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  • Portrait of Anna M. Longshore Potts, MD. (The Legacy Center Archives and Special Collections)

    From the Collections: Potts, Kettle, Quack?

    February 26, 2009

    Dr. Anna Longshore-Potts was a 19th century physician and a member of the first graduating class of Female Medical College of Pennsylvania (later Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania) in 1852. Dr. Longshore-Potts was a very prolific preventative health lecturer and public speaker who spoke all over the world. This blog post looks at Dr. Longshore-Potts' legacy and specifically about the challenges she encountered as an early woman in the medical field. While she was wildly popular she also faced huge backlash from many prominent male physicians, both in America and abroad, who strongly disregarded her as intellectually inferior because she was a woman.

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    You Can’t Always Get What You Want…

    February 25, 2009

    On December 4, 2009, the Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center Archives moved from Drexel University’s Hagerty Library to a new space at the Drexel University College of Medicine Queen Lane Campus. This blog post is an update on a layout change that involved putting an electrical room within the space designated for the archive stacks. The post updates readers, goes over some of the challenges with the proposed update, and ends on a positive note looking forward to the new space.

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  • Correspondenzblatt der Homoeopathischen Aerzte, October 22, 1835. (The Legacy Center Archives and Special Collections)

    From the Collections: Correspondenzblatt der Homoeopathischen Aerzte

    February 17, 2009

    The Correspondenzblatt der Homoeopathischen Aerzte was a shortlived publication put out in 1835 and 1836 by the North American Academy of the Homeopathic Healing Art (better known as the Allentown Academy). The Correspondenzblatt was the first homeopathic medical journal published in the United States, and was edited by one of the founding homeopathic physicians in America, Dr. Constantine Herring. This blog post discusses what the journal is, where it came from, and what it wrote about.

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  • Rebecca Cole's thesis, the Eye and Its Appendages. (The Legacy Center Archives and Special Collections)

    From the collections: Dr. Rebecca Cole

    February 6, 2009

    Dr. Rebecca Cole was a 1867 graduate of Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, and the second African American woman in the United States to recieve a medical degree. This blog post draws together disparate details on Dr. Cole and attempts to create a narrative of her 50 years of medical work that she undertook after her 1867 graduation and before her death in 1922.

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