Papers, 1907-1980.

ArchivalResource

Boas, Ernst Phillip, 1891-1955. Papers, 1907-1980.

Papers, 1907-1980.

Series I (3.75 linear ft.) contains correspondence with physicians, students, and publishers. The bulk of this series covers the 1930s to the 1940s. Among the topics covered in this series are: national health insurance; euthanasia; chronic illness; cardiology; geriatrics; Boas's cardiotachometer; politics, including communist redbaiting; immigration of foreign scientists; and the publishing of journal articles and books. There is correspondence about Boas's affiliations with the Committee of Physicians for the Improvement of Medical Care, Inc., the Council of Social Agencies, the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Medical Scientists, the Sidney Hillman Health Center, the Medical Society of the County of New York, the Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases, The Mount Sinai Hospital, the National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians, the New York Guild for the Jewish BLind, the New York Heart Association, Inc., The Physicians Forum, Inc., and The Workmen's Circle. There is also correspondence with Muriel Rukeyser from 1947 to 1953 about her proposed biography of Franz Boas, as well as correspondence with Melville J. Herskovits in 1953 about his published biography of Franz Boas. Correspondents include Jacob Auslander, Edward J. Barsky, Carl Binger, Algernon D. Black, Franziska Boas, Norman F. Boas, Lyman R. Bradley, Albert Brand, Allan M. Butler, Alfred E. Cohn, Edward U. Condon, C. Ward Crampton, Ernst F. Goldschmidt, Michael M. Davis, Richard W. Lippman, Otto Loewi, Adolf Magn. Us-Levy, Hermann J. Muller, John P. Peters, Milton I. Roemer, Muriel Rukeyser, Henry E. Sigerist, Kurt G. Stern, and Helene Yampolsky. Series II (2.75 linear ft.) contains meeting minutes and reports for various organizations with which Boas was affiliated, including the American Heart Association, the Committee of Physicians for the Improvement of Medical Care, Inc., the Commission on Chronic Illness, the Sidney Hillman Health Center, the Medical Society of the County of New York, the Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases, The Mount Sinai Hospital, the National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians, the New York Heart Association, Inc., The Physicians Forum, Inc., and the Welfare Council of New York City. The material about The Physicians Forum, Inc. includes congratulatory letters (about the organization and about Boas's leadership of it) written on its tenth anniversary in 1953. There are copies of Boas's book plate (with an identification of the Egyptian hieroglyphs on it); copies of Boas's business card; a copy of Boas's partnership agreement with Hyman Levy; copies of Boas's income tax returns (federal and New York state) from 1919 to 1947; a description of Boas's medical history from 1928 to 1955; and a copy of Boas's death certificate. Also in this series are reviews of some of Boas's books, including "Coronary Artery Disease," "Treatment of the Patient Past Fifty," and "The Unseen Plague--Chronic Disease"; notebooks containing Boas's expenses from 1918 to 1945; clippings regarding chronic illness and national health insurance; programs for lectures; information about Boas's cardiotachometer; court testimonies that. Boas gave regarding the cardiac conditions of people who had died while doing strenuous labor; a prospectus for the "Journal of Social Medicine"; and Boas's bibliography, as well as the bibliography of his son, Norman F. Boas. Series III (2.75 linear ft.) contains typescripts of lectures, addresses, articles, and reviews. Included are lectures at the Central Bureau for Jewish Aged, Inc., and at the Ethical Culture High School; and addresses for the 1910 Ethical Culture High School commencement, the opening of the Amalgamated Laundry Workers Health Center in 1953, and the tenth anniversary of The Physicians Forum, Inc. in 1953. There is also a report on studies that Boas did in 1918 during World War I, "Cases of Effort Syndrome Studied at Camp McClellan, Alabama"; a diary that Boas kept in 1907; and an article entitled "The Responsibility of a Scientist as a Citizen." Works on national health insurance include "Compulsory Health Insurance in the Framework of a National Health Program" and "National Health Insurance." There are nine scrapbooks containing programs and announcements, reprints, and typescripts of works from 1911 to 1949. Series IV (11 folders) contains eleven works, mostly about geriatrics. There are two addresses: Dean A. Clark's 1945 commencement address at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Alan Gregg's address at the National Health Conference. Series V (1.25 linear ft.) contains bibliographical notes about arteriosclerosis, cholesterol, diabetes, and geriatrics; and research notes about aortic stenosis and pylephlebitis, among other subjects. There are three notebooks: a ward notebook that Boas kept from 1916 to 1917 at The Mount Sinai Hospital; an undated notebook of medical school notes; and a notebook from 1918 labeled "Record of Heart Cases. Ward II." Also in this series are military patient records kept from 1917 to 1918 while Boas was in the United States Army at Camp McClellan, Alabama, as well as general patient records that Boas kept between the 1910s and the 1950s. Series VI (1.5 linear ft.) contains materials that were collected and compiled by Norman F. Boas after his father's death in 1955. These materials include obituaries; condolence letters sent to Boas's family after his death; information about Boas's cardiotachometer; correspondence and a card file documenting the donation by Norman F. Boas of his father's library to various repositories; and letters written about Ernst P. Boas for the memorial meeting held in his honor on 19 April 1955. This series also includes a volume (edited by Romana Javitz in 1960) of excerpts from Ernst P. Boas's letters; many of the originals are held by the American Philosophical Society Library. There is a separate folder of transcriptions of Ernst P. Boas's letters from 1907-1935 and translations from the German. Many of these letters are to his father, Franz Boas. This material hasbeen photocopied and annotated with the appropriate American Philosophical Society Library call numbers. Series VII (.5 linear ft.) contains scientific photographs, as well as portrait photographs. Those of a scientific nature include the subjects of aneurysm, blood pressure, Boas's cardiotachometer, coronary damage, endocarditis, and myocardial degeneration. There are also photographs used in Boas's article, "Calcification in the Pineal Gland" and electrocardiograms, done from 1917 to 1952, presumably by Boas. The portrait photographs are of Boas from the 1920s to the 1950s, and also show him in group shots with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, at the Sidney Hillman Health Center, at the Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases, and at the Kecoughton Conference.

