Register of the Chauncey Depew Leake Papers, 1912-1978

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Register of the Chauncey Depew Leake Papers, 1912-1978

Collection number: MSS 78-6

UCSF Library & CKM



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University of California, San Francisco

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Chauncey Depew Leake Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1912-1978
Collection number: MSS 78-6
Creator: Leake, Chauncey Depew, 1896-1978
Extent: 8 cartons, 1 box
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.

Received

Materials received 1964-78; addenda received 10/89.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Chauncey Depew Leake Papers, MSS 78-6, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Biography

Chauncy Depew Leake was born on September 5, 1896, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He received the Litt.B. degree from Princeton in 1917, having studied philosophy, chemistry and biology in a famous class that included such distinguished writers as John Peale Bishop, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Edmund Wilson. When the United States entered World War I, he enlisted in the New Jersey National Guard. He served in a machine gun company, where he rose to the rank of first sergeant, and later was transferred to the Chemical Warfare Service. After the war, he continued investigations he'd begun into war gases at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his M.S. (1920) and Ph.D. (1923) in pharmacology and physiology. At Wisconsin he also began teaching in the three areas that would occupy him throughout his career: he was an instructor in physiology (1920-1923), an assistant professor (1923-1925) and later associate professor (1925-1928) of pharmacology, and, beginning in 1921, he began teaching and writing on the history of science and medicine.
In 1928 Dr. Leake came to the University of California School of Medicine, where he established the Department of Pharmacology and served as a professor in that department. Later, he served as the librarian to the medical school and established the Department of the History of the Health Sciences, where he served as a senior lecturer. In 1942 he became executive vice-president of the University of Texas, where he established its Medical Branch at Galveston. In 1955 he went to the Ohio State University as a professor of pharmacology and lecturer in the history and philosophy of medicine. Returning to the University of California at San Francisco in 1962, he directed the research training program for medical students (1962-1965), lectured in pharmacology and the history and philosophy of medicine, and was a professor of medical jurisprdence at Hastings College of the Law (1963-1965).
Dr. Leake's research at UCSF covered a wide range of topics in the field of pharmacology. He was especially noted for work on anesthesia, and in the development of tranquilizers. A prolific writer, Dr. Leake produced over 25 books and more than 600 articles. His popular versions of Harvey's classic De Motu Cordis and Percival's Medical Ethics, the foundation for modern bio-ethics, were both produced in the 1920s, have been translated into many languages and continue to be in demand. In 1960-1961, Dr. Leake held the American scientific community's highest honor, presidency of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which he had previously served twice as vice-president. Among many other positions, he served as consultant to the National Research Council, the Public Health Service and the National Library of Medicine, and as chairman of the American Medical Association's Section on Pharmacology. He also served as president of the History of Science Society and the Society for the History of Medicine. Chauncey Leake was an avid member of the Bohemian Club in San Francisco, where he died on January 11, 1978, just after the completion of a reading of his poems.

Scope and Content

Collection includes biographical materials, diaries, notes and poetry; correspondence (scientific and general), articles, reviews, lectures; syllabi and course materials; manuscripts (holograph and typescripts) of published and unpublished materials, student papers, and reprints. Another collection of Leake's papers exists at the National Library of Medicine.

Controlled Access

Medical papyri
Pharmacology
Bohemian Club
Chit Chat Club, San Francisco
Irwin Memorial Blood Bank, San Francisco
St. Luke's Hospital, San Francisco
USSR--Travel, etc.
Alvarez, Walter
Evans, Herbert McLean
Harvey, William. De motu cordis
Hosack, David
Percival, Thomas
Porter, R. Langley
Valerius Cordus


Container List

 

SERIES I: PERSONALIA

Carton Ctn. 1, Folder 1.

Contents list

Folder 2.

Inventory of papers held at National Library of Medicine

Folder 3.

Biographical data (undated)

Folder 4.

Biographical data, 1929-78

Folder 5.

Certificates

Folder 6-8.

Diary, 1915(?)- photocopy.

Folder 9.

Notebook, 1921-43

Folder 10.

Class book [grades], 1929-48[RESTRICTED]

Folder 11.

Notebook, Ohio State University, 1955-58

Folder 12.

Notes, 1956-58

Folder 13.

Poetry

Folder 14.

