M. J. Rosenau papers, 1871-1940 (bulk 1900-1924).

Creator: Rosenau, M. J. (Milton Joseph), 1869-1946.
Collection number: 4289
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Abstract: Milton J. Rosenau was commissioned as an assistant surgeon in the U.S. Marine Hospital Service (now the U.S. Public Health Service) in 1890. In 1899, he was appointed director of the Hygienic Laboratory of that service. He was instrumental in 1922 in the establishment of the Harvard University School of Public Health and, in 1940, became first dean of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina. Correspondence, writings, lecture notes, pictures, and other items documenting Rosenau’s career as a public health official, chiefly 1900-1924. His activities at the Marine Hospital Service, the Hygienic Laboratory, and Harvard University are covered, as is his work in such areas as milk hygiene, typhoid fever, other diseases, and relief to European Jews. Very little material relates to Rosenau’s private life or to his years at the University of North Carolina.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection