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Department of the History of Science and Medicine, School of Medicine, Yale University, records
Call Number: RU 738
Overview: The records consist of administrative files, reports, correspondence, and personnel and student records documenting the Department of the History of Science and Medicine (known as the Department of the History of Medicine prior to 1959) at the Yale Medical School. Included are the records of the department chairs John Farquhar Fulton, Frederick Lawrence Holmes, Derek John de Solla Price, and Lloyd Grenfell Stevenson, and the correspondence of professors George Rosen and Henry Ernest Sigerist.
John Farquhar Fulton papers
Call Number: MS 1236
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, memoranda, writings, photographs, and memorabilia, which document the career of John Farquhar Fulton as a neurophysiologist, medical historian, and bibliophile. The files also include personal and professional letters which reflect his involvement in organizations and projects including his work with the National Research Council, particularly in aviation medicine and in editing a medical history of World War II. Fulton's writings concern physiological and...
Dates: 1892-1988, bulk 1920-1960
Samuel Clark Harvey papers
Call Number: MS 1244
Overview: Personal and professional papers of Samuel Clark Harvey.
Dates: 1796-1994, bulk 1907-1953
Henry Ernest Sigerist papers
Call Number: MS 788
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, notes, writings, lectures, photographs, and miscellanea documenting the personal life and professional career of Henry E. Sigerist. His student and teaching activities, writings on the history of medicine, concern for public health policies in the United States and Asia, cold war political interests, and other professional and personal concerns are documented in the papers. Sigerist corresponded with several prominent figures in the field of medicine. These...
Arthur Jack Viseltear papers
Call Number: MS 811
Overview: The papers document Arthur Jack Viseltear's scholarship and professional interests in the field of public health. They include materials related to his teaching and research, documentation of his professional activities, and personal papers which include his diaries from 1974 to 1989. Unpublished writings include research notebooks for his biography of C.-E. A. Winslow and tapes and transcripts of interviews for his study of the contemporary Yale School of Medicine of his time.