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Richard Bunker Singer Papers
1920-2012 (bulk 1923-2010)

UPT 50 S617R

24.0 Cubic feet

Prepared by Joseph-James Ahern

June 2012

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

PROVENANCE

The Richard Bunker Singer Papers were donated by Elizabeth S. M. Estey in three increments: May 2011, July 2011, and January 2012 (Accession #2011: 025, and 2012: 002). 

 

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ARRANGEMENT

The Richard Bunker Singer Papers are organized into seven series: Correspondence, Personal, Professional, Research, Works By, Photographs, and Awards. The greater part of the Correspondence Series has been arranged chronologically, and the remainder arranged alphabetically. The other five series in the collection are arranged alphabetically. 

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Richard Bunker Singer was born on March 22, 1914 to Edgar Arthur Singer, Jr., Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, and Helen Bunker Singer. The Singers lived in West Philadelphia, and spent many summers at Cape May, NJ. Richard and his older brother, Edgar A. Singer, III, were both educated at Philadelphia’s Episcopal Academy. Richard graduated in 1930 (after advancing two grade levels). In the Fall of 1930, Singer attended a semester at l’Ecole Alsacienne in Paris, France, while his father was on sabbatical in Europe. Upon his return to the United States in the winter of 1931, Richard entered the University of Pennsylvania, where over the next eight and one half years he earned three degrees: the A.B. in 1934, an A.M. in Physics in 1935, and the M.D. in 1939. He followed his graduation from Medical School by serving a two-year rotating internship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1941 the National Research Council awarded Singer one of its prestigious fellowships. He used it to conduct research at Harvard University in acid-base balance in human blood. At Harvard, Singer worked under the direction of Dr. A. Baird Hastings. His research was eventually interrupted by World War II. 

During World War II Singer served as a United States Navy flight surgeon in the Pacific Theater. At the end of the war he finished his service at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, where he met his future wife Dr. Margaret Henson. Singer continued in the Naval Reserve until 1972 when he retired with the rank of captain. In 1947 he completed his National Research Council Fellowship at Harvard University, and accepted a teaching position at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Singer opted for a career change in 1952 when he accepted a position in life insurance medical underwriting at New England Mutual Life Insurance Company in Boston, MA. He remained with the firm until his retirement in 1979. It was at New England Mutual Life that Singer began his studies on the analysis of excess mortality follow-up studies – which he would continue after his retirement. 

Singer married Margaret Henson in 1947 and they had three children – Elizabeth, Permelia, and Richard. The Singers moved to Cohasset, MA, when Singer accepted the position at New England Life. They lived there until 1979, when they retired to York, Me. Richard Bunker Singer passed away on February 19, 2010. Margaret (Henson) Singer died eleven weeks after her husband, on May 11, 2010. 

 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Richard Bunker Singer Papers document the family life and professional career of Dr. Singer. The collection has been organized into seven series: Correspondence, Personal, Professional, Research, Works By, Photographs, and Awards. The Correspondence Series predominantly consists of letters sent to Dr. Singer throughout his life, with copies of outgoing correspondence starting around 1980. The folder titled World War II contains letters sent by Dr. Singer to his family. The bulk of letters are from family members, and covers such topics as summer camp in New England, trips to Cape May, NJ, service during World War II, and his career as a medical researcher. Letters from his brother Edgar A. Singer III, in which both brothers address each other as Sam, detail Edgar’s service in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Also of note are two letters from Dr. I. S. Ravdin in 1940 and 1941; and letters from his classmate John Joyce Sayen who served in the 20th General Hospital and later collaborated with him in medical research. The Personal Series documents Dr. Singers education, travels, affiliations, U.S. Navy service, and other aspects of his life not related to his career. Dr. Singer’s career as an executive with the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company, his teaching material, and items related to his medical career are documented in the Professional Series. The Research Series contains material from Dr. Singer’s various research projects through his career. Works By contains drafts and final versions of Dr. Singer’s published works. The Photographs Series contains images of Dr. Singer, as well as a number of images taken by him during his trips to Europe and Cape May. The World War II files contain images of Naval Air Station Sangley PT near the Philippines where Singer was stationed in the Pacific, and the Admiralty Islands. Most photographs appear to have been taken by Singer and show images around the base – particularly the medical department. The images from Dr. Singer’s 1937 Mediterranean trip were taken by him and focus mainly on images from the ship he sailed on and of his port visits. Among the ships identified in the pictures are two photographs of HMS Hood and HMS Barham. The Awards Series contain a number of plaques which Dr. Singer received throughout his career. 

Of note for researchers interested in Cape May, NJ the collection has a number of images of the resort town from the 1930s through the 1940s. This includes scenes of the Baltimore Inn, the boardwalk (including a Mummers parade), the beach, sailing scenes, and images of the old NAS Cape May hanger. In the correspondence series there are also a number of post cards from Cape May – including ones from the World War II period. When the Singer family vacationed in Cape May they regularly stayed at the Baltimore Inn, as such the collection contains correspondence from the hotel. 

Additional archival material related to Richard Bunker Singer is held at the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library Archives and Special Collections at St. John’s University in New York, NY. 

 

 

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Navy. -- General subdivision--Medical personnel.;

Geographic Name(s)

  • Cape May (N.J.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Ravdin, Isidore S., (Isidore Schwaner), 1894-
  • Singer, Richard B.

Subject(s)

  • Life insurance--History.--Massachusetts
  • World War, 1939-1945--Hospitals---Pacific Area.

