Harold Lindsay Amoss Papers

Mss.B.Am6

Date: 1918-1922 | Size: 2 Linear feet

Abstract

A pathologist and researcher at the Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research, 1914-1922, Harold Lindsay Amoss (1886-1956) specialized in research on infectious diseases ranging from poliomyelitis to meningitis, erysipelas, brucellosis, and encephalitis.

The Amoss Papers are comprised primarily of materials relating to Harold Amoss' medical service in the United States Army during the First World War (1918-1919), to his research at the Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research, 1920-1922, and to his efforts to develop vaccines for meningitis and poliomyelitis.

Background note

The pathologist Harold Lindsay Amoss was born in Cobb, Kentucky, on September 8, 1886. After receiving his BS (1905) and MS (1907) degrees at the University of Kentucky, he pursued both medical degree and doctorate at Harvard, receiving them in successive years, 1911 and 1912.

Amoss's early career was marked by an atypical academic vagabondage that saw him shift positions nearly every year. He passed through jobs with the Kentucky Agricultural Station (1905-1906), the Hygienic Laboratory of the U.S. Public Health Service (1906-1907), and the Bureau of Chemistry of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (1907-1908) before landing a position in the Harvard Medical School. In 1912, he was lured to the vibrant life at the Rockefeller Institute to work in pathology and bacteriology. Interrupted by service in France during the First World War, Amoss' research was focused on a variety of infectious diseases, including poliomyelitis, meningitis, erysipelas, brucellosis, and encephalitis and on the development of vaccines.

Leaving the Rockefeller in 1922, Amoss joined the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1922-1930) as a professor of medicine and worked briefly at Duke University (1930-1933), before returning to the Rockefeller in 1933 as a medical consultant. He remained associated with the Rockefeller.

Scope and content

The Amoss Papers represent the scant survivals of the papers of Harold L. Amoss, a pathologist and medical researcher long associated with the Rockefeller Institute. The collection includes professional correspondence with colleagues, both in-coming and out-going, dating primarily from the period 1918-1922. While there is interesting material pertaining to Amoss' research on polio, meningitis, and on vaccines, nothing is very extensive. Documentation of Amoss' service in the Army Medical Corps during the First World War is somewhat better, though still slight.

Collection Information

Provenance

Gift of Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1964 (accession number 1964-150.2ms).

Preferred citation

Cite as: Harold Lindsay Amoss Papers, American Philosophical Society.

Related material

The papers of several of Amoss's colleagues at the Rockefeller Institute contain additional correspondence, including Leon J. Cole, Simon Flexner, and Peyton Rous.

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • Lederle Laboratory
  • Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research

Personal Name(s)

  • Amoss, Harold L. (Harold Lindsay), 1886-1956
  • Bayne-Jones, Stanhope, 1888-1970
  • Beckwith, H. K.
  • Chesney, Alan M. (Alan Mason), 1888-1964
  • Cole, Rufus Ivory, 1872-1966
  • Corner, George Washington, 1889-1981
  • Flexner, Simon, 1863-1946
  • Fosdick, Harry Emerson, 1878-1969
  • Heiser, Victor (Victor George)
  • Hitchens, Arthur Parker, 1877-
  • Hume, Edward H. (Edward Hicks)
  • Kunz, George Frederick, 1856-1932
  • Lane, William Arbuthnot, Sir, 1856-1943
  • Lovett, Robert W. (Robert Williamson), 1859-1924
  • McCrae, Thomas, 1870-1935
  • Murphy, James Bumgardner, 1884-1950
  • Noguchi, Hideyo, 1876-1928
  • Olitsky, Peter Kosciusko, 1886
  • Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919
  • Osten, Anna L. von der
  • Piersol, George Morris, 1880-1
  • Robbins, Frederick C., 1916-
  • Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1874-1960
  • Rous, Peyton, 1879-1970
  • Smith, Theobald, 1859-1934
  • West, Byron L. (Byron Lillibri
  • Woglom, William Henry, 1879-19
  • Zinsser, Hans, 1878-1940

Subject(s)

  • Immunology
  • Medicine -- Research
  • Meningitis -- Research
  • Pathology
  • Poliomyelitis -- Research
  • United States. Army -- Medical care
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care


Detailed Inventory

Harold Lindsay Amoss Papers
1918-1922 box 1-2
Alexander, Harry L
  
Allen, Frederick M
  
Alperman, A S
  
American Association of Immunologists
  
American Automobile Association
  
American Express Co. - D.K. Donovan
  
American Museum of Natural History
  
American Red Cross
  
Amoss, Harold L.
  
