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Charles D. Aring Papers, 1929-1998

 Collection
Identifier: WC-1

Scope and Content

The Charles Dair Aring was an internationally known neurologist. This collection contains personal and professional correspondence, certificates, diplomas, photographs, manuscripts, notes, and awards. The documents provide an awareness of the changes in neurology since the 1920s.

Series I contains the personal documents pertaining to Charles Aring. Included in in this series are research materials for a family history and letters to his daughter, Dair Aring Rausch. Of special note are the letters written to his wife, Mary. Series II contains professional papers for the doctor throughout his career. Included in this series are the certificates and awards, symposium documents and various documents about the history of the Department of Neurology. Of special interest are the unrestricted case studies. Series III holds the correspondence for the collection. Included in this series are letters from doctors across the country, conferring on medical matters and conferences. Of special note are those letters of Dr. Albert Sabin and Dr. Denis Williams, authority on epilepsy, and brain function. Series IV holds Aring’s academic articles and papers, and other scholarly writings. Included in this series are articles for the Journal of American Medicine, book reviews and correspondence for the Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry. Of special note are the documents and papers about Daniel Drake. Series V contains personal and professional photographs. Included in the series are conference, hospital staff and personal pictures. Of special interest are the scrapbook pages dating from the 1920s. Series VI contains artifacts of Dr. Aring. Included in the series is his embroidered lab coat and the Barbour award. Of special interest is the Drake Medal.

Scope and Contents Series I contains the personal documents pertaining to Charles Aring. Included in in this series are research materials for a family history and letters to his daughter, Dair Aring Rausch. Of special note are the letters written to his wife, Mary. Series II contains professional papers for the doctor throughout his career. Included in this series are the certificates and awards, symposium documents and various documents about the history of the Department of Neurology. Of special interest are the unrestricted case studies. Series III holds the correspondence for the collection. Included in this series are letters from doctors across the country, conferring on medical matters and conferences. Of special note are those letters of Dr. Albert Sabin and Dr. Denis Williams, authority on epilepsy, and brain function. Series IV holds Aring’s academic articles and papers, and other scholarly writings. Included in this series are articles for the Journal of American Medicine, book reviews and correspondence for the Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry. Of special note are the documents and papers about Daniel Drake. Series V contains personal and professional photographs. Included in the series are conference, hospital staff and personal pictures. Of special interest are the scrapbook pages dating from the 1920s. Series VI contains artifacts of Dr. Aring. Included in the series is his embroidered lab coat and the Barbour award. Of special interest is the Drake Medal.

Dates

  • 1929-1998

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material for Series I, III-VI in this collection. Several files are restricted in Series II.

Restrictions on Use

Researchers must obtain permission from the copyright holder to publish materials from this collection.

Biography of Charles Dair Aring, M.D.

An internationally known neurologist, Dr. Aring began his career at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1919 at the age of 15 when he was hired as an "office boy" by Dean Bachmeyer. He graduated from the College of Medicine in 1929 and became the first resident to train in neuropsychiatry in Cincinnati. During his career, he formed two neurology departments, one at the University of California and the other at the University of Cincinnati where he served as professor and department chairman from 1948 to 1974.

Extent

9 Linear Feet

Overview

Internationally known neurologist, Dr. Aring began his career at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1919 at the age of 15 when he was hired as an "office boy" by Dean Bachmeyer. He graduated from the College of Medicine in 1929 and became the first resident to train in neuropsychiatry in Cincinnati. During his career, he formed two neurology departments, one at the University of California and the other at the University of Cincinnati where he served as professor and department chairman from 1948 to 1974. This collection contains personal information about the Aring family and his professional career. Included are certificates, diplomas, correspondence, case studies, articles and publications.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged into six series and four subseries. Series I: Personal (1900-2009) Series II: Professional (1929-1990, Undated) Series III: Correspondence (1937-1989) Series IV: Publications (1940-1985) Subseries IVa: The Journal of American Medical Association Articles Subseries IVb: Archives/Annuals of Internal Medicine Articles Subseries IVc: General Medical Journal Articles and Papers Subseries IVd: Book Reviews and General Publications Series V: Photographs (1890-1990, Undated) Series VI: Artifacts (1934-1975, Undated)

Physical Location

Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions. University of Cincinnati Libraries

Related Material

This collection is part of the archives at the University of Cincinnati Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions. Other material in this collection may be of interest to researchers. Please also consult the Winkler Center website at http://libraries.uc.edu/hsl/history/.

Separated Material

There are several photographs which were found in the collection that appear to be taken and owned by the University of Cincinnati. These picture were returned to the University of Cincinnati photograph files for Dr. Aring in the Winkler Archives.

Processing Information

Finding aid written according to DACS standards by Nina Herzog, August 2016.
Title
Finding aid for the Charles D. Aring Papers, 1929-1998
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Doris Haag
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding Aid Written In English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Cincinnati, Health Sciences Library, Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions Repository

Contact:
Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati Ohio 45267-0574
513-558-5120