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INVENTORY

 

Correspondence 

Box

Folder

1920 June - July 

1

1

1923 July 

1

2

1923 August 

1

3

1924 July - December 

1

4

1925 June - August 

1

5

1926 March -August 

1

6

1927 June - August 

1

7

1928 -1929 

1

8

1930 June - August 

1

9

1930 September - December 

1

10

ca. 1928 - 1930 

1

11

1931 January - July 

1

12

1931 August - December 

1

13

1932 January - July 

1

14

1932 August - September 

1

15

1933 July - August 

1

16

1934 March - July 

1

17

1934 August - December 

1

18

1935 February - July 

1

19

1935 July - December 

1

20

1936 January - March 

1

21

1936 July - September 

1

22

1937 July -December 

1

23

1938 January - June 

1

24

1938 July - December 

1

25

1939 January - June 

1

26

1939 July - December 

1

27

1940 January - May 

1

28

1940 June - December 

1

29

1941 January - July 

1

30

1941 August - September 

1

31

1941 October - November 

1

32

1941 December 

1

33

1942 January 

2

1

1942 February 

2

2

1942 March 

2

3

1942 April 

2

4

1942 May 

2

5

1942 June 

2

6

1942 July 

2

7

1942 August 

2

8

1942 September 

2

9

1942 October 

2

10

1942 November 

2

11

1942 December 

2

12

1943 January 

2

13

1943 February 

2

14

1943 March 

2

15

1943 April 

2

16

1943 May 

2

17

1943 June 

2

18

1943 July 

2

19

1943 August 

2

20

1943 September 

2

21

1943 October 

2

22

1943 November 

2

23

1943 December 

2

24

1944 January 

3

1

1944 February 

3

2

1944 March 

3

3

1944 April 

3

4

1944 May 

3

5

1944 June 

3

6

1944 July 

3

7

1944 August 

3

8

1944 September - October 

3

9

1944 November 

3

10

1944 December 

3

11

1945 January 

3

12

1945 February 

3

13

1945 March 

3

14

1945 April 

3

15

1945 May 

3

16

1945 June - July 

3

17

1945 August 

3

18

1945 September 

3

19

1945 October 

3

20

1945 November - December 

3

21

1946 January - April 

4

1

1946 May - July 

4

2

1946 August - October 

4

3

1946 November - December 

4

4

1947 January - March 

4

5

1947 April - July 

4

6

1947 August - December 

4

7

1948 January - April 

4

8

1948 May - December 

4

9

1949 January - May 

4

10

1949 June - December 

4

11

1950 January - July 

4

12

1950 August - December 

4

13

1951 January - June 

4

14

1951 July - December 

4

15

1952 January - July 

4

16

1952 August - December 

4

17

1953 January - June 

4

18

1953 July - November 

4

19

1954 January - July 

4

20

1954 August - December 

4

21

1955 January - May 

4

22

1955 June - December 

4

23

1956 January - December 

4

24

1957 January - December 

4

25

1958 January - December 

4

26

1959 January - December 

4

27

Letters Sent - Received Ledger 1946-1953 

4

28

1960 January - July 

5

1

1960 August - December 

5

2

1961 January - December 

5

3

1962 January - June 

5

4

1962 July - December 

5

5

1963 January - December 

5

6

1964 January - December 

5

7

1965 January - December 

5

8

1966 January - December 

5

9

1967 January - August 

5

10

1967 September - December 

5

11

1968 January - December 

5

12

1969 January - December 

5

13

1970 January - June 

5

14

1970 July - August 

5

15

1971 January - December 

5

16

1972 January - June 

5

17

1972 July - December 

5

18

1973 January - June 

5

19

1973 July - December 

5

20

1974 January - May 

5

21

1974 June - December 

5

22

1975 January - May 

5

23

1975 July - December 

5

24

1976 January - June 

5

25

1976 July - December 

5

26

1977 January - June 

5

27

1977 July - December 

5

28

1978 January - May 

6

1

1978 June - December 

6

2

1979 January - June 

6

3

1979 July - December 

6

4

1980 January - May 

6

5

1980 June - December 

6

6

1981 January - December 

6

7

1982 January - April 

6

8

1982 May - December 

6

9

1983 January - December 

6

10

1984 January - March 

6

11

1984 April - December 

6

12

1985 January - February 

6

13

1985 March - December 

6

14

1986 January - April 

6

15

1986 May - December 

6

16

1987 January - March 

6

17

1987 April - December 

6

18

1988 January - February 

6

19

1988 March - December 

6

20

1989 January - March 

6

21

1989 April - December 

6

22

1990 January - June 

6

23

1990 July - December 

6

24

1991 January - April 

7

1

1991 May - December 

7

2

1992 January - December 

7

3

1993 January - July 

7

4

1993 August - December 

7

5

1994 January - July 

7

6

1994 August - December 

7

7

1995 January - December 

7

8

1996 January - December 

7

9

1997 July - August 

7

10

1998 February - December 

7

11

2000 January - December 

7

12

 2001-2007 

7

13

2003 December - 2004 December 

7

14

2005 January - March 

7

15

2005 April - December 

7

16

2006 January - December 

7

17

2007 January - November 

7

18

2008 January - December 

7

19

2009 February - 2010 January 

7

20

n.d. 

7

21

A 1993-2009 

7

22

American Field Service (1) 1967-1980 

23

American Field Service (2) 1967-1980 

24

B 1997-2009 

7

25

C 1979-2008 

7

26

Countway Library of Medicine 1976-2008 

8

1

D 1992-2008 

8

2

Dahl, Lewis K. 1975 

8

3

E 1979-2009 

8

4

Estey, Elizabeth S. M. 1958-1969 

8

5

Estey, Elizabeth S. M. 1970-1979 

8

6

Estey, Elizabeth S. M. 1986-1989 

8

7

Estey, Elizabeth S. M. 1990-1996 

8

8

Estey, Elizabeth S. M., n.d. 