Bohemian Club plays

 

SERIES II. CORRESPONDENCE (INCOMING AND OUTGOING)

Folder 15-17.

Family/personal corresp., 1915(photocopy).

Folder 18.

General correspondence, 1916-29

Folder 19.

1930

Folder 20.

1931

Folder 21.

1932

Folder 22.

1933

Folder 23.

1934

Folder 24.

1935

Folder 25.

1936

Folder 26.

1937

Folder 27.

1938

Folder 28.

1939

Folder 29-30.

1940

Folder 31.

1941

Folder 32.

1942

Folder 33.

1944

Folder 34.

1945

Folder 35.

1946

Folder 36.

General Correspondence, 1947

Folder 37.

1948

Folder 38.

1949

Folder 39.

1950

Folder 40.

1951

Folder 41.

1952

Folder 42.

1953

Folder 43.

1954

Folder 44.

1955

Folder 45.

1958

Folder 46.

1960-61

Folder 47-48.

1962

Folder 49-50

1963

Folder 51-52

1964

Carton Ctn. 2, Folder 53.

1965

Folder 54.

1966

Folder 55.

1967

Folder 56.

1968

Folder 57.

1969-78

 

SERIES III: CORRESPONDENCE WITH INDIVIDUALS

Folder 58.

Abel, John J., 1926-38

Folder 59.

Adler, Herman M., 1931-35

Folder 60.

Allen, Raymond B., 1942-51

Folder 61.

Alles, Gordon A., 1942-55

Folder 62.

Alvarez, Walter C., 1944-55

Folder 63.

Anderson, Evelyn, 1942-52

Folder 64-65.

Anderson, Hamilton, 1943-55.

Folder 66.

Behneman, Harold M.F., 1943-53

Folder 67.

Belt, Elmer, 1945-55

Folder 68.

Blum, Harold , 1 45-53

Folder 69.

Brooks, Samner C., 1944

Folder 70.

Carter, William Elmer, 1944-54

Folder 71.

Chan, Leonard, 1942-55

Folder 72.

Cushing, Harvey, 1926-39.

Folder 73.

Evans, Herbert McLean,

Folder 74.

Farber, Seymour M., 1961-68

Folder 75.

Featherstone, Robert M

Folder 76.

Fleming, Williard C

Folder 77.

Fulton, John Farquhar, 1942-47

Folder 78.

Fulton, JF 1947-49

Folder 79.

Gardner, Frances Tomlinson, 1942-52

Folder 80.

Geiger, Jacob C., 1937-53

Folder 81-82.

Guedel, Arthur E., 1944-55

Folder 83.

Gurley, John E., 1943-52

Folder 84.

Haymaker, Webb, 1947-55

Folder 85.

Hosford, George N., 1942-55

Folder 86.

Jones, Isaac H., 1942-5

Folder 87.

Kerr, Clark

Folder 88.

Kerr, William K., 1942-55

Folder 89.

Kress, George H., 1942-54

Folder 90.

Krueger, Albert Paul, 1943-53

Folder 91.

Kurtz, Howard

Carton Ctn. 3, Folder 92.

Lucia, Salvatore P., 1943-53

Folder 93.

McKinley, Earl B., 1934-38

Folder 94.

Meyer, Karl F., 1941-67

Folder 95.

Miller, Hiram E., 1942-44

Folder 96.

Nahm, Helen, 1962-67

Folder 97.

O'Conor, John S., 1940-41

Folder 98.

Pomrat, Charles M., 1947-55

Folder 99.

Power, D'Arcy, 1923-32

Folder 100.

Reed, Alfred C., 1943-46

Folder 101.

Rosencrantz, Esther, 1947-50

Folder 102.

Schmidt, CArl L.A., 1944-46

Folder 103.

Schmitt, Francis O., 1945-53

Folder 104.

Selfridge, Grant, 1945-50

Folder 105.

Silverman, Milton, 1943-55

Folder 106.

Smyth, Francis Scott,, 1942-64

Folder 107.

Soley, Mayo H., 1942-49

Folder 108.

Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1936-64

Folder 109.

Steuer, Robert O., 1944-l958.

Folder 110.

Warren, Stafford L., 1947-64

Folder 111.

Way, Edward Leong, 1942-68

Folder 112.

Wesson, Miley B., 1942-54

Folder 113.