Amoss, Harold L.
  
"Passage of Meningococcic Agglutinins From the Blood to the Spinal Fluid..."
  
Anderson, John F.
  
Aronson, Joseph D.
  
Ascoli, A.
  
Austin, J. Harold
  
Avery, O. T.
  
Aycock, William Lloyd
  
Babbitt, James A.
  
Babcock, James W.
  
Baeslack, F. W.
  
Bailey, William H.
  
Baker, M. A.
  
Balamuth, Herman L.
  
Barnaby, Marietta D.
  
Barnum, Merritt W.
  
Bartlett, F. H.
  
Bassett, Mrs. Fred J.
  
Baxter, M. V.
  
Bayne-Jones, Stanhope
  
Beach, Mrs. C. E.
  
Bechwith, H. K.
  
Bell, H. H.
  
Belleview Hospital
  
Bixby, M. K.
  
Blair-Bell, W.
  
Bogert, E. S.
  
Bolar, F. E.
  
Bonniwell, H. M.
  
Boyd, Hugh
  
Brady, Marion
  
Brian, C. E.
  
Bricker, Elizabeth B.
  
Bronfenbrenner, J.
  
Brooks, F. H.
  
Brown, J. Howard
  
Brown, Sanger,2nd
  
Browning, A. J.
  
Brownlee, C. H.
  
Bruce, Sir David
  
Bryant, Alonzo J.
  
Buck, N. W.
  
Buckley, Dorothy S.
  
Bucknell, George T.
  
Budget
 3 folders
Bull, C. G.
  
Bunce, A. H.
  
Bunzel, E. Everett
  
Burns, Stanley
  
Burrows, M. T.
  
Burton and Kessler
  
Buskirk, M. Alice
  
Carnegie Foundation
  
Carniol, A.
  
Carpenter, P. S.
  
Carr Brothers
  
Carroll, George J.
  
Carstarpher, Fred C.
  
Casilli, A. R.
  
Cason, Charles
  
Chagas, Carlos
  
Chase, A. F.
  
Chase, Floyd W.
  
Chesney, Alan M.
  
Childern's Hospital
  
Clark, Paul F.
  
Coby, T. H.
  
Coca, Arthur F.
  
Colby, Beatrice G.
  
Cole, Rufus
  
Connell, F. Gregory
  
Connor, C. H.
  
Conover, John R.
  
Cook, F. E.
  
Corner, George W.
  
Cotoni, I.
  
Cotton, Henery A.
  
Coward, F. A.
  
Cox, J. W.
  
Dalton, Charles F.
  
Dann, A. U.
  
Darrow, Dan C.
  
Dean, Rodney
  
Dean, Rollin C.
  
Defries, Robert D.
  
DeLamater, Florence T.
  
DeLap, D. F.
  
DeLuca, H. R.
  
DeNormandie, R. L.
  
Dewees, F. L.
  
Dice Drug Company
  
Dickey, Frank A.
  
Dietrich, F. A.
  
Dobrin, A.
  
Dochez, A. R.
  
Doisy, Edward A.
  
Donaldson, Thomas B.
  
Douglas, W. G.
  
Drake, C. St. C
  
Duncan, Ralph E.
  
Dunne, N. J.
  
Du Nouy, P.
  
Durand, Paul
  
Duval, Charles W.
  
Dwinell, W. G.
  
Eberson, Frederick
  
Edahl, E. W.
  
Encephalitis
  
Fabyan, Marshall
  
Fagan, M. Howard
  
Faguy, L. G.
  
Farenholt, A.
  
Farlow, M. A.
  
Felt, W. L.
  
Fenimore, Edna P.
  
Ferrell, John A.
  
Fisher, O. O.
  
Flexner, Morris
  
Flexner, Simon
  
Fosdick, Harry E.
  
Foster, George B.
  
Foster, P. H.
  
Foucar, F. H.
  
Fraser, Francis
  
Frothingham, Lt. Col.
  
