H I S T O R Y
Albert M. Bleile Papers
One cubic foot
Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the Albert M.
Bleile Papers as a gift from Catherine A. Bleile of Columbus,
Ohio, in August 1948 and October 1948. Wolfgang Fleischhauer
translated and Peter Lundskow processed the collection in August
Property rights: The Ohio Historical Society owns the property
rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Catherine A. Bleile has dedicated such copyrights as
she possesses in this collection to the public. Consideration of
all other copyrights is the responsibility of the author and
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations
of the Ohio Historical Society.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite collection name,
collection number, and the Ohio Historical Society in all foot-note
and bibliographic references.
Biographical sketch: Albert M. Bleile was born in Columbus, Ohio,
in 1856. He attended the Central German school and Central High
School in Columbus. In 1877 Bleile earned his medical degree from
Starling Medical College at the age of twenty- one. The following
year he traveled to Europe for postgraduate study. He studied
first in Vienna, and then in Leipzig under Carl Ludwig, the
father of modern physiology, and finally in Paris. In 1879 Bleile
returned to Columbus to practice medicine and lecture at Starling
Medical College. He joined the faculty of the Ohio State
University in 1891 where he became a professor of physiology in
1914 and professor emeritus in 1931. He married Flora Krumm of
Columbus in 1880 and had two daughters, Catherine and Flora.
Albert Bleile died in 1933 at the age of seventy- seven.
Sources: Albert M. Bleile Papers, MSS 131; National Cyclopedia of
American Biography, Volume 24, p. 78, Ohio Historical Society.
Scope and content: The Albert M. Bleile Papers date from 1850 to -
1952 and consist of one cubic foot. The papers, arranged chrono-logically,
highlight Bleile's years of study and travel in Europe
and his early career as a professor of physiology. The material
is organized into three series: Family correspondence, personal
papers, and related articles.
The family correspondence contains three letters from relatives
in German to Albert Bleile's father Jacob. The vast majority of
the correspondence are weekly news to Bleile's parents from
Bleile while he was in Europe. Also there are a few letters from
Professor Carl Ludwig to both Bleile and his parents. Most of
this correspondence is in German. Synopses of Bleile's letters
and direct translations of Ludwig's letters follow the collection
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