Finding Aid for the Records of the Society for the History of Medical Science, 1950-1980

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Records of the Society for the History of Medical Science,
Date (inclusive): 1950-1980
Collection number: 45
Creator: Society for the History of Medical Science, 1950-1978
Extent: 1 carton (1.5 linear ft.)2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library.Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: Records of the Society for the History of Medical Science, which was a duly registered University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus-affiliated group and a constituent society of the American Association of the History of Medicine. The Society was founded and governed mostly, but not entirely, by faculty members of the Los Angeles area's three medical schools of the time, namely the College of Medical Evangelists, the University of Southern California School of Medicine, and the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. The stated purpose of the group was to promote interest in, and the study of, medical history. Membership, by invitation, included medical faculty and students, practicing physicians, and others interested in the group's purpose. Eminent speakers appeared at two to four meetings a year, and to raise interest in the history of medicine among medical students, interns, and residents, the Society sponsored an essay contest with a medal and small cash prizes, named for John F. Fulton with his approval and support.
Physical location: UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, History and Special Collections for the Sciences Cage
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Records of the Society for the History of Medical Science, 45, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences , University of California, Los Angeles.

Historical Note

The Society for the History of Medical Science was a duly registered University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus-affiliated group and a constituent society of the American Association of the History of Medicine. The Society was founded and governed mostly, but not entirely, by faculty members of the Los Angeles area's three medical schools of the time, namely the College of Medical Evangelists, the University of Southern California School of Medicine, and the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. The stated purpose of the group was to promote interest in, and the study of, medical history. Membership, by invitation, included medical faculty and students, practicing physicians, and others interested in the group's purpose. Eminent speakers appeared at two to four meetings a year, and to raise interest in the history of medicine among medical students, interns, and residents, the Society sponsored an essay contest with a medal and small cash prizes, named for Yale University neurophysiologist and historian of medicine John F. Fulton with his approval and support.

Scope and Content

Minutes, announcements, correspondence, lists, and other papers fully document the first ten years of the Society's activities. After that the fullness of the documentation diminishes year by year, although still sufficient to follow the subject matter and speakers for general programs, and the identities of the group's officers and doers. Los Angeles was home base for many scholars and aficionados of medical history, whose social and professional connections reached far, so the list of speakers the Society gathered over all its years was outstanding and their programs of real interest.
The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Administrative Files, 1950-1980. 24 folders and 2 groups of file cards
  • Series 2. Activities, 1950-1974. 63 folders

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Society for the History of Medical Science
Fulton, John F. (John Farquhar), 1899-1960
History of Medicine
Societies


Container List

 

Series 1. Administrative Files 1950-1980

Physical Description: 24 folders and 2 groups of file cards

Arrangement

mainly chronological
 

Subseries 1. Basic Documents 1950-1978

Physical Description: 7 folders

Arrangement

by subject

Scope and Content Note

Documents and correspondence concerned with organizing the Society, drafting a constitution, setting up affiliation with UCLA and the American Association of the History of Medicine, and the dissolution of the group.
Box 1, Folder 1

First organization meeting. 6 June 1950

Scope and Content Note

invitation to an organizational dinner meeting; preliminary notes for this meeting, and draft text for possible news release; request to and acceptance by Louise Darling to become Society Secretary
Box 1, Folder 2

Constitution of the Society of the History of Medical Science, Los Angeles. 1950-1952, 1956

Scope and Content Note

various drafts and the final version of the document, signed by Council members; text of two proposed amendments
Box 1, Folder 3

Society information and memorabilia.

