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A. Clifford Barger papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c478
Overview: The A. Clifford Barger papers reflect the professional and personal work of Clifford Barger (1917-1996), a research physiologist who spent his career at Harvard Medical School. Barger’s research interests focused on the cardiovascular and renal systems; he was involved in research which did much to elucidate the mechanisms by which sufferers from certain cardiac disorders retain fluids. The collection includes correspondence, publications files, research records, and administrative...

Albigence Waldo papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c21
Overview:

The Albigence Waldo papers, 1768-1793 (inclusive), undated, contain correspondence from doctors and patients regarding cases Albigence Waldo (1750-1794) was treating; a manuscript describing his service in the American Revolutionary War; medical observations, prescriptions, and student notes; and medical bills.

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene records

Collection Identifier: H MS c192
Overview: The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene records reflect the activities and development of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene between the early 1900s and the early 2000s, including the 1951 merger of four societies to create the modern Society (the American Academy of Tropical Medicine, the American Foundation for Tropical Medicine, the National Malaria Society, and the Society of Tropical Medicine) and the Society's involvement with other professional medical...

Benjamin Waterhouse papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c16
Overview: The Benjamin Waterhouse papers, 1738-1955 (inclusive), 1778-1837 (bulk), contain correspondence to Waterhouse from Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Edward Jenner, Sylvanus Fansher, Peter Oliver, and others, frequently about smallpox vaccination; copies of Waterhouse's outgoing correspondence; manuscripts containing notes for lectures he delivered at Harvard Medical School and other places; his writings on medicine and botany; and some correspondence and manuscripts...

Benjamin Waterhouse papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c10
Overview:

The Benjamin Waterhouse papers, 1797-1829 (inclusive), consist of Waterhouse's (1754-1846) letters to colleagues, including Lyman Spalding (1775-1821), concerning smallpox inoculation and other medical topics. There are also copies of manuscript letters to the Harvard Corporation in which Waterhouse defends himself against allegations he was working against the interests of Harvard Medical School.

Boston Medical Library images

Collection Identifier: RG M-CL02, Series 00096, 00097, 00098, 00100
Overview:

This finding aid describes photographs, negatives, slides, and photomechanical prints of Boston Medical Library officers, librarians, members, events, library materials, and buildings.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital records

Collection Identifier: BWH c1
Overview:

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital records are the product of the hospital’s administrative, fundraising, publication, and public relations activities, the bulk of which cover the years 1980 through 2000. The collection is open-ended and new records are added as they are acquired.

C. Miller Fisher papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c230
Overview:

Records in this collection were created by Charles Miller Fisher during his practice as a neurologist in Montreal, Canada, and Boston, Massachusetts. The collection includes patient notes and records, research notes, manuscript drafts, X-rays, slides, photographs, and memorabilia. Topics in the collection include dementia, transient ischemic attack, normal pressure hydrocephalus, transient monocular blindness, stroke, hemiplegia, headache, vasospasm, and arterial dissection.

Cambridge Medical Improvement Society Centennial Dinner Meeting program, 9 May 1968

Collection — Box: Small Collections 01Identifier: H MS c555
Content Description:

Two copies of the program from the Centennial Dinner Meeting of the Cambridge Medical Improvement Society, held in Boston, Massachusetts on May 9, 1968. One copy is autographed by guest speakers Paul Dudley White and Christiaan N. Barnard.

Carl W. Walter papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c150
Overview:

Records in the Carl W. Walter Papers were created by Walter during the course of his career as a medical researcher, founder of Fenwal Laboratories, and member of the Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, faculty. The collection includes: correspondence, photographs, film reels, speeches, meeting minutes, notebooks, and research files.

Carola Eisenberg papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c254
Overview:

Carola Eisenberg (born 1917), psychiatrist and medical educator, served as Dean for Student Affairs at both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1972-1978; the first woman to hold that position) and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (1978-1990). The Carola Eisenberg papers consist of Eisenberg's lectures pertaining to the role of women in medicine, her letters of recommendation, and assorted personal papers.

Charles Wild papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c116
Overview:

The collection consists of records created and collected by Charles Wild during his practice as a homeopathic physician in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts, during the first half of the nineteenth century. The collection also includes records created by one of Wild’s sons, Edward, who shared his father’s medical practice.

Clarence J. Blake papers, 1835-1909 (inclusive)

Series — Multiple ContainersIdentifier: H MS c607
Scope and Contents: Consists of correspondence to and from Blake, notebooks relating to the work done with Alexander Graham Bell, and biographical materials relating to Clarence John Blake and the Blake family, including drafted chapters of a biography and excerpts from Blake’s speeches, writings, and letters. There are three oversized certificates documenting Blake’s education and undated draft wills from Blake and his second wife. Also included are materials relating to John Harrison Blake’s...

