Sarah H. Sell Papers
Collection Number 74

Summary Information

Sarah H. Sell
Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Sell, Sarah H., 1913-
Title
Sarah H. Sell Papers
Date [inclusive]
1958 - 1982
Extent
7.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
Personal papers of pediatrician, Vanderbilt alumna, and Vanderbilt professor Sarah H. Sell (b. 1913). Materials include: correspondence; reprints; reports; grant applications; manuscripts; personal and biographical material; medical illustrations and photographs; and files on laboratory procedures, Tennessee Medical Association; Private Practice Program, H. Influenza, pneumococcal vaccine, Abbot Laboratories, and Hartford Study.

Preferred Citation

Sarah H. Sell Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Sarah H. Sell pediatrician, author, and professor was considered an authority on immunization and infectious diseases of children. Dr. Sell devoted much of her professional career to the development of a vaccine to protect children against Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib). Her initiatives led to the licensure of several conjugating Hib vaccines in the late 1980s and early 1990s. These vaccines have been so effective that they have virtually eliminated this devastating disease in young children in the United States. Dr. Sell donated her personal papers to the Eskind Library, and this collection is open to researchers.

Sarah Hamilton Sell received her undergraduate degree from Berea College in 1934. She then worked as a bacteriologist for the Alabama State Health Department for three years. In 1937 she came to Vanderbilt as a graduate student in bacteriology, graduating with a M.S. degree in 1938. Six years later she entered Vanderbilt Medical School and graduated in 1948. After graduation she completed pediatric residencies at Vanderbilt, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and Louisiana State University.

Dr. Sell joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1954 and remained until her retirement in 1978. Dr. Sell served as a consultant at the Tennessee Department of Health and Environment in 1978 and as president of the Nashville Academy of Medicine in 1987. She died in Nashville, October 6, 2012.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of pediatrician, Vanderbilt alumna, and Vanderbilt professor Sarah H. Sell (b. 1913). Materials include: correspondence; reprints; reports; grant applications; manuscripts; personal and biographical material; medical illustrations and photographs; and files on laboratory procedures, Tennessee Medical Association; Private Practice Program, H. Influenza, pneumococcal vaccine, Abbot Laboratories, and Hartford Study. The collection is divided into two series: one consisting of correspondence and the other comprising of other documents.

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Administrative Information

Notes about Access to this Collection

All collections are subject to applicable VUMC privacy and confidentiality policies. Collection specific restrictions: No Restrictions.

Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections.

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Subject Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Sell, Sarah H., 1913-

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Communicable Diseases--in infancy
  • MeSH Haemophilus Influenzae--history
  • MeSH Immunization--in infancy
  • MeSH Pediatrics--history

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Epidemiology/Public Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics
  • Vanderbilt Alumni

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Collection Inventory

Series 01: Correspondence  

Box Folder

Miscellaneous "A" correspondence - 1965-80.

1 1

Miscellaneous "G" correspondence - 1972-78.

1 10

Huang, Nancy N., M.D. - 1971-72. Hnilica, Violette, M.D. - Curriculum vitae. Miscellaneous "H" correspondence - 1966-78.

1 11

Miscellaneous "T" correspondence - 1967-76.

1 12

Johnston, Richard, M.D. - 1965-75. Miscellaneous "J" correspondence - 1972-78.

1 13

Karzon, David T., M.D. - 1964-77. Miscellaneous "K" correspondence - 1966-80.

1 14

Lilly Laboratory for Clinical Research - 1970-75. Leidy, Grace, M.D. - 1972. Miscellaneous "L" correspondence - 1965-79.

1 15

Merrill, Robert E., M.D. - 1969-74. Miscellaneous "M" correspondence - 1965-78.

1 16

Miscellaneous "Mc" correspondence - 1973-78.

1 17

Nelson, John, M.D. - 1968-70. Nelson, Waldo E., M.D. - 1971-76. Norden, Carl, M.D. - 1972. Miscellaneous "N" correspondence - 1967-75.