Zakheim, Bernard, 1948-55

 

SERIES IV. CORRESPONDENCE WITH ORGANIZATIONS

Folder 14-15.

Bohemian Club

Folder 116.

California Academy of Sciences (R.C. Miller), 1943-49

Folder 117.

Chit-Chat Club, San Francisco, 1937-52

Folder 118.

Ciba Symposia (George Rosen, ed.)

Folder 119.

Governor's Committee on Health Insurance

Folder 120.

Instituto de Biologia y Medicina Experimental, Buenos Aires (Bernardo A. Houssay), 1943-50

Folder 121-122.

Irwin Memorial Blood Bank and British War Relief, 1940-42.

Folder 123.

Pitman-Moore Co., Indianapolis (Ben Abreu), 1943-55

Folder 124.

Roy Vernon Sowers, bookdealer, 1947-54

Folder 125.

Russian War Relief

Folder 126.

St. Luke's Hospital, San Francisco, 1944-48

Folder 127.

Samuel J. Hume, Inc., bookdealer, 1946-49

Folder 128.

Southern CA Medical Assoc. (N. P. Anderson), 1944

Folder 129.

UC Donner Laboratory (John H. Lawrence), 1942-49

Folder 130.

UC Press. 1942-51

Folder 131.

UCSF College of Pharmacy (H.Biddle, dean), 1928-32

Folder 132.

UCSF Medical School (Langley Porter, dean), 1927-35

Folder 133.

Univ. Wisconsin Medical School (Charles R. Bardeen), 1927-35

Folder 133a.

Wilson Laboratories

 

SERIES V. CORRESPONDENCE BY SUBJECT/TITLE

Folder 134.

California State agencies

Folder 135.

"Dear All" letters, 1942-47

Folder 136.

Letters re 80th birthday

Folder 137.

Pharmacy reorganization, Ohio

Folder 138.

Robert Gordon Sproul 25th anniversary celebration, 1955-56

 

SERIES VI. ARTICLES, REVIEWS, LECTURES

Folder 139.

Undated materials

Carton Ctn. 4, Folder 140.

Miscellaneous, 1922-34

Folder 141-142.

Miscellaneous, 1935-49.

Folder 143.

Miscellaneous, 1950-78

Folder 144.

Anesthesia, General

Folder 145.

Anesthesia, Local

Folder 146.

Bee-sting protein

Folder 147.

Bile salts

Folder 148.

Biographical materials

Folder 149.

"Calling attention to..." 1940-48

Folder 150.

Catatonic dementia

Folder 151.

Ciba company grant, 1930-32

Folder 152.

Writings on ethics

Folder 153.

Gum acacia

Folder 154-55.

Impressions of ... USSR (1956).

Folder 156.

Insulins

Folder 157.

Intrapleural pressure

Folder 158.

"Irreverent reverend"

Folder 159.

San Francisco map

Folder 160.

Tuberculosis of the bladder

Folder 161-62.

Ureteral surgery, etc.

Folder 163.

"What was Kappa Lambda?"

 

SERIES VII: SYLLABI AND COURSE MATERIALS

Folder 164.

Undated.

Folder 165.

1929-78.

 

SERIES VIII: MANUSCRIPTS, TYPESCRIPTS, ETC.

Folder 166.

Valerius Cordus, typescript.

Folder 167.

Valerius Cordus, notes, illustrations.

Folder 168.

Valerius Cordus, galleys

Folder 169.

California's medical story in fresco

Folder 170.

Dr. David Hosack of New York (photocopy)

Folder 171.

Hosack documents (rolled)

Folder 172.

Percival's medical ethics: typescript

Folder 173.

Percival's medical ethics: galley proofs

Folder 174.

Percival's medical ethics: illustrations, corresp.

 

Subseries VIIIA: Harvey, De motu cordis

Carton Ctn. 5, Folder 175.

1st ed., ms draft: intro

Folder 176.

1st ed., ms draft: biog.

Folder 177.

1st ed., ms draft: text

Folder 178.

1st ed., ms draft: footnotes

Folder 179.

1st ed., typescripts: intro

Folder 180.

1st ed., ms draft: intro essay (1)

Folder 181.

1st ed., ms draft: intro essay (2)

Folder 182.

1st ed., ms draft: trans., postscript

Folder 183.

