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Franklin A. Neva papers

 Collection
Identifier: HMD MS ACC 2013-001

Abstract

UNPROCESSED COLLECTION. Trip reports, lecture notes, speeches, oversize data collection books, a diary kept sporadically from 1944 to 50, including the period he spent at NAMRU III in Egypt, personal correspondence beginning in 1942 through 1990 or so, additional photos and kodachrome slides, trip photo albums, some patient slides and possibly a few clinical notes, and selected administrative files and reports and photos taken at NIH, PAHO, IOM. Laboratory books and various files from years at Harvard School of Public Health (about 1955 -69), where he worked with tissue culture, isolated rubella with Weller, and experimented with varicella and some parasites.

Dates

  • 1944-1990

Extent

14.69 Linear Feet (13 boxes + oversize)

Creator

Physical Location

Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Language of Materials

Collection materials primarily in English

Access Restrictions

Unprocessed collection. Access is restricted. See Reference Librarian for information regarding access. Portions of the collection are restricted according to NLM's Access to Personal Health Information policy.

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Biographical/Historical Note

Virologist, parasitologist, clinician and scientist who directed the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. At the Harvard School of Public Health in the 1960s he helped isolate the rubella virus, which caused thousands of serious birth defects annually. Beginning early in his career and continuing into the later years, Dr. Neva worked in tropical countries over extensive periods, doing clinical and laboratory studies in collaboration with local scientists. While serving in a Navy and Army medical research unit, he did clinical research in Egypt on typhoid fever. Later, at the University of Pittsburgh's medical school, he conducted research toward developing a successful polio vaccine with Jonas Salk. Came to the National Institutes of Health in 1969 from Harvard, where he was a professor of tropical diseases at the School of Public Health. As chief of the parasitic diseases laboratory, Dr. Neva emphasized research on the biology of parasites and the human response to parasitic infections.

Collection Summary

Trip reports, lecture notes, speeches, oversize data collection books, a diary kept sporadically from 1944 to 50, including the period he spent at NAMRU III in Egypt, personal correspondence beginning in 1942 through 1990 or so, additional photos and kodachrome slides, trip photo albums, some patient slides and possibly a few clinical notes, and selected administrative files and reports and photos taken at NIH, PAHO, IOM. Laboratory books and various files from years at Harvard School of Public Health (about 1955 -69), where he worked with tissue culture, isolated rubella with Weller, and experimented with varicella and some parasites.

Abstract

UNPROCESSED COLLECTION. Trip reports, lecture notes, speeches, oversize data collection books, a diary kept sporadically from 1944 to 50, including the period he spent at NAMRU III in Egypt, personal correspondence beginning in 1942 through 1990 or so, additional photos and kodachrome slides, trip photo albums, some patient slides and possibly a few clinical notes, and selected administrative files and reports and photos taken at NIH, PAHO, IOM. Laboratory books and various files from years at Harvard School of Public Health (about 1955 -69), where he worked with tissue culture, isolated rubella with Weller, and experimented with varicella and some parasites.

Physical Location

Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Provenance

Gift, Karen Bell, 1/3/2013, Accession #2013-001/003, 2015-007/015.

Title
Finding Aid to the Franklin A. Neva papers, 1944-1990
Status
Unverified Partial Draft
Author
Derived using MARCedit
Date
Feb. 2015
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English
Edition statement
2.0

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Archives and Modern Manuscripts Collection Collecting Area

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