A Guide to the Papers of Rufus Ivory Cole 1900-1966 Cole, Rufus Ivory, Papers of MS-19

A Guide to the Papers of Rufus Ivory Cole 1900-1966

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Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Accession Number MS-19


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Repository
Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia
Accession number
MS-19
Title
Papers of Rufus Ivory Cole 1900-1966
Physical Characteristics
1 1/3 linear feet, 3 Hollinger boxes.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

The Papers of Rufus Ivory Cole, 1900-1966, Accession #MS-19, Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

Gift of John Staige Davis IV.

Biographical/Historical Information

Rufus Ivory Cole was born in Rowsburg, Ohio, on April 30, 1872. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1896 and attended the Johns Hopkins Medical School, graduating in 1899. At Hopkins he came under the influence of faculty members such as William Osler, William H. Welch, and Lewellys Barker. As a resident at Hopkins, Cole was in charge of a biological laboratory where he studied typhoid fever. He married Annie Hegeler in 1908, the same year he was appointed the Director of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the U.S. devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. The Hospital itself opened in October 1910 with 50 beds. Cole remained at the Hospital until 1937. His medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system, particularly pneumonia. In retirement he wrote a two volume work titled Human History: The Seventeenth Century and the Stuart Family. Cole died on April 20, 1966.

Scope and Content

Cole's collection contains correspondence, including several postcards from his grandsons and one with "Mrs. Rufus Cole" printed on it; reprints of journal articles, mainly ones written by Cole; and biographical memoirs and honorary programs related to Sir William Osler, William H. Welch, William Stewart Halstead, Samuel James Meltzer, Harvey Cushing, William George MacCallum, Oswald Theodore Avery, Simon Flexner, Thomas Milton Rivers, Max Broedel, and Allen O. Whipple.

Arrangement

Varied.

Contents List

Box-Folder 001-001
Letter from William E. MacCallum to Rufus Ivory Cole June 6, 1916
1 ALS
Box-Folder 001-002
Letter from Frederick F. Russell to Rufus Ivory Cole January 20, 1930
1 TDS
Box-Folder 001-003
Letter from C.B. Farrar to Rufus Ivory Cole July 16, 1959
1 TLS

Re:the erection of Sir William Osler marker near his birthplace

Box-Folder 001-004
Letter from Eric A. Linnel to Rufus Ivory Cole August 7, 1959
1 TLS

Re:the erection of Sir William Osler marker near his birthplace

Box-Folder 001-005
Letter from Eric A. Linnel to Rufus Ivory Cole June 6, 1961, [n.d.]
1 TL,1 ALS, 1 photo

Re:the erection of Sir William Osler marker near his birthplace; photo of marker

Box-Folder 001-006
Letter from Cecile Desbarats [Librarian at the Osler Library, McGill University, Montreal, Canada]to Rufus Ivory Cole September 3, 1959
1 TLS
Box-Folder 001-007
Postal card from Rufus [Botzow] to Grandpa [Rufus Ivory Cole] September 4, 1963
1 AC

From Rufus [grandchild]to Grandpa [Rufus Ivory Cole]

Box-Folder 001-008
Postal card from Bill [Botzow] to Grandpa [Rufus Ivory Cole] September 4, 1963
1 AC

From Bill [grandchild] to Grandpa [Rufus Ivory Cole]

Box-Folder 001-009
Postal card from Jose [s.n.] to Rufus Ivory Cole September 4, 1963
1 AC

From Jose to Dr. Cole [Rufus Ivory Cole]

Box-Folder 001-010
Letter from Cecile Desbarats [Librarian at the Osler Library, McGill University, Montreal, Canada] to Rufus Ivory Cole October 7, 1963
1 TLS(carbon copy)
Box-Folder 001-011
Letter from Rufus Ivory Cole to Cecile Desbarats [Librarian at the Osler Library, McGill University, Montreal, Canada] November 4, 1963
1 TLS
Box-Folder 001-012
Letter from Cecile Desbarats [Librarian at the Osler Library, McGill University, Montreal, Canada] to Rufus Ivory Cole December 24, 1963
1 TLS
Box-Folder 001-013
Letter from Wilburt C. Davison to Rufus Ivory Cole November 14, 1949
1 TLS
Box-Folder 001-014
The Papers of Rufus Cole 1904-1960 November 4, 1963
1 TD

(carbon copy) stained and damaged 13 pages Initialed c.c.s.

