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Thomas J. Owens
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Philadelphia General Hospital
Owens, Thomas J.
Thomas J. Owens standing with Head Nurse (?), outside of Men's Venereal Ward clinic door.
Back of image: "Pop" Owens to right/in charge of Men's Medical Wards. Other person was in charge of Men's Venereal Ward (Name has escaped me/both splendid men.
Thomas J. Owens was resident physician at PGH in 1888.
Original image: Philadelphia General Hospital Photograph Collection, Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, box 1, photo no. 8
Philadelphia General Hospital was originally part of the Philadelphia Almshouse, which was founded in 1731 for the city’s poor, elderly and indigent. Nicknamed “Old Blockley,” because of its location in Blockley Township of West Philadelphia, the hospital was renamed Philadelphia General Hospital in 1919. The hospital eventually closed in 1977. The images in this collection have been compiled from a number of sources but appear to be predominantly from the personal photo albums of attending physicians.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Is Part Of
Bower, John L. (John Lincoln), 1865-1955. Bower album
History, 19th Century
1 photograph : albumen print, sepia
9 x 12.5 cm
“Thomas J. Owens,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed July 7, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/610.