Scope and Content Note

photograph of a seal created to be the Society crest; letterhead paper with this crest; purpose statement for the Society, and postcard accepting membership, to be sent to new members and inquirers; concise information for Society officers and their staff on administrative procedures, sample forms, etc.
Box 1, Folder 4

Dissolution of the Society. 1973, 1978

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of pages from "Robert's Rules of Order" dealing with dissolution of a society; notes on steps to be taken; draft of announcement
Box 1, Folder 5

Society relationship to UCLA. 1969-1976

Scope and Content Note

University regulations, memos, announcements

Note

the Society was a duly registered campus affiliated group, which gave it certain provileges of using campus facilities and services
Box 1, Folder 6

Society relationship to the American Association of the History of Medicine. 1951-1975

Scope and Content Note

correspondence; announcements and brochures from the American Association of the History of Medicine

Note

the Society for the History of Medical Science, Los Angeles, was a constituent society of the American Association of the History of Medicine; as such, it submitted annual reports of officers and activities and could send an official delegate to the annual national meeting; the Los Angeles group co-hosted the 1962 annual meeting, centered at the Ambassador Hotel
Box 1, Folder 7

Annual reports of the Society for the History of Medical Science, Los Angeles. 1950/1952-1960/1961, 1974-1975

Scope and Content Note

brief annual reports for presentation to the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine and subsequent publication in the "Bulletin of the History of Medicine"
 

Subseries 2. Governance 1950--1969

Physical Description: 4 folders

Arrangement

chronological

Scope and Content Note

Minutes, announcements, correspondence, and lists of the governing Council and the Nominating Committee.
Box 1, Folder 8

Minutes of Council meetings. 1950-1969

Scope and Content Note

documentation most complete for 1950-1960
Box 1, Folder 9

Intra-Council communications. 1951-1970

Scope and Content Note

correspondence; announcements
Box 1, Folder 10

Nominating Committee. 1950-1960

Physical Description: folder 1 of 2

Scope and Content Note

Official ballots for Council membership
Box 1, Folder 11

Nominating Committee. 1952-1969

Physical Description: folder 2 of 2

Scope and Content Note

correspondence
 

Subseries 3. Membership 1950-1969

Physical Description: 6 folders and 3x5" file cards

Arrangement

chronological

Scope and Content Note

The Society originally adopted a complex process for attaining membership, which involved a Membership Committee, the Society Council, the Secretary and the Treasurer. Consequently membership lists and correspondence are rather scattered throughout the files.
Box 1, Folder 12

Membership. 1951-1953

Scope and Content Note

membership lists; initial letters of membership acceptance; honorary memberships; communications with successive Membership Chairs, Drs. Elmer Belt and S. Rodman Irvine; communications concerning dues and membership roster with Dr. J. Marmoston, Treasurer; correspondence
Box 1, Folder 13

Membership. 1953-1955

Scope and Content Note

membership lists; communications with the Membership Committee; communications with the Treasurer; correspondence
Box 1, Folder 14

Membership. 1955-1957

Scope and Content Note

membership lists; communications with the Membership Committee; communications with the Treasurer
Box 1, Folder 15

Membership. 1957-1959

Scope and Content Note

membership lists; communications with the Membership Committee; communications with the Treasurer
Box 1, Folder 16

Membership. 1959-1962

Scope and Content Note

membership lists; correspondence
Box 1, Folder 17

Membership. 1964-1973

Scope and Content Note

membership lists; correspondence
Box 3, Folder item 1

Membership addresses.

Physical Description: 3 x 5" file cards
 

Subseries 4. Finances 1951-1980

Physical Description: 6 folders and 4x6" file cards

Arrangement

chronological

Scope and Content Note

The Society Treasurers' files, members' dues records, bank statements and cancelled checks
Box 1, Folder 18

Treasurers' files. 1951-1969

Scope and Content Note

correspondence; reports; invoices; work orders
Box 3, Folder item 2

Membership dues records. 1955/1956-1960/1961

Physical Description: 4 x 6" file cards

Scope and Content Note

members' addresses and years paid
Box 1, Folder 19

Ledger sheets. 1951 April-1954 April

Scope and Content Note

ledger indicates dates, names (for earlier years), debit, credit, dues or donations
Box 1, Folder 20

