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Frank A. Sloan Papers, 1933-2017

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Contains the research materials of Frank A. Sloan, J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management and professor of economics at Duke University. Types of materials include reprints, manuals, survey instruments, raw data, manuscript materials, notes, questionnaires, course materials, reports, court files, surveys, research, manuals, and computer disks. Major subjects include alcohol abuse, alcoholic intoxication, insurance liability, malpractice, Medicaid, long-term care, and retirement communities. Materials range in date from 1933 to 2017.

Gordon G. Hammes Papers and Records, 1987-2008

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Gordon G Hammes, PhD, is the Duke University Distinguished Service Professor of Biochemistry Emeritus. Contains the professional papers and records of the administration of Hammes, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at Duke University Medical Center. Also contains some materials from the Edward W. Holmes administration. Types of materials include correspondence with individuals and corporations, appointment, promotion and tenure materials, minutes, reports, subject files, budgets, evaluations, grant and contacts, and long-range planning documents. Major subjects include departments and administration of Duke University Medical Center, medical education, and faculty. Materials range in date from 1987 to 2008.

Thelma Ingles Papers, 1936-2012

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Contains the personal and professional papers of Thelma M. Ingles (1909-1983), former professor and chair of the Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing at Duke University and international nursing education consultant. Types of materials include correspondence, diaries, reports, schedules, writings, reprints, biographical materials, and photographs. Major subjects include nursing education, nurse-patient relations, nursing service in hospitals, Duke Hospital, Duke University School of Nursing faculty, and Duke University Department of Nursing. Materials range from 1936 to 2014.

Stuart M. Sessoms Records, 1952-1980

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Contains the working files of Stuart M. Sessoms (1921-1997), Director of Duke Hospital (1968-1976). Types of materials include memorandums, correspondence, legal cases, annual reports, minutes, grant applications, theses, brochures, draft legislation, diagrams, charts, forms, contracts, and a photograph. Major subjects include the Duke Hospital, Duke Hospital departments, clinics, business and finance, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sea Level Hospital, Lincoln Hospital, Highland Hospital, the VA Hospital, Methodist Church Hospital and Homes, Hillhaven Convalescent Center, and State agencies and boards. Materials range in date from 1952 to 1980.
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Subject Files, 1952-1980

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.

Blaine Nashold Papers, 1953-2003

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Contains professional files of Blaine S. Nashold (1923-2014), professor emeritus of the Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery at Duke University Medical Center. Types of materials include manuscript materials, reprints, photographic prints, slides, and negatives, patient records, consultation correspondence, a 3-dimensional model; lecture notes, travel notes, and professional organization files. Major subjects include Duke University faculty, the Department of Surgery, neurosurgery, stereotaxic techniques and instrumentation. Materials range in date from 1953 to 2003.
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Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Reports and Reprints, 1931-2001

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Contains records received from the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), a United States based international nonprofit association serving physicians, scientists, associates, and nurses in the fields of hyperbaric and dive medicine. Types of materials include reports, reprints, news releases, minutes, programs, correspondence, and photographs. Materials date from 1931 to 2001.
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Reports and Reprints, 1931-2001

Sally Kornbluth Records, 1991-2017

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Sally Kornbluth grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. She joined the Duke faculty in 1994. While at Duke, she has been both the James B. Duke Professor in the department of pharmacology and cancer biology and the Jo Rae Wright University Professor. Kornbluth was appointed Duke University Provost on July 1, 2014; she is the first female provost at Duke. Kornbluth's research interests include the study of cell proliferation and programmed cell death, areas of central importance for understanding both carcinogenesis and degenerative disorders. She has published extensively in these areas, studying these problems in a variety of model organisms. Includes lab notebooks, loose research, and other files created by and used by Kornbluth and her researchers during the course of research directed by Kornbluth. Materials date from 1991 to 2017.

Jerome S. Harris Records, 1931-2016

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Contains the personal and professional papers of Jerome Sylvan Harris (1909-2005), Buren Sidbury Professor at Duke University Medical Center and the second chairman of the Department of Pediatrics (1954-1968). Types of materials include photographs, negatives, contact prints, artifacts, reprints, research materials, certificates, a plaque, slides, 16mm film, a reel-to-reel-audio tape, mini cassette tapes, printed materials, clippings, correspondence, notes, drafts, reports, artwork, writings, and other administrative materials. Collection also contains IRB materials, both analog and digital, and "Protection of Human Subjects in Research at DUMC" manual drafts and different versions. The bulk of the materials pertain to Harris' career at Duke. Materials date from 1931 to 2016.

Frank Libman Engel Papers, 1934-1990

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Contains the personal and professional papers of Frank Libman Engel (1913-1963), chair of the Division of Endocrinology at Duke University School of Medicine from 1960 to 1963. Types of materials include personal and professional correspondence, grant materials, articles, photographs, reports, lectures, notes, yearbooks, and clippings. Materials range in date from 1934 to 1990.

