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Medicine and Health (7 collections)

  • Chester County History Center – William Riley Blakeslee Diary Collection

    Chester County History Center – William Riley Blakeslee Diary Collection

    The two digitized diaries of William Riley Blakeslee consist of 538 scanned pages and date from January 1862 to December 1863.  Found within the diaries are more

  • College of Physicians of Philadelphia – Colonial Formularies Collection

    College of Physicians of Philadelphia – Colonial Formularies Collection

    This collection provides access to two rare dispensatories and receptures that illuminate the therapeutic practices and medical orientation of two dispensing physicians in the multilingual colonial more

  • Erie County Public Library – Erie County COVID-19 Oral Histories

    Erie County Public Library – Erie County COVID-19 Oral Histories

    This collection of audio-only interviews show the impact that COVID-19 had on businesses, local government, the healthcare sector, educational intuitions, non-profits, and houses of worship. Community more

  • New Cumberland Public Library – William D. Bailey 1863 Civil War Diary

    New Cumberland Public Library – William D. Bailey 1863 Civil War Diary

    William D. Bailey, from Dillsburg, Pa., served as a surgeon with the 78th Pennsylvania Volunteers, under Colonel Sirwell. He enlisted March 14, 1863, was promoted from more

  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College – Cresson Sanatorium

    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College – Cresson Sanatorium

    In 1900, there were 34 sanatoriums in the United States. By 1925 there were 536. The Cresson Sanatorium was one of the earlier sanatoriums and provides more

  • Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center – Rosina Heydrich’s Midwifery Manual and Ledger, 1770-1819

    Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center – Rosina Heydrich’s Midwifery Manual and Ledger, 1770-1819

    An extensive midwifery manuscript (Hebamme Büchlein) in the archive of the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, penned between the years 1770-1819, is attributed to Rosina Heydrich, more

  • Scranton Public Library – The Story of the Community Medical Center

    Scranton Public Library – The Story of the Community Medical Center

    Contains over 100 photographs, scrapbooks, newsletters, and other items from the century-long history of this storied health care provider.