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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Julius Hays Hess Papers 1843-1958

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Hess, Julius Hays. Papers

Dates:

1843-1958

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 51

Size:

58.75 linear feet (53 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Julius Hays Hess (1876-1955) was a Chicago pediatrician. He practiced at Michael Reese Hospital and served as a professor of medicine at the University of Illinois. He was a pioneer in the care of premature infants and he is considered the father of American neonatology. The Julius Hays Hess Papers include personal and professional correspondence and papers, photographs, research notes, drafts, writings by Hess and others, and material related to the design and production of hospital technology.

Information on Use

Access

Series V: Subseries 4, does not include access copies of films. Researchers will need to consult with staff before requesting material from this series.

Series VI consists of medical records, restricted for 80 years.

The remainder of the collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Hess, Julius Hays. Papers, Crerar Ms 51, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Julius Hays Hess was a Chicago pediatrician who made innovative contributions to medical research and hospital technology. He is considered the father of American neonatology.

Hess was born on 2 January 1876 in Ottawa, Illinois. He received his M.D. from Northwestern University in 1899, interning first at the Alexian Brothers Hospital in Chicago, and then pursuing postgraduate study at Johns Hopkins University. He also studied at clinics in Germany and Austria. In 1906 he began a pediatric practice at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, and in 1916 he became a full professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and chief of staff at Cook County Community Hospital. He held these positions until his retirement in 1944, interrupted only by his service in the U.S. Army during 1917.

Hess was an American pioneer in the care of premature babies. His book on Premature and Congenitally Diseased Infants (1922) was the first of its kind published in the United States. In 1914 he designed a heated bed for infants, influenced by European incubator models, which used an electric-heated water jacket to maintain temperature. He followed this with a transport incubator or "infant ambulance" in 1922, and by 1934 he had expanded upon the design to allow for the provision of oxygen.

The Premature Infant Station that Hess established with registered nurse Evelyn Lundeen at Sarah Morris (Michael Reese) Hospital became a model for premature care throughout the United States and England. He and Lundeen co-authored The Premature Infant: Its Medical and Nursing Care in 1941. Their Infant Station at Sarah Morris Hospital was particularly successful at preventing hemorrhages and treating congenital syphilis, and long-term studies indicated that eighty-five percent of infants treated there survived with good health and normal development. Hess was also involved in drawing up city- and state-wide plans for the consistent care of premature newborns.

Hess was active in the medical community as a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, and the Central States Pediatrics Society. He published widely in medical journals. He served as president of the Illinois Medical Society between 1934 and 1935. During the early 1950s he was involved with the medical advisory board for the National Foundation on Infantile Paralysis and their "March of Dimes" fundraiser for the treatment of polio. Hess was also a member of the Jewish Children's Bureau. In 1952 the American Academy of Pediatrics presented him with their Borden Award for his contributions to the field.

Hess married Clara Merrifield in 1902. They had two daughters, Jean and Carol, with whom he remained close until his death in 1955. He was remembered by his patients as kind, and by his colleagues as an excellent and energetic teacher.

Scope Note

The Julius Hays Hess Papers span the years 1899-1958 and are organized into six series:

Series I: Professional, contains correspondence, papers, and photographs related to Hess's career. Material in this series spans 1915-1955. Oversized material has been transferred to Series V. Restricted material has been transferred to Series VI.

Series II: Hospital Technology and Procedure, contains diagrams, descriptions, instruction manuals, business correspondence, and photographs related to Hess's designs for hospital equipment. It includes information on hospital procedures and regulations. Material in this series covers the period between 1917 and 1954. Oversized material has been transferred to Series V.

Series III: Research and Writings, contains case studies, research notes, clippings, and conference presentations. It includes glass lantern slides used for lectures. It also contains drafts and offprints of published articles by Hess and by others. Material dates from 1904-1954. Medical records have been restricted and moved to Series VI.

Series IV: Personal, contains the papers of Hess and his immediate family, from 1843 through 1955. It includes photographs and glass lantern slides. Oversized material has been transferred to Series V.

Series V: Oversize, contains newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, certificates, photographs, artifacts, and film from 1907 through 1958. It includes books by Hess and others, most with marginalia or inscriptions.

