Guide to the Joseph Blinder Medical Notebooks and Notes

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0831
Creators:
Hirschkovitz, Jacob
Blinder, Joseph, 1884-1973
Dates:
Circa 1908-circa 1911
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
3 boxes
Repository:
Dr. Joseph Blinder was born in Russia in 1884 and immigrated to the United States in 1908. He attended Bellevue Medical College (New York University) and graduated in 1911. The collection consists of Blinder's bound medical notebooks, class notes, lab notes, and miscellaneous papers during his medical education at Bellevue from 1908-1911. The notebooks cover the following topics: pharmacology, anatomy, obstetrics, physiology, chemistry, and pathology. There are some loose handouts in the notebooks from professors Dr. Brooks and Dr. Smith.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of Blinder's bound medical notebooks, class notes, lab notes, and miscellaneous papers from his medical studies at Bellevue College, New York University (1908-1911). In one instance, a notebook was written by another student, Jacob Hirschkowitz. Most of the notebooks contain drawings as well as loose handouts from professors, Dr. Brooks and Dr. Smith. The notebooks cover the following topics: pharmacology, anatomy, obstetrics, physiology, chemistry, and pathology. The notebook in Box 1, Folder 7, is fragile.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dr. Joseph Blinder was born in Russia in 1884 and immigrated to the United States in 1908. He attended Bellevue Medical College (New York University) and graduated in 1911. He established a family medical practice in 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, which he continued for 48 years, except for an interruption for U.S. Army service during World War I.
Reference Note
This information was gathered from a letter written by Dr. Blinder's son, Dr. Ted Blinder, that was given to the Smithsonian when he inquired about donating the collection in 1973.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by unknown staff member, June, 2003; revised by Allyssa Tidwell (intern), July, 2011; supervised by Alison Oswald, archivist.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Harold S. and Theodor J. Blinder on October 7, 1974.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Preferred Citation
Joseph Blinder Papers, circa 1908- circa 1911, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status unknown. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Reproduction permission from the Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.

Related Materials
Materials in the Division of Medicine and Science, National Museum of American History
Artifacts from Dr. Joseph Blinder's office, including objects and furnishings (Accession #309903).

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center in 2003 by the Division of Science, Medicine and Society, now known as the Division of Medicine and Science.

Keywords
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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