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Donations of the Paper Kind

Archives & Special Collections reports the donations of materials since Jan. 1, 1997.

  • A few pages from the student notebooks donated by Gustave Bansmer’42
    A few pages from the student notebooks donated by Gustave Bansmer’42
    Gustave Bansmer’42: five volumes of his student notebooks, 1938-39

  • Edward F. Scanlon’43: a 1963 limited edition Italian facsimile copy of Johannes de Ketham’s “Fasciculo di Medicina” (originally published in 1493)

  • William Bauman’47: first edition of L. Emmett Holt’s “Diseases of Infancy and Childhood” (1897) with an inscription from the author to P&S Dean Samuel Lambert

  • John Scarola, Class of 1960, School of Dental and Oral Surgery: W. Fairlie Clark’s “Treatise on Diseases of the Tongue” (1873) with the ownership inscription of Henry Dunning, one of the SDOS founders

  • Virginia Shattuck King, School of Nursing, Class of 1944: scrapbook, photos, programs, and other materials relating to her student years

  • Erma Alley Wagner, School of Nursing, Class of 1948: a copy of the 1948 School of Nursing yearbook, Starch and Stripes (Archives & Special Collections had been lacking that year’s edition)

  • Patricia Jones, School of Nursing, Class of 1960: a complete set of her student notebooks (the first nursing student notebooks to enter Archives & Special Collections); two uniforms; and several cuffs for uniforms

  • Martha Denious, School of Nursing, Class of 1962: Presbyterian Hospital Diet Manual and student exercises associated with the 1960 manual

  • Anna Gelman, professor emeritus, School of Public Health: “Corky the Killer,” a 1945 publication designed to warn of the dangers of venereal disease, and a presentation copy of Ellis A. Hudson’s “Treponematosis” (1946)

  • Columbia University-Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association: numerous items, including books, class scrapbooks, uniforms, instruments, dolls, photographs, and many issues of the association’s magazine dating back to 1906

  • Babies Hospital Alumni Association collection, 1887-1990s: material collected by the association relating to the history of Babies & Children’s Hospital and its leading figures, including early case books, publications, annual reports, correspondence, a scrapbook and photographs

  • Mrs. Katharine L. Auchincloss: Hugh Auchincloss’s manuscript, “Report to the Surgical Department of Columbia University on a Trip Taken in November and December 1915,” illustrated with ink drawings by Auchincloss. The manuscript tells of his visit to leading hospitals in the United States and Canada to study hospital organization and new surgical methods.

  • P&S Yearbook Staff: photos from the 1997 yearbook

  • John Balint, M.D.: 50 pages of Freud’s manuscript (written in his own hand) of “Totem und Taboo” (published in 1913), Essay II, sections 3-4

  • Louise Grinstein: the medical inaugural theses of her parents, both of whom graduated from the University of Berlin in 1914

  • Samuel Wood Library, Weill Medical College of Cornell University: 32 titles on medicine and nursing, 1827-1956

  • Naomi & Abraham Kahn: reprints and publications of Harold Abramson

  • Julian Kuz and Bradley Bengtson: copies of their works “Orthopedic Injuries of the Civil War” (1996) and “Photographic Atlas of Civil War Injuries” (1996)

  • Beth Haiken: a copy of her new book on the history of cosmetic surgery, “Venus Envy,” which was extensively researched in the papers of Dr. Jerome Webster in Archives & Special Collections
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