History of Medicine
Tropical Medicine Manuscript Collections at NLM--A Subject Guide: Alphabetical List
1 Abraham Jacobi papers, 1890-1893. Jacobi, A. (Abraham).
Physical Description: 16 items.
Call Number: MS C 94
Contains notes, correspondence, and clippings pertaining to cholera and tuberculin. Jacobi is referred to as the father of pediatrics, opening the first children's clinic at the New York Medical College in 1860.
2 Account of the yellow fever of 1794 as it appeared in Baltimore ... in a series of letters to Dr. Benjamin Rush / Thomas Drysdale, 1794. Drysdale, Thomas. Rush, Benjamin.
Physical Description: 318,  p.; 25 cm.
Call Number: MS B 76
Manuscript is prefaced with an autographed letter from Dr. Rush to John Redman Coxe, dated July 31, 1804, transmitting ms. for publication in the Philadelphia Medical Museum.
3 AIDS files from the Public Health Service, Office of the Surgeon General. United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General.
Physical Description: 19 items (14 boxes of files, 5 boxes publications).
Call Number: MS ACC 630
Subject files on AIDS from the Surgeon-General's Office. Includes 14 boxes arranged according to the alphabetical file listing and 5 boxes of publications. Subject files include publications, copies of articles, and copies of some memoranda and correspondence.
4 Albert Ernest Truby papers, 1898-1953. Truby, Albert Ernest. Reed, Walter.
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 box).
Call Number: MS C 16
Contains a scrapbook that has biographical data, printed matter, and correspondence. Also contains additional correspondence. Much of the material deals with the then Lt. Albert Truby and his work with Walter Reed's yellow fever experiments at Camp Columbia, Havana, Cuba.
5 Asiatic cholera; its treatment: a paper read before the Medical Society of Washington, D.C. 1865. Woodbury, Henry E. (Henry Elisha).
Physical Description: 14 l.
Call Number: MS C 107
A paper presented before the Medical Society of Washington, D.C. on November 22, 1865. This paper discusses the history, cause, nature, and possible treatments of Asiatic cholera, including a discussion of the effects of cholera on the blood.
6 Autobiography, with genealogical data: [San Juan, P.R.] / Alexander Taylor Cooper, 1943. Cooper, Alexander Taylor.
Physical Description: , 361, 82 leaves; 28 cm.
Call Number: MS B 120
"Covers the years 1883 to 1939." (Preface) Cooper was a medical officer in the U.S. Army from 1909 to 1940.
7 Book of secrets, collection of chemical, alchemical, and medical recipes, [ca. 1650-1684].
Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 450 leaves); 21 cm.
Call Number: MS B 298
German "Rezeptbuch" manuscript, in various hands, dealing with chemical analysis of gold and silver, processing of metals and minerals, production of numerous materials, and cures for plague, gout, renal stones, consumption, and other ailments.
8 C. Everett Koop papers, 1975-1989 (bulk 1981-1989). Koop, C. Everett (Charles Everett). United States. Surgeon-General's Office.
Physical Description: 51 linear ft. (115 boxes).
Call Number: MS C 489
Link to finding aid.
Organized into 5 series: I. Biographical information and calendars, II. Sequential files, III. Correspondence, IV. Invitations, V. Speeches: arranged chronologically.
The collection documents Koop's activities as surgeon general during the 1980's and the many public health issues with which he was concerned. The Sequential Files series contains the bulk of the material (65 boxes) and consist of clippings, background information, reports and speeches on issues such as AIDS, child health care, smoking, pornography and illicit drugs. The Correspondence series (26 boxes) is the second largest series in the collection and contains official correspondence, fan mail and hate mail. A large collection of speeches comprises the last series, but other speeches can also be found throughout the Sequential Files series.
Dr. C. Everett Koop was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) in February 1981, and sworn in as Surgeon General on November 17, 1981. Additionally, he was appointed director of the Office of International Health in May 1982. Before joining PHS, Dr. Koop, a pediatric surgeon with an international reputation, was surgeon-in-chief of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and professor of pediatric surgery and pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Koop was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 14, 1916, graduated from Dartmouth College in 1937 and received his M.D. degree from Cornell Medical College in 1941. After serving an internship at the Pennsylvania Hospital, he pursued postgraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital and the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, from which he received the degree of Doctor of Science (Medicine) in 1947. After promotions up the academic ladder, he was named professor of pediatric surgery, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania in 1959 and professor of pediatrics in 1971. As surgeon general, Dr. Koop advised the public on health matters such as smoking and health, diet and nutrition, environmental health hazards, and the importance of immunization and disease prevention. He oversaw the activities of the 6,000 member PHS Commissioned Corps. Specific responsibilities included serving as an ex-officio member of the Board of Regents, National Library of Medicine; Board of Regents, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Board of Directors, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; and the Board of Governors, Gorgas Memorial Institute.
Organized into the following series: I. Biography II.Family Correspondence III.Professional Correspondence IV.Academic Appointments V.Students VI.Research Projects VII.Grants VIII.Lectures and Conferences IX.Publications: Chronological arrangement.
Calvin W. Schwabe was born on March 15, 1927, in Newark, New Jersey. He graduated in l948 with a B.S. in biology, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. In 1954 Dr. Schwabe was awarded the D.V.M. degree (highest honors) from Auburn University and, in 1955, an M.P.H. degree in tropical public health from Harvard University. His terminal Sc.D. degree in parasitology-tropical public health was awarded by Harvard in 1956. From l956 until l966 Dr. Schwabe was a member of the medical and public health faculties of the American University of Beirut, where he developed a significant research program on hydatid disease and other parasitic zoonoses, founded a joint Department of Tropical Health within those two faculties in l957, and a Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics within the School of Public Health in l962. Beginning in l960 he served as a consultant to the World Health Organization, developing its collaborative global program on hydatid disease research and control. From l964-l966, he directed several parasitic diseases programs at the WHO Secretariat in Geneva.
In l966, Dr. Schwabe established the first department and graduate program in epidemiology within a school of veterinary medicine at the University of California, Davis, and served as Professor of Epidemiology within the veterinary and medical schools (as well as within the medical school at the University of California, San Francisco) until l99l. In addition to his research and control efforts against parasitic zoonoses, Dr. Schwabe has been a leading worker at the interface of human and veterinary medicine. The three editions of his Veterinary Medicine and Human Health remain the only comprehensive treatment of that overall subject and his Spink Lectures on Comparative Medicine were the first attempt to document historically the research dimension of veterinary medicine's contributions to human medicine. Through the Agricultural History Center at UC Davis, Dr. Schwabe has examined the beginning emergence, in association with other man-animal relationships, of that comparative analogical approach to biomedical unknowns within ancient Egypt, especially in connection with the Egyptian religious rites of bull sacrifice. Dr. Schwabe's Epidemiology in Veterinary Practice (with Riemann and Franti) was the first extensive treatment of that field within veterinary medicine, as well as the first epidemiology textbook to draw upon all three of epidemiology's developmental avenues: disease intelligence, medical ecology and quantitative analyses. A further focus of Professor Schwabe's activities has concerned health, food and other aspects of development with the Third World, especially among its largely neglected nomadic and other pastoral peoples.
10 Case records of the cholera epidemic of 1873 / United States Surgeon-General's Office, [1874?]. United States. Surgeon-General's Office.
Physical Description: 2 v.; 34 cm.
Call Number: MS F 117
Arranged by state. Includes notations dated 1874. Information recorded includes name, sex, age, race, married or single, date of attack, date of recovery and date of death, as well as remarks regarding treatment.
11 C.B. White papers, 1864-1867. White, C.B. (Charles B.).
Physical Description: 19 folders.
Call Number: MS ACC 701
Correspondence to and from C.B. White, medical purveyor in charge of the New Orleans area for the U.S. Army, 1864-1867. Separated from MS C 81, John Shaw Billings Papers. Wrote on yellow fever in New Orleans 1870 to 1875.
12 Charles Armstrong collection, 1920-1963. Armstrong, Charles.
Physical Description: 2 MS. boxes (114 items).
Call Number: MS C 269
Contains reprints of Public Health Reports and other published reports and bibliography, prepared and collected by Dr. James P. Leake. Topics covered include dengue fever, influenza, commercial pasteurization, vaccination, polio (encephalitis), and meningitis. Armstrong was an epidemiologist for the Public Health Service, specializing in studies of influenza, smallpox and polio.
13 Cholera at Fort Riley in 1855, [ca. 1900]. Duncan, Louis C. (Louis Caspar)
Physical Description:  l.
Call Number: MS C 112
Account of the history of Fort Riley and of the cholera epidemic there in 1855. Names mentioned in the manuscript include William A. Hammond, Nathaniel Lyon, and James Simons. Duncan was U.S. assistant surgeon.
14 Cholera returns in Great Britain, 1832.
Physical Description: 16 leaves; 47 x 37 cm.
Call Number: MS F 103
Statistics include name of city, date of first and last case, number of days duration, total cases and total deaths and recoveries, proportion of deaths to cases, population, proportion of population attacked, and proportion of deaths in population.
15 Christian Anfinsen papers, 1964-1999. Anfinsen, Christian.
Physical Description: 14.5 linear feet, 3 oversize boxes.
Call Number: MS C 496
Christian Boehmer Anfinsen, Jr. (1916-1995), was an American biochemist who shared the 1972 Nobel Prize for work that helped explain the structure and composition of proteins in living cells. The collection consists primarily of materials related to Anfinsen's scientific carreer and is geared toward Anfinsen's research activities both inside and outside of the laboratory.
16 Claus W. Jungeblut papers, 1922-1964. Jungeblut, Claus Washington.
Physical Description: 2.5 linear ft. (6 boxes).
Call Number: MS C 361
Collection consists of biographical data, correspondence, documents, photographs, reprints and printed matter, and laboratory data. Included among the correspondents are Gilbert Dalldorf, Frederick P. Gay, Bautista Gonzalo, William Headlee, E. J. Huenekens, Eli Nadel, Fred L. Rights, Albert Sabin, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, and Koos Verlinde. Major subject areas in the collection are leukemia and poliomyelitis.
Dr. Jungeblut was in the Dept. of Bacteriology at Columbia University from 1929-1962.
17 Clippings on public health in Hawaii, 1910-1918.
Physical Description: 3 items (41 p.)
Call Number: MS C 476
Contains clippings, apparently once part of a scrapbook, for 1910-1911 and 1915-1916, with one item from 1918. Clippings are in reverse chronological order. Topics include leprosy, bubonic plague, and the Marine Hospital Service Quarantine Station.
18 Clippings relating to public health in Louisiana and New Orleans, 1914-1923. United States. Marine Hospital (New Orleans, La.).
Physical Description: 0.8 linear ft. (2 boxes).
Call Number: MS C 475
Contains clippings apparently collected by the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in New Orleans. Subjects include many aspects of public health with a substantial number of clippings pertaining to bubonic plague.
19 Compendio del méthodo curativo antifebril de Masdevall: q[u]e p[ar]a Davidad se divide en parrafos / José de San Angelo, ca. 1800. San Angelo, Jose de. Rodon y Bell, Martin. Masdevall, Jose.
