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H MS c65

Burwell, C. Sidney (Charles Sidney), 1893-. Papers, 1924-1967.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: H MS c65
Repository: Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Creator: Burwell, C. Sidney (Charles Sidney), 1893-.
Title: Charles Sidney Burwell papers,
Date(s): 1924-1967 (inclusive).
Quantity: 24 cubic feet (24 records center cartons.)
Language of materials: Records are in English.
Abstract: Consists of Burwell's office files, 1926-1949, including correspondence, memoranda, reports, and minutes, documenting his administrative responsibilities at the Harvard Medical School and other involvement with medical societies, Boston hospitals, publishers, and medical colleagues and students. Some of the correspondence pertains to Peiping Union Medical College, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine and Boston Medical Library. Other material includes drafts of Burwell's speeches, patient notes, scrapbooks, and notebooks containing material for classes he taught at the Harvard Medical School, manuscripts of writings, photographs, notes on various diseases, and reprints by Burwell and others. Also Burwell's papers, 1940-1945, as a member of the Federal Security Agency's Subcommittee on Medical Education, World War II. Burwell's unpublished manuscript, correspondence, and research notes for A History of Harvard Medicine, 1764-1964, are included in the collection.

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Processed by Jennifer Pelose , September 2007.
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Preferred Citation:

Charles Sidney Burwell papers, 1924-1967 (inclusive). H MS c65. Harvard Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, Mass.

Biographical Notes

Charles Sidney Burwell (1893-1967), M.D.,1919, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, was Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University (1928-1935), Dean of the Harvard Medical School (1935-1949), Research Professor of Medicine from (1949-1955), and the first Samuel A. Levine Professor of Medicine (1955-1959). He also acted as a Special Consultant to the Dean of the Harvard Medical School after his retirement in 1959 until his death in 1967. Burwell was a cardiologist specializing in circulation changes associated with heart disease.

Series and Subseries in the Collection

Scope and Content

Contains Burwell's office files, 1926-1949, including correspondence, memoranda, reports, and minutes, documenting his administrative responsibilities at the Harvard Medical School and other involvement with medical societies, Boston hospitals, publishers, and medical colleagues and students. Some of the correspondence pertains to Peiping Union Medical College,Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine and Boston Medical Library. Other material includes drafts of Burwell's speeches, patient notes, scrapbooks, and notebooks containing material for classes he taught at the Harvard Medical School, manuscripts of writings, photographs, notes on various diseases, and reprints by Burwell and others. Also Burwell's papers, 1940-1945, as a member of the Federal Security Agency's Subcommittee on Medical Education, World War II. Burwell's unpublished manuscript, correspondence, and research notes for A History of Harvard Medicine, 1764-1964, are included in the collection. A portion of the material containing Burwell's correspondence, memoranda, notes, manuscripts, and office files is uncataloged.
Materials entirely in English.

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Additional Index Terms

World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care.
Medical education.
Cardiology -- Study and teaching.
Medicine -- Societies, etc.
Medicine - Study and teaching.
Burwell, C. Sidney (Charles Sidney), 1893-.
Zhongguo xie he yi ke da xue.
Harvard Medical School -- History.
Harvard Medical School -- Administration.
Harvard Medical School -- Faculty.
Boston Medical Library.
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.

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