Dickinson W. Richards papers


Correspondence written during his military training and deployment in France during the First World War; and correspondence, academic papers, notes, drawings, reports, photographs and films document the life and career of Dickinson W. Richards (1895-1973). He attended Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons (M.A. 1922; M.D. 1923) and became a faculty member (1925-1973). He served as Intern (1924) and Resident (1925-1927) at Presbyterian Hospital, with later positions there (1928-1961) and at Bellevue Hospital (1933-1961), and consulted for Merck & Co. Richards received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1956, along with André Cournand and Werner Forssmann for their work relating to heart catheterization. 


Dickinson W. Richards

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English, Swedish

Physical Description: 

2.5 cubic feet (9 boxes)



Open for research without restriction.

Cite as: 

Dickinson W. Richards Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.