Paul Mushak papers, 1975-2015

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Summary

Creator:
Mushak, Paul and History of Medicine Collection (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
Abstract:
Paul Mushak was a professor, researcher, and internationally recognized expert in toxic metals and their effect on human health. This collection includes writings by Mushak, writings by other authors and professional materials such as conference materials and correspondence. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections.
Extent:
3 Linear Feet
Language:
Materials in English
Collection ID:
RL.11548

Background

Scope and content:

The first series, Writings by Mushak, contains works authored or co-authored by Paul Mushak. Much of it is related to the toxicity of lead and other heavy metals.

The second series, Writings by others, contains works authored by others. This series is divided in nine subseries by subject matter. Each subseries is organized alphabetically and then chronologically. These sub-series are as follows: Arsenic, Beryllium, Bunker Hill NPL Site, Butte-Silver Bow County, Coeur d'Alene Basin, Heavy Metals (Misc.), Lead, Mercury, and General Documents.

The third series, Professional materials, contains correspondence, conference materials, academic appointments and other research materials primarily related to the toxicity of lead.

Biographical / historical:

Paul Mushak was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1934. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Scranton. He earned a Ph.D. in metallo-organic/organic chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Florida. He went on to do postdoctoral work at Yale University.

Paul Mushak began his career on the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in the Department of Pathology from 1971 to 1993. From 1995 to 2010, he was a member of the Montefiore Medical Center-Second Medical University of Shanghai, China Collaborating Centers for Prevention of Childhood Lead Poisoning and a visiting professor of Pediatric Environmental Health, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.

From 1992 until his death in 2016, he was a co-principal in PB Associates, a toxicology consulting firm located in Durham, North Carolina.

Acquisition information:
The Paul Mushak papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 2017 and 2024.
Processing information:

Processed by David Romine, November 2017

Accession 2024-0069 added by Lisa Duncan, June 2024

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0180, 2024-0069

Arrangement:

This collection is divided into three series. The first contains works authored or co-authored by Mushak, including articles, studies, and reviews, arranged chronologically.

The second series contains works authored by others. The second series contains eight subseries, divided by subject matter and sorted chronologically.

The third series contains correspondence, conference materials and research materials, arranged alphabetically.

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[Identification of Item], Paul Mushak Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.