Nathan Kaliss (1907-1999) Papers               


Title: Nathan Kaliss Papers

Origin or Donor: Mrs. Nathan Kaliss

Inclusive Dates: 1957-1974.

Size & Location: Four folders; Box 19, Folders 4,5,6,7.

Accession Number: 00.004.Kaliss


Separation Record: Over thirty boks were also donated by Mrs. Kaliss, many concerned with the writing and editing of scientific papers for publication. None of the books became part of TJL Library collection.

Biographical Note or History: Born in New York City; Ph.D. from Columbia,1938; research positions at Cornell Medical College, Veterans Administration, Guy’s Hospital in London; Guggenheim fellow, 1956-57; The Jackson Laboratory,1947-76. His field of research included tissue grafting immunity and cancer biology. In 1952 he described a phenomenon he called “immunological enhancement” that led to a great deal of international research on the immune system. In 1955, he won the American Medical Association’s Hektoen Silver Medal. ( see JAX Fall 1976.)

Scope and Content: The collection consists chiefly of research notes and professional data, including his own bibliography. There is one piece of correspondence.                                               

Inventory (Folder list):

BOX 19:

F4            Memorandum to Earl Green describing his sabbatical year as a Guggenheim fellow.; bibliography in TJL Library; curriculum vitae; JAX Fall 1976.

F5            Notebook “Enhancement”; Working papers, reprints, data, charts, notes (1960-74)

F6            Notebook; “Immunology” and “Transplantation” Notes, reprints, papers. (1960-74)

F7        87 index cards, bibliography.


Note: Photographs of Kaliss in TJL collection:

# 0567L (in laboratory)

0568L (in laboratory)

0865 (portrait)

1820L (Hektoen award)

1813L (AMA exhibit)

2413 (with Mrs Kaliss and Ken Paigen)