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David C. Sabiston Papers, 1887-2010

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Contains the personal and professional papers of David C. Sabiston Jr. (1924-2009), surgeon and chair of the Department of Surgery at Duke University from 1964 to 1994. Types of materials include personal and professional correspondence, memorabilia, scrapbooks, correspondence, clippings, printed materials, DVDs, CDs, floppy disks, VHS cassettes, certificates, research materials, committee minutes, reports, manuscript materials, reports, departmental lectures, presentations and talks, budgets, evaluations, administrative documents, planning documents, notes, photographs, slides, audiotapes, plaques, gowns, hoods, and robes. Major correspondents include Del Stickel, Donald Silver, J. Leonard Goldner, James F. Glenn, Will Camp Sealy, Samuel A. Wells Jr., and Kenneth Pickrell. Materials range in date from 1887 to 2010, with the bulk starting in 1920.

Department of Ophthalmology Records, 1940-2014

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The Department of Ophthalmology, established in 1965, began in 1930 as a division within the Department of Surgery. Divisions of the department include Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cornea Service, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Oculoplastics, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Research Division, and Vitreoretinal Service. This collection contains publications, administrative and departmental records, reprints by faculty and staff, research files and materials, alumni files, grant information, photographs, slides, negatives, audiovisual materials, and public relations materials. The materials date from 1940 to 2014. Materials range in date from 1940 to 2014.

Ed Thalmann Papers, 1970-2003

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Contains the professional papers of Ed Thalmann (1945-2004), former assistant clinical professor in anesthesiology for Duke University's Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and assistant medical director of the Divers Alert Network in Durham, North Carolina. Types of materials include correspondence, reference files, articles, slides, manuals, and notes. Major subjects include decompression, decompression sickness, and diving. Materials range in date from 1970 to 2003, with the bulk of material undated.
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Glenn J. Jaffe Records, 1984-2014

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Glenn Jay Jaffe, MD, Robert Machemer MD Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Division of Retinal Ophthalmology, is a retina specialist with an active basic and clinical research program. He is a vitreo-retinal surgeon and professor of ophthalmology at Duke University Eye Center. He is also the founder and Director of the OCT Reading Center at Duke. The bulk of this collection is comprised of laboratory notebooks, but it also includes slides, CDs, negatives, invoices, and research materials. The materials date from 1984 to 2014.
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Accession A2016.040, 1984-2014

Wilburt Cornell Davison Papers, 1881-1979

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Contains the personal and professional papers of Wilburt Cornell Davison (1897-1972), pediatrician, chair of pediatrics, and first dean of Duke University School of Medicine (1927-1960). Types of materials include correspondence, subject files, memorabilia, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, programs, budgets, reports, deeds, poems, manuscript materials, creative writings, genealogical materials, article reprints, diplomas, and certificates and invitations. Oversized diplomas and certificates have been separated from this collection. Major correspondents include George G. Allen, Atala Davison, Jay M. Arena, F. Vernon Altvater, Bessie Baker, William B. Bell, William Preston Few, Wiley D. Forbus, Frederic Moir Hanes, Elizabeth Hanes, Julian Deryl Hart, Sir William Osler, Talmage Peele, Wilder Penfield, Watson S. Rankin, Josiah Trent, and Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans. Major groups and associations in the collection include Alpha Omega Alpha, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, Lincoln Hospital, Rockefeller Foundation, and Society for Pediatric Research. Major subjects in this collection include pediatrics, medical education, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University faculty and students, Duke Hospital, and Private Diagnostic Clinic. Materials date from 1881 to 1972.

Elbert L. Persons Papers, 1923-1970

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Contains the professional and a small amount of personal papers of Elbert Lapsley Persons (1904-1970), Professor of Medicine and Professor of Community Health Sciences at Duke University. Types of materials include professional and personal correspondence, grant materials, records pertaining to Persons' time with the 65th General Hospital, Duke Medicine, and the ACP, as well as administrative records, guides, brochures, programs, schedules, information on Duke Medicine's Annual Medical Symposium, meeting materials, schedules, notes, photographic materials, a small amount of personal papers, speeches, writings, and contracts. Materials range in date from 1923 to 1970.

Educational Media Services Motion Film Collection, 1946-1991, undated

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This collection contains video footage documenting the history of Duke University Medical Center. The EMS Film Reels series contain films that came from the office of Educational Media Services. Coverage includes operations, procedures, instructional aids, conference presentations, and documentaries. People featured in the collection include David C. Sabiston, Leonard Goldner, Wilburt C. Davison, Jospeh E. Markee, Onye Akwari, James F. Glenn, and Allen Roses. Items of note include Wilburt C. Davison's "Dave at Roaring Gap" film clips, and IBM Conference film. Materials range in date from 1946 to 1991 with the bulk being undated.

Elizabeth Reeves Collection, 1913-1988

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Deputy Head of the Division of Environmental Stress, Naval Medical Research Center, United States; member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
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C. J. Lambertsen Papers, 1930-2004

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Christian James (C. J.) Lambertsen (1917-2011) worked as a professor of pharmacology, director of the Institute for Environmental Medicine, and the founding director of the Environmental Biomedical Stress Data Center in 1985 at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine. He designed the Lambertsen Amphibious Respiratory Unit (LARU), which was the first widely used, closed-circuit Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) in the United States. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, photographs, audio material, slides, lab books, lab data, experimental measures and procedures, diagrams, graphs, articles, manuscript drafts, grant proposals, newspaper clippings, and notes. Primary subjects include decompression, oxygenation, diving, decompression sickness, diving physiology, and underwater breathing apparatus. Materials range in date from 1930 to 2004.