Department of Neurosurgery Records, 1922-1988

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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.

Robert J. Lefkowitz Papers, 1962-2023

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Contains professional papers of Robert J. Lefkowitz, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator in the Department of Biochemistry at Duke University Medical Center. Types of materials include travel and conference materials, speeches, memoranda, committee materials, awards and honors, former employee files, old equipment files, grant materials, alumni files, material transfer agreements, mice invoices, research, and digital files. Major subjects include Duke University Department of Biochemistry, Duke University School of Medicine, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Materials range in date from 1962 to 2023.
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Awards and Honors, 1962-2015

Michael D. Israel Papers, 1987-2002

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This collection contains the records of former Duke University COO and CEO Michael D. Israel. Materials range in date from 1991 to 2002.

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Mark C. Rogers Papers, 1976-1996

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Mark C. Rogers was the Vice Chancellor of Health Systems for Duke University Medical Center and Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer for Duke University Hospital from 1993 to 1996. At Duke, he was responsible for the administration of Duke Hospital, creating the Duke Health Network, and was involved in designing strategic partnerships with businesses, especially medical and pharmaceutical companies. This collection contains correspondence, subject files, financial records and payments, administrative papers, meeting minutes, and reports. Major subjects include organizations and boards of which Rogers was a member, the American Medical Centers Consortium, clinical chairmen, total quality management, the Duke Cancer Protocol Committee, Student Health, Sea Level Hospital, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and the Duke Executive Committee of the Medical Staff. Materials range in date from 1977 to 1996.

Charles and Peggy Hammond Papers, 1956-2010

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Contains the personal and professional papers of Dr. Charles B. Hammond (1936- ), chairperson of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1980-2002, and a small amount of personal correspondence belonging to Peggy Hammond. Types of materials include correspondence, photographs, menus, booklets, newsletters, clippings, conference programs, magazines, slides, negatives, prints, cassette tapes, a 16mm film reel, CDs, DVDs, 3.5 inch floppy disks, lantern slides, VHS tapes, a medical license, a certificate, and notes. Materials range in date from 1956 to 2010.

Cultural Services Program Records, 1977-1997

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Contains records pertaining to the teleconferencing and closed circuit television system at Duke University Medical Center, particularly the patient channel, which broadcast educational programming. The records appear to have originated from the office of Janice Palmer, former director of the Cultural Services Program and include proposals from Tom Hurtgen and Gene Miller. Materials range in date from 1977 to 1997.
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Records, 1977-1997

Medical Education Administration Records, 1997-2013

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The Office of Medical Education Administration provides human resources, payroll, financial affairs, room and event scheduling, and building management for students, staff, and faculty. The office is located in the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education, which opened in January 2013. Includes architectural drawings and other materials pertaining to the design and building of the Semans Center; CDs with Duke University School of Medicine images of class photographs and graduations for the School of Medicine and the Physician Assistant Programs; and Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Doctor of Physical Therapy faculty biographies and CVs. Materials date from 1997 to 2013.

Albert R. Behnke Papers, 1906-1996

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Albert Behnke, a physician and captain in the United States Navy; pioneered the development of body composition assessment through the study of elite athletes; member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Collection contains correspondence, reports, committee materials, text of speeches and lectures, presentation notes, manuscript materials, research files, reprints, and grant files. Major subjects include diving, decompression, diving physiology, and body composition. Materials range in date from 1906 to 1997.

Richard S. Lyman Papers, 1927-1957

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Contains the professional papers of Richard Sherman Lyman (1891-1959), professor of neuropsychiatry at Duke University from 1941 to 1951. Types of materials include correspondence, subject files, memoranda, reports, budgets, course and teaching materials, and schedules. Major subjects include Duke Hospital, Duke University Medical Center, mental health agencies in North Carolina, mental health treatment, psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology, nurse training programs, and treatment of soldiers and veterans of World War II. Materials range in date from 1927 to 1957.
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Subject Files, 1927-1951

Melvyn Lieberman Papers, 1965-1998

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Melvyn Lieberman (1938-1997) was a professor in the Departments of Physiology, Cell Biology, and Biomedical Engineering at Duke University Medical Center (DUMC). He also directed the Graduate Studies programs for the Department of Cell Biology and the Department of Physiology and served as a special assistant to the executive vice president at DUMC and the senior vice president research administrator at DUMC. Major subjects include the DUMC Summer Educational Enrichment Program, the Duke Scientific Research Initiative, the Duke University Affiliated Physicians program, the American Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the Levine Science Research Center. Contains educational materials, construction records, conference and committee materials, correspondence, reprints, meeting and workshop materials, research files, weekly and annual reports, articles and publications, financial records, and subject files for professional colleagues and participating institutions that contributed to Lieberman's medical research and educational career. Materials range in date from 1965 to 1998.
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Reprints, 1965-1995