Box-Folder 001-015
Selected Papers by Dr. Cole [n.d.]
1 TD

( copy) 2 pages

Box-Folder 001-016
Journal reprint from American Medicine , "Pneumococcus Arthritis" by Rufus I. Cole May 31, 1902
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-017
Journal reprint from Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin , "Blood Cultures in Pneumonia" by Rufus I. Cole June 1902
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-018
Journal reprint from Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin , "Note on the case of Bacillus aerogenes capsulatus, in which the organism was demonstrated in the circulating blood during life" by Rufus I. Cole October 1902
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-019
Journal reprint from Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports , "Typhoid meningitis" by Rufus I. Cole 1904
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-020
Journal reprint from Journal of Infectious Diseases , "Experimental Streptococcus Arthritis in relation to the etiology of acute articular rheumatism" by Rufus I. Cole November 5, 1904
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-021
Journal reprint from New York Medical Journal , "Aetiology of Acute Articular Rheumatism" by Rufus I. Cole March 17, 1906
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-022
Journal reprint from Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin , "Note on the Production of an Agglutinating Serum for Blood Platelets" by Rufus I. Cole June-July 1907
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-023
Journal reprint from International Clinics , "Vaccine Treatment of Infectious Diseases" by Rufus I. Cole 1907
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-024
Journal reprint from Archives of Internal Medicine , "Pneumococcus Infection and Lumbar Pneumonia" by Rufus I. Cole July 1914
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-025
Journal reprint from New York Medical Journal , "Pneumococcus Infection and Immunity" by Rufus I. Cole January 2 and 9 1915
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-026
Journal reprint from New York State Medical Journal , "Present Status of Serum Therapy" by Rufus I. Cole August 1917
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-027
Journal reprint from Science , "The Modern Hospital and Medical Progress" by Rufus Cole August 6, 1926
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-028
Journal reprint from the Annals of Medical History , "Francesco Redi (1626-1697) Physician, Naturalist, Poet" by Rufus Cole; tear sheets from the Annals of Medical History , "Francesco Redi (1626-1697) Physician, Naturalist, Poet" by Rufus Cole 1926
1 Journal reprint, 1 set of tear sheets
Box-Folder 001-029
Journal reprint from Bulletin of Johns Hopkins Hospital , "Special Meeting of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Historical Club. Presentation to the hospital of Memorial Plaque of Sir William Osler-Teacher and Student" September, 1927
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-030
Journal reprint from Sir William Osler Memorial Volume, "Sir William Osler-Teacher and Student" by Rufus Cole
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-031
Lecture reprint from De Lamar Lectures 1927-28, "Acute Pulmonary Infections" by Rufus I. Cole 1928
1 Lecture reprint
Box-Folder 001-032
Journal reprint from Science , "Progress of Medicine during the Past Twenty-five Years as Exemplified by the Harvard Society Lectures" by Rufus Cole June 20, 1930
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-033
Journal reprint from Proceedings from the Institute of Medicine , "The Nature of Pneumonia" by Rufus Cole November 27, 1931
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-034
Journal reprint from Transactions of the Association of American Physicians , "The President's Address" by Rufus Cole 1931
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-035
Journal reprint from Annals of Internal Medicine , "The Treatment of Pneumonia" by Rufus Cole July 1936
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-036
Journal reprint from The Military Surgeon , "Possibilities for Pneumonia Control as Indicated by Present Scientific Knowledge" by Rufus Cole October 1937
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-037
Journal reprint from Science , "The Practice of Medicine" by Rufus Cole October 7, 1938
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-038
Journal reprint from the Journal of the Michigan State Medical Society , "Medical Societies and Medical Progress" by Rufus Cole January 1941
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 001-039
Journal reprint from the Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital , "Perfectionism in Medicine" by Rufus Cole August 1946
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 002-001
Journal reprint from the Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin , by Rufus Ivory Cole and J.C. Meakins, "The Treatment of Gonorrhoeal Arthritis by Vaccines" June-July 1907
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 002-002
Journal reprint from the Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin , by Rufus Ivory Cole and M.R.Smirnov, "The Pro-infective ('Aggressive') Action of Normal Blood-serum" September 1908
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 002-003
Journal reprint from the Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin , by Rufus Ivory Cole and Arthur Bond Cecil, "The Axillary Diastolic Murmur in Aortic Insufficiency" December 1908
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 002-004
Journal reprint from the Transactions of the Association of American Physicians , by Rufus Ivory Cole and A.R. Dochez, "Report of Studies on Pneumonia" 1913
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 002-005
Journal reprint from the Transactions of the Association of American Physicians , by Rufus Ivory Cole and W.G. MacCallum, "Pneumonia at a Base Hospital" 1918
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 002-006
Program in honor of William H. Welch Belvedere Hotel, Baltimore, Md. April 2, 1910
1 Pamphlet
Box-Folder 002-007
Journal reprint from the Transactions of the Association of American Physicians , "Program of the Presentation of the Kober Medal of the Association of American Physicians to William H. Welch" May 4, 1927
1 Journal reprint
Box-Folder 002-008
Milbank Memorial Fund for the Committee on the Celebration of the Eightieth Birthday of Doctor William Henry Welch, "The Eightieth Birthday of William Henry Welch" 1930-1931
1 Program

