Karpeles Manuscript Library, Shreveport, Louisiana

May 1 2019    to    August 28, 2019





Who invented the Airplane?

Who invented the Telephone?

Who provided us with the Electric Light?


Most of us know the answer to these questions.   So why don't we know the answer to these:


Who discovered a cure for Diphtheria?

Who discovered Vitamins?

Who discovered Penicillin?


Our inspirational Medical archives recognize the contributions of great individuals in medicine whose contribution to society has been taken for granted.   Documents include significant primary documentation of scientific breakthroughs, pages from laboratory note books  and letters of individuals who have extended and improved the quality of our lives.


Included are original manuscripts by Royal Physician William Harvey who discovered the circulation of blood in 1628; Benjamin Franklin who founded America's first incorporated hospital;   Clara Barton's announcement of the formation of the Red Cross; a Louis Pasteur archive on Rabies;  An Edward Jenner archive on vaccines; The original manuscript of the Elephant Man;




Diabetes            Pavy

Diphtheria          Behring

Elephant Man (The original Manuscript)      Treves

Heart Disease      Christian Barnard

Infection Koch, Robert

Insanity            Dix

Leprosy            Schweitzer

On Blood              Harvey

On DNA            Crick

On Hospitals      Ben Franklin

On Hypnotism    Mesmer



On the Mayo Clinic         Mayo

On Vitimines                   Funk

Pediatrics                       Jacobi

Penicillin                       Fleming; Chain

Plague/Cholera    T Roosevelt (SF Earthquake)

Red Cross                      Barton, Clara

Yellow Fever                  Proud

Rabies                           Pasteur

Flu Vaccine                    Stanley

Inter species disease transmission  Lister

Ether Discovery   Jackson