Guide to the William C. Dolowy Veterinarian Medicine Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0459
Creators:
Dolowy, William C. (veterinarian)
Dates:
1960-1991
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
2 boxes
Repository:
The collection documents Dr. William C. Dolowy, a veterinarian, whose animal research on the drug L'Asparaginase in the 1960's is illustrative of the role of veterinary medicine in human health.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection includes xerographic copies of four articles on L'Asparaginase and fourteen laboratory notebooks of research data relating to these articles.
It also includes excerpts from a diary kept by Robert Ammeraal, a co-worker at the time, several photographs taken at the time, and a letter from Robert Ammeraal to Dr. Dolowy dated August 28, 1991.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into two series.
Series 1: Materials Relating to Research on L'Asparaginase, 1966-1968, 1991
Series 2: Laboratory Research Notebooks Relating to Publications, 1966-1968

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dr. William C. Dolowy is a veterinarian in private practice on Mercer Island in Washington state whose animal research on the drug L'Asparaginase in the 1960's is illustrative of the role of veterinary medicine in human health. The drug has become an important chemotherapy for human leukemia. Before the use of L'Asparaginase in the treatment of human acute Lymphoblastic leukemia only 3 percent of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia survived. With the use of L'Asparaginase together with the standard medication, 95% of the such children go into remission within a month and up to 80% survive.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Grace Angle, 1992
Author
Grace Angle
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Dr. William C. Dolowy, August 20, 1992.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
William C. Dolowy Veterinarian Medicine Collection, 1960-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Agriculture to the Archives Center.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Diaries Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mercer Island (Washington) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reprints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Veterinarians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Veterinary medicine Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington (State) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cornet, J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brown, E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ammeraal, Robert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agriculture, Division of Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sellin, H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schrek, R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hensen, D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives