Joseph Goldberger Papers
Collection Scope and Content Summary
Personal papers of epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist Joseph Goldberger, Materials include correspondence, notebooks, manuscripts, reports and reprints. Correspondents include: C.H. Lavinder, Fayette Dunlap, Carl Voegtlin, William P. Jacobs, W.F. Tanner, G.A. Wheeler, Mary Farrar Goldberger, Seale Harris, W.H. Sebrell, Tom D. Spies, William De Kleine, O.S. Rask, H. Jackson Davis. This collection pertains primarily to Goldberger's studies of pellagra. Collection also contains materials related to vitamins and other nutritional subjects.
- 1899 - 1940
- Goldberger, Joseph (Person)
Notes about Access to this Collection
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Historical or Biographical Note
Joseph Goldberger (1874-1929) was an epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist. He is best known for his investigations that established pellagra as a deficiency disease. He performed research in preventive medicine and infectious diseases with original investigations of yellow fever (1902-1905), typhoid fever (1906), dengue fever (1907), trematodes [parasitic worms] (1907-1909), typhus fever (1909-1912), diphtheria (1913-1914) and pellagra (1914-1929).
He received his M.D. from Bellevue Medical College in 1895. He joined the Public Health Service Corps in 1899 and worked in the Hygienic Laboratories until 1929.
For more information about Dr. Joseph Goldberger please see the NIH's Exhibit on Dr. Goldberger and the War on Pellagra.
8.39 Cubic Feet (22 Hollinger (letter) boxes and 1 Hollinger (Legal) box.)
Language of Materials
Personal papers of epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist Joseph Goldberger, Materials include correspondence, notebooks, manuscripts, reports and reprints. Correspondents include: C.H. Lavinder, Fayette Dunlap, Carl Voegtlin, William P. Jacobs, W.F. Tanner, G.A. Wheeler, Mary Farrar Goldberger, Seale Harris, W.H. Sebrell, Tom D. Spies, William De Kleine, O.S. Rask, H. Jackson Davis. This collection pertains primarily to Goldberger's studies of pellagra.
Collection was donated in 1977 as reported in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Library Annual Report 1976-1977. Per the report, an announcement of the collection's donation had been made in 1975 on occasion of the Centennial Celebration that was taking place that year, but formal transfer and custody of the collection had not taken place until 1977 and was marked by a ceremonyon April 1, 1977.Subsequent additions (likely related to Dr. Sebrell) were made including this on described in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Library Annual Report 1988-89.
Likely processed beginning in 1977, with later additons processed in 1989.
- Davis, H. Jackson
- De Kleine, William
- Dunlap, Fayette
- Epidemiology/Public Health
- Goldberger, Joseph, 1874-1929
- Harris, Seale
- Infectious Diseases
- Jacobs, William P.
- Lavinder, C. H. (Claude Hervey)
- Rask, Olaf Selmer
- Sebrell, W.H. (William Henry)
- Spies, Tom D. (Tom Douglas)
- Tanner, W. F.
- United States. Public Health Service -- history
- Voegtlin, Carl
- Wheeler, G. A. (George Alexander)
- Joseph Goldberger Papers
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- Description is in English.
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