of items is part of Series IV: Lecture Courses, Subseries 4.4: University of Pennsylvania Auxiliary Faculty of Medicine of the Henry Hartshorne Papers (MSS 2/030). This series contains lecture courses on various subjects principally hygiene at different institutions. Although occasional texts exist for courses at the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute, the Institute for Colored Youth, Pennsylvania College, the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, and the...
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Hygiene
Session 1845-1846
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Surgery
Session 1842-1843
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Anatomy
Session 1843-1844
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Anatomy, Surgery
One volume of notes (254 pages) taken by an unknown student from a course of lectures on materia medica delivered at the University of Pennsylvania by John Redman Coxe, dating from November 1824 to February 1825. Topics include bloodletting, emetics, and pharmaceuticals. Following the lecture notes are a colored illustration of a plant[?] and an index of topics.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Coxe, John Redman, Materia Medica
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Chemistry
Thesis published in the American Medical Review, and Journla of Original and Selected Papers in Medicine and Surgery, Vol. III No. 1, April 1826
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Dissertations, Academic, Hemp
Session 1845-1846
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Anatomy, Surgery
Session 1845-1846
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
Session 1844-1845
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Midwifery
Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center, Archives and Special Collections
by Longshore, Thomas E.
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A letter from Thomas E. Longshore to his family. Longshore mentions "the female college" (Female Medical College of Pennsylvania) receiving its charter and his brother (Joseph S. Longshore) is to be elected professor of midwifery and diseases of women and children. Included is a transcript of the letter. Thomas E. Longshore was a Quaker, school teacher, writer, and reformer who supported education, women's rights, and the abolitionist movement. He was the brother of Joseph S....
Topics: Medical colleges--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia, Longshore, J. S. (Joseph Skelton), 1809-1879, Female...
Session 1843-1844
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Materia Medica, Therapeutics
Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center, Archives and Special Collections
by Longshore, J. S. (Joseph Skelton), 1809-1879
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A letter from Joseph S. Longshore to his brother, Thomas E. Longshore, while Joseph was studying medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Joseph expresses the difficulties and mixed emotions that comes with being a candidate for a medical degree while living in the city. Included is a transcript of the letter. Joseph Skelton Longshore graduated in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1834. Longshore was a founder of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania (later...
Topics: Medical education, Medical students
Session 1844-1845
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Chemistry
This volume is the first of four volumes in Series II: Notes on Medical Texts of the John Wiley Papers (MSS 2/059). The collection of five notebooks documents John Wiley's medical education at Jefferson Medical College, 1835-1842, and gives some sketchy information about his later professional life. The volumes in Series II of the Wiley collection contain extensive notes (1835-1842) on medical texts many of which Wiley was reading in the spring and summer of 1835, possibly preceding his course...
Topics: Lecture notes, Jefferson Medical College, General Surgery, Materia Medica, Midwifery, Obstetrics
Session 1845-1846
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Matriculation
One volume (68 leaves) of notes on lectures by Joseph Parrish delivered privately circa 1830. Lacks title page. Lecturer identified by comparison with W.W. Gerhard’s notes on Parrish’s lectures. Paul’s text begins with leaf 53 of Gerhard’s text. Topics covered include fevers and gastrointestinal diseases.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Parrish, Joseph, 1779-1840,...
First of two volumes of notes taken by Samuel Hollingsworth Stout on the lectures of Hugh Lenox Hodge (1796-1873) at the University of Pennsylvania from 7 November 1842 to 18 March 1843.There are 54 lectures, all on "Tokology," which includes gynecology and obstetrics.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Hodge, Hugh L. (Hugh Lenox),...
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, College students' writings, Joseph...
Session 1843-1844
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
Session 1845-1846
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
Session 1845-1846
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library
by Hartshorne, Henry, 1823-1897
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This folder of items is part of Series IV: Lecture Courses, Subseries 4.4: University of Pennsylvania Auxiliary Faculty of Medicine of the Henry Hartshorne Papers (MSS 2/030). This series contains lecture courses on various subjects principally hygiene at different institutions. Although occasional texts exist for courses at the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute, the Institute for Colored Youth, Pennsylvania College, the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, and the...
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Hygiene
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library
by Hartshorne, Henry, 1823-1897
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This folder of items is part of Series IV: Lecture Courses, Subseries 4.7: Haverford College of the Henry Hartshorne Papers (MSS 2/030). This series contains lecture courses on various subjects principally hygiene at different institutions. Although occasional texts exist for courses at the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute, the Institute for Colored Youth, Pennsylvania College, the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, and the Philadelphia College of Medicine, there are...
Topics: Lecture notes, Haverford College, Hygiene
Volume of Parke’s notes, 1767, on Pierre Joseph Macquer’s Elements of the theory and practice of chymistry (1764), considering elements and their interactions; Geoffroy’s table of comparative affinities; and metals and their ores. Volume also includes Parke’s notes of examination questions on anatomy and chemistry given to graduates of the College of Philadelphia’s Medical School in 1769. Examiners include Adam Kuhn, John Morgan, and William Shippen
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Examinations -- Questions, Anatomy,...
