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Finding Aid to the George Shiras Papers, 1897-1923

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff
Processing Completed 2004
Encoded by Jim Labosier


Summary Information
Title: George Shiras Papers
Creator: Shiras, George, 1859-1942
Dates: 1897-1923
Extent: 0.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:
Correspondence, reprints and clippings primarily documenting Shiras' collaboration with the Committee of One Hundred to create a national health department.

Call number: MS C 45
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:

Shiras, George. George Shiras papers. 1897-1923. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 45.

Provenance:

Unknown.


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National Library of Medicine

Finding Aid to the George Shiras Papers, 1897-1923

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff
Processing Completed 2004
Encoded by Jim Labosier

Descriptive Summary

Shiras, George, 1859-1942George Shiras Papers Dates: 1897-19230.63 linear feet (2 boxes)MS C 45 Materials stored offsite. Retrievals made last Friday of the month. Contact reesj@nlm.nih.gov for scheduling. Collection materials primarily in EnglishAbstract:Correspondence, reprints and clippings primarily documenting Shiras' collaboration with the Committee of One Hundred to create a national health department.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:

Shiras, George. George Shiras papers. 1897-1923. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 45.

Biographical Note

Born in Allegheny, Pa., George Shiras III attended Cornell University and received his law degree from Yale in 1883. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives for the Pittsburgh area from 1903 to 1905. While a representative Shiras advocated for unified federal supervision of health matters. He worked closely with the Committee of One Hundred, a select group which was part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and formed primarily to lobby for a national department of health.


Contains correspondence, documents, reprints, and clippings pertaining to the efforts of the Committee of One Hundred. Correspondents include Irving Fisher, J. Pease Norton, Robert L. Owen, Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, and Walter Wyman.

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    MeSH Subjects

    • Public Health Administration
    Corporate Names

    • United States. Public Health Service
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science. Committee of One Hundred on National Health
    Geographic Names

    • United States

    Series Descriptions

    1 Series 1: Correspondence, 1905-192311-171905-1923118 Norton letter, undated119 Correspondence in Yale's Fisher collection (photocopies), 1907-19141 Series 2: Committee of One Hundred, 1907; n.d.120 Statements, 1907; n.d.121 Miscellaneous, undated1 Series 3: Articles and Writings, 1897-1911122 Articles, 1906-1912123 Clippings, 1905-1911124 Draft paper - Shiras, undated125 Paper - Shiras, undated126 "Extract from annual report of the Surgeon-General", 1904127-28 Walter Wyman reprints, 1897-19111 Series 4: Publications, 1905-1911129 American Health, 1908-1909130 Bulletin of the Committee of One Hundred on National Health, 1910-1911131 Congressional Record - excerpts, 1905-1911132 Public Health Reports - excerpt, 19062 Series 5: Legislative and Judicial, 1904-1913 U.S. House of Representatives21 Acts, 190622 Bills, 1905-191323 Hearings, 1909-191024 Resolutions, 1904-190525 Speeches, 190526 Reports, 1909 U.S. Senate27 Bills, 1910-1913 U.S. Supreme Court28 Dr. Miles Medical Company vs. John D. Park and Sons Company, 1910

    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Contains correspondence, documents, reprints, and clippings pertaining to the efforts of the Committee of One Hundred. Correspondents include Irving Fisher, J. Pease Norton, Robert L. Owen, Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, and Walter Wyman.

    Contents List
    Box | Folder Title
    1
    Series 1: Correspondence, 1905-1923
    1 1-17
    1905-1923
    1 18
    Norton letter, undated
    1 19
    Correspondence in Yale's Fisher collection (photocopies), 1907-1914
    1
    Series 2: Committee of One Hundred, 1907; n.d.
    1 20
    Statements, 1907; n.d.
    1 21
    Miscellaneous, undated
    1
    Series 3: Articles and Writings, 1897-1911
    1 22
    Articles, 1906-1912
    1 23
    Clippings, 1905-1911
    1 24
    Draft paper - Shiras, undated
    1 25
    Paper - Shiras, undated
    1 26
    "Extract from annual report of the Surgeon-General", 1904
    1 27-28
    Walter Wyman reprints, 1897-1911
    1
    Series 4: Publications, 1905-1911
    1 29
    American Health, 1908-1909
    1 30
    Bulletin of the Committee of One Hundred on National Health, 1910-1911
    1 31
    Congressional Record - excerpts, 1905-1911
    1 32
    Public Health Reports - excerpt, 1906
    2
    Series 5: Legislative and Judicial, 1904-1913
     
    U.S. House of Representatives
    2 1
    Acts, 1906
    2 2
    Bills, 1905-1913
    2 3
    Hearings, 1909-1910
    2 4
    Resolutions, 1904-1905
    2 5
    Speeches, 1905
    2 6
    Reports, 1909
     
    U.S. Senate
    2 7
    Bills, 1910-1913
     
    U.S. Supreme Court
    2 8
    Dr. Miles Medical Company vs. John D. Park and Sons Company, 1910