Series VI: Restricted, contains medical records, named case studies, and correspondence containing medical information. It includes photographs, glass lantern slides, and film of named patients. This material has been restricted.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Professional

This series contains correspondence and papers related to Hess's professional life. Material in this series spans 1915-1955 and is divided into two subseries:

Subseries 1: Colleagues and Patients, contains Hess's correspondence with colleagues and patients, as well as clippings related to his colleagues. It includes photographs, letters of recommendation and tributes to Hess and his mentor, Dr. Isaac Abt. It also contains the papers of Dr. Ralph Kunstadter, Hess's nephew and colleague. Correspondence containing medical information has been restricted and moved to Series VI.

Subseries 2: Organizations, includes correspondence related to the medical organizations and associations Hess participated in or received honors from. Oversized material from this subseries has been transferred to Series V.

Subseries 1: Colleagues and Patients

Box 1   Folder 1-3

Colleagues and patients, incoming correspondence, 1915-1955, undated

Box 1   Folder 4

Colleagues and patients, outgoing correspondence, 1918-1955

Box 1   Folder 5

Politics, correspondence, 1939-1952

Box 1   Folder 6

Mildred Schaulis, correspondence, 1949-1954

Box 1   Folder 7

Peacock murders, correspondence and clippings, 1944

Box 1   Folder 8

Students, letters of recommendation, 1949-1954

Box 1   Folder 9

Hess, clippings, circa 1930s-1950s

Box 1   Folder 10

Hess, tribute and speeches, 1952

Box 1   Folder 11

Dr. Isaac Abt, tribute and speeches, undated

Box 1   Folder 12

Dr. Ivy, clippings 1952

Box 1   Folder 13

Evelyn Lundeen, clippings, 1958

Box 1   Folder 14

John Nuveen, clippings, undated

Box 1   Folder 15

Drs. Perlstein and Cheney, clippings, undated

Box 1   Folder 16

Dr. Ralph Kundstadter, papers, circa 1940s

Box 1   Folder 17

Kundstadter Laboratories, budget, 1950

Box 1   Folder 18

Hess and colleagues, photographs, undated

Box 1   Folder 19

Tribute to Hess, photographs, 1952

Box 2   Folder 1

Patients, photographs, patients, undated

Subseries 2: Organizations

Box 2   Folder 2

Borden Award, 1951-2

Box 2   Folder 3

World Medical Association, undated

Box 2   Folder 4

Northwestern University Alumni Association, 1954

Box 2   Folder 5

Alpha Kappa Kappa, undated

Box 2   Folder 6

Chicago medical associations, 1913-1940

Box 2   Folder 7

Chicago plans for the care of premature infants, circa 1930s-1950s

Box 2   Folder 8

Institute of Medicine of Chicago, 1915-1924

Box 2   Folder 9

Chicago Medical Society, circa 1940s-1950s

Box 2   Folder 10

Museum of Science and Industry, 1950

Box 2   Folder 11

Jewish Children's Bureau, circa 1950s

Box 2   Folder 12

Infant's Aid, circa 1950s

Box 2   Folder 13

Standard Club of Chicago, 1953

Box 2   Folder 14

City of Chicago Board of Health, Bureau of Child Welfare, undated

Box 2   Folder 15

Illinois medical associations, circa 1949

Box 2   Folder 16

Illinois plan for the care of premature infants, 1952

Box 2   Folder 17

Annals of Medical History, 1926

Box 2   Folder 18

Journal of the American Medical Association, 1950-1951

Box 2   Folder 19

National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, 1948-1954

Box 2   Folder 20

March of Dimes 1953-1954

Box 3   Folder 1

Polio, circa 1950s

Box 3   Folder 2

Orthogenic School, University of Chicago, undated

Box 3   Folder 3

Chicago schools, undated

Box 3   Folder 4

Chicago scholarships, undated

Series II: Hospital Technology and Procedure

This series contains diagrams, descriptions, instruction manuals, and business correspondence related to Hess's designs for hospital equipment. It includes information on hospital procedures and regulations. Material covers the period between 1917 and 1954. It is divided into two subseries:

Subseries 1: Technology, contains diagrams, descriptions, business correspondence, advertisements, and photographs related to Hess's equipment. It includes information on rival incubator models. Material in this subseries represents the most active part of Hess' career, the period between 1917 and 1954. Oversized material has been transferred to Series V.