Removed from folder: William H. Welch Lectures, delivered at the Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City, October 17-18, 1930; "Sir William Osler: Reminiscences," by Wilburt C. Davison, July 1949; Biographical Memoir of William Henry Welch, 1850-1934, by Simon Flexner, 1943.

Box-Folder 002-009
Memorial Meeting in honor of William H. Welch, delivered at the University Club, Baltimore, May 22, 1934 1935
1 Pamphlet
Box-Folder 002-010
Dust Jacket, William H. Welch and the Heroic Age of American Medicine, by Simon Flexner and James Thomas Flexner 1954
1 Dust Jacket
Box-Folder 002-011
News clipping, New York Times Book Review , July 4, 1954, "The Growing Up of American Medicine," a review of books re: William H. Welch and others July 4, 1954
1 News clipping
Box-Folder 002-012
"Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences: Samuel James Meltzer, 1851-1920" by William H. Howell 1927
1 Pamphlet
Box-Folder 002-013
Journal Supplement to the Bulletin of Johns Hopkins Hospital , "Dr. Halsted" by George W. Heuer February 1952
1 Journal Supplement

William Stewart Halsted, September 23, 1852-September 7, 1922

Box-Folder 003-001
Menu, Dinner in honor of William Osler, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City May 2, 1905
1 Dinner Menu
Box-Folder 003-002
Journal Reprint from Baltimore Evening Sun , "Sir William Osler" by Lewellys F. Barker December 1919
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-003
Journal Reprint from The Nation , "Osler" by William S. Thayer January 24, 1920
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-004
Journal Reprint from the Canadian Journal Of Medicine and Surgery , "Osler at Johns Hopkins" by Lewellys F. Barker March 1920
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-005
Journal from the Canadian Medical Association , "Sir William Osler Memorial Number" July 1920
1 Pamphlet
Box-Folder 003-006
Journal Reprint from the Transactions of the Association of American Physicians , "Influence of Dr. William Osler on American Medicine" by George Martin Kober 1920
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-007
Journal Reprint from the Transactions of the Association of American Physicians , "Dr. William Osler as a Book Reviewer; his attitude towards hospitals" [n.d.]
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-008
Journal Reprint from the Bulletin of Johns Hopkins Hospital , "Presentation of Hospital Memorial Plaque of Sir William Osler," at a special meeting of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Historical Club January 19, 1925
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-009
Pamphlet, International Association of Medical Museums, "Memorial Number in Memoriam: Personal Reminiscences of Sir William Osler" by S. Adolphus Knopf 1926
1 Pamphlet

with inscription to R.I. Cole from A.S. Knopf

Box-Folder 003-010
Journal Reprint from the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal , "The Influence of Osler on the Practice of Medicine" by Joseph H. Pratt January 20, 1927
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-011
Journal Reprint from the Academy of Medicine Bulletin , Silver Jubilee Number, "William Osler" by Archibald Malloch May 1932
Journal Reprint

Duplicate removed from folder.

