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Title: Sol Spiegelman Papers
Creator: Spiegelman, Sol, 1914-
Dates: 1929-1983
Extent: 114.21 linear feet (96 boxes)
Abstract:Sol Spiegelman (1914-1983) was an American microbiologist who made several important contributions in the fields of microbial genetics and cancer research, particularly the discovery of RNA/DNA hybridization and the first synthesis of an infectious nucleic acid. Biographical material, correspondence, laboratory notebooks, published and unpublished writings, academic course material, subject files, memoranda, and illustrations document Sol Spiegelman's professional career as a microbiologist.
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Title: Harold E. Varmus Papers
Creator: Varmus, Harold
Dates: 1904-2010
Extent: 31.0 linear feet (26 boxes)
Abstract:Correspondence, speeches, administrative files, photographs, and audiovisual materials document the professional career of Harold Eliot Varmus, who shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for the discovery of the cellular origins of cancer, and who later served as Director of the National Institutes of Health from 1993-2000 and President of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer from 2000-2010. The bulk of the collection consists of Varmus' speeches and professional activities at NIH and MSKCC.
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Title: Harold Leroy Stewart Papers
Creator: Stewart, Harold L. (Harold Leroy), b. 1899-
Dates: 1908-1998
Extent: 35.91 linear feet (86 boxes)
Abstract:Dr. Harold Stewart became Chief of the Laboratory of Pathology, National Cancer Institute, in 1939, and was appointed chief of the Pathological Anatomy Department, National Institutes of Health, in 1954. He retired from NIH in 1969. Along with his longtime colleague Dr. Thelma Dunn, pioneered methods to induce cancer of the stomach and intestines in experimental animals.
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Title: Murray J. Shear Papers
Creator: Shear, Murray J.
Dates: 1908-1983
Extent: 27.6 linear feet
Abstract:Correspondence, reports, minutes, reprints documenting Dr. Shear's professional activities with the National Cancer Institute, including interaction with the International Union Against Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research.
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Title: Nathan Mantel Papers
Creator: Mantel, Nathan
Dates: 1939-2002 (bulk 1941-1994)
Extent: 40.84 linear feet (38 boxes)
Abstract:Correspondence, reprints, drafts, statistical data, reports, and testimony document Nathan Mantel's career as a medical statistician with the National Cancer Institute, George Washington University, American University, and freelance consultant.
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Title: Pope A. Lawrence Papers
Creator: Lawrence, Pope A.
Dates: 1924-1983
Extent: 14.5 linear feet (34 boxes + oversize)
Abstract:The collection documents the varied research and policy-making career of this environmental health specialist with the U.S. Department of Heath, Education and Welfare and the Public Health Service. His papers contain a wealth of primary source research materials and scientific data related to: environmental and industrial hygiene; radon activity; use of beryllium as a rocket propellant; uranium mining; and toxicological, biological and chemical weapon systems.
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Title: Joshua Lederberg Papers
Creator: Lederberg, Joshua
Dates: 1904-2008
Extent: 392.59 linear feet (336 boxes + map drawers)
Abstract:Lederberg won the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Edward Tatum and George Beadle "for his discoveries concerning genetic recombination and the organization of the genetic material of bacteria." He was professor of genetics at Stanford University, president of Rockfeller University, and public servant to presidents, national groups, and governmental organizations.
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Title: Stanley N. Cohen Papers
Creator: Cohen, Stanley N.
Dates: 1948-2016
Extent: 120 linear feet (99 boxes + 36.6 GB electronic records)
Abstract:Correspondence, email and electronic records, laboratory notebooks and workpapers, grant files, reports and journal articles, notes, lectures, awards, honors, and memorabilia document the academic and professional career of Stanford University geneticist Stanley N. Cohen. The collection comprehensively covers the many facets of Cohen's career from his early work in computational medical diagnosis, to the discovery of recombinant DNA technology, to contemporary research on degenerative neurological diseases.
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Title: C. Everett Koop Papers
Creator: Koop, C. Everett (Charles Everett), 1916-2013
Dates: 1933-2011
Extent: 130 linear feet (164 boxes)
Abstract:Dr. C. Everett Koop was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) in February 1981, and sworn in as Surgeon General on November 17, 1981. The collection documents Koop's career as a leading pediatric surgeon during the 1950s-1970s, his activities as Surgeon General from 1981-1989 and the many public health issues with which he was concerned, and some of his post-Surgeon General's career as a health advocate.
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Title: Ludwik Gross Papers
Creator: Gross, Ludwik (1904-1999)
Dates: 1908-1999
Extent: 12 linear feet (10 boxes, 30 volumes)
Abstract:Personal papers of Ludwik Gross, Lasker-Award winning cancer research pioneer who proved that viruses could cause cancer in animals.
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Title: NIH Office of Alternative Medicine Archives
Creator: National Institutes of Health (U.S.). Office of Alternative Medicine
Dates: 1988-1999
Extent: 43.42 linear feet (113 boxes + map drawer)
Abstract:The collection includes a wide range of internal and external correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, conference materials, strategic planning and policy-related items, OAM publications, informational and reference material related to the subjects of alternative medicine and biomedical research.
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Title: Samuel S. Epstein Papers
Creator: Epstein, Samuel S.
Dates: 1933-2007
Extent: 23.75 linear feet (19 boxes)
Abstract:Samuel S. Epstein devoted his career to the study and identification of carcinogenic mechanisms in industrial pollutants, pesticides, cosmetics, food, as well as the entire range of environmental contaminants. He used his knowledge and experience to warn the public of risk, to advocate for regulation, to encourage cancer prevention measures, and to serve as an expert witness on the public's behalf on issues of toxic contamination and disease.
