Fonds MS-13-9, SF Box 57, Folder 6 - Wade Hampton Frost fonds

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Wade Hampton Frost fonds

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  • Textual record

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MS-13-9, SF Box 57, Folder 6

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  • [19--] (Creation)

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1 page

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Biographical history

Wade Hampton Frost (1880-1938) was born in Marshall, Virginia and received his B.A. (1901) and M.D. (1903) from the University of Virginia. From 1905 to 1929, he was a surgeon with the United States Public Health Service. He began work as a resident lecturer at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1919 and later took on a position as a full time Professor of Epidemiology in 1929. Frost served as Dean of the school from 1931 to 1934.

Frost is known as a prominent figure in public health and epidemiology. His main research topics included water pollution, poliomyelitis, influenza, yellow fever, tuberculosis, and diptheria, and he played an important role in the development of the epidemiological method in investigating diseases. This work helped establish greater prominence for the field of epidemiology in medical research, as it transformed epidemiology from a descriptive practice to a more analytically-based science.

Custodial history

The materials were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in 1984. The custodial history is unknown.

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Fonds consists of a handwritten note regarding standard procedures in recording medical information.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Related materials can also be found in the Wade Hampton Frost collection (Collection Number MS-2) at the Claude Moore Health Science Library (Historical Collections) at the University of Virginia.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Wade Hampton Frost fonds, MS-13-9, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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  • Box: MS-13-9, SF Box 57