1st ed., ms draft: text

Folder 184.

1st ed., ms draft: carbon with emendations

Folder 185.

1st ed., ms draft: galley proofs: Latin

Folder 186.

1st ed., ms draft: galley proofs: English tr.

Folder 187.

1st ed., ms draft: misc. galleys

Folder 188.

1st ed., ms draft: page proofs (1)

Folder 189.

1st ed., ms draft: Page proofs (2)

Folder 190.

3d ed. ms preface

Folder 191.

3d ed. page proofs (l)

Folder 192

3d ed. page proofs (2)

Folder 193.

3d ed. notes

Folder 194.

3d ed. table of contents

 

Subseries VIIIB: Hearst Medical Papyrus Unpublished Translation

Folder 195.

References

Folder 196.

Preface, references (typescript)

Folder 197-200.

Trans., notes

Folder 201.

Prescriptions, preface

Folder 202.

Text, notes, corresp.

Folder 203.

Prescriptions, pp. 1-130

Carton Ctn. 6, Folder 204.

Text, trans., notes, pp. 81-160

Folder 205.

Text, trans., notes, pp. 1 61-260

Folder 206.

Prescriptions, pp. 1 30-260 (copies?)

Folder 207.

Index of headings

Folder 208.

Drug list and index

Folder 209.

Notes

Folder 210.

Reprints: source materials

Folder 211.

18 glass slides (boxed)

 

Subseries VIIIC: Miscellaneous

Folder 212.

Ancient Egyptian theraputics

Folder 213.

James Blake (1815-1893): biographical materials

Folder 214.

James Blake (1815-1893): photographs and negatives

Folder 215.

James Blake (1815-1893): Leake correspondence

Folder 216.

James Blake (1815-1893): copies of Blake ALS

Folder 217.

James Blake (1815-1893): keepsake Amer. Soc. Pharm. Therap. meeting, 1955

Folder 218.

James Blake (1815-1893): keepsake 5th Int. Cong. Pharmacology, 1973

Folder 219.

James Blake (1815-1893): keepsake Hist. of Science Society, 1973

Folder 220.

James Blake Society: bibliography

Folder 221.

James Blake Society: memorabilia

Folder 222.

James Blake: publications

Folder 223.

James Blake: journal articles

Folder 224.

James Blake: exhibit

Carton Ctn. 7, Folder 225-226.

Old Egyptian medical papyri.

Folder 227.

Egyptian drug measurement

Folder 228.

Frederick Fehliesen and German scientific surgery in the West

Folder 229-31.

An historical account of pharmacology (typescript).

Folder 232.

Medical economics, California (articles, clippings)

Folder 233.

A note on medical books of famous printers

Folder 234-35.

Roman architectural hygiene. text

Folder 236.

Roman architectural illustrations

Folder 237.

Miscellaneous

Folder 238.

Reprints on measurement

Folder 239.

Leake reprints

Folder 240.

Student papers: Chan, Leonard Kwoh

Folder 241.

Student papers: Delamere, Granville S.

Folder 242.

Student papers: Jung, Edmund Dixon

Folder 243.

Student papers: Michaels, George David

 

SERIES IX. ADDENDA

Folder 244.

Correspondence, articles, from Ashley Montagu

Folder 245-46.

Photogravure blocks: University of Wisconsin physiology laboratory; CD Leake and Family

Folder 247.

Leprosy: ms by Emerson, Anderson, Leake

Folder 248.

Conference on Radiation and social ethics: Chicago, 1963

Folder 249.

CD Leake reprints

Folder 249a.

CD Leake reprints

 

SERIES X. STUDENT WORK: SUMMER RESEARCH PROJECTS

Folder 250.

Navolanic, Peter. Ethics and medicine, 1968

Folder 251.

Briggs, Catherine. Oribasius, 1964

 

SERIES XI. ORIBASIUS

Folder 252.

Campbell, Ruth E. correspondence re translation of Oribasius

Folder 253-67.

Campbell, R. translation of Oribasius, Books I-VII, IX-X, XII-XV, XXIV-XXV

Box 1Box

Lectures on the history of health sciences in the School of Pharmacy, 1966-67 (6 cassette tapes, 3 7" reels); 1 lecture: "Drugs altering mood and behavior." (1-7" reel); 1-16mm film (b&w), unknown subject.