Physical Description: 1 item (16 p.).
Call Number: MS C 486
A condensation of the findings of José Masdevall on the method of treating putrid and malignant fevers. The findings of Martin Rodon y Bell are included. San Angelo was a friar, possibly of the Carmelite convent in Mexico City.
20 Conclusions of the board of experts, authorized by Congress to investigate the yellow fever epidemic of 1878: [Washington, D.C.] / National Board of Health, 1879. Woodworth, John M. (John Maynard). United States. Congress. National Board of Health (U.S.). District of Columbia. National Yellow Fever Relief Commission.
Physical Description: 17, , 5 [i.e. 4] leaves; 44 cm.
Call Number: MS F 109
Document is signed by John M. Woodworth, Stanford E. Chaillé, S. M. Bemiss, Jerome Cochran, M. S. Croft, Louis A. Falligant, Samuel A. Green, Thomas S. Hardee, R. M. Mitchell, Jacob S. Mosher, W. H. Randle, and R. M. Swearingen. Includes the document: A plan for the immediate relief of the orphans of the late yellow fever epidemic, (District of Columbia. National Yellow Fever Relief Commission, 1879).
21 Correspondence in the American Philosophical Society Library and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia Library, 1878-1916. Billings, John S. (John Shaw).
Physical Description: Microfilm. 1 microfilm reel. negative. 35 mm.
Call Number: MS Film 27
Link to finding aid.
Some correspondence from the American Philosophical Society Library is with Sir James Paget and J. L. LeConte, but the bulk is with Simon Flexner and I. Minis Hays. The Flexner correspondence is primarily about the National Academy of Sciences. There is also extensive correspondence between Flexner and John Sedgwick Billings, much of which is on the 1916 New York poliomyelitis epidemic. The correspondence with Hays is primarily about the International Medical Congress of 1887 held in Washington, D.C. and the controversies, which eventually led to Billings's resignation from its organizing committee. The correspondence from the College of Physicians is with John B. Roberts, John Ashhurst, and S. Weir Mitchell, and concerns the American Surgical Association, the Library of the Surgeon General's Office, and the 1887 International Medical Congress.
22 Cuadro en el que se manifiesta los hóspitales por departamentos que han existido en la isla de Cuba, 1879.
Physical Description: 1 v. (473 p.).
Call Number: MS F 148
Statistics on the number of patients entering and leaving military hospitals in Cuba from the years 1851 to 1879, organized alphabetically by hospital and then by year. The author and circumstances under which this was prepared are unknown.
23 Descripción y plan curativo de la epidemia que ha reinado en Querétaro desde fines de junio de este presente año, hasta la f[ec]ha en q[u]e esto se escribia: Querétaro, 1825.
Physical Description: 1 item (12 p.).
Call Number: MS C 487
Contains a medical manuscript, dated September 27, 1825, apparently written by a military doctor providing a concise history of the origins and progress of an epidemic of measles and scarlet fever that swept through the city of Querétaro, Mexico, during the summer and early fall of 1825. It includes a discussion of symptoms and methods of treatment.
24 Diary and descriptive account of a journey to the Central American tropics, July-Sept. 1924 / Philip Connors, 1924. Connors, Philip.
Physical Description: 95 leaves; 27 cm.
Call Number: MS B 245
Frederick L. Hoffman was among the group that made the journey. Connors mentions B.K. Ashford, H.R. Carter, and other medical men met during the trip.
25 Diary: [Philadelphia] / Samuel Powel Griffitts, [ca. 1880]. Griffitts, Samuel Powel. Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir).
Physical Description: 29 p.; 32 cm.
Call Number: MS F 6
Transcribed ca. 1880 from the MS. in the possession of S. Weir Mitchell, Philadelphia. Pertains to yellow fever epidemic. First entry dated July 20, 1798; last entry is Nov. 30, 1798.
26 Docket for meeting of International Health Board, October 23, 1917. Gorgas, William Crawford.
Physical Description: [i], 93 p. + 51 l.; 29 cm.
Call Number: MS B 478
William Gorgas' copy of the minutes and exhibits from the meeting. Activities discussed include hookworm, yellow fever, malaria, and tuberculosis eradication projects in Central and South America and the Southern U.S.
27 Documents of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1989-1993. United States. National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
Physical Description: 13.75 linear feet (11 boxes).
Call Number: MS ACC 812
Includes transcripts of hearings, meetings, and site visits conducted by the Commission as well as some articles and publications. Also, a multi-volume set of transcripts from the Commission's predecessor, the Presidential Commission on the HIV Epidemic (Watkins Commission).
28 Documents pertaining to the cholera epidemic/ Ministerstvo vnutrennikh diel, 1830-1831. Zakrevskii, Arsenii Andreevich.
Physical Description: 3 v. (3,600 p.)
Call Number: MS F 146
Includes letters, orders, regulations, and broadsides (Sept. 7, 1830-Apr. 30, 1831), issued by the office of General Count Arsenii Andreevich Zakrevskii, (1783-1865) Imperial Minister of Internal Affairs, in regards to the cholera epidemic.
39 Earle Milford Rice papers. [ca. 1932-1939]. Rice, Earle Milford.
Physical Description: 0.8 linear ft. (2 boxes).
Call Number: MS C 80
Materials pertaining to malaria and cholera research in India. Contains reprints, photos, charts, graphs, and some notes. Includes memorandum books, biographical data, and educational material from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Army Medical School.
30 Edgar B. Johnwick daybooks, 1956-1965. Johnwick, Edgar B.
Physical Description: 0.8 linear ft. (2 boxes).
Call Number: MS C 374
Consists of daybooks kept by Dr. Johnwick as a record of daily happenings at the U. S. Public Health Service Hospital (The National Leprosarium), Carville, Louisiana. Topics discussed include visitors to the leprosarium, reflections on leprosy and concerns about the communicability of leprosy, records of staff meetings, correspondence, relations with the surrounding community, and other daily concerns of patients and doctors in the hospital. Dr. Johnwick was chief and Dr. Brubaker was his deputy at the leprosarium. Names appearing in the collection include John Billings, Fred Soper, Stanley Stein, Pope John XXIII, and R. R. Wolcott.
31 Edward Francis papers. Francis, Edward.
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 item).
Call Number: MS ACC 570
Correspondence, drafts of publications, and reprints. Materials relating to trachoma. Major correspondents are H. Ohara of Japan and officers of the Public Health Service.
32 Edward Robinson Baldwin papers, 1895-1933. Baldwin, Edward Robinson.
Physical Description: 0.63 linear ft. (2 boxes).
Call Number: MS C 13
Chiefly correspondence; some articles, translations, and printed matter. Correspondence is with physicians and pertains to tuberculin diagnoses and treatment. Correspondents include John F. Anderson, D. M. Appel, Walter C. Bailey, Vincent Y. Bowditch, Lawrason Brown, Harold W. Dana, E.A. de Schweinitz, S.H. Gilliland, Walter A. Griffin, Reid Hunt, Theodore Janeway, Herbert Maxon King, Arnold Knapp, Robert Koch, Walter Leich, John E. Loveland, George Mannheimer, Charles E. North, Edwards A. Park, H.D. Pease, Theobald Smith, and Henry F. Stoll. Contains translations of Further examinations of the proteins of the tuberculin, by Kühne, and Some observations on tuberculosis and especially upon toxic properties of its bacillus, by Sergio Pansini.
Edward Baldwin was associated with the Saranac Laboratory for the Study of Tuberculosis and became director of the Trudeau Foundation in 1915.
Contains reports, documents, memoranda, drafts, correspondence, and printed matter pertaining to the U.S. Public Health Service. Subjects include a history of the U.S.P.H.S. during World War II; policies and activities in Civilian Health Districts, 1-10; medical and social aspects of tuberculosis, venereal disease, malaria, sanitation, and industrial health; the Emergency Medical Service; care of sick and wounded; civil defense; health problems relating to the use of gas; public health administration; staff meetings of the Surgeon-General's Office; and other aspects of public health work. Also contains booklists, bibliographies, and educational materials. Names appearing in the collection include George Baehr, W. Palmer Dearing, Royce L. Parker, and Thomas Parran.
34 Epidemiological study of plague in the Hawaiian Islands, 1934. Eskey, C.R. (Clifford Rush).
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 box).
Call Number: MS C 201
Typescript. Includes several drafts, and accompanying correspondence.
Includes biographical data, correspondence, drafts and articles, and printed matter. A sizable portion of the collection pertains to Dr. Long's publications and his work as editor. The major subject area is tuberculosis; contains John B. Barnwell correspondence relating to the Tuberculosis Service of the U. S. Veterans Administration. Other correspondents are: Detlev W. Bronk, Wade H. Brown, Howard T. Harsner, E. B. Krumbhaar, Walsh McDermott, Eugene L. Opie, Henry E. Sigerist, Charles Singer, Shields Warren, and George H. Whipple. Includes material relating to Florence B. Seibert.
36 Estudio sobre las causas de la fiebre amarilla ó vomito negro y de las fiebres palúdeas en la Ysla de Cuba, y su remedio, acaso el único, Habana / Juan Carbonell y Marti, 1879. Carbonell y Marti, Juan.
Physical Description: 51 p.; 31 cm.
Call Number: MS C 223
Organized into the following series: I. Journals; II. Correspondence; III. Reports and papers; IV. Subject files. Arrangement is primarily chronological within each series.
Contains journals, correspondence, photographs, reports, orders, press releases, clippings, and publications relating to Campbell's professional activities with the IIAA, ICA, and AID. Especially well documented is Campbell's service with IIAA and the FOA in Guatemala, Brazil, and the rest of Latin and South America. There is also material on Campbell's work in Iran, India, and Vietnam. Campbell was a public health physician and official of the Institute of Inter-American Affairs (IIAA), Foreign Operations Administration (FOA), International Cooperation Administration (ICA), and the Agency for International Development (AID).
38 Experimental investigations regarding the etiology of dengue fever: with a general consideration of the disease [and] A comparative study of tsutsugamushi disease and spotted or tick fever of Montana / by P.M. Ashburn and Charles F. Craig, 1906-1907. Ashburn, Percy Moreau, Craig, Charles Franklin.
Physical Description: 2 v.; 32 cm.
Call Number: MS C 446
Special report on the etiology of Dengue Fever consisting on an introduction, conclusion and five sections: Section I: Epidemiology of Dengue, Section II: Etiology of Dengue, Section III: Symptomatology of Dengue, Section IV: Diagnosis of Dengue, Section V: Treatment of Dengue. Includes a map of Fort William McKinley illustrating the spread of dengue fever, and twenty-seven case charts. Also includes a separate Comparative Study of Tsutsugamushi Disease and Spotted or Tick Fever of Montana. Ashburn and Craig constituted the U.S. Army Board for the Study of Tropical Diseases for the Philippine Islands.
39 Fever epidemic at Columbia Barracks, Quemados, Cuba, collection, [1899?]. Saleeby, Najeeb Mitry.
Physical Description: 2 v.: ill.; 33 cm.
