New collections open for research at the Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library
The full announcements about the following collections can also be found on the Center for the History of Medicine’s blog: http://bit.ly/9jyArt
Allan Macy Butler Papers
Butler (1894-1986) was Chief of the Children’s Medical Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School from 1942 to 1960. An early believer in reform of the American ‘fee-for-service’ health care system, Butler advocated for government-paid medical care for the elderly and for low-income people, making him a pioneer in health maintenance services.
See the finding aid at: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HMS.Count:med00117
Leona Baumgartner Papers
Leona Baumgartner (1902-1991) was the first female Commissioner of Public Health in New York City from 1954-1962 and later became an Assistant Director of the Agency for International Development until 1965. Baumgartner was dedicated to health education as a cornerstone of building a healthier community. SThe recipient of numerous honors, Baumgartner was awarded the Sedgwick Medal, the Albert Lasker Award, the Elizabeth Blackwell Award, the Samuel J. Crumbine Award and the Public Welfare Award from the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her many contributions to the field of public health.
See the finding aid at: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HMS.Count:med00122
Alexander Langmuir Papers
Alexander D. Langmuir (1910-1993 was Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School from 1970 to 1977 and chief epidemiologist for the Epidemiology Branch of the Public Health Service of the National Communicable Disease Center (later the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC) from 1949 to 1970. The records, largely memoranda, writings, and reprints, were generated by Langmuir in his activities as chief epidemiologist for the NCDC.
See the finding aid at: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HMS.Count:med00116
James Whittenberger Papers
James Laverre Whittenberger was the James Stevens Simmons Professor at Harvard School of Public Health and director of the Kresge Center for Environmental Health at Harvard from 1958 to 1983. He studied the physiology of respiration and effects of air contamination on respiratory diseases.
See the collection record at: http://bit.ly/8YKepo
Irma Jarcho Class Notes
Irma Seijo Jarcho (b. 1918) was a graduate student at the Harvard School of Public Health from 1944 to 1945. Jarcho was a bacteriologist, medical researcher, and science educator. Jarcho chaired the science department at New York’s New Lincoln School, where she co-founded the Teacher’s Clearing House for Science and Society Education in 1982. The collection contains Jarcho’s four notebooks from her courses taken while a student at the Harvard School of Public Health.
See the collection record at: http://bit.ly/cwJfMM
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