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Asa Whitcomb letter to Dr. David Townsend, 17 July 1776.

Item — Box: Small Manuscript Collections 01Identifier: H MS c489
Content Description:

Original and two copies of a July 1776 letter from Colonel Asa Whitcomb to Dr. David Townsend regarding the inoculation of Whitcomb's regiment, presumably against smallpox.

Augustus A. White papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c397
Overview:

The Augustus A. White papers, 1951-2010 (inclusive), are the product of White's activities as an orthopedic surgeon, Harvard Medical School faculty member, and author and researcher.

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...

Bernard D. Davis papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c190
Overview:

The Bernard D. Davis Papers are the product of Davis’s professional, research, teaching, and publishing activities throughout the course of his career. The papers are arranged in four series: I. Correspondence and Subject Files, 1931-1994, undated; II. Professional Appointments, 1955-1993, undated; III. Writings and Publications, 1934-1995, undated; and IV. Collected Publications, 1909-1994.

Bernard Lown papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c300
Overview: The Bernard Lown papers, 1933-2003 (inclusive), are the product of Lown’s executive activities as co-founder and Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, as co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, his research and teaching activities at the Harvard School of Public Health, his role in establishing and administering health care-related organizations including SATELLIFE and the Ad Hoc Committee to Defend Health Care, as well as his activities as...

Beth Israel Hospital Seminars in Medicine audio recording and transcript

Collection — Box: 01Identifier: H MS c563
Content Description: Consists of an audio recording of a seminar held on 11 January 1969 on the topic of the EMG control for sensing proportional rate elbow prosthesis with feedback, commonly referred to as "the Boston Arm." The recording features three speakers: Melvin J. Glimcher, Chief of Orthopedic Service at Massachusetts General Hospital; Robert W. Mann, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Allen Cudworth, Director of Research at Liberty Mutual Research...

Boston Hemophilia Center. Oral History Project. The Gift of Experience

Collection — Multiple ContainersIdentifier: H MS c228
Overview:

Includes recordings and transcripts of interviews with 21 men with hemophilia, aged 40 and older, who were patients at the Boston Hemophilia Center, and 5 physicians and nurses.

Boston Hospital for Women records

Collection Identifier: BWH c005
Overview:

Boston Hospital for Women records, 1926–1983 (inclusive), 1966–1979 (bulk), are the product of the hospital staff’s administrative, fundraising, publication, and public relations activities from 1966 through 1979.

Boston Lying-in Hospital records

Collection Identifier: BWH c007
Overview: The records of Boston Lying-in Hospital are the product of the hospital staff’s administrative, fundraising, publication, and public relations activities, the bulk of which are dated from 1921 through 1966. There are no birth or medical records in this collection. For birth records inquire at the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. Any extant Boston Lying-in...

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.

Boston Women's Health Book Collective subject files

Collection Identifier: H MS c261
Overview:

Contains vertical files gathered by the organization about a wide range of women's health issues including abortion, birth control, and childbearing in the United States and abroad.

Bradford Cannon papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c240
Overview:

The Bradford Cannon Papers, 1902-2003, document Cannon's work at Massachusetts General Hospital as a plastic surgeon, a Clinical Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and his war service at Valley Forge General Hospital.

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 Manuscript 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.

Carol C. Nadelson papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c394
Overview: The Carol C. (Cooperman) Nadelson papers are the product of Nadelson's activities as a psychiatrist and medical educator who held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Simmons College, and hospital appointments at Beth Israel Hospital, Cambridge Hospital, and Children’s Hospital Boston. The collection reflects Nadelson’s work with women’s health issues, particularly women’s mental health, between the 1970s and the 2000s. Topics include the...

Carola Eisenberg papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c254
Overview:

Carola Eisenberg (1917-2021), 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.

Casper Morley Epsteen papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c93
Overview:

The Casper Morley Epsteen papers, 1928-1983 (inclusive), 1950s-1979 (bulk), consist of records generated as a product of Epsteen's career as a maxillofacial surgeon, professor, and active member of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (founded 1947) and the American Board of Maxillofacial Surgery (founded 1946).

Cecil Kent Drinker papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c165
Overview:

The Cecil Kent Drinker Papers, 1898-1958, contains Drinker's personal records, World War II research records, professional activities records, and administrative records from his tenures as a faculty member and Dean of Harvard School of Public Health.

Charles Barber Mueller research records

Collection — Box: Small Manuscript Collections 01Identifier: H MS c453
Scope and Contents:

Consists of records related to research on phosphorous and red blood cells conducted by Charles Barber Mueller during his Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in Biochemistry at Harvard Medical School in 1947. This research resulted in two 1951 publications in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, co-authored by Mueller and A. Baird Hastings: "The Rate of Transfer of Phosphorus Across the Red Blood Cell Membrane" and "Glycolysis and Phosphate Fractions of Red Blood Cells."

Charles L. Dunham papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c384
Overview:

The Charles L. Dunham papers, 1924-1976 (inclusive), 1955-1975 (bulk), are the product of Dunham’s activities as a radiologist, lecturer, and contributing member of national and international radiological organizations.

Charles Sidney Burwell papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c65
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...

Charles Sprecher Davidson papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c188
Overview:

The Charles Sprecher Davidson papers, 1918-1999 (inclusive), 1941-1990 (bulk), are a product of Davidson’s research and personal and professional activities undertaken throughout the period of his service at three institutions: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; the Thorndike Memorial Laboratory at Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Chester M. Pierce Papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c523
Overview: The Chester M. Pierce papers, 1938-2015 (inclusive), 1960-2002 (bulk), are the product of Chester M. Pierce’s administrative, teaching, professional, writing, and research activities throughout the course of his career as a psychiatrist who studied race, racial equity, and extreme environments, such as racism, stress, and polar environments. The papers are arranged in five series: I. Subject Files, 1950-2015; II. Committee and Professional Service Files, 1963-2011; III. Personal and...