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Karpeles Manuscript Library

Pittsburgh Pa.

Jan 3, 2020 to April 28, 2020


Who invented the Airplane?
Who invented the Telephone?
Who provided us with the Electric Light?

Most of us know the answer to these questions. So why don't we know the answer to these:

Who discovered a cure for Diphtheria?
Who discovered Vitamins
Who discovered Penicillin?

Our inspirational Medical archives recognize the contributions of great individuals in medicine whose contribution to society has been taken for granted. Documents include significant primary documentation of scientific breakthroughs, pages from laboratory note books and letters of individuals who have extended and improved the quality of our lives.
Included are original manuscripts by Royal Physician William Harvey who discovered the circulation of blood in 1628; Benjamin Franklin who founded America's first incorporated hospital; Clara Barton's announcement of the formation of the Red Cross; a Louis Pasteur archive on Rabies; An Edward Jenner archive on vaccines; The original manuscript of the Elephant Man;

Diabetes Pavy
Diphtheria Behring
Elephant Man (The original Manuscript) Treves
Heart Disease Christian Barnard
Infection Koch, Robert
Insanity Dix
Leprosy Schweitzer
On Blood Harvey
On DNA Crick
On Hospitals Ben Franklin
On Hypnotism Mesmer
On the Mayo Clinic Mayo
On Vitimines Funk
Pediatrics Jacobi
Penicillin Fleming; Chain
Plague/Cholera T Roosevelt (SF Earthquake)
Red Cross Barton, Clara
Yellow Fever Proud
Rabies Pasteur
Flu Vaccine Stanley
Inter species disease transmission Lister
Ether Discovery Jackson