Hu, Tin-an (Hu, Ding'an) papers, 1950-1953

Summary Information

Abstract

The Hu, Tin-an (Hu, Ding'an) papers documented Dr. Hu's research writings during his time at Columbia University as a research scholar from 1950 to 1953. Materials in the papers are the research writings on the background of moxa, acupuncture, and Chinese medicine, as well as correspondence regarding Dr. Hu's work progress, performance as a research scholar, and his membership in the Societe Internationale d'Acupuncture.

At a Glance

Call No.:
MS#0625
Bib ID:
4078937 View CLIO record
Creator(s):
Hu, Ding'an
Repository:
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box and 1 roll)
Language(s):
English .
Access:
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

The following boxes are located off-site: 1. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Description

Summary

The Hu, Tin-an (Hu, Ding'an) papers consist of Dr.Hu's correspondence and research work during his time as a research scholar at Columbia University between 1950 and 1953. The papers include correspondence regarding Dr.Hu's performance and his status as a research scholar at Columbia University, handwritten and typewritten manuscripts of Dr. Hu's research writing on acupuncture and moxa, and an acupuncture roll.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type and chronologically within each folder.

Using the Collection

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

The following boxes are located off-site: 1. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Hu, Tin-an (Hu, Ding'an) papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Transferred from the Medical Library, 1958.

In 1950, the Medical Library received the gift through the instrumentality of Dr. L. Carrington Goodrich. The materials were collected by Dr. Ralph G. Mills (Professor and head of the pathology department at the Peking Union Medical College, 1918-1925) during his stay in East Asian.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Medical Library. Method of acquisition--Transfer; Date of acquisition--1958. Accession number--M-58.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged in July 1989 by Christina Hilton Fenn. Processed and title updated in accordance with the creator's LCNAF in 2018 by Yingwen Huang.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2018-08-09 EAD finding aid updated.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Biographical / Historical

Hu, Tin-an (pinyin: Hu, Ding'an; Wade Giles: Hu, Tin-an, Hu, Ting-an; simplified & traditional Chinese: 胡定安), born in Wuxing district, Huzhou city, Zhejiang province, 1898. He graduated from Zhejiang Medical School (浙江医药专门学校) in 1919. In 1924, he received sponsorship from the government and began attending the University of Berlin Medical School. He obtained his M.D. in 1927 and returned to China the following year. After returning to China, Dr.Hu published books and articles on diseases such as fever and malaria, public health policies, and hygiene issues in Chinese society. He advocated to introduce western medical knowledge in China and ridding of the superstition aspects of traditional Chinese medicine. Dr.Hu later became the Director of Nanjing Health Department and he was also a professor at multiple universities. From November 1937 to June 1948, Dr.Hu was the President of the National Jiangsu Medical College (国立江苏医学院, present day known as the Nanjing Medical University, 南京医科大学). He was also the General Secretary of the Research Institute of Preventive Medicine in China. In 1951, he was appointed as a research scholar at Columbia University under the Department of State's grant-in-aid program recommended by the Nationalist Ministry of Education. During his time at Columbia, he researched about the history of acupuncture and moxa and its relation to cancer treatment. He was most known as the forerunner in establishing the study of public health and implementing policies on public health and hygiene in modern Chinese society.

Subject Headings

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Genre/Form
Correspondence CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Letters (correspondence) CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Photographic postcards CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Subject
Acupuncture CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Medicine, Chinese CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Medicine, Chinese CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Moxa CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Physicians CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Writing CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID