W.B. Saunders Company

Philadelphia 2019 WTW Tour

W.B. Saunders Company

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States

Created By: Taylor & Francis Group


The U.S. medical publishing industry got its start in Philadelphia in the early nineteenth century, and the Philadelphia region has maintained its preeminence in the industry ever since. The largest of all medical publishers, W.B. Saunders Co., started in 1888, publishing “Quiz Compend” books for medical students. Saunders remained under family ownership until 1968, when it was sold to the broadcaster CBS, then keen to diversify. After CBS, Saunders had other owners and became part of the Health Sciences Division of Elsevier. The building currently houses condominiums.

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