12.5 linear ft.

Related Constellations

There are 42 Constellations related to this resource.

Journal of Social Medicine.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vt7f9x (corporateBody)

Committee of Physicians for the Improvement of Medical Care, Inc.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6bk723m (corporateBody)

Physicians Forum

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pc6zjv (corporateBody)

The collector, Walter Lear, was the founder of the Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health; he was also a member of the Physicians Forum and president of the organization in 1980. From the description of Physicians Forum collection, 1939-1998. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864980 ...

Medical Society of the County of New York

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w65b4nr2 (corporateBody)

Preceding the MSCNY was the Medical Society of New York, 1798-1806 [not held by the NYAM Library], of which Samuel Bard was a major participant. As an example of the numerous concerns addressed by the MSCNY: When the US federal government in postwar years produced a Professional Standards Review Organisation (1972), a system of local peer review by practicing physicians, the MSCNY became the local (Manhattan) administrator for the program, creating the NYCHSRO (New York County Health Standards R...

Sidney Hillman Health Center.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6p901b1 (corporateBody)

Welfare Council of New York City

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w66x37fv (corporateBody)

Black, Algernon D. (Algernon David), 1900-1993

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6p5611w (person)

Leader of New York Society for Ethical Culture; social reformer. From the description of Papers, 1934-1986. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155488687 BIOGHIST REQUIRED Writer, lecturer, and leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture. A.D. Black died in 1993. From the guide to the Algernon David Black Papers, [ca. 1932]-1979., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Ethical culture leader, teacher, writer. A.B. Harvard 1923. Relig...

Council of Social Agencies.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6102rzj (corporateBody)

Butler, Allan J.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6b019x4 (person)

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6dn46p2 (person)

Physicist. Major affiliations include: Princeton University, 1930-1937; Westinghouse Co., Pittsburgh, PA, 1937-1945; National Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC, 1945-1951; Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1956-1963; and Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, Boulder, CO from 1963. From the description of Public relations file on Condon, mostly pertaining to the attack on his loyalty by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1948-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

Roemer, Milton Irwin, 1916-2001

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w68g95rg (person)

Milton Roemer was born in Paterson, NJ, March 24, 1916. He received his BA from Cornell University (1936), his MD from New York University (1940), and an MPH from the University of Michigan (1943). He interned at Barnert Memorial Hospital, in Paterson (1940-1941), was with the New Jersey Health Department from 1941 and 1942, and from 1943 to 1948 with the U. S. Public Health Service in Washington, DC. Dr. Roemer served as a member of the faculty of Yale University Medical School from 1949 to 195...

Crampton, C. Ward (Charles Ward), 1877-1964

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6md127w (person)

United HIAS Service

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6v7576g (corporateBody)

Goldschmidt, Ernst F. (Ernst Friedrich), 1892-

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6379f6n (person)

Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Medical Scientists.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w64j643v (corporateBody)

Binger, Carl (Carl Alfred Lanning), 1889-1976

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6kp83vg (person)

Bradley, Lyman R.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6930s3h (person)

Brand, Albert R. (Albert Rich)

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6z31xdg (person)

Ornithologist. Research associate, Cornell University; ornithologist at the American Museum of Natural History. Brand was born in 1889 and died in 1940. From the description of Albert Rich Brand papers, 1928-1940. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63934236 ...