8

9

F 1979-2007 

8

10

G 1991-1992 

8

11

George, Henry C. 1991-1992 

8

12

H 1979-2008 

8

13

I-J 1991-2008 

8

14

K 1981-2008 

8

15

Kane, Herb 1994-1995 

8

16

Kane, Herb 1996-2000 

8

17

L 1985-2002 

8

18

M 1979-2009 

8

19

Medical - Maine and York County 1979-2005 

8

20

N 1984-2002 

8

21

O 1992-2004 

8

22

P - Q 1981-2008 

8

23

R 1979-2007 

8

24

S 1991-2009 

8

25

Singer, Margaret H. 1950 

8

26

Special 1983-1993 

8

27

T - U 1992-2008 

8

28

University of Pennsylvania Alumni Annual Giving 1995-2004 

8

29

University of Pennsylvania Alumni Annual Giving 2005-2009 

8

30

V - Y 1997-2005 

8

31

Van Slyke, Donald D. 1955-1963 

8

32

World War II 1942-1946 

8

33

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Personal 

Box

Folder

Acid Base Balance Material 1962-2009 

8

34

American Academy of Insurance Medicine Finding Aid 2004 

8

35

Apple, Kenneth E. 1977 

8

36

Aviators Flight Log Book 1942-1956 

8

37

Biographical Material 1930-2005 

8

38

Biographical Material 1949-1979 

8

39

Biographical Material 2002 2009 

8

40

Brotherhood of St. Andrew 1977-1979 

8

41

Christianity Material 2000 

8

42

Climatology Correspondence Course 1945 

8

43

Cohasset 

Cohasset Conservation Trust 1968 

9

1

Information 1959 1967 

9

2

Public Sewage System (1) 1959-1963 

9

3

Public Sewage System (2) 1959-1963 

9

4

Soils and Their Interpretations for Various Land Uses 1965 

9

5

Cold Water Immersion Material, n.d. 

9

6

Complete Catalog of Authors and Stories in Amazing Stories edited by R. B. Singer, n.d. 

9

7

Continuing Medical Education 1976-1993 

9

8

Daily Desk Calendar 1940 

9

9

Diaries 1927-1934 

9

10

Distinguished Physician's Award 1980-1981 

9

11

Early New England History 1960-2004 

9

12

Education 

Alpha Omega Alpha 1939 

9

13

Chemistry and Astronomy 1932-1933 

9

14

Class Notecards (1), n.d. 

9

15

Class Notecards (2), n.d. 

9

16

English 1931-1932 

9

17

Episcopal Academy 

 1927-1934 

9

18

Alumni Prize 1930 

9

19

Archives 2006 

9

20

Astronomy Club Scrap Book 1928 

9

21

Class Material, n.d. 

9

22

Class Work 1928-1930 

 OS 0

 

Science Notebook 1929 

9

23

French, n.d. 

9

24

Geology, Music, Mathematics, Hygiene 1931-1934 

9

25

Graduate Physics 1934-1935 

9

26

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Intern 1939-1941 

9

27

Notebook in French, c. 1930 

9

28

Philosophy - Political Science 1933 

9

29

Physics 51 Notebook, n.d. 

9

30

Physics Notes and Exams (1) 1932-1934 

9

31

Physics Notes and Exams (2) 1932-1934 

9

32

School Work - History, n.d. 

9

33

Thomas's Practical German Grammar 1932 

9

34

University of Pennsylvania 

Alumni Material (1) 1969-1994 

10

1

Alumni Material (2) 1969-1994 

10

2

Alumni Material 2007 

10

3

Announcements and Catalogs 1931-1935 

10

4

Bulletin 1933-1940 

10

5

Class of 1934 50th Reunion 1984 

10

6

Correspondence 1928-1935 

10

7

Course Schedules 1932-1935 

10

8

Fund 1939 

10

9

Medical Class of 1939 Alumni 1969-1979 

10

10

Medical Class of 1939 Alumni 1989 

10

11

Medical School 1934-1939 

10

12

Medical School 1936 1999 

10

13

Newspapers 1933 1940 

10

14

Programs 1934 1940 

10

15

Record 1934 

10

16

Scope 1936 

10

17

Scope 1939 

10

18

Scope 1939 

10

19

Zoology 1931 

10

20

Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary 1997 

10

21

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Bulletin 1943-1945 

10

22

Identification and Membership Cards 1940-2009 

10

23

Lahey Clinic Medical File 1957-2007 

10

24

Literary Miscellany 1929-1932 

10

25

Maine Maritime Museum 1997 

10

26

Margaret H. Singer Trust 1992-2005 

10

27

Marriage 1947 

10

28

Medical Affiliations 1980-1996 

10

29

Medical Records 1940-1982 

10

30

Medical Records 1954-2009 

10

31

Membership Certificates 1965-1989 

10

32

Memorabilia 1929-1939 

10

33

Miscellaneous 1952-1982 

10

34

Miscellany 1928-1998 

10

35

Navigation 1934-1937 

10

36

New England Life 1952-1979 

11

1

Official Papers 1931-1957 

11

2

Passports 1957-1999 

11

3

Popham Colony Material 2001 2007 

11

4

Publications Material 1969-2004 

11

5

Radon 1994 

11

6

Religious Books 1923 1929 

11

7

Residence 4224 Chester Avenue Philadelphia 1920-1950 

11

8

Residence Havertown 1950-1952 

11

9

Seibert, Frank 1998-2004 

11

10

Shellback Cards 1944 

11

11

Singer, Margaret H. 2005-2008 

11

12

Singer, Richard B. 2004 

11

13

Singer, Richard B. Memorial Service 2010 

11

14

Singer, Richard B. Obituary 2010 

11

15

Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary Cards 2007 

11

16

Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary Guest Book 2007 

11

17

Sketchbook 1924-1925 

11

18

Sketchbook, n.d. 