Fuller, Hulbert
  
Gamir, A.
  
Gatewood, Wesley E.
  
Gay, F. P.
  
Georgia Baptist Hospital
  
Gerry, Mrs. Wilfred E.
  
Getty, Samuel E.
  
Gibbs, William M.
  
Gibson, Frank S.
  
Gillis, E. L.
  
Givler, J. P.
  
Gray, Rebecca
  
Greene, Mrs. Delphine D.
  
Gregg, Walter K.
  
Grove, W. G.
  
Gucker, K.
  
Gurley, Caroline R.
  
Gumbel, Robert W.
  
Hague, The Netherlands, Hospital Municipale
  
Hamilton, J. H.
  
Hamlin, Donald R.
  
Hammond, John W.
  
Handy, A. B.
  
Hanssen, Eilif C.
  
Harrison, William Nelson
  
Hartnell, J. Henry
  
Harvard Graduate Medical School
  
Hassman, D. M.
  
Havens, L. C.
  
Haws, Mary E.
  
Hayes, J. N.
  
Hazen, Elizabeth Lee
  
Heagey, Francis W.
  
Heineman, P. G.
  
Heiser, Victor G.
  
Helm, Robert W.
  
Henderson, R. P.
  
Henle, Carye-Belle
  
Hershey, Harold W.
  
Hess, Walter M.
  
Heydt, Charles O.
  
Heydt, Mrs. C. O.
  
Hilpert, M.
  
Hitchens, A. P.
  
Holt, L. Emmett
  
Holt-Harris, John E.
  
Hood, R. C.
  
Hooper, C. W.
  
Hornaday, Frank A.
  
House, William
  
Howard, T. D.
  
Howe, F. Stanley
  
Hubbard, D. L.
  
Hubbard, LeRoy W.
  
Hubbard, Roger S.
  
Huddleson, I. Forest
  
Huff, Allen
  
Hull, Thomas G.
  
Hume, E. H.
  
Hunt, E. Livingston
  
Hussey, Raymond G.
  
Hutchinson, C. E.
  
Influenza
  
Ingold, Mrs. Fred
  
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
  
Jahmel, F.
  
Jeffrey, Annie T.
  
Jones, F. S.
  
Jones, William H.
  
Keegan, J. J.
  
Kellert, Ellis
  
Kelley, A. G.
  
Kelshaw, H. S.
  
Kendall, Arthur E.
  
Kennedy, Foster B.
  
King, C. W.
  
Kirkbride, Mary B.
  
Kliger, I. J.
  
Kohn, Rudolf
  
Kolmes, John A.
  
Knox, Douglas
  
Kramer, James G.
  
Kraus, R.
  
Krumwiede, Charles
  
Kunz, George F.
  
La Bach, J. O.
  
Lacy, G. R.
  
Laird, J. L.
  
Lane, Sir Arbuthnot
  
Laughlin, James W.
  
Laveran, A.
  
Lebron, J. D.
  
Lederle, Antitoxin, Laboratory
  
Lee House, Washington, D.C.
  
Leith, J. F. Von Der
  
Lindenberger, I.
  
Lipman, J. C.
  
Littell, Elton G.
  
Liu, J. H.
  
Loowe, Leo
  
Loewy, Georges
  
Love, Tracy R.
  
Lovett, Robert W.
  
Lucas, W. P.
  
Lull, G. F.
  
Lundblad, W. E.
  
Lundin, O. A.
  
Lusk, William V.
  
Lyle, J. I.
  
Lyle, William G.
  
Lymans, Ltd.
  
Lynchberg, Virginia
  
Lynes, A. L.
  
Lyon, M. W. Jr.
  
McAlpin, James C.
  
McBrayer, L. B.
  
MacBrayne, Ralph
  
MacCallum, W. G.
  
McCann, G. F.
  
McCarthy, John J.
  
McClellan, James L.
  
McClintock, John M.
  
McCoy, G. W.
  
McCrae, Thomas
  
McFarland, Joseph
  
McGinley, R. Magdalene
  
McGlannan, Alexius
  
Mackenzie, A. S.
  
MacLaurin, Janet
  
McLean, B. P.
  
McLean, Franklin C.
  
McMillin, P. J.
  
MacNeal, W. J.
  
Maldeis, H. J.
  
