New Acquisitions and Digitized Archives at Drexel University

New acquisitions Daniel Bohn, MD, and Ralph Bohn, MD papers, circa 1905-1919 The Legacy Center, Drexel University .8 linear feet Papers of Daniel Bohn, M.D. (d. 1963, Hahnemann Medical College, 1894), who practiced in Altoona, PA, and his son Ralph W. Bohn, MD (Hahnemann Medical College, 1924), a psychiatrist practicing in New York (Gowanda State Homeopathic Hospital). The collection includes Daniel Bohn’s World War I diary, 1918-1919; family photographs; correspondence from the Gable family of Pittsburgh; news clippings; ephemera concerning Daniel and Ralph Bohn and Ted Geary (Hahnemann Medical College, 1924, brother-in-law to Ralph Bohn); and medical instruments owned by Daniel Bohn. Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia records, 1899 to 2012 (bulk 2000-2007) The Legacy Center, Drexel University 19 linear feet The Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia was founded in 1868, composed of male doctors interested in diseases and problems peculiar to women. The Society held events featuring case studies, autopsy specimens, and discussion, and continues today in a similar vein. The organization’s records include meeting and council minutes circa 1938 to circa 2009; by-laws; Office of the President records from 1938 through 1943; financial records, 2001-2008; files on lectures presented by the OB Society, 2000 to 2007, including dvd recordings; Society newsletters, 1987-2003; Resident Education Day materials; correspondence; curriculum vitae; book list; information on the Society's OB-GYN review course; and Society seminars, dating from 2010 to 2012. The collection is unprocessed but has a box-level inventory. Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins Collection The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University App. 2 linear feet Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins was an English paleoartist known for his dinosaur sculptures in the Crystal Palace in England, and for mounting the skeleton of Hadrosaurus foulkii (found in Haddonfield, New Jersey in 1858 and identified by Joseph Leidy) for display at the Academy of Natural Sciences in 1868. The collection contains lectures, correspondence, but mostly sketches by Hawkins of animals and prehistoric subjects. The collection does include a few sketches of Hawkins’ family. George E. Pfahler collection of radiology lantern slides, circa 1913-1934 The Legacy Center, Drexel University 4.5 linear feet (approximately 900 slides) Slides from 1913-1934 documenting patients of pioneering radiologist George Edward Pfahler, M.D. (1874-1957). Images show various conditions and progress with radiology treatment, including birthmarks; lip and breast cancer; myelomas; and tumors. Corinne H. Robinson papers, 1926-1999 Drexel University Archives 7 volumes Seven volumes, typescript, of personal and professional writings by Corinne H. Robinson, MS, professor of nutrition and head of the Nutrition Dept. in the College of Home Economics in the 1950s and 1960s. The first 4 volumes include personal and professional writing from youth to retirement. The remaining three volumes contain an unpublished autobiography. Newly processed Stella Yates Botelho papers 1823-1987, bulk 1919-1981 The Legacy Center, Drexel University Stella Yates Botelho, M.D. (b. 1919) is an alumnus of Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania (M.D. 1949) and the University of Pennsylvania (A.B. 1940). She specialized in the field of physiology and had a distinguished career as a researcher and teacher. The papers include materials documenting both her personal life and professional career. While in medical school, Botelho contracted tuberculosis and spent nearly a year at Eagleville Sanatorium, which is discussed in her diary from this time. At the University of Pennsylvania Botelho taught courses in applied and medical physiology and she maintained an active research lab, studying respiratory physiology, neuromuscular physiology, the spinal cord, and secretion of exocrine glands. She published over 40 scientific articles in the field of physiology, was the principal investigator on numerous scientific grants, and mentored dozens of pre- and post-doctoral students. Leonard X. Finegold papers, 1960-2014 Drexel University Archives 9 cubic feet Papers of Leonard X. Finegold, PhD, longtime Professor of Physics at Drexel University. The collection includes his teaching materials (including lectures, syllabi, labs) his research files (including notebooks, journals, correspondence, and published articles). Hahnemann Academic Affairs 1848-2009, bulk 1928-1994 The Legacy Center, Drexel University The Hahnemann University Academic Affairs records house the files of Hahnemann University and date from 1848 to 2009. The collection consists of annual and accreditation reports; minutes, memoranda, and correspondence from various committees, councils, and departments; records of student life and research; departmental research and publications; curriculum development and teaching materials; and other records created as a result of medical school governance. This collection thoroughly evidences the challenges, mission, accomplishments, and changes of a long-standing medical education program. While similar medical school records likely exist elsewhere, this collection provides a unique perspective on a school rooted in alternative medicine that evolved to remain prominent in the ever-shifting realms of medical education, research, and practice. John J. Nesbitt, Inc. and Family records, 1910-1974 Drexel University Archives 0.33 cubic feet Records of the John J. Nesbitt, Inc., heating and air conditioning company, including marketing publications, ephemera, catalogs, annual reports, and one official company newsletter. The collection also includes papers of Albert J. Nesbitt, president of John J. Nesbitt, Inc. and trustee of the Drexel Institute. The collection is useful to researchers interested in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning products for schools. Newly digitized Bradford collection of biographies of Homoeopathic Physicians The Legacy Center, Drexel University Finding aid: Dr. Thomas L. Bradford (1847-1918) was a practicing homeopathic physician in Maine, Europe and Philadelphia. While practicing and teaching in Philadelphia he served as curator for the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia. From 1896 to 1916, he collected, organized and maintained material for 35 scrapbooks of biographical information about homeopathic physicians. Digitized on Internet Archive here.