11

19

Theater Programs 1928-1940 

11

20

Travel 

Alaska 1984 

11

21

Antebellum South Cruise 1999 

11

22

England 1978 

11

23

Europe 1930-1931 

11

24

Europe Travel Diary 1930 

11

25

Grenadines, Windwards and Leewards Islands 1999-2000 

11

26

Hawaii 1994 

11

27

Mediterranean Trip Correspondence 1937 

11

28

Mediterranean Trip Diary 1937 

11

29

Mediterranean Trip Paintings 1937 

 OS 0

 

New York City, Washington D. C. - Dr. Hezl 1922 1929 

11

30

New Zealand 1995-1996 

11

31

Norway 1997 

11

32

SS Exhibitor to Mediterranean Travel Diary 1937 

11

33

SS Exhibitor to Mediterranean Travel Documents 1937 

11

34

Travel Papers - France 1930 

11

35

Travel Seminars 2002 

11

36

Trips 1980-1982 

12

1

U. S. Navy 

 1941-1946 

12

2

 1946-1949 

12

3

 1950-1959 

12

4

 1961-1969 

12

5

 1970-1973 

12

6

Orders 1942-1946 

12

7

Orders 1948-1967 

12

8

Papers 1942-1998 

12

9

Vershire School 1975-1988 

12

10

Will 2006 

12

11

Word War II Material 1942-1946 

12

12

World War II Material 1995-2007 

12

13

World War II Medical Material 1942-1946 

12

14

World War II Memorabilia 1944-1995 

12

15

World War II Newsclippings 1946 

12

16

York Harbor, Maine 1982-1990 

12

17

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Professional 

Box

Folder

A. Baird Hastings Symposium 1965 

12

18

Abstracts of Comparative Mortality 1975-1979 

12

19

Acid-Base Correspondents 1956-1965 

12

20

Acid-Base Material HUP Section (1) 1958-1963 

12

21

Acid-Base Material HUP Section (2) 1958-1963 

12

22

Acid-Base Miscellaneous Correspondence 1960-1968 

12

23

Acid-Base Terminology Debate 1963-1965 

12

24

Advanced Mortality Methodology Workshop 1991 

12

25

Advanced Mortality Seminar #1 1989-1990 

12

26

Advanced Mortality Seminar #3 1992-1996 

12

27

Advanced Mortality Seminar #4 (1) 1993-1996 

12

28

Advanced Mortality Seminar #4 (2) 1993-1996 

12

29

ALIMDA and Medical Section Meeting Reports 1953-1966 

12

30

ALIMDA and Medical Section Meeting Reports 1967-1973 

12

31

ALIMDA and Medical Section Meeting Reports 1974-1978 

12

32

ALIMDA Meeting 

 1978 

12

33

 1979 

12

34

 1980 

12

35

 1981 

12

36

 1983 

12

37

 1984 

12

38

 1985 

13

1

 1987 

13

2

 1988 

13

3

 1989 

13

4

 1990 

13

5

 1991 

13

6

ALIMDA Research Center 1989-1991 

13

7

ALIMDA Research Center FU Articles (1) 1989 

13

8

ALIMDA Research Center FU Articles (2) 1989 

13

9

ALIMDA Research Center Inception 1987-1988 

13

10

American Academy of Insurance Medicine Meeting 1992 

13

11

American Academy of Insurance Medicine Meeting 1993 

13

12

American Academy of Insurance Medicine Meeting 1994 

13

13

American Academy of Insurance Medicine Meeting 1996 

13

14

American Cancer Society Workshop on Cohort Studies 1983 

13

15

American College of Chest Physicians Meeting 1980 

13

16

American Council of Life Insurance Meeting 1987 

13

17

American Heart Association Miami 1976 

13

18

American Public Health Association Meeting 1978 

13

19

Annals of Internal Medicine 1977-1990 

13

20

Bar Harbor Medical Symposium 1983 

13

21

Beck, Ivan T. 1997 

13

22

Best's Reviews 1970-1976 

13

23

Blackburn, Henry 1970 

13

24

Blood Pressure Survey 1971-1977 

13

25

Board of Life Insurance Medicine 

 1976 

13

26

n.d. 

