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Thomas J. Owens

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Title

Thomas J. Owens

Subject

Physicians
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Hospital Units
Blockley Almshouse
Philadelphia General Hospital
Owens, Thomas J.
Photographs
Portraits

Description

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.

Source

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.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1888

Type

StillImage

Identifier

PGH_1_8

Temporal Coverage

History, 19th Century

Spatial Coverage

Philadelphia

Is Part Of

Bower, John L. (John Lincoln), 1865-1955. Bower album

Original Format

1 photograph : albumen print, sepia

Physical Dimensions

9 x 12.5 cm

Citation

“Thomas J. Owens,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed August 11, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/610.