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WSSM-10: Dr. Jeremiah M. Gelles, M.D. Collection

Identifier: WSSM-10

Scope and Contents

This fragmentary collection includes materials documenting Dr. Gelles efforts to bring attention to Dr. Krugman’s hepatitis experiments, including articles, correspondence, and protest flyers. Also present are materials Gelles collected about Krugman and Willowbrook.


  • 1971-1973

Conditions Governing Use

The researcher assumes full responsibility for compliance with laws of copyright. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Coordinator of Archives & Special Collections.


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This collection documents Dr. Jeremiah M. Gelles efforts as an individual and as a member of various protest groups to draw attention to the questionable morality of Dr. Saul Krugman’s hepatitis experiments at the Willowbrook State School.


The materials in this collection are arranged series. Series 1, Correspondence, Literary Productions, includes materials Gelles was active in writing or editing that present his views on Krugman. The correspondence file includes some incoming letters that respond to Gelles’ observations. Series 2, Protest Materials, contains flyers presenting objections to Krugman’s conduct. Series 3, Krugman’s Hepatitis Research, constitutes a collection of materials, mostly articles published in medical journals, that present Krugman’s research. Series 4, Newsclippings, includes newspaper articles about Krugman, Willowbrook, and Krugman’s hepatitis vaccine.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Dr. Jeremiah M. Gelles, M.D.

Processing Information

Arranged and described by James A. Kaser.

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Repository Details

Part of the CSI Archives & Special Collections Repository