F. H. (Frank Henry) Pike Papers, circa 1922-1952

Mss.B.P633

Date: 1922-1952 | Size: 7 Linear feet

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence (approximately 150 letters), subject files, and notes on various research projects. The various subject areas include the central nervous systems, brains, and physiologies of many animals. Included are some anatomical drawings.

Background note

Frank Henry Pike (1876-1953) was a neurophysiologist who taught for thirty years in the Department of Physiology of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He made significant contributions to the studies of the physiology of the nervous system and physiological psychology.

Pike was born in Aurora, Illinois on January 20, 1876. He was the eighth child of William Dana Pike and Maria Wilmoth Pike. He spent much of his youth on the family farm near Plainfield, Illinois. At age 15, he and a brother drove a wagon west to Montrose, Colorado, where they homesteaded for two years. Afterwards, Pike began his collegiate studies, studying at Valparaiso and Indiana Universities. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the latter institution in 1903.

Pike then pursued a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, specializing in the physiology of respiration. There, he studied under A. G. Mathews. Earning a doctorate in 1907, for the next four years he taught physiology at Chicago.

In 1911, Pike was hired as assistant professor in the Department of Physiology of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. This began a thirty-year official association with Columbia. He retired as a full professor in 1941, afterwards serving as a special lecturer until his death.

In addition to studying and teaching physiology, Pike maintained an interest in physics and was equally at home in all of the sciences. He sought to relate other fields of science to physiology through his teaching. He espoused the importance of comparative physiology. His chief interest was discovering how the nervous system worked.

Pike married Susan Hattie Reece (1871-1943) on June 24, 1907. Together, they had one child, Eugene Wilmoth Pike (1909-1980).

Pike died on November 13, 1953.

Collection Information

Physical description

7 linear feet.

Provenance

Presented by Mrs. Rook Metzger McCulloch and accessioned, 04/29/1970 (1970 657ms).

Related material

The Hofstra University Library contains some of Frank Pike's professional papers. They are part of the Matthew N. Chappell Collection at the University Archive. Chappell was a former student and protege of Pike.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Drawings.

Personal Name(s)

  • Adams, Charles C. (Charles Christopher), 1873-1955
  • Donaldson, Henry Herbert, 1857-1938
  • Hektoen, Ludvig, 1863-1951
  • Pike, F. H. (Frank Henry), 1876-1953
  • Riddle, Oscar, 1877-1968
  • Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972

Subject(s)

  • Brain.
  • Central nervous system.
  • Medical sciences.
  • Physiology -- Research.
  • Zoology.


Detailed Inventory

I. Correspondence
  
Adams, Charles C. (Charles Christopher), 1873-1955
  
American Association of University Women
  
Andrus, William De Witt, 1896-1951
  
Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease
  
Babak, Eduard, 1873-1926
  

Obituary

Bakance, Charles
  
Barbour, Henry G. (Henry Gray), 1886-1943
  
Behre, Chas. H. (Charles H.), 1896-1986
  
Berry, Frank W.
  
Birkhoff, George David, 1884-1944
  
Blanshard, Brand, 1892-1987
  
Bott, Edward Alexander, 1887-1974
  
Burchell, Samuel C., 1897-1986
  
Cannon, Walter B. (Walter Bradford), 1871-1945
  
Carmichael, Leonard, 1898-1973
  
Cathcart, John Philip Selby, 1890-1973
  

Includes letter to J. S. Rogerson

Cattell, James McKeen, 1860-1944
  
Cheney, Clarence Orion, 1887-1947
  
Cobb, Stanley, 1887-1968
  
Columbia University
  
Darby, Hugh H. (Hugh Hackland), b. 1895
  
Detlefsen, J. A. (John Adolph), 1883-1936
  
Donaldson, Henry Herbert, 1857-1938
  
Dresden, Arnold, 1882-1954
  
Dusser de Barenne, J. G. (Joannes Gregorius), 1885-1940
  
Elsberg, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1871-1948
  
Emerson, Alfred E. (Alfred Edwards), 1896-1976
  
Fischer, Martin, 1879-1962
  
Gregory, William H.
  
Guild, Stacy Rufus, 1890-1966
  
Harrington, Milton, 1884-1942
  
Hawkes, Herbert E. (Herbert Edwin), 1872-1943
  
Hawley, Amos Henry, 1910-2009
  
Heilbrunn, L. V. (Lewis Victor), 1892-1959
  
Hektoen, Ludvig, 1863-1951
  
Hooker, -----
  
Hunt, Reid, 1870-1948
  
Huskins, C. Leonard (Charles Leonard), 1897-1953
  
Hyman, Harold Thomas, 1894-1985
  
Indiana University. Alumni Office
  
Jones, Isaac H. (Isaac Hampshur), 1881-1956
  
Lawton, Shailer Upton, 1894-1966
  
Loring, Marguerite G.
  