1 18

Nelson's Text Book of Pediatrics, 10th Edition - 1971-72. Miscellaneous "P" correspondence - 1972-78.

1 19

American Pediatric Society - 1977-78.

1 2

Robbins, John B., M.D. - 1970-74. Miscellaneous "R" correspondence - 1966-76.

1 20

Miscellaneous "Y" correspondence - 1969-79.

1 21

Sarah H. Sell, M.D. - Curriculum vitae and application for appointment at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

1 22

Tennessee Medical Association - Correspondence, minutes of the meeting, and programs, 1967-77.

1 23

Anderson, Porter, Ph.D. - 1972-75.

1 3

John G. Buddingh, M.D. - 1970-74. Miscellaneous "B" correspondence - 1968-78.

1 4

Clyde, Wallace, M.D. - 1963-70. Coffey, John, M.D. - 1964-78. Miscellaneous "C" correspondence - 1966-81.

1 5

Miscellaneous "D" correspondence - 1966-78.

1 6

The Education and Auditory Research Foundation - 1976-77.

1 7

Miscellaneous "E" correspondence - 1970-77.

1 8

Miscellaneous "F" correspondence - 1968-78.

1 9

Correspondence, 1971-75.

2 30

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Series 02: Miscellaneous  

Box Folder

Antigenic Fractions of H. Influenzae - Correspondence, reports, applications for research grants, 1967-74.

2 1

Miscellaneous "W" correspondence, 1969-79.

2 10

Miscellaneous "U" correspondence, 1972-75.

2 11

Turk, David C. - Correspondence and other reference material relating to H. Influenzae.

2 12

Miscellaneous "T" correspondence, 1976-78.

2 13

Material relating to drug sensitivity of H. Influenzae, 1970.

2 14

Miscellaneous "S" correspondence, 1967-78.

2 15

Personal - Laboratory reports and other medical reports relating to Dr. Sell's son, Clive Sell, 1960-72.

2 16

Abbott Laboratories, Corporate Research and Experimental Therapy Division - Scientific report, 1977.

2 17

Correspondence with Dr. William R. Barclay and typed manuscript, "Treatment of Otitis Media Due to Hemophilus Influenzae," by Dr. Sarah H. Sell, 1977.

2 18

Abbott Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Division - Correspondence, 1975-77.

2 19

Renewal application for Antigenic Fractions of H. Influenzae research, 1970-73.

2 2

Abbott Laboratories - Data and reference material relating to Otitis Media caused by H. Influenzae.

2 20

Typed manuscript, "Therapy of Otitis Media due to Hemophilus Influenzae - Evaluation of Three Antimicrobial Regiments."

2 21

Pneumonia Vaccine Study - Progress report, April 1978.

2 22

Pneumococcal Vaccine - Contract Proposal Request, April 1978.

2 23

Abbott Laboratories - Otitis Media studies, 1971-72.

2 24

Typed manuscript, "Comparative Antibiotic Efficacy in the Treatment of Acute Otitis Media caused by Hemophilus Influenzae".

2 25

Applications for research grants, 1964-69.

2 26

Correspondence, research grants applications, and summary of progress reports, 1971-73.

2 27

Material relating to NIH grant approval for "Natural Antibodies to H. Influenzae" research project, 1971-73.

2 28

"Natural and Immunized Antibodies to H. Influenzae," research project grant application, May 1, 1971.

2 29

Mouse - Atomizer research results, 1971-72.

2 3

Illustrations and other reference material relating to H. Influenzae research, 1976.

2 31

Applications for renewal grants and reports of Antigenic Fractions of H. Influenzae research, 1969-73.

2 4

Infectious Disease Committee Meeting, San Francisco, California, January 21-22, 1974.

2 5

Stuy, J. H. - Dr. Sell's correspondence with Dr. Stuy relating to H. Influenzae research, 1975.

2 6

Peter, Lily - Correspondence and photographs taken at H. Influenzae conference, April, 1972.

2 7

Strayhorn, Martha - Correspondence relating to H. Influenzae research, 1972-73.

2 8

Smith, David H. - Correspondence and other reference material relating to H. Influenzae, 1970-74.

