0.88 cubic feet (2 document cases)
Former Classification: I 450 B815
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Bibliography, biographical material, correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, reprints. Includes material about the development of the drug Tryparsamide for chemotherapy of African sleeping sickness and syphilis. Correspondents include John Auer (1926) and Arthur S. Loevenhart (1914-1926).
Wade Hampton Brown (1878-1942) was a research physician in pathology at The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1913-1942. He specialized in the study of the biology of syphilitic infections. His work in experimental chemotherapy of various trypanosomal and spirochetal infections affecting man and certain domestic animals resulted in the arsenical compound tryparsamide for the treatment of African sleeping sickness and in the therapy of general paresis. This was followed by a long series of studies on constitutional factors and physical environment in relation to disease, the inheritance of disease types and various genetic concepts.
Many of his publications were co-authored with Louise Pearce.
Member of: Association of American Physicians American Society of Pathologists and Bacteriologists American Society for Experimental Pathology American Society for Pharm. and Experimental Therapeutics Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine A.A.A.S. Sigma Xi Nu Sigma Nu
Gift of The Rockefeller University administration. Received September 1974.
The papers in Box 2 were found with various patent related documents that had been stored in the Welch Hall-Rockefeller University archives vault. Dr. Brown is the principal correspondent, and the papers have been arranged as part of his Institute file.
Processed by Carolyn Kopp, November 7, 1985.
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