Darin Hayton, PhD, recently wrote a post for The Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science blog about Marie Curie’s 1923 visit to The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. While here, Curie presented the College with her piezo-electric apparatus (which later needed to be decontaminated). At this event, Robert Abbe, about whom we have written, donated to the College his collection of Louis Pasteur memorabilia.
Please take a look: History of Science in Philadelphia: Curie’s Early Piezo-Electric Apparatus
Many of the items from the Curie and Pasteur collections are on display in the lobby of the College, and others are held in the Historical Medical Library.