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Abraham and Sonia Osler papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0562
Abraham G. Osler and Sonia F. Osler were two 20th century physicians practicing in New York and Baltimore, Maryland. The collection includes personal correspondence, notes, publications, and professional correspondence. Notably there is a transcript of Sonia Olser's deposition before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

Dates

  • 1937-1994

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.38 Cubic Feet (1 letter size document box)

Biography of Abraham G. Osler

Abraham G. Osler was born in New York City in 1911, and received his Ph.D. in Bacteriology from Columbia University in 1948. During the 1930's, Osler worked as a bacteriologist at Bronx Hospital from where he was fired for trying to organize the hospital workers. In the early 1940's, he was hired by the NYC Health Department. Osler moved to Baltimore in 1948 where he became Professor of Immunology in the Department of Microbiology at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Twenty years later, he moved back to New York City to become Chairman Department of Medical Immunology at the Public Health Research Institute. He died March 2004.
Biography of Sonia F. Osler Sonia F. Osler was born in Pruchnik, Poland in 1912. She married Abraham Osler in 1938. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University in 1953. From 1954 to 1962, she was Professor of Psychology at Goucher College in Baltimore. From 1962 to 1968 she was Associate Professor of Medical Psychology and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In 1968 Sonia Osler moved to New York City with her husband to become Professor at the Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at the Adelphi University. She died August 1999.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes personal correspondence, notes, publications, and professional correspondence. Notably there is a transcript of Sonia Olser's deposition before the House Committee on Un-American Activities

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated via Professor Lawrence M. Principe in November 2010.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2011 by Massimo Petrozzi.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA