Surgical pathology photograph albums


Albums of photographs documenting cases examined by the Surgical Pathology Laboratory of Presbyterian Hospital. Included are photos of patients before and after surgery; of pathological material; and of histology samples.

There are brief typewritten summaries for most cases. Information usually includes patient's name (though sometimes only initials are listed), sex, and age, while occasionally nationality and occupation are also listed. The patient's complaint, medical history, diagnosis and treatment are included as well as an analysis of the pathological material. The long-term outcome of the case is often noted, and where a patient died while still in the hospital, a brief autopsy result is included.

Many of the entries appear to be contemporaneous with the cases, while others appear to have been done at a much later date. Most summaries are unsigned but a few have the signature of Arthur Purdy Stout, surgical pathologist of Presbyterian Hospital from 1914 to 1951.


Presbyterian Hospital (New York, N.Y.)

Date [inclusive]: 

c.1915 - c.1933.

Physical Description: 

c. 5 cubic feet (66 volumes)



Access allowed only under the terms of Archives and Special Collections' Access Policy to Records Containing Protected Health Information.

Cite as: 

Presbyterian Hospital Surgical Pathology Laboratory Photograph Albums, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.