Guide to the Joseph Blinder Medical Notebooks and Notes
NMAH.AC.0831

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Archives Center, National Museum of American History 2011

Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
Email: archivescenter@si.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright status unknown. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Reproduction permission from the Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.

Custodial History note

Transferred to the Archives Center in 2003 by the Division of Science, Medicine and Society, now known as the Division of Medicine and Science.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The collection was donated by Harold S. and Theodor J. Blinder on October 7, 1974.

Processing Information note

Processed by unknown staff member, June, 2003; revised by Allyssa Tidwell (intern), July, 2011; supervised by Alison Oswald, archivist.

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Summary Information

Repository
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Creator
Blinder, Joseph, 1884-1973
Creator
Hirschkovitz, Jacob
Title
Joseph Blinder Medical Notebooks and Notes,
ID
NMAH.AC.0831
Date
Circa 1908-circa 1911
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet includes notebooks and loose papers (3 boxes)
Language
English
Abstract
Dr. Joseph Blinder was born in Russia in 1884 and immigrated to the United States in 1908. He attended Bellevue Medical College (New York University) and graduated in 1911. The collection consists of Blinder's bound medical notebooks, class notes, lab notes, and miscellaneous papers during his medical education at Bellevue from 1908-1911. The notebooks cover the following topics: pharmacology, anatomy, obstetrics, physiology, chemistry, and pathology. There are some loose handouts in the notebooks from professors Dr. Brooks and Dr. Smith.

Preferred Citation note

Title and date of item, Joseph Blinder Papers, circa 1908- circa 1911, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, box number X, folder number XX, digital file number XXXXXXX

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Biographical/Historical note

Dr. Joseph Blinder was born in Russia in 1884 and immigrated to the United States in 1908. He attended Bellevue Medical College (New York University) and graduated in 1911. He established a family medical practice in 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, which he continued for 48 years, except for an interruption for U.S. Army service during World War I.

Reference Note

This information was gathered from a letter written by Dr. Blinder's son, Dr. Ted Blinder, that was given to the Smithsonian when he inquired about donating the collection in 1973.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of Blinder's bound medical notebooks, class notes, lab notes, and miscellaneous papers from his medical studies at Bellevue College, New York University (1908-1911). In one instance, a notebook was written by another student, Jacob Hirschkowitz. Most of the notebooks contain drawings as well as loose handouts from professors, Dr. Brooks and Dr. Smith. The notebooks cover the following topics: pharmacology, anatomy, obstetrics, physiology, chemistry, and pathology. The notebook in Box 1, Folder 7, is fragile.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Materials in the Division of Medicine and Science, National Museum of American History

Artifacts from Dr. Joseph Blinder's office, including objects and furnishings (Accession #309903).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • New York University

Genre(s)

  • Drawings--20th century
  • Notebooks--1900-1950

Subject(s)

  • Medical colleges
  • Medical education
  • Medicine
  • Physicians

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Collection Inventory

Series 1, Medical Lecture Notebooks, 1909-1911, undated 

Pharmacology notebook, 1909 


  Box Folder
Text   1 1

Anatomy notebook, undated 


  Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 2

Obstetrics lecture notes by Professor Flint, 1909 


  Box Folder
Text   1 3

Physiology notebook by Jacob H. Hirshkowitz, undated 


  Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 4

Physiological chemistry notebook, undated 


  Box Folder
Text   1 5

Chemistry notebook, undated 


  Box Folder
Text   1 7

[Narcotics?], undated 


  Box Folder
Text   2 1

Applied pathology notebook, undated 


  Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 2

Chemical laboratory notebook, undated 


  Box Folder
Text   2 3

Physiological laboratory notebook and loose exercise handouts, undated 


  Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 4

Pathology drawing book, undated 


  Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 5

Article on insanity, undated 


  Box Folder
Text   2 6

Physiology notebook, undated 


  Box Folder
Text   3 1

Class notebook [chemistry?] and loose handouts, undated 


  Box Folder
Text   3 2

Obstetrics notebook, 1911 


  Box Folder
Text   3 3

Exam questions, loose notes and [medical lecture notes?] by Dr. Brooks and Dr. Smith, undated 


  Box Folder
Text   3 4

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