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Anatomy
Second of four volumes of notes by an unidentified student on the materia medica lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton, delivered at the University of Pennsylvania.Lecture topics include astringents, tonics, stimulants, emetics, cathartics, diuretics, antilithics, anthelmintics, emmenagogues, blisters and their therapeutic use in the treatment of various diseases.Date range determined by internal references to the later part of 1805 and the fact that Barton ceased to be professor of materia medica...
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815,...
Fourth of four volumes of notes by an unidentified student on the materia medica lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton, delivered at the University of Pennsylvania.Lecture topics include astringents, tonics, stimulants, emetics, cathartics, diuretics, antilithics, anthelmintics, emmenagogues, blisters and their therapeutic use in the treatment of various diseases.Date range determined by internal references to the later part of 1805 and the fact that Barton ceased to be professor of materia medica...
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815,...
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Chemistry
Second of two volumes of the William H. McPherson notes on the lectures of Charles Hemple (MSS 2/042). Charles Hemple taught at the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania [Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia]. Notes include listing of substances, generally poisons or acids, with relevant symptoms and effects on various anatomical groups (cerebral, nervous, inflammatory, cutaneous, gastric, etc.) and antidotes. Volume 2 contains S through Z and an alphabetical listing of other...
Topics: Lecture notes, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hemple, Charles J. (Charles...
One volume of notes taken by an unidentified student on 13 natural history or zoological lectures of Benjamin S. Barton, delivered at the University of Pennsylvania. Lectures 2-10 are dated from December 9, 1809 to January 6, 1810. Lecture 11 is either missing or not identified as such. Lectures 1-12 cover mammals and lecture 13 discusses ornithology.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815,...
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library
by Hartshorne, Henry, 1823-1897
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This folder of items is part of Series IV: Lecture Courses, Subseries 4.6: Woman's Medical College of Philadelphia of the Henry Hartshorne Papers (MSS 2/030). This series contains lecture courses on various subjects principally hygiene at different institutions. Although occasional texts exist for courses at the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute, the Institute for Colored Youth, Pennsylvania College, the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, and the Philadelphia College of...
Topics: Lecture notes, Woman's Medical College of Philadelphia, Physiology
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library
by Hatfield, Nathan L. (Nathan Lewis)
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This folder of items is part of Series 1: Student lecture notes, Subseries 1.2: Jefferson Medical College of the Nathan L. Hatfiled Papers (MSS 2/213). Series I of the Nathan Hatfield papers documents his medical education and early career and personal interests. The collection contains notes on lectures from both the University of Pennsylvania and the first session of Jefferson Medical College. Lecturers at Jefferson Medical College include: Francis S. Beattie on midwifery, John Eberle on...
Topics: Lecture notes, Jefferson Medical College, General Surgery
Session 1836-1837
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Surgery
First of two volumes in the Jonathan Archer notes on the lectures of Benjamin Rush collection (10a 453).This collection includes volumes 4 and 5 of a set of notes taken by John Archer on the lectures of Benjamin Rush, delivered at the University of Pennsylvania from 1796-1797.Topics covered include pathology, the causes of disease, therapeutics, and the practice of medicine, particularly in the case of fevers.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813, Disease,...
Session 1842-1843
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Surgery
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Materia Medica
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library
by Stuart, James H. (James Henry), 1828-1854
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This folder is part of the Forster Family Papers (MSS 2/300). The collection contains letters sent and received, 1819-1880, by members of the Forster family of Dauphin County, Pa., particularly General John Forster (1777-1863); his second wife, Margaret S. Forster (1804-1891); Mrs. Forster's son, James H. Stuart (1828-1854); and Benjamin L. Forster, the second son of John and Margaret Forster. Although the content of the Forster family letters is personal in nature, there are many observations...
Topics: Correspondence, Homeopathy, Medical students -- Philadelphia, Pa. -- Nineteenth century, Public...
This volume is the second of four volumes in Series II: Notes on Medical Texts of the John Wiley Papers (MSS 2/059). The collection of five notebooks documents John Wiley's medical education at Jefferson Medical College, 1835-1842, and gives some sketchy information about his later professional life. The volumes in Series II of the Wiley collection contain extensive notes (1835-1842) on medical texts many of which Wiley was reading in the spring and summer of 1835, possibly preceding his course...
Topics: Lecture notes, Jefferson Medical College, Anatomy
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library
by Hartshorne, Henry, 1823-1897
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This folder of items is part of Series IV: Lecture Courses, Subseries 4.4: University of Pennsylvania Auxiliary Faculty of Medicine of the Henry Hartshorne Papers (MSS 2/030). This series contains lecture courses on various subjects principally hygiene at different institutions. Although occasional texts exist for courses at the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute, the Institute for Colored Youth, Pennsylvania College, the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, and the...
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Hygiene
Alexander Jackson’s notes, 26 January through 27 February 1824, from lectures in Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania. Includes occasional diagrams and subject index. Lecturers include: Nathaniel Chapman on the practice of medicine, John Redman Coxe on materia medica, William Gibson on surgery, and William P. Dewees and Thomas C. James on midwifery. Includes occasional notes on Robert Hare on chemistry and Philip Syng Physick on anatomy.
Topics: Lecture notes, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Chapman, Nathaniel, Coxe, John...
Register book of all matriculated students at Jefferson Medical College from 1849-1859. Includes student's name, address, academic course, preceptor, and previous institution.
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Matriculation, Records
Topics: Medical education, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Anatomy