Register of the Max Skidmore Marshall Papers, 1947-58

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Register of the Max Skidmore Marshall Papers, 1947-58

Collection number: MSS 84-18

UCSF Library & CKM



Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

Contact Information:

  • UCSF Library & CKM
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • 530 Parnassus Ave.
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
  • Phone: (415) 476-8112
  • Fax: (415) 476-4653
  • Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives/contact
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
August 1989
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 2000 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Max Skidmore Marshall Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1947-58
Collection number: MSS 84-18
Creator: Marshall, Max Skidmore, 1897-1985
Extent: 1 carton
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Max Skidmore Marshall Papers, MSS 84-18, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Biography

Born in Lansing, MI, December 20, 1897, the son of Charles Edward and Maud Alice (Skidmore) Marshall, Max Marshall received his BS at the University of Massachusetts in 1918, and the AM from the University of Michigan in 1922, where he also received his PhD in 1925.
During his lengthy and distinguished career as a microbiologist, Dr. Marshall did research on microbial association in milk (University of Massachusetts, 1919-20), and was a research bacteriologist at the Michigan Department of Health (1923-27).
In 1927 Dr. Marshall joined the faculty of the UCSF School of Medicine, becoming professor of microbiology in 1943, chair of the division, 1947-62, and emeritus professor in 1965. He was also professor of microbiology in the Schools of Dentistry and Pharmacy. In 1958 Dr. Marshall was appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at Michigan State University.
Dr. Marshall served in the U.S. Army from 1917 to 1919. He was a member of the AAAS and the Society of Microbiology. His research interests encompassed milk, bacteriophage, surface tension; scarlet and undulant fever, dissociation, intestinal flora, disinfectants, biologic products, immunology and education, and was the author of many articles on the above subjects, and two books, Applied Medical Bacteriology (1947; 1949), and Crusader Undaunted: Dr. J.C. Geiger, Private Physician to the Public (New York: Macmillan, 1958). He served as consultant to the laboratories of the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Scope and Content

Chiefly materials about Jacob C. Geiger, MD, the subject of a biography written by Marshall: correspondence with publishers, some correspondence with Geiger, reprints and Oakland Dept. Public Health publications by Geiger. Two copies of Marshall's Applied Medical Bacteriology (Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1947), one an author's copy of the first edition, the other a printer's proof of 2nd impression, 1949, in original mailing carton. Gift of R.S. Speck, MD, 8/22/84.

Container List

 

Series I. Correspondence

Carton 1

Geiger, J.C.

 

Geiger biography

 

Series II. Biographical Data

Carton 1

Data for Geiger biography

 

Series III. Publications

Carton 1

Geiger, JC: Oakland health dept. publications

 

Geiger, JC: reprints

 

Providence Hospital disaster plan, 1954

 

Marshall, M. Applied Medical Bacteriology. (2 copies)