Rustin McIntosh papers


Correspondence, reprints, writings, speeches, a diary, patient records, and photographs documenting the professional career of Rustin McIntosh. Included are articles assembled by McIntosh for his use, as well as typescripts of his own articles and speeches. The correspondence is almost entirely professional but largely dates from after his retirement as Director of Babies Hospital in 1960. Included are letters from Virginia Apgar, Edwards Park, Wilder Penfield, Helen Taussig, and Ashley Weech.

There are also records of McIntosh's membership (1962-66) on a joint Pediatric Research Council/National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Blindness study on pediatric outcomes including reports, minutes, and publications. In addition, there is a diary kept while in Belgium in 1945 to study care of polio patients; correspondence and papers documenting his co-authorship of a history of the American Pediatric Society (1965); and records relating to his co-ownership of the "Cobble," a natural landmark near McIntosh's retirement home in Tyringham, Mass.


Rustin McIntosh, 1894-1986

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Physical Description: 

2.8 cubic feet (9 document boxes)



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.

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Rustin McIntosh Papers, 1932-1974, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.