13

27

Course 1973 

13

28

Course 1981 

13

29

Course 1982 

13

30

Seminar (1) 1979 

13

31

Seminar (2) 1979 

13

32

Seminar (3) 1979 

13

33

Seminar (4) 1979 

13

34

Talk 1979 

13

35

Brackenridge Book Chapter Edits 1990-1991 

13

36

Canadian Life Insurance Medical Officers Association Meeting 1987 

13

37

Center for Evaluation of Clinical Procedures 1974 

13

38

Charles C. Wolferth Committee 1991-1995 

13

39

Colleges of Physicians of Philadelphia 1974-1989 

13

40

Conference Acid-Base Terminology 1964 

13

41

Conference Heart Disease in the Young 1977 

14

1

Conference on Hypertension 1966 

14

2

Consultant Work Insurance Tables 1983-1990 

14

3

Course Small Computers for the MD 1982 

14

4

Crosby v. U.S.A. 1998 

14

5

Current Concepts of Acid-Base Measurement 1964 

14

6

Directories and Ads Correspondence 1988-1998 

14

7

Epilepsy Symposium 1966 

14

8

Fifth Triennial Course in Life and Health Insurance Medicine 

(1) 1982 

14

9

(2) 1982 

14

10

(3) 1982 

14

11

(4) 1982 

14

12

Health Hazards Appraisal Meeting 1968 

14

13

Heparin Studies 1994-1996 

14

14

High Blood Pressure Pamphlet 1967 

14

15

Hills, A. Gorman 1962-1963 

14

16

Home Office Underwriters of New York 1974 

14

17

Hypertension Conference Washington DC 1976 

14

18

Hypertension Patient Compliance Symposium 1980 

14

19

Hypertension Symposium Atlanta, GA 1973 

14

20

Hypertension Symposium College of Physicians of Philadelphia 1979 

14

21

Hypertension Treatment Program Mass Mutual 1979 

14

22

Institute of Home Office Underwriters Meeting 1977 

14

23

Institute of Home Office Underwriters Meeting (1) 1996 

14

24

Institute of Home Office Underwriters Meeting (2) 1996 

14

25

Insurance Medicine News and Reviews 1971-1981 

14

26

International Congress of Life Assurance Medicine 

 1982 

14

27

 1986 

14

28

 1989 

14

29

 1973 

14

30

 1976 

14

31

Joint AAIM / ICLAM Meeting (1) 1995 

14

32

Joint AAIM / ICLAM Meeting (2) 1995 

14

33

Journal of Chronic Diseases 1975-1981 

14

34

Journal of Chronic Diseases Zejicek Article Review 1976 

14

35

Life Table Methodology New Chapter Text (1) 1990-1998 

15

1

Life Table Methodology New Chapter Text (2) 1990-1998 

15

2

Life Tables 1977 

15

3

Life Tables: Methodology and Applications Lectures BLIM Course Litchfield Park, AZ 1982 

15

4

Maine High Blood Pressure Council 1986 

15

5

Mayo Clinic Division of Medical Statistics 1967-1982 

15

6

Mayo Clinic Insurance Use of Rochester File 1978-1981 

15

7

Mayo Clinic Mortality Studies 1979 

15

8

Medical Coding for Followup Studies 1975-1994 

15

9

Medicolegal Consultation 1996-2006 

15

10

Medicolegal Services 1985-2006 

15

11

Meetings Other than Life Insurance Medical (1) 1957-1978 

15

12

Meetings Other than Life Insurance Medical (2) 1957-1978 

15

13

MMLC Meeting 2001 

15

14

Mortality Compendium AIDS Articles 1991-1992 

15

15

Mortality Compendium Marketing 1991-1994 

15

16

Mortality Monograph Committee Meeting 1975 

15

17

Mortality Seminar 

 1977-1988 

15

18

#1 1990 

15

19

#2 Abdominal Aneurysm 1991 

15

20

#2 HIV 1990-1991 

15

21

#2 Liver Transplant 1991 

15

22

#2 Planning 1983-1991 

15

23

#5 1996 

15

24

#6 1980 

15

25

Bob Wood Correspondence 1984-1986 

15

26

Project (1) 1977-1982 

15

27

Project (2) 1977-1982 

15

28

Mortality Seminars Correspondence (1) 1986-1988 

15

29

Mortality Seminars Correspondence (2) 1986-1988 

15

30

Mortality Seminars Correspondence (3) 1986-1988 

15

31

Mortality Tables Correspondence 1979-1990 

15

32

Mudge, Gilbert H. 1980-1990 

16

1

National Center for Health Statistics Conference 1991 

16

2

National Conference on High Blood Pressure Control 1979-1981 

16

3

National Research Council Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Appointment, 1940-1942, 1946-1948 

16

4

Navy Reports for Operation Frostbite 1946 

16

5

New England High Blood Pressure Council 1980 

16

6

New England Life 

Blood Pressure Study 1981 

16

7

ECG Studies 1979 

16

8

Hypertension Study 1972-1979 

16

9

Mortality Reports 1975-1984 

16

10

Mortality Studies 1973 

16

11

Underwriting Manual (1) 1983 

16

12

Underwriting Manual (2) 1983 

16

13

Underwriting Manual (3) 1983 

16

14

Underwriting Revisions with Mortality Data 1971-1978 

16

15

Panel Discussion on Mortality Monograph 1976-1977 

16

16

Physiological Basis for Management of Respiratory Insufficiency Course 1975 

16

17

Poisson Distribution and Confidence Limits 1965-1977 

16

18

Prognosis Essential Hypertension 1990 

16

19

Relative Frequency of Impairment Codes 1968-1969 

16

20

Reviewed Articles 1991-1994 

16

21

Sayen and Pierce Manuscript 1972-1974 

16

22

Sayen Succinate Manuscript 1968-1969 

16

23

Sayen, John J. "Remarks to the Medical Class of 1926" 1991 

16

24

Schmidt, Whitney L. 1997-2001 

16

25

Siber, Ferris J. CV 1984-1985 

16

26

Subject Classification Biochemistry and Medical Sciences, n.d. 

16

27

Teaching 

Acid-Base Balance Cor Course Physiology 1948-1951 

16

28

Acid-Base Balance GSM and Text 1948-1949 

16

29

Acid-Base Balance Med 1948-1952 

16

30

Acid-Base Balance Seminar at MIT 1955 

16

31

Blood Equil Grad 1947-1951 

16

32

Blood Equil Med 1949-1952 

16

33

Ca + P 1948-1952 

16

34

Fourth Year Correlation Course 1948-1952 

16

35

Graduate Student Seminar 1951 

16

36

Physiological Chemistry (1) 1947-1952 

16

37

Physiological Chemistry (2) 1947-1952 

16

38

Physiological Chemistry, n.d. 

16

39

Physiological Chemistry Exams 1948-1952 

16

40

Physiological Chemistry Lab Demonstrations 1947-1948 

17

1

Physiological Chemistry Labs 1948-1949 

17

2

Physiological Chemistry Lecture Notes (1) 1947-1952 

17

3

Physiological Chemistry Lecture Notes (2) 1947-1952 

17

4

Physiological Chemistry Lecture Notes (3) 1947-1952 

17

5

Physiological Chemistry Notes and Experiments 1936 

17

6

Physiological Chemistry Rosters 1947-1951 

17

7

Physiological Chemistry Schedule 1949-1952 

17

8

Physiological Miscellaneous Lectures 1949-1951 

17

9

Reference, n.d. 