Maloy, James J.
  
Manwaring, W. H.
  
Marine, David
  
Martin, C. J.
  
Maxcy, Kenneth F.
  
May, Hickman
  
Mayer, E.
  
Media
  
Medlar, E. M.
  
Meehan, J. P.
  
Melick, C. O.
  
Mellon, Ralph
  
Memoranda
  
Meningitis
  
Meningitis Cases
  
Meningococcus
  
Menne, Frank R.
  
Meredith, Lawrence C.
  
Metz, Philip B.
  
Meyer, Karl F.
  
Miles, R. E.
  
Military Training Camps
  
Miller, Mrs. Carroll
  
Minaker, A. J.
  
Moffitt, George R.
  
Moore, A. T.
  
Moore, R. A.
  
Moore, Rawlee
  
Morrey, Charles B.
  
Morse, Almon G.
  
Mulhall, F. J.
  
Murphy, James B.
  
Neal, J. B.
  
Nelson, G. W.
  
Nelson, William
  
Neustaedtler, Marcus
  
New York State, Dept. of Health
  
New York State Police New York State, Public Service Commission
  
New York City - Board of Health
  
New York Nursery and Child's Hospital
  
Newport, R. I. - Hospital
  
Newsom, N. J.
  
Nichols, H. J.
  
Nicoll, M.
  
Nicolle, M.
  
Noble, William C.
  
Noe, Peter, Jr.
  
Noguchi, H.
  
Norton, W. H.
  
Nott, Susan
  
Odell, H. E.
  
O'Donnell, J. F.
  
Olistky, Peter K.
  
Orcutt, Marion L.
  
Orion, W. H.
  
Osler, Sir William
  
Owen, Ellis
  
Palfrey, H.
  
Palmer, W. W.
  
Panzone, Nicholas B.
  
Pardee, Irving H.
  
Parke, Davis & Co.
  
Pasteur Institute
  
Pastenr Laboratory of America
  
Patek, Arthur J.
  
Pearce, R. M.
  
Perkins, Roger G.
  
Peters, H. Leb.
  
Peters, Mary
  
Pettit, A.
  
Peyton, Harry A.
  
Piersol, George Morris
  
Pinnell, W. R.
  
Poliomyelitis
  
Poltenson, Sadie
  
Poor, Daniel W.
  
Pritchett, Ida W.
  
Proctor, E. D.
  
Purdy, W. H.
  
Purll, Richard
  
Putzki, Paul S.
  
Ramsdellm, Edwin G.
  
Ramsey, G. W.
  
Randall, George B.
  
Rashbaum, Maurice
  
Receipts
  
Reed, D. W.
  
Reports
  
Rhode Island Hospital - Providence
  
Richter, Charles
  
Ricker, William G.
  
Robb, A. Gardner
  
Robbins, Frederick C.
  
Robertson, A. D.
  
Robertson, Muriel
  
Robertson, Oswald H.
  
Robins, Vernon
  
Robinson, H. C.
  
Robison, L. A.
  
Rochester, N. Y.
  
Rockefeller, Mrs. Abby A.
  
Rockefeller, John D., Jr.
  
Rockefeller, Mrs. William G.
  
Rockefeller Institute
  
Board of Scientific Directors
  
Hospital
  
Inventory
1919 Sept. 15 
Rockey, Paul
  
Rose, Wickliffe
  
Rothberg, William
  
Rous, Peyton
  
Ruhe, Louis
  
Russell, F. F.
  
Russell, G. Gardner
  
Rutis, A. A.
  
Salter, P. P.
  
Salzman, S. R.
  
Schardt, George L.
  
Schible, Ernest L.
  
Schlande, T. S.
  
Schmeisser, H. C.
  
Scholtz Mutual Drug Co.
  
Schorer, E. H.
  
Schreiner, E. R.
  
Sears, Frederick W.
  
Serum
  
Shea, W. E.
  
Shimer, William
  
Siebert, A
  
Sievers, Dr.
  
Sivon, S. U.
  
Smeallie, Miss E. Louise
  
Smiley, Miss E. M.
  
Smillie, Wilson G.
  
Smith, B. F.
  
Smith, D. O.
  
Smith, E. B.
  
Smith, F. D.
  
Smith, G. B. L.
  
