David S. Light collection of scientific letters



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Description

This digitized collection of letters and notes which contains autographs and signatures of renowned scientists and physicians was originally compiled by David S. Light, M.D., alumnus of Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944. Among the autographs in collection are: Claude Bernard, Sir William Bowman, Jean Martin Charcot, Sir Astley Paston Cooper, Marie Sklodowska Curie, Harvey Williams Cushing, Paul Ehrlich, Sigmund Freud, Herman Ludwig Ferdinand Von Helmholtz, Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, Cornielle Jean Francois Heymans, Johannes Muller, Albert Ludwig Siegmund Neisser, Sir James Paget, Louis Pasteur, Johannes Evangelesta Purkinje, William Ramsay, Louis-Antoine Ranvier, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, Friedrich Tiedmann, John Tyndall, Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow, William Henry Welsh. The letters and notes are in various languages, largely English, French, German or Czechoslovak and are handwritten or typed on various types of stationery or cards. The donation of the Light collection was accepted by W. D. Postell, Jr, Director of the Rudolph Matas Library in March 1993 with supplementary items added to the collection through 2003.
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Signature of Albert Döderlein (b.1860, d.1941), German obstetrician and gynecologist
Signature of Albert Döderlein (b.1860, d.1941), German obstetrician and gynecologist
Signature of Albert Döderlein (b.1860, d.1941), German obstetrician and gynecologist
Signature of Albert Döderlein (b.1860, d.1941), German obstetrician and gynecologist
Signature of Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser (b.1855, d.1916), German microbiologist
Signature of Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser (b.1855, d.1916), German microbiologist
Signature of Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser (b.1855, d.1916), German microbiologist
Signature of Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser (b.1855, d.1916), German microbiologist
Signature of Anthony White (b.1782, d.1849), British Surgeon
Signature of Anthony White (b.1782, d.1849), British Surgeon
Signature of Arnaldo Maggiora-Vergano (b.1862, d.1945), Italian physician and public health expert
Signature of Arnaldo Maggiora-Vergano (b.1862, d.1945), Italian physician and public health expert
Signature of Axel Laurids Reyn (b.1872-d.1935),  Finsen Light Institute, Copenhagen - lupus researcher
Signature of Axel Laurids Reyn (b.1872-d.1935), Finsen Light Institute, Copenhagen - lupus researcher
Signature of Carl Friedrich Richard Förster (b.1825, d.1902), German ophthalmologist
Signature of Carl Friedrich Richard Förster (b.1825, d.1902), German ophthalmologist
Signature of  Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard (b.1817-d.1894), Mauritian physiologist & neurologist
Signature of Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard (b.1817-d.1894), Mauritian physiologist & neurologist
Signature of Charles H. Best (b.1899-d.1978), American-Canadian medical scientist, co-discoverer of insulin
Signature of Charles H. Best (b.1899-d.1978), American-Canadian medical scientist, co-discoverer of insulin
Signature of Claude Bernard (b.1813-d.1878), French physiologist
Signature of Claude Bernard (b.1813-d.1878), French physiologist
Signature of Corneille Jean François Heymans (b.1892, d.1968), Belgian Nobel physiologist
Signature of Corneille Jean François Heymans (b.1892, d.1968), Belgian Nobel physiologist
Signature of Ernst Adolf Coccius (b.1825, d.1890), German ophthalmologist
Signature of Ernst Adolf Coccius (b.1825, d.1890), German ophthalmologist
Signature of Ernst Bumm (b.1858-d.1925), German gynecologist & obstetrician
Signature of Ernst Bumm (b.1858-d.1925), German gynecologist & obstetrician
Signature of Ernst Bumm (b.1858-d.1925), German gynecologist & obstetrician
Signature of Ernst Bumm (b.1858-d.1925), German gynecologist & obstetrician
Signature of Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (b.1834, d.1919), German zoologist & physician
Signature of Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (b.1834, d.1919), German zoologist & physician
Signature of Ernst von Bergmann (b.1836-d.1907), German pioneer of aseptic surgery
Signature of Ernst von Bergmann (b.1836-d.1907), German pioneer of aseptic surgery
Signature of Felix Semon (b.1849, d.1921),  pioneer laryngologist
Signature of Felix Semon (b.1849, d.1921), pioneer laryngologist
Signature of Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle (b.1809, d.1885), German physician, pathologist & anatomist
Signature of Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle (b.1809, d.1885), German physician, pathologist & anatomist
Signature of Friedrich Tiedemann (b.1781, d.1861), German anatomist & physiologist
Signature of Friedrich Tiedemann (b.1781, d.1861), German anatomist & physiologist
Signature of George James Guthrie (b.1785, d.1856), English military surgeon
Signature of George James Guthrie (b.1785, d.1856), English military surgeon
Signature of Harvey Williams Cushing (b.1869, d.1939), Yale University, The School of Medicine
Signature of Harvey Williams Cushing (b.1869, d.1939), Yale University, The School of Medicine
Signature of Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (b.1821, d.1894), German physician & physicist
Signature of Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (b.1821, d.1894), German physician & physicist
Signature of Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (b.1821, d.1894), German physician & physicist
Signature of Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (b.1821, d.1894), German physician & physicist

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