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Aller G. Ellis Papers
1.75 linear ft. (4 boxes)
Aller Gustin Ellis (1868 -1953) received his B.S. from Geneva College in 1894 and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1900. He spent much of his career working at Jefferson Medical College and for the Rockefeller Foundation in Bangkok, Siam (now Thailand). At Jefferson he started as an Associate Professor of Pathology before eventually becoming a full Professor of Pathology. In Bangkok he was Directory of Pathology at the Royal Medical College until his resignation in 1921 to return to America and teach at Jefferson Medical College again. This return was short-lived since after his teaching appointment was not renewed he went back to Siam in 1923 for a five year appointment as a Visiting Professor of Pathology and Director of Studies at Chulalankarana University. As soon as 1924 he became the acting Dean of the University, and in 1926 he was appointed the Dean and Director of the Siriraj Hospital. He stayed in Siam until 1939 before retiring to Denver, Colorado. He died February 19, 1953 in Plainfield, NJ of arteriosclerosis.
The bulk of the collection consists of materials related to Ellis' work in Siam from the 1920s to the 1930s. There are also a few items related to Jefferson Medical College such as Ellis' class president graduation speech, reunion pamphlets, and 1910 recommendation letter from J.W. Holland.
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