Finding Aid
P. Brooke Bland
P. Brooke Bland
1875-1940

MS009
P. Brooke Bland Papers
1907-1941
2.75 linear ft. (5 boxes)

Biographical Note
Pascal Brooke Bland was born May 9, 1875 in Monocacy, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1901 as class president, and he spent the next fifteen months as a Resident Physician at the Jefferson Hospital. Upon finishing his residency he was a Demonstrator in the Jefferson Department of Gynecology, and he began practicing in South Philadelphia. He was an Assistant Professor of Gynecology at JMC from 1910 until 1925 when he became a Professor of Obstetrics and Chief Obstetrician of the Jefferson Hospital. In 1937 he both became Professor Emeritus and established the first Residency in Obstetrics at Jefferson. Dr. Bland committed suicide October 31, 1940. His collection of rare books on the history of medicine and a rare early-nineteenth century birth chair was bequeathed to Jefferson Medical College.

Scope and Contents
The bulk of this collection consists of academic addresses, publications, manuscripts, and notes mostly from the 1930s. It also contains biographical material, information about Bland's personal rare book collection, several academic robes, and cuts used in printing a student guide booklet.

Organization and Arrangement

  1. Biography (1929-1941)
  2. Addresses (1907-1939)
  3. Publications (1917-1941)
  4. Manuscripts (1926-1936)
  5. Manuscripts other authors (1934-1936)
  6. Correspondence (1934-1940)
  7. Notes (1933-1938)
    1. Notes (1933, n.d.)
    2. Clinic Notes (1934-1938)

  8. Teaching Materials (1928-1937)
  9. Rare Book Collection (1935-1941)
  10. Events and Ephemera (1940)
  11. Necrology (1940)
  12. Artifacts (n.d.)

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