Walter Timme papers


The papers of neurologist Walter Timme, including drafts of scientific papers; offprints of Timme's medical articles; and a manuscript draft of his memoirs. Topics documented include the "criminal type"; the history of multiple sclerosis; and the effects of saccharin on the nervous system. Also included is Timme's statement at the 1923 New York Governor's Narcotic Drug Control Conference in which he came out strongly against the criminalization of narcotics use. The memoir appears to be fragmentary and seems never to have been published.


Walter Timme, 1874-1956

Date [inclusive]: 

1907-1939, 1945-1947

Physical Description: 

.3 cubic feet (1 box)


Cite as: 

Walter Timme Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.