2 9

Kentucky Medical Association - Programs, memorandum and reports, 1978.

3 1

Hemophilus Influenzae Type B Vaccine conference, New York, September 27-28, 1979.

3 10

H. Influenzae conference travel reimbursements, 1981.

3 11

Treatment of Otitis Media caused by Hemophilus Influenzae: Evaluation of three Antimicrobial Regiments, 1978.

3 12

Studies of H. Influenzae in Acute Upper Respiratory Infection.

3 13

Reprint, "Meningitis in Newborn Infants due to Listeria Monocytogenes," by Dr. Frank Loda and Dr. Sarah Sell, 1963.

3 14

Reprint, "Some Observations on Acute Bronchiolitis in Infants," by Dr. Sarah Sell, 1960.

3 15

Typed manuscript, "In Vitro Sensitivities to H. Influenzae Typable and Non-typable Strains," by Dr. Sarah H. Sell.

3 16

Histoplasmosis - Immunofluorescence Inhibition study.

3 17

Marc Beem - Correspondence 1960-68.

3 18

Parke Davis Company - Correspondence and other research material, 1956-68.

3 19

VII International Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases - Correspondence, typed manuscript and speech, St. Anne's College, Oxford, September 12-15, 1978.

3 2

Abbott Laboratories - Otitis Media Study, 1971-72.

3 20

Hartford Bronchiolitis study, 1966-67.

3 21

Hartford Bronchiolitis study - References.

3 22

Hartford Study - Allergy and Respiratory Infection references.

3 23

Hartford Study - Hemophilus Influenzae references.

3 24

Hoffmann-LaRoche Inc. - Correspondence, 1964-68.

3 25

Wyeth Laboratories - Correspondence, 1966-67.

3 26

Parke Davis Company - Correspondence, 1958-69.

3 27

Pneumococcal Vaccine studies, 1980.

3 28

H. Influenzae study material.

3 29

Otitis Media with H. Influenzae - Infection Rx E Erythromycin Estolate, 1963-64.

3 3

Manuscripts relating to Pneumococcal Vaccine in Infants and Bronchiolitis in Infants.

3 30

Lilly Research Laboratories - Research material relating to Erythromycin in treating H. Influenzae Infections, 1958-73.

3 31

Arkansas Medical Society Journal - Correspondence relating to the article "Immunizations - 1964" by Dr. Sarah H. Sell, 1964.

3 4

"Current Therapy (complimentary copy) and typed manuscript "Recent Developments in Immunization," by Dr. Sarah H. Sell, 1968.

3 5

Burroughs Wellcome Co. - Correspondence, 1963-72.

3 6

Committee to Select Dean for Peabody - Correspondence and curriculum vitae of the applicants, 1979.

3 7

Bacterial Aspects of Respiratory Infections, R & Dx, Medical Science - Correspondence and other reference material, 1963-64.

3 8

Manuscript, "Clinical Management of Acute Bronchiolitis in Infants".

3 9

Septicemia in Infants and Children - Manuscript and other reference material, 1964.

4 1

H. Influenzae conference material, 1980-81.

4 10

Travel expense reports and reimbursements of participants of H. Influenzae conference, April 1981.

4 11

Material relating to H. Influenzae conference, Pinehurst, N.C., March 22-25, 1981.

4 12

Turk, David C., M.D. - Correspondence, 1981.

4 13

American Cyanamid Company, Lederle Laboratories - Correspondence relating to a symposium on H. Influenzae at Vanderbilt University, 1980.

4 14

Information to Authors (modified from the New England Journal of Medicine) relating to H. Influenzae manuscripts.

4 15

Correspondence relating to H. Influenzae conference, Pinehurst, March 22-25, 1981.

4 16

Material relating to H. Influenzae conference, Pinehurst, N.C., March 22-25, 1981.

4 17

Correspondence relating to H. Influenzae conference, 1981.

4 18

Elsevier North Holland, Scientific Publishing Co. - Correspondence and publication agreement relating to presentations on H. Influenzae conference, 1980-81.

