Klebs, Arnold C. (Arnold Carl), 1870-1943

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Arnold Carl Klebs was born in Berne, Switzerland, on March 17, 1870. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Zurich in 1888 and his M.D. degree from the University of Basel in 1895. He came to the United States in 1896 and became a specialist in the treatment of tuberculosis. In his retirement in Switzerland, Klebs studied and published in the field of medical bibliography, especially incunabula. He built a personal library of medical history, which he donated, on his death, to the Yale Medical Historical Library. Klebs died in Nyon, Switzerland, on March 6, 1943.

From the description of Arnold Carl Klebs papers, 1850-1947 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702168950

George Washington Corner worked as an anatomist, endocrinologist, and medical historian.

From the guide to the George Washington Corner papers, 1889-1981, 1903-1982, (American Philosophical Society)

Arnold Carl Klebs was born in Berne, Switzerland, on March 17, 1870. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Zurich in 1888 and his MD from the University of Basel in 1895. He came to the Unites States in 1896 and became a specialist in the treatrment of tuberculosis. In his retirement in Switzerland, Klebs studied and published in the filed of medical bibliography, especially incunabula. He built a personal library of medical history, which he donated, on his death, to the Yale Medical HIstorical Library. Klebs died in Nyon, Switzerland, on March 6, 1943.

From the description of Arnold C. Klebs papers in the Medical Historical Library. Yale University 1879-1943 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 703640251

Arnold Carl Klebs was born in Berne, Switzerland, on March 17, 1870. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Zurich in 1888 and his M.D. degree from the University of Basel in 1895. He came to the United States in 1896 and became a specialist in the treatment of tuberculosis. In his retirement in Switzerland, Klebs studied and published in the field of medical bibliography, especially incunabula. He built a personal library of medical history, which he donated, on his death, to the Yale Medical Historical Library. Klebs died in Nyon, Switzerland, on March 6, 1943.

Arnold-Carl Klebs, a distinguished medical bibliographer, historian, and specialist in the field of tuberculosis, was born in Berne, Switzerland, on March 17, 1870. He received his early education at the Gymnasia of Prague and Zurich. After academic studies in Berlin, Prague, Wurtzburg, Berne, and Basel, he received his bachelor's degree from the University of Zurich in 1888. He received his M.D. degree from Basel in 1895, serving there as an assistant in the Polyclinic. He also worked as an instructor in pathology at Zurich.

Klebs came to the United States in 1896 and became a United States citizen in 1904. His father Edwin Klebs, co-discoverer with Loeffler of the bacterium responsible for diptheria, had taken a post in pathology in Asheville, North Carolina. Klebs decided to settle as a tuberculosis specialist in Chicago, where he remained until 1909. In that year he edited a comprehensive treatise on tuberculosis. Klebs served as consulting physician to Cook County Hospital and director of the Chicago Tuberculosis Institute. In 1912 Klebs was vice-president of the section on preventable diseases at the International Congress of Hygiene held in Washington, D.C.

Klebs then retired to Switzerland, where for the next thirty years he studied and collected in the field of medical and scientific bibliography, primarily works of the fifteenth century. In 1938 he issued a short title bibliography Incunabula Scientifica et Medica . His other historical writings include papers on Leonardo da Vinci, early herbals, remedies against the pest, and specialized bibliographic studies.

Klebs maintained a life-long friendship with Harvey Cushing, with whom he shared his enthusiasm for all phases of medical history and bibliography. When Cushing announced his intention to leave his library to Yale University, Klebs also agreed to donate his collection to the university.

In June, 1898, Klebs married Margaret Forbes, who died a year later. Klebs had one child by this marriage, Sarah Forbes Klebs, who married the Rev. George Stewart. He married Harriet K. Newell in May, 1909. Arnold Klebs died on March 6, 1943, in Nyon, Switzerland.

Extracted from a Yale University News Bureau press release of March 8, 1943.

From the guide to the Arnold Carl Klebs papers, 1850-1947, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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referencedIn Fulton, John F. (John Farquhar), 1899-1960. John Farquhar Fulton papers, 1892-1988 (inclusive), 1920-1960 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Cushing, Harvey, 1869-1939. Harvey Williams Cushing papers, 1745-1965 (inclusive), 1887-1939 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Corner, George Washington, 1889-1981. Papers, 1903-1982. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Klebs, Arnold C. (Arnold Carl), 1870-1943. Arnold Carl Klebs papers, 1850-1947 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Klebs, Arnold C. (Arnold Carl), 1870-1943. Arnold C. Klebs papers in the Medical Historical Library. Yale University 1879-1943 (inclusive). Yale University, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
referencedIn Klebs, Arnold C. (Arnold Carl), 1870-1943. Arnold Carl Klebs papers, 1850-1947 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919. Papers, 1902-1917. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Sigerist, Henry E. (Henry Ernest), 1891-1957. Henry Ernest Sigerist papers, 1891-1991 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Henry Ernest Sigerist papers, 1891-1991 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Arnold Carl Klebs papers, 1850-1947 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn John Farquhar Fulton papers, 1892-1988, 1920-1960 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Cushing, Harvey, 1869-1939. Harvey Williams Cushing papers, 1780-1988 (inclusive), 1888-1939 (bulk). Yale University, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
referencedIn Cushing, Harvey, 1869-1939. Harvey Williams Cushing papers, 1745-1965 (inclusive), 1887-1939 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf George Washington Corner papers, 1889-1981, 1903-1982 American Philosophical Society
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Tuberculosis--History
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Medicine--History
Human reproduction--Endocrine aspects
Medicine--Research--United States
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Birth 1870-03-17

Death 1943-03-06

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