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New Collection on Veterinary Science at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

In 2012, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania purchased the papers of veterinarian George F. Parry and his family. George F. Parry (1838-1886) of Bucks County, PA, was one of the first veterinarians to receive professional veterinary training in the United States. 

Drexel University acquires faculty papers from the dawn of the Macintosh

Drexel University Archives and Special Collections acquires faculty papers from the dawn of the Macintosh.  Hewett collection now open for research.

Correspondenzblatt der Homoeopatischen Aerzt at Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center

Sixteen issues of The Correspondenzblatt der Homoeopatischen Aerzte (1835-1836), the first American publication on the practice of homeopathy, has been fully translated to English and digitized, and can be browsed on the Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center website.

American Philosophical Society receives the papers of Britton Chance

The Library of the American Philosophical Society has received the papers of Britton Chance (1913-2010), the Eldridge Reeves Johnson Emeritus Professor of Biophysics, Physical Chemistry, and Radiologic Physics at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania obtains American Society for Testing Materials records

The American Society for Testing and Materials was founded in 1898 by a group of engineers and scientists to tackle the problem of frequent break in railroad tracks.  The ASTM, today called ASTM International, continues its work from its headquarters in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

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