Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Records 1855 - 2006


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Records, 1855 - 2006

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Records 1855 - 2006

Established in 1855, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was the first hospital in the United States to care exclusively for children, and was key in establishing the foundations of modern day pediatric medicine. Medical staff members at CHOP have been at the forefront of innovation for decades, and their work has had impacts which can be seen to this day, in the form of the Isolette Incubator, the Measles vaccine, and its participation in The Human Genome Project. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Records (1855 to 2006) extensively documents the activities of the Public Relations and Planning and Development Departments from the early 1960’s to the early 1990’s. The bibliographies, published works, correspondence and interviews with several major figures in pediatric medicine, such as Doctors C. Everett Koop, Jean Cortner, and Gertrude and Werner Henle, can also be found within. An extensive portion of the collection is in non-document form, and consists of bound volumes, photographs, negatives, 35 mm slides, and film reels.

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Henle, Gertrude, 1912- (person)

Chapple, Charles C. (person)

Henle, Werner, 1910-1987 (person)

Biographical sketch: Werner and Gertrude Szpingier Henle were a prodigious force in virology, immunology, and viral oncology during the second half the twentieth century. Researching together, they explored the various mechanisms involved in viral infection. A pragmatic research team, the Henles utilized their research to develop methods of diagnosis and immunization from infectious diseases. The Henles first received acclaim for their work on infectious viruses. In 1943, they convincingly demon...

Radbill, Samuel X., 1901-1987 (person)

Samuel X Radbill, pediatrician and medical historian, was born in Philadelphia in 1901. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1924 and married Frances Hoffman in 1925. In 1926, he opened a private practice in his home and was certified as a pediatrician in 1938. Radbill died in Philadelphia in 1987. Radbill interned at Lancaster General Hospital and served his residency at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. After becoming certified as a...

Bonnem, Shirley (person)

Koop, C. Everett (Charles Everett), 1916-2013 (person)

Dr. C. Everett Koop was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) in February 1981, and sworn in as Surgeon General on November 17, 1981. Additionally, he was appointed director of the Office of International Health in May 1982. Before joining PHS, Dr. Koop, a pediatric surgeon with an international reputation, was surgeon-in-chief of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and professor of pediatric surgery and pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr...

Bongiovanni, Alfred M., 1921- (person)