Historical Collections and Archives, Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library
Titus Huisman Collection
Overview of Collection
Repository: Augusta University, Historical Collections and Archives, Robert B Greenblatt, MD Library, 1120 15th Street Augusta, Georgia 30912
Creator: Titus Huisman
Collection Number: MSS005
Title: Titus Huisman Collection
Quantity: 2 linear feet, 4 boxes
Dr Titus Huisman was born Sept. 1, 1923 in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. He obtained his undergraduate degree and PhD. in chemistry from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. In 1950, he graduated with D.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Dr Huisman started researching hemoglobinopathies in the early 1950s. Dr Huisman left the Netherlands in 1959 and started teaching at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) as an associate professor of biochemistry and pathology. He was made a full professor in 1961, Regents' Professor in 1964 and Chairman of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology from 1977 to 1990.
Dr W. Knowlton Hall asked Dr Huisman to join the department of biochemistry and to study sickle cell anemia. He wrote his first National Institute of Health grant in 1959, titled inhomogeneity of Hemoglobin Types. The grant was awarded in April 1960 and expired in 1995, which at that time was the longest running grant project. He established and directed the NIH-funded Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Medical College of Georgia from 1972 to 1988. His laboratories discovered almost half of the approximately 700 known human hemoglobin variants. He wrote nearly 1,000 research papers and numerous books on various aspects of hemoglobinopathies. He was the founding editor of the journal Hemoglobin from 1976 to 1993 and from 1996 to 1998. Dr Huisman died on May 31, 1999 in Augusta, Georgia.
Scope and Contents
The Titus Huisman collection consists of papers, awards, medals, and 35 mm slides.
The paper series contains a small sample of his writings and his Curriculum Vitae. He received numerous awards and medals for his contribution to medicine, and the collection has the several prestigious ones including the Henry M Stratton Medal for Distinguished Research in Hematology from the American Society of Hematology in 1994.
The photographic series includes 575 of his research slides ranging from topics of general sickle cell to hemoglobin variants such as B-Thalassemia and HPLC.
The collection is organized into three series:
II. Plaques and Medals
III. Photographic Slides
Restrictions on Access
Restrictions on Use
All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
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Historical Collections and Archives, Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library,
1120 15th St, Augusta, GA 30912