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Finding Aid to the Alick Isaacs Laboratory Notebooks, 1938-1965

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff
Processing Completed 2005
Encoded by Jim Labosier


Summary Information
Title: Alick Isaacs Laboratory Notebooks
Creator: Isaacs, Alick, 1921-1967.
Dates: 1938-1965
Extent: 1.26 linear feet ( boxes)
Abstract:
Contains Dr. Isaacs laboratory notebooks, thesis, and reprints on research-related topics.

Call number: MS C 336
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

Donor's copyrights were transferred to the public domain. 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.

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Preferred Citation:

Isaacs, Alick. Alick Isaacs laboratory notebooks. 1938-1965. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 336.

Provenance:

Acquired in 1978.


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National Library of Medicine

Finding Aid to the Alick Isaacs Laboratory Notebooks, 1938-1965

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff
Processing Completed 2005
Encoded by Jim Labosier

Descriptive Summary

Isaacs, Alick, 1921-1967.Alick Isaacs Laboratory Notebooks Dates: 1938-19651.26 linear feet ( boxes)MS C 336 Materials stored offsite. Retrievals made last Friday of the month. Contact reesj@nlm.nih.gov for scheduling. Collection materials primarily in EnglishAbstract:Contains Dr. Isaacs laboratory notebooks, thesis, and reprints on research-related topics.Provenance:

Acquired in 1978.

Access Restrictions:

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

Copyright and Re-use Information

Donor's copyrights were transferred to the public domain. 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:

Isaacs, Alick. Alick Isaacs laboratory notebooks. 1938-1965. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 336.

Biographical Note

Alick Isaacs was educated at Glasgow University and at Australia's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. In 1947 Dr. Isaacs began studying how the body combats various strains of influenza. He joined the World Influenza Centre in London in 1951. There, with a team of researchers - notably Jean Lindemann, Isaacs discovered interferon in 1957. Interferon is a natural defense protein released by a cell to combat a viral infection. Dr. Isaacs was named director of the World Influenza Centre in 1961.


Collection contains 32 notebooks: includes 7 volumes of experiments (1948-50), 19 volumes of "Interference experiments" (1950-65), other notebooks, thesis for the degree of medicine, and reprints.

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    MeSH Subjects

    • Interferons
    • Virology

    Series Descriptions

    Series 1: Laboratory Notebooks, 1946-196511-8 Untitled, 1946-195019 Interference experiments I, 1950110 Interference experiments II, 1951111 Interference experiments III, 1952-1953112 Interference experiments IV, 1953-195421 Interference experiments V, 195622 Interference experiments VI, 1956-195723 Interference experiments VII, 1957-195924 Interference experiments VIII, 195925 Interference experiments IX, 1959-196026 Interference experiments X, 196027 Interference experiments XI, 1960-196128 Interference experiments XII, 196129 Interference experiments XIII, 1961-1962210 Interference experiments XIV, 1962211 Interference experiments XV, 1962-1963212 Interference experiments XVI, 1963213 Interference experiments XVII, 1963-1964214 Interference experiments XVIII, 1964-1965215 Interference experiments XIX, 196531 E.I and N. I., 1950-195132 Shope papilloma I, 1951-195233 Tissue cultures I, 1953-195534 Chemotherapy experiments, 1953-195835 Tissue cultures II, 195636 Attempts to cultivate human leprosy bacillus, 1963 Series 2: Alick Isaacs Writings, 195437 A study of influenza viruses and the implications in regard to the epidemiology and prevention of influenza - thesis, 195438 "Nature and function of interferon" - from Gustav Stern Symposium on perspectives in virology vol II (1961), undated Series 3: Reprints, 1938-195339 "The carcinogenic effect of a papilloma virus on the tarred skin of rabbits" - Peyton Rous, John G. Kidd, 1938310 "A transplantable rabbit carcinoma originating in a virus-induced papilloma and containing the virus in a masked or altered form" - John G. Kidd, Peyton Rous, 1940311 "The activating, transforming, and carcinogenic effects of the rabbit papilloma virus (Shope) upon implanted tar tumors" - Peyton Rous, John G. Kidd, 1940312 "The carcinogenic effect of methylcholanthrene and of tar on rabbit papillomas due to a virus" - Peyton Rous, William F. Friedenwald, 1941313 "I. The basis of allergic disease II. The natural history of tuberculosis" - F. M. Burnet, 1948314 "Virology as an independent science" - F. M. Burnet, 1953

    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Collection contains 32 notebooks: includes 7 volumes of experiments (1948-50), 19 volumes of "Interference experiments" (1950-65), other notebooks, thesis for the degree of medicine, and reprints.

    Contents List
    Box | Folder Title
     
    Series 1: Laboratory Notebooks, 1946-1965 [series]:
    1 1-8
    Untitled, 1946-1950
    1 9
    Interference experiments I, 1950
    1 10
    Interference experiments II, 1951
    1 11
    Interference experiments III, 1952-1953
    1 12
    Interference experiments IV, 1953-1954
    2 1
    Interference experiments V, 1956
    2 2
    Interference experiments VI, 1956-1957
    2 3
    Interference experiments VII, 1957-1959
    2 4
    Interference experiments VIII, 1959
    2 5
    Interference experiments IX, 1959-1960
    2 6
    Interference experiments X, 1960
    2 7
    Interference experiments XI, 1960-1961
    2 8
    Interference experiments XII, 1961
    2 9
    Interference experiments XIII, 1961-1962
    2 10
    Interference experiments XIV, 1962
    2 11
    Interference experiments XV, 1962-1963
    2 12
    Interference experiments XVI, 1963
    2 13
    Interference experiments XVII, 1963-1964
    2 14
    Interference experiments XVIII, 1964-1965
    2 15
    Interference experiments XIX, 1965
    3 1
    E.I and N. I., 1950-1951
    3 2
    Shope papilloma I, 1951-1952
    3 3
    Tissue cultures I, 1953-1955
    3 4
    Chemotherapy experiments, 1953-1958
    3 5
    Tissue cultures II, 1956
    3 6
    Attempts to cultivate human leprosy bacillus, 1963
     
    Series 2: Alick Isaacs Writings, 1954 [series]:
    3 7
    A study of influenza viruses and the implications in regard to the epidemiology and prevention of influenza - thesis, 1954
    3 8
    "Nature and function of interferon" - from Gustav Stern Symposium on perspectives in virology vol II (1961), undated
     
    Series 3: Reprints, 1938-1953 [series]:
    3 9
    "The carcinogenic effect of a papilloma virus on the tarred skin of rabbits" - Peyton Rous, John G. Kidd, 1938
    3 10
    "A transplantable rabbit carcinoma originating in a virus-induced papilloma and containing the virus in a masked or altered form" - John G. Kidd, Peyton Rous, 1940
    3 11
    "The activating, transforming, and carcinogenic effects of the rabbit papilloma virus (Shope) upon implanted tar tumors" - Peyton Rous, John G. Kidd, 1940
    3 12
    "The carcinogenic effect of methylcholanthrene and of tar on rabbit papillomas due to a virus" - Peyton Rous, William F. Friedenwald, 1941
    3 13
    "I. The basis of allergic disease II. The natural history of tuberculosis" - F. M. Burnet, 1948
    3 14
    "Virology as an independent science" - F. M. Burnet, 1953