Rudolph Matas papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Biographical and personal documents and papers

Biographical and personal documents and papers

Correspondence

Correspondence

Correspondence

Correspondence

Correspondence

Correspondence

Correspondence

Correspondence

Medical practices, clinical histories

Medical practices, clinical histories

Medical practices, clinical histories

Medical practices, clinical histories

Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients

Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients

Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients

Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients

Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients (oversize)

Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients (oversize)

Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes

Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes

Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes

Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes

Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes

Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes

Day books

Day books

Day books

Day books

Day books

Day books

Day books

Day books

Speeches

Speeches

Papers, abstracts, memorials, case notes

Patient account books

History of medicine; Nursing in Louisiana, Charity Hospital

Volumes

History of Orleans Parish Medical Society and Louisiana State Medical Society

Medical societies and associations

Matas notebooks, scrapbooks, albums, and prayer books

Programs and medical exams

Published articles of Dr. Rudolph Matas

Published medical articles of Dr. Rudolph Matas

Newspaper clippings

Photographs: family, friends, trips

Photographs of Dr. Matas and family and friends

Other items

University items

Medical slides

Phonograph records

Two boxes index cards

Four-drawer file

Biographical note cards

Photographs



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Rudolph Matas papers, 1829-1960 | Louisiana Research Collection

By Eira Tansey

Collection Overview

Title: Rudolph Matas papers, 1829-1960

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 868

Primary Creator: Matas, Rudolph,  1860-1957.

Extent: 56.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged as follows: biographical and personal documents and papers of Rudolph Matas; correspondence, both personal and professional; medical practice and clinical histories; sketches and photographs of medical cases; teaching lectures, syllabi, and notes; diaries; speeches; papers, abstracts, memorials, and case notes; patient account books; history of medicine manuscript; Charity Hospital history; Louisiana State Medical Society and Orleans Parish Medical Society materials; published articles of Dr. Matas and others; newspaper clippings; photographs;  Matas decorations, medals, and oral history; Tulane University items; medical slides; phonograph records; biographical bibliography index cards; file drawer of bibliographical cards, and oversized items. The collection consists of 56 boxes and one oversize folder. It is 81 linear feet.

Date Acquired: 08/04/1969

Subjects: Charity Hospital (New Orleans, La.), Louisiana State Medical Society., Matas, Rudolph, 1860-1957., Medicine -- United States -- History., Physicians -- Louisiana -- New Orleans., Physicians -- United States., Tulane University. School of Medicine.

Forms of Material: Bibliographies., Clippings (information artifacts), Diaries., Photographs., Publications., Sketches., Speeches.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of biographical and personal papers, correspondence, clinical histories, photographs and sketches of aneurysm patients, lectures, syllabi, papers, notes, diaries, speeches, abstracts, patient account books, scrapbooks, articles by Matas, newspaper clippings, photographs, personal memorabilia, Tulane memorabilia, and bibliographic cards. There is a scrapbook of the Louisiana State Medical Society created during Dr. Matas' presidency as well as his History of Louisiana State Medical School and History of Medicine in Louisiana. Matas was born in Louisiana and was closely tied to Tulane University from the time of his graduation from the University of Louisiana Medical School, predecessor of Tulane Medical School, in 1880.

Biographical Note

Rudolph Matas (1860-1957) was a noted physician, surgeon, teacher, leader in medical societies locally in New Orleans and internationally, and innovator of surgical methods. Matas was born in Louisiana and is closely associated with Tulane University from the time of his graduation from the University of Louisiana Medical School, predecessor of Tulane Medical School, in 1880.

Subject/Index Terms

Charity Hospital (New Orleans, La.)
Louisiana State Medical Society.
Matas, Rudolph, 1860-1957.
Medicine -- United States -- History.
Physicians -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Physicians -- United States.
Tulane University. School of Medicine.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Alternate Extent Statement: 81 linear feet

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Rudolph Matas.

Preferred Citation: Rudolph Matas papers, Manuscripts Collection 868, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection originally processed by Helen Burkes in 1994.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011. Revised by LAC Group 10/17/11.

