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Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center, Archives and Special Collections

The Legacy Center is the repository for the records and heritage of Drexel University College of Medicine and its predecessor institutions, including Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania (W/MCP), Hahnemann University, and the Schools of Nursing and Allied Health affiliated with both of these schools. Our collections are particularly strong in documenting the history of women in medicine and the history of homeopathic medicine in the United States.



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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 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...
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
Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center, Archives and Special Collections
by Sandra L. Chaff; Ruth Haimbach; Carol Fenichel; Nina B. Woodside
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Over 4000 references to books, journal articles (medical and nonmedical), and doctoral dissertations that appeared between 1750-1975. Excludes biographical dictionaries, newspaper items, information from history of medicine textbooks, and letters-to-the-editor. Comprehensive coverage for American literature and representative for international literature. Citations arranged geographically under broad headings, e.g.,  Specialties, Missionary activity, Wartime activity, and Fiction. Entry gives...
Topics: Women in medicine, Women missionaries, Women physicians, Bibliographies
The 1953 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The 1997 yearbook for the Hahnemann University School of Medicine. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The 1988 yearbook for the Hahnemann University School of Allied Health Professions. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann University, Hahnemann University. Allied Health Professions, Drexel University. College...
The 1985 yearbook for the Hahnemann University School of Medicine. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The 2011 yearbook for the Drexel University College of Medicine. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, Drexel University. College of Medicine,...
The 1992 yearbook for the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Drexel University....
Philadelphia, world's medical centre: by word and picture this book typifies the tremendous growth of Philadelphia's institutions in the field of medical science and proves conclusively its right to the title--world's medical centre.Philadelphia, world's medical centre : by word and picture this book typifies the tremendous growth of Philadelphia's institutions in the field of medical science and proves conclusively its right to the title--world's medical centre.
Topics: medicine, Philadelphia, history of medicine, hospitals, Drexel University
The 1980 yearbook for the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Drexel University....
The 2006 yearbook for the Drexel University College of Medicine. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, Drexel University. College of Medicine,...
The 1975 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
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...
The 1941 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The 1954 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
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The 1987 yearbook for the Hahnemann University School of Allied Health Professions. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann University, Hahnemann University. Allied Health Professions, Drexel University. College...
The 1928 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The 1967 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital School of Nursing. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University. School of Nursing,...
The 1992 yearbook for the Hahnemann University School of Medicine. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The Bradford collection contains biographical information of homeopathic physicians and institutional history of the Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia. The entries include materials from 1868 to 1918, even though it is dated 1916.
Topics: Homeopathy -- History, Physicians -- Biography, Homœopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania,...
The 1959 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The Medical Heritage Library
by Geiger, Theodore S.
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Handwritten bound thesis received by the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania. As a requirement of the College, each candidate composed a thesis, or essay, in their own handwriting, on the medical subject of their choosing, in order to be considered for the degree of medicine. Essays were also required to be written on thesis paper, of a uniform size, and the alternate pages being left blank. Theses are bound by year (most of the time), however, each individual thesis has its own record....
Topics: Medical education, Medical students, Indigestion, Maryland, Thesis, Homeopathy, Homœopathic...
The 1961 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The 1980 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The 2002 yearbook for the MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, Drexel University. College of Medicine,...
The 1988 yearbook for the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Drexel University....
The 1985 yearbook for the Hahnemann University Graduate School. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann University, Hahnemann University. Allied Health Professions, Drexel University. College...
The 1973 yearbook for the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Drexel University....
The 1995 yearbook for the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Drexel University....
The 1944 yearbook for the Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University. School of Nursing,...
Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center, Archives and Special Collections
by Hahnemann University School of Health Sciences and Humanities and Graduate School; Medical College of Pennsylvania
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The 1996 yearbook for the Hahnemann University School of Health Sciences and Humanities and Graduate School; Medical College of Pennsylvania
Topics: Hahnemann University, Hahnemann University. Allied Health Professions, Drexel University. College...
The 2004 yearbook for the Drexel University College of Medicine. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, Drexel University. College of Medicine,...
The 2007 yearbook for the Drexel University College of Medicine. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, Drexel University. College of Medicine,...
The 1992 yearbook for the Hahnemann University School of Health Sciences and Humanities. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann University, Hahnemann University. Allied Health Professions, Drexel University. College...
The 1950 yearbook for the Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University. School of Nursing,...
