Fred Lowe Soper papers, 1919-1975.


Fred Lowe Soper papers, 1919-1975.

Comprises biographical data, diaries, correspondence, documents, reprints and printed matter, photographs, certificates and diplomas, and memorabilia. The collection contains an extensive file of publications, notes, and other data relating to yellow fever and malaria, including Gorgas Memorial Institute and Pan American Sanitary Bureau material.

30 linear ft. (75 boxes + 114 v.)


SNAC Resource ID: 6825466

National Library of Medicine

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Soper, Fred Lowe, 1893-1977 (person)

Physician; d. 1977. From the description of Soper slide collection, 1935-1941. (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Association Library). WorldCat record id: 70952600 Dr. Soper joined the International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation in 1920 and engaged in the hookworm campaigns in Brazil and Paraguay (1920-1927). From 1927-1942 he was Regional Director of the IHD, at Rio de Janeiro, and was active in the study and control of yellow fever and malaria. Dr. Soper...

Pan-American Sanitary Bureau (corporateBody)

Rockefeller Foundation. International Health Division (corporateBody)

Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine (corporateBody)

Historical Sketch: The Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine, Incorporated (GMITP) was founded in 1921 and was named after William C. Gorgas. Gorgas was a U.S. Surgeon General and was known throughout the world as the conqueror of the mosquito and the malaria and yellow fever it transmits. His pioneer efforts in halting an epidemic of yellow fever enabled the United States to complete the Panama Canal. Its mission was to create a health education program to train research...