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Joseph Kreiselman papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2400

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs, correspondence, published materials, invitations, and writings. The materials date from 1916 to 1970.

Dates

  • 1916-1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For activities that the researcher determines fall under fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights, determining if the intended re-use falls under fair use, and obtaining approval from the copyright holder if the intended use does not fall under fair use. Please contact Special Collections if the copyright status of the materials you wish to reuse is unclear. Staff will provide additional information.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Joseph Kreiselman was a medical doctor and inventor who specialized in anesthesiology. Kreiselman graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine in 1919, and later worked for the School of Medicine as an assistant professor of anesthesiology from 1947-1949. During World War II, he served as an anesthesiology consultant in the Office of the Surgeon General.

Kreiselman invented several resuscitators, including the “Kreiselman Resuscitator for Newborn Babies” in 1928. As an anesthesiology consultant for the Surgeon General, he developed another one of his resuscitators which was deployed by the US Army during WWII.

Kreiselman was born on May 1, 1895 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. By 1910, the family had moved to Sheffield Township, Ohio, where Kreiselman’s father, Herman, owned a meat market. He married Molvine Klein in Ohio on October 5, 1920. They had two daughters. Kreiselman died on October 22, 1969 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Dr. Joseph Kreiselman was a medical doctor and inventor who specialized in anesthesiology. Kreiselman graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine in 1919, and later worked for the George Washington University Hospital and served in a medical capacity during World War II. This collection contains photographs, correspondence, and writings. The materials date from the 1916-1970.

Arrangement

The arrangement of materials created by the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library staff has been retained during the 2022 processing of this collection. It does not appear to have followed a specific arrangement, i.e. chronological, alphabetical, etc.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, 2003 August 1 (2003.001)

Title
Guide to the Joseph Kreiselman papers, 1916-1970
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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