Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia

AUCTION 2 | Tuesday, June 03rd, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art Including Property from a Dutch Private Collector and the Late T. Nachum Gidal

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Lot 197

Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia

Second Annual Report of the Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia, - Thirtieth Report. 1866-1895. Together 29 Annual Reports, bound in 4 vols. WITH: Nine additional Annual Reports, 1897-1930. * Association’s Constitution and By-Laws, 1908. * Solis-Cohen, Solomon and Heist, George. Experimental Studies in Immunization Against Pneumococcal Infection. 1918 * Jewish Hospital of Philadelphia. Five Dedicatory Programs, etc. 1943-60 Each vol. with frontispiece of Hospital building, later Reports with additional plates.Contemporary half-morocco, first vol. with bookplate of David Sulzberger, lacks wrappers, others in original printed wrappers, and boards, 8vo. Together 20 vols

Philadelphia: v.d

Est: $1,500 - $2,500
Great deal of medical and social history of one of the earliest Jewish Hospitals founded in the United States. Annual Reports include lists of Association Officers, Committee Members and Benefactors (many prominent local names); Resident Physician’s Reports, budgetary and administrative details. Topics discussed include medical conditions and treatments - “Cases of Interest” - causes of death, and patient’s statistical information (age, profession, country of origin). Together with most intriguing Lists of Sundry Donations...(viz. Report of 1874): “eight cemetery lots, one horse, 4 fire axes, medical books, silver Yad, esrog and lulav, men’s underwear, 2 turkeys for Sabbath Chanuka, box of cigars, 2 gallons whiskey,...” Perhaps it is no wonder the average hospital stay was 41.8 days!