Call Number: MS F 63
T.L.S. (14 p.), clinical charts, and graphs pertaining to the fever epidemic at Columbia Barracks, Quemados, Cuba, during the Fall of 1899. Saleeby was acting assistant surgeon.
40 Filipino military medical account books and receipts, 1898-1899. Cuerpo Sanidad Militar de Bisayas. Salas y Rodriguez, Ferdinand.
Physical Description: 0.2 linear ft. (1 box).
Call Number: MS C 448
The bound volume contains the title: "Libro de asiento de los gastos de la Sanidad Militar." Contains accounts, documents, receipts, and requisitions, mainly from the Cuerpo Sanidad Militar de Bisayas and partly from the Hospital and the Cruz Roja of Santa Barbara. Included are the commission and reports of Ferdinand Salas y Rodriguez, the subinspector of military health for the region.
41 Francisco Xavier Venégas: letter to Dr. Juan Anciceto de Silvestre y Olivares, 1811. Venegas, Francisco Xavier.
Physical Description: 1 item (8 p.).
Call Number: MS C 485
Signed letter, dated Aug. 9, 1811, regarding funding the campaign to immunize Mexico City against smallpox. Indicates that forced contributions allocated by religious parish have been formulated. Venégas was Viceroy of New Spain; governor during the first four years of the Wars of Independence.
42 Frank R. Keefer papers, 1890-1938. Keefer, Frank R.
Physical Description: 2 v.; 35-43 cm.
Call Number: MS F 127
Correspondence, orders, certificates, reports, clippings, and photos. Vol. 1 contains clippings that relate to the Spanish-American War; v. 2 pertains to Keefer's career in the medical service of the United States Army; v. 3 contains photographs from Keefer's life and military career, including his Spanish-American War duty in the Philippines, and travels in the Pacific. Keefer was assistant surgeon general from 1927 to 1929.
43 Frederick Fuller Russell papers. Russell, Frederick Fuller.
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 item).
Call Number: MS ACC 572
Correspondence (including extended correspondence with James Stevens Simmons, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health), biographical data, orders, and publications relating to Russell's military career (which ended in 1920). Preventative measures against typhoid fever and yellow fever are the most frequent subjects in the papers.
Comprised of biographical data, diaries, correspondence, documents, reprints and printed matter, photographs, certificates and diplomas, and memorabilia. The collection contains an extensive file of publications, notes, and other data relating to yellow fever and malaria, including Gorgas Memorial Institute and Pan American Sanitary Bureau material.
Dr. Soper joined the International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation in 1920 and engaged in the hookworm campaigns in Brazil and Paraguay (1920-1927). From 1927-1942 he was Regional Director of the IHD, at Rio de Janeiro, and was active in the study and control of yellow fever and malaria. Dr. Soper was Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau for three terms (1947-1959).
45 Fredrick L. Hoffman papers, 1905-1917. Hoffman, Frederick L. (Frederick Ludwig).
Physical Description: 2 v.
Call Number: MS C 2
Contains correspondence on tuberculosis, pertaining chiefly to the work of the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis and the 1908 International Congress on Tuberculosis.
Correspondents include Livingston Farrand, John S. Fulton, Charles J. Hatfield, S. Adolphus Knopf, and Charles L. Minor.
Frederick Hoffman was statistician for the Prudential Insurance Company of America.
46 George B. Lawson papers, 1915-1931. Lawson, George B.
Physical Description: 7 items.
Call Number: MS C 79
Contains a draft paper on yellow fever by Lawson with annotations by Robert P. Cooke; reprint of The inside history of a great medical discovery, by Aristides Agramonte (1915), with signed note by the author; and letters written to Lawson by Mrs. Warren G. Jernegan. Warren G. Jernegan was a volunteer in the yellow fever experiments in Cuba.
47 George Durfee Deshon papers, 1913; 1917. Deshon, George Durfee.
Physical Description: 2 items.
Call Number: MS C 258
Autobiographical letter, and memoranda on military hospital in Panama Canal Zone. Letter (13 p.) is addressed to Dr. John R. Forst.
Consists of correspondence, drafts, notes, photographs, account books, reprints, certificates and diplomas, clippings, and reprints. Correspondence includes family, general, and business files as well as anniversary volumes of letters. Collection contains material on a variety of medical and public health issues, as well as autobiographical data. Among the correspondents are Bailey K. Ashford, John S. Billings, Irving Fisher, Simon Flexner, Fielding H. Garrison, Alice Hamilton, Jefferson R. Kean, S. Adolphus Knopf, M. J. Rosenau, and William H. Welch. Dr. Kober was acting Assistant Surgeon in the U. S. Army from 1874-1886, and in 1890 became Professor of Hygiene at the Georgetown Medical School. An active member of civic and professional organizations, Kober was particularly interested in local health reform. He was Dean of the Georgetown Medical School from 1901-1928.
49 George Miller Sternberg papers, 1861-1912. Sternberg, George Miller.
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 MS. box and case items).
Call Number: MS C 100
Contains correspondence, documents, certificates, and printed matter. Correspondence consists chiefly of congratulatory letters on becoming surgeon general, acknowledgments for reprints, and letters from senators and congressmen pertaining to promotion to grade of major general. Printed matter consists of book reviews and information relating to inventions of Sternberg. Correspondents include A.C. Abbott, Aristides Agramonte, C.H. Alden, Spencer Baird, John Barrett, J.L. Bartlett, P. Baumgarten, A.N. Bell, John S. Billings, Rupert Blue, Henry L. Bowditch, J.C. Breckinridge, Herman J. Briggs, James B. Bullett, James McKeen Cattell, Sanford E. Chaillé, W.T. Councilman, C.H. Crane, Samuel H. Durgin, Harold C. Ernest, Charles B. Ewing, Livingston Farrand, Austin Flint, C. Fraenkel, Jacob C. Gallinger, H.M. Goodman, Charles R. Greenleaf, John Guitéras, Joseph Henry, J.O. Hirschfelder, Joseph Holt, William Hunt, Robert Koch, Horace Lathrop, Emilio Martinez, S. Weir Mitchell, James D. Morgan, J.S. Newberry, Isaac Norris, Thomas Opie, Sir William Osler, George A. Otis, O.B. Parker, Theophilus Parvin, John C. Peters, Henry Phipps, Enoch Pratt, J.H. Raymond, James E. Reeves, W.J. Reid, Henry A.L. Rohlfing, E.H. Sargent, J.M. Schofield, George F. Shrady, Charles S. Shultz, Charles Smith, A.K. Stone, John S. Thacher, Thomas Ward, William H. Welch, James T. Whittaker. Signatures on documents and certificates include names of Grover Cleveland, James Garfield, Ulysses S. Grant, Horace Greeley, Benjamin Harrison, John Hay, Andrew Johnson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Edwin M. Stanton, and William Howard Taft.
Sternberg was Assistant Surgeon in the United States Army and served with the Army of the Potomac. He later became interested in collecting fossils from the Dakota Sandstone (early Cretaceous) Formation while stationed in Kansas.
50 Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine papers, 1921-1991. Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine.
Physical Description: 13 linear feet
Call Number: MS ACC 663
Archival records, scrapbooks, oversized photographs, minutes, papers, and photographs of the Gorgas Memorial Institute.
51 Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine papers. Additional records of the Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine, 1989-1992. Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine.
Physical Description: 3.75 linear ft.
Call Number: MS ACC 774
Records of the Gorgas Institute for 1989-92, including records of its dissolution. Established in 1921 as a private nonprofit organization operating in Panama. Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Operates the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory.
52 Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine papers. Miscellaneous records, correspondence, documents, meeting records, minutes of the Gorgas Memorial Institute 1921-1990. Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine.
Physical Description: 29.5 linear feet.
Call Number: MS ACC 671
Includes documents and supporting statements pertaining to legislation and appropriations, membership lists and officers, lectures, material on Gen. Gorgas.
Established in 1921 as a private nonprofit organization operating in Panama. Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Operates the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory.
53 Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine records, 1921- 1935. Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine.
Physical Description: 3 items (17 p.).
Call Number: MS C 212
Includes typescript copies of the certificate of incorporation of the Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine, by-laws adopted in 1921, and by-laws amended in 1935. Also includes "Doctor William Crawford Gorgas of Alabama and the Panama Canal", an address given by Thomas W. Martin, The Newcomen Society, and the proceedings of the ceremony commemorating the one hundredth anniversary of Gorgas' birth (Oct. 1, 1954).
54 Growing up with virology: an annotated bibliography of Werner and Gertrude Henle: in summary, [1986?]. Henle, Werner.
Physical Description: 0.2 linear ft. (4 items, ca. 350 p.)
Call Number: MS C 460
Bibliographical review of Henle's research activities carried out with his wife, Gertrude Henle, from his medical training in Germany up to the time of his death. Includes discussion of their work establishing a connection between Epstein-Barr virus and Burkitt's lymphoma (the first time a virus was associated with a cancer), as well as their work on influenza, mumps, and hepatitis vaccines. Also includes Henle's c.v. and two unpublished papers on the Epstein-Barr virus. Henle was a virologist, director of the Virus Diagnostic Laboratory of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
55 Harry Lorenzo Gilchrist papers, 1934. Gilchrist, Harry Lorenzo.
Physical Description: 4 items.
Call Number: MS C 322
A collection of miscellaneous material dated 1934. Chiefly biographical. Includes copy of letter from General Douglas MacArthur, and memorandum on the history of typhoid vaccination in the United States (7 p.). H. L. Gilchrist was Chief, Medical Division, Chemical Warfare Service, Chemical Warfare School, Edgewood Arsenal, MD.
56 Havana Yellow Fever Commission reports, 1856-1879. National Board of Health (U.S.). Chaille, Stanford E. (Stanford Emerson). United States. Havana Yellow Fever Commission.
Physical Description: 1 box (ca. 110 items).
Call Number: MS C 31
Contains reports, correspondence, printed matter, and statistics (1856-79) on yellow fever. The National Board of Health was in existence from 1879 to 1883 and appointed the Commission to investigate yellow fever in Cuba. Some of the reports and correspondence are addressed to Stanford E. Chaillé, a member of the Commission.
57 Henry Rose Carter papers, 1898-1966. Carter, Henry Rose.
Physical Description: 1 MS. box (ca. 40 items) Microfilm. 1 microfilm reel: negative; 35 mm.
Call Number: MS C 160
Contains letters, and drafts of letters, sent by Carter to Louis L. Williams, William Cabell Bruce, John Ross, and Jesse W. Lazear. Other correspondents are Walter Reed, Laura Carter, Melson Barfield-Carter, J.A. LePrince, and Louis L. Williams (letter of transmittal). Includes reprints, and the monograph, Yellow fever in Mississippi, 1878-1905; also personal recollections, experiences, reminiscences, autobiography, and history, by H.A. Gant.
58 Inaugural dissertation on cholera infantum. 7 May 1816. McKnight, George B.
Physical Description: [ii], 26 p.; 26 cm.
Call Number: MS B 443
Holograph manuscript medical thesis.
