Norman Geschwind Papers Open to Research

By , October 20, 2014
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Norman Geschwind

The Center for the History of Medicine is pleased to announce the opening of the Norman Geschwind papers, 1941-1984 (inclusive), 1968-1984 (bulk). The Geschwind papers include his professional correspondence, drafts of writings and related correspondence, research subject files, and event records from his involvement in professional and teaching activities. The Subject Files series contains Geschwind’s research files on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s epilepsy, as well as aphasia, apraxia, and Gerstmann Syndrome.

Norman Geschwind (1926-1984) AB, 1947, Harvard College, MD, 1951, Harvard Medical School, was the James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and the director of Neurology at Boston City Hospital (1969-1975) and Beth Israel Hospital (1975-1984). Geschwind’s research focused on the relationship between brain anatomy and behavior, including the areas of language and left-handedness, and the functional differences between brain hemispheres.

The finding aid for the Geschwind papers can be found here.

For information regarding access to this collection, please contact the Public Services staff.

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