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History of the International Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction, 1953-1968 (bulk 1965-1968) 

Creator: 
Taylor, Howard C. (Howard Canning), 1900-
Phys. Desc: 
.5 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Location: 
Health Sciences Library
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Biographical Note

Obstetrician/Gynecologist. M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1924. Chairman, dept. of Ob/Gyn, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1946-1965; founder and first director, International Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction, 1965-1970. For additional information see finding aid.

Scope and Contents

Taylor's contemporaneous account of the genesis and early history of the Columbia University International Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction, from its founding in 1965 to the end of 1968. Also included is a brief retrospective account of the preliminary efforts, 1953-1965, to establish the Institute. The work consists of Taylor's almost daily notes of his efforts to get the Institute established and operating. The phone calls, conversations, meetings, and correspondence this required are described in considerable detail. The entries were made on or shortly after the day they occurred. Also included are copies of correspondence; grant proposals submitted to foundations; and reports of conferences. For additional information see finding aid.