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Register of the Ernest Winslow Page Papers Relating to Albert Abrams, M.D., 1919-77
MSS 87-13  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ernest Winslow Page Papers Relating to Albert Abrams, M.D.,
    Date (inclusive): 1919-77
    Collection number: MSS 87-13
    Creator: Page, Ernest Winslow, 1909-
    Extent: 1 carton (21 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


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ernest Winslow Page Papers Relating to Albert Abrams, M.D., MSS 87-13, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM


    Dr. Page was born October 9, 1909, the son of Dr. Clarence W. and Julia (Phillips) Page. He took his undergraduate degree at Stanford University (1930), and received his medical degree from the same university in 1934. Following graduation, Dr. Page did an internship at Alameda County Hospital, Oakland, CA (1933-34), and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Los Angeles County Hospital (1934-37). He was in the private practice of obstetrics and gynecology in Berkeley from 1937 to 1956, and in San Francisco 1956-73.
    In 1939 Dr. Page became a research associate in the Division of Physiology (UCBerkeley), holding that position through 1942, then became Asst. Prof. of obstetrics and gynecology at UCSF, 1942-47, Assoc. Prof., 1947-54, professor, 1956-73, and department chair, 1956-73. In 1975 he became chair of the Obstetrics & Gynecology Department at the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Rutgers, a position he held until 1977.
    Among his research interests were physiology and biochemistry of human pregnancy, toxemias of pregnancy; and the human placenta, on which he published numerous articles. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Physiological Society, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, the American Gynecology Society, the American Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Gynecological Society (president 1972), the Society for Gynecological Investigation (president 1958), and the Pacific Coast Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology (president 1971). His memberships in honorary societies include Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Kappa Lambda, and Alpha Kappa Kappa.
    Albert Abrams, M.D., a medical practitioner in San Francisco in the early part of the century, was a subject in a thesis, titled Quackery in and Around San Francisco Over the Past Decade, written by Dr. Page while in medical school. His interest continued and led him to write a fictionalized account of the life of Abrams. Materials in this collection include 21 blood samples and letters to Abrams, research materials for the book, and drafts of the manuscript.

    Scope and Content

    The papers relating to Albert Abrams, M.D. include correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, manuscript drafts, original envelopes of Albert Abrams' diagnoses, photocopies of draft manuscript House of Miracles, fictionalized biography of Albert Abrams, M.D. by Dr. Page. Gift of Dr. Page, received 3/20/87.