Answered By: Biomedical Library
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2020     Views: 48

There are two books covering the history of the med school here at Penn.

Corner, George Washington. Two centuries of medicine; a history of the School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1965. Location: Van Pelt Library, R747 .P42 1965 and Biomedical Library. R747.P42 C42t 1965.

Cooper, David Y. Innovation and tradition at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine : an anecdotal journey. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990. Location: Van Pelt Library, R747.U6837 C66 1990 and Biomedical Library. R747.U6837 C66 1990.

Additionally, the University Archives holds much of the School of Medicine historical documents. 

The history of medicine in Philadelphia, for which there is much, can be found in the extensive collection at the College of Physicians Historical Library in Philadelphia. It is open to the public by appointment only.

The amphitheater is part of Pennsylvania Hospital. You can read more about it here.

More information about visiting the amphitheater can also be found on the History of the Pennsylvania Hospital website.

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