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Eric Oldberg papers

Call Number: MS 1610

Scope and Contents

The Eric Oldberg Papers consist of correspondence and photographs which document the early medical career of Eric Oldberg. The papers focus on Oldberg's years training under Harvey Cushing and on Cushing's continuing influence on Oldberg's career. The papers include drafts of papers by Oldberg from his Oxford studies (folder 13) and a copy of the surgical schedule from the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, listing operations in which he assited Cushing (folder 15). Mrs. Eric Oldberg gave her husband's papers to the Yale Medical Historical Library after her husband's death. The papers were transferred to the Manuscripts and Archives Department in 1991.


  • 1927-1981


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The papers include correspondence and photographs which document the medical career of Eric Oldberg. The papers focus on Oldberg's work with Harvey Cushing.

Biographical / Historical

Eric Oldberg was born in 1901. He attended Northwestern University and received all his academic degrees there, including an M.D. and Ph.D. In 1928 he went to Boston to receive further medical training at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital under Harvey Cushing. He received a Guggenheim Traveling Fellowship and studied at the Kaiser Wilhelm University in Germany and at Oxford University in England. For many years he served as professor and head of the Department of Neurology and Neurological Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He retired in 1971.

Guide to the Eric Oldberg Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Diane E. Kaplan
June 1991
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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