This collection of Joseph Lee Hollander's papers, 19511987,
contains, primarily, correspondence concerning his research
in the 1950s and 1960s on the treatment of arthritis through
intra articular steroid therapy and the effect of a controlled
climate chamber on arthritic patients.
Series 1 contains two typescript drafts of Hollander's 1951 paper
on the injection of cortisone and hydrocortisone into arthritic
joints as well as letters, 1951-1953, from physicians and arthritic
patients seeking information on the treatment. Also included
is one folder of correspondence with Elmer Alpert and other
members of the Medical Division of Merck Co., concerning the
supply of cortisone.
Professional correspondence, 1953-1968, concerning Hollander's
development of a controlled climate chamber to house patients
and study the effect of climate on diseases such as arthritis
is included in Series 2. The series contains Hollander's proposal
for the chamber; correspondence concerning its construction
and development; grant applications and a progress report; and
letters from arthritic patients, describing their case histories
and seeking information about or offering themselves as subjects for
the climate chamber research.
Some miscellaneous material, 1968-1987, including Joseph Lee Hollander's
curriculum vitae and bibliography and letters concerning his
receipt of the Charles B. Harding Award for his work in arthritis
research, is in Series 3.