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Surgical Amphitheater

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Title

Surgical Amphitheater

Subject

Operating Rooms
General surgery
General surgery--Education
Surgical Instruments
Anesthesia, Inhalation
Physicians
Nurses
Blockley Almshouse
Philadelphia General Hospital
Da Costa, J. Chalmers (John Chalmers), 1863-1933
Photographs

Description

J. Chalmers DaCosta operating in front of class, nurses and physicians present.
J. Chalmers DaCosta was a member of was a member of PGH Surgical Staff. Pfahler was resident physician at PGH, 1898-1902.
Back of image: Surgical Amphitheatre/Dr. J Charles [sic] DaCosta operating./Old Blockley Phila Hosp/1900.

Source

Original image: Philadelphia General Hospital Photograph Collection, Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, box 3, photo no. 11
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

ca. 1900

Identifier

PGH_3_11

Is Part Of

Pfahler, George E. (George Edward), 1874-1957. Pfahler collection

Spatial Coverage

Philadelphia

Temporal Coverage

History, 19th Century

Original Format

1 photograph

Physical Dimensions

12 x 17 cm

Citation

“Surgical Amphitheater,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed November 26, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/665.

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