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Register of the Microcirculatory Society Records MSS 632
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Historical Background
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Access

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Microcirculatory Society Records
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 632
    Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
    La Jolla, California 92093-0175
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.2 Linear feet 8 archives boxes
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1954-1999
    Date (inclusive): 1948 - 2001
    Abstract: The Microcirculatory Society Records, 1948-2001 (bulk 1954-1999), document primarily the society from its beginning through the 1990s. Items within the collection include documents pertaining to Society organization and operation, photographs of members and events, and reel-to-reel and digital audio of the first conference.
    Creator: Microcirculatory Society.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Microcirculatory Society Records, 1948-2001 (bulk 1954-1999), are arranged in nine series: 1) ADMINISTRATIVE, 2) GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 3) CONFERENCES, 4) 25th ANNIVERSARY MEETING, 5) COMMITTEES, 6) MEMBERSHIP, 7) NEWSLETTERS, 8) AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS, and 9) KROGH MATERIALS.
    SERIES 1: ADMINISTRATIVE
    The ADMINISTRATIVE series, 1969-1999, contains Society by-laws, meeting minutes, treasurer's reports and notes contributed by members.
    SERIES 2: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE
    The GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE series contains correspondence of past presidents Herbert J. Berman (1972-1973), William L. Joyner (1987-1988), Robert W. Gore (1988-1989) and James B. Bassingthwaighte (1990-1991).
    SERIES 3: CONFERENCES
    The CONFERENCES series contains documents on the annual conference held by the Society from 1954-1997 (not a complete run).
    SERIES 4: 25th ANNIVERSARY MEETING, 1979
    The 25th ANNIVERSARY MEETING series contains correspondence between Edward Bloch and possible host locations, site location requests and responses, meeting correspondence, notes and a paper written by George P. Fulton documenting the history of the society to 1979.
    SERIES 5: COMMITTEES
    The COMMITTEES series has information on the various committees of the Society, including the Awards Committee, which chooses the winners of the Landis, Travel, Innovative Instrumentation and Young Investigator awards; the Liason Committee which organizes events with the World Congress on Microcirculation; and the Publications Committee.
    SERIES 6: MEMBERSHIP
    The MEMBERSHIP series contains membership lists, 1955-1998.
    SERIES 7: MICROCIRCULATORY SOCIETY NEWSLETTERS
    The MICROCIRCULATORY SOCIETY NEWSLETTERS series contains Society newsletters from the 1970s through the 1990s.
    SERIES 8:AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS
    The AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS series contains photographic prints and negatives of prominent Society members, lecture slides, and reel-to-reel audio of the first conference in 1954. The Society converted the reel-to-reel to both MP3 and WAV formats on two CD-R disks, included in the series.
    SERIES 9: KROGH MATERIALS
    The KROGH MATERIALS series contains items relating to August Krogh, prominent physiologist and winner of the Nobel Prize, as collected by the Society.

    Historical Background

    The Microcirculatory Society was organized in 1954; Edward Bloch served as its first president. It was organized from isolated and independent groups or individuals concerned with research on microcirculation. The Society first met in conjunction with the 67th annual meeting of the American Association of Anatomists. The conference was conceived and implemented by Edward Bloch, Department of Anatomy, Western Reserve University (now Case-Western Reserve) and John W. Irwin, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and subsequently Director of the Microcirculatory Laboratory, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston. The Society has met every year since then, with researchers being invited to present their findings and to discuss the latest news on microcirculation. At the second conference in 1955 the members voted to incorporate and hold separate annual conferences.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Preferred Citation

    Microcirculatory Society Records, MSS 0632. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available

    Access

    Items in the AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS series are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bassingthwaighte, James B.
    Berman, Herbert J.
    Bloch, Edward H.
    Gore, Robert W.
    Loyner, William L.
    Microcirculatory Society. -- Archives
    Microcirculation