59 India: divisions of the country, manners and customs, tribes, casts and sects, religion, history, science and art, literature, government, natural history, medicine, and curae posteriores: [India?], [18--].
Physical Description: viii, 460 p.; 31 cm.
Call Number: MS F 49
Consists of correspondence, memoranda, clippings, drafts, reprints, and miscellaneous public health data. Includes material on: Arkansas-Mississippi flood (1927), "A national plan for health services" (1934), "Greater Boston community survey" (1949), and "A five year plan ... in Connecticut" (1964). Also contains health data relating to other countries, especially China. Includes notes and printed matter pertaining to W. Frank Walker.
Papers are arranged into 7 series: I. General, II. Correspondence and papers, III. Miscellaneous papers, IV. Clippings and miscellaneous data, V. International papers and correspondence, VI. Congressional papers, VII. Bound volumes.
Contains correspondence, memoranda, clippings, and printed material on ophthalmology, medical research, rehabilitation of the blind, and persons and organizations active in those fields in the United States and abroad. Correspondents include Silas Adelsheim, Pearce Bailey, Harold T. Clark, Charles Austin Doan, Stewart Duke-Elder, Edwin B. Dunphy, Novice G. Fawcett, Jonas S. Friedenwald, William Henry Havener, Lister Hill, Victor Everett Kinsey, Richard L. Masland, Leonard A. Scheele, Frederick Logan Stone, Derrick Vail, and C.J. Van Slyke. Organizations represented are the American Foundation for the Blind, the Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology, the National Committee for Research in Neurological Disorders, the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness, the Ohio State University Institute for Research in Vision, and the Retina Foundation.
Ulmer was secretary of the National Foundation for Eye Research and served on the National Advisory Neurological Diseases and Blindness Council.
Consists of correspondence, talks, articles, reports and documents, photographs, certificates and diplomas. A sizable portion of the collection relates to Dr. Shannon's work with organizations and committees. Dr. Shannon was on the faculty of the New York University College of Medicine from 1929-1946. In 1946 he joined the National Institutes of Health, and from 1955-1968 Dr. Shannon was Director of the NIH. In 1970 he became Professor and Special Assistant to the President of the Rockefeller University.
63 James Payton Leake papers, 1909-1978. Leake, James Payton.
Physical Description: 1.25 linear ft. (3 boxes).
Call Number: MS C 335
Consists of correspondence, memoranda and orders, research papers, clippings, photos, and reprints. Includes material on the tetraethyl lead gasoline study.
Dr. Leake specialized in the study of infectious diseases, particularly smallpox and poliomyelitis, and perfected the multiple pressure method of vaccination. Dr. Leake was with the U. S. Public Health Service from 1909-1945, and medical director from 1935.
64 J. Austin Kerr letter: TLS, Chevy Chase, Maryland, to Ramón Córdoba Palacio, Medellín, Colombia, 1974. Kerr, J. Austin. Cordoba Palacio, Ramon.
Physical Description: 1 item (11 pages).
Call Number: MS C 456
Contains reminiscences, dated November 11, 1974, of Kerr's experiences in Colombia studying yellow fever for the Rockefeller Foundation in its laboratories from 1932 to 1938. Photocopy of copy sent to Dr. Patiño.
65 Joseph Franklin Siler letter to the Surgeon General, pertaining to the physical examination of recruits, and ankylostomiasis, Ft. Slocum, N.Y., 1908. Siler, Joseph Franklin. United States. Surgeon-General's Office.
Physical Description: 3 p.; 26 cm.
Call Number: MS B 153
Contains correspondence, clippings, photographs, and reprints relating primarily to Kinyoun's service in San Francisco as director of the Marine Hospital Service's efforts to combat bubonic plague. Also includes Kinyoun's own reprints and some later clippings on Henry Rose Carter and the H.R. Carter Laboratory. Kinyoun was a physician, bacteriologist, first director of the Hygienic Laboratory. M.D. from Bellevue Hospital Medical College, 1882; Ph.D., Georgetown University, 1896. From 1887 to 1899 directed Hygienic Laboratory for the Marine Hospital Service, and from 1899 to 1901 directed plague activities in San Francisco.
67 Journal recording plague operations in San Francisco: [San Francisco?] / United States Marine Hospital Service, 1901-1905. United States. Marine Hospital. Currie, Donald H.
Physical Description: 1 v.; 34 cm. Microfilm. 1 microfilm reel: negative; 35 mm.
Call Number: MS F 114
Entries signed by Donald H. Currie. Includes list of plague cases occurring in California in 1907; signed by Rupert Blue.
68 Julius von Wagner-Jauregg draft of article Spirochätenbefunde bei mit Malaria behandelten Paralytikern, 1926. Wagner-Jauregg, Julius von, Gerstmann, Josef.
Physical Description: 6 p.
Call Number: MS C 180
Draft of an article by Julius von Wagner-Jauregg, published by Josef Gerstmann in 1926. The article was written in response to a paper by E. Forster that attacked Gerstmann and indirectly Wagner-Jauregg. The draft includes notations by Gerstmann.
69 Karl and Silvio von Ruck papers, 1907-1915. Von Ruck, Karl. Von Ruck, Silvio H.
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 box).
Call Number: MS C 17
Pertains to investigation by U.S. Public Health Service of Karl and Silvio H. von Ruck's method of immunization against tuberculosis. Includes letters of John F. Anderson and Arthur M. Stimson (1913-1914), memoranda, articles, and printed matter, written either by or about Karl and Silvio H. von Ruck.
70 Laboratory notebook, Havana, 1900-01. United States. Yellow Fever Commission. Reed, Walter.
Physical Description: 1 reel.
Call Number: MS Film 16
Purported to be in the handwriting of Dr. Neate, Walter Reed's laboratory assistant. Microfilm copy from the New York Academy of Medicine.
71 La intubación laringea en el tratamiento del crup ó laringitis diftérica: presentación de una pinza, nuevo modelo, para la introducción y estracción de los tubos: [Barcelona] / Santiago Fatjó, 1902. Fatjo, Santiago.
Physical Description: vi, 184,  leaves: ill.; 22 cm.
Call Number: MS B 205
On spine: La intubacion laringea; J. F. "Presentada ... al aspirar al grado de Doctor en Medicina y Cirugia ..." Includes 86 case reports in which laryngeal intubation was used, with a summary of findings.
72 Lecture notes, [1776?]. Edwardes, David.
Physical Description: 170 [i.e. 171],  l.; 21 cm. 2 items.
Call Number: MS B 410
Anonymous manuscript of lectures given on fevers between Feb. 7-28, 1776, taken by David Edwardes. The lectures are presented in a systematic way with an introduction defining two classes of fever, intermittent and continual. There follows detailed accounts, subdivided into sections, on the symptoms, prognosis and causes and cures for various fevers, including jail fever, remittent fever, West Indian yellow fever, small pox, measles, scarlet fever, plague, ophthamalic fever, catarrhal fever, coughs, inflammation of the breasts, gastritis, enteritis, rheumatism and gout. Many references are made to a "Dr. Gr." and a number of allusions, which may point to Scotland as the source, but no firm deductions can be made.
73 Lectures on communicable diseases for a course in tropical medicine given at the Army Medical School and the Jefferson Medical College, 1904. United States. Army Medical School, Washington, D. C., Jefferson Medical College.
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 box).
Call Number: MS C 15
Subject of lectures: 1. Introduction to the study of tropical disease. 2. Leprosy. 3. Malaria. 4. Dysentery and sprue. 5. Yellow fever. 6. Various fevers, including dengue, Malta fever, spotted fever, and others. 7. Cholera. 8. Plague. 9. Animal parasites. 10. Intestinal parasites. 11. Blood parasites. 12. Filariasis. 13. Tropical diseases of the liver. 14. Tropical abscess of the liver. 15. Endemic ulcers of the tropics. 16. Beriberi.
74 Lectures on tuberculosis, Fort Bayard, 1910-1913. United States. Army. Fort Bayard, N.M.
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 box).
Call Number: MS C 12
Lectures by various authors numbered from 1 to 82. Some are missing. Examples of lectures included are: The relation of Immunity to the Types of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Bushnell -- The Occurrence, Significance and Relation to Physical Signs of Albuminous Sputum (coagulable by heat), H. Priest -- Description of the Technique of the Intracutaneous Injection, Romer and Joseph -- Chest Radiography, Joseph O. Walkup -- Immunity by Non-Living Antigens, Captain Loving -- Complement Binding Reaction in Tuberculosis, Carl Hammer. Authors listed most often are Colonel Bushnell, Lieutenant T.E. Scott, Joseph O. Walkup, H. Priest, and S.U. Marietta.
75 Letterbooks: correspondence relates to the medical aspects of personnel and supplies: [San Juan, Puerto Rico] / United States Army Hospital, 1899-1905. United States. Army. Hospital. San Juan, P.R.
Physical Description: 6 v.; 41 cm.
Call Number: MS F 38
v. 1-3. Letters sent, 1899-1901 -- v. 4-6. Letters received, 1900-1905.
76 Letterbooks: official U.S. Army correspondence from Headquarters Division of the Philippines, Manila, P.I. and from U.S. Military Academy, West Point / [Robert T. Oliver], 1901-1909. Oliver, Robert T. United States. Army. Headquarters Division of the Philippines, Manila, P.I.
Physical Description: 9 v.; 39 cm. Microfilm. 1 microfilm reel: negative; 35 mm.
Call Number: MS F 39
v. 1. Letters sent, 1901-1902 -- v. 2. Letters sent, 1902-1903 -- v. 3. Letters sent, 1903-1904 -- v. 4. Orders, 1903 -- v. 5. Letters received, 1904-1907 -- v. 6. Letters received, 1908-1909 -- v. 7. Letters sent, 1905-1907 -- v. 8. Letters sent, 1908-1909 -- v. 9. Index to letters sent. Letters signed "Robert T. Oliver, Examining and Supervising Dental Surgeon." Vols. 1-4 contain correspondence from Manila, and vol. 5-9 contain that from West Point.
77 Library of the Surgeon General's Office records for publications, 1868-1948. Library of the Surgeon-General's Office (U.S.). Army Medical Library (U.S.).
Physical Description: 9.6 linear ft. (23 boxes + 3 v.).
Call Number: MS C 407
Documents are arranged alphabetically under the name of the agent or bookseller. Among the countries represented are Great Britain, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Cuba, Mexico, and Japan.
78 Libro de Rs Ordenes y Actas consernientes a la Expedicion Filantropica de la vacuna; y la mejor conservacion y propagacion del fluido. Vice Presidente el oidor de esta R1 Audience Don Manual Garcia Plata, 1804.
Physical Description: 1 reel.
Call Number: MS Film 8
Negative microfilm of manuscript in the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Lima, Peru. Cf. S. F. Cook, "Francisco Xavier Balmis and the introduction of vaccination to Latin America," Bulletin of the History of Medicine, XI, XII, 1942.
Gift from Alfred Lazarus, 1962.
79 Lista de anophelinos encontrados en Colombia, [194-?]. Gast Galvis, Augusto.
Physical Description: 2 p.
