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COLLECTION Identifier: H MS c65

Charles Sidney Burwell papers

Overview

Consists of Burwell's office files, 1926-1949, including correspondence, memoranda, reports, and minutes, documenting his administrative responsibilities at the Harvard Medical School and other involvement with medical societies, Boston hospitals, publishers, and medical colleagues and students. Some of the correspondence pertains to Peiping Union Medical College, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine and Boston Medical Library. Other material includes drafts of Burwell's speeches, patient notes, scrapbooks, and notebooks containing material for classes he taught at the Harvard Medical School, manuscripts of writings, photographs, notes on various diseases, and reprints by Burwell and others. Also Burwell's papers, 1940-1945, as a member of the Federal Security Agency's Subcommittee on Medical Education, World War II. Burwell's unpublished manuscript, correspondence, and research notes for A History of Harvard Medicine, 1764-1964, are included in the collection.

Dates

  • 1924-1967 (inclusive).

Creator

Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access requires advance notice. Access to Harvard University records is restricted for 50 years from the date of creation. These restrictions are noted where they appear in Series III, Subseries A and B and Series VI, Subseries A. Access to personal and patient information is restricted for 80 years from the date of creation. These restrictions are noted where they appear in Series V. Researchers may apply for access to restricted records. Consult Public Services for further information.

The Papers are stored offsite. Researchers are advised to contact Public Services for more information concerning retrieval of material.

Conditions Governing Use

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in the collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting any third-party copyright holders for permission to reproduce or publish. For more information on the Center's use, publication, and reproduction policies, view our Reproductions and Use Policy.

Extent

24 cubic feet (24 records center cartons.)
Contains Burwell's office files, 1926-1949, including correspondence, memoranda, reports, and minutes, documenting his administrative responsibilities at the Harvard Medical School and other involvement with medical societies, Boston hospitals, publishers, and medical colleagues and students. Some of the correspondence pertains to Peiping Union Medical College, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine and Boston Medical Library. Other material includes drafts of Burwell's speeches, patient notes, scrapbooks, and notebooks containing material for classes he taught at the Harvard Medical School, manuscripts of writings, photographs, notes on various diseases, and reprints by Burwell and others. Also Burwell's papers, 1940-1945, as a member of the Federal Security Agency's Subcommittee on Medical Education, World War II. Burwell's unpublished manuscript, correspondence, and research notes for A History of Harvard Medicine, 1764-1964, are included in the collection. A portion of the material containing Burwell's correspondence, memoranda, notes, manuscripts, and office files is uncataloged.

Materials entirely in English.

Biographical Notes

Charles Sidney Burwell (1893-1967), M.D.,1919, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, was Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University (1928-1935), Dean of the Harvard Medical School (1935-1949), Research Professor of Medicine from (1949-1955), and the first Samuel A. Levine Professor of Medicine (1955-1959). He also acted as a Special Consultant to the Dean of the Harvard Medical School after his retirement in 1959 until his death in 1967. Burwell was a cardiologist specializing in circulation changes associated with heart disease.

Series and Subseries in the Collection

  1. I. Correspondence with and re Individuals, 1928-1967, undated
  2. II. Corporate Correspondence and Related Records, 1924-1965, undated
  3. III. Harvard Medical School and University Records, 1924-1965
  4. ___ A. Harvard Medical School Records, 1924-1965
  5. ___ B. Harvard University Records, 1934-1965
  6. IV. Medical Subject Files, 1930s-1965, undated
  7. V. Personal and Biographical Records, 1927-1967, undated
  8. VI. History of Harvard Medical School Unpublished Files, undated
  9. ___ A. Background and Working Files, undated
  10. ___ B. Preliminary Drafts of Chapters, undated
  11. ___ C. Old Drafts of Chapters, undated
  12. ___ D. Final Manuscript, undated
  13. VII. Bulk Items, 1935-1961

Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer Pelose , September 2007.

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Link to catalog
Title
Burwell, C. Sidney (Charles Sidney), 1893-. Papers, 1924-1967.
Author
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Center for the History of Medicine.
EAD ID
med00095

Repository Details

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

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