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José Strauss papers

Identifier: MS-84

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection relates to the Pediatric Nephrology Seminars which José Strauss chaired at the University of Miami from 1974-2006. Other materials include a curriculum vitae and biographical sketch of José Strauss, a memorial photo book, awards and certificates, and publications. Also present are several items related to the acclaimed Mexican pediatric nephrologist Gustavo Gordillo Paniagua (1923-2012). 7 books belonging to José Strauss were also donated with his papers, these will be cataloged into the rare books collection at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. See the Related Materials note for a list of these works.


  • Creation: 1963 - 2018

Conditions Governing Access

No known access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply to some materials.

Biographical / Historical

José Strauss received his M.D. from the University of Buenos Aires Medical School in Argentinia, in 1955. He completed pediatrics fellowships at the State University of New York in Brooklyn and Columbia University and served on the faculty at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. In 1971, he began a long tenure at the University of Miami, where he served as a Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Nephrology from 1971-2006. Dr. Strauss was also the Chairman of the University of Miami's Pediatric Nephrology Seminars from 1974-2006. Throughout his career, he received many international awards and honors and published widely on topics related to pediatric nephrology. In 2006, Dr. Strauss was the recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Henry L. Barnett, M.D. Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of pediatric nephrology. Dr. Strauss passed away in 2017.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Louise Strauss in March 2019; Transferred to the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library by Robert Chevalier in June 2019.

Related Materials

Books included with the donation of the José Strauss Papers:

  • The McIntosh Era at Babies Hospital, 1931-1960. A Commemorative Volume to Honor Rustin McIntosh, Carpentier Professor of Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, ed. by A.A. Weech, et al. (1960).
  • Bacteriuria and Urinary Tract Infections, ed. by I. Greifer (1974).
  • Electrolitos en Pediatria: Fisiologia y Clinica, by G. Gordillo Paniagua (1975).
  • Deshidratacion Aguda en el Niño, by G. Gordillo Paniagua et al. (1980).
  • Ion Measurements in Physiology and Medicine, by M. Kessler et al. (1985).
  • Four Decades of Pediatrics, by W.W. Cleveland (1991).
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, ed. by B.S. Kaplan et al. (1992).

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