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Elizabeth Harriet Thomson papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1623

Scope and Contents

The papers are composed of correspondence and project files which document Elizabeth Thomson's research and writing on the history of medicine. Additional material concerns her editorial and administrative work for John Fulton in the Yale University Department of the History of Medicine.

Dates

  • 1945-1990

Creator

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ruth Judge, 1992 and 1994.

Arrangement

Arranged in two series: I. Correspondence and Personal Papers, 1945-1990, II. Projects, 1950-1981.

Extent

1.75 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1623

Overview

The papers are composed of correspondence and project files which document Elizabeth Thomson's research and writing on the history of medicine. Additional material concerns her editorial and administrative work for John Fulton in the Yale University Department of the History of Medicine.

Biographical / Historical

Elizabeth Harriet Thomson was born on September 6, 1907, near Holland Patent, New York. After receiving her B.S. in 1911 from Simmons College, she worked as an editorial assistant at Mount Holyoke College and later at the National League of Nursing and in the Army Air Force. From 1945 until her retirement in 1972 she served as assistant in research at the Yale Medical Historical Library and then as research assistant and later research associate in the Yale University Department of the History of Medicine. Thomson helped John Fulton prepare a biography of Harvey Cushing and was his coauthor on Benjamin Silliman, 1779-1864, Pathfinder in American Science. In 1949, Thomson wrote Harvey Cushing: Surgeon, Author, Artist. She also served as editor of the Journal of the History of Medicine. Her biography of Fulton was unfinished at the time of her death on December 29, 1991.
Title
Guide to the Elizabeth Harriet Thomson papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Bella Z. Berson
Date
July 1992
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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Location

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