Lyon, Elias Potter, 1867-1937
  
MacKinnon, -----
  
Magnus, R. (Rudolf), 1873-1927
  
Mast, S. O. (Samuel Ottmar), 1871-1947
  
Max, Louis William, 1901-1995
  
Maxwell, Samuel Steen, 1860-1939
  
Miller, Heymen Rudolph, b. 1888
  
Morris, Robert T. (Robert Tuttle), 1857-1945
  
Moulton, Forest Ray, 1872-1952
  
Muschenheim, Carl, 1905-1977
  
National Committee for Mental Hygiene
  
National Research Council
  
National Research Council. Vestibular Research Committee
  
National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel
  
Nelsen, T. G.
  
Noble, G. Kingsley (Gladwyn Kingsley), 1894-1940
  
Northrop, F. S. C. (Filmer Stuart Cuckow), 1893-1992
  
Notkin, J.
  
Palmer, W. W.
  
Papez, James W. (James Wenceslas), 1883-1958
  
Pike, Eugene Wilmoth, 1909-1980
  
Price, George McCready, 1870-1963
  
Putnam, Tracy Jackson, 1894-1975
  
Radachy, Esther, 1904-1985
  
Rappleye, Willard C. (Willard Cole), 1892-1976
  
Renner, D. S.
  
Riddle, Oscar, 1877-1968
  
Rough, Roberts
  
Salway, Elizabeth
  
Shand, S. James (Samuel James), 1882-1957
  
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972
  
Sinnott, Edmund W. (Edmund Ware), 1888-1958
  
Sollman, Torald Herman, 1874-1965
  
Stefano, James J., 1893-1955
  
Stewart, John Quincy, 1894-1972
  
Tati, John
  
Terman, Lewis M. (Lewis Madison), 1877-1956
  
Tilney, Frederick, 1875-1938
  
Trueblood, Charles K.
  
Wendt, G. Richard (George Richard), 1906-1977
  
Williams, N. B.
  
Wilson, J. Gordon, 1858-1948
  
Winker, Cora S.
  
Wolff, Harold G. (Harold George), 1898-1962
  
II. Subject Files
  
Abstracts of Papers
  
Adaptional Factors in the Origin and Development of the Lungs
  

Formerly titled "On Adaptional Factors in the Origin and Development of the Lungs"

Afferent Conduction in the Cranial Nerves
  
Afferent-Efferent Relationships in the Central System
  
Afferent Nerve Notes
  
Afferent System
  
Afferent System, Analysis Of
  
American Medical Association Questionaire
1934 
Anatomical Drawings
  
Anxiety Neurosis is of Automatic Origin
  
Apparatus for Studying Visual Pattern Discrimination in the Cat
  
Approach to Symbiosis or Parasitism in Nerve Cell and Sheath Cell
  
Approach to the Study of the Physiology of the Central Nervous System of Vertebrates
  
Aristotle Pneuma (Jaeger and von Bonn)
  
Atrophy and Degeneration in Inactive Cells
  
Bibliography
  
Biographical Material
  
Bromides in Experimentally Produced Convulsions
  
Can any Mechanism be Devised
  
Cerebellum Lesions
  

Formerly titled "On Cerebellum Lesions"

Chemistry
  
Combined Lesions of the Decussations of the Pyramidal Tracts
  
Concepts
  
Carmichael Leonard, 1898-1973.
Concerning Functional Organization of Nervous System
  
Conduct of Impulses within the Central Nervous System
  
Conduction in the Central System
  

Preface to book? Formerly titled "Some General Comment on Conduction in the Central System."

Cranial Nerves
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Cranial Nerves."

Decerebrate Rigidity
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Decerebrate Rigidity"

Definition of Life
  
Development of the Ideas of Functional Organization of the Nervous System of Vertebrates in More Recent Years
  
Development of the Various Theories of Functional Organization of the Nervous System Subsequent to the Early Work of Jackson
  
Diaphragmatic Hernia in Cats
  

Two cases

Diary Notes and Pictures of Cats
  
Disorderly Movements of Chorea and Convulsions
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Disorderly Movements of Chorea and Convulsions"

Effect of Potassium and of Cardiac Glucosides on the Vagus Reactions of the Turtle's Heart and Stomach
  
Encephalon
  
Epilepsy
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Epilepsy"

Equipment Design Drawings
  
Ethics and Scientific Thought
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Ethics and Scientific Thought"

Evolution and Saving of Work as Shown in the Respiratory Mechanism
  
Evolution - Nervous System in Deuterostomia
  
Evolution of the Nervous System
  

Includes folder formerly titled "Concerning Evolution of the Nervous System"

Experimental Convulsions
  

Following Lesions of the Corpus Striatium

Experiments, Results of
  
Foerster, Otfrid, 1873-1941. Gage, O..
On the Clinico-Patho-Physiologico-Anatomical Studies...Column in Man
  
