Cyrus Rubin papers, 1953-1974

Overview of the Collection

Rubin, Cyrus
Cyrus Rubin papers
1953-1974 (inclusive)
7 cubic feet
Collection Number
3385 (Accession No. 3385-001)
Correspondence, conference and convention files, curriculum files, minutes and reports, 1953-1974
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
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Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Cyrus Rubin (1921-2011) earned his B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1943 and then went to Harvard to receive his M.D. in 1945. In Massachusetts, Rubin completed his residency in medicine at a Veterans Affairs hospital and his residency in radiology at Beth Israel in Boston. From Boston, Rubin moved to the University of Chicago where he finished fellowships in Gastroenterology.

Rubin joined the faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1954 where he was one of two gastrointestinal professionals. Due to a lack of infrastructure at UW, Rubin taught at Harborview hospital and the Veteran’s Affairs hospital. Professor Rubin is a well accomplished gastroenterologist. He published multiple scholarly articles on celiac disease which formed criteria for how to diagnose the disease. He also engineered new techniques in studying gastric and intestinal biopsies. For his work he was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award and the Friedenwald Medal from the American Gastroenterology Association, and the Rudolph Schindler Award from the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. The National Institutes of Health also awarded Dr. Rubin the Lifetime Career Research Award after its creation in 1986. The Cyrus E. Rubin Endowed Chair in Medicine for gastroenterology was created in 1986 to honor the memory of Cyrus Rubin at UW.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, conference and convention files, curriculum files, minutes and reports, 1953-1974.

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Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

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Preservation Note

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

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Subject Terms

  • College teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Gastroenterologists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)

Personal Names

  • Rubin, Cyrus--Archives

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    • Rubin, Cyrus--Archives (creator)