Register of the Le Roy Crummer Papers, 1921-1925

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Register of the Le Roy Crummer, 1921-1925

Collection number: MSS 34-6

UCSF Library & CKM



Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

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  • 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
Encoded by:
James Ryan
© 1997. The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Le Roy Crummer Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1921-1925
Collection number: MSS 34-6
Creator: Crummer, Le Roy, 1872-1934
Extent: 4 boxes (37 folders)
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], Le Roy Crummer, MSS 34-6, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Biography

Le Roy Crummer was born on April 15, 1872, in Elizabeth, Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1893, and his M. D. from Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1896. Soon after graduation, Dr. Crummer became associated with his father, Dr. Benjamin F. Crummer, in practice in Omaha, Nebraska. At this time he also became an instructor in the University of Nebraska; he was named professor of medicine at that institution in 1919. His primary professional interest lay in the study of heart disease. He did notable Army service during World War I, particularly in giving instruction in cardiology. His general teachings in this subject were expanded into the important volume Clinical Features of Heart Disease, published in 1925. A lifelong bibliophile, in 1920 Dr. Crummer and his wife (an authority on Elizabethan literature) began assiduously to collect medical incunabula and manuscripts. Over the next decade, they made frequent trips through Europe and acquired an impressive collection of nearly five hundred items, most of which were deposited in the library of the University of Michigan. During this period, Dr. Crummer also published work in medical bibliography. In 1929 Dr. Crummer was named clinical professor of medical history and bibliography at the University of California medical school, a position which he held until his death in 1934.

Scope and Content

Includes manuscripts and typescripts of books and articles, galleys, correspondence, biographical sketches.

Container List

 

SERIES I. CLINICAL FEATURES OF HEART DISEASE

Box Box 1-2, Folder 1.

Contents

Folder 2-15.

Manuscripts and typescripts

Folder 16.-21.

Galley and page proofs

 

SERIES II. THE ANATOMICAL COMPENDIUM OF LOYS VASSE

Box Box 3, Folder 1.

Contents

Folder 2.-4.

Typescripts

Folder 5.

Reprint

Folder 6.

Support materials: correspondence, notes

 

SERIES III. MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS, 1911-1935

Box Box 3, Folder 1.

Contents

Folder 2.-6.

Typescripts of technical papers: viceroptosis; Robert Jackson, MD; insulin treatment of diabetes; early anatomical fugitive sheets; systemic aspects of achylia gastrica

Folder 7.-10.

Misc.: letters re appointment as clinical professor, Medical History, UCSF 1929; biographical sketches; descr. of Crummer Room; bookplates.