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Collection consists of correspondence, scientific speeches, articles, and reports by Alice C. Evans and others; original and revision of her memoirs; clippings, photographs, programs, and official invitations. Also, copies of extracts from Evans' correspondence with Theobald Smith (1925) concerning their disagreement about the possibility of human infection through bovine organisms; correspondence pertaining to her participation in the First and Second International Congresses for Microbiology (1930-36) and the First through Fourth Inter-American Congresses on Brucellosis (1948-57) and to her research on brucellosis and other diseases and the problem of human infection through the milk of animals, conducted during her years as dairy bacteriologist for the USDA and as a bacteriologist for the U.S. Public Health Service; and letters from Carrie Chapman Catt, Paul de Kruif, Marie Dressler, Elmer V. McCollum, Veranus A. Moore, Henry Morgenthau Jr., Bela Schick, Luther Terry, Martha van Rensselaer, Hans Zinsser, and others in medicine, science, or public life.

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