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Preston Kyes papers (M285)

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Title:
Preston Kyes papers
Creator:
Kyes, Preston, 1875-1948
ID:
M285
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1898-1936
Date [inclusive]:
1898-1947, undated
Extent:
0.75 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
The bulk of the collection consists of handwritten medical journals and notebooks. There are lecture notes on pathology and other medical subjects, and several undated journals with laboratory data concerning cobra venom and serum.
Acess Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Preston Kyes Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections and Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Preston Kyes was born on January 24, 1875 in North Jay, Maine, to Ebenezer and Caroline Cooledge Kyes. He prepared for college at Wilton Academy, then graduated "Cum laude" from Bowdoin in 1896. After receiving his M.D. from John Hopkins in 1900, Kyes taught anatomy, pathology, and preventive medicine at the Medical School of the University of Chicago, becoming professor emeritus in 1940. He was also associated with the Memorial Institute for Infectious Diseases in Chicago, and the Royal Prussian Institute for Experimental Therapy in Frankfurt, Germany. Kyes had a teaching fellowship at Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York City from 1902-1906, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Bowdoin in 1921. He also wrote articles of original research, and edited scientific publications. Preston Kyes died at his home in North Jay on December 27, 1948. He was survived by his wife and several cousins.

The bulk of the collection consists of handwritten medical journals and notebooks. There are lecture notes on pathology and other medical subjects, and several undated journals with laboratory data concerning cobra venom and serum. Also included is a journal with patient histories from the Cook County Hospital, notes on pneumonia, and notes on lens immune recations and liver literature. There are also typed lecture notes and reports as well as scientific drawings which seem to be from Kyes' students. In addition, there is miscellaneous correspondence and printed ephemera.

Acess Restrictions:

No Restrictions.

Arrangement:

First chronologically then alphabetically by title if undated.

Series Description:

The series includes lecture medical journals on pathology and obstetrics etc (1898-1899). It also contains journals describing multiple animal experiments performed by Kyes (1901-1936). There is a patient history journal from Cook County Hospital with patient records from 1917 and undated notes on multiple diseases.

Journals 1 and 2: Pathology (1), Jan 3 1898-Mar 28 1898; Pathology (2), Mar 3 1898-Dec 16 1898

Box 1 Folder 1

Journals 3 and 4: Obstetrics (3), Oct 5 1898-Mar 14 1899; Lecture (4), Mar 15 1899-Nov 2 1899

Box 1 Folder 2

Journals 5 and 6: Experiment Journal (5) Jul 8 1901-May 14 1902; Pneumonia (6) Apr 15 1907-Apr 15 1910

Box 1 Folder 3

Journals 7 and 8: Cook County Hospital Journal (7), Jan 15 1917-Feb 22 1917; Experiments (8) Jul 17 1902-Aug 27 1902

Box 1 Folder 4

Journals 9 and 10: Experiments (9), Mar 9 1903-Apr 4 1903; Experiments (10), Apr 8 1903-Jun 27 1903

Box 1 Folder 5

Journals 11 and 12: Experiments (11), Aug 10 1903-Jan 26 1905; Rattlesnake venom experiments (12), Nov 3 1935-May 23 1936

Box 1 Folder 6

Journal 13: Lens Immune Reactions Journal, 1933

Box 1 Folder 7

Journals 14 and 15: Lecture (14) undated; Liver Literature (15) undated

Box 1 Folder 8

Drawings by Katherine Hill, 1909

Box 2 Folder 1

Lecture Notes, 1930

Box 2 Folder 2

Reports on Work on TB by John C. Rogers, 1930

Box 2 Folder 3

Miscellaneous Drawings

Box 2 Folder 4

Notes

Box 2 Folder 5

Printed Ephemera

Box 2 Folder 6
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