Daniel J. Pachman Papers, 1937-1988

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Pachman, Daniel J.
Collection contains materials created or collected by Daniel J. Pachman (1911-1999), Duke University School of Medicine graduate (1934) and former Duke Hospital resident and coordinator of Duke Pediatric Society meetings. Collection contains correspondence, clippings, a testimonial, writings, a report, notes, and a Duke Pediatric Society fabric banner. Major subject include pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Mildred M. Sherwood, and Wilburt Cornell Davison. Materials range in date from 1937 to 1988.
1 Linear Foot (1 manuscript box, 1 flat box)
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Contains correspondence, clippings, a testimonial, writings, a report, notes, and a Duke Pediatric Society fabric banner created or collected by Daniel J. Pachman during his career as a pediatrician in North Carolina and Illinois. This collection documents Pachman's activities as an advocate for vaccinating schoolchildren, research in pediatric care, and professional activates organized by Duke Pediatric Society meetings. Photographs of the Duke Pediatric Society meetings in the 1950s were transferred to the Photograph Collection. Materials range in date from 1937 to 1988.

Biographical / historical:

Daniel J. Pachman was born in New York City in 1911 to Louis and Ann (Kleinman) Pachman. He attended the University of North Carolina (A.B., 1931) and received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine (1934). Pachman interned at the University of Chicago Medical Center and New York Hospital, before serving as a resident in pediatrics at Duke Hospital. His academic appointments included instructor, professor, and clinical professor at the University of Chicago Northwestern University, University of Illinois, and Rush Medical College. He had several hospital appointments, served as chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Woodlawn Hospital from 1946 to 1955 and consulted in pediatrics with several Chicago area hospitals.
During World War II, Pachman was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps. He worked as chief of the section of communicable diseases and quarantine at Camp Patrick Henry in Virginia, as well as the chief of outpatient services and pediatrician at West Point.
Pachman served on the Illinois Council for Mentally Retarded Children, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society, Illinois State Medical Society, and Board of Opinions on Professional Nursing. During the late 1960s, he helped establish the Illinois Pediatric Coordinating Council that brought together various child-care agencies across Illinois. His research interests and writings on pediatrics included works on intestinal cysts, mumps, hemorrhaging, Gaucher's disease, hemophilia, neonatal jaundice, vitamin deficiency, and smoking in children. During his tenure at the Department of Pediatrics, Pachman participated in the examination of a patient with a case of progressive generalized (diffuse) scleroderma with sclerodactylia and calcinosis (American Journal of Diseases in Children, 1938).
Pachman wrote numerous articles for professional journals. In 1977, he received the Archibald L. Hoyne Award of the Chicago Pediatric Society, which honors physicians who have made outstanding contributions in pediatrics.
Pachman married Vivian Allison, and they had two daughters, Lauren and Grace Allison. Pachman died March 20, 1999 in Chicago at age 87.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2005.064 (gift, December 2005)
Processing information:

Processed by Archives staff: March 2006; encoded by Emily Glenn: March 2006

Organized into the following series: Duke Pediatric Society Materials, 1954-1976; Wilburt C. Davison Materials, 1937-1971; Writings and Other Materials, 1945-1988.
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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.

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[Identification of item], Daniel J. Pachman Papers, Duke University Medical Center Archives.