17

10

Renal 1949-1952 

17

11

Seminar, n.d. 

17

12

Water and Elect Balance Grad 1947 

17

13

Water and Elect Balance Med 1948-1952 

17

14

Training Session Audio Visual Aids 1970 

17

15

U. S. Naval Reserve Retirement 1973-1974 

17

16

U. S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery 1965-1966 

17

17

Underwriting and Reinsurance 1974-1979 

17

18

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Research 

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Folder

Abstracts (1) 1965 

17

19

Abstracts (2) 1965 

17

20

Acid-Base Data Dog Experts 1951-1964 

17

21

Acid-Base Diagrams, n.d. 

17

22

Acid-Base Terminology Articles 1925-1962 

17

23

Age/Sex Estimates 1984-2005 

17

24

Analysis of Substandard Rating Structure 1974-1975 

17

25

Background Literature 1994-1997 

17

26

Balance NaHCO3 Therapy Renal Acidosis, n.d. 

17

27

Benzidine Sulfate Method for Total Base (1), 1941-1942, 1946-1947 

17

28

Benzidine Sulfate Method for Total Base (2), 1941-1942, 1946-1947 

17

29

Bibliographic Cards - Sampling (1), n.d. 

17

30

Bibliographic Cards - Sampling (2), n.d. 

17

31

Blood Equilibrium and Some of its Pathological Changes Data 1937 

17

32

Blood Vertebrates Acid-Base Data 1936-1953 

17

33

Bloom Case Studies, n.d. 

17

34

Colorimeter Experiments 1935-1936 

17

35

Data on Handling Sample for CO2 Analysis 1950 

17

36

Epstein, J. A. " The Buffer Bases of the Blood", n.d. 

17

37

Farr, William 1807-1883 1993 

17

38

Forms and Charts, n.d. 

18

1

Framingham Heart Study 26 Year Follow-Up File (1) 1985 

18

2

Framingham Heart Study 26 Year Follow-Up File (2) 1985 

18

3

Framingham Heart Study 26 Year Follow-Up File (3) 1985 

18

4

Framingham Study - annotated 1977 

18

5

Harvard Medical School Experiments Data 1941-1942 

18

6

Hastings Nomogram 1947 

18

7

Heparin Article Data 1978-1982 

18

8

Heparin Manuscript Final 1986 

18

9

Heparin Mortality Abstract 1976-1989 

18

10

Heparin Study (1) 1985-1991 

18

11

Heparin Study (2) 1985-1991 

18

12

Life Table Methodology (1) 1976-1987 

18

13

Life Table Methodology (2) 1976-1987 

18

14

Material - Early Follow-Up Studies (1) 1988 

18

15

Material - Early Follow-Up Studies (2) 1988 

18

16

Medlars (1) 1988-1990 

18

17

Medlars (2) 1988-1990 

18

18

Metabolic Acidosis, n.d. 

18

19

Metabolic Alkalosis, n.d. 

18

20

Miscellaneous 1954-1978 

18

21

Miscellaneous Acid-Base 1952-1955 

18

22

Miscellaneous Case Studies, n.d. 

18

23

Mixed Acid-Base Disturbances - pH Variable, n.d. 

18

24

Mixed Acidosis, n.d. 

18

25

Mixed Alkalosis, n.d. 

18

26

Mortality Life Tables - Bliss System of Subject Classification 1980-1981 

18

27

NaHCO3 #2 Data, n.d. 

18

28

NaHCO3 Infusion Experiments Results (1) 1950-1952 

18

29

NaHCO3 Infusion Experiments Results (2) 1950-1952 

18

30

NaHCO3 Infusion Experiments Results (3) 1950-1952 

18

31

Nomogram Calculations 1942 

18

32

Nomograms 1948 

18

33

Nomograms for Acid-Base Balance of Human Blood 1948 

18

34

Nomograms for Acid-Base Balance of Human Blood Explanatory Sheets, n.d. 

18

35

Normal Adults 1949-1952 

18

36

Normal Infants, n.d. 

18

37

Proposed NaHCO3 #3 (1) 1956-1963 

18

38

Proposed NaHCO3 #3 (2) 1956-1963 

18

39

Reference Data and Graphs 1950-1951 

19

1

Reference Material 1947-1952 

19

2

References 1924-1952 

19

3

Report to National Research Council, n.d. 

19

4

Respiratory Acidosis, n.d. 

19

5

Respiratory Alkalosis, n.d. 

19

6

Respiratory Alkalosis and Respiratory Acidosis Data 1952 

19

7

Shock and Hastings Experimental Data, n.d. 

19

8

Spectrophometric Constants of Human Oxyhemoglobin, with a Note on the Color Development of Acid Hematin Solutions, n.d. 

19

9

Student Data University of Pennsylvania 1948-1952 

19

10

Tables for use with Binomial Samples 1956 

19

11

Temperature Effect on pH and Acid-Base Balance (1) 1959-1960 

19

12

Temperature Effect on pH and Acid-Base Balance (2) 1959-1960 

19

13

Test of Nomogram 1946-1947 

19

14

Titration Curves, , n.d. 

19

15

Tomasella Case Studies, n.d. 

