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Department of Arts & Health at Duke Records, 1939-2014

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Contains the collected materials of the Department of Arts & Health at Duke, a department established in 1978 to promote the role of the arts and humanities in healthcare at Duke Hospital. Types of materials include administrative files, grant reports, subject files, research project files, articles, publications, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, video tapes, audio cassette tapes, exhibit material, exhibit budgets, artwork, artifacts, personal gift requests and records, performance programs, notes, correspondence, and administrative materials. Major subjects include arts and healthcare as a discipline, cultural arts programming undertaken at Duke Hospital, funding and grant sources, and the "Duke Employee Shows." Materials range in date from 1939 to 2014.

William J. A. DeMaria Papers, 1951-1985

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Contains the personal and professional papers of William J. A. DeMaria (1923-1990), a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Community Health Sciences, as well as an associate director for medical education at Duke University Medical Center. He became the first director of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in 1976. Types of materials include publications, news clippings, reports, correspondence, articles, papers, and handwritten notes pertaining to various topics regarding pediatrics and public health at Duke University Medical Center and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Materials range in date from 1951 to 1984.

Elizabeth R. DeLong Oral History Interview, 2010-2010

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Dr. Elizabeth DeLong was a professor in the Division of Biometry and Medical Informatics for the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke, a biostatistician in the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the chair of the Duke Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 21, 2010 by Jessica Roseberry. In this interview, DeLong speaks about similarities and differences between working at a clinical research organization (Quintiles) and an academic research organization (Duke Medical Center); some collaborative projects between the Department of Biostatistics and other Duke departments; the importance of biostatistics to medical practice and medical research; the extent to which people in an academic institution are aware of the importance of statistics in their own work; the importance of having training in doing statistical work; master's versus PhD statisticians; the Duke Clinical Research Institute's emphasis on collaboration between medical investigators and statisticians; working with partners to make sure they set up their studies correctly; outcomes research versus clinical trials; equipoise; the importance of equipoise; personalized medicine; the accuracy of predictions in personalized medicine; bioinformatics; the importance of the department being accepted by other outside departments and groups; growth of the department; being a female in the sciences; her own background; mentors; Dean Nancy Andrews; whether she brings something different to the table as a female department chair; and the future of the department.
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Susan C. and John E. Dees Papers, 1933-1991

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Dr. Susan C. Dees, MD (1909-2001), founder and Division Chair of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (1948-1974), was one of the first female faculty physicians at Duke and the first female to achieve the rank of full Professor in the Duke Medical Center. Dr. John E. Dees, MD (1910-1993), a urologist, was a Professor of Urology at Duke, the second member of the Urology Faculty at Duke, and was known as a master surgeon and surgical innovator. This collection contains both their professional and personal papers. Types of materials include correspondence, slides, photographs, reprints, awards and honors, degrees, memberships and affiliations, clippings, a small amount of artifacts, a Robert (Bob) Blake painting, and an 8mm film reel. Materials date from 1933 to 1991.
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Kathryn Ann Decker Nursing Memorabilia, 1941-1947

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Kathryn Ann Decker graduated from the Duke University School of Nursing in 1943. Prior to her graduation, Decker joined the Duke Student Reserve for the American Red Cross in 1942 and also became one of the first members of Santa Filomena, a senior women's nursing honor society at Duke University, in 1943. This collection contains news clippings, newsletters, Duke bulletins, and an alumni register collected by Kathryn Ann Decker during her time as a student at Duke University School of Nursing, as well as after her graduation. A major subject of the materials is Duke student and alumni service in the United States Armed Forces. Materials range in date from 1941 to 1947.
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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.

