Bartlett, Charles J.


Bartlett, Charles J.


Dates:          b. 1864; 1895 1924 at CT St. Lab.; d. 1956

Locations:    Dir, Conn. St. Dept. of Health, Laboratory Div. (1917 1924); Instructor, then Assist. Professor, Pathology and Bacteriology, Yale Medical School (1895 )

Training:      MD

Fields:          public health; water; milk; medical


SAB Involvement:  Charter member SAB; local committee member 1916 meeting

Archives Files:Nat. Cyc. American Biog. 51:47-48, 1969



     Bartlett offered an optional laboratory course in bacteriology to twelve students [at Yale] in 1905.  This became a required course a few years later, and continued under Bartlett's direction until 1917.       


     At the 1912 meeting of the SAB, Bartlett and F.B. Kinne discussed the "Resistance of Microorganisms Suspended in Glycerine or Oil to Sterilization Action of Heat."       


     In an informal relationship with the St. Board of Health, Bartlett started with diphtheria cultures, sputum examinations, and Widal tests.  For his own research interests, Bartlett began milk analysis in 1906, finding incredibly high counts of market samples.       


     At the 1916 SAB meeting, Bartlett and Ozaki described the "Fate of Micrococcus aureus Injected in the Blood Stream of Normal Dogs."  At the same meeting, Bartlett and Ito described the "Fate of Micrococcus aureus Injected in the Blood Stream of Actively Immunized Dogs."  Also at the 1916 SAB meeting, Bartlett and O'Shansky reported a "New Technique for Employing Complement and Antisheep Amboceptor of Patient's Serum in the Wasserman Test."     


     When Conn died in 1917, the Lab for the State Board of Health was moved to New Haven, and Bartlett assumed the directorship, with an increased appropriation of $30,000.     


     In 1917, at the AAPB meetings Bartlett presented a paper on the phagocytosis of Staphylococcus aureus.     


     At the 1923 SAB meeting, Bartlett and Bransfield described the "Value of Multiple Culture in the Diagnosis of Diphtheria."