Collection ID: Ms Coll 46

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Malawista, Stephen E., 1934-2013
Stephen E. Malawista, M.D, was a member of the Department of Internal Medicine and Chair of the Section of Rheumatology at Yale. His research focused on the mechanisms of inflammation relevant to rheumatology. He was best known as the co-discoverer of Lyme disease. His papers include correspondence, section annual reports, correspondence and drafts on papers submitted for publication, grants and contracts, popular material on Lyme disease, presentations, published papers, and research notes.
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Materials are mostly in English. Some correspondence and notes are in French.


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The papers include correspondence with individuals and organizations; administrative reports of the Section of Rheumatology; Yale committee minutes and correspondence; grants and contracts whether funded or not; manuscripts of papers, both published and unpublished, including correspondence with editors, reviews, and subsequent resubmissions to the same or other journals; popular and scholarly materials collected by Malawista on Lyme disease; presentations and travels to conferences; articles/reprints; protocols; and laboratory notebooks. Restricted materials containing patient information include Malawista's correspondence with patients, clinical research, clinical trials, and most research notebooks.

Biographical / Historical:

Stephen Evan Malawista, professor of medicine at Yale, was born in New York City and graduated from Harvard College (1954) and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University (1958). He completed his residency training at Yale. After a brief stint in the Public Health Service, he was invited back to Yale in 1966, where he became chief of Rheumatology in the Department of Internal Medicine in 1967. As chief for 21 years, he built up the section to a major center for rheumatology. Malawista was known for his creativity in the laboratory, his observational skills as a clinician, and his wit as a colleague. His research focused on inflammation, especially neutrophils, and he made many important contributions. He developed the first screen for the prenatal diagnosis of chronic granulomatous disease. But Malawista will be especially remembered as the co-discoverer in 1975 with Allen C. Steele, of Lyme disease. In addition to his previous areas of research, Malawista continued to investigate Lyme disease through the remainder of his career. He and his colleagues researched the causal mechanisms, diagnosis, etiology, and the treatment of Lyme disease, and the prevention of Lyme disease by a vaccine. All Malawista's sabbaticals were spent in Paris collaborating with various French colleagues. Malawista received several major awards, among them the Gold Medal of the American College of Rheumatology, the Ciba-Geigy/International League Against Rheumatism Prize with Allen Steere, and the degree of Docteur Honoris Causa from the Universite de Paris.


Organized into 12 series: 1. General. 2. Correspondence. 3. Yale University: Administration, Teaching, Medical Practice, Sabbaticals. 4. Submission of manuscripts for publication. 5. Grant and contract proposals. 6. Lyme disease files, Part 1 (open). 7. Lyme disease files, Part 2 (restricted). 8. Lyme Vaccine Study (restricted). 9. Talks and Travel ("T/T"). 10. Published articles (reprints). 11. Research materials. 12. Oversize.

Indexed Terms

Borrelia burgdorferi
Lyme disease -- Connecticut
Lyme disease -- Diagnosis
Lyme disease -- Popular works
Lyme disease -- Prevention
Lyme disease -- Treatment
Lyme disease -- Immunological aspects
Chronic granulomatous disease
Rheumatologists -- Connecticut
American College of Rheumatology
American Rheumatism Association
Arthritis Foundation
Arthritis Foundation. Connecticut Chapter
Association of American Physicians
Connaught Laboratories
G.D. Searle & Co
Gaylord Hospital (Wallingford, Conn.)
International League against Rheumatism
Interurban Clinical Club
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
New Haven Foundation
Veterans Administration Hospital Medical Center (West Haven, Conn.)
Yale-New Haven Hospital
Yale University. Department of Internal Medicine. Section of Rheumatology
Barthold, Stephen W.
Beeson, Paul B. (Paul Bruce), 1908-2006
Bensch, Klaus G.
Bessis, Marcel, 1917-
Bodel, Phyllis
Chevance, Anne de Boisfleury
Cooney, Leo M.
Craft, Joseph E.
Curnutte, John T.
Duff, Gordon W.
Dyett, Deborah Elizabeth
Evans, Janine
Feinstein, Alvan R., 1925-2001
Fikrig, Erol
Flavell, R. A. (Richard A.)
Gifford, Robert H.
Hardin, John A.
Kantor, Fred S.
Lerner, Aaron Bunsen
McCarty, Daniel J., 1928-
Montgomery, Ruth
Naccache, Paul H.
Persing, David H.
Rahn, Daniel W. (Daniel Wallace), 1950-
Satò„, Hidemi, 1926-
Schoen, Robert T.
Seegmiller, J. E.
Serhan, Charles N.
Smallwood, Joan Irene
Steere, Allen C.
Blaricom, Gretchen Van
Van Damme, Jo
Weiss, Mary C.
Weissmann, Gerald
Creasey, William A.
Thier, Samuel O., 1937-
Austen, K. Frank (Karl Frank)


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