Beverly Hills National Bank and Trust Co. 1951 March - 1958 October

Scope and Content Note

check stubs and some deposit slips; some correspondence
Box 1, Folder 21

Beverly Hills National Bank and Trust Co. 1958 February-October

Scope and Content Note

monthly bank statements and cancelled checks

Note

folder may be viewed but not photocopied
Box 1, Folder 22

Security First National Bank. 1958-1967 August

Scope and Content Note

check stubs and deposit records
Box 1, Folder 23

Security Pacific National Bank. 1971-1980 April

Scope and Content Note

monthly bank statements and cancelled checks
 

Subseries 5. Correspondence 1950-1972

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

A small group of general letters. The bulk of correspondence is scattered throughout the collection, according to subject.
Box 1, Folder 24

General correspondence. 1950-1972

 

Series 2. Activities 1950-1974

Physical Description: 63 folders

Arrangement

chronological
 

Subseries 1. The John Fulton Medal Essay Competition 1954-1971

Physical Description: 2 folders

Arrangement

chronological

Scope and Content Note

Documents and correspondence (including contact with Dr. Fulton) regarding the establishment and organization of the competition and the striking of the medal. Information on each year of competition and text of some submitted essays.
Box 1, Folder 25

The Fulton Medal competition. 1954-1956

Physical Description: folder 1 of 2

Scope and Content Note

getting started: correspondence, drafts of competition rules and announcements, design and production of the medal; the first two competitions: Donald Newman, M.D., 1st prize, John M. Yoell, M.D., 2d prize, 1955; negative and photograph of the medal

Note

no prize awarded in 1956
Box 1, Folder 26

The Fulton Medal competition. 1957-1971

Physical Description: folder 2 of 2

Scope and Content Note

correspondence, etc.; 1957: Drake Will, M.D.; 1958: Dixon Young, M.D.; carbon copy of Dr. Will's submission and reprint of the version published in "Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences", 1959
 

Subseries 2. Society General Meetings 1950-1974

Physical Description: 61 folders

Arrangement

chronological

Scope and Content Note

Each folders contains the materials pertaining to one general meeting. This may include correspondence with and about the speaker and about social and physical arrangements, publicity, list of member attendees, and in a few instances the text of the presentation. Meetings of the first ten years are the most fully documented.
Box 1, Folder 27

First general meeting of the Society of the History of Medical Science. 1950 June 6

Scope and Content Note

minutes of the meeting: members present (33); purposes of the Society; speakers (various aspects of history in medicine); discussion of Society name; speech by Dr. Elmer Belt and presentation of works of S. Weir Mitchell to UCLA Biomedical Library; appointment of Nominating Committee

Note

NB: minutes and announcements of all 1950 Society activity show the name as Society OF the History ...; from 1951 on, without traceable discussion, the name (on constitution, letterhead, etc.) becomes Society FOR ...
Box 1, Folder 28

Second 1950 general meeting. 1950 November 18

Scope and Content Note

announcement; meeting minutes: the program presented an illustrated lecture by Dr. Elmer Belt on bookplate collecting, and an exhibit of examples from the collection of Irene Dwen Andrews (Mrs. Ernest Milton Pace); correspondence

Note

meeting held in conjunction with an University of California Extension "Institute on History"
Box 1, Folder 29

Exhibit of historical photographs. 1950 December 11

Scope and Content Note

8x10" photograph of an exhibit of 35 photographs thumbtacked to a wall in the home of Dr. Joel Pressman on the occasion of a Society Council meeting at his home
Box 1, Folder 30

"Helmholtz Centenary in Medical Progress", by Dr. Lloyd Mills, II. 1951 April 15

Scope and Content Note

announcement; minutes, text of address; list of attendees; photos, captions, and list of books exhibited; correspondence; reprint of "Centennial of the invention of the ophthalmoscope" by C. Wilbur Rucker, and copy of "The Atlases of Ophthalmoscopy, 1850-1950" by C. Wilbur Rucker and Thomas E. Keys
Box 1, Folder 31

Meeting in conjunction with inaugural ground breaking of UCLA Medical Center building. 1951 November 2

