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In 1892, the physician and medical administrator Simon Flexner began research on cerebrospinal meningitis, a meningococcal disease with an untreated mortality rate between 70 and 90%. Experimenting on monkeys, Flexner developed a promising serum treatment for the disease by 1903, which he used extensively during the epidemic outbreaks of meningitis in New York City in 1904-1905 and 1907. For several years, Flexner kept his serum under his close supervision, with the result that the Rockefeller Institute became the primary source for knowledge about meningitis and its treatment.

From the guide to the Rockefeller Institute. Meningitis Records, 1907-1913, (American Philosophical Society)

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referencedIn Peyton Rous Papers, Circa 1917-1970 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Leslie Tillotson Webster papers, 1909-1943, 1909-1943 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Opie, Eugene Lindsay, 1873-1971. Papers, [ca. 1919]-1971. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn James family publication accounts and correspondence, 1890-1923. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Hayne, Theodore Brevard. Papers. Medical University of South Carolina Libraries
creatorOf Rockefeller Institute. Meningitis Records, 1907-1913 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn W. J. V. (Winthrop John Van Leuven) Osterhout papers, 1894-1961, 1894-1961 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn James Bumgardner Murphy Papers, Circa 1918-1950 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn McLean, Franklin C. (Franklin Chambers), 1888-. Papers, 1881-1968. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Rockefeller Institute. Letters, 1964-1965, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Dubos, René J. (René Jules), 1901-1982. Reminiscences of Rene Jules Dubos : oral history, 1957. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Mackenzie, George M.,. Biographical data on Karl Landsteiner, 1923-1952. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Florence Rena Sabin Papers MS 136., 1872-1985 Sophia Smith Collection
creatorOf Rockefeller Institute. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1932. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Osterhout, W. J. V. (Winthrop John Van Leuven), 1871-1964. Papers, 1894-1961. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Marker, Russell Earl, 1902-1995,. Oral history interview with Russell E. Marker, 1987 April 17. Chemical Heritage Foundation, Othmer Library of Chemical History
referencedIn Harrison, Wallace K. (Wallace Kirkman), 1895-. Wallace K. Harrison architectural drawings and papers, 1913-1986 (bulk 1930-1980). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Corner, George Washington, 1889-1981. Papers, 1903-1982. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Florence Rena Sabin Papers, 1907-1940 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Poliomyelitis Records, 1916 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Rockefeller University. Meningitis records, [ca. 1907-1911]. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn George Washington Corner papers, 1889-1981, 1903-1982 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn McLean, Franklin C. Papers, 1881-1969 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Biographical data on Karl Landsteiner, 1923-1952, 1923-1952 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Wulsin family papers, 1869-1933. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Webster, Leslie Tillotson, 1894-1943. Papers, 1909-1943. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Office of the Messrs Rockefeller. General files. 1890-1961. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
referencedIn Papers, 1873-1945 (inclusive), 1881-1945 (bulk) Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Center for the History of Medicine.
referencedIn Sabin, Florence Rena, 1871-1953. Papers, 1872-1985. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Eugene Opie Papers, Circa 1919-1971 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Murphy, James B. (James Bumgardner), 1884-1950. Papers, [ca. 1918]-1950. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Dochez, A. R. (Alphonse Raymond). Reminiscences of Alphonse Raymond Dochez : oral history, 1955. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Allen, Willard M., 1904-1993 person
associatedWith Bartlemez, George W., b. 1885 person
associatedWith Beebe, William, 1877-1962 person
associatedWith Belt, Elmer, 1893-1980 person
associatedWith Berle, Adolf Augustus, 1895-1971 person
correspondedWith Cannon, Walter B. (Walter Bradford), 1871-1945 person
associatedWith Castle, William E., (William Ernest), 1867-1962 person
associatedWith Clark, Wilfrid E. Le Gros, (Wilfrid Edward Le Gros), 1895-1971 person
associatedWith Corner, George Washington, 1889-1981. person
associatedWith Cowdry, E. V., (Edmund Vincent), 1888-1975 person
associatedWith Cushing, Harvey, 1869-1939 person
associatedWith Dochez, A. R. (Alphonse Raymond) person
associatedWith Dubos, René J. (René Jules), 1901-1982. person
associatedWith Ebert, James David, 1921-2001 person
associatedWith Edelstein, Ludwig, 1902-1965. person
associatedWith Evans, Herbert Martin person
associatedWith Flexner, Simon, 1863-1946 person
associatedWith Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 person
associatedWith Garrison, Fielding H., (Fielding Hudson), 1870-1935 person
associatedWith Harrison, Wallace K. (Wallace Kirkman), 1895- person
associatedWith Hayne, Theodore Brevard. person
associatedWith James family. family
associatedWith Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857 person
associatedWith Kinsey, Alfred C., (Alfred Charles), 1894-1956 person
associatedWith Klebs, Arnold C., (Arnold Carl), 1870-1943 person
associatedWith Lindbergh, Charles A., (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 person
associatedWith Mackenzie, George M., person
associatedWith Mackenzie, George M., collector. person
associatedWith Marker, Russell Earl, 1902-1995, person
associatedWith McLean, Franklin C. (Franklin Chambers), 1888- person
associatedWith Mencken, H. L., (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 person
associatedWith Moe, Henry Allen, 1894-1975 person
associatedWith Muller, H. J., (Hermann Joseph), 1890-1967 person
associatedWith Murphy, James B. (James Bumgardner), 1884-1950. person
associatedWith New York (City). Board of health. corporateBody
associatedWith Office of the Messrs Rockefeller. corporateBody
associatedWith Opie, Eugene Lindsay, 1873-1971. person
associatedWith Osterhout, W. J. V. (Winthrop John Van Leuven), 1871-1964. person
associatedWith Raacke, Ilse Dorothea, 1925- person
associatedWith Rockefeller University. corporateBody
associatedWith Romer, Alfred Sherwood, 1894-1973 person
associatedWith Rous, Peyton, 1879-1970 person
associatedWith Sabin, Florence Rena, 1871-1953 person
associatedWith Singer, Charles Joseph, 1876-1960 person
associatedWith Stockard, Charles R., (Charles Rupert), 1879-1939 person
associatedWith Streeter, George Linius, 1873-1948 person
associatedWith Sudhoff, Karl, 1853-1938 person
associatedWith Webster, Leslie Tillotson, 1894-1943. person
associatedWith Weed, Lewis H., (Lewis Hill), 1886-1952 person
associatedWith Whipple, George Hoyt, 1878- person
associatedWith Wulsin family. family
associatedWith Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956 person
associatedWith Zuckerman, Solly Zuckerman, Baron, 1904-1993 person
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Epidemiology
Epidemics
Meningitis
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