Call Number: MS F 177
Typed list of the various mosquito species he encountered in Columbia.
Includes correspondence, drafts, notes, printed matter, and reprints. A sizable portion of the collection consists of material relating to Dr. Dublin's publications.
Dr. Dublin, vice president and statistician of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, was with that institution from 1909-1952. His analytic studies on birth rates, vital statistics trends, suicide, accident rates, mortality rates of whites and African Americans, and the increasing population of aged Americans raised awareness of the implications these areas had on national medical care, including prevention and costs. He was president, or director, of various public health institutions, including the American Statistical Association, the American Public Health Association, the Population Association of America, the American Cancer Society, the National Tuberculosis Association, and the National Health Council.
Contains correspondence, photos and slides, reports, notes, reprints, and printed matter. Material pertains chiefly to the study and control of malaria, particularly in China, India, Porto Rico, and areas prominent in World War II. Includes papers relating to the Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine (1954-66), the Pan American Sanitary Bureau (1955), and the Tropical Medicine Association of Washington (1954-66). Also contains biographical data and photos of Joseph A. A. LePrince.
82 Malaria in the Anderson-Cottonwood irrigation district, Shasta County, California / a report by Harold Farnsworth Gray, [1919?]. Gray, Harold Farnsworth.
Physical Description:  leaves,  folded leaves of plates: ill., maps; 27 cm.
Call Number: MS B 269
Contains an unpublished, typed report, with maps and photographs. Report covers investigations made at various times during 1918 and during Jan. 1919. Harold Farnsworth was district health officer, California State Board of Health.
83 Martin M. Cummings papers, 1985-1989. Cummings, Martin Marc.
Physical Description: 118 linear ft.
Call Number: MS ACC 580
Material kept by Cummings during his tenure as director. Cummings was Director, U.S. National Library of Medicine, former director of the Tuberculosis Eval. Lab., CDC.
84 Martin M. Cummings papers, 1985-1989. Cummings, Martin Marc.
Physical Description: 2 linear ft.
Call Number: MS ACC 564
Cumming's papers as the National Library of Medicine Director Emeritus (1985-1989) consisting of correspondence and drafts of publications and books. Also included is some material relating to Billings. Director, U.S. National Library of Medicine, former director of the Tuberculosis Eval. Lab., CDC.
85 Materials of Dr. Mason V. Hargett relating to the production of the yellow fever vaccine, 1925-1952. Hargett, Mason V.
Physical Description: 4 linear ft.
Call Number: MS ACC 518
Includes Dr. Hargett's notebooks, additional papers, slides, and reprints.
An officer for the U.S. Public Health Service from 1931-1964. Established the Rocky Mountain Laboratory to make yellow fever vaccine for the Service, developing a method of producing the vaccine without using human serum, which eliminated contamination problems.
86 [Medical dissertations], 1827-1837. Whitman, Marcus.
Physical Description: 6 v.
Call Number: MS B 381
Contains a collection of eighty manuscript (holograph) dissertations submitted to the faculty and trustees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Western District of New York State for the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Dissertations cover a wide variety of topics, from hernias, and neuralgia, to "The influence of the mind over body" and to "The obstacles to medical improvement." While many dissertations deal with the workaday techniques of curing specific ailments, a number deal with medical topics in almost philosophical terms, which might seem simplistic except for the fact that in this period, well before the theory of germ disease, they represent a legitimate avenue of research and contemplation. Separately bound is the dissertation of Marcus Whitman, "Of temperature and its affects on the human system," later noted for his exploration and settlement of Oregon under the auspices of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and as the subject of a massacre. Also separately bound is dissertation of Robert Treat Paine "On hepatitis."
87 Medical leader of the nineteenth century: career of Dr. Samuel Merrifield Bemiss: in summary, [1969?]. Lorenz, Lincoln. Page, Irvine H. (Irvine Heinly).
Physical Description: 1 v. (359 leaves).
Call Number: MS C 454
Includes foreword by Irvine H. Page, M.D. Biography of S.M. Bemiss, a Kentucky physician who later served in the Confederate army, taught at the Universities of Louisville and Louisiana, edited the New Orleans medical and surgical journal, and served as chairman of the Yellow Fever Commission and the committee on contagious diseases of the National Board of Health. Photocopy.
88 Medical lectures: [Philadelphia] / Benjamin Rush, [ca. 1790]. Rush, Benjamin. Kuhl, Marcus.
Physical Description: 4 v.; 21 cm.
Call Number: MS B 36
Reference to yellow fever in 1763 (v. 1, l. 107) fixes date before 1793.
89 Medical tracts / by a surgeon retired from the service of the honorable East India Co., [1831?]. Cruickshank, J.
Physical Description: 1 v.; 38 cm.
Call Number: MS F 42
A report on cholera -- Of the origin and progress of the intermitting fever which appeared at Ganjam in the year 1815 -- On episcopacy, a letter in reply to a pamphlet by Mr. Hey of Leeds, addressed to the Reverend I. W., chaplain at -- On dysentery, letter to A. W., Esq. In medical charge of the L. C -- Notes on the venereal disease as appears in India, and chiefly in Lock hospitals -- On beriberi, a letter to Dr. C.R.
William Scot's Report on the epidemic cholera (Madras, 1824) quotes from the report on cholera and identifies the author as Assistant Surgeon J. Cruickshank. The date derives from folio 47 where reference is made to a cholera epidemic in Europe that had not yet reached England.
90 Methods used in controlling the 1905 yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans, 1921. White, Joseph Hill. Austin, Hiram W.
Physical Description: 2 p.
Call Number: MS C 210
Typescript copy with letter of transmittal from Hiram W. Austin to the Surgeon-General, Nov. 22, 1921. The correspondence includes a statement by Assistant Surgeon-General J.H. White about the 1905 yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans.
91 Mexican medical treatise: [San Joseph, Toluca, Mexico], 1642.
Physical Description: 682 p.
Call Number: MS B 358
Subjects include the four humors of the human body and their corresponding elements, as well as various types of sicknesses. No indication of the author is given.
Organized into 11 series: I. Personal materials; II. Correspondence; III. Heidelberger notebooks; IV. Research notes; V. National Defense Research Committee; VI. Malaria research; VII. Subject files; VIII. Professional writings; IX. Student notebooks; X. Printed materials; XI. Photographs.
The papers are an addition to an existing collection of Heidelberger papers, MS C 245. These papers deal primarily with Heidelberger's career as teacher, researcher, and active member of the scientific community. Extensive correspondence, the bulk of which dates from 1956 to 1989, demonstrates Heidelberger's wide range of contacts and interests in the fields of immunochemistry and related disciplines. Some of the holdings illustrate Heidelberger's role as an original researcher and contributor to scientific journals (Series 4, 5, 6, 8). Heidelberger's career as a teacher is also well documented by this collection. Research notes and bound notebooks kept by students make up a large part of the collection. The notebooks, in particular, represent decades of research work conducted under Heidelberger's supervision. The Heidelberger papers will be of interest to those researching in the evolution of immunochemistry both in the laboratory and without. The collection may also illuminate the growth and structure of the international scientific community in the twentieth-century. The fact that Heidelberger was active in his field for over seventy years makes these papers useful for studies of historical trends and developments. In addition, it is conceivable that historians interested in Columbia, Rutgers and New York University might find the papers of interest as he held faculty positions at all three. Researchers interested in pneumococcal polysaccharides, malaria, and typhoid might also use this collection, particularly for historical background.
Michael Heidelberger was born April 29, 1888 and died June 25, 1991. He is known as one of the founders of quantitative immunochemistry, and in the course of his career studied, among others, bacterial polysaccharides (particularly pneumococcal), as well as the immunochemistry of proteins, antibodies, antigens and complement. He attended the Ethical Culture high school and Columbia University. He earned his B.S. in 1908, his A.M. in 1909 and his Ph.D. in 1911. After a year of study with Richard Willstatter in Zurich, he returned to the United States and took a position at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research where he worked with Walter Jacobs. During his tenure at the Rockefeller Institute Heidelberger conducted work on the chemotherapy of African sleeping sickness and began his pioneering work on polysaccharides with Dr. Oswald T. Avery. In World War I, Heidelberger served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Sanitary Corps (1918-1919). In 1927, he left the Rockefeller Institute and moved to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he was both chemist to the hospital and a researcher. From 1928 to 1956, he worked for the Columbia University Medical Center was he continued his work as both a researcher and an instructor. In 1955, Heidelberger retired from Columbia and moved to the Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University, where his research and teaching work continued. After nine years, he moved to the New York University School of Medicine, where he remained until his death. Throughout his long and varied career, Heidelberger received fifteen honorary degrees, and 46 medals, citations, or awards. These included the Emil von Behring prize (1954), the National Medal of Science (1967), two Lasker Awards (1953 and 1978), and the Bronze Medal of the city of Paris (1964). He was also made a Fellow of the Royal Society. Twice president of the American Association of Immunologists, Heidelberger played an active role in numerous professional organizations, as well as serving as a referee for publications in immunochemistry and related fields.
93 Monthly and annual reports of the military hospitals in Cuba relating the cases and deaths by yellow fever / United States Havana Yellow Fever Commission, 1851-1879. Chaille, Stanford E. (Stanford Emerson). United States. Havana Yellow Fever Commission.
Physical Description: 63 p.; 20 x 43 cm.
Call Number: MS F 22
94 My experience in Panama / Sir Ronald Ross, 1904. Ross, Ronald.
Physical Description:  leaves; 28 cm.
Call Number: MS C 443
Relates some events of his visit to Panama in 1904. Mentions William C. Gorgas, William Osler, Lewis Balsch [sic], Colonel [?] Carter, John W. Ross, Joseph L. Le Prince, and William J. Lyster.
95 Nicolas Chervin papers, 1817-1822. Chervin, Nicolas.
Physical Description: 1 linear ft. (3 boxes).
Call Number: MS C 20
Contains correspondence on the nature and causes of yellow fever from physicians and health authorities in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, New Orleans, Charleston, Providence, Baltimore, Norfolk, Newburyport, Mass., and other cities; also from Cuba, Haiti, Barbados, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, British Guiana, Santo Domingo, St. Thomas, and other areas in the West Indies and Caribbean. Includes notes and abstracts on the subject of yellow fever.
96 Notebooks and photographs of Harry W. Burruss on yellow fever vaccine production. Burruss, Harry W.
Physical Description: 1 ring binder.
Call Number: MS ACC 517
Includes Mr. Burruss' technical notebooks and photographs of the laboratory in Montana. Harry W. Burruss was a technician with the Rockefeller Foundation activities on yellow fever vaccine research and production. He later went to work with Dr. Mason V. Hargett at the Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton, Montana continuing work on yellow fever vaccine research and production with the Public Health Service.
97 Notes upon Dr. Nathaniel Chapman, proffessor [sic] of practice in the University of Pennsylvania / taken by E.J. 1841. Chapman, Nathaniel. Jobs, Eugene.
Physical Description: 130, [46 blank] p.; 21 cm.