Scope and Content Note

minutes; correspondence

Note

inauguration speakers were Dr. Herbert Evans and Mr. Seymour Thomas [painter of the portrait of the School's founders]
Box 1, Folder 32

Halsted dinner and program. 1952 February 18

Scope and Content Note

minutes; announcements; program; correspondence; photographs and itemized list of a Halsted memorabilia exhibit loaned by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; list of attendees; list of Johns Hopkins Medical School alumni in California

Note

Dr. Emile Holman, a Halsted student, gave an address titled "Personal recollections of William S. Halsted: his impact on American surgery"
Box 1, Folder 33

"The early days of medicine in Los Angeles" dinner honoring former faculty and staff members of the College of Medicine. 1952 April 18

Scope and Content Note

minutes; program; newspaper clipping; correspondence re. dinner invitation list; lists of College of Medicine faculty, staff, and alumni, 1888- ; dinner guest lists and signatures

Note

the program included addresses by Viola Warren (Mrs. Stafford Warren): "Medicine in the pueblo of Los Angeles", and Dr. Edward T. Remmen: "The pueblo becomes a city"
Box 1, Folder 34

Leonardo da Vinci dinner and program. 1952 November 7

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; newspaper clipping; correspondence; dinner guest list

Note

Dr. Elmer Belt gave an address titled "Leonardo da Vinci's contributions to anatomy and physiology", in honor of the 500th anniversary of da Vinci's birth
Box 2, Folder 1

Herbert M. Evans dinner and program. 1953 April 15

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence; dinner guest list

Note

Dr. Evans gave an address titled "Ariadne's thread - a book collector discusses pleasure, shock, humility, and profit from the study of the history of science"
Box 2, Folder 2

Dr. Michel Pijoan dinner and program. 1953 June 15

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence; dinner guest list

Note

Dr. Pijoan gave an address titled "An inquiry into the ethnic medicine of the Navajo"
Box 2, Folder 3

Mr. Anthony J. Lorenz dinner and program. 1953 November 16

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence; dinner guest list; typed text of a Lorenz lecture to the American Dietetic Association, Aug. 1953

Note

Mr. Lorenz, Director, Nutrition Research, Sunkist Growers, gave an address titled "Historical aspects of scurvy - a bicentenary tribute to its conqueror, James Lind"
Box 2, Folder 4

Dr. Douglas Guthrie dinner and program. 1954 March 1

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence; dinner guest list

Note

Dr. Guthrie gave an address titled "Early days of Scottish medicine"
Box 2, Folder 5

Dr. Rene J. Dubos dinner and program. 1954 April 8

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation and poster; correspondence; dinner guest list; snapshots of Dr. Dubos, Louise Darling

Note

Dr. Dubos gave an address titled "History of the concept of specific etiology: tuberculosis and plague from early days"
Box 2, Folder 6

Dr. William Benbow Thompson program. 1954 November 18

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence

Note

Dr. Thomson gave an address titled "The little acorn: beginnings of the teaching of obstetrics in California"; the meeting honored the memory of Dr. Eugene Rhea Chapman, and books from his collection were exhibited
Box 2, Folder 7

Dr. George W. Corner dinner and program. 1955 February 16

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence; dinner guest list

Note

Dr. Corner gave an address titled "Dr. Kane, Arctic explorer"
Box 2, Folder 8

Dr. Barry Anson dinner and program. 1955 April 28

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence; dinner guest list

Note

Dr. Anson gave an address titled "The great plague of London"
Box 2, Folder 9

John Farquhar Fulton dinner and program. 1955 June 10

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence; dinner guest list

Note

Dr. Fulton handed out the prizes in the Society's first Fulton Medal competition, and gave an address titled "Pre-Harveian students of the vascular system"
Box 2, Folder 10

Robert Tschirgi dinner and program. 1955 November 15

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence; dinner guest list

Note

Dr. Tschirgi gave an address titled "Amber, silk and frog legs: Galvani's third experiment and the development of electrical theory in biology"
Box 2, Folder 11