Boas, Ernst P. (Ernst Philip), 1891-1955

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wq067r (person)

Ernst Boas was the son of anthropologist Franz Boas, and as a physician was noted for his work in cardiology. He was also very much involved with liberal social causes. Boas was an instructor in pathology and physiology, an expert in chronic diseases, and a developer of the cardiotachometer. He was prominent in the American Medical Association during the 1940s and 50s, actively promoted National Health Insurance, and was an organizer of the Physicians Forum. From the description of R...

Lippman, Richard W. (Richard William), 1916-

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6j40zd4 (person)

Peters, John P. (John Punnett), 1852-1921

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gm88d3 (person)

Epithet: archaeologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000243.0x0000c4 In 1887, the University of Pennsylvania agreed to sponsor an expedition to the Near East. The idea was conceived by Reverend John Punnett Peters, University of Pennsylvania Professor of Hebrew and already a fund-raiser for William Hayes Ward of New York who made a site survey in Babylonia in 1885. Peters raised interest among Ph...

Columbia University

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61v93xh (corporateBody)

The Columbia University community and administration mobilized to the fullest extent in answer to the entry of the United States into World War I. Summed up by President Nicholas Murray Butler in the 1918 Annual Report, the effects of the war on the University were far-reaching: "Students by the hundred and prospective students by the thousand entered the military, naval, or civil service of the United States; teachers and administrative officers to the number of nearly four hundred...

Boas, Franziska

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w68g9sbj (person)

Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto, Ont.)

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63b9sws (corporateBody)

Mount Sinai Hospital (1903-2000) had its origins in the Young Ladies Hebrew Association for the Care of the Needy Sick, created in 1892 by nine young women in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1900, they changed their name to the Jewish Women's Hospital Association. A 29-bed facility, named Mount Sinai Hospital, opened in 1903 at 2373 East 37th Street. In 1916, a new, larger facility was opened at East 105th Street and Ansel Road. Innovations included outpatient clinics for pediatrics and mental ...

Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6h7585b (corporateBody)

Auslander, Jacob

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6xw6pwc (person)

Stern, Kurt G.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w65t5r7s (person)

Workmen's Circle (U.S.)

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6c588bs (corporateBody)

Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6h41t8r (person)

Muriel Rukeyser was an American poet, playwright, biographer, and writer of children's literature. From the description of Muriel Rukeyser collection of papers, 1920-1976 bulk (1931-1976). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122570595 From the guide to the Muriel Rukeyser collection of papers, 1920-1976, 1931-1976, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) American poet. From the ...

Cohn, Alfred E. (Alfred Einstein), 1879-1964.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wd65gn (person)

Yampolsky, Helene

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63v1nmp (person)

Magnus-Levy, Adolf

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6xm0ms5 (person)

Barsky, Edward K., 1895-1975

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6668mp6 (person)

Dr. Edward K. Barsky was a prominent surgeon who led a group of American medical volunteers during the Spanish Civil War. For further biographical information on Edward Barsky, and to review the scope and contents of his manuscript collection see, The Guide to the Edward K. Barsky Papers, ALBA 125. The images in this collection were either taken by Barsky and his assistant or accrued in the course of his work as a surgeon in Spain. From the guide to the Edward K. Barsky Photographs, ...

National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6j73546 (corporateBody)

Muller, H. J. (Hermann Joseph), 1890-1967

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vx0jt8 (person)

George Washington Corner worked as an anatomist, endocrinologist, and medical historian. From the guide to the George Washington Corner papers, 1889-1981, 1903-1982, (American Philosophical Society) H.J. Muller established the field of production of genetic mutations through x-ray irradiation. He received the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology in 1946. From the description of [Collected reprints of H.J. Muller] 1916-1968. (Houston Academy of Medicine, Texas M...

Boas, Norman F. (Norman Francis), 1922-

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6r79zp1 (person)

New York Heart Association.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6mm1q0p (corporateBody)

Sigerist, Henry E. (Henry Ernest), 1891-1957

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67h1n63 (person)

Henry E. Sigerist was born in Paris, France in 1891. He studied in Europe, served in the Swiss Army Corps, and received his M.D. from the University of Zurich in 1917. He was lecturer and professor of history of medicine at Zurich (1921-1924) and the University of Leipzig (1925-1932). He then served as professor and director of the Institute of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University (1932-1947), before becoming a research associate at Yale University (1947-1957). Sigerist published ...

Davis, Michael Marks, 1879-1971

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w62r3wx1 (person)

Michael Davis was one of the major figures in health care policy in the United States. He served as chairman of the Executive Committee of the Committee for the Nation's Health (CNH), incorporated in 1946 and abolished in 1956. Davis received a Ph.D. from Columbia in 1906. In Boston and then in New York, Davis led movements to extend dispensary services to people of moderate means. He later served as director of medical services for the Julius Rosenwald Fund and chaired the foundation-funded Com...

American heart association

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6fv3dsw (corporateBody)

New York Guild for the Jewish Blind

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w64r3hs9 (corporateBody)

Commission on Chronic Illness

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pc8r2v (corporateBody)