André F. Cournand papers


Family and professional correspondence; research notes; drafts of lectures, articles, and books; reprints of scientific articles; photographs and slides; EKG rolls and cardiac charts; academic course materials; records relating to scientific meetings; and certificates and diplomas. There is extensive correspondence with North American and European biomedical scientists, especially those engaged in cardiovascular or cardiopulmonary research.

Prominent organizations represented in the papers include Bellevue Hospital, Centre d'Études Prospectives et de l'Informations Internationales, the Columbia University Institute for the Study of Science in Human Affairs, the Frensham Group, and the Mouvement Universel de la Responsabilité Scientifique.

The papers also feature a large amount of archival material on Cournand's colleague and friend, Dickinson W. Richards, including originals and photocopies of Richards's correspondence with others.


André F. Cournand, 1895-1988

Date [inclusive]: 

1927-1984 (bulk 1946-1981)


English, French, and German.

Physical Description: 

42 cubic feet (92 boxes, 4 cartons, 1 flat box, 10 vols., oversize charts)



Because Protected Health Information (PHI) as defined by the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) may be found throughout the papers, access is allowed only under terms of Archives and Special Collections' Access Policy to Records Containing Protected Health Information.

Cite as: 

André F. Cournand Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library