John A. Mannick Oral History Interview, 2019

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Summary

Creator:
Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Surgery.
Abstract:
Dr. John A. Mannick, MD, chair emeritus and former Chief of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, was a pioneer in transplantation immunology. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on July 31, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Mannick discusses his early life, educational background, his research and career, Sabiston's influence on the field of surgery, and his memories of Sabiston.
Extent:
1 Interview (1 transcript) and 3.75 MB
Language:
English
Collection ID:
OH.MANNICKJ

Background

Scope and content:

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. John A. Mannick conducted on July 31, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the July 31, 2019 interview, Mannick discusses his early life, educational background, his research and career, Sabiston's influence on the field of surgery, and his memories of Sabiston.

Biographical / historical:

Dr. John Anthony Mannick, MD, was born in 1928 to Alfred Mannick and Catherine Shuster Mannick in Yakima, Washington. He graduated from Yakima High School, received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. After graduating, Mannick served in the Korean War as a flight surgeon in the US Air Force. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Early in his career, Mannick became involved in pioneering research in transplantation immunology. He went on to have a significant career in vascular surgery and immunology research at the Medical College of Virginia, Boston University, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he was the Chief of Surgery and Moseley Professor of Surgery. Throughout his career, Mannick contributed many successful techniques to the practice of vascular surgery. He provided seminal contributions in transplantation immunology and in understanding the role of the immune system in burns and other forms of acute injury. He is the past President of the American Surgical Association.

The Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital hosts an annual John A. Mannick Research Awards ceremony in his honor. These awards recognize Surgery residents and research fellows for their work in basic science, clinical, or outcomes research.

Mannick married Virginia Mannick of Quincy, Massachusetts, who predeceased him. They had 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Mannick was an avid golfer, a writer, and a clarinet player. Mannick died on October 13, 2019.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2020.049 (transferred by Mary-Russell Roberson, August 2020)
Processing information:

Processed by Lucy Waldrop: September 2020

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Interview, July 31, 2019.
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[Identification of item], John A. Mannick Oral History Interview, Duke University Medical Center Archives.