Other Note: OCLC Number: 236484935


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Biographical and personal documents and papers],
[Box 2: Biographical and personal documents and papers],
[Box 3: Correspondence],
[Box 4: Correspondence],
[Box 5: Correspondence],
[Box 6: Correspondence],
[Box 7: Correspondence],
[Box 8: Correspondence],
[Box 9: Correspondence],
[Box 10: Correspondence],
[Box 11: Medical practices, clinical histories, 1881-1917],
[Box 12: Medical practices, clinical histories, 1915-1923],
[Box 13: Medical practices, clinical histories, 1924-1925],
[Box 14: Medical practices, clinical histories, 1926-1940],
[Box 15: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients],
[Box 16: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients],
[Box 17: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients],
[Box 18: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients],
[Box 19: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients (oversize)],
[Box 20: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients (oversize)],
[Box 21: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 22: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 23: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 24: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 25: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 26: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 27: Day books, 1890s-1920s],
[Box 28: Day books, 1927-1931],
[Box 29: Day books, 1932-1934],
[Box 30: Day books, 1935-1938],
[Box 31: Day books, 1939-1943],
[Box 32: Day books, 1944-1947],
[Box 33: Day books, 1948-1950],
[Box 34: Day books, 1951-1956],
[Box 35: Speeches],
[Box 36: Speeches],
[Box 37: Papers, abstracts, memorials, case notes],
[Box 38: Patient account books, 1942-1947],
[Box 39: History of medicine; Nursing in Louisiana, Charity Hospital],
[Box 40: Volumes],
[Box 41: History of Orleans Parish Medical Society and Louisiana State Medical Society],
[Box 42: Medical societies and associations],
[Box 43: Matas notebooks, scrapbooks, albums, and prayer books],
[Box 44: Programs and medical exams, 1902-1925],
[Box 45: Published articles of Dr. Rudolph Matas, 1870s-1929],
[Box 46: Published medical articles of Dr. Rudolph Matas, 1930-1953],
[Box 47: Newspaper clippings, 1855-1960s],
[Box 48: Photographs: family, friends, trips],
[Box 49: Photographs of Dr. Matas and family and friends, 1877-1957],
[Box 50: Other items],
[Box 51: University items],
[Box 52: Medical slides],
[Box 53: Phonograph records],
[Box 54: Two boxes index cards],
[Box 55: Four-drawer file],
[Box 56: Biographical note cards],
[Oversize folder 1: Photographs],
[All]

Box 36: Speeches
Folder 1: AΩA Fraternity, American College of Surgeons, honoring Dr. C.C. Bass, 1940 January-February
Folder 2: Beacham Hospital, American Surgical Association, Louisiana State Medical Society; observations of military hospitals of Catalonia; ASA; Gorgar Scholastic Society, 1940 March-May
Folder 3: Nu Sigma Nu; New Orleans Clinical Society of Surgery; New Orleans Graduate Medical Assembly
Folder 4: Response to receiving the French Legion of Honor; Cuban Lions, honoring Dr. James M. Maione; Westchester Surgical Club; "Cultura Espenola;" response to receiving the Times Picayune cup; Medical School of W. of Hawaii, 1941
Folder 5: Members of Tulane unit on the occasion of their entering active military service; Delta Iota Chapter of U.S. Navy; honoring Dr. Fenner, 1942
Folder 6: School of war Surgery; Southern Surgical Association, 1940
Folder 7: Radio series honoring medical men, 1944
Folder 8: Touro Infirmary School for Nurses; honoring Robert James Usker of Howard Tilton Library, 1945
Folder 9: Society of Surgeons; honoring Arthur W. de Roaldes; honoring Dr. George Doak, 1946
Folder 10: Southern Surgical Association; Beta Iota chapter of Nu Sigma Nu; vascular surgeons, 1947
Folder 11: International Society of Surgery; Beta Iota chapter of Nu Sigma Nu, 1949
Folder 12: Consul General of France; commencement, 1950
Folder 13: Lions' Club; O.D.K., 1950 September-November
Folder 14: Y.M.B.C. unveiling of memorial at Charity Hospital - yellow fever monument, 1952
Folder 15: Howard Tilton Library; remarks on presenting gift, 1954
Folder 16: Yellow Fever Pioneers; Delegazione Italiana (in Italian); notes for speech, undated
Folder 17: Miscellaneous paramedical literature to American College of Physicians; to Latin American members of the School of Tropical Medicine; nurses; anecdotes; notes and memorandum on subjects used in Matas's speeches.
Folder 18: To...Thoracic Society, undated
Folder 19: Regarding Tulane Touro link by Matas surgery course, undated
Folder 20: Inhumanity of war (incomplete); regarding surgery in America (incomplete); regarding 1905 (incomplete), undated
Folder 21: Hippocratic oath and Maimonides prayer, undated
Folder 22: Paper on anaesthesia, undated
Folder 23: Paper on embolism and thrombosis in pregnancy, undated
Folder 24: Compilation of cases of ligations of carotid, 1890-1926 undated
Folder 25: Compilation of cases of thyroid cases, 1888-1924 undated
Folder 26: Compilation of cases of distal occlusion of carotid, 1901-1924 undated
Folder 27: Compilation of cases of arteria sclerosis and thoracic aneurism, 1910-1932 undated
Folder 28: Quotatimic, undated
Folder 29: Alessandro, Roberto MD, "Raymond's Disease"; Anderson, W.H. MD, Response to Southern Medical Association, undated
Folder 30: Briegleb, Karl Regarding anesthesia; in English, Worms; Bloodworth, John C. MD "Tribute to Dr. W. Holsted"
Folder 31: Caffey, Robert C. MD, Cancer of the rectum. Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Folder 32: Deaver, John B. MD, Cancer of the breast. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Folder 33: Finney, J.M.T., MD, Tuberculosis...small intestine; Franck, A. Francois, Regarding anesthesia; in French, undated
Folder 34: Hoffman, Frederick L. LID., cancer in North American negro, Newark, New Jersey, undated
Folder 35: Leriche, René, MD., Experimental and clinical basis for arthrectomy; Strasbourg, France; Leake, Lemann and Matas: A tribute to Dr. Robert Clyde Lynch, 1931
Folder 36: Mayo, William J., MD. The place of the sensor in the development of science; Moure, Paul, MD. Total rhinoplasty
Folder 37: Moynihan, Sir Berkley: Tribute to Dr. Lister
Folder 38: Noble, Charles, MD: The present state of the medical profession
Folder 39: Pujal, Joaquin Trias, MD: Fistulas; Barcelona
Folder 40: Ribas, E. Ribas, MD: Intestinal obstruction; Barcelona
Folder 41: Roser, Curtice, MD: The Southern negro
Folder 42: Royster, Hubert A., MD: Personal experiences in vascular surgery; Raleigh, North Carolina
Folder 43: Wilkie, D.P.B., Splenectomy; Edinburgh
Folder 44: Addresses honoring Dr. Matas at American Society of Regional Anaesthesia meeting

