Free visit to the Historic Medical Library archives at the Mütter Museum

January 16, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Mütter Museum

Join The Halide Project at the Mütter Museum for a presentation of historical photographs from the archives of The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The HML’s collections feature scrapbooks, cabinet cards, albumen prints, silver gelatin, and daguerreotypes. These mostly 19th/early 20th century images help document the history of medicine in Philadelphia, from the Philadelphia General Hospital to medical illustrators.

“The Birthplace of American Medicine®,” national historic landmark, and one of the oldest professional organizations in the country, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia was founded in 1787 “to advance the science of medicine and to thereby lessen human misery.” The College collections exist within the Mütter Museum and the Historical Medical Library, an independent research library of books and archives that serves hundreds of scholars, health professionals, students, and popular writers each year.

Age 18 and over. While this event is free, space is limited! Registration required*

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