Box-Folder 003-012
Journal Reprint from the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association , "The President's Address: at Osler's Shrine" by W.W. Francis October 1937
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-013
Program, Canadian Medical Association, "The Fifth Osler Memorial Oration" by Charles D. Darfitt 1942
1 Program
Box-Folder 003-014
Journal, Archives of Internal Medicine , Sir William Osler Memorial Number July 1949
1 Journal
Box-Folder 003-015
Journal Reprint from the Proceedings of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago , "William Osler, the Humanist," by John F. Fulton October 15, 1949
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-016
Journal Reprint from the Archives of Internal Medicine , "Excerpts from Osler, a Mosaic of Bedside Aphorisms and Writings" by William Bennett Bean 1949
1 Journal Reprint

inscribed to Dr. Cole from William B. Bean

Box-Folder 003-017
Journal Reprint from the Journal of the Association American of Medical Colleges , "Osler's Influence," by Wilburt C. Davison May 1950
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-018
Pamphlet from the National Academy of Sciences, "Biographical Memoir of Harvey Cushing, 1869-1939" by William George MacCallum 1941
1 Pamphlet
Box-Folder 003-019
Pamphlet from the National Academy of Sciences, "Biographical Memoir of William George MacCallum, 1874-1944" by W.T. Longcope 1945
1 Pamphlet

Inscribed to Rufus I. Cole from W.T. Longcope

Box-Folder 003-020
Oswald T. Avery, Selections from the Bibliography of 1909-1932 [n.d.]
TD (carbon copy)
Box-Folder 003-021
Journal Reprint, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, the Royal Society, "Oswald Theodore Avery 1877-1955" by R.J. Durbos November 1956
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-022
Journal Reprint from the Journal of General Microbiology, "Obituary Notice, Oswald Theodore Avery, 1877-1955" by Colin MacLeod December 1957
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-023
Journal Reprint from Perspectives in Biology and Medicine , "Oswald Theodore Avery and DNA" by Alvin F. Coburn Summer 1969
1 Journal Reprint

with inscription from Coburn to John S. Davis [grandson of Cole and collection donor]

Box-Folder 003-024
Journal Reprint, Occasional Papers by the Faculty and Friends of The Rockefeller Institute , "The Johns Hopkins University and The Rockefeller Institute Allies in the March of Science," address delivered at the Rockefeller Institute April 3, 1959 by George W. Corner 1959
1 Journal Reprint

on the occasion of a dinner meeting of the Association of the Johns Hopkins Alumni

Box-Folder 003-025
Journal Reprint from the Monographs of the Rockefeller Institute ,"Acute Lobar Pneumonia, Prevention of Serum Treatment" by Oswald T. Avery, H.T. Chickering, Rufus Cole and A.R. Dochez October 16, 1917
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-026
Journal Reprint from the Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin ,"Amboceptors and Complement in Typhoid Sera" by Henry S. Denison September 1908
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-027
Journal Reprint from the Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin ,"The Opsonins in Typhoid Immunity" by H. Klein, Leipzig June-July 1907
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-028
Journal Reprint from the Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin ,"Tuberculo-opsonic Index and Treatment by Tuberculin" by P.C. Jeans and A.W. Sellands June-July 1907
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-029
Journal Reprint from the Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin ,"The Method of 'Fixation of Complement' in the Diagnosis of Meningococcus and gonococcus Infection" by J.C. Meakins June-July 1907
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-030
1.Journal Reprint from Archives of Pathology , "Obituary-- Simon Flexner, 1863-1946" by Eugene L. Opie; 2. Journal Reprint from the Royal Society, Obituary Notices of Fellows of , "Simon Flexner 1863-1946" by Peyton Rous The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, June 12, 1946 1946, 1949
2 Journal Reprints

Removed from folder: "Memorial Meeting for Simon Flexner" with Speakers Herbert S. Gasser, Learned Hand, Peyton Rous, Raymond B. Fosdick and John D. Rockefeller, Jr., June 12, 1946

Box-Folder 003-031
Journal Reprint from National Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs , "Thomas Milton Rivers, 1888-1962" by Frank L. Horsfall, Jr. 1965
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-032
Journal Reprint from the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association , "Max Broedel, 1870-1941, Director of the First Department of Art as Applied to Medicine in the World" by Thomas S. Cullen 1945
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-033
Proceedings of the Allen O. Whipple Portrait Presentation Dinner, "In Honor of Allen O. Whipple, M.D." Hotel Plaza, New York City September 22, 1952
1 Proceedings
Box-Folder 003-034
Journal Reprint from Virginia Medical Monthly , "Steriod Hormones and Rheumatism" by John Staige Davis, Jr. and Harry Bartfield July 1952
1 Journal Reprint
Box-Folder 003-035
Postal Card with home address of Mrs. Rufus Cole August 24, 1960
1 AC

[Annie Hegeler Cole] note: History of Johns Hopkins Hospital Vols I & II to Mr. Hegeler, August 24, 1960

Box-Folder 003-036