Call Number: MS B 397
Class notes from Nathaniel Chapman's class, taken by medical student Eugene Jobs. Among the subjects treated are Haematamesis, epistaxis, uterine hemorrhage, gastritis, enteritis, pertonitis, dyspepsia, dysentery, diarrhea, colica, cholera morbis, cholera infantum and constipation. Chapman describes the diseases and offers a variety of cures. Includes detailed list of drugs and recommends bleeding, leeches, blistering, use of flannel clothing, wool socks and warm or cold baths as treatments. Also contains some amusing anecdotes. Nathaniel Chapman was a renowned Philadelphia doctor who practiced for nearly fifty years and taught for nearly forty years at the University of Pennsylvania. Eugene Jobs was from New Jersey and graduated from medical school in 1844.
98 Nous Maire et Consuls de la Ville de Sauve certifions que Monsieur de Fontaine ... sans aucun soupçon de peste ni autre maladie contagieuse ..., 21 May 1722.
Physical Description: 1 item.; 24 cm.
Call Number: MS F 180
Plague certificate for safe conduct, issued by the health authorities in Sauve. Also signed by other authorities from cities through which Fontaine traveled, such as Montpellier.
99 Observations and case reports on fever: [Philadelphia], [ca. 1825-1830]. Parrish, Joseph.
Physical Description: 507 p.
Call Number: MS B 365
Contains lectures compiled by an unidentified physician in Philadelphia, possibly Joseph Parrish. Includes first-hand accounts of yellow fever and typhus epidemics as well as illustrative treated cases. Major sections include poisons, diseases of the thoracic viscera, spasmodic affections of the respiratory organs, diseases of the heart, and diseases of the head.
100 Official correspondence / Mexico Estado de Pueblo Sección de Seguridad Pública, 1907-1913. Mexico. Estado de Pueblo. Seccion de Seguridad Publica. Fernandez, A.M.
Physical Description: 4 v.; 36 cm.
Call Number: MS F 130
Chief correspondent is A.M. Fernández, "Al Medico de las Fuerzas del Estado." On spine: Correspondencia oficial del Dr. G[onzalo] Sandoval.
101 On the standardization of diphtheria antitoxin: in view of active immunization of man, 1932. Ramon, Gaston.
Physical Description: 21 p.
Call Number: MS C 304
Consists of Ramon's observations on the report, "On the results of trials, brought about in view of the standardization of antitoxins," by Thorvald J. M. Madsen. Includes letter of transmittal to G. W. McCoy, Director of the National Institute of Health.
102 Percy Moreau Ashburn papers, 1932-1947 (bulk 1932-1940). Ashburn, Percy Moreau.
Physical Description: 0.8 linear ft. (2 boxes).
Call Number: MS C 27
Titles include Education in the prevention of disease ---Malaria in America-- Medical history and medical sects -- The ranks of death: a medical history of the conquest of America (edited by Frank D. Ashburn. New York: Coward-McCann, 1947) -- Prehistoric and ancient medicine. Original typescripts, correspondence and notes. Correspondence is with Mrs. Robert Thomas Hardy, Smithsonian Institution United States National Museum, and Hans Zinsser. Also included are the materials used in work on Ranks of Death, discussing typhus, medical research in Latin America, and the Agreement between the United States and Germany concerning Prisoners of War, Sanitary Personnel and Civilians (Nov. 11, 1918).
103 Plague cases in New Orleans, 1914-1916.
Physical Description: 12 l.
Call Number: MS C 109
Case records of plague cases in New Orleans
104 [Plague certificate, Consuls of Bouzigues], 19 Sept. 1652.
Physical Description: 1 p.; 29 x 20 cm.
Call Number: MS F 199
Manuscript plague certificate issued and signed by the twelve consuls of Bouzigues, France, affirming there exists only a suspicion of plague in the vicinity of Loupian.
105 Postcard: Wytheville, Va., to Alex N. Chaffin, Jackson's Ferry, Va., October 28th, 1873. Paulett, John W.
Physical Description: 1 item; 13 x 7 cm.
Call Number: MS F 192
Typed message, appointing Chaffin to a committee to solicit money and provisions to aid yellow fever sufferers in Memphis, Tenn. Also names other committee members. Paulett is named committee secretary.
106 Prophet in medicine in Puerto Rico, Bailey K. Ashford / Lulu Thomas Holmes, 1956. Holmes, Lulu Thomas.
Physical Description: 28 leaves; 29 cm.
Call Number: MS B 244
Typescript. Includes cover letter to Frank R. Rogers.
107 Public health and medical reports by state and geographical area, 1904-1921. Hoffman, Frederick L. (Frederick Ludwig).
Physical Description: 26 v.; 27 cm. Microfilm. 1 microfilm reel: negative; 35 mm.
Call Number: MS B 250
Contents: v. 1. Ordinary insurance and health conditions in eastern North Carolina, 1904 -- v. 2. Preliminary report on the health conditions in the seaboard counties of North Carolina, 1904 -- v. 3. Ordinary insurance and health conditions in West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky, 1905.-- v. 4. Ordinary insurance and health conditions in Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, 1905.-- v. 5. Health and sanitary conditions in Florida previous to 1906 -- v. 6. Preliminary report on the health conditions in eastern South Carolina, 1906.-- v. 7. Ordinary insurance and health conditions in eastern South Carolina, 1906.-- v. 8. Special report on medical conditions in Arkansas, 1906.-- v. 9. Preliminary report on the health conditions in Mississippi, 1906 -- v. 10. Ordinary insurance and health conditions in Mississippi, 1906 -- v. 11. Preliminary report on the health conditions in Texas, 1907 -- v. 12. Ordinary insurance and health conditions in Texas, 1907 -- v. 13. Preliminary report on the health conditions in Louisiana, 1878-1907 -- v. 14. Ordinary insurance and health conditions in Louisiana, 1908 -- v. 15. Preliminary report on the health conditions in southern Alabama, 1909 --v. 16. Ordinary insurance and health conditions in Alabama, 1909 --v. 17. Preliminary report on the Mississippi River counties of Tennessee, 1909 --v. 18. Cemetery records of Alabama, 1909 --v. 19. Vital statistics of New Orleans, 1787-1909 --v. 20. Report on southwestern Georgia, 1911 --v. 21. Ordinary insurance and health conditions in Mississippi delta and southeast Missouri, 1914--v. 22. Ordinary insurance and health conditions in eastern North Carolina, 1914 --v. 23. Ordinary insurance and health conditions in Florida, 1914 --v. 24. Ordinary insurance and health conditions in South Carolina, 1916 --v. 25. Special report on the Yazoo delta counties of Mississippi, 1917 --v. 26. Report on bat roosts and malaria, San Antonio, Texas, 1917-1921.
Contains typescript copies of letters, papers and statistical data submitted by Frederick L. Hoffman, and others, to officials of the Prudential Insurance Company. Volume designation is arbitrary although numbers on several volumes indicate a previous order.
108 Public Health Service hospitals historical collection, 1895-1982 (bulk 1919- 1982). United States. Public Health Service. Division of Hospitals.
Physical Description: 11 linear ft. (25 boxes, 5 v., and 4 map-case folders).
Call Number: MS C 471
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Organized into five series: I. Hospital Division circulars, similar letters, handbooks, and manuals; II. Hospital and clinic files (arranged geographically); II. National Hansen's Disease Center; IV. Division of Hospitals administrative documents; and V. Medical care of seamen.
Contains materials on the history of the Public Health Service hospitals and their administration. Included are the history files for each hospital maintained by the Division of Hospital's Information Office as well as documents relating to the conversion or closure of each hospital; program files, reports, and planning documents on the hospitals and the medical care of seamen; and administrative documents, circular letters, and manuals used by the hospitals. Particularly noteworthy is the extensive material on the leprosarium in Carville, La.
109 Receta pa[ra] curae el cholera morbus: de cuia virtud eficaz salgo you garante si se usa en el primer ataque de esta dolencia y no se la dexa progresar, [183-?]. Bustamante, Carlos Maria de.
Physical Description: 1 item (3 p.).
Call Number: MS C 488
Recipe for a cure for cholera morbus, with instructions on its administration. Bustamante claimed it is the prescription and method developed by the Spanish doctor Antonio Martinez Gutierrez. Politician, leader in the Mexican national congress.
110 Regulations for the practice of pharmacy in Cuba: [Washington, D.C.?] / United States Surgeon-General's Office, 1909. Kean, Jefferson Randolph. Physical Description: 1 v.; 29 cm.
Call Number: MS F 68
111 Reply to the review of Wm. T. Wragg's Report on the epidemic of yellow fever which prevailed at Wilmington, N.C. in the Fall of 1862: [New York?] / E.A. Anderson, 1872. Anderson, E.A. Wragg, William T. Thomas, William George.
Physical Description:  leaves; 40 cm.
Call Number: MS F 30
William T. Wragg's Report on the epidemic of yellow fever ... was published in the N.Y. Medical Journal, v. 9, Aug., 1869. William George Thomas's review of the Report appeared in the Journal, v. 10, Dec. 1869. Anderson's reply to the review appeared in the Journal, v. 16, Sept. 1872.
112 Report of cases of enteric, or typhoid fever / with remarks by William Stump Forwood of Darlington, Maryland, [ca. 1880]. Forwood, William Stump.
Physical Description: 46 leaves; 28 cm.
Call Number: MS F 66
Includes as discussion of typhoid, or enteric, fever, its nature and treatment, its occurrence in Darlington, Maryland and details of the thirty one cases reported in 1881. Also included is a discussion of the similarities and differences between enteric fever and bilious fevers.
113 Report of the hospital / Hospital of the Indians, Mexico, 1749. Mexico. Hospital of the Indians. Cardenas, Joseph de.
Physical Description: 1 v. (54 leaves); 32 cm.
Call Number: MS F 142
Includes expenditures of the hospital for equipment and salaries; treatment, medicaments and provisions for the patients; and the number of patients treated each month. Dated July 1 to Dec. 31, 1749. Report was kept by Joseph de Cardenas, administrator of the hospital, and contains signatures of the physicians Joseph Almonte and Juan Manual Balza.
114 Report on progress of malaria control in the northern district of California: made to the California State Board of Health / by Harold F. Gray, 1919 June 7. Gray, Harold Farnsworth.
Physical Description:  leaves,  folded map; 27 cm.
Call Number: MS B 269a
115115. Reports and correspondence relating to leprosy, 1908-1919. Hoffman, Frederick L. (Frederick Ludwig).
Physical Description: 3 v.; 27 cm. v. 1.
Call Number: MS B 247
Special reports on leper colonies and national leprosarium site -- v. 2. Letters relating to E.R. Grable leprosy case -- v. 3. Leprosy as a national and international problem.
Hoffman was a statistician for the Prudential Insurance Company of America.
116 Richard Henry Creel correspondence, 1912. Creel, Richard Henry.
Physical Description: 4 items.
Call Number: MS C 57
Letters from George R. Colton, governor of Puerto Rico, and W.F. Lippitt, pertaining to a paper read by W.R. Watson concerning the plague in San Juan. Lippitt was director and Watson was assistant director of Sanitation for Puerto Rico.
