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National Library of Medicine Acquires the Papers of Louis W. Sullivan, MD

March 10, 2020

The Nationwide Library of Drugs (NLM) is honored to announce its acquisition of the papers of Louis W. Sullivan, MD, former United States Secretary of Health and fitness and Human Solutions (HHS). This is the 1st selection of papers from a former HHS Secretary, acquired by the NLM and will be component of the archival collections of the world’s biggest medical library and institute of the Nationwide Institutes of Health and fitness (NIH).

Louis W. Sullivan is an African American doctor who served as secretary of HHS from 1989-1993 and as dean and president of Morehouse Faculty of Drugs (MSM) from 1975-1989 and from 1993-2002. The Nationwide Institute on Minority Health and fitness and Health and fitness Disparities at NIH was 1st established as an Office environment below the NIH Director through Secretary Sullivan in 1990 and was elevated to an Institute in 2010.

The Louis W. Sullivan Papers consist of Dr. Sullivan’s HHS chronological correspondence, motion/briefing information, daily calendars, speeches, information clippings, White Property memorabilia, function photos, and honorary levels and awards. The selection paperwork Secretary Sullivan’s efforts to educate the general public on the hazards of tobacco use, like halting the introduction of Uptown, a cigarette created for marketing and advertising to minority communities introduce new and improved meals labels initiate a $one hundred million minority male wellbeing and harm prevention initiative and maximize the Nationwide Institutes of Health and fitness budget above $five billion.

About his time as Secretary, Dr. Sullivan stated: “I am grateful for the prospect to have served as U.S. Secretary of Health and fitness and Human Solutions, for the duration of a sizeable time to oversee the enlargement of its plans and lead to the racial, ethnic, and gender range of its management. This improved the department’s outreach to all Us residents.”

Dr. Sullivan earned his undergraduate diploma from Morehouse School in 1954 and his medical diploma in 1958 from Boston College Faculty of Drugs.

Just after keeping positions at Harvard Healthcare Faculty, Seton Corridor School of Drugs, Boston College Healthcare Center, and Boston Metropolis Clinic, Dr. Sullivan returned to Morehouse School in 1975 to serve as dean and director of the Healthcare Schooling Method. Beneath his management, the Healthcare Schooling Method turned unbiased from Morehouse School in 1981 and was renamed Morehouse Faculty of Drugs (MSM). Dr. Sullivan served as president and dean of MSM prior to and pursuing his tenure as secretary of HHS. He was also chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on Traditionally Black Colleges and Universities from 2002-2009 and was co-chair of the President’s Commission on HIV and AIDS from 2001-2006. 

Dr. Sullivan is chairman of the Sullivan Alliance to Rework the Health and fitness Professions and is the founding president of the Affiliation of Minority Health and fitness Professions Educational facilities (AMHPS). He is the writer of The Morehouse Mystique: Getting to be a Health care provider at the Nation’s Newest African American Healthcare Faculty (with Marybeth Gasman, 2012, Johns Hopkins College Push) and his autobiography Breaking Floor: My Life in Drugs (with David Chanoff, 2014, College of Ga Push).

The NLM Background of Drugs Division residences the papers of well known general public wellbeing leaders, like other officials of the U.S. Section of Health and fitness and Human Solutions (and its predecessor the U.S. Section of Health and fitness, Schooling and Welfare), like Faye Abdellah, Edward Brandt, Emery Johnson, and June Osborn the papers of NIH Directors Harold Varmus, Bernadine Healy, Donald Fredrickson, James A. Shannon, Robert Marston and the papers of Surgeons Common Regina Benjamin, Jocelyn Elders, C. Everett Koop, Antonia Novello, Julius Richmond, and Luther Terry.

Info about Dr. Sullivan’s papers and the hundreds of other manuscript collections held by the NLM Background of Drugs Division is offered through NLM’s on the net finding aids, thorough investigate guides to manuscript collections.

Secretary of Health and fitness and Human Solutions
Louis W. Sullivan in his business

Louis Stokes with Louis Sullivan

Congressman Louis Stokes with Secretary
Louis W. Sullivan

President George HW Bush with Louis Sullivan

President George HW Bush with Louis Sullivan, December fifteen, 1998

Barbara Bush with Louis Sullivan

Very first Girl Barbara Bush savoring a snicker with Secretary Louis Sullivan at a Head Begin function, January 23, 1990