Finding Aid for the Dr. Thomas Brown McClintic Papers Biomed.1008

Finding aid prepared by Shira Peltzman, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 November 6.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Dr. Thomas Brown McClintic papers
Source: Walkabout Books
Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.1008
Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): circa 1898-1907
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Unprocessed collection. Material is unavailable for access. Please contact Special Collections reference ( for more information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dr. Thomas Brown McClintic papers (Collection 1008). Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles.

Processing Information

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 8355570 

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises documents related to the career of Dr. Thomas Brown McClintic, a physician who served in the U.S. Marine Hospital Service from 1898 until 1912, when he died of the disease he had been sent to control. The collection includes approximately 90 photographs that document McClintic's life and experiences—particularly during the Spanish-American War—and more than 100 pages of official correspondence (letters, printed orders, informational circulars) that track his career through numerous postings and promotions, and also reveals the broader concerns of those charged with safeguarding the nation against the spread of epidemic disease in the early 20th century.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Walkabout Books