Ellis Hudson papers, 1922-1966 and undated 1.2 Linear Feet — 700 Items
Collection consists chiefly of research and planning materials deriving from Hudson's ground-breaking work during the 1950s on endemic syphilis in the Middle East, in the regions of modern-day Syria and Iraq. The "Bejel Project," as it was known, from a term for endemic syphilis, is documented through correspondence, planning documents, case files, reports, hand-drawn maps, and related articles and other writings. Most of the patients mentioned are only referred to by first names. The bulk of the material dates from 1948 to 1952, the lifespan of Hudson's project. The collection also includes drafts of writings concerning the history and epidemiology of venereal and non-venereal syphilis in colonial-period Americas and in Europe.
Forms part of the Trent Manuscripts Collection ans was acquired by the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University. Additional papers and many photographs relating to Hudson and his work can be found in another Ellis Hudson collection in the Rubenstein Library, which is represented in the online catalog and finding aid.