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Benjamin Boshes papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ghsl-26

Content Description

Professional and personal papers of neurologist Benjamin Boshes, MD, MS, PhD, consisting of professional and personal correspondence; professional conference and meeting materials; academic articles and research, including Boshes's disseration for candidacy into the American Neurological Association on the survival of the symphathetic nervous system in spinal cord lesions measured by the sweat mechanism; autobiographical writing; photographs; ephemera; and artifacts including Boshes's kit of neurological clinical examination instruments. Major topics covered in the professional papers include research on Parkinson's disease, aviation medicine, and the definition of brain death.


  • 1930-1983


Conditions Governing Access

ANA thesis and some photographs are restricted for privacy reasons.


5 Boxes

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Professional and personal papers of neurologist Benjamin Boshes, MD, MS, PhD, consisting of correspondence, professional conference and meeting materials, academic articles, autobiographical writing, photographs, ephemera, and artifacts.


The collection is arranged into 8 series: Research and Writing, Professional Meeting Materials, Teaching Materials, Professional and Personal Correspondence, Personal Ephemera, Photographs, Restricted Photographs, and Artifacts.

The Research and Writing and Professional Meeting Materials series are grouped by specific topic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source and date of acquisition unknown. Reprints, thesis, and artifacts were donated by Roger Boshes, August 2023.


Additional materials donated by Roger Boshes in August 2023, accession number 2023-16-001-ADDITION.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Emma Florio during a collections survey, January 2023. Addition processed by Katie Lattal and Emma Florio, September 2023.

"Outline of Common Fractures" by Fishler and Boshes was previously cataloged as MANUSCRIPT WE 180 F537o 1930.

Guide to the Benjamin Boshes papers
Emma Florio
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Library Details

Part of the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center Repository

320 E. Superior Ave.
Chicago IL 60611-3008 US