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Finding Aid to the Health Organisation Correspondence, 1926-1938

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


Summary Information
Title: Health Organisation Correspondence
Creator: League of Nations Health Organisation
Dates: 1926-1938
Extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:
Private and official letters of U.S. Public Health officers and other members of the Health Organisation of the League of Nations.

Call number: MS C 34
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Access Restrictions:

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

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Preferred Citation:

League of Nations Health Organisation. Health Organisation correspondence. 1926-1938. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 34.

Provenance:

Unknown.


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National Library of Medicine

Finding Aid to the Health Organisation Correspondence, 1926-1938

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

Descriptive Summary

League of Nations Health OrganisationHealth Organisation Correspondence Dates: 1926-19380.21 linear feet (1 box)MS C 34 Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine Collection materials primarily in EnglishAbstract:Private and official letters of U.S. Public Health officers and other members of the Health Organisation of the League of Nations.Provenance:

Unknown.

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:

League of Nations Health Organisation. Health Organisation correspondence. 1926-1938. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 34.

Historical Note

The Health Section of the League of Nations originated at the Fourth Assembly of the League of Nations in 1923. Its primary purpose was to help control the spread of epidemics. The United States, not a member of the League, had no official representation. Surgeon General Hugh S. Cumming, however, believed the United States needed to participate. The United States was a member of the International Office of Public Health, which was established in 1908 and based in Paris. Upon formation of the League's Health Section, the International Office of Public Health became part of its Advisory Council. As a member of the IOPH's Permanent Committee, the United States became an indirect and unofficial participant in the League's Health Section. Public Health Service officials at the U.S. Embassy in Paris were frequent correspondents with the IOPH members.


Private and official letters of U.S. Public Health officers and other members of the Health Organisation of the League of Nations. Chief correspondents are Sir George S. Buchanan and Taliaferro Clark. Other correspondents include Rupert Blue, Hugh S. Cumming, John McMullen, Claude C. Pierce, Robert Pierret, Dana E. Robinson, and Hugh de Valin. Includes notes of meetings.

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    MeSH Subjects

    • Global Health
    Personal Names

    • Buchanan, George Seaton, Sir, 1869-1936
    • Clark, Taliaferro, b. 1867
    Corporate Names

    • United States. Public Health Service

    Series Descriptions

    11 Series 1: Meeting Notes, 19371 Series 2: Correspondence, 1926-193812 Buchanan to Clark, 1926-1927131928-193214 January - August, 193715 September - December, 1937161938

    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Private and official letters of U.S. Public Health officers and other members of the Health Organisation of the League of Nations. Chief correspondents are Sir George S. Buchanan and Taliaferro Clark. Other correspondents include Rupert Blue, Hugh S. Cumming, John McMullen, Claude C. Pierce, Robert Pierret, Dana E. Robinson, and Hugh de Valin. Includes notes of meetings.

    Contents List
    Box | Folder Title
    1 1
    Series 1: Meeting Notes, 1937 [series]:
    1
    Series 2: Correspondence, 1926-1938 [series]:
    1 2
    Buchanan to Clark, 1926-1927
    1 3
    1928-1932
    1 4
    January - August, 1937
    1 5
    September - December, 1937
    1 6
    1938