Papers of Paul de Kruif, 1938 - 1948Manuscript MS-226

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Title:

Papers of Paul de Kruif, 1938 - 1948

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-226

Collection Dates:

1938 - 1948

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear ft.); 28 cm

Abstract:

The papers of Paul de Kruif contain typescripts of his book "The Fight for Life," as well as typescripts of several articles and a speech on the history of medicine and public health in the United States.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Paul de Kruif contain typescripts of the his book "The Fight for Life," as well as typescripts for the speech "Human Conservation," and the articles "Public Health is Good for Doctors," "Public Health Need the Doctors" and "The Patient is the Hero."

Biography

Paul Henry de Kruif was born on March 2, 1890, in Zeeland, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A, in 1912, and a Ph.D. in 1916. He served in the Army as a Private in Mexico and as a Lieutenant in France during World War I. After the war he returned to Michigan where he became an assistant professor at the University of Michigan. He also worked for the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research before giving up teaching in order to become a full time writer. In 1925, De Kruif assisted Sinclair Lewis with his novel "Arrowsmith." He was also a staff writer for "Ladies Home Journal," "Country Gentleman," and "Readers Digest." Between 1922 and 1962, De Kruif published several books including "Microbe Hunters" (1926), "The Fight for Life" (1938), and "Life Among the Doctors" (1949). De Kruif died on February 28, 1971.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Manuscripts, 1938-1948

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1938-1948

Typescripts

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "Fight for Life," by Paul de Kruif, front matter, 1938
  • Folder: 2, "Fight for Life," by Paul de Kruif, prologue , 1938
  • Folder: 3, "Fight for Life," by Paul de Kruif, chapter 1, 1938
  • Folder: 4, "Fight for Life," by Paul de Kruif, chapter 2, 1938
  • Folder: 5, "Fight for Life," by Paul de Kruif, chapter 3, 1938
  • Folder: 6, "Fight for Life," by Paul de Kruif, chapter 4, 1938
  • Folder: 7, "Fight for Life," by Paul de Kruif, chapter 5, 1938
  • Folder: 8, "Fight for Life," by Paul de Kruif, chapter 6, 1938
  • Folder: 9, "Fight for Life," by Paul de Kruif, chapter 7, 1938
  • Folder: 10, "Fight for Life," by Paul de Kruif, chapter 8, 1938
  • Folder: 11, "Fight for Life," by Paul de Kruif, chapter 9, 1938
  • Folder: 12, "Fight for Life," by Paul de Kruif, chapter 10, 1938
  • Folder: 13, "Fight for Life," by Paul de Kruif, chapter 11, 1938
  • Folder: 14, "Fight for Life," by Paul de Kruif, chapter 12, 1938
  • Folder: 15, "Fight for Life," by Paul de Kruif, chapter 13, 1938
  • Folder: 16, "Fight for Life," by Paul de Kruif, chapter 14, 1938
  • Folder: 17, "Human Conservation," by Paul de Kruif, draft, 1939
  • Folder: 18, "Human Conservation," by Paul de Kruif, (1939), speech photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 19, "Public health is good for doctors," by Paul de Kruif, article, 1939
  • Folder: 20, "Public health needs the doctors," by Paul de Kruif, article, 1939
  • Folder: 21, "The patient is the hero," by Paul de Kruif, article, 1948

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