19

16

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Works By 

Box

Folder

Acid-Base Disturbance in Salicylate Intoxication 1953-1954 

19

17

Acid-Base Equilibrium in Man in Health and Disease Rough Notes 1952 

19

18

Acute Effects in Man of Rapid Intravenous Infusion of Hypertonic Sodium Bicarbonate Solution (1) 1954 

19

19

Acute Effects in Man of Rapid Intravenous Infusion of Hypertonic Sodium Bicarbonate Solution (2) 1954 

19

20

Acute Effects in Man of Rapid Intravenous Infusion of Hypertonic Sodium Bicarbonate Solution 1955-1956 

19

21

Approach to the Approximation of Medical Impairment Ratings 1963 

19

22

Articles 1939-1986 

19

23

Asthma and TB: What Threat to Life and Breath? 1973 

19

24

Blood Equilibrium and Some of its Pathological Changes 1938 

19

25

Blood Equilibrium and Some of its Pathological Changes 1938-2007 

19

26

Blood Pressure Article 1966-1972 

19

27

Blood Pressure Article Correspondence 1965-1968 

19

28

Buffer Constants of Human Hemoglobin 1947 

19

29

Chest X-Ray in Medical Underwriting 1972 

20

1

Chronic Renal Failure - New Hope for the Patient 1974 

20

2

Coronary Heart Disease and Chest Pain: An Underwriting Problem 1971 

20

3

Coronary Heart Disease Statistical Study Navy Mutual Aid Association 1965 

20

4

CV survey of the Chest X-Ray in Nearly 5000 Life Insurance Applicants 1979-1980 

20

5

Descriptive Index of Mortality Studies from Selected Sources 1951 - 1995 (1) 2001 

20

6

Descriptive Index of Mortality Studies from Selected Sources 1951 - 1995 (2) 2001 

20

7

Descriptive Index of Mortality Studies from Selected Sources 1951 - 1995 (3) 2001 

20

8

Diabetes: A Sweet and Sour Disease 1973 

20

9

Distrbution of Infused NaHO3 Solution in Man - Talk 1952 

20

10

Drafts Proposed NaHCO3 #3 1954-1957 

20

11

Effects in Man of Acute Experimental Respiratory Alkalosis and Acidosis on Ionic Transfers in the Total Body Fluids - Manuscript 1956 

20

12

Electrocardiogram - A Divining Rod for the Heart 1972 

20

13

Electrocardiogram and Insurability 1972 

20

14

F.D.R's Fatal Stroke, Mortality in Severe Hypertension, 1944-45 1995 

20

15

First Mortality Follow-Up Study: The 1841 Report of William Farr (Physician) on the Mortality of Lunatics 2001 

20

16

Handbook of Biological Data Correspondence 1949-1963 

20

17

Handbook of Biological Data Drafts 1953 

20

18

Heparin 

Article Draft 1976-1986 

20

19

Article Draft 1986 

20

20

Follow Up Study (1) 1974-1977 

20

21

Follow Up Study (2) 1974-1977 

20

22

Manuscript Presentation 1982 

20

23

Manuscript Supporting Data 1979 

20

24

Material (1) 1975-1980 

20

25

Material (2) 1975-1980 

20

26

Material (3) 1975-1980 

20

27

Material (4) 1975-1980 

20

28

Material (5) 1975-1980 

20

29

Material (6) 1975-1980 

20

30

Material 1979-1983 

21

1

No 1 Manuscript (1) 1981-1982 

21

2

No 1 Manuscript (2) 1981-1982 

21

3

No 1 Manuscript Drafts (1) 1979-1980 

21

4

No 1 Manuscript Drafts (2) 1979-1980 

21

5

No 1 Manuscript Final Draft 1982 

21

6

No 1 Supporting Data 1979-1980 

21

7

Paper Drafts (1) 1977-1978 

21

8

Paper Drafts (2) 1977-1978 

21

9

Papers 1977-1979 

21

10

Series 1978-1981 

21

11

Series Manuscript (1) 1984-1985 

21

12

Series Manuscript (2) 1984-1985 

21

13

High Blood Pressure: What it Means to the Insurance Agent 1971 

21

14

Hypertension - What Does it Mean? 1967 

21

15

Hypertension Revisited 1973 

21

16

Improved Clinical Method for the Estimation of Disturbances of the Acid-Base Balance of Human Blood 1948 

21

17

Improved Clinical Method for the Estimation of Disturbances of the Acid-Base Balance of Human Blood Correspondence 1947-1950 

21

18

Improved Clinical Method for the Estimation of Disturbances of the Acid-Base Balance of Human Blood Drafts (1) 1944-1947 

21

19

Improved Clinical Method for the Estimation of Disturbances of the Acid-Base Balance of Human Blood Drafts (2) 1944-1947 

