0.8. linear ft. (2 boxes).
Original typescripts, correspondence and notes.
Education in the prevention of disease -- Malaria in America, Medical history and medical sects -- The ranks of death: a medical history of the conquest of America (edited by Frank D. Ashburn. New York: Coward-McCann, 1947) -- Prehistoric and ancient medicine.
Percy Moreau Ashburn (1872-1940) was born in Batavia, Ohio. He received his M.D. degree from the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia in 1893. He joined the U.S. Army Medical Department in 1898. From 1899 to 1909 he was stationed in the Philippines where he helped organize the Army Board for the study of tropical diseases in the Philippine Islands. Ashburn was General Inspector of the Health Department in Panama from 1914 until 1917, when he was detached as Chief Medical Officer at Fort Benjamin Harrison. From 1919 to 1927 Colonel Ashburn headed the Division of Venereal Diseases in the Surgeon General's office, established the Medical Field Service School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and spent four years as professor of military hygiene at West Point. In 1927 Ashburn became Chief of the Library Division in the Surgeon General's Office and Librarian of the Army Medical Library. He held these positions until his retirement from the army in 1932. He was superintendent of the Columbia Hospital for Women from 1934 until his death.