Robinson, Victor, 1886-1947

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Victor Robinson (1886-1947), son of a Russian physician, was born in the Ukraine. He studied pharmacy at New York University and the New York College of Pharmacy and law at Columbia University. Robinson received his doctor of medicine degree from the Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery (now Loyola University) in 1917. He founded the journal Medical Life, the first in the English language on the history of medicine, and helped organize the History of Science Society in 1924. In 1932 he photographed and studied archaeological sites of medico-historical interest in Crete, Greece and Italy. In addition to editing Medical Life, Robinson also wrote and edited many works on the history of medicine. He was the subject of Victor Robinson, a romantic medical historian (1959) by George Rosen.

From the description of Victor Robinson papers, 1898-1947. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 14309449

U. S. historian of medicine and editor.

From the description of Papers, 1910-1947 and undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 32410730

U.S. physician and medical historian.

From the description of Victory over pain : a history of aesthesia, 1940 : New York, New York. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 32098337

Victor Robinson (1886-1947), medical professor.

Victor Robinson was born in Ukraine in 1886 to a Russian physician. He attended New York University and then the New York College of Pharmacy. He also studied law at Columbia University. He received his doctorate of medicine in 1917 from the Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery (which would later become Loyola University). He would write many works on the history of medicine and would teach the history of medicine at Temple University. He also founded Medical Life, a journal of the history of medicine, and helped start the History of Science Society in 1924.

S. R. Shapiro (1911-1990)

Solomon R. Shapiro was born 30 August 1911 in New York. He received his bachelor's degree in 1933 from New York University, and his M.A. in 1934 from Columbia University. He studied bibliographical studies at the University of London from 1934-1935. In 1935 he became the president of S.R. Shapiro Co., Books for Libraries, a position he stayed in until his death 55 years later. From 1945-1951 he also served as editor in chief of the U.S. Cumulative Book Auctions Record. In 1956 he published A Check-list of the Rarest and Most Valuable Bruce Rogers Imprints. He died on 30 October 1990, in New York.

From the guide to the Victor Robinson and S. R. Shapiro papers, 1905-1946, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Victor Robinson (1886-1947), son of a Russian physician, was born in the Ukraine. He studied pharmacy at New York University and the New York College of Pharmacy and law at Columbia University. Robinson received his doctor of medicine degree from the Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery (now Loyola University) in 1917.

He founded Medical life, the first English language journal on the history of medicine, and helped organize the History of Science Society in 1924. In 1932 he photographed and studied archaeological sites of medico-historical interest in Crete, Greece and Italy. In addition to editing Medical life, Robinson also wrote and edited many works on the history of medicine. He was the subject of Victor Robinson, a romantic medical historian (1959) by George Rosen.

Among his own writings are Essay on hasheesh: including observations and experiments (1912, 1925), Pathfinders in medicine (1912,1929), Don Quixote of psychiatry (1919), Pioneers of birth control in England and America (1919), Life of Jacob Henle (1921), Story of medicine (1931), Dr. Jad; the way of life of a physician (1941), Morals in wartime (1943), White Caps; the story of nursing (1946) and Victory over pain; a history of anesthesia (1946). He served as editor for Encyclopedia sexualis; a comprehensive dictionary-encyclopaedia of the sexual sciences (1936), Modern home physician; an encyclopedia of medical knowledge (1938) and New peoples physician; the concise encyclopedia of health (1941).

