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SERIES Identifier: WAM001, 21594-21595

Harvard School of Public Health. Department of Environmental Health. Research plethysmographs from the Department of Environmental Health, 1950-1980, 1960-1980

Content Description

Two large research devices


  • 1950-1980
  • Usage: 1960-1980


Language of Materials

Object labels, inscriptions, etc. are primarily in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Warren Anatomical Museum objects are available for research access. Access is premised on the availability of space and staff to facilitate use. Contact Public Services for the Warren Anatomical Museum for more information.


2 objects

Biographical / Historical

The "body box" plethysmograph and the dog plethysmograph were built by the J. H. Emerson Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts for research use at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in Boston, Massachusetts. They were used in Department of Environmental Health laboratories between 1960-1990.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Objects were transferred from Harvard School of Public Health storage in Malden, Massachusetts to the Warren Anatomical Museum in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts on 09/09/2015 (Acc. #2016-047W).

Repository Details

Part of the Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine) Repository

The Center for the History of Medicine in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine is one of the world's leading resources for the study of the history of health and medicine. Our mission is to enable the history of medicine and public health to inform healthcare, the health sciences, and the societies in which they are embedded.

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