An American Saga: The Story of Helen Thomas and Simon Flexner

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Index
Abbott, Alexander C, 241, 242–243, 330
Abolitionism, 71, 98
Abraham, Aaron (uncle of SF), 12–13
Abraham, Caroline (aunt of SF), 12–13, ‘4–17. 27. 39
Abraham, Esther. See Flexner, Esther Abraham
Adams, Frank, 29, 135
Ade, George, 345–346
American College, The (Abraham Flexner), 381
Amos, Harold L., 424
anaphylaxis, SF discovery on, 234
Anderson, Dr. (SF’s examiner), 134
Anderson, Margaret Steele, 380
Angell, James Burrill, 125
autopsy: childhood experiment with, 23; SF technique at, 2 18; as research opportunity, 233, 235; of Hong Kong victims, 247, 335; at Philadelphia municipal hospital, 318, 329–330; in San Francisco plague inquiry, 338
Ayer Clinical Laboratory, 330–331, 417, 419
Barker, Lewellys F., 216, 226–227, 239, 240, 335, 359; on meningitis search, 214–216; and social life, 228, 244; and Helen, 229, 405; career, 233, 237; and Philippines mission, 245, 250; mentioned, 329
Barr, John W., 117
Bassett, V. H., 421–422
Battle of Red Bank, 79–82
Behring, Emil von, 234
Berenson, Bernard, 287–288, 291
Berenson, Mary. See Pearsall Smith, Mary
Beriberi, Philippine mission study of, M7. 251
Berkly, Dr. Henry J., 228
Biggs, Herman M., 355, 356
Billings, Dr. John Shaw, 228, 237
birth control: as moral impossibility, 183–184; medical warning on, 290–291
Black Death, and Plague Commission, 334
Black Horace (Thomas family coachman), 178
Blaydes, Wilfred, 308
Boardman, William, 158–160
Bodine, Dr. James M., 133, 139
Bowser, Mr. John W., 119, 123
Brandeises (Louisville cultural leaders), 123
Bronk, Detlev, 439
Bryn Mawr College, 267–268; Carey Thomas dean of, 168–169, 267, 268; Mary Flexner at, 256, 258, 260, 398; Bernard Flexner endows, 262; Helen at, 266–267, 268–271, 276–277, 279–280, 294, 296, 308–309, 391, 398; Carey president of, 293, 294, 299
Bryn Mawr School, 169
Bubonic plague, and Plague Commission, 334–340
Burney, Fanny, 280
Carey, James, 70, 71, 74, 98
Carey, Martha (wife of Richard Henry Thomas), 70–74
Carey, Morris, 278
Carey, Nielson Poe, 42 5
Carnegie, Andrew, 350
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and Flexner Report, 381
Carpenter, Edith. See Thomas, Edith Carpenter
Cattell, Henry W., 318, 330
Cheatham, Dr. William, 115, 117, 205
Cheston, Galloway, 98, 125
Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life, The (Hannah Whitall), 160
Clark, Kenneth, 437
Clark, Ronald W., 290
Coeducation: Mary Thomas on, 148; and Johns Hopkins, 211, 225, 226
College Entrance Board, Abraham attacks, 377
Columbia University Teachers College, Lincoln School of, 378n
Cooley, Frank, 135–136
Coombe Edge (Thomas Country House), 182, 185, 186, 193, 232, 266, 401

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Illustrations (between Pages 238–239) xi
  • Prologue xiii
  • I - New Americans 1
  • 1 - Bohemia — Strasbourg — Kentucky 3
  • 2 - Germany — Paris — Kentucky 11
  • 3 - Simon Flexner, Delinquent 21
  • 4 - Hard Times 32
  • 5 - Simon Flexner, Unemployable 39
  • 6 - New Departures 44
  • II - Old Americans 51
  • 7 - Puritan to Quaker 53
  • 8 - Manumission and Aftermath 60
  • 9 - The Midnight Cry 70
  • 10 - Testimony against War 77
  • 11 - Private Intercourse with God 84
  • 12 - A Young Marriage 93
  • III - The Long Road Upward 101
  • 13 - The Gate Opens 103
  • 14 - Jacob’s Drugstore 108
  • 15 - Microscope with Wings 114
  • 16 - An Unprepared Student and a New University 120
  • 17 - Pathways for Escape 131
  • IV - Privileges and Traumas 141
  • 18 - Helen’s Childhood 143
  • 19 - Evangelists 156
  • 20 - Helen Growing 166
  • 21 - Sexual Divisions 174
  • 22 - Sexual Revulsion 181
  • 23 - Catastrophe 188
  • V - Miraculous Destiny 197
  • 24 - A New Life Starts 199
  • 25 - Settling in at the Hopkins 210
  • 26 - Breaking Trail 218
  • 27 - Rising 225
  • 28 - Danger at the Crossroads 236
  • 29 - Mission to the Philippines 276
  • 30 - The Further Adventures of Abraham 286
  • VI - Chiaroscuro 295
  • 31 - Seesaw 297
  • 32 - Entrapments and Escapes 308
  • 33 - Exploding Horizons 316
  • 34 - Friday’s Hill 326
  • 35 - Death of a Father 336
  • 36 - The Vellum Sanctuary 339
  • VII - Approaching Lives 347
  • 37 - Settling in at Philadelphia 349
  • 38 - Helen Thomas and Bertrand Russell 356
  • 39 - A Lion in Philadelphia 361
  • 40 - The Black Death 366
  • 41 - The Valley of Despair 373
  • 42 - Enter the Rockefeller Institute 382
  • 43 - An Offer and a Refusal 393
  • 44 - Abraham and Anne 403
  • VIII - Joining Together 415
  • 45 - Consummations 417
  • 46 - Great Changes 427
  • 47 - Lucy and Other Troubles 438
  • 48 - A Hectic Departure 448
  • 49 - The Mildness of a Strong Love 457
  • IX - Conclusion 463
  • 50 - The Later Years 465
  • Acknowledgments Acknowledgments for the Use of Photographs Cast of Family Characters Bibliography Abbreviations Used in the Source References Source References 479
  • Acknowledgments 481
  • Acknowledgments for the Use of Photographs 483
  • Cast of Family Characters 485
  • Bibliography 489
  • Abbreviations Used in the Source References 501
  • Source References 503
  • Index 517
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