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Guide to Bayard Taylor Holmes, Outline of the Conditions of a Laboratory Building or Buildings for the Laboratories of Cook County, Especially Those of Cook County Hospital 1917

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Holmes, Bayard Taylor. Outline of the Conditions of a Laboratory Building or Buildings for the Laboratories of Cook County, Especially Those of Cook County Hospital

Dates:

1917

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 94

Size:

1 volume

Repository:

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

Abstract:

Consists of typed carbon copy assessment of laboratory conditions at Cook County, prepared for the Council of the Chicago Medical Society by a committee of the Association of County Hospital Laboratory Employees, headed by Dr. Holmes, 1917 Oct. 9. Also includes TLS from Holmes to Dr. Adam Szwajkart, Superintendent, Psychopathic Hospital, and to Dr. John Nuzum, Pathologist, Cook County Hospital, 1917 Nov. 13.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Holmes, Bayard Taylor, Outline of the Conditions of a Laboratory Building or Buildings for the Laboratories of Cook County, Especially Those of Cook County Hospital, Crerar Ms 94, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Bayard Taylor Holmes was born in North Hero, Vermont in 1852. He received a BS from the Paw Paw Institute, near Aurora Illinois, in 1874. After teaching for several years in Illinois schools, in 1883, he received an MD from Chicago’s Homeopathic Medical College. Holmes also studied and interned at Cook County Hospital and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and remained associated with both institutions as a physician and educator in later years.

Holmes was publicly active as an advocate of improved medical education and as a lecturer on public health at Hull House. In 1895, he was the Populist Party candidate for Mayor of Chicago. He retired teaching and medical practice in 1908, to care for his son Ralph, who suffered from “dementia praecox,” the contemporary term for schizophrenia. Holmes also devoted his retirement to research and writing about schizophrenia. He died in 1924 in Fairhope, Alabama.

Scope Note

I) Typed carbon copy assessment of laboratory conditions at Cook County, prepared for the Council of the Chicago Medical Society by a committee of the Association of County Hospital Laboratory Employees, headed by Dr. Holmes, October 9, 1917. Illustrated with blueprint of Cook County Hospital, folded in; II) Letter from Bayard Holmes to Dr. Adam Szwajkart, Superintendent, Psychopathic Hospital, and to Dr. John Nuzum, Pathologist, Cook County Hospital, on work at his Psychopathic Resarch Lab at Cook County Hospital, November 13, 1917, T.L.S.

Related Resources

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Crerar Mss 83, 91-99

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Crerar Ms 94