Dorothy M. Horstmann papers 1927-2001 1946-1995


Dorothy M. Horstmann papers 1927-2001 1946-1995

The papers include include correspondence, writings, research data, notes, memorabilia, and photographs, which document Dorothy Horstmann's years at the Yale School of Medicine as a bio-medical researcher and teacher. The papers highlight her accomplishments in understanding and controlling the transmission of poliomyelitis and rubella.

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Horstmann, Dorothy M. (Dorothy Millicent), 1911- (person)

Dorothy Millicent Horstmann, renowned for her contributions to the pathogenesis and control of viral infections, particularly poliomyelitis and rubella, was born in Spokane, Washington, on July 2, 1911. After her undergraduate and medical training at the University of California, San Francisco, she did clinical training at San Francisco County Hospital and Vanderbilt Hospital. As a Commonwealth Fund Fellow at the Yale University School of Medicine, she began work with John Rodman Paul, the direc...