Theodore Woodward collection
Held at: Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia [Contact Us]19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
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Theodore Englar Woodward (1914-2005) was a physician and a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Woodward was nominated for a Nobel Prize for his role in finding cures for typhus and typhoid fever. During World War II, he was assigned to the Army's School of Tropical Medicine combating typhus epidemics, and after the war he worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he did research on antibiotics. In 1948 he joined the University of Maryland as associate professor of medicine. He was named chairman of the Department of Medicine in 1954, a position he held until his retirement in 1981.
Photographic copies of seven letters from Walter Reed to James Carroll related to the discovery of the mosquito transmission of yellow fever and photographic copies of eight photographs of members of the US Army Yellow Fever Commission.
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- This collection-level EAD record is a product of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) Consortial Survey Initiative, which was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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The collection is open for research.