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Guide to the Leonard J. Goldwater Papers, 1970s

Abstract

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).

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Goldwater, Leonard John, 1903-1992.
Title
Leonard J. Goldwater papers 1970s
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.4 Linear Feet, Approx. 300 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

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.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Audio transcripts for film, 1975-1976
Box 1
Drafts for Mercury: A History of Quicksilver, 1970s
(21 folders)
Box 1

Historical Note

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]

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Mercury, Medicine, and Man [videorecording] (Medical Center Library, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Leonard J. Goldwater Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Leonard J. Goldwater Papers were transferred to the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library from the Medical Center Library in 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Willeke Sandler, May 2012

Encoded by Willeke Sandler, May 2012

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.