Claude E. Jones dinner and program. 1956 February 16

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence; dinner guest list; a letter from Dr. Douglas Guthrie of Edinburgh, which was read at the meeting; typed carbon of Prof. Jones' speech, one-page timeline of Tobias Smollett's life, and reprint of the speech's published version from the "Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences"

Note

Dr. Jones, Associate Professor of English at UCLA, gave an address titled "The doctor as novelist: Tobias Smollett, M.D., 1721-1771"
Box 2, Folder 12

William A. Lessa dinner and program. 1956 April 6

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence; dinner guest list

Note

Prof. Lessa, UCLA Dept. Anthropology and Sociology, gave an address titled "Body divination: forerunner of human constitution"; the lecture was co-sponsored by the Division of the History of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine as part of the series on "Science, Medicine and History" arranged in honor of Robert Gordon Sproul's 25th year as President of the University of California
Box 2, Folder 13

Lloyd G. Stevenson program and coffee. 1956 May 29

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence

Note

Dr. Stevenson gave an address titled "Suspended animation"; the lecture was co-sponsored by the Division of the History of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine as part of the series on "Science, Medicine and History" arranged in honor of Robert Gordon Sproul's 25th year as President of the University of California
Box 2, Folder 14

William F. Norwood program and coffee. 1956 September 27

Scope and Content Note

minutes; notice to members regarding a proposal to merge the Society with the Barlow Society for the History of Medicine; invitation; correspondence; typed copy of speech

Note

Dr. Norwood gave an address titled "Deborah Sampson, alias Robert Shirtlife, fighting female of the Continental Line" (the speech had previously been presented to the American Association of the History of Medicine, 1956); the meeting minutes include a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the Society for the History of Medical Science, Los Angeles, resolving on a merger with the Barlow Society for the History of Medicine
Box 2, Folder 15

Francisco Guerra program and coffee. 1957 January 15

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; short bibliography with introduction, from the speaker; correspondence

Note

Dr. Guerra gave an address titled "Medicine in Spanish America during the Colonial Period"
Box 2, Folder 16

Ilza Veith program and coffee. 1957 April 4

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence

Note

Dr. Veith gave an address titled "Far Eastern medicine"
Box 2, Folder 17

Edgar F. Mauer dinner and program to celebrate 3rd centenary of William Harvey's death. 1957 June 6

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence; dinner guest list; reprint of speech from "Bulletin of the History of Medicine"

Note

Dr. Mauer gave an address titled "Harvey in London"
Box 2, Folder 18

Chauncey B. Leake program and coffee. 1957 October 10

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence; booklet of a previous Leake speech in tribute to Univ. California president R.G. Sproul

Note

Dr. Leake gave an address titled "Letheon, the cadenced story of anesthesia"
Box 2, Folder 19

Mary A.B. Brazier program and coffee. 1958 February 10

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; schedule of Dr. Brazier's History of Neurophysiology seminar for the School of Medicine

Note

Dr. Brazier gave an address titled "The electrical activity of the brain: its historical background"
Box 2, Folder 20

Charles Donald O'Malley program and coffee. 1958 March 27

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence

Note

Dr. O'Malley gave an address titled "Anatomical studies in Tudor England"
Box 2, Folder 21

Barry J. Anson program and dinner. 1958 May 13

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence; list of dinner guests and reservation cards

Note

Dr. Anson gave an address titled "Medical concepts in the Middle Ages: pre-Christian sources and eighteenth century survivals"
Box 2, Folder 22

Charles Donald O'Malley program and coffee. 1958 November 4

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; meeting agenda; text for introducing Dr. O'Malley; correspondence

Note

Dr O'Malley gave an address titled "The Medical Faculty of the University of Paris during the Renaissance"
Box 2, Folder 23

Kenneth D. Keele lecture. 1958 November 14

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence

Note

Dr. Keele gave an address titled "Exploring the paths of pain:"; the lecture was co-sponsored by the Society and the Division of Medical History of the UCLA School of Medicine
Box 2, Folder 24

