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.
by ANDERS, James M. (1854-1936).
Philadelphia:: ., 1930. 4to. Copious photos and illus. 108 pp. Blue gilt-stamped cloth; library markings. Very good. Contents: "History of the Outstanding Achievements of Philadelphia as a Medical Center" – "A brief History of the Philadelphia County Medical Society" – John Welsh Croskey, "Philadelphia General Hospital," [etc.]. Medical boosterism at its best. Using a series of faux newspaper headlined articles, Philadelphia is presented as the Mecca of Modern Medicine in the world. Articles are contributed by leading local physicians, such as Dr. Anders, author of The Theory and Practice of Medicine, and a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France. Each hospital and medical college in the area is highlighted in the article-style format, and amongst the serious descriptions, superlatives abound. A remarkable historical artifact of Philadelphia medicine and its culture in 1930. There are two issues of this work, one with 156 pages, and this one with 108 pages.
(Inventory #: MMRM1077)
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