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David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

The holdings of the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library range from ancient papyri to records of modern advertising. There are over 10,000 manuscript collections containing more than 20 million individual manuscript items. Only a portion of these collections and items are discoverable on this site. Others may be found in the library catalog.

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Physician and syphilis researcher. The Ellis H. Hudson Photographs and Papers date from the 1920s to late 1950s, and consist of black-and-white photographs and negatives relating to Hudson's research on non-venereal syphilis in Syria in the early twentieth century, as well as galley proofs of maps, charts, graphs, and tables from his book Non-Venereal Syphilis: A Sociological and Medical Study of Bejel (1958). Many of the photographs also appear in this book. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

The Ellis H. Hudson Photographs and Papers date from the 1920s to the late 1950s, and consist of black-and-white photographs and negatives relating to Hudson's research on non-venereal syphilis in Syria in the early twentieth century, as well as galley proofs of maps, charts, graphs, and tables from his book Non-Venereal Syphilis: A Sociological and Medical Study of Bejel (1958). Many of the photographs also appear in this book. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

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Ellis Hudson papers, 1922-1966 and undated 1.2 Linear Feet — 700 Items

American physician and syphilis researcher. Collection consists chiefly of correspondence, planning documents, patient case files, reports, maps, and related articles and other writings, chiefly dating from 1948-1952, 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 collection also includes drafts of writings concerning the history and epidiemology of venereal and non-venereal syphilis in colonial-period Americas and in Europe. 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. Forms part of the Trent Manuscripts Collection and was acquired by the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

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.