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Richard Lawrence Day papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1822

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of articles, correspondence, photographs, publications, and other research materials documenting Dr. Day's studies of the Heimlich maneuver and the ensuing reactions of the medical profession and general public. The papers also contain brief biographical information and a few materials related to other research topics such as oxygen-induced vasoconstriction.

Dates

  • 1941-2005
  • Majority of material found within 1978 - 1989

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Richard Lawrence Day has been transferred to Yale University. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact mssa.assist@yale.edu.

Copyright status for other 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sarah D. Perreten, 2003; Dr. Arthur Dubois, 2005.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1822

Overview

The papers consist of articles, correspondence, photographs, publications, and other research materials documenting Dr. Day's studies of the Heimlich maneuver and the ensuing reactions of the medical profession and general public. The papers also contain brief biographical information and a few materials related to other research topics such as oxygen-induced vasoconstriction.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Lawrence Day was born in New York, New York, on March 28, 1905. He attended Harvard University, where he received a B.S. degree in 1927 and an M.D. degree in 1931. From 1933 to 1953, Day was associate professor at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. Day then served as professor and chairman of the department of pediatrics at the Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn (1953-1960) and at the University of Pittsburgh (1960-1965). From 1965 to 1968, Day was national medical director of Planned Parenthood. Day then taught at Mount Sinai School of Medicine from 1968 until his retirement in 1971. During the 1980s, Day studied the effects of the Heimlich maneuver to treat choking. After demonstrating the superiority of this technique to back blows, Day successfully petitioned the American Red Cross and American Heart Association to change their recommendations. Day also researched topics in neonatology and is noted for his study of body temperature control in premature babies and jaundice in newborns. Day died on June 15, 1989.
Title
Guide to the Richard Lawrence Day Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Meghan Glass
Date
June 2003
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

Contact:
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