Cotton Tufts papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c30
Overview: The Cotton Tufts papers, 1751-1801 (inclusive), consist of the correspondence of physician Cotton Tufts (1732-1815) with his older brother, Simon Tufts (1727-1786), and other physicians, regarding medical matters, and the founding of a medical society in Massachusetts. Letters to Tufts pertain to the organization of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a meeting in 1785 of the Massachusetts Medical Society, among other topics. Also includes manuscripts by Tufts and a fragment of...

E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c320
Overview: E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte (1937-) is an anatomic pathologist, neuropathologist, Harvard Medical School professor (1991-), and researcher for organizations such as the Alzheimer Disease Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Her papers (1956-2006) are the product of her teaching activities and research and clinical interests in brain tumors, pituitary tumors, neurodegenerative disorders, and immunohistochemistry, and include lectures and writings, professional correspondence...

Edris Rice-Wray papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c537
Overview:

The collection consists of records created by Edris Rice-Wray in the course of her career as a specialist in family planning and reproductive medicine working in Mexico City, Mexico. Records include correspondence, manuscripts, and patient data.

Elizabeth B. Connell papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c437
Overview: The Elizabeth B. Connell papers reflect the professional activities of Elizabeth B. Connell (1925-). Connell is a medical practitioner and specialist in the field of reproductive health. From the 1960s, her work has centered on reproductive medicine in terms of contraception and women’s health. The collection focuses on her work on forms of contraception including oral contraceptives and intrauterine contraceptive devices as well as her involvement in issues such as the controversy around...

Ezekiel Dodge Cushing papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c14
Overview: The Ezekiel Dodge Cushing papers, 1799-1828 (inclusive), undated, consist primarily of correspondence from Ezekiel Dodge Cushing (1790-1828), a Boston physician, to his parents, Mehetable and Nathaniel Cushing, and his sister Mehetable, regarding his studies at Harvard College and Dartmouth Medical School, his medical practice, family matters, and politics. It also contains legal and financial documents including Cushing's Harvard quarter bills, and documents related to his estate. There is...

Ezekiel Goddard Dodge papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c16
Overview: The Ezekiel Goddard Dodge papers, 1789-1819 (inclusive), undated, contain correspondence from Ezekiel Dodge (1765-1819), a physician in Thomaston, Maine, to his sister and brother-in-law, Mehetable and Nathaniel Cushing, and nephew Ezekiel Dodge Cushing, and financial records, including an itemized apothecary bill and a promissory note. The collection also includes the correspondence of Dodge family members, and an abbreviated, undated genealogical sketch of Ezekiel Dodge and Mehetable...

Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine buildings and grounds, clubs and associations, departments, and subjects images

Collection Identifier: RG M-CL02, Series 00094, 00097, 00099, 00100
Overview:

This finding aid describes photographs, photomechanical prints, and color slides depicting the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, library personnel, and the Countway Library Associates.

Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine events images

Collection Identifier: RG M-CL02, Series 00098
Overview:

This finding aid describes photographs and photomechanical prints depicting the cornerstone-laying ceremony, building dedication, and other events primarily related to the establishment of the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.

Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine interiors images

Collection Identifier: RG M-CL02, Series 00096b
Overview:

This finding aid describes photographs, negatives, drawings, photomechanical prints, and slides depicting interior views of the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.

George Cheever Shattuck papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c551
Overview:

The George Cheever Shattuck papers consist of records collected and created by Shattuck in the course of his lifetime. Shattuck was a physician specializing in tropical medicine and published a textbook on the subject in 1951. He accompanied and led expeditions in Africa, Central America, and South America, and was a member of Richard P. Strong’s 1915-1916 medical relief mission to Serbia.

Gingles Family ledgers and daybooks

Collection Identifier: B MS c106
Scope and Contents:

Includes ledgers and daybooks from the Gingles family of Monona County, Iowa dating from 1893 to 1929. Both father and son were physicians. Volumes contain descriptions of patient medical problems, treatments, and payments received.

Hall Jackson papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c14
Overview:

The Hall Jackson papers, 1771-1810 (inclusive), undated, principally consist of correspondence from Hall Jackson (1739-1797) between 1771 and 1790 to his patients and other physicians regarding medical cases and remedies. There is also a small number of nineteenth century records generated by Dr. William Perry (1788-1887), a Harvard College and Harvard Medical School graduate who was in possession of the Jackson papers.