Subseries 2: Sarah Morris Hospital, contains plans for the Premature Infant Station at Sarah Morris and Michael Reese Hospitals, as well as papers and photographs relating to hospital administration and medical procedures. Of note are papers detailing tensions between staff and administration at Michael Reese Hospital during the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Subseries 1: Technology

Box 3   Folder 5

Hess incubator

Box 3   Folder 6

Hess heated bed

Box 3   Folder 7

Infant oxygen therapy unit

Box 3   Folder 8

Premature infant ambulance

Box 3   Folder 9

Breast milk collector

Box 3   Folder 10

Shadow box

Box 3   Folder 11

Hess incubator at the World's Fair

Box 3   Folder 12

Other incubator models

Box 3   Folder 13

Thermostatic controls

Box 3   Folder 14

Electric service in hospitals

Box 3   Folder 15

Medical products

Box 3   Folder 16

John H. Robertson and Co.

Box 3   Folder 17

Mead Johnson and Co. Laboratory

Box 3   Folder 18-19

Scanlon Morris Hospital Manufacturers (Ohio Chemical Company)

Box 3   Folder 20

Playtex Park Research Institute/International Latex Corporation

Box 4   Folder 1

Royalties and patents

Box 4   Folder 2

Ethics and patents

Box 4   Folder 3-6

Incubator, infant ambulance, oxygen bed

Subseries 2: Sarah Morris and Michael Reese Hospitals

Box 4   Folder 7

Feeding equipment

Box 4   Folder 8

Infant clothing

Box 4   Folder 9

Premature Station at Michael Reese Hospital

Box 4   Folder 10

Administration of Michael Reese Hospital

Box 4   Folder 11-14

Premature Station at Sarah Morris Hospital

Box 5   Folder 1

Analysis of infants treated at Sarah Morris Hospital

Box 5   Folder 2

Pregnancy and infant care

Box 5   Folder 3

Feeding infants

Box 5   Folder 4

Infant hernia

Box 5   Folder 5

Interns

Box 5   Folder 6

Rules for the regulation of nurses

Box 5   Folder 7

Determining oxygen in the blood

Box 5   Folder 8

Infant care

Box 5   Folder 9

Patient diagnostics

Box 5   Folder 10

Musical therapy

Box 5   Folder 11

Speech teachers

Box 5   Folder 12

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Box 5   Folder 13

Beaumont Hospital

Box 5   Folder 14

Medical procedures

Series III: Research and Writings

This series contains case studies, research notes, photographs, clippings, and conference presentations. It includes glass lantern slides used for lectures. It also contains drafts and offprints of published articles by Hess and by others. Material dates from 1904-1954. It is divided into six subseries. Medical records and photographs have been restricted and transferred to Series VI.

Subseries 1: Case Studies, contains case studies from clinics Hess worked in at Cook County Community Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital, sometimes in collaboration with other doctors, during the 1930s and 1940s. It includes statistics related to infant care and mortality, and photographs depicting medical conditions.

Subseries 2: Lectures and Conferences, contains notes and outlines for presentations made by Hess. It includes correspondence related to conferences he participated in.

Subseries 3: Drafts, contains drafts of articles and books by Hess.

Subseries 4: Offprints, contains offprints of articles published by Hess.

Subseries 5: Writings by Others, contains copies of articles and books published by others. Oversized material in this series has been moved to Series VI.

Subseries 6: Slides, contains glass slides used for lectures. Most depict medical conditions. The bulk of these slides are undated.

