The New York Academy of Medicine

Paul Klemperer Research Fellowship in the History of Medicine

The New York Academy of Medicine offers the Paul Klemperer Fellowship each
year to support historical research in residence in the collections of the
Academy Library.

The Academy maintains one of the largest medical libraries in the United
States with a collection of over 700,000 volumes, 275,000 portraits and
illustrations and 183,000 pamphlets.  The Historical Collections
Department contains 49,000 volumes in the history of medicine,
science and other health-related disciplines.  Of these, rare materials
dating from 1700 B.C. to A.D. 1800 number approximately 32,000 volumes.
Especially well-represented are medical Americana and classic works in the
history of Western European medicine and public health.  Primary source
materials include over 2,000 manuscripts, most notably the Edwin Smith
Surgical Papyrus, along with photographs and medical artifacts.  Secondary
sources include an extensive history of medicine reference collection and
95 current journal subscriptions in the history of the health sciences.
In addition to the Academy's own archives, the collection also houses the
archives of many health-related institutions and organizations, which
serve as a primary resource for the history of health administration,
public health, medical education, and medical practice in New York.

The New York Academy of Medicine is a not-for-profit educational
institution established in 1847 to enhance the health of the public.  With
its membership of 2,700 leading practitioners, medical researchers,
administrators, health sciences educators and other health care
professionals, the Academy is a leader in addressing issues important to
health in the United States, especially problems associated with urban

The Klemperer Fellowship provides a stipend of up to $5,000 to support
travel, lodging and incidental expenses for a flexible period of time
between June 1, 1997 and December 31, 1997.  In addition to completing the
research in the Library, the Fellow will be expected to present a seminar
at the Academy and submit a final report of the project.

Applications must be received by the Academy no later than February 1,
1997 and candidates will be informed of the results by May 1, 1997.

Application forms and requests for further information may be addressed
to: Historical Collections Department, New York Academy of Medicine
Library, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029.  [log in to unmask]

Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts           fax (212)722-7650
The New York Academy of Medicine

Patricia E. Gallagher, MLS, AHIP               [log in to unmask]
New York Academy of Medicine                 212-822-7324
1216 Fifth Avenue                                     212-423-0266 (Fax)
New York, NY 10029