4 19

Pneumococcal Vaccine study material, 1978-80.

4 2

Correspondence relating to H. Influenzae conference, Pinehurst, N.C., March 22-25, 1981.

4 20

Programs relating to conference on H. Influenzae, Pinehurst, N.C., March 22-25, 1981.

4 21

Pinehurst Hotel and Country Club - Correspondence, 1981.

4 22

Peggy C. Ferry Study - Vanderbilt University Medical Center History Record, Comprehensive Developmental Evaluation Center - Patients medical history reports, 1975-78.

4 23

Budget reports relating to H. Influenzae Research, 1970-74.

4 24

Routine for Inoculating Bacterial Cultures, 1960-70.

4 3

Reprints of 3 articles about Dr. Owen H. Wilson, 1969.

4 4

"Disaster Community Planning and Organization," lecture by John M. Whitney, M.D., 1962.

4 5

Correspondence relating to a symposium on Infectious Diseases held at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, November 11-13, 1964.

4 6

Manuscript, "The Use of Immunofluorescent Techniques in Diagnosis of Clinical Histoplasmosis," by Dr. Sarah Sell and Dr. Amos Christie and Nancie S. Schweikert, 1968.

4 7

Pneumococcal Vaccine study material, 1979-80.

4 8

National Institute of Health - Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee Meeting, March 27-28, 1980.

4 9

Vanderbilt Professional Practice Program, monthly private practice activity summary - Dr. Sarah Sell's Income reports.

5 1

Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee - Memoranda, minutes of the meeting and program reports, 1973-75.

5 10

Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Program (MIDP) - Handbook and annual report for committee members, 1977-78.

5 11

Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee - Memoranda, summary of minutes and program reports, 1977.

5 12

Infectious Disease Committee - Agenda, committee roster and orientation handbook for new members of study sections, 1976.

5 13

NIAID Infectious Disease Committee - Abstracts of Presentations, 1977.

5 14

NIAID Infectious Disease Committee - Memorandum, minutes of the meeting and reports, 1976.

5 15

Vanderbilt Professional Practice Program - Monthly private practice activity summary, 1982.

5 16

Material relating to Vanderbilt Professional Practice Program, patient service and charge reports, 1974.

5 2

Vanderbilt Private Practice Plan - General information and liability insurance programs.

5 3

Pneumococcal Contract - Correspondence, reports and other material relating to Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine, 1975-80.

5 4

Pneumococcal Contract - Material relating to Pneumococcal Vaccine study, 1974-78.

5 5

Pneumococcal Contract - Correspondence and other reference material, 1975-78.

5 6

Pneumococcal Vaccine Study - Final reports, October 1975.

5 7

Studies on Hemophilus Influenzae - Reports and other research material, 1974.

5 8

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee - Correspondence, memorandum and program reports and summary of Influenzae workshops, 1973-74.

5 9

Dr. Jerry A. Winkelstein, M.D. - "The Role of Complement in the Host's Defense Against Hemophilus Influenzae".

6 1

Oeschger, Max P., Ph.D. - "A New Approach to Hemophilus Influenzae Vaccine Development".

6 10

Moxon, E. Richard, M.D. - "Experimental Study of Hemophilus Influenzae Infection in a Rat Model".

6 11

Michaels, Richard H., M.D. - "Viral Potentiation of the Pathogenicity of Hemophilus Influenzae".

6 12

Loeb, Marilyn R., Ph.D. - "Properties and Immunogenicity of H. Influenzae Outer Membrane Proteins".

6 13

Kuo, J. S. C. - Development of Hemophilus Influenzae Type b Vaccine: A Combined Vaccine Consisting of the Capsular Polysaccharide, Polyribosyl Ribitol Phosphate and Bordetella Pertussis".

6 14

Insel, Richard A., M.D. - "Anticapsular Antibody to Hemophilus Influenzae b".

6 15

Hansen, Eric J., Ph.D. - "Cell Envelope Proteins of Hemophilus Influenzae Type b: Potential Vaccinogen Candidates".

