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Henry E. Sigerist

Correspondences with Welch, Cushing, Garrison, and Ackerknecht

Edited By Marcel H. Bickel

Henry E. Sigerist (1891-1957) is known as the most influential medical historian in the first half of the 20 th century. More than that he was a scholar of an unusually broad spectrum of activities. 50 years after his death he is still the subject of publications. During his active life in Zurich, Leipzig, Baltimore, and again in Switzerland he exchanged letters with some 300 correspondents of all walks of cultural life. The letters to Sigerist as well as the copies of his own letters are preserved in near completeness, a fact that allowed an unabridged and annotated edition. This volume contains Sigerist’s correspondences with the architect of American medicine, William H. Welch, the pioneer brain surgeon, Harvey Cushing, the medical bibliographer, Fielding H. Garrison, and the medical historian, Erwin H. Ackerknecht. The letters allow insight into the correspondents’ biographies and activities, their private lives, and relationships between persons, topics, and books. They also reflect the eventful time of the mid-20 th century. To each of the four correspondences is added an introduction and indices of literary works and of persons mentioned.

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Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1. Correspondence Henry E. Sigerist – William H. Welch 1927–1933 1.1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 1.1.1. William H. Welch (1850–1934) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 1.1.2. The Correspondence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 1.2. The Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 1.3. Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 1.4. Name Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 2. Correspondence Henry E. Sigerist – Harvey Cushing 1926–1939 2.1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 2.1.1. Harvey Cushing (1869–1939) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 2.1.2. The Correspondence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 2.2. The Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 2.3. Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 2.4. Name Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 3. Correspondence Henry E. Sigerist – Fielding H. Garrison 1923–1934 3.1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 3.1.1. Fielding H. Garrison (1870–1935) . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 3.1.2. The Correspondence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 3.2. The Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 3.3. Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 3.4. Name Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 64. Correspondence Henry E. Sigerist – Erwin H. Ackerknecht 1931–1957 4.1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 4.1.1. Erwin H. Ackerknecht (1906–1988) . . . . . . . . . . . 159 4.1.2. The Correspondence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 4.1.2.1. Technicalities and Explanations . . . . . . . . . 160 4.1.2.2. Topics of the Correspondence . . . . . . . . . . 162 4.2. The Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 4.3. Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472 4.4. Name Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479

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