21

20

Insurability of the Diabetic Applicant 1973 

21

21

Kidneys - Master Regulator of Body Fluids 1967-1974 

21

22

Life Expectancy Reports 2004-2005 

21

23

Life Insurance and Heart Disease 1971-1972 

21

24

Life Insurance for the Cancer Patient 1972 

21

25

Life Insurance Medicine - the Unknown Specialty 1988-1989 

21

26

Life Table Reconstruction from Annual Data for Survival Rate 1991 

21

27

Management of Salicylate Poisoning 1953-1955 

21

28

Medical Risks 

1991 Compend of Mortality / Morbidity (1) 1993 

21

29

1991 Compend of Mortality / Morbidity (2) 1993 

21

30

1991 Compend of Mortality / Morbidity (3) 1993 

21

31

Patterns of Mortality and Survival - Draft (1) 1976 

22

1

Patterns of Mortality and Survival - Draft (2) 1976 

22

2

Patterns of Mortality and Survival - Draft (3) 1976 

22

3

Patterns of Mortality and Survival - Draft (4) 1976 

22

4

Patterns of Mortality and Survival - Draft (5) 1976 

22

5

Patterns of Mortality and Survival - Final Draft (1) 1976 

22

6

Patterns of Mortality and Survival - Final Draft (2) 1976 

22

7

Patterns of Mortality and Survival - Final Draft (3) 1976 

22

8

Patterns of Mortality and Survival - Final Draft (4) 1976 

22

9

Patterns of Mortality and Survival - Final Draft (5) 1976 

22

10

Patterns of Mortality and Survival - Final Draft (6) 1976 

22

11

Patterns of Mortality and Survival - Final Draft (7) 1976 

22

12

Patterns of Mortality and Survival - Final Draft (8) 1976 

22

13

Patterns of Mortality and Survival, Chapter 6 Draft (1) 1986 

22

14

Patterns of Mortality and Survival, Chapter 6 Draft (2) 1986 

22

15

Patterns of Mortality and Survival, Chapter 6 Draft (3) 1986 

22

16

Patterns of Mortality and Survival, Chapter 6 Draft (4) 1986 

22

17

Patterns of Mortality and Survival, Chapter 6 Draft (1) 1987 

22

18

Patterns of Mortality and Survival, Chapter 6 Draft (2) 1987 

22

19

Patterns of Mortality and Survival, Chapter 6 Draft (3) 1987 

22

20

Patterns of Mortality and Survival, Chapter 6 Final Proofs (1) 1987 

22

21

Patterns of Mortality and Survival, Chapter 6 Final Proofs (2) 1987 

22

22

Patterns of Mortality and Survival, Chapter 6 Final Proofs (3) 1987 

22

23

Mortality Abstracts and Articles (1) 1975-2005 

22

24

Mortality Abstracts and Articles (2) 1975-2005 

22

25

Mortality Abstracts and Articles (3) 1975-2005 

22

26

Mortality in Epilepsy 1966-1982 

22

27

Mortality Risk in Hypertension and Hypertensive Heart Disease 1968 

22

28

Mortality Seminars - Origins and Early Years 1988 

22

29

NaHCO3 Articles Correspondence (1) 1953-1958 

23

1

NaHCO3 Articles Correspondence (2) 1953-1958 

23

2

New Diagram for the Visualization and Interpretation of Acid-Base Changes 1950 

23

3

Number One Reason for Rating or Declination - What the Agent Can Do 1975 

23

4

Overweight, Obesity and Insurability 1972-1973 

23

5

Peptic Ulcer Disease - A Common Insurability Problem 1972 

23

6

Physico-Chemical Equilibrium of Normal Human Blood 1937 

23

7

Published Articles 1972-1989 

23

8

Pulse: One of Life's Vital Signs 1973 

23

9

Relation of Urinary Bicarbonate Output to the Acid-Base Balance in Plasma 1969 

23

10

Renal Response in Man to Acute Experimental Respiratory Alkalosis and Acidosis - Manuscript 1956 

23

11

Simplified Sedimentation Rate Technique with Combined Chart and Correction Nomogram 1947-1951 

23

12

Simultaneous Determination of pH, CO2 Content and Cell Volume in 0.1 ml. Aliquots of Cuntaneous Blood 1955 

23

13

Spectrophometric Studies 1939 

23

14

Structured Settlement Annuities (1) 1999-2000 

23

15

Structured Settlement Annuities (2) 1999-2000 

23

16

Structured Settlement Mortality 1998 

23

17

To Smoke or Not to Smoke 1968-1972 

23

18

To Treat or Not to Treat 1975 

23

19

TVC vs COPD 1973 

23

20

Underwriting Kidney Diseases 1974 

23

21

Underwriting Manual Revision Blood Pressure 1963 

23

22

Usefulness of Mortality and Survival Data in Existing Medical Literature 1968-1969 

23

23

X-Ray Mortality Study (1) 1981-1982 

23

24

X-Ray Mortality Study (2) 1981-1982 

23

25

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Photographs 

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Folder

American Field Service 1967-1976 

23

26

Camp Tecumseh 1923 

23

27

Cape May, NJ 1938-1941 

23

28

CD of Images 2012 

23

29

Charles River Basin, Boston, MA 1941 1946 

23

30

Copies of photograph envelopes 1939-1965 

23

31

Delaware River 1949 

23

32

Distinguished Physician's Award 1980 

23

33

Episcopal Academy 1930 

23

34

Hawaii Trip 1994 

23

35

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 1939-1941 

23

36

Medical Interns 1939-1941 

23

37

Mediterranean Trip (1) 1937 

23

38

Mediterranean Trip (2) 1937 

23

39

Mediterranean Trip Scrapbook 1937 

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Miscellaneous Portraits (includes 1 of RBS), n.d. 

23

40

Residence 4226 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 1920-1940 

23

41

Singer, Edgar A., Jr 1938-1946 

23

42

Singer, Richard B. 1922-1949 

23

43

Singer, Richard B. 1942-2010 

23

44

Singer, Richard B. - in uniform 1945 

23

45

TYCHE -- Sailboat Cape May, NJ 1946 

23

46

University of Pennsylvania Medical School 1938 1940 

23

47

University of Pennsylvania Portraits, n.d. 

23

48

USNR Med Co. 1-1 1971 

23

49

U. S. Navy Operation Frostbite 1946 

23

50

Wedding 1947 

23

51

World's Fair New York City 1939 

23

52

World War II (1) 1942-1945 

23

53

World War II (2) 1942-1945 

23

54

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Awards 

Box

Folder

Appreciation from Board of Life Insurance Medicine Course 1982 

 24

 

Distinguished Physician's Award 1980 

 24

 

Distinguished Physician Award 1996 

 24

 

W. John Elder, M.D. Award 2000 

 24

 

Who's Who in Health and Medical Services Honored Member 1991 

 24

 

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