Subseries 1: Case Studies

Box 5

Folder 15: Clinic of Julius Hess

Box 5

Folder 16: Clinic of Hess and Ralph Kunstadter

Box 5

Folder 17: Clinic of Hess and A. Levinson

Box 5

Folder 18: Clinic of Hess and Philip Rosenblum

Box 5

Folder 19: Clinic of Hess and Joseph Calvin

Box 5

Folder 20: Study, Gelatin added to the diets of artificially fed infants, undated

Box 5

Folder 21: Study, Experiment with vitamin products, undated

Box 5

Folder 22: Mortality rates by state

Box 5   Folder 23

National mortality rates

  • Folder 24: Premature infants
  • Folder 25: Birth weights
  • Folder 26: Radiation
  • Folder 27: Intercranial hemorrhage
  • Folder 28: Health care reform
Box 5A   Folder 1-3

Medical conditions

Box 5A   Folder 4

Microscope slide reproductions

Subseries 2: Lectures and Conferences

Box 6

Folder 1: Fetal development, circa 1940

Box 6

Folder 2: Premature infants in Langstein and The Lancet , 1915, undated

Box 6

Folder 3: Premature infants in von Russ and Jaschke, undated

Box 6

Folder 4: Premature infants, circa 1928

Box 6

Folder 5: Premature infants, undated

Box 6   Folder 6

Infant feeding and metabolism, circa 1930s

  • Folder 7: Splenomegaly with Dr. Jaffe, 1929
Box 6   Folder 8

Class on nursing premature infants, undated

  • Folder 9: "Intussuception in Infancy and Childhood," 1905
  • Folder 10: New Orleans Graduate Assembly, 1937
  • Folder 11: "Experiences Gained in a Thirty Year Study of Prematurely Born Infants," 1952
Box 6   Folder 12

"The Danger of Taking Infants Out of the Hands of the Pediatrician," 1955

Box 6   Folder 13

"Breast Feeding," undated

Box 6   Folder 14

"A Half Century of Infant Feeding," undated

Box 6   Folder 15

"The Physician and his Opportunities for Service to the Underprivileged," undated

