Rustin McIntosh papers


Correspondence, writings, clinical records, photographs, and artifacts documenting McIntosh's professional career. There is considerable material on his World War I service as part of U.S. Base Hospital 116, including correspondence, notebooks, and photographs; on his work as Director of Babies Hospital; and on his pediatric practice.

Correspondents include Warfield T. Longcope, Lithgow Osborne, Edwards Park, and John Rock. There is also material relating to McIntosh's Harvard reunions, and his membership in such groups as the Century Association, the University Club, and the Peripatetic Club.

Clinical records include patient records, and correspondence with consulting physicians and with the parents of patients. A diary kept on a study tour of Europe, 1930-31, provides insight into pediatric thinking and practice of the era.


Rustin McIntosh, 1894-1986.

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Physical Description: 

3.45 cubic feet (10 document boxes; 2 flat boxes; 1 vol.; 1 folder)



Because Protected Health Information (PHI) as defined by the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) may be found throughout the papers, access is allowed only under terms of Archives and Special Collections' Access Policy to Records Containing Protected Health Information.

Because of staff constraints and the lack of a name index, Archives & Special Collections cannot search for individual records in the patient records.  Microfilm of some of Babies Hospital’s post-1928 patient records are held by the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Dept. of Health Information Management; persons wishing to locate the records of individuals should contact them at:

Access to Base Hospital 116 photographs is restricted due to fragility.  Researchers must use digitized versions.

Cite as: 

Rustin McIntosh Papers, 1917-1986, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.