Flexner, Abraham, 1866-1959

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Abraham Flexner was an educator.

From the description of Reminiscences of Abraham Flexner : oral history, 1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122473834

Educator.

From the description of Reminiscences of Abraham Flexner : oral history, 1954. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309737398

From the description of Reminiscences of Abraham Flexner : oral history, [195-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309732542

Author and educational reformer.

From the description of Abraham Flexner papers, 1865-1989 (bulk 1900-1959). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981154

Rufus Ivory Cole served as the the director and physician-in-charge (1909-1937) of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the United States devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. Cole's medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system, particularly pneumonia

From the guide to the Rufus Ivory Cole papers, ca. 1900-1966, 1900-1966, (American Philosophical Society)

Biographical Note

  • 1866, Nov. 13: Born, Louisville, Ky.
  • 1886: B.A., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. Appointed teacher, Louisville High School, Louisville, Ky.
  • 1890 - 1905 : Established and directed college preparatory school, Louisville, Ky.
  • 1898: Married Anne Laziere Crawford (died 1959)
  • 1906: M.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1907 - 1908 : Studied at the University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • 1908: Published The American College: A Criticism (New York: The Century Co. 237 pp.) Joined the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • 1910: Published Medical Education in the United States and Canada (New York: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. 346 pp.)
  • 1913 - 1925 : Assistant secretary and secretary, General Education Board
  • 1925 - 1928 : Director, Division of Studies and Medical Education, General Education Board
  • 1928: Delivered Rhodes Trust memorial lectures, Oxford, England
  • 1930 - 1939 : Director, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1940 - 1959 : Director emeritus, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1952: Published with the collaboration of Esther S. Bailey Funds and Foundations: Their Policies Past and Present (NewYork: Harper & Bros. 146 pp.)
  • 1959, Sept. 21: Died, Falls Church, Va.

From the guide to the Abraham Flexner Papers, 1865-1989, (bulk 1900-1959), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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referencedIn American Medical Association. In memoriam : Abraham Flexner / [by the American Medical Association]. Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, William H. Welch Medical Library
referencedIn Favrot, Leo M., 1874-1949. Papers, 1932-1949. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
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referencedIn General Education Board. Archives, 1901-1964. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
creatorOf Alderman, Edwin Anderson, 1861-1931. Letters to James Rowland Angell, Harry Flood Byrd, Abraham Flexner, John J. Raskob, E. Lee Trinkle and others [manuscript] 1921-1927. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Veblen, Oswald, 1880-1960. Oswald Veblen papers, 1881-1960 (bulk 1920-1960). Library of Congress
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referencedIn Denver College of Medicine. Denver College of Medicine records, 1899-1912 University of Denver, University Libraries, Anderson Academic Commons
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referencedIn International Education Board. Archives, 1923-1930. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
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referencedIn Flexner, Simon, 1863-1946. Papers, 1891-1946. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hull, William Isaac, 1868-1939. Papers, 1892-1939. Swarthmore College, FRIENDS HIST LIBR
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referencedIn Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956. Robert Mearns Yerkes papers, 1822-1985 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial. Archives. 1918-1930. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
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referencedIn Slowe, Lucy Diggs, 1885-1937. Lucy Diggs Slowe papers, 1919-1943. Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
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referencedIn University of Michigan. Medical School. Medical School (University of Michigan) records, 1850-[ongoing]. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf [Abraham Flexner, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Bureau of Social Hygiene. Archives, 1911-1940. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
creatorOf Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N. J.). Letters, 1934-1948, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Flexner, Simon, 1863-1946. Papers, 1891-1946. American Philosophical Society Library
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referencedIn Munger, Donna Bingham. Donna Bingham Munger papers, 1962. Washington University in St. Louis, Bernard Becker Medical Library
referencedIn Simon Flexner Papers, 1891-1946 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf New York (N.Y.). Board of Education. Correspondence with Margaret Naumburg, 1953-1959. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Cole, Rufus Ivory, 1872-1966. Papers, ca. 1900-1966. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Papers, 1876-1960 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Lessing J. Rosenwald Papers, 1891-1979, (bulk 1932-1979) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Oswald Veblen Papers, 1881-1960, (bulk 1920-1960) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn White, Eva Whiting, 1880-1974. Papers, 1900-1965 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Rockefeller University. Archives, 1901- Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
referencedIn Henry Allen Moe Papers, 1920-1975 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Cohn, Alfred E. (Alfred Einstein), 1879-1957. Papers, 1920-1954. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
referencedIn Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960, 1892-1958 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957. John Von Neumann papers, 1912-1996 (bulk 1935-1957). Library of Congress
referencedIn Medical School (University of Michigan) records, 1850-2010 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Flexner, Abraham, 1866-1959. Letter, 1918, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Flexner, Abraham, 1866-1959. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1912-1941. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Robert Mearns Yerkes papers, 1822-1985 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Office of the Messrs Rockefeller. General files. 1890-1961. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
referencedIn Heiser, Victor George, 1873-1972. Papers, ca. 1890-1972. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958. Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960 (inclusive), 1892-1958 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Flexner, Abraham, 1866-1959. Reminiscences of Abraham Flexner : oral history, 1959. Nolan, Norton & Company, Incorporated
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creatorOf Davis, Jackson, 1882-1947. Papers and photographs of Jackson Davis, 1906-1947 and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn Rose, Wickliffe, 1862-1931. Papers, 1902-1933. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
referencedIn Reminiscences of Abraham Flexner: oral history, 1959., 1959 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Flexner, Abraham, 1866-1959. Reminiscences of Abraham Flexner : oral history, [195-?]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Sabin, Florence Rena, 1871-1953. Papers, 1907-1940. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Frank Manny papers, 1890-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Thomas-Whittall-Flexner family papers, n.d. American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Flexner, Abraham, 1866-1959. Abraham Flexner papers, 1865-1989 (bulk 1900-1959). Library of Congress
creatorOf Rufus Ivory Cole papers, ca. 1900-1966, 1900-1966 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Slemons, J. Morris (Josiah Morris), 1876-1948. Scrapbooks of J. Morris Slemons, 1931-1969. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Records, 1905-1979. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn McLean, Franklin C. (Franklin Chambers), 1888-. Papers, 1881-1968. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Richard Courant Papers, 1902-1972 New York University. Archives.
referencedIn Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (inclusive), 1929-1957 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Victor (Victor George) Heiser papers, ca. 1890-1972, Circa 1890-1972 American Philosophical Society
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referencedIn Horace L. Wilgus Papers, 1878-1935 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn French, John Calvin, 1875-. John Calvin French papers, 1928-1957. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Flexner, Abraham, 1866-1959. Reminiscences of Abraham Flexner : oral history, 1954. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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Education
Hospitals--New York (State)--Administration
Research
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Medical education--Canada
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Medical education
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Birth 1866-11-13

Death 1959-09-21

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