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Rustin McIntosh papers, 1932-1974. 

Creator: 
McIntosh, Rustin, 1894-1986.
Phys. Desc: 
2.8 cubic feet (9 boxes)
Location: 
Health Sciences Library
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Biographical Note

Pediatrician. Chairman, Dept. of Pediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Director, Babies Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1931-1960. For additional information, see finding aid.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reprints, writings, speeches, a diary, patient records, and photographs documenting the professional career of Rustin McIntosh. Included are articles assembled by McIntosh for his use, as well as typescripts of his own articles and speeches. The correspondence is almost entirely professional but largely dates from after his retirement as Director of Babies Hospital in 1960. Included are letters from Virginia Apgar, Edwards Park, Wilder Penfield, Helen Taussig, and Ashley Weech. There are also records of McIntosh's membership (1962-66) on a joint Pediatric Research Council/National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Blindness study on pediatric outcomes including reports, minutes, and publications. In addition, there is a diary kept while in Belgium in 1945 to study care of polio patients; correspondence and papers documenting his co-authorship of a history of the American Pediatric Society (1965); and records relating to his co-ownership of the "Cobble," a natural landmark near McIntosh's retirement home in Tyringham, Mass. For additional information, see finding aid.