Department of Neurosurgery Records, 1922-1988

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Summary

Creator:
Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Neurosurgery. and Duke University. Division of Neurosurgery.
Abstract:
Duke Neurosurgery was created in 1937, although it did not become a department until July 1, 2015. Prior to becoming a department, Neurosurgery was a division under the Department of Surgery. Contains materials documenting Dr. Guy Odom and Dr. Blaine Nashold's work for Duke Neurosurgery. Types of materials include patient records, 16mm films documenting various conditions, departmental administrative records, photographs, lantern slides, surgical knives, and a Riechert Mundinger cerebral stereotaxy frame and some related surgical components. Materials dates from 1922 to 1988.
Extent:
15.68 Linear Feet (2 half manuscript boxes, 16 card boxes, 1 audiocassette box, 155 film canisters, 1 audio box, 2 lantern slide boxes, 2 flat boxes) and 1 artifact case
Language:
English
Collection ID:
AR.0149

Background

Scope and content:

Includes materials documenting Dr. Guy Odom and Dr. Blaine Nashold's work for Duke Neurosurgery. Types of materials include patient records, 16mm films documenting various conditions, departmental administrative records, photographs, lantern slides, surgical knives, and a Riechert Mundinger cerebral stereotaxy frame and some related surgical components. Materials dates from 1922 to 1988.

Biographical / historical:

Duke Neurosurgery was created in 1937, although it did not become a department until July 1, 2015 under the direction of Dr. John H. Sampson, PhD, MBA. Prior to becoming a department, Neurosurgery was a division under the Department of Surgery.
The Department of Neurosurgery maintains a clinical practice at Duke's three hospitals (Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital), as well as providing neurosurgical care at the Durham VA Hospital. Along with a clinical practice, the department also offers a comprehensive residency training program with fellowships offered in six sub-specialty areas.
The internationally recognized Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, recognized as a Program of Distinction within Duke Health, is housed within the Duke Department of Neurosurgery.
Division Chiefs/Chairs are listed below:

  • Dr. Barnes Woodhall, 1937-1960 (Division Chief)
  • Dr. Guy Odom, 1960-1976 (Division Chief)
  • Dr. Robert H. Wilkins, 1976-1996 (Division Chief)
  • Dr. Allan H. Friedman, 1996-2014 (Division Chief)
  • Dr John H. Sampson, 2014-2015 (Division Chief)
  • Dr John H. Sampson, 2015-2020 (Chair)
  • Dr. Allan H. Friedman, 1996-2014 (interim Chair)
  • Dr Gerald A. Grant, 2022-present (Chair)
Acquisition information:
Accession A2017.025 (transferred by Lori Rayman, June 2017), Accession A2017.026 (transferred by Lori Rayman, June 2017), Accession A2022.058 (transferred by Carol Harbers, August 2022)
Processing information:

Processed by Lucy Waldrop and Kahlee Leingang under the supervision of Lucy Waldrop: July 2017; updated by Lucy Waldrop: January 2023

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Administrative Records, 1953-1963; Patient Records, 1931-1981; Photographic Materials, 1922-1988; Audiovisual, 1945-1975; Artifacts, undated.
Rules or conventions:
DACS

Subjects

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Personal Name(s):
Nashold, Blaine S., Jr., 1923-2014
Odom, Guy L.
Corporate Name(s):
Duke University. Medical Center
Duke University. School of Medicine
Topical Term(s):
Stereotaxic Techniques.
Education, Medical.
Nervous System.
Neurosurgery.

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This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals or IRB approval may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Duke University assumes no responsibility.
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).
The Patient Records Series and Audiovisual Materials Series are restricted per HIPAA and must be screened for sensitive or confidential materials before being accessed. For further information consult with the Medical Center Archivist.

Terms of access:

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.

Preferred citation:

[Identification of item], Department of Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical Center Archives.