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Title: Richard L. Day Temperature Regulation Collection
Finding Aid
Dates: 1937 – 1965
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): English
Summary: Correspondence, reports, notes, figures, and glass plate slides focused on Dr Day's research into temperature regulation, including his time at the Climatic Research Laboratory in Lawrence, Massachusetts.


Administrative Information

Provenance: Given to Dr Edward F. Bell by Betsy Darlington, Dr Day's daughter, in 1989. Donated by Dr Bell to the American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric History Center, now the Gartner Pediatric History Center, in 2012.

Information about Access: This collection may contain restricted or confidential materials.

Ownership & Copyright: This collection is the physical property of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Copyright may belong to the authors, their legal heirs and assigns.

Processing Notes: 89 glass slides noted in Deed of Gift, but 88 found in box and 88 digital files provided.

Biographical Note

Richard L. Day, MD (1905-1989):

  • Graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1931.
  • Associate Professor at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University 1935 -1953
  • Conducted research for the Climatic Research Laboratory 1943 - 1945
  • Chairman of the Downstate Medical School of the State University of New York Pediatric Department in New York from 1953-1956
  • Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburg 1956-1965
  • National Medical Director for Planned Parenthood 1965-1968
  • Professor of pediatrics at Mount Sinai 1968-1971 (retired)


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