Papers. ca. 1967-1990.


Sawyer, Warren A. (Warren Allen), 1937-1989. Papers.

Papers. ca. 1967-1990.

The Warren A. Sawyer Papers, 1967-1990, consist of 2 cubic feet of material documenting Mr. Sawyer's career and his research interests in the history of medicine. The collection is divided into two series: Professional and Topical. The Professional files contain materials associated with Mr. Sawyer's career, including professional correspondence, official obituaries, professional condolences and tributes, and materials demonstrating his well-known humor. The topical series is the most voluminous and consists of correspondence, research notes, drafts, final copies, and research materials pertaining to medical history topics. Topics include: Daniel Brickell and Samuel Cartwright; J. V. C. Smith; Abraham Colles; William Osler; the history of the Medical University; States Rights Medicine (the idea that only Southern physicians could appreciate and treat "southern" diseases); and E. L. Scott and the discovery of insulin.

2 cf. 35 folders.

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