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William Helfand collection of medical ephemera

 Collection
Call Number: Pam Coll 8

Overview

The collection contains printed ephemera related to medicine and pharmacy either arranged in albums by William Helfand or donated in loose form. These include trade cards (some on marijuana and street drugs), postcards, advertisements in various formats for patent medicines and devices, advertisements for cancer cures, playing cards, cards of famous scientists and physicians, stock certificates for pharmaceutical companies, photographs of old pharmacies, pharmacy prescription envelopes, stereoscopic photographs, and more.

Dates

  • 1817-2007

Creator

Language of Materials

Mostly in English, but also in a variety of other languages, among them French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by William Helfand.

Extent

5 Linear Feet ((16 three-ring albums and 2 archives boxes one of which is legal size) )

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/med.pam.0008

Title
William Helfand collection of medical ephemera
Status
Completed
Author
Toby A. Appel
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Medical Historical Library, Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library Repository

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