Alice Carleton program and coffee. 1959 January 13

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; correspondence; biographical information; copy of the speech

Note

Dr. Carleton gave an address titled "Missing links: the Piltdown Man and other hoaxes in the history of biology", the first Society Darwin Centennial lecture of the year
Box 2, Folder 25

William Irvine program and coffee. 1959 March 19

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; meeting agenda and biographical information on the speaker; correspondence; portrait photo and negatives of Dr. Irvine; reprint of a published version of the lecture, from "Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 103(5), Oct. 1959

Note

Dr. Irvine gave an address titled "The influence of Darwin on English literature", the second Society Darwin Centennial lecture of the year
Box 2, Folder 26

Robert I. Bowman program and dinner. 1959 May 7

Scope and Content Note

minutes; invitation; meeting agenda and biographical material on the speaker; correspondence; negative of Dr. Bowman on a Galápagos beach amidst marine iguana

Note

Dr. Bowman gave an address titled "Charles Darwin and the Galápagos Islands: origins of "The Origin of Species"; the third Society Darwin Centennial lecture of the year
Box 2, Folder 27

Garrett Hardin program and coffee. 1959 November 24

Scope and Content Note

invitation; meeting agenda and biographical information on the speaker; correspondence; reprint of published version of the speech, from "Science" 131(3409), April 29, 1960

Note

Dr. Hardin gave an address titled "The competitive exclusion principle: Darwin and after, the fourth and last of the Society's Darwin Centennial lectures
Box 2, Folder 28

Gustav Scherz program and coffee. 1960 January 12

Scope and Content Note

invitation; correspondence; list of Steno lectures to be given by Dr. Scherz in the School of Medicine as Regent Professor; pamphlet by Dr. Scherz: "Nicolaus Steno, the Danish Scientist (1638-1686)"

Note

Dr. Scherz gave an address titled "Nicolaus Steno (1638-1686) rediscovered"
Box 2, Folder 29

A. Rupert Hall program and coffee. 1960 March 10

Scope and Content Note

invitation; biographical information on the speaker; short letter from John F. Fulton to Dr. Hall

Note

Dr. Hall gave an address titled "The origins of the Royal Society", in celebration of the four hundredth anniversary of the Royal Society of London
Box 2, Folder 30

Cyril B. Courville program and dinner. 1960 May 25

Scope and Content Note

invitation, correspondence

Note

Dr. Courville gave an address titled "Injuries as found in myths, legends, and folk tales of the world"
Box 2, Folder 31

Frank B. Rogers program and coffee. 1960 December 7

Scope and Content Note

invitation; correspondence

Note

Dr. Rogers gave an address titled "Billings, Fletcher, Garrison..."
Box 2, Folder 32

Walter Artelt program. 1961 March 15

Scope and Content Note

invitation

Note

Dr. Artelt gave an address titled "Cosmas and Damian, patrons of medicine in history and art"; the meeting was co-sponsored by the Division of Medical History, UCLA School of Medicine
Box 2, Folder 33

Noel Poynter program and coffee. 1961 April 14

Scope and Content Note

invitation; correspondence

Note

Dr. Poynter gave an address titled "The history of artificial insemination"
Box 2, Folder 34

W.S.C. Copeman program and coffee. 1962 January 16

Scope and Content Note

invitation

Note

Dr. Copeman gave an address titled "The medical profession in Tudor England"
Box 3, Folder 1

Hugh Sinclair program. 1963 February 18

Scope and Content Note

invitation

Note

Dr. Sinclair gave the first annual Henry Schuman Memorial Lecture, titled "Hermann Boerhaave and his influence upon medical thought"
Box 3, Folder 2

Paul Ghalioungui program and coffee. 1964 October 13

Scope and Content Note

invitation; correspondence

Note

Dr. Ghalioungui gave an address titled "Pharaonic Medicine"
Box 3, Folder 3

William F. Norwood program and dinner. 1965 April 14

Scope and Content Note

invitation; correspondence; dinner reservation cards

Note

Dr. Norwood gave an address titled "The causal and casual in American medical education, 1765-1965"
Box 3, Folder 4

