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Truman Squire Potter speeches

Identifier: MSS 2/149

Scope and Contents

Two addresses by Truman Squire Potter, "Respiratory disease parasites respire themselves and can be suffocated", (typescript, 10 p.), [ca. 1943], and "A pickle for a parasite", (typescript, 3 p.), [ca. 1943]; both concern research on vaccination against tuberculosis using asphyxiated mycobacterium tuberculosis. Includes press release, 1943 Dec. 3, concerning Potter’s work at Laboratory of Preventive Medicine of the University of Chicago.


  • 1943


Biographical / Historical

Truman Potter Squire, bacteriologist, was born in 1897. He died in Branford, Conn., of coronary occlusion, on 21 Nov. 1962. Potter received an M.D. from Rush Medical College in 1927. He then entered the University of Chicago's Department of Anatomy, first as a Fellow, then as a Research Associate in Preventive Medicine. He held that position until 1944, then worked in the Department of Pathology at Dartmouth Medical School until 1956.


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Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

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