117 Sanitary statistics of certain cities of Mexico: compiled from Geographia medico - militar, 1907: [Army War College, United States] / prepared by Captain Jens Bugge, 1911. Bugge, Jens.
Physical Description: 11 leaves; 34 cm.
Call Number: MS F 72
Consists of biographical data, correspondence, and reprints. A sizeable part of the collection consists of correspondence relating to the subject of the history of medicine and to the activities of the National Library of Medicine. The 1990 accession to the collection includes material on the history of Egyptian medicine, the Loeb classical library series, and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
Dr. Jarcho's principal fields of interest include internal medicine and medical history. He was president of the American Association of the History of Medicine, 1968-1970, and a member of NLM's Board of Regents, 1961-1965.
119 Scrapbooks of clippings on diseases and work of the U.S. Public Health Service, 1876-1914. United States. Public Health Service. Wyman, Walter.
Physical Description: 2.5 linear ft. (6 boxes).
Call Number: MS C 139
Clippings pertain to research and quarantine relating to cholera, plague, typhus, yellow fever and other diseases. Much of the material refers to the U.S. Public Health Service for the years Walter Wyman was surgeon general. Contents: v.1, 10/1876-12/1880; v.2, 6/1887-1889; v.3, 2/1892-9/1892; v.4, 12/1892-4/1893; v.5, 4/1893-5/1893; v.6, 3/1901-1906; v.7, 9/1909-3/1911; v.8, 2/1911-11/1911; v.9, 3/1911-2/1912; v.10, 2/1912-3/1914.
120 Ship fever, [ca. 1850].
Physical Description: 31,  p.; 24 cm.
Call Number: MS C 65
"The time has not yet come when the pathology of typhus fever can be written to the entire satisfaction of all." (p. 9). Discusses symptoms, morbid appearances, and treatment of typhus fever.
Contains correspondence, articles, drafts, certificates, diplomas, documents, press clippings, and printed matter. Among the subjects discussed in the correspondence are tuberculosis, controlled diaphragmatic respiration, birth control, cremation and burial, and psychical research. Correspondents include Jane Addams, Maurice A. Bigelow, Frank Billings, John S. Billings, Vincent J. Bowditch, Lawrason Brown, Andrew Carnegie, Alexis Carrel, Grover Cleveland, Calvin Coolidge, Harvey W. Cushing, Allan Roy Dafoe, Walter Damrosch, Frederic S. Dennis, Irving Fisher, Robert Fletcher, Simon Flexner, Harry Emerson Fosdick, Giovanni Galli, Warren G. Harding, Bruno Heymann, Frederick Ludwig Hoffman, John Haynes Holmes, Elbert Hubbard, Cordell Hull, Abraham Jacobi, Henry Barton Jacobs, Harold W. Jones, Arnold Klebs, Herbert Maxon King, Robert Koch, Mrs. Robert Koch, Henry O. March, Charles H. Mayo, William J. Mayo, Charles L. Minor, S. Weir Mitchell, James E. Murray, Sir William Osler, Sir Robert William Philip, Mazyck P. Ravenel, John D. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, Margaret Sanger, Henry E. Sigerist, and George M. Sternberg.
122 Sir Ronald Ross correspondence, 1901-1926. Ross, Ronald.
Physical Description: 8 items. Photocopies.
Call Number: MS C 259
Correspondence on the letterhead of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Early letters refer briefly to anti-malaria campaigns and to work to eradicate mosquitoes and malaria in Sierra Leone and Greece.
123 Stanhope Bayne-Jones papers, 1870-1969. Bayne-Jones, Stanhope.
Physical Description: 17.2 linear ft. (73 MS. boxes and 82 volumes) 1 sound tape reel of 1 (30 min.): magnetic, 7 1/2 ips; 7 in. (2 cys.).
Call Number: MS C 155
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Library has the Bayne-Jones oral history memoir transcript, vol. 5 of which is collection catalogue. Contains correspondence, biographical data, reports, reprints, minutes of meetings photographs, certificates and awards, clippings, and miscellaneous printed matter. Subjects include family background, education, service in World War I and II, Dr. Bayne-Jones' association with the Johns Hopkins University Medical School, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Yale University School of Medicine, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Tulane University School of Medicine, U.S. Army Surgeon General's Office, and the U.S. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare. Collection contains material pertaining to the American Academy of Tropical Medicine, the Eclat Club, the Jane Coffin Child Memorial Fund for Medical Research, the National Research Council Conference on Tropical Medicine, the Army Epidemiological Board, Armed Forces Epidemiological Board, Army Scientific Advisory Panel, and the history of preventive medicine in World War II. Among the correspondents are James R. Angell, Marie Louise Creegan, Harvey Cushing, Robert D. French, John F. Fulton, William C. Gorgas, Alan Gregg, Wilmarth S. Lewis, Thomas M. Rivers, Francis F. Rous, Charles Seymour, James S. Simmons, Emerson Tuttle, George H. Whipple, C.-E. A. Winslow, Milton C. Winternitz, and Hans Zinsser.
124 Station journals: [Honolulu, Hawaii] / United States Insular Quarantine Station, 1900-1957. United States. Insular Quarantine Station (Honolulu, Hawaii). Ramus, Carl. Fricks, Lunsford Dickson.
Physical Description: 6 v.; 35 cm.
Call Number: MS F 104
v. 1. 1900-1910 -- v. 2. 1910-1913 -- v. 3. 1914-1939 -- v. 4. 1943-1957 -- v. 5. 1935-1937 -- v. 6. Wharf plans. Entries in v. 1-2 initialed C[arl] R[amus]; in v. 3 and 5 initialed L[unsford] D. F[ricks].
125 Statistical survey of malaria morbidity and mortality, Louisville, Ky. / National Malaria Committee, 1920. National Malaria Committee (U.S.).
Physical Description: 1 v.: ill.; 27 cm.
Call Number: MS B 170
Report of chairman, sub-committee on statistics.
126 Surgeon-General's Office correspondence acknowledging receipt of circular nos. 1-7, 1865-1871. United States. Surgeon-General's Office.
Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet (1 MS. box and 1 v.).
Call Number: MS C 7
Correspondence pertaining to circular no. 4 is bound and includes clippings and letters concerning the Surgeon-General's Office (1871-89). Circular no. 1 (1868), Report on epidemic cholera and yellow fever in the U.S. Army during 1867, - no. 2 (1869), Report on excisions of the head of the femur for gunshot injury. - no. 3 (1871), Report of surgical cases treated in the U.S. Army from 1865 to 1871. - no. 4 (1870), Report on the barracks and hospitals of the U.S. Army with description of military posts. - no. 5 (1867), Report of epidemic cholera in the U.S. Army during the year 1866. - no. 6 (1865), Report of the extent and nature of the material available for preparation of a medical and surgical history of the Rebellion. - no. 7 (1867), A report on amputations at the hip-joint in military surgery. Correspondents include Robert Adams, Heinrich Bamberger, Theodor Billroth, Theodor Ludwig Bischoff, Christian Wilhelm Braune, Paul Broca, William Budd, William B. Carpenter, Friedrich von Esmarch, Paul Fitzsimmons Eve, John Cooper Forster, Friedrich Theodore von Frerichs, G. Brown Goode, Charles R. Greenleaf, Samuel D. Gross, Ernest Hallier, Frank Hastings Hamilton, Henry Hancock, Jacob Henle, John Hilton, Josef Hyrtle, Ludolf Krehl, Albert von Koelliker, Sir William MacCormac, Sir James R. Martin, Jonathan Moore, Thomas G. Morton, Alexander Pagenstecher, James Paget, Edmund Alexander Parks, William Pirrie, Moritz Heinrich Romberg, Henry Smith, Stephen Smith, Robert Fulton Weir, and Thomas Windsor.
127 Surgeon-General's Office papers referring to cholera and yellow fever in the Army, 1867-1869. United States. Surgeon-General's Office.
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 box).
Call Number: MS C 18
Includes correspondence, medical records and reports submitted to the Surgeon-General on cholera and yellow fever cases in the Army. Not published in Circular no. 1, 1868, of the Surgeon-General's Office.
Collection contains case histories, correspondence, reports, and printed matter. Vols. 1-84 consist of patient medical histories from Apr. 1909 to Feb. 1924. Case histories from Jan. 1924 to Dec. 1949 are in containers 1-55. To obtain a systematic sampling of available case histories, every tenth record was selected (boxes 1-55). Case reports on typhoid (1920-45), poliomyelitis (1937-49), meningitis (1938-47), and diphtheria, rabies, spotted fever, smallpox, measles, and other communicable diseases are in containers 56-80. Correspondence and reports relating to hospital administration are in boxes 80-82. Includes patient registers for 1911-1949 (9 v.), scrapbooks with public health clippings, 1931-1934 (3 v.), and a Negro Health Week activities scrapbook, 1941. The hospital ceased operation in Dec. 1949.
129 Telford Hindley Work papers, 1942-1994. Work, Telford H.
Physical Description: 30 boxes (37.50 linear ft.).
Call Number: MS ACC 1997-003
A substantive collection of scientific papers documenting the long and active career of Telford Hindley Work, M.D., Ph.D., in the field of tropical medicine. The Telford Work Papers span over fifty years (circa 1942-1994) of international research and teaching in the field of arbovirology. Physician specializing in tropical medicine and infectious diseases. Among other places, he worked for the Center for Disease Control, then at the University of California at Los Angeles.
130 The place of Trudeau in the history of American sanatoria, ca. 1970. Wilson, Julius Lane.
Physical Description: 13 p.
Call Number: MS C 319
Copy of typescript. A history, written by Julius Lane Wilson, of the Trudeau Sanitarium and the rise and decline of American sanatoria.
131 Therapiae specialis pars ima morbos aertos[?] comprehenderis ex praelectionis clariss Stromeyer per [?] semestre ai 1794. Stromeyer. Noehden, Heinrich Adolph.
Physical Description: 771, [7, blank] p.; 22 cm.
Call Number: MS B 454
Series of lectures given by Stromeyer as copied by Noehden in 1794. Topics include fevers, cephalitis, opthalmia, angina, pleuritis, pneumonia, hepatitis, gastritis and aphtae.
132 Tratado sobre medecina / que fez o Doutor Abraham Lusitanus Zacuto para seu filho levar consigo quando se foy para o Brazil, [16--?]. Aboab, Isaac de Mattathias.
Physical Description: , 79, , 11,  p.; 16 cm.
Call Number: MS B 378
Page 10 of final paginated group signed: Ishack de Matatia Aboab. Final paginated section addressed to "Amado filho David Aboab Curiel."
133 United States Consulate report on cholera at Marseilles: the nature of the disease and the best methods of prevention and treatment as derived from studies of the epidemics of 1884 and preceding years, 1885. Mason, Frank H., United States. Consulate. Marseilles, France.
Physical Description: 30 p.; 26 cm.
Call Number: MS B 113
134 United States Navy Dept. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery examination papers, 1831-1860. United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
Physical Description: 0.6 linear ft.
