Leonard J. Goldwater papers, 1970s
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- Goldwater, Leonard J. (Leonard John), 1903-
- Professor of medicine at Columbia and Duke University. Contains draft chapters of Goldwater's book, Mercury: A History of Quicksilver (1972), as well as an audio transcript for the film Mercury, Medicine, and Man (1977).
- 0.4 Linear Feet
Approx. 300 Items
- Material in English
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The Leonard Goldwater papers contain draft chapters of Goldwater's book, Mercury: A History of Quicksilver (1972), as well as an audio transcript for the film Mercury, Medicine, and Man (1977). Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.
- Biographical / historical:
Leonard J. Goldwater was a professor of medicine at Columbia and Duke Universities. He specialized in occupational medicine, working for the New York State Department of Labor and the United States Navy in the 1930s and 1940s, and founding the Bellevue Hospital cardiac rehabilitation clinic in the 1950s. Goldwater came to the Duke Medical Center in 1970, where he ran the occupational medicine program. He retired in the mid-1970s and in 1988, the Medical Center established the Leonard J. and Margaret F. Goldwater Professorship to honor him and his wife. [Taken from New York Times obituary, July 3, 1992]
- Acquisition information:
- The Leonard J. Goldwater Papers were transferred to the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library from the Medical Center Library in 2011.
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Processed by Willeke Sandler, May 2012
Encoded by Willeke Sandler, May 2012
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