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Finding Aid to the Percy Moreau Ashburn Papers, 1913-1947

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by Jim Labosier
Processing Completed 2002
Encoded by Jim Labosier


Summary Information
Title: Percy Moreau Ashburn Papers
Creator: Ashburn, Percy Moreau, 1872-1940
Dates: 1913-1947
Extent: 0.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:
Original typescript drafts and notes compiled by the author.

Call number: MS C 27
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored offsite. Retrievals made last Friday of the month. Contact reesj@nlm.nih.gov for scheduling.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Copyright and Re-use Information

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Preferred Citation:

Ashburn, Percy Moreau. Percy Moreau Ashburn Papers. 1913-1947. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 27.

Provenance:

Gift, Frank D. Ashburn, 1947.


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National Library of Medicine

Finding Aid to the Percy Moreau Ashburn Papers, 1913-1947

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by Jim Labosier
Processing Completed 2002
Encoded by Jim Labosier

Descriptive Summary

Ashburn, Percy Moreau, 1872-1940Percy Moreau Ashburn Papers Dates: 1913-19470.84 linear feet (2 boxes)MS C 27 Materials stored offsite. Retrievals made last Friday of the month. Contact reesj@nlm.nih.gov for scheduling. Collection materials primarily in EnglishAbstract:Original typescript drafts and notes compiled by the author.Provenance:

Gift, Frank D. Ashburn, 1947.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Copyright and Re-use Information

NLM does not possess copyright to the collection. Archival collections often contain mixed copyrights; while NLM is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. It is the user's responsibility to research and understand any applicable copyright and re-publication rights not allowed by fair use. NLM does not grant permissions to publish.

Privacy Information

Archives and manuscript collections may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in any collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which the National Library of Medicine assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation:

Ashburn, Percy Moreau. Percy Moreau Ashburn Papers. 1913-1947. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 27.

Biographical Note

Percy M. Ashburn was head of the Army Medical Library from 1927-1932. Born in Batavia, Ohio, on July 28, 1872, graduated from Jefferson Medical College (M.D., 1893) and joined the Army in 1898. He was stationed for a long time in the Philippines, where he was a member of the Army Board for the study of tropical diseases. While there he wrote Elements of MilitaryHygiene (1909, 1915). He seved in Panama from 1914 to 1917, was in the A.E.F. from 1918 to 1919 and in the Surgeon General's office from 1919 to1920. He established the Medical Field Service School at Carlisle in 1920 and directed it until 1923. From 1923 to 1927 he taught military hygiene at West Point and in 1927 was appointed Librarian.

Inspired by what he learned as AML Librarian, Moreau's interest in history was awakened. After researching for 4 years he wrote a "Medical History of the Conquest of America in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries" but could not find a publisher who thought the story would sell. Several years after his death his son Frank found a firm willing to accept it, and it was published. [Miles, Wyndham. A History of the National Library of Medicine.]


Original typescript drafts and notes compiled by the author.

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    MeSH Subjects

    • History of Medicine
    • Medicine
    Corporate Names

    • Army Medical Library (U.S.)
    Geographic Names

    • Americas

    Series Descriptions

    12 Series 1: Ranks of Death by Percy M. Ashburn - Original Typescript, 194713 Series 2: Correspondence, 1935-193614 Series 3: Articles, 1932; n.d.13 "Medical history and medical sects"14 "Medical history and the conquest of America in the 16th & 17th centuries"15 "Prehistoric and ancient medicine"16 "Education in the prevention of disease", 193217 "Malaria in America"1 Series 4: Notes, 1913-193418 Materials used in work on Ranks of Death, 1913-193419 Materials used in work on Ranks of Death, 1913-1933110 Materials used in work on Ranks of Death, 1918-1921111 Notes, c.1931112 Notes, 1930113 Notes, 1930-193121-9 Notes

    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Original typescript drafts and notes compiled by the author.

    Contents List
    Box | Folder Title
    1 2
    Series 1: Ranks of Death by Percy M. Ashburn - Original Typescript, 1947
    1 3
    Series 2: Correspondence, 1935-1936
    1 4
    Series 3: Articles, 1932; n.d. [series]:
    1 3
    "Medical history and medical sects"
    1 4
    "Medical history and the conquest of America in the 16th & 17th centuries"
    1 5
    "Prehistoric and ancient medicine"
    1 6
    "Education in the prevention of disease", 1932
    1 7
    "Malaria in America"
    1
    Series 4: Notes, 1913-1934 [series]:
    1 8
    Materials used in work on Ranks of Death, 1913-1934
    1 9
    Materials used in work on Ranks of Death, 1913-1933
    1 10
    Materials used in work on Ranks of Death, 1918-1921
    1 11
    Notes, c.1931
    1 12
    Notes, 1930
    1 13
    Notes, 1930-1931
    2 1-9
    Notes