6 16

Granoff, Dan M., M.D. - "Outer Membrane Protein Subtypes for Epidemiologic Investigation of H. Influenzae Type b Disease".

6 17

Glode, Mary P., M.D. - "Epidemiology of Hemophilus Influenzae Type b in Infant Rats: Intralitter Transmission of Organisms, Eradication of Colonization with Rifampin and Prevention of Disease by Immunization".

6 18

Giebink, G. Scott, M.D. - "Experimental Otitis Media Due to Hemophilus Influenzae in the Chinchilla".

6 19

Williams, Christine L., M.D. - "Combined Hemophilus Influenzae".

6 2

Fraser, David W., M.D. - "Hemophilus Influenzae in the Community and the Home".

6 20

Ferry, Peggy C., M.D. - "Sequelae of Hemophilus Influenzae Meningitis".

6 21

Egan William, Ph.D. - "Structural Studies of the Hemophilus Influenzae Capsular Polysaccharides".

6 22

Davie, Joseph M., Ph.D. - "Anti-Polysaccharide Immunity in Man and Animals".

6 23

Daum, Robert S., M.D. - "The Role of Rifampin in the Management of Household Contacts of Patients with Invasive H. Influenzae Infections".

6 24

Cebra, John J., Ph.D. - "The Mucosal Immune Response".

6 25

Conference on Hemophilus Influenzae - Table of contents and the list of participants.

6 26

Anderson, Porter, Ph.D. - "The Immunogenicity of "Aggregated PRP," "PRP - Complex," and Covalent Conjugates of PRP with a Diphtheria Toxoid".

6 27

- Band, Jeffrey D., M.D. - "Chemoprophylaxis of Hemophilus Influenzae Type b Disease: A Strategy for Preventing Secondary Cases". - Buckmire, Francis L. S., Ph.D. - "Characterization of the Capsular Antigen Isolated from Hemophilus Influenz

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- Band, Jeffrey D., M.D. - "Chemoprophylaxis of Hemophilus Influenzae Type b Disease: A Strategy for Preventing Secondary Cases". - Buckmire, Francis L. S., Ph.D. - "Characterization of the Capsular Antigen Isolated from Hemophilus Influenzae Type b and Two Spontaneous Non-encapsulated Mutants".

6 28

Important Correspondence relating to the publishing of the Book "Hemophilus Influenzae," 1981-82.

6 29

Joel, I. Ward, M.D. - "Hemophilus Influenzae Disease in Alaska".

6 3

Turk, David C., M.D. - "The Clinical Importance of Hemophilus Influenzae".

6 4

Sutton, Ann, M.A. - "Resistance to Complement determines Virulence of H. Influenzae type b".

6 5

Smith, David H., M.D. - "Progress and Prospects for Active Immunization for H. Influenzae Diseases".

6 6

Smith, Arnold L., M.D. - "Pathogenesis of Hemophilus Influenzae Meningitis".

6 7

Schneerson, Rachel, M.D. - "Protein Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccines".

6 8

- Paul, William E., M.D. - "Lymphocyte Subpopulations and Responses to Polysaccharide Antigens". - Robbins, John B., M.D. - "A Review of the Efficacy Trails with Hemophilus Influenzae Type b Polysaccharide Vaccines".

6 9

20 packets containing medical illustrations used in H. Influenzae book. 1 packet - photograph (5 copies, identity unknown). 1 box containing master copy of "Hemophilus Influenzae" book.

7

- Material relating to the Book titled "Hemophilus Influenzae" edited by Dr. Sell and Dr. Karzon. - General information on H. Influenzae conference.

7 1

Symposium on Infectious Diseases, September 1978.

7 2

Dr. Sarah Sell's travel expense reports, 1978-79.

7 3

The American Board of Pediatrics, Inc. Task Force on Recent Advances - Committee material, 1978.

7 34

Research Grants - Final reports, 1969-73.

7 35

Pneumococcal Vaccine research material, 1978-79.

7 36

Correspondence, 1978-79.

7 37

Dr. Sarah Sell - Curriculum vitae.

7 38

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