From the guide to the Victor Robinson Papers, 1898-1947, (History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Bostwick, May M. Autograph letter signed May M. Bostwick to: "Dear Friends" February 4, 1910. Wellesley College
creatorOf Robinson, Victor, 1886-1947. Papers, 1910-1947 and undated. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf De Cleyre, Voltairine, 1866-1912. Autograph letter signed Voltairine de Cleyre to: Mr. Robinson September 22, 1907. Wellesley College
creatorOf Denison, Grace E. Autograph letter signed Grace Denison to: Dr. Robinson September 15, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Bonner, Hypatia Bradlaugh, 1858-1935. Autograph letter signed Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner to: Mr. Victor Robinson April 19, 1907. Wellesley College
creatorOf Robinson, Victor, 1886-1947. Victor Robinson papers, 1898-1947. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Robinson, Victor, 1886-1947. Manikins for modern home physicians model. University of California, San Francisco, UCSF; UC San Francisco; Univ of CA, San Francisco
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Coolbrith, Ina D. (Ina Donna), 1842?-1928. Autograph letter signed Ina Coolbrith to: Victor Robinson March 25, 1907. Wellesley College
creatorOf Robinson, Victor, 1886-1947. Letter 1900-1910, New York City [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Victor Robinson. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Potter, Grace, 1874-1943. Autograph letter signed Grace Potter to: Victor. Wellesley College
creatorOf Loebinger, Sofia M., 1863-1943. Autograph letter signed Sofia M. Loebinger to: Mr. Robinson September 30, 1910. Wellesley College
creatorOf Victor Robinson and S. R. Shapiro papers, 1905-1946 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn William John Fielding Papers, 1911-1986 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf Brackett, Elizabeth Fletcher. Autograph letter signed Elizabeth F. Brackett to: Dr. Robinson April 3, [1931]. Wellesley College
creatorOf New York Society for Medical History. New York Society for Medical History records, 1938-1955. New York Academy of Medicine
referencedIn Glueck, Sheldon, 1896-1990. Papers, 1916-1972 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Loebinger, Sofia M., 1863-1943. Autograph letter signed Sofia M. Loebinger to: Victor Robinson July 20, 1910. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brink, Louise, b. 1876. Typed letter signed Louise Brink to: Doctor Victor Robinson January 13, 1927. Wellesley College
creatorOf Ferris, Luraua Sheldon. Typed letter signed Luraua Sheldon Ferris to: Mr. Robinson July 30, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Fielding, William J. (William John), 1886-. Papers, 1912-1973. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Thorpe, Rose Hartwick, 1850-1939. Autograph letter signed Rose Hartwick Thorpe to Victor Robinson July 14, [19]69. Wellesley College
creatorOf Clevenger, Shobal Vail, 1843-1920. Shobal Vail Clevenger papers, 1864-1924. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Shobal Vail Clevenger Papers, 1864-1924 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Robinson, Victor, 1886-1947,. Victor Robinson and S. R. Shapiro papers. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Holmes, Bayard, 1852-1924. Bayard Taylor Holmes papers, 1921-1928. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Victor Robinson Papers, 1898-1947 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Potter, Grace, 1874-1943. Typed letter signed Grace Potter to: Victor Robinson. Wellesley College
referencedIn Bayard T. Holmes Papers, 1921-1929 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950. Letter to Dr. Victor Robinson [manuscript], 1928 June 24. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Robinson, Victor, 1886-1947. Victory over pain : a history of aesthesia, 1940 : New York, New York. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
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associatedWith Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950. person
associatedWith Bonner, Hypatia Bradlaugh, 1858-1935. person
associatedWith Bostwick, May M. person
associatedWith Brackett, Elizabeth Fletcher. person
associatedWith Brink, Louise, b. 1876. person
associatedWith Castiglioni, Arturo, 1874-1953. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Clevenger, Shobal Vail, 1843-1920. person
associatedWith Coolbrith, Ina D. (Ina Donna), 1842?-1928. person
associatedWith De Cleyre, Voltairine, 1866-1912. person
associatedWith de Cleyre, Voltarine, 1866-1912. person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Denison, Grace E. person
associatedWith Ferris, Luraua Sheldon. person
associatedWith Fielding, William J. (William John), 1886- person
associatedWith Garrison, Fielding H. (Fielding Hudson), 1870-1935. person
associatedWith Glueck, Sheldon, 1896- person
associatedWith Henle, Jacob, 1809-1885. person
associatedWith Holmes, Bayard, 1852-1924. person
associatedWith Holmes, Bayard T. person
associatedWith Juettner, Otto, 1865-1922. person
associatedWith Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984. person
associatedWith Krumbhaar, E. B. (Edward Bell), 1882-1966. person
associatedWith Loebinger, Sofia M., 1863-1943. person
associatedWith Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940, person
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associatedWith Potter, Grace, 1874-1943. person
associatedWith Robinson, William J. q (William Josephus), 1867-1936. person
associatedWith Ruffer, Marc Armand, Sir, 1859-1917. person
associatedWith Shapiro, S. R. (Solomon R.), 1911- person
associatedWith Sigerist, Henry E., 1891-1957. person
associatedWith Thorpe, Rose Hartwick, 1850-1939. person
associatedWith Torre-Bueno, J. R. de la (Josē Rollin), 1871- person
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Sexually transmitted diseases
Sex
Sexually Transmitted Diseases--Biography
History of medicine
Otolaryngology--Biography
Sex--Biography
Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce
History of Medicine--Periodicals
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Otolaryngology
Publishers and Publishing
Anesthesia--history
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Birth 1886-08-16

Death 1947-01-15

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