Thomas Francis Papers 1917-1975 1941-1969
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Thomas Francis, Jr., 1900-1969, professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan, 1941-1969, was best known for his work in the development of the influenza and poliomyelitis vaccinations. Educated at Allegheny College and Yale Medical School, Francis' work centered around the study of the causes of infectious disease, especially pneumonia, influenza, and poliomyelitis, and the development of serum treatments for these diseases. The Twentieth Century witnessed a r...
See the historical sketch in the finding aid for the Medical School (University of Michigan) Records. From the guide to the Medical School (University of Michigan) publications, 1849-1999, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan) While the University of Michigan's charters of 1817 and 1837 both called for the inclusion of medical education within the curriculum, no action was taken to carry out this mandate until 1848. On January 19 of that year the r...
Outside of museum holdings, no comprehensive survey and inventory of campus artwork had been attempted since 1937. With support from the Michigan Commission on Art in Public Places, 1,076 items were inventoried during 1988-1990. Additional inventory work was undertaken in 1997-1998 for risk management purposed, but generated little new information. From the description of Inventory of University of Michigan-owned art, 1988-1990, 1997-1998. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id...
See the history in the finding aid for the School of Public Health (University of Michigan) Records. From the guide to the School of Public Health (University of Michigan) publications, 1920-ongoing, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan) The School of Public Health at the University of Michigan officially dates from 1941, but the university had been a pioneer in public health education since 1887. In that year the State Board of Health suggested th...
Farley was born in 1890 and died in 1972. He graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1916. In 1925 he formed a law partnership in New York, N.Y. with Franklin D. Roosevelt, which lasted until 1933. When Roosevelt was elected President of the U.S. O'Connor was active in the U.S. Democratic Party and was also active in social welfare work. He was president of the American Red Cross and the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. O'Connor is consi...
Biochemical researcher and physician. Salk was an alumnus of City College, Class of 1934. From the description of Memorabilia, [ca. 1934-1965] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155503820 Noted physician, virologist, and humanitarian, best known for development of the first poliomyelitis vaccine. Founder of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. Served on the faculty of the Univ. of Michigan (1942-1963...