Robert Martin Biddle Papers, 1924-1941

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Summary

Creator:
Biddle, Robert Martin, 1913-2000.
Abstract:
Contains the professional papers of Robert Martin Biddle (1913-2000), medical student and resident at Duke Medical School and Hospital from 1935 to 1943. Types of materials include printed materials and clinical notes from Biddle's time at Duke and Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Materials date from 1924 to 1941.
Extent:
0.5 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)
Collection ID:
MC.0174

Background

Scope and content:

Contains printed materials and clinical notes from Biddle's time at Duke and Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Materials date from 1924 to 1941.

Biographical / historical:

Robert Martin Biddle was born March 28, 1913 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, to Harry Lee Biddle and Ida Mae Hoffmann. He attended Northwestern University from 1931 to 1933, before transferring to Duke University in 1935. He received a medical degree from Duke Medical School in 1939. Upon graduation, Biddle completed a year-long internship at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, then a two-year residency in internal medicine at Duke Hospital.
Biddle served in the U.S. Army from May 3, 1943 to February 27, 1946 as a medical officer for the 101st Airborne Division. Following his military service, Biddle worked as an internal medicine physician in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He also served as medical director of Parkview Healthcare Center.
Biddle was president of the Parkersburg Academy of Medicine, president of the medical staff of St. Joseph's Hospital, and Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He was also a member of the American Medical Association, the Southern Medical Association, the West Virginia Medical Association, the Ohio State Medical Association, and the Washington County Board of Health.
Biddle married Rebecca Brydon around 1941. Rebecca died in 1974. He married Margaret Ann Taylor Matheny on September 11, 1978 in Giles, Virginia. Biddle had six children and two step-children. Robert Martin Biddle died on September 19, 2000 in Washington County, Ohio.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2019.101 (gift by Mary Robin Biddle Jones, December 2019)
Processing information:

Processed by Caroline Waller under the supervision of Lucy Waldrop: December 2019

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Papers, 1924-1941.
Rules or conventions:
DACS

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Personal Name(s):
Biddle, Robert Martin, 1913-2000
Corporate Name(s):
Duke University. Hospital
Duke University. Medical Center
Topical Term(s):
Education, Medical.
Internal Medicine.

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other 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], Robert Martin Biddle Papers, Duke University Medical Center Archives.