Call Number: MS C 463
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Contains autobiographical statements, examination essays, and for the period 1859-60, answers to twelve examination questions from applicants for appointment or promotion. Essay topics include diseases, including yellow and remittent fevers, dysentery, and tetanus; medicines; and health practice, often drawing on shipboard experience. Correspondence attesting to the character, training, and/or age of the candidates is also found, though not in all cases. The bulk of the material is from 1831 to 1841, and from 1859 to 1860. Candidates include A.L. Gihon and Joseph Wilson.
Section two of the collection was a continuation of the above series for the period 1859-1860. By this time applicants for promotion were, in addition to the autobiographical sketch and medical essay, also required to submit answers to twelve varied questions. These included "What is the condition of the lungs after drowning?", "What is Ship Fever?", "Describe the best mode for vaccination," "What is necrosis?", etc. The applicants answers to these questions are also found as part of the collection.
In 1824 the Navy Department established a board in Philadelphia to conduct professional examinations of candidates for the medical corps. In 1828 assistant naval surgeons with five years' service could also apply for examination for promotion. The examinations were continued by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery upon its creation in 1842.
135 United States Typhus Commission archives, 1942-1947. United States. Typhus Commission. Bayne-Jones, Stanhope.
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 box).
Call Number: MS C 371
Chiefly correspondence and memoranda; includes some reports, clippings, and reprints. The material is from the files of Dr. Stanhope Bayne-Jones. Dr. Bayne-Jones played a prominent role in formulating the plans that established the Typhus Commission in 1942. He carried most of the responsibility for the organization and administration of the Commission, first unofficially, later as a member, and finally as director.
136 U.S. Army Surgeon General's New Orleans yellow fever collection, 1867-1868. United States. Army. Surgeon-General's Office.
Physical Description: ca. 70 items.
Call Number: MS C 247
Collection contains correspondence, reports, and charts pertaining to yellow fever and other diseases in New Orleans and contiguous areas compiled by the U.S. Army Surgeon General's Office. Correspondents include J.W. Barnes and J.J. Woodward.
137 U.S. Public Health Service Salk polio vaccine collection, 1953-1961. United States. Public Health Service. National Foundation.
Physical Description: 1.7 linear ft. (4 boxes).
Call Number: MS C 251
Reports, memoranda, correspondence, and printed matter relating to the production and distribution of the Salk polio vaccine. Includes surveillance reports, state vaccination activities, and correspondence with the National Foundation.
138 Walter Reed papers, 1898-1902. Reed, Walter.
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 box).
Call Number: MS C 48
Correspondence, reports, orders, illustrations, and blueprints. Much of the material pertains to the study and prevention of typhoid fever. Correspondents include William P. Duvall, R.M. O'Reilly, and George Miller Sternberg. E.O. Shakespeare and Victor C. Vaughan are joint authors with Reed of some reports. Contains typescript copies of letters to William C. Gorgas, in the library of the Denver Medical Society. Includes miscellaneous items pertaining to Reed, including a copy of John S. Billings' letter regarding transfer of Reed to the Library of the Surgeon General's Office.
139 Washington University School of Medicine theses collection, ca. 1867-1871. Washington University (Baltimore, Md.).
Physical Description: 0.66 linear feet, (44 items)
Call Number: MS C 506
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Thesis on diagnosis (Aston, R. B.) -- A thesis on enteric fever (Baker, Thos. H.) -- A thesis on typhoid fever (Caldwell, J. W.) -- Thesis: inflammation (Calurle, Wm. P.) -- A thesis on typhoid fever (Cauthorn, G. T.) -- An inaugural dissertation upon the symptoms and treatment of dysentery (Cline, Wm. P., Virginia) -- A thesis on gun shot wounds (Cowan, R. V.) -- Dyspepsia (Crittenden, H. H. W.) -- A thesis on typhoid fever (Dreuch, Columbia) -- A thesis on gun shot wounds (Fewell, Jno. W.) -- Thesis on intermittent fever (Forte, W. A.) -- Thesis on inflammation (Getzendanner, John W.) -- Thesis on typhoid fever (Gray, Geo. D.) -- A dissertation on typhoid fever (Hall, Eugenius A.) - An essay on neuralgia (Heath, Robt. A.) -- An inaugural dissertation on small pox (Holbrook, W. H. H.) -- Thesis on chloroform (Johnson, John Thad) -- A thesis on compression of the brain (Jones, A. J.) -- Thesis on the circulation of the blood (King, J. W.) -- Thesis on fractures (Larrs, T. L.) -- Thesis on anatomy (Latham, William W.) -- Thesis on acute pneumonia (Laxton, J. Lavender) Thesis on scarlatina (Lupton, J. L. F.) -- Thesis typhoid fever (McCain, J. H.) -- Thesis upon malignant cholera (Marshall, J. A.) -- A thesis on hernia (Millard, D. T.) -- An essay on croup (Morgan, Albert S.) -- A thesis on intermittent fever (Parks, T. M.) -- A thesis on lachryma (Payne, Charles M.) -- Thesis on fecundation of the human ovum (Payne, James P.) -- A thesis: Smyrna opium (Peirce, Joseph B.) - Thesis on miasmatic fever (Perry, Jno. D.) -- Thesis on quinsy (Scott, John D.) -- A thesis on transmatic hemorrhage (Shuford, John W.) -- Thesis on erysiphelas (Sparrow, S. P.) -- Thesis on leucorrhoea (Speed, E. A.) -- Thesis: Recto vaginal fistula (Suddarth, J. L.) -- A thesis on remittent fever (Thomas, N. G.) -- Thesis on congestive fever (Toombs, R. G.) -- A thesis on the science of medicine (Waldo, S. P.) -- Thesis on pleurisy (Wilhelm, James T.) -- Thesis on digestion (Williams, E. S.[?]) -- An essay on intermittent fever (Williamson, E. R., Jr.) -- Thesis vaccina (Wright, W. Arch)
In 1825-1826 a group of physicians led by Dr. Horation Gates Jameson, a prominent Baltimore surgeon, applied to the Maryland state legislature for a charter to found a medical college. When this request was denied because of pressure on the legislature from the already-existing University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore, Jameson persuaded Washington College in Washington, Pa., to petition to establish a medical school in Baltimore under its charter. The school prospered initially, and a new charter was awarded in 1839, wherein the college changed its name to Washington University of Baltimore. The University closed in 1851. The medical school was reborn in 1867. The school opened in an old converted warehouse and during its first year succeeded in having the Maryland legislature pass an act authorizing the erection of the Maryland Free Hospital in connection with the college. However, the rebirth was short-lived and the school closed for good in 1871.
Organized into 3 series: I. Biographical Materials, II. Correspondence, III. Lab Notebooks.
Contains correspondence, lab notebooks, and the Henles' unpublished autobiography; the bulk of material is from the 1970's and 1980's and a smaller portion of the collection dates back to the 1950's and 1960's. The collection's prevalent emphasis is professional research work and correspondence. Little personal correspondence is included. The majority of materials are reflective of the research work Werner and Gertrude Henle conducted at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. While Werner and his wife Gertrude conducted the majority of their research jointly, the correspondence is predominately Werner's. Gertrude's involvement, however, can be more clearly discerned in the lab notebooks in which she appeared to record lab results as frequently as Werner. The collection would be valuable to any scholar researching the history of virology and its practical application to disease prevention as well as such topics in scientific research as procuring funding for research, the necessity for collaboration in scientific studies and the issue of gender in scientific research.
Werner and Gertrude Szpingier Henle were a prodigious force in virology, immunology, and viral oncology during the second half the twentieth century. Researching together, they explored the various mechanisms involved in viral infection. A pragmatic research team, the Henles utilized their research to develop methods of diagnosis and immunization from infectious diseases. The Henles first received acclaim for their work on infectious viruses. In 1943, they convincingly demonstrated the effectiveness of an influenza vaccine. The development of a rapid test for diagnosing mumps and an evaluation of a vaccine for mumps has also been credited to the Henles. In cooperation with Dr. Joseph Stokes, Jr., the Henles demonstrated how gamma globulin could be employed to hinder the development and proliferation of infectious hepatitis. The Henles are the most well known, however, for their research on Epstein-Barr virus. They demonstrated the causal relationship between Epstein-Barr virus and infectious mononucleosis. Further research on Epstein-Barr led the Henles to conclude that EBV aided in the development of two human cancers, Burkitt's lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. This significant relationship between Epstein-Barr virus and cancer demonstrated that the presence of certain viruses in the nucleus of a cell could transform a healthy cell into a malignant one. Applying this discovery to current cancer research, scientists are now studying how non-viral cancers are induced.
141 Wilbur Augustus Sawyer papers, 1899-1951. Sawyer, Wilbur Augustus.
Physical Description: 1.7 linear ft. (4 boxes).
Call Number: MS C 69
Contains personal diaries dating from 1899 to 1951. Also contains correspondence, mostly to Sawyer's wife. Dr. Sawyer was director of the International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation. His special field of interest was yellow fever.
142 William Crawford Gorgas papers, 1890-1918. Gorgas, William Crawford.
Physical Description: 0.8 linear ft. (2 boxes).
Call Number: MS C 119
Presentation copies of reprints chiefly on yellow fever by various authors. Authors include H.L. Abbot, Aristides Agramonte, Eleanor Yorke Bell, Peter H. Bryce, August Busck, L.C. Carr, Charles F. Craig, S.T. Darling, José Manuel Espin, Francisco Etchegoghen, Frank D. Evans, Juan Santos Fernández, Juan B. Fuentes, Arthur H. Glennan, Juan Guiteras, Valery Havard, Graham E. Hensen, W.M. Hodder, Charles H. Hughes, W.M. James, Allen H. Jennings, J.S. Lankford, Mario G. Lebredo, J.A. Le Prince, Alfonso Lomonaco, Rudolph Matas, Walter Reed, Luigi Sambon, William T. Sedgwick, George M. Sternberg, Frank Trumbull, J.J. Van Loghem, Victor C. Vaughan, Adolphus E. Verdereau, Charles Vigné, G.H. Whipple, Erastus Wilson, and André Villejean.
143 Wir Burgermeister und Rath der Churfusl: Haupt und Residentz-Stadt München in Ober-Bayern gelegen, Urkunden hiemit dass in allhiesiger Stadt, und Gemain, auch selbiger Revier herumb, einige Gefahr Pest, noch andere contagion, und ansteckende Seuche nicht ..., 1747 Apr. 13.
Physical Description: 1 sheet ( p.); 21 x 34 cm.
Call Number: MS F 165
Printed document filled in by hand. Large woodblock initial. Dated in ms. April 13, 1747. Paper seal impressed at bottom center. Certificate of immunity issued to Jean George Kerscher.
144 Yellow fever: paper presented before the Michigan Academy of Science / Walter Reed, . Reed, Walter.
Physical Description: 45 p.; 27 cm. Microfilm. 1 microfilm reel: negative; 35 mm.
Call Number: MS B 136
Traces the origin and spread of the disease, its investigation, and conquest.