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Title: Clarence Dennis Papers
Creator: Dennis, Clarence
Dates: 1927-2003
Extent: 46 linear feet (42 boxes)
Abstract:Dr. Clarence Dennis (1909-2003) was a pioneering heart surgeon and developer of a heart-lung bypass machine. Laboratory notes, correspondence, publications, and professional papers chronicle his surgical and research career at the University of Minnesota, the State University of New York, and the National Heart and Lung Institute.
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Title: Thomas C. Chalmers Papers
Creator: Chalmers, Thomas C. (Thomas Clark), 1917-
Dates: 1927-1995
Extent: 32.35 linear feet (50 boxes)
Abstract:Thomas C. Chalmers, MD, clinician- scientist- teacher- administrator- entrepreneur, played a pivotal role in the scientific development of the randomized control trial and clinical trial meta-analysis. Research files, teaching materials, correspondence, publications, conference packets and notes, audiovisuals, and personal material document his life and medical career.
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Title: Bernadine Healy Papers
Creator: Healy, Bernadine
Dates: 1958-2010
Extent: 75.2 linear feet (63 boxes)
Abstract:Bernadine Healy (1944-2011) was a cardiologist who served as the first female director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) between 1991 and 1993. In addition to her work at Johns Hopkins University and the Cleveland Clinic, she also served as CEO of the American Red Cross and President of the American Heart Association. She is well-known for her work helping to establish equality for women in health policy and research, notably establishing the Women's Health Initiative at NIH.
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Title: National Cancer Institute oral history collection
Creator: National Cancer Institute (U.S.)
Dates: 1996-1999
Extent: 1.0 linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract:Transcripts from a series of oral histories conducted by History Associates of former NCI Directors, researchers, administrators and other non-NCI individuals, who also played a part in founding of the NCI.
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Title: Luther L. Terry Papers
Creator: Terry, Luther L. (Luther Leonidas), 1911-1985
Dates: 1957-1995 (bulk 1965-1983)
Extent: 26.5 linear feet (24 boxes)
Abstract:Luther Terry was U.S. Surgeon General from 1961-1965. The collection primarily documents his professional activities and most notably contains all the speeches he gave while Surgeon General. The largest single portion of the collection documents the numerous organizations and government agencies in which Terry was either a member or advisor on the issue of anti-smoking.
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Title: Mark M. Ravitch Papers
Creator: Ravitch, Mark M., 1910-1989
Dates: 1932-1989
Extent: 148.17 linear feet (115 boxes + films + oversize)
Abstract:Collection documents Dr. Ravitch's career as a pioneering thoracic and pediatric surgeon and developer of surgical stapling techniques through correspondence, administrative records, writings, motion pictures, and editorial duties on various journals and textbooks.
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Title: Edward Shorter "The Health Century" Interview Collection
Creator: Shorter, Edward
Dates: 1986-1987
Extent: 0.9 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of interviews conducted by Edward Shorter in preparation for his book The Health Century (1987).
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Title: Tod Mikuriya Papers
Creator: Mikuriya, Tod H., 1933-
Dates: 1933-2015
Extent: 134.7 linear feet (137 boxes + map drawer)
Abstract:Tod Mikuriya (1933-2007) was a psychiatrist and medical marijuana activist. In addition to his work in addiction medicine and biofeedback, he is well-known for compiling Marijuana: Medical Papers, 1839-1972, a master bibliography of historical resources on marijuana, and for campaigning for California Proposition 215 which legalized medical marijuana in the state in 1996. Dr. Mikuriya conducted research on marijuana use and founded the California Cannabis Research Medical Group, a non-profit educational organization.
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Title: Werner and Gertrude Henle Papers
Creator: Henle, Werner, 1910-1987
Dates: 1955-1987
Extent: 12.1 linear feet (29 boxes)
Abstract:Werner Henle, the son of a surgeon and grandson of anatomist-histologist Jacob Henle, was born in Dortmund, Germany. He attended the University of Munich from 1929-1930 and transferred to the University of Heidelberg in 1930 where he finished the course work needed for medical degree in 1934. Gertrude Szpingier was born in Mannheim, Germany and received her medical degree from the University of Heidelberg in 1936. The Henles are the most well known, however, for their research on Epstein-Barr virus. Their discovery of the relationship between Epstein-Barr virus and cancer demonstrated that the presence of certain viruses in the nucleus of a cell could transform a healthy cell into a malignant one.
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Title: Andrew Rose Robinson Papers
Creator: Robinson, Andrew Rose, 1845-1924
Dates: 1890-1919
Extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:Handwritten notes on various forms of disease, particularly cancer, which have dermatological manifestations.
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Title: Frank Lappin Horsfall Papers
Creator: Horsfall, Frank Lappin, 1906-1971
Dates: 1940-1971
Extent: 21 MS Boxes
Abstract:Dr. Frank Horsfall was a microbiologist with the Rockefeller Hospital from 1934 to 1960, after which he became Director of the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research until his death in 1971. Collection contains correspondence, diaries, memoranda, drafts of articles, laboratory studies and notes, reprints, printed matter, and photos.
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Title: Marsden Scott Blois Papers
Creator: Blois, Marsden S.
Dates: 1947-1989
Extent: 10 linear feet (12 boxes)
Abstract:Notes, reports, articles and speeches document Dr. Blois' work with biophysics, melanoma and melanin research, and the development of medical informatics.
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Title: Andrew Rose Robinson Papers
Creator: Robinson, Andrew Rose, 1845-1924
Dates: 1924
Extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:Contains articles, a biographical sketch, and a bibliography.
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