Box 7   Folder 1

Clinical conferences, 1912-1956

Box 7   Folder 2

Philadelphia Pediatric Society, 1928

Box 7   Folder 3

Washington DC Roundtable on Neonatal Morbidity, 1935

Box 7   Folder 4

Chicago Medical Society, 1935

Box 7   Folder 5

New York Academy of Medicine, 1937

Box 7   Folder 6

Better Care for Mothers and Babies Conference, 1938

Box 7   Folder 7

New Jersey Conference, 1938

Box 7   Folder 8

Medical Society of New York, 1939

Box 7   Folder 9

Mid-South Graduate Medical Assembly, 1939

Box 7   Folder 10

Iowa City Pediatric Postgraduate Course, 1938-1940

Box 7   Folder 11

University of Illinois Radio, 1941

Box 7   Folder 12

American Medical Association Symposium on Health Problems in Education, 1941

Box 7   Folder 13

National Research Council Meeting, Food and Nutrition Board, 1946

Box 7   Folder 14

Mid-century White House Conference on Children and Youth, 1950

Box 7   Folder 15

Discussion of cytoplasmic modification, 1942

Box 7   Folder 16

Panel on polio and immunization, 1952

Box 7   Folder 17

Round-table on breasts and breast feeding, undated

Box 7   Folder 18

"Watching the Premature Baby's First Years," as told to Helen Sargent, undated

Box 7   Folder 19

Infant's Aid, undated

Box 7   Folder 20

Channel 9, undated

Box 7   Folder 21

Zeta Beta Tau, undated

Subseries 3: Drafts

Box 7   Folder 22

"Artificial Feeding," undated

Box 7   Folder 23

"Icterus Gravis in Newborns," undated

Box 7   Folder 24

"Care of the Premature Infant for Nurses," undated

Box 7   Folder 25

"Disorders of the Stomach and Intestines," undated

Box 7   Folder 26

Illustrations for Brenneman's Practice of Pediatrics, undated

Box 7   Folder 27

"Care of the Premature or Delicate Baby," 1940

Box 8   Folder 1

"The Present Status of Serum Therapy in Pediatrics," 1937

Box 8   Folder 2

"Celiac Disease," circa 1920s-1930s

Box 8   Folder 3

"Chrytochordism," 1937

Box 8   Folder 4

"Care of the Premature Infant," circa 1930s

Box 8   Folder 5

"The Premature Infant: Its Medical and Nursing Care," with Evelyn Lundeen, 1941

Box 8   Folder 6

"The Premature Infant," pp. 1-101, circa 1940s

Box 8   Folder 7

"The Premature Infant," pp. 102-207, circa 1940s

Box 8   Folder 8

"The Premature Infant," pp. 208-335, circa 1940s

Box 8   Folder 9

"The Premature Infant," circa 1940s

Box 9   Folder 1

"The Premature Infant," ch. 10, undated

Box 9   Folder 2

"The Premature Infant," ch. 16, undated

Box 9   Folder 3

"Brain Hemorrhages," undated

Box 9   Folder 4

"Colic and the Hypertonic Infant," undated

Box 9   Folder 5

"Obesity in Children," undated

Box 9   Folder 6

"Prematurely and Congenitally Diseased Infants," undated

Box 9   Folder 7

"Splenomegalies in Childhood," undated

Box 9   Folder 8

"Watching Baby's First Years," undated

Box 9   Folder 9

Untitled on infant mortality, undated

Subseries 4: Offprints

Box 9   Folder 10

"The Premature Infant," ch. 43, undated

Box 9   Folder 11

Chronological index of articles, 1904-1954

Box 9   Folder 12

Articles, 1904-1906

Box 10   Folder 1-4

Articles, 1910-1929

Box 11   Folder 1-5

Articles, 1930-1954

Box 11   Folder 6

Articles, undated

Box 12   Folder 1

"Infant Feeding," 1924

Subseries 5: Writings by Others

Box 12    Folder 2

Premature birth and neonatal development, circa 1930s-1950s

Box 12    Folder 3

Child development, circa 1940s

Box 12    Folder 4

Childhood diseases and allergies, circa 1940s-1950s

Box 12    Folder 5

Digestion, circa 1940s-1950s

Subseries 6: Slides

Box 30

Feeding

Box 30

"Some Chronic Abdominal Conditions in Infancy and Childhood"

Box 31

"Some Chronic Abdominal Conditions in Infancy and Childhood"

Box 31

Celiac disease

Box 31

"Pancreatic Diseases in Childhood"

Box 32

Hirschsprung's disease

Box 32

Bronchiectasis

Box 32

Syphilis

Box 33

Syphilis

Box 33

Xanthomatosis

Box 33

Mongolian idiocy (Down's Syndrome)

Box 33

Serum, infectious diseases

Box 33

Tuberculosis, circa 1930s

Box 34

Phyloric stenosis

Box 34

Chondro-dsytrophy

Box 34

Procedures

Box 34

Rectal polyp

Box 34

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Box 34

Egg yolk

Box 34

Egg yolk and orange juice

Box 34

Relief administration, medical care in Illinois

Box 35

Sarah Morris Hospital, analysis of premature infants

Box 35

Premature infants (from Dr. Linberg)

Box 35

Infant feeding

Box 35

Posture

Box 36

Scurvy

Box 36

Transfusion methods

Box 36

Cisternal jugular

Box 36

Encephalography

Box 36

Rickets

Box 37

Rickets

Box 37

Rickets, bone lesions

Box 37

Chondrodystrophy

Box 37

Hemorrhage

Box 37

Diaphragmatic hernia

Box 37

Rheumatism and heart disease

Box 38

Gastrointestinal tract, acute and chronic

Box 38

Spleen

Series IV: Personal

This series contains the personal and financial papers of Hess and his immediate family, dating between 1843 and 1955. It includes photographs and glass lantern slides. Oversized material has been transferred to Series VI.

Box 12   Folder 6

Hess, correspondence and papers, 1912-1955, undated

  • Folder 7: Hess, notebook, undated
  • Folder 8: Hess and his mother's death, letters,1922
Box 13

Folder 1: Hess and family, correspondence,1925-1930

Box 13

Folder 2: Carol and Jean Hess, outgoing correspondence, 1918-1931

Box 13

Folder 3: Carol Hess, incoming correspondence, 1930-1931

Box 13

Folder 4: William and Ethel Saphir and the Hess family, correspondence, 1931

Box 13

Folder 5: Hess family tree, 1968

Box 13   Folder 6

Hess, financial papers, 1899-1919, undated

  • Folder 7: Hess, insurance papers, 1921-1947
  • Folder 8: Hess, financial statements, 1944-1945
  • Folder 9: Hess, charitable contributions, 1944-1947
  • Folder 10: Hess and Kunstadter Homewood Building, financial statement, 1946
  • Folder 11: Hess, financial correspondence, 1946-1950
  • Folder 12: Hess, investment documents, circa 1952
  • Folder 13: Ottawa Jewish Cemetery Association, correspondence, 1949-1954
  • Folder 14: Republican Primary, clippings, 1952
  • Folder 15: Miami Beach, clippings, circa 1950s
  • Folder 16: Arkansas, Idaho, Wisconsin, travel information, undated
Box 13   Folder 17

