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Dorothy H. Andersen papers, 1930-1965. 

Andersen, Dorothy H., 1901-1963.
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.5 cubic feet (1.5 boxes)
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Biographical Note

Pediatrician and pathologist. M.D., Johns Hopkins, 1926. Attending Pediatrician and Pathologist at Babies Hospital of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Andersen published a landmark work on cystic fibrosis in 1938 and her later research did much to clarify the clinical and pathological aspects of the disease. For additional information, see finding aid.

Scope and Contents

The papers document Andersen's professional interests and include newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence, illustrations, memorabilia, photographs, printed matter, reprints of scientific articles, typescripts, Andersen's Vermont State Board of Medical Registration Certificate, and an obituary. The general correspondence is between Andersen and the administrators of the National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation (now known as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation), especially President Wynne Sharples. These letters document change, growth, and conflict in the Foundation's early years. The correspondence regarding patients consists of letters, photographs, and cards from mothers of cystic fibrosis patients and patients themselves who were treated by Dr. Andersen. These materials document Dr. Andersen's interest in her patients and their families, and their gratitude to her. For additional information, see finding aid.