Kim Q. Dau Oral History Interview, 2022

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Kim Quang Dau, RN, MS, CNM, is a Clinical Professor of Midwifery in the School of Nursing at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), a Certified Nurse-Midwife at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, the Director of UCSF's Nurse-Midwifery/WHNP Program, and a co-lead for UCSF's Midwifery Mentoring and Belonging Program. From 2007 to 2010, Dau was a Staff Midwife with Duke Midwifery Service, and the Coordinator for the Centering Pregnancy program facilitated in collaboration with Durham County Department of Public Health in locations including Lincoln Community Health Center and El Centro Hispano. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 19, 2022 by Josephine McRobbie as part of the Duke Midwifery Service and Durham Maternal Health Oral History Project, which was funded by The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund. In the interview, Dau discusses her path to midwifery, patient-centered care in a community setting, and the experience of change in healthcare systems. The themes of this interview include midwifery, community healthcare, and medical training.
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Interview, October, 19 2022

W. Kenneth Cuyler Papers, 1939-1962

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Contains the professional papers of W. Kenneth Cuyler (1900-1976), professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Duke Medical Center. Materials include correspondence, grant applications, minutes, reprints, papers, and notes pertaining to obstetrics and gynecology, including cervical and vaginal (Pap) smears. Materials date from 1947 to 1962.
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Interview, July 17, 2007

Yancey Culton Oral History Interview, 2006-2006

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Dr. Yancey Culton Jr. (1927-2017) was the chair of the Department of OB/GYN at Watts Hospital, the last medical staff president of Watts Hospital (1975-1976), and the first medical staff president of the Durham Regional Hospital (1976-2000). This collection contains 1 oral history interview. The interview was conducted on December 28, 2006 by Jessica Roseberry. In this interview, Culton discusses his time at Watts Hospital and later the Durham Regional Hospital. In particular, he discusses obstetrics and gynecology at both hospitals and the field in general. He also discusses the medical staff at Durham Regional Hospital, as well as its functions as a community hospital.
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Interview, December 28, 2006

Herbert F. Crovitz Papers, 1960-1994

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Crovitz was a research psychologist at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Durham, N.C.
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Scott W. Cousins Records, 1974-2014

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Scott W. Cousins, M.D., a retina-trained ophthalmologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of macular diseases, conducts research in both the clinical and laboratory setting at Duke. His research centers on various areas of dry and wet AMD and diabetic retinopathy. The bulk of this collection contains laboratory notebooks, research materials, and photographic materials. The materials in this collection date from 1974 to 2014.
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Interview, September 11, 2009

Norman F. Conant Papers, 1930-1981

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Contains the professional papers of Norman Francis Conant (1908-1984), James B. Duke professor and chair of Microbiology and Immunology at Duke University. Types of materials include correspondence, speeches, conference and presentation materials, manuscript materials, reprints, teaching materials, and meeting minutes. Major subjects include the Duke University School of Medicine, the Department of Immunology, and study and teaching of immunology, microbiology, and mycology. Materials range in date from 1930 to 1981.
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O. Michael Colvin Papers, undated

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Contains materials from O. Michael Colvin's professional career at Duke University School of Medicine. The collection contains grant information, calendars, research materials, conference materials, awards and honors, information on boards and panels that Colvin served on, reprints, contact information, correspondence, certificates and licensees, and photographic material. The materials are undated.

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Elon H. Clark Papers, 1920-1991, bulk 1940-1973

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Contains the personal and professional papers of Elon H. Clark (1909-2001), who served as coordinator and professor of the Department of Medical Illustration from 1934 to 1974. Also contains materials pertaining to the establishment and operation of many departments within the Duke University Medical Center including the Medical Illustration and Audiovisual Education (both now part of Educational Media Services in the Duke University School of Medicine), the Facial Prostheses Unit, and Medical Center Archives. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, memoranda, budgets, planning materials, sketches, illustrations, reprints, clippings, photographs, short writings, grant materials, rosters, and memorabilia. Major subjects include the Duke University Medical Center, Duke University Medical Center Archives, memorabilia, hospital planning, medical illustration, prostheses, and implants. Major correspondents include W. C. Davison, Sam Agnello, William G. Anlyan, and Barnes Woodhall. Materials range in date from 1920 to 1991, with the bulk dating from 1940 to 1973.
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