From all of the ghosts who roam the halls of MedChi, Happy Halloween!
Randolph Winslow, M.D. (1852-1937) held a membership in the American Medical Association, Southern Surgical and Gynecological Association, and was a Vice President of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland.
In these roles, Dr. Winslow travelled to many of the AMA’s annual meetings in cities across the country and collected House of Delegates’ badges from each meeting. We recently found the badges from these trips, which he gave to MedChi before his death in 1937. Each of the badges is distinctive, featuring notable images from each of the cities in which the meetings were held.
Portland, Oregon 1905 (please note the beaver!)
It’s always fun to look through the old strong-boxes in the archives. You never know what treasures you will find!
I measured and there were 176 linear feet of shelving that needed to be filled. Not all of it would be filled with books, I wanted to add some artifacts and other items to create vignettes to help illustrate the story of MedChi.
All of the books had to be dusted and cleaned, using paintbrushes and soft cloths, before we could put them back on the shelves.
There’s still a bit to finish up. I am waiting for stands for some of the framed pieces, and some more artifacts from donors.