Smith, I. C.
  
Smith, L. R.
  
Smith, Theobald
  
Snyder
  
Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
  
Somers, G. W.
  
South, Lillian H.
  
Southside Hospital
  
Spriestersbach, David O.
  
Stack, James
  
Stauffer, R. S.
  
Steiner, J. S.
  
Stevenson, Holland N.
  
Stewart, George A.
  
Stiebeling, Helen S.
  
Stimson, A. M.
  
Stitt, E. R.
  
Stone, B. H.
  
Storens, Harold A.
  
Strange, Mrs. E. B.
  
Straus, A. H.
  
Straus, Israel
  
Strong, Richard P.
  
Sweet, Albert W.
  
Sweet, B. L.
  
Symmers, Douglas
  
Symonds, Ruth
  
Synnot, M. J.
  
Tanney, L. L.
  
Taylor, Mrs. Beatrice
  
Taylor, Edward
  
Taylor, H. W.
  
Tenbroeck, Carl
  
Terry, B. T.
  
Thalhimer, William
  
Thomas, S. J.
  
Thompson, Martha
  
Thompson, Samuel
  
Titration of Media
  
Tomkies, J. S.
  
Toomey, J. A.
  
Trahan, E. B.
  
Traylor, George A.
  
Tripp, Donald
  
Turck, F. B.
  
Typhoid Serum
  
Univ. of Penna. Hospital
  
Urine
  
U. S. Army
  
U. S. Army
  
U. S. Army - Field Medical Supply Depot
  
U. S. Army - Madison Barracks, N. Y.
  
U. S. Army Medical Dept.
  
U. S. Army - Medical Reserve Corps.
  
U. S. Army - Medical Supply Depot, N. Y. C.
  
U. S. Navy
  
U. S. Naval Hospital
  
U. S. Naval Hospital Great Lakes, Illinois
  
U. S. Naval Training Station, San Francisco, Cal.
  
U. S. Navy - Medical Dept.
  
U. S. Public Health Service
  
Van Der Bogert, Frank
  
Von Der Osten, Anna L.
  
Vandervoort, Edwin
  
Van Dusen, F. E.
  
Van Dyk, J. M.
  
Van Ingen, Gilbert
  
Vaughan, Henry F.
  
Ver Nody, C. D.
  
Voegelin, A. E.
  
Vogt, Charles
  
Voigt, Edwin F.
  
Volery, Augusta
  
Von Wedel, H.
  
Wachter, Leonard M.
  
Wadlington, John B.
  
Wadsworth, A. B.
  
Wagner, Charles G.
  
Walker, D. L.
  
Walker, O. J.
  
Walsh, Groesbeck
  
Walter Reed General Hospital
  
Warford, L. E.
  
War Trade Board
  
Waters, Bertram H.
  
Way, Joseph H.
  
Weaver, G. H.
  
Webb, Anne
  
Webb, Gerald B.
  
Weild, David, Jr.
  
Weiss, Charles
  
Weiss, Minnie E.
  
Welch, S. W.
  
West, Byron L.
  
West, Mrs. G. N.
  
Wharton, Mrs. W. P.
  
Whilcher, S. C.
  
White, Benjamin
  
White, C. Y.
  
White, G. B.
  
Whitman, Armitage
  
Whitman, Royal
  
Whitmore, Eugene R.
  
Whitney
  
Whitney, Mary L.
  
Whittaker, Thomas
  
Wightman, Orrin S.
  
Willetts, David G.
  
Williams,... (Camp Jackson, S. C.)
  
Williams, C. L.
  
Williams, George W.
  
Williams, S. R.
  
Willis, J. D.
  
Wilson, Dunning S.
  
Wilson, Emily N.
  
Wilson, Eric R.
  
Wilson, Frank
  
Wilson, Franklin D.
  
Wilson, George
  
Winslow, C. E. A.
  
Woglom, William H.
  
Woods, Alan C.
  
Wood, Casey A.
  
Woody, Samuel E.
  
Wolfe. Edwin P.
  
Wolfe, Samuel M.
  
Wolfe, Arthur
  
Wright, Louis W.
  
Wyllsey, Thomas W.
  
Wyman, Edward T.
  
Yaeger, Virginia
  
Young, C. C.
  
Zinsser, Hans