Formulas
  
From Goltz to Steiner: The Period of the Ascendancy of Schock
  
Functional Origin of the Nervous System
  
Fundamental Adjustments of Living Organisms to the Formal Conditions of Existence
  
General Data of the Physiology of the Nervous System
  
General Status of Constructive Scholarship and its Needs in America
  

Includes correspondence

Ground Work of Physiology
  

Includes lecture material

Hybernation
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Hybernation"

Hypotheses: Some Comments and Some Characteristics
  
Influence of Parathyroid Hormone on Certain Joint Disturbances and Other Conditions
  
Journal of Comparative Neurology
  
Last Illness of Sue R. Pike
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Last Illness of Sue R. Pike"

Laws of Physiology
  
Limitations of the Method of Conditioned Reflex
  
Lipschutz, Alexander, 1883-1980.
Sexual Glands and their Action
  
Longet's Treatise on Physiology
  

Excerpts

Mechanism and the Biological Sciences
  
Memory
  
Metabolism of a Nerve Fiber
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Metabolism of a Nerve Fiber"

Mimicry
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Mimicry"

Mind and the Conservation of Energy
  
Miscellany
  
Moll Galvanometer
  
Morphology
  
Nature of a Law of Science
  

Lecture material

Nature of Mind
  
Nature of Nervous Reactions
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Nature of Nervous Reactions"

Nerve Cells
  
Nerves, by Various Writers
  

Formerly titled "On Nerves, by Various Writers"

Nervous Reactions
  

Formerly titled "On Nervous Reactions"

Nervous System
  

Formerly titled "Concerning the Nervous System"

Neural Bases of Behavior
1952 
Neurological Experiments and Notes
  
Neuroses
  
Neurosis
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Neurosis"

Newspaper Clippings
  
Notkin, J..
Intravenous Pharmacodynamic Study of the Vegetative Nervous System in the Cryptogenic Group of Convulsive State
  
Ocular Muscle Imbalance and Afferent Impulses from the Muscle: Fatigue in Reading
  
Olivary System Material
  
Organization of the Mind
  
Origin and Evolution of Polyzoa
  
Origin and Evolution of the Nervous System - Bryozoa
  
Origin of the Central Nervous System
 2 folders
Origin of the Nervous System of Vertebrates
  

Formerly titled "On the Origin of the Nervous System of Vertebrates"

Origin of Vertebrate Nervous System
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Origin of Vertebrate Nervous System"

Outlines and Notes on Physiology
  
Perception
  
Personality
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Personality"

Physical Basis of Mind
  

Abstracts and comments

Physiological Properties
  
Physiology and Experimental Science
  

Lecture material

Physiology of the Central Nervous System of Vertebrates
 5 folders
Physiology of the Central Nervous System of Vertebrates
  
Physiology of the Central Nervous System of Vertebrates ... of Organic Evolution
  
Physiology of the Central Nervous System of Vertebrates. Outline
  
Physiology of the Central Nervous System of Vertebrates. Preface
  
Physiology of the Central Nervous System of Vertebrates. Rough Notes
  
Physiology: Thermodynamic Aspects
  

Lecture material

Point and the Line
  
Possible Relationship between the Current of Injury and the White Blood Cell in Inflammation
  
Problem of Functional Organization in the Central Nervous System of Vertebrate Animals
  

See separate gray box

Problems of Organic Evolution Considered from the Point of View of Physiology
  

Formerly titled "Some Problems of Organic Evolution Considered from the Point of View of Physiology"

Procedures Used in Semantic Conditioning
  
Pruritis Ani
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Pruritis Ani"

Psychogenic Origin
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Psychogenic Origin"

Psychology
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Psychology"

References on the Nervous System
  
Relation of the Atmosphere to Plants, Animals, and to Man
  
Relation of Man to his Environment
  
Reprints
  
Respiration and Oxidation
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Respiration and Oxidation"

Role of Certain Hormones in Organic Synthesis
  
Rose: Balance and Disturbance of Balance in the Autonomic Nervous System
  
Some Considerations from General Biology which Affect the Study of the Nervous System
  
Spinal Column Sketches
  
Spinal Cord of Plagiostomea
  

Rough notes

Stars
 2 folders

Formerly titled "Concerning Stars" and "On Stars"

Surface Tension
  

Formerly titled "Concerning Surface Tension"

Thermodynamics
 2 folders

One folder was formerly titled "Concerning Thermodynamics"

Turck, Fenton B. (Fenton Benedict), 1857-1932.
Breakdown of Metabolism and the Organs of Metabolism in the Alimentary Tract
  
Type of Nerve Cell Concerned in a Particular Function
  
Underlying Thermodynamic Factors in Evolution
  
III. Notes
 3 boxes
IV. Graphics
 1 box

Photographs, tracings, etc.