|The Burns Medical Collection is generally recognized as America's
largest and most comprehensive accumulation of early medical and
dental photography. The collection Contains over 40,000 original
photographs from the 1840-1920 era. Many of these photographs
are unique images: Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, tintypes and personal
albums. Several thousand photos 1920-1996 document modern medical
practice including images depicting some of the latest operative
procedures. Seven books and hundreds of articles have been produced
by the Archive using these photographs. (see Products & Services).
Dr. Rodman Operating. Philadelphia 1902.