Fonds P016 - Philip Franklin Fonds

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Philip Franklin Fonds

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0,2 cm of textual records (21 items).

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Philip Franklin was born on February 1, 1878, in San Francisco, California. His father, J. L. Franklin. Philip became an aural surgeon and had dealings with Dr. Osler. In 1903, he married Ethel Julia White, who was originally from London, and they had a daughter named Betty.

Philip Franklin was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and served on the board of governors for the American Hospital in London as well as the position of Honorary Organizing Secretary. He was Acting Aural Surgeon at Evelina's Children's Hospital in London in 1920. Franklin was a signee, along with Dr. Osler, on certificates for the Fellowship of Medicine's Emergency Post-Graduate Course.

Franklin authored several works, including "Importance of Nose-Breathing in Infancy", published in National Health in 1919. He also authored "Elements of Nasal and Aural Hygiene". Franklin passed away in 1951.

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Donated by A.H.T. Robb-Smith, 22 November 1988 and 8 April 1989. Old accession number 927

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Fonds shows Dr. Philip Franklin's relations and activities with Sir William Osler regarding the Post-Graduate Scheme in England and the American Hospital in England during WWI. The fonds contains letters, telegrams and an agenda and printed material regarding a meeting about the American Hospital.

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  • English

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  • Box: O-P15-1