Family and friends, photographs, undated

Box 13   Folder 18

Unidentified people, photographs, undated

Box 35

Flathead National Park, Montana, glass lantern slide, undated

Box 35

Hess and colleagues, glass lantern slide, undated

Series V: Oversize

This series contains oversized newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, certificates, photographs, books, artifacts, and film from the years 1907 through 1958. It is divided into four subseries:

Subseries 1: Clippings and Photographs, contains newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, certificates, and photographs.

Subseries 2: Books, contains books by Hess and others, most with marginalia or inscriptions.

Subseries 3: Artifacts, contains a ruler with magnifying glass, and a plaque presented to Hess by the Detroit Pediatric Society.

Subseries 4: Films, contains motion picture films documenting medical procedures and holiday travel. Restricted material has been transferred to Series VI.

Subseries 1: Clippings and Photographs

Box 14

Scrapbooks, circa 1930s

Box 14

Scrapbook, Honolulu conference, 1941

Box 15

Tribute to Hess, 1952

Box 15

Testimonial on Hess's retirement from the Jewish Children's Bureau, undated

Box 16

Julius and Carol Hess, insurance policies, 1907, 1909

Box 16

Panama Pacific Exposition, award, 1915

Box 16

Incubator, diagrams, 1930-1931

Box 16

Infant deaths in Chicago by hospital, 1934

Box 16

Temple certificate, 1942

Box 16

Chicago Daily News, "This Week" magazine, 1947

Box 16

Premature infant station, floor plan, 1948

Box 16

Health care, clippings 1950

Box 16

Hess and the incubator, clippings, 1950, undated

Box 16

Youth crime, clippings undated

Box 16

American Pediatric Society, photographs,1934

Box 17

"National Monuments of Ireland," 1925

Box 17

"Dr. Preston Bradley's Round Table Discussions," 1932

Box 17

American Medical Association Journal, 1933

Box 17

Bulletin of the Society of Medical History of Chicago, 1935

Box 17

Association of American Medical Colleges Journal, 1937

Box 17

Association of American Medical Colleges Journal, 1938

Box 17

Parents Magazine, 1941

Box 17

Journal of Pediatrics, 1948

Box 18

Journal of Pediatrics, 1950

Box 18

International Medical Digest, 1950

Box 18

American Journal of Diseases of Children, 1951

Box 18

International Children's Centre Courier, 1952

Box 18

Accounts, National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, 1952

Box 18

American Scientist, 1954

Box 18

Excerpt from "The Premature Infant," undated

Box DRAWER 9

Large copy, "The Premature Infant," undated

Subseries 2: Books

Box 19

Hess, Practices and Principles of Infant Feeding, 1918

Box 19

Hess, Practices and Principles of Infant Feeding, 1920

Box 19

Hess, Practices and Principles of Infant Feeding, 1922

Box 20

Hess, Premature and Congenitally Diseased Infants, 1922,

Box 20

Hess, Infant Feeding, 1924

Box 21

Hess, Feeding and the Nutritional Disorders in Infancy and Childhood, 1928,

Box 22

Hess, Physical and Mental Growth of Prematurely Born Infants, 1934,

Box 23

Hess and Lundeen, The Premature Infant, 1941

Box 23

Hess and Lundeen, The Premature Infant, 1948

Box 23

Hess and Lundeen, The Premature Infant, 1949

Box 24

Hess, Mohr, Bartelme, The Physical and Mental Growth of Prematurely Born Children, 1934

