Register of the Ernest Winslow Page Papers Relating to Albert Abrams, M.D., 1919-77

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Register of the Ernest Winslow Page Papers Relating to Albert Abrams, M.D., 1919-77

Collection number: MSS 87-13

UCSF Library & CKM



Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

Contact Information:

  • UCSF Library & CKM
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • 530 Parnassus Ave.
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
  • Phone: (415) 476-8112
  • Fax: (415) 476-4653
  • Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives/contact
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
February 1988
Date Revised:
December 1992
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 2000 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ernest Winslow Page Papers Relating to Albert Abrams, M.D.,
Date (inclusive): 1919-77
Collection number: MSS 87-13
Creator: Page, Ernest Winslow, 1909-
Extent: 1 carton (21 folders)
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ernest Winslow Page Papers Relating to Albert Abrams, M.D., MSS 87-13, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Biography

Dr. Page was born October 9, 1909, the son of Dr. Clarence W. and Julia (Phillips) Page. He took his undergraduate degree at Stanford University (1930), and received his medical degree from the same university in 1934. Following graduation, Dr. Page did an internship at Alameda County Hospital, Oakland, CA (1933-34), and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Los Angeles County Hospital (1934-37). He was in the private practice of obstetrics and gynecology in Berkeley from 1937 to 1956, and in San Francisco 1956-73.
In 1939 Dr. Page became a research associate in the Division of Physiology (UCBerkeley), holding that position through 1942, then became Asst. Prof. of obstetrics and gynecology at UCSF, 1942-47, Assoc. Prof., 1947-54, professor, 1956-73, and department chair, 1956-73. In 1975 he became chair of the Obstetrics & Gynecology Department at the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Rutgers, a position he held until 1977.
Among his research interests were physiology and biochemistry of human pregnancy, toxemias of pregnancy; and the human placenta, on which he published numerous articles. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Physiological Society, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, the American Gynecology Society, the American Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Gynecological Society (president 1972), the Society for Gynecological Investigation (president 1958), and the Pacific Coast Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology (president 1971). His memberships in honorary societies include Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Kappa Lambda, and Alpha Kappa Kappa.
Albert Abrams, M.D., a medical practitioner in San Francisco in the early part of the century, was a subject in a thesis, titled Quackery in and Around San Francisco Over the Past Decade, written by Dr. Page while in medical school. His interest continued and led him to write a fictionalized account of the life of Abrams. Materials in this collection include 21 blood samples and letters to Abrams, research materials for the book, and drafts of the manuscript.

Scope and Content

The papers relating to Albert Abrams, M.D. include correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, manuscript drafts, original envelopes of Albert Abrams' diagnoses, photocopies of draft manuscript House of Miracles, fictionalized biography of Albert Abrams, M.D. by Dr. Page. Gift of Dr. Page, received 3/20/87.

Container List

Carton Carton 1, Folder 1

Albert Abrams diagnoses

Folder 2

Letters from J.W. King to Abrams (photocopies)

Folder 3

Misc. notes, references, things to do; correspondence

Folder 4

Abrams materials, 1893-1898

Folder 5

Abrams materials, 1899-1905

Folder 6

Abrams materials, 1906-1909

Folder 7

Abrams materials, 1909-1912

Folder 8

Abrams materials, 1913-1914

Folder 9

Abrams materials, 1914-1916

Folder 10

Abrams materials, 1917-1918

Folder 11

Abrams materials, 1919-1920

Folder 12

Abrams materials, 1921 (1)

Folder 13

Abrams materials, 1921 (2)

Folder 14

Abrams materials, 1922

Folder 15

Abrams materials, 1923-Jan. 1924

Folder 16

Materials about Albert Abrams

Folder 17

Outline of chapters

Folder 18

Illustrations

Folder 19

Afterword; epilogue

Folder 20

House of Miracles: draft with corrections

Folder 21

House of Miracles: draft copy, with corrections, title crossed out, new title The Magnificent Charlatan, bound (3d ed 1981)