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Biographical and personal documents and papers],
[Box 2: Biographical and personal documents and papers],
[Box 3: Correspondence],
[Box 4: Correspondence],
[Box 5: Correspondence],
[Box 6: Correspondence],
[Box 7: Correspondence],
[Box 8: Correspondence],
[Box 9: Correspondence],
[Box 10: Correspondence],
[Box 11: Medical practices, clinical histories, 1881-1917],
[Box 12: Medical practices, clinical histories, 1915-1923],
[Box 13: Medical practices, clinical histories, 1924-1925],
[Box 14: Medical practices, clinical histories, 1926-1940],
[Box 15: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients],
[Box 16: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients],
[Box 17: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients],
[Box 18: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients],
[Box 19: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients (oversize)],
[Box 20: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients (oversize)],
[Box 21: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 22: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 23: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 24: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 25: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 26: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 27: Day books, 1890s-1920s],
[Box 28: Day books, 1927-1931],
[Box 29: Day books, 1932-1934],
[Box 30: Day books, 1935-1938],
[Box 31: Day books, 1939-1943],
[Box 32: Day books, 1944-1947],
[Box 33: Day books, 1948-1950],
[Box 34: Day books, 1951-1956],
[Box 35: Speeches],
[Box 36: Speeches],
[Box 37: Papers, abstracts, memorials, case notes],
[Box 38: Patient account books, 1942-1947],
[Box 39: History of medicine; Nursing in Louisiana, Charity Hospital],
[Box 40: Volumes],
[Box 41: History of Orleans Parish Medical Society and Louisiana State Medical Society],
[Box 42: Medical societies and associations],
[Box 43: Matas notebooks, scrapbooks, albums, and prayer books],
[Box 44: Programs and medical exams, 1902-1925],
[Box 45: Published articles of Dr. Rudolph Matas, 1870s-1929],
[Box 46: Published medical articles of Dr. Rudolph Matas, 1930-1953],
[Box 47: Newspaper clippings, 1855-1960s],
[Box 48: Photographs: family, friends, trips],
[Box 49: Photographs of Dr. Matas and family and friends, 1877-1957],
[Box 50: Other items],
[Box 51: University items],
[Box 52: Medical slides],
[Box 53: Phonograph records],
[Box 54: Two boxes index cards],
[Box 55: Four-drawer file],
[Box 56: Biographical note cards],
[Oversize folder 1: Photographs],
[All]


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