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Medical instruments and apparatus

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Commercials, circa 1950s-1995, bulk 1968-1989

Accession: 1995-300Identifier: 1995-300-I.
Scope and Contents: The Commercials series consists of DuPont Company commercials for more than fifty DuPont products. The products most heavily represented are Teflon cookware, Silverstone cookware, Lucite Paints, Rally Car Wax, medical products, and agrichemicals. Medical products include the Automatic Clinical Analyzer, Diamond Knife, Luminescence Biometer, mammography, mass spectrometer, overdose antidote, Teflon voice boxes, Thallium heart attack prevention, and X-ray subtraction. Commercials on agrichemicals cover DuPont research, crop protection, agrochemical testing, Extrazine II herbicide, Krovar herbicide, nitrogen fixation studies of soybeans, and pesticides. There are several commercials related to DuPont safety measures taken at plants to ensure workplace safety, as well as the safe transportation of chemicals, double wall oil tankers for marine life, and noise and vibration reduction. There are also several commercials related to DuPont programs for alcohol rehabilitation, energy conservation, personal safety program for rape prevention, and job training programs for inmate rehabilitation. Commercials for DuPont’s man-made fibers include Coolmax, Kevlar, Lycra, Tyvek, and Nomex fire retardant suits. The automobile products represented in this series are for Gas Booster, Exhaust Manifold Reactor, Nomex filter bags, Refinish, safety auto glass, and Zerex Antifreeze. One of DuPont’s marketing campaigns used the tagline “There's A Lot of Good Chemistry Between Us.” These commercials generally feature a narrator having a conversation with one or more people in a particular situation being informed about how a DuPont invention impacts their life without them even being aware of it. The commercial generally does not focus on a single product, but rather on a single material that is used in a variety of products. For example, in one commercial, a family is walking through their new home while it is under construction and the narrator is explaining to them how Methanol is used to make various parts of their home. Another advertising campaign termed “The Originators” commercials, again does not focus on a particular product, but rather on a significant contribution DuPont scientists have made through research in a particular area. Each commercial features a DuPont scientist talking about their research area. For example, one commercial features Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar, discussing all the different uses of the synthetic material. ...
Dates: circa 1950s-1995; bulk 1968-1989

Hologic Digital Mammography oral histories

Accession: 2020-201

Hologic, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of medical X-ray imaging instruments with a primary focus on mammography and women's health. The company was founded in 1985 by S. David Ellenbogen (1938-2001) and Jay A. Stein (1942-) in Bedford, Massachusetts. This oral history collection brings together interviews with the individuals involved in inventing, researching, and commercializing digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis at DuPont, Sterling and Hologic.

Dates: 2019-2021

Hologic, Inc. records

Accession: 2750

Hologic, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of medical x-ray imaging instruments with a primary focus on mammography and women's health. The company was founded in 1985 by S. David Ellenbogen (1938-2001) and Jay A. Stein (1942-) in Bedford, Massachusetts. Researchers can expect to find print and digital materials, including medical journal articles, marketing brochures, presentations from sales and marketing meetings, digital photographs of doctors' offices with mammography equipment, price books, Radiological Society of North America annual conventions preparation materials, and pictures and slideshows from company retreats. The finding aid is arranged into four series: Hologic, Inc. company and people, Marketing files, Conferences and sales meetings files, and Articles.

Dates: 1993-2019

Lanman & Kemp records

Accession: 2328

Lanman & Kemp was a multi-generational family firm of wholesale druggists in New York City. Their records document the operations of the wholesale drug business in the years before the development of modern pharmaceuticals. They also show the importance of New York City as a center for the import, export and re-export business and of London bankers in financing international trade and extending credit.

Dates: 1840-1925; Majority of material found within 1852-1879

Leslie E. Flory papers, 1936-1995

Accession: 2464-09Identifier: 2464-09-6.-II.
Scope and Content:

The papers of Leslie Flory includes basic information about early television and a history of television from the early days with a focus on television cameras and receivers. They also describe his early experiments with a number of diverse electronic products.

The photographs in this collection include images of medical technology including the pacemaker, incubators, and radio pill capsules. There are also images from the electronic highway project that Flory worked on in the 1960s.

Six of Flory's lab notebooks (1939-1957) and one of his patent disclosure books (1939-1943) can be found in Record group 26.

Dates: 1936-1995

Samuel Stockton White Dental Manufacturing Company records

Accession: 1320

Samuel Stockton White (1822-1879) was a Philadelphia dentist who, in the mid-1840s, began manufacturing porcelain teeth using feldspar. Within the next decades, the company he founded had become the largest manufacturer of dental instruments in the world. The S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Company records largely relate to patents and the manufacture of dental equipment. The company maintained its competitive edge by constant improvement and innovation and was thus dependent upon patent protection.

Dates: 1847-1970

Scientific equipment, 1933-1977

Accession: 1995-220Identifier: 1995-220-XVI.
Scope and Contents:

The Scientific equipment series are images of equipment, components, parts, and details. The series is arranged into six subseries: Electron Microscope, Lasers, Medical electronics, Metal detectors, Optics, and Radar. The materials date from 1933 to 1977. Additional materials related to optics can be found in the Television series. Additional materials related to Radar can be found in the Government projects series.

Dates: 1933-1977

Vladimir K. Zworykin papers, 1908-1981

Accession: 2464-09Identifier: 2464-09-6.-I.
Scope and Content:

The collection includes Dr. Vladimir K. Zworykin's records he created shortly after joining the research division of Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in 1929 through his formal retirement in 1954 as a vice president of RCA Laboratories, and from there through his active post-retirement career. While Zworykin is best known for his work on television during the 1920s and 1930s, the larger part of the collection consists of material documenting Zworykin’s work in medical electronics research and chairmanship of the International Institute for Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering.

Zworykin’s papers are composed of his publications, lectures, and other writings; patents and awards conferred; correspondence with domestic and international colleagues related to the span of his research from television to medical technologies; and research materials.

Photographs document Zworykin's career at RCA including work on kinescopes, the electron microscope, television, and other equipment. Audio and video materials contain a documentary of Zworykin's life and interviews about Zworykin with other RCA employees.

Ten of Zworykin's patent disclosure books (1930-1943) can be found in Record group 26.

Dates: 1908-1981