NYU TB Historical Research Archive Project

NYU School of Medicine
Archive from the History of the Search for a Cure to Tuberculosis

This project will be carried out with the assistance and cooperation of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology of the Department of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine.

Much important research and discovery was conducted at the NYU School of Medicine in the 1920s, some of which advanced the study of TB to its greatest achievements. The purpose of creating an online repository of document facsimiles as well as contextualizing metadata will be threefold:

  1. 1. Document the historical achievements of the NYU School of Medicine in this field for researchers at all levels
  2. 2. Coordinate NYU medical research with that of other institutions who have done and continue to do similar work
  3. 3. Bring researchers and others to the NYU Langone Medical Center’s websites

There is important renewed interest in this field because of the emergence of new multiply-drug resistant strains of tuberculosis. The danger this poses is great because this may return humanity to the state of peril it faced when the historical research was being carried out in the 1920s.

For this reason this project is especially timely. As yet I have not been able to meet with Dr. Joel Ernst, Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, who controls the archive. I have an appointment to meet with Dr. Ernst on Monday, at which time I will be able to begin to project the scope and nature of the work. Once I have a clearer picture of the nature of the archive I will be able to begin to create a project plan.

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