Box 24

Hess and Kundstadter, Care of the Premature Infant, 1948

Box 24

Abt, Baby Doctor, 1944

Box 25

Saphir, Autopsy: Diagnosis and Technique, 1937

Box 25

Saphir, An Outline of Tropical Medicine, 1944

Box 25

Wachenheim, Infant Feeding, 1914

Box 26

Storm, Magnetic Amplifiers, 1955

Box 26

Freeman, Hospital in Action: The Story of the Michael Reese Medical Centre, 1957

Box 26

Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 1946

Subseries 3: Artifacts

Box 27

Ruler with magnifying glass

Box 27

Detroit Pediatric Society plaque, 1954

Subseries 4: Films

Box 46

Prematures, 1951

Box 46

Diabetic child, undated

Box 46

Premature twins, undated

Box 46

Prematures/cerebral hemorrhage, undated

Box 46

Transfusion operation, undated

Box 47

Fort Francis, 1929

Box 47

Cuts from Fort Francis, 1935

Box 47

Rainey Lake 1925

Box 47

Rainey Lake 1935

Box 47

Rainey Lake, 1937

Box 48

Yellowstone and Estes Parks, undated

Box 48

Jasper National Park, undated

Box 48

Colorado and California, undated

Box 48

Tribune Tower, 1938

Box 48

Chicago, undated

Box 49

Europe, undated

Box 49

Ireland and Scotland, undated

Box 50

Unidentified reel, undated

Series VI: Restricted

This series contains medical records, case studies, and correspondence containing medical information. It includes photographs, glass lantern slides, and film. This material has been restricted and divided into three subseries.

Subseries 1: Records, contains medical records, named case studies, and correspondence containing medical information. It includes photographs.

Subseries 2: Slides, contains glass lantern slides depicting named patients.

Subersies 3: Films, contains film depicting named patients.

Subseries 1: Records

Box 28   Folder 1

Patients, reports, 1922, 1940

Box 28   Folder 2

Patients, records, circa 1932-1954, undated

Box 28   Folder 3

Patients and colleagues, correspondence, 1936-1954

Box 28   Folder 4

Patients, requests for medical records, 1940

Box 28   Folder 5

Cook County Hospital Pathological Conferences, case studies, 1940-1942

Box 28   Folder 6

Patients, complaints and billing disputes, circa 1940s-1950s

Box 28   Folder 7

Patients, files and correspondence, 1944-1945

Box 28   Folder 8

University of Iowa, case consultation,1949

Box 28   Folder 9

Colleagues, correspondence, 1950-1954

Box 28   Folder 10

Medical Review Board, minutes, 1951

Box 28   Folder 11

Polio patients, reports, 1953-1954

Box 28   Folder 12

Patients, notes and prescriptions, undated

Box 28   Folder 13

Patients, photographs, undated

Box 29

Patients, photographs, undated

Subseries 2: Slides

Box 39

Rickets

Box 39

Bronchiectasis

Box 39

Mongolian idiocy (Down's Syndrome)

Box 40

"Pancreatic Diseases in Childhood"

Box 40

Arachnodactilia

Box 40

"Infant Feeding and Nutritional Disorders"

Box 40

Tuberculosis, circa 1930s

Box 41

Tuberculosis, circa 1930s

Box 42

Tuberculosis, circa 1930s

Box 42

Phyloric stenosis

Box 42

Pancreatic fibrosis

Box 42

Hirschsprung's disease

Box 42

Rachitis (florid)

Box 42

Scurvy

Box 42

Tumours

Box 42

Perthe's disease

Box 42

Ostromalacia

Box 42

Splenectomy

Box 42

Diaphragmatic hernia

Box 43

Rheumatism and heart disease

Box 43

Massive doses of viosterol

Box 43

Spleen

Box 44

Spleen

Box 45

Swanson bismuth in the lungs

Subseries 3: Films

Box 51

Blatt case, undated

Box 51

Charlotte Qinic, epilepsy, undated

Box 51

Keevrnau, undated

Series VII: Visual Materials

This series contains lantern slides used for professional and personal purposes. All are undated.

Box 52

Infant mortality and birth weights

Box 52

Infants and children

Box 52

Pregnant women

Box 52

Polio

Box 52

Sarah Morris Hospital Premature Station, presentation

Box 52

Hess and colleagues

Box 52

Hess on holiday

Box 52

Moose and fish

Box 52

Portraits

Box 53

Two copper plates, one marked "Illinois Medical Journal"

Box 53

Anatomical slides, "Sections from human stomach which was filled with [illeg.] immediately after death to preserve mucous membrane"