William W. Shingleton Papers, 1943-1987

Duke University. Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Contains reprinted articles, progress reports, and photographs of William W. Shingleton, the founding director of the Duke Cancer Institute. Reprints include Shingleton's first published scientific article, "Some Etiological Aspects of Hyperthyroidism" (1943), published in "The Journal of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine" and "Significance of Idiopathic Venous Thrombosis and Hidden Cancer" (1956), printed in the Journal of the American Medical Association." Photographs include portraits of Shingleton, Shingleton speaking at a Clinical Pathological Conference, and the walkway to the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Other publications include a brochure "How the Cancer Information Service Can Help You and a protocol "Adjuvant Therapy of Rectal Cancer" (1979). Materials date from 1943 to 1987.


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Contains Medical Center Administrative records. These include records of the officers of the University, as defined in the Bylaws, the deans of schools and colleges, and departments, institutes, and other offices as designated by the President. For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of record and the Medical Center Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist. (Issued by the Office of the Chancellor, December 1, 1975).

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