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Selected: Arthur H. Sohval, M.D.

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Summary

Creator: Sohval, Arthur, M.D.
Title: Papers
Dates: 1936-1981 [bulk 1955-1981]
Volume: 3 boxes; 23 inches

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Arthur Sohval, M.D.

Preface

This finding aid was created by Nicholas Webb in 2010.

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Biography

Arthur Sohval, MD (1904-1985) was a distinguished endocrinologist who specialized in disorders of the human reproductive system. He published many articles on a wide variety of endocrine topics and pioneered the use of electron microscopy to study and diagnose gonadal disorders. Dr. Sohval was associated throughout his career with The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Born in New York City in 1904, Sohval was educated at Columbia. In 1924 he received a B.A. in Chemistry and Biology from Columbia College, and in 1929 he received both an M.A. in Chemistry from Columbia University and an M.D. from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then began a two-year rotating internship at Mount Sinai Hospital that was followed by a two-year research fellowship. In 1933 he became a researcher in cardiovascular pathology, and in 1938 he became an Assistant Attending Physician. In 1955 he became an Associate Attending Physician.

From 1958 to 1963 Dr. Sohval taught at the Downstate Medical Center of the State University of New York at New York City, and when Mount Sinai School of Medicine was founded, he became an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine. In 1973 he became Clinical Professor Emeritus. During the 1970s Dr. Sohval also served as a consulting cardiovascular physician for the New York Police Department. He was awarded the Jacobi Medallion in 1980. He died in 1985.

Dr. Sohval was the author or coauthor of numerous publications on the subject of gonadal endocrinology. A representative bibliography dating from 1974 is located in Box 1, Folder 21.

Sources: CV, Box 1, Folder 21; obituary, biographical subject file.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists primarily of subject files maintained by Dr. Arthur Sohval on various disorders of the gonads. Most files contain Dr. Sohval's research notes alongside associated research material. Many files also contain draft manuscripts of Dr. Sohval's published articles. The research material in each file typically consists of annotated journal clippings, but it sometimes includes photographs (standard and microscopic), case histories, and correspondence with other physicians. Conditions represented include cryptorchidism, Klinefelter's syndrome, cell tumors, and various forms of intersexuality and gonadal dysgenesis. The collection also contains several files documenting Dr. Sohval's grant applications for his studies in electron microscopy of the gonads.

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Subjects

  • Cryptorchidism
  • Endocrine System Diseases
  • Endocrinology
  • Gonadal Dysgenesis
  • Gonads
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dept. of Medicine. Div. of Endocrinology
  • Sex Differentiation Disorders

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Container List

Box Folder Contents
1 1 "Atypical" Gonadal Dysgenesis - Notes, Photographs & Correspondence, 1961-1963
  2 Basal Body Temperature - Record Sheets, 1955
  3 Boundary Tissue - Notes & Research Material, 1960-1973
  4 Buccal Smears – Notes & Research Material, 1955-1961
  5 Ciba Collection – Pathogenesis of Chromosomal Abnormalities – Notes, Correspondence,Illustrations & Manuscripts, 1963-1966
  6 Clinical Notebook [?], n.d.
  7 Cryptorchidism - Manuscript, Notes & Research Material, 1956-1966
  8 Cryptorchidism - Notes, Correspondence & Research Material, 1952-1973
  9 Crystalloids in Spermatogonia and Sertoli Cells - Notes, Manuscripts, Photographs & Correspondence, 1968-1971
  10 Cushing's Syndrome – Notes, Manuscripts & Photographic Negatives, n.d.
  11 Dardick, Dr. Irving – Research on Leydig Cells – Correspondence & Research Material, 1976-1978
  12 Electron Microscopy of Leydig Cell Tumors – Notes, Photographs, Research Material & Correspondence, 1976-1978
  13 Freemartins – Notes, Research Material & Correspondence, 1957-19588
  14 Galactorrhea – Notes, Research Material & Correspondence, 1960-1969
  15 Genital Anomalies - Manuscripts, Notes, Correspondence & Research Material, 1962-1968
  16 Grant Applications: National Institutes of Health – Applications & Correspondence, 1967-1971
  17 Grant Applications: National Institutes of Health – Application & Correspondence, 1974
  18 Grant Applications: Research Administrative Committee – Application & Correspondence, 1967-1968
  19 Grant Applications: Research Administrative Committee – Correspondence, 1973-1975
  20 Grant Applications: U.S. Public Health Service – Application & Correspondence, 1967
  21 Grant Applications: U.S. Public Health Service – Application, Correspondence & Notes, 1974
  22 Gynecomastia – Notes, Manuscripts & Research Material, 1961-1967
  23 Dardick, Dr. Irving – Research on Leydig Cells – Correspondence & Research Material, 1976-1978
  24 Heart Bill – Correspondence, 1977-1978
  25 Hermaphroditism in Art – Correspondence & Research Material, 1959-1964
  26 Hilus Cell Tumors – Notes, Correspondence, Photographs & Research Material, 1971-1981
  27 Hospital Medicine – Notes, Manuscripts & Photographs, 1972-1973
  28 Infertility (Male & Female) – Notes, Manuscripts, Research Material & Illustrations, 1963-1965
  29 Intersexuality – Notes & Research Material, 1955-1963
  30 Klinefelter's Syndrome – Notes & Research Material, 1965-1972
  31 Klinefelter's Syndrome – Notes & Research Material, 1964-1969
  32 Leydig Cells – Notes, Correspondence & Research Material, 1965-1972
  33 Leydig Cell Precursors – Notes, Photographs & Correspondence, 1968-1971
  34 Leydig Cell Tumors – Notes & Research Material, 1967-1975
  35 Leydig Cell Tumors – Notes, Correspondence & Research Material, 1964-1978
  36 Male Hypogonadism – Notes & Manuscript, 1936-1971
2 1 "Mixed" Gonadal Dysgenesis – Notes & Correspondence, 1962-1963
  2 Library Fund--Corresp. Re: Establishment, Bookplate, Contributions, 1949, 1957-58
  3 Ovarian Hilus Cell Tumors – Notes & Research Material, 1972-1976
  4

Paracrystalline Inclusions – Manuscript, Preprint & Photographs, 1973-1975

  5

Paracrystalline Inclusions – Notes, Correspondence, Research Material & Photographs, 1975

  6 Paracrystalline Inclusions [?] – Notes, n.d.
  7 Photograph & Diagram Requests – Correspondence & Photographs, 1964-1970
  8 Publication Prints – Photographs & Accompanying Key, n.d.
  9 "Pure" Gonadal Dysgenesis – Notes, Manuscripts & Correspondence, 1963-1964
  10 “Pure” Gonadal Dysgenesis – Notes, Correspondence & Photographs, 1964-1965
  11 Rat Testes Irradiation – Notes & Research Material, 1960-1976
  12 Rat Testes Irradiation – Notes & Research Material, 1976-1979
  13 Research Progress Report – Manuscript, Notes & Correspondence, 1972
3 1 Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumors (Ovarian) – Correspondence, Research Material & Photographs, 1969-1974
  2

Sex Chromatin – Notes & Research Material, 1957-1958

  3 Sexual Precocity – Notes, 1958
  4 Small Blood Vessels: Normal Cases – Notes, Research Material & Photographs, 1966-1971
  5 Testes – Notes & Manuscript, n.d.
  6 Testes – Feminizing Adrenal Tumors – Manuscript & Research Material, n.d.
  7 Testes in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia / Chemotherapy – Notes, Correspondence, Photographs & Research Material, 1971-1981

Nicholas Webb, June 2010

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