John Leyden Webb program and coffee. 1965 November 18

Scope and Content Note

invitation; correspondence

Note

Dr. Webb gave an address titled "The amazing history of datura"
Box 3, Folder 5

Bernard Towers program and coffee. 1966 April 1966

Scope and Content Note

invitation; text of address; correspondence

Note

Dr. Towers gave an address titled "Medical scientists and the view that history is bunk"
Box 3, Folder 6

Peter D. Olch program and coffee. 1966 September 29

Scope and Content Note

invitation and poster; correspondence

Note

Dr. Olch gave an address titled "Halsted of Hopkins: a medical enigma"
Box 3, Folder 7

William P. Longmire program and coffee. 1967 May 4

Scope and Content Note

invitation; poster; news notes; correspondence

Note

Dr. Longmire gave an address titled "How will medical history accept Alfred Blalock?"
Box 3, Folder 8

Victor Goodhill program and coffee. 1967 November 29

Scope and Content Note

invitation; poster; correspondence

Note

Dr. Goodhill gave an address titled "Beethoven -- his silent world"
Box 3, Folder 9

Richard Walter program and coffee. 1968 April 30

Scope and Content Note

invitation; poster; correspondence

Note

Dr. Walter gave an address titled "Neurology, Psychiatry and S. Weir Mitchell"
Box 3, Folder 10

Edward Petko program and coffee. 1968 November 19

Scope and Content Note

invitation; poster; note on publicity

Note

Dr. Petko gave an address titled "Luesiana -- persons and places connected with the Great Pox"
Box 3, Folder 11

Maurice N. Walsh program and coffee. 1969 April 15

Scope and Content Note

invitation; poster; correspondence

Note

Dr. Walsh gave an address titled "Ernest Jones and the dearly development of psychoanalysis"
Box 3, Folder 12

Karl J. Schmutzer program and coffee. 1969 October 28

Scope and Content Note

invitation; poster; correspondence

Note

Dr. Schmutzer gave an address titled "The Vienna Medical School of the 18th and 19th century"
Box 3, Folder 13

Peter B. Samuels program and coffee. 1970 April 21

Scope and Content Note

invitation; poster; correspondence

Note

Dr. Samuels gave an address titled "Alexis Carrel and the origins of vascular surgery"
Box 3, Folder 14

Martha Gnudi program and coffee. 1970 October 29

Scope and Content Note

invitation; poster; notes

Note

Dr. Gnudi gave an address titled "Pisse-prophets through the ages"
Box 3, Folder 15

Wayland D. Hand program. 1971 October 28

Scope and Content Note

invitation; poster; correspondence

Note

Dr. Hand gave an address titled "Animal sacrifice in American folk curative practice"; the meeting was co-sponsored by the Southern California Academy of Sciences and the UCLA Center for the Study of Comparative Folklore and Mythology
Box 3, Folder 16

K. Garth Huston program and coffee. 1972 December 13

Scope and Content Note

invitation; text for introduction of speaker; publicity notes; correspondence

Note

Dr. Huston gave an address titled "Sir Kenelm Digby and the powder of sympathy"
Box 3, Folder 17

UCLA Conference on American Folk Medicine. 1973 December 13-15

Scope and Content Note

program; correspondence

Note

the conference was organized by the UCLA Center for the Study of Comparative Folklore and Mythology, and was co-sponsored by the Society for the History of Medical Sciences, Los Angles, and the Medical History Division, UCLA School of Medicine
Box 3, Folder 18

Charles Talbot program and coffee. 1974 March 7

Scope and Content Note

invitation; correspondence

Note

Dr. Talbot gave an address titled "Women and medicine in the Middle Ages"
Box 3, Folder 19

Cancelled programs. 1956, 1960

Scope and Content Note

correspondence

Note

Dr. Charles Singer, British historian of science and medicine, and Sir Geoffrey Jefferson, British neurologist, had to cancel proposed appearances because of illness