Finding Aid
Bernard J. Alpers
Bernard J. Alpers

Bernard J. Alpers Papers
3 linear ft. (3 boxes)

Biographical Note
Bernard J. Alpers was born in Salem, Massachusetts on March 14, 1900. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1923, and he received his Doctor of Medical Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1930. He came to Jefferson Medical College in 1938 as a Professor of Neurology, where he would stay until his retirement in 1965. During his career, Alpers described a rare disease which was subsequently named after him; established a neurology residency program at Jefferson; and was president of the American Neurological Association, the American Association of Neuropathology, the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Diseases, and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He died on November 2, 1981.

Scope and Contents
This collection consists of Alpers' files in original order with original file titles. Most of the material is arranged by title of publication or address. Many of the folders also contain manuscripts, published copies, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, and notes.

Organization and Arrangement

  1. Papers (1930-1969)

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