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Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research Journal Publication Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The Wadsworth Center of the Department of Health combines basic and applied research and education in biomedical and environmental sciences with a public health mission of clinical and environmental testing and quality assurance. This series consists of articles published in scientific journals by Wadsworth Center scientists relating to their research at the center's facilities. The series also includes pre-publication editorial memoranda related to scientific content, choice of journal, and adherence to procedures when experiments are conducted on humans or animals.
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30 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1974-1992
Series Number:
20689

Arrangement

Alphabetical by first staff author listed.

Administrative History

The Wadsworth Center of the Department of Health combines basic and applied research and education in biomedical and environmental sciences with a public health mission of clinical and environmental testing and quality assurance. Reputed to be the most comprehensive public health lab in the United States, the center responds to present and emerging public health threats; develops and applies the most advanced technologies and methods to ensure rapid, accurate detection of disease; and through licensure and training, assures high quality performance of clinical and environmental labs and tissue banks serving New York residents. The center has six divisions: Environmental Disease Prevention, Genetic Disorders, Infectious Diseases, Molecular Medicine, Laboratory Quality Certification, and Laboratory Operations. The center's investigations focus on issues including the method of transmission of HIV, the relationship between environmental toxicants and disease, and the regulation of gene expression in model organisms.

Chapter 559 of the Laws of 1913 granted the commissioner of health power to establish laboratories, which were in turn given a mandate to undertake routine examinations and analysis, as well as original research in matters affecting public health. Formerly the Laboratory of the New York State Department of Health, the center was renamed in honor of Augustus B. Wadsworth, first director of the laboratory, in 1984.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of copies of approximately 3,000 articles published in national and international scientific journals by Wadsworth Center scientists. The records originate as manuscripts of proposed articles, which are later replaced with copies (reprints) of the published articles when available. The articles document the results of research on a wide variety of topics conducted in the center's facilities. The series also includes related editorial memoranda produced by the Publications Office prior to the submission of articles to journals for publication. Proposed articles are reviewed for style, scientific content, organization, choice of journal, and adherence to required procedures in cases where experiments are conducted on humans or animals. In certain cases, the Publications Office calls attention to potentially controversial comments found in manuscript versions of articles and appeals to division directors to consult with authors on these matters.

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20689-12: This accretion includes records from transfer list 020042.

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