The 1964 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital School of Nursing. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University. School of Nursing,...
The 1969 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital School of Nursing. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University. School of Nursing,...
The 1979 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The 1994 yearbook for the Hahnemann University School of Medicine. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The 1998 yearbook for the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Drexel University....
The 1959 yearbook for the Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University. School of Nursing,...
The Bradford collection contains biographical information of homeopathic physicians and institutional history of the Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia. The entries include materials from 1868 to 1918, even though it is dated 1916.
Topics: Homeopathy -- History, Physicians -- Biography, Homœopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania,...
The Bradford collection contains biographical information of homeopathic physicians and institutional history of the Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia. The entries include materials from 1868 to 1918, even though it is dated 1916.
Topics: Homeopathy -- History, Physicians -- Biography, Homœopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania,...
The Medical Heritage Library
by Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania
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Bound minute book containing detailed record of the deliberations of, and resolutions adopted at, stated and special meetings of the faculty of the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania. The College was founded in 1848 to provide standardized training in the emerging system of medicine called homeopathy. In 1869 the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann Medical College (founded in 1867) merged to create a new institution called Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia.
Topics: Homeopathy--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia, Medical education, Medical...
The 1938 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The 1937 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The 1961 yearbook for the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Medical College of...
The 1906 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The Bradford collection contains biographical information of homeopathic physicians and institutional history of the Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia. The entries include materials from 1868 to 1918, even though it is dated 1916.
Topics: Homeopathy -- History, Physicians -- Biography, Homœopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania,...
The 1986 yearbook for the Hahnemann University School of Medicine. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The 1944 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The Bradford collection contains biographical information of homeopathic physicians and institutional history of the Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia. The entries include materials from 1868 to 1918, even though it is dated 1916.
Topics: Homeopathy -- History, Physicians -- Biography, Constantine Hering (1800-1880), Homœopathic...
The 1963 yearbook for the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Drexel University....
The 2005 yearbook for the Drexel University College of Medicine. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, Drexel University. College of Medicine,...
The 1943 (part 1) yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The Bradford collection contains biographical information of homeopathic physicians and institutional history of the Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia. The entries include materials from 1868 to 1918, even though it is dated 1916.
Topics: Homeopathy -- History, Physicians -- Biography, Homœopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania,...
The 1976 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The 1991 yearbook for the Hahnemann University School of Health Sciences and Humanities. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann University, Hahnemann University. Allied Health Professions, Drexel University. College...
The 1981 yearbook for the Hahnemann College of Allied Health Professions. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann University, Hahnemann University. Allied Health Professions, Drexel University. College...
The 1997 yearbook for the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Drexel University....
The Bradford collection contains biographical information of homeopathic physicians and institutional history of the Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia. The entries include materials from 1868 to 1918, even though it is dated 1916.
Topics: Homeopathy -- History, Physicians -- Biography, Homœopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania,...
The 1963 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital School of Nursing. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University. School of Nursing,...
The 1983 yearbook for the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Drexel University....
The 1929 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The 1974 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The Bradford collection contains biographical information of homeopathic physicians and institutional history of the Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia. The entries include materials from 1868 to 1918, even though it is dated 1916.
Topics: Homeopathy -- History, Physicians -- Biography, Homœopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania,...
The 1956 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The 1982 yearbook for the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Drexel University....
The 2000 yearbook for the MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, Drexel University. College of Medicine,...
The Medical Heritage Library
by Morse, Calvin E. (Calvin Emory)
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Handwritten bound thesis received by the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania. As a requirement of the College, each candidate composed a thesis, or essay, in their own handwriting, on the medical subject of their choosing, in order to be considered for the degree of medicine. Essays were also required to be written on thesis paper, of a uniform size, and the alternate pages being left blank. Theses are bound by year (most of the time), however, each individual thesis has its own record....
Topics: Medical education, Medical students, Liver, Massachusetts, Thesis, Homeopathy, Homœopathic Medical...
The 1933 yearbook for the Hahnemann Medical College. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Drexel University....
The 1995 yearbook for the Hahnemann University School of Health Sciences and Humanities. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Hahnemann University, Hahnemann University. Allied Health Professions, Drexel University. College...
The 1962 yearbook for the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania. Over the years, the name of the institution changed many times and title of the yearbooks varied. Several years are missing or were not published.
Topics: Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Drexel University....