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Columbia University Medical Center

Columbia University Medical Center

630 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032, United States
Archives & Special Collections in the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library collects, preserves, organizes, and makes available rare and unique materials documenting the history of the Columbia University Irving Medical Center along with the health sciences in general.

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Berkman, Alan
Correspondence, court documents, pamphlets, prison diaries, parole records, oral history transcripts, interview transcripts, memoir drafts, poems, speeches, articles, awards, certificates, diplomas, photographs, clippings and digital video document the life and death of physician and political activist Alan Berkman (1945-2009), a physician from Middletown, New York who became radicalized as a medical student while attending Columbia University’s college of Physicians and Surgeons (MD 1971). He was later involved in two robberies. The first attributed to members of the May 19th Communist Organization and Black Liberation Army. His papers also contain records relating to the reinstatement of his medical license and career after his release from prison. He was Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Clinical Sociomedical Sciences in the Mailman School of Public Health.
Sitarz, Anneliese, 1928-
Personal papers of U.S. pediatrician Annaliese Lotte Sitarz, an alumna (M.D. 1950) and faculty member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. She had a distinguished career in pediatric oncology with much of her clinical work based at Babies Hospital, later known as New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, while also consulting at Overlook and Harlem Hospitals. She was a founding investigator of the Children’s Cancer Study Group, a cooperative group established by the National Institutes of Health to study childhood cancers. She was first appointed to the Department of Pediatrics in the College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1957 and received tenure as Assistant Professor in 1973.
Low, Barbara Wharton
Personal papers of Barbara Wharton Low, professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons was known for her expertise in X-ray crystallography. Includes correspondence, drafts of papers and lectures, reprints of scientific articles, laboratory notebooks, and photographs spanning her career.
Richards, Dickinson W.
Personal papers of U.S. physician, Dickinson W. Richards (1895-1973), alumnus (M.A. 1922; M.D. 1923) and faculty member (1925-1973) of Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons. Richards served as Intern (1924) and Resident (1925-1927) at Presbyterian Hospital, with later positions there (1928-1961) and at Bellevue Hospital (1933-1961), and consulted for Merck & Co. Richards received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1956, along with André Cournand and Werner Forssmann for their work relating to heart catheterization.
De Schweinitz, G. E. (George Edmund), 1858-1938
Two letters from De Schweinitz to John M. Wheeler, Director of the Harkness Eye Institute at the Columbia - Presbyterian Medical Center and professor of ophthalmology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.