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Charles Cassedy Bass papers

Identifier: LaRC-419

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the correspondence, writings, diplomas, certificates, programs, sympathy notes, clippings, and photographs of Dr. Charles Cassedy Bass (1875-1975). Bass was a professor at Tulane Medical School and later dean (1922-1940). He did research on and promoted the "Bass technique" of preventative dental health care, and there are writings on this topic in the collection. In addition, there are biographies on Bass, as well as writings about him by others. There are also published volumes of writings by Bass.


  • 1899-1975


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Cassedy Bass (1875-1975) was the son of Isaac E. and Mary Wilkes Bass and born in Carley, Mississippi. He received his medical degree from Tulane University in 1899. In 1897 he married Coraline Howell and practiced in Columbia, Mississippi from 1899 to 1904 when he began doing research in New Orleans. One of his major discoveries was the cultivation of malarial plasmodia in vitro, which was brought to full use when Bass did research in the Panama Canal Zone in 1912. Bass became Professor of Experimental Medicine and Director of Laboratories of Clinical Medicine at Tulane University from 1912-1940, and served as Dean of the School of Medicine from 1922 to 1940. From 1940 until his death, Bass did research on and promoted the "Bass technique" of preventative dental health care, the currently accepted model of dental care. He served as president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine, authored and co-authored several books, as well as over one hundred and sixty articles and brochures.


3.00 Boxes

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged as follows: biographical material, correspondence, printed materials, writings, and published writings. The collection consists of three boxes and seven volumes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. James W. Hopkins. Date acquired: 10/09/1977.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1977 by WM.

LAC Group
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US