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Collection Number: 70042

Collection Title: James J. Crawford Papers, 1962-1996

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Size 12 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 9600 items)
Abstract Papers documenting the career of Dr. James J. Crawford (1931-2013), a white professor of microbiology and an expert in dental infection control at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. His work in microbiology and infection control helped prevent the spread of the hepatitis B virus and AIDS within dentistry. Materials include papers, photographs of infection control methods, and his "If Saliva Were Red" slides. Acquired as part of the Rare Book Collection.
Creator Crawford, James J.
Language English
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the James J. Crawford Papers #70042, Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Ann R. Crawford in November 2016 (Acc. 2016006).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Dr. James J. Crawford (1931-2013) was a white professor of microbiology and an expert in dental infection control at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. His work in microbiology and infection control helped prevent the spread of the hepatitis B virus and AIDS within dentistry. Crawford earned his PhD in microbiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1962 and completed his microbiology post doctorate in 1963. He became a full time faculty member in UNC's school of Dentistry in 1963, where he remained until his retirement in 1996.

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This collection contains papers documenting the career of Dr. James J. Crawford (1931-2013), a white professor of microbiology and an expert in dental infection control at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Materials include papers, photographs of infection control methods, and his "If Saliva Were Red" slides. The "If Saliva Were Red," presentation demonstrated the cross contamination that occurs from a practitioners' saliva-covered fingers and led to the teaching and practice of the use of dental gloves and improved instrument sterilization.

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Processing Information

This summary description was created in February 2020 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Dawne Howard Lucas

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