Charles Cassedy Bass papers
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.
- Other: Date acquired: 10/09/1977
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.
The collection is arranged as follows: biographical material, correspondence, printed materials, writings, and published writings. The collection consists of three boxes and seven volumes.
Source of Acquisition
Mrs. James W. Hopkins.
Method of Acquisition
Collection processed in 1977 by WM.
- Bass, Charles C. (Charles Cassedy), 1875-1975.
- Biographies Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Clippings (information artifacts) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Dental health education Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts (document genre) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photographs Subject Source: Local sources
- Physicians -- Louisiana -- New Orleans Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Programs (documents) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Publications Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Tulane University. School of Medicine.
- Writings Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
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