History of Medicine
Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Internal Organs
International Society of Nephrology
Avenue de Tervueren, 300 B-1150 Brussels Belgium
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Kim Solez, M.D. Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine 5B4.02 W.C. Mackenzie, Health Sciences Center, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2R7 (780) 407-2607 (780) 407-2608
Video Legacy Project and Interviews are available on-line. The ISN Carl Gottschalk Archives are open for public. See below.
Since its foundation in 1960, the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) has pursued the worldwide advancement of education, science and patient care in nephrology. This goal was achieved by means of the Society's journal and the organization of international congresses and symposia. In order to better reach its colleagues and patients in economically less developed countries, the ISN expanded its activities as of 1980 by a large number of specific programs aimed at these regions.
Video Legacy Project and online Interviews
This project is being handled by Dr. Stewart Cameron of the UK and Dr. Kim Solez of Canada.
Twenty-three interviews with nephrologists of exceptional merit, have been recorded. Eight interviews are being organized and will be completed soon. Of the first CD ROM with interviews, 5000 copies had been made and distributed in North America and Europe. The material, which is still only on tape, will be digitized at a later point in time. The Commission will attempt to include Bibliography and CV in the CD ROMs. The 1997 ISN Video Legacy Project CD-ROM containing interviews with Drs. Abel, Brun, Bywaters, Merril, Humes, Heptinstall, Kincaid-Smith, Kolff, Oshima and Schribner, can be obtained through the office of Dr. Kim Solez. The 2000 CD-ROM will tentatively contain interviews with Drs. Legrain, Migone, Pirani, Richet, Seldin, McGeown, Churg, Joekes, Dossetor, Robinson and Schreiner. Information regarding the interviews can be found at: http://www.cybernephrology.ualberta.ca/ISN/VLP/
Bibliography of the History of Nephrology - complete version available now (per 31 October 2000) on-line at ISN website.
ISN Carl Gottschalk Archives Collections
Established in 1999, the archival collection is named after ISN Chairman, the late Carl W. Gotschalk, and resides in the newly opened Carl Gottschalk Archives at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Carl Gottschalk Archives are open for public. Dr. Leon Fine is Chairman of the ISN History Commission and Dr. Jan Weening is Head of the Archives.
Source material including letters, photographs, manuscripts, documents etc. which have been passed on by previous leaders of ISN and concern the development and evolution of ISN, have been collected into an archive. If you wish to make an appointment, please contact the ISN Secretariat.