The Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection was established in 1972. The collection was named in 1985 for Robert L. Brown, MD, former Associate Dean of the School of Medicine, in recognition of his strong support of the Abbott Library for more than twenty-five years. The collection includes historical materials in all areas of the health sciences, including dentistry, medicine nursing, pharmacy, & public health.
Materials relating to the life and medical career of Dr. William F. Jacobs. Dr. Jacobs was the first full-time pathologist in Buffalo as well as a graduate in 1908 of the Buffalo School of Medicine and later faulty member. The collection includes birth/death records, correspondences, minutes of the Buffalo Pathological Society, and personal reminiscences.
Various materials on the life and medical career of Dr. Albert Henry Briggs. Dr. Briggs was a prominent member of the medical profession in Wester New York serving as Buffalo's first health officer and Cheif Surgeon of the 65th Regiment of New York Volunteers. The collection includes account books, ledgers, office registers, journals, and other related materials.
Materials related to the life and medical career of Charles M. Dake. Dr. Dake was the first physician in Niagara Falls, NY to specialize exclusively in anesthesiology. The collection includes correspondence, documents on Dr. Dake's military career, minute books of the Medical society of Niagara County, personal records, papers, and genealogical materials.
Material related to the medical career and personal biography of Dr. Baxter Brown. Dr. Brown Specialized in Urology at the Buffalo General Hospital and was Chief of Surgical Services during World War II. The collection includes records of the 23rd General Hospital, U.S. Army; records of the Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces, 1949-1966; press releases of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission on medical aspects of atomic weapons, 1949-1950; and personal papers including photo albums.
This collection holds 75 letters composed by Judith Baker Cardoni for her parents and sister. The letters were written between June 1963 and May 1966 while Judith was a student in the University at Buffalo's School of Pharmacy. The content covers a time when the School of Pharmacy was increasing the admission of women and the letters document the local, state, and national events that affected the lives of young people pursuing a college education during the mid-1960s.