The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library


The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library is a searchable image database and exhibition platform dedicated to celebrating and communicating the history of medicine. The Digital Library launched in December 2013 with images drawn from the Historical Medical Library collection, with strengths in the history of anatomy and botanical medicine. Highlights include images from rare incunabula previously unavailable online, unusual selections from more popular early modern anatomists, and over 300 photos from the Philadelphia General Hospital Photograph Collection.

Imaging continues in the College Library, with new items being added monthly. Check back again soon for selections from our collection of Medical Trade Ephemera as well as new exhibitions.

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Are there images or subjects you’d love to see added to the database? Do you want to request an image for a usage not covered by the license, including commercial purposes? Send all questions and suggestions to us at