Name and location of repository
Level of description
Henry L. Ettman Papers
- 1941-1968 (Creation)
0.60 Linear Feet
Name of creator
A 1927 graduate of Washington University, Henry L. Ettman (1904-1968) was an inventor and founder of Aloe Scientific, Inc., a manufacturer of medical equipment. Ettman developed several products, among them a knife sharpener and stropper, a micromanipulator and a pipette rotor. When his company was absorbed by Sherwood Medical Industries, Inc., Ettman was given the title of senior scientist. Ettman was a philanthropist and was particularly noted for his support of the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis.
Scope and content
This collection includes 4 series. Much of the documention included in each of the series details how to operate various medical equipment. Note that Series 1: Correspondence; Series 2, Micromanipulator; and Series 3: Knife Sharpener and Stropper are available on microfilm only. Series 4, the scrapbook is available in both microfilm and hardcopy format.
System of arrangement
Conditions governing access
The collection is open and accessible for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
Users of the collection should read and abide by the Rights and Permissions guidelines at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.
Users of the collection who wish to cite items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication must request, sign, and return a Statement of Use form to the Archives.
For detailed information regarding use of this collection, contact the Archives and Rare Book Department of the Becker Library (email@example.com).
Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.
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Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
The collection is the gift of Mrs. Henry L. Ettman.
Immediate source of acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Ettman, 1974.
Gift, 1 December 1999, Ettman, Samuel L., Accession 2000-013: PC003 (Henry L. Ettman papers): Scrapbook containing photographs and other memorabilia honoring the career of Henry L. Ettman, WU alumnus and founder of the Aloe Scientific Company of St. Louis. The item was prepared by the subject's son, Henry L. Ettman, III, of Portland, Oregon. The donor is the subject's nephew.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
Rules or conventions
"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."
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Place access points
Name access points
- Ettman, Henry L. (Subject)