Medical Center Engineering and Operations Records, 1927-1996

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Contains specifications and construction documents used to guide planning and construction of buildings of the Duke University Medical Center. Building plans and site plans were created by or retained by Duke University Medical Center, Engineering and Operations department. Major subjects in this collection include history of Duke University Medical Center buildings and Duke Hospital. Materials range in date from 1927 to 1996.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Records, 1930-2018

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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was established in 1930 as one of the founding departments at Duke University Medical Center. This collection contains articles, clippings, order forms, lectures, survey results, slides, Roy T. Parker Symposium programs, correspondence, artifacts, plaques, printed materials, photographs, negatives, and delivery and procedure logs produced by Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty members from 1930 to 1995. Major contributors include F. Bayard Carter, E. C. Hamblen, and Robert A. Ross. Materials range in date from 1930 to 2018.

David C. Sabiston Papers, 1887-2015

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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 and illustration materials, reports, departmental lectures, presentations and talks, budgets, evaluations, administrative documents, planning documents, notes, photographs, slides, audiotapes, gowns, hoods, robes, and digital surrogates of plaques and awards. 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 2015, with the bulk starting in 1920.

Ralph Snyderman (Personal) Papers, 1899-2006

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Dr. Ralph Snyderman, MD, is Chancellor Emeritus of Duke University, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Duke Center for Research on Personalized Health Care. Contains the collected papers of Snyderman. Materials document Snyderman's professional appointments at both Duke University and Genentech, Inc., a biomedical technology firm in San Francisco, California. The papers consist of publications, manuscript materials, research materials, collected publications and citations, presentations and related correspondence, travel files, Genentech, Inc. research and administrative materials, subject files, business records from Snyderman's role as Duke's Chancellor for Health Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) committee and working group files, and papers from other committees and professional organizations of which Snyderman was a member. Major subjects in this collection include Snyderman's research in inflammation, immunology, and rheumatology; health care reform; medical administration and the role of the academic health center; and integrative and prospective medicine. Materials range in date from 1899 to 2006.
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Subject Files, 1899-1989

School of Nursing Records, 1930-2017

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Contains the administrative records of the School of Nursing, School of Nursing Alumni Association, and other nursing student associations. Types of materials include correspondence, minutes, certificates, newsletters, budgets, evaluations, reports, class records, proceedings, publications, awards, photographs, ephemera, memorabilia, printed materials, DVDs, CDs, and clippings. Major subjects include Duke University School of Nursing students and faculty, School of Nursing Alumni Association, Nursing Student Government Association, Nursing education, continuing education, nursing students, nursing societies, sororities, Sigma Theta Tau, Bessie Baker, Rachel Booth, Myrtle Irene Brown, Dorothy Brundage, Ann Jacobansky, Margaret Pinkerton, Florence K. Wilson, and Ruby L. Wilson. Materials range in date from 1930 to 2017.

Division of Cardiology Records, 1952-2016

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Duke's Division of Cardiology, part of the Department of Medicine, is among one of the largest programs in the United States. Notable members of the division include Dr. Edward Orgain, Dr. Henry D. McIntosh, Dr. Andrew G. Wallace, and Dr. Joseph C. Greenfield. This collection contains subject files, newsletters, financial information, correspondence, meeting minutes, conference materials, agendas, study and research reports, writings, publications, programs, notes, presentations, personal accounts, proposals, questionnaires, interviews, lists, audiovisual materials, and photographic materials concerning the Division of Cardiology, particularly its departmental organizations, training fellows program, and the Duke Heart Center. Major subjects include the Duke Heart Center Board of Advisors, the Duke Cardiovascular Fellow's Society, the Duke University Cooperative Cardiovascular Society, and Dr. Joseph C. Greenfield's book on the history of the Cardiology Training Fellows program. Materials range in date from 1952 to 2016.

Wiley D. Forbus Records, 1849-1979

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Contains the professional records of Dr. Wiley Davis Forbus (1894-1976), MD, professor and chair of the Department of Pathology at Duke University from 1930 to 1964; Area Consultant in Pathology for the Veterans Administration from 1948 through the 1960s; "chief mover" (Baker, 1959) of the North Carolina Medical Examiner's System; and Medical Education Consultant in Europe and the "Far East" from 1953 to the 1960s. Major subjects include the Department of Pathology, the Duke University School of Medicine, nursing and medical education, autopsies, the early history of Duke University, the Veterans Administration, Duke Pathological Services, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, medical education in the "Far East" in the 1950s and early 1960s, race relations in North Carolina, small hospitals in North Carolina, Medico-Legal concepts and practices, history of medicine in North Carolina, and early Hodgkin's disease research. These records include but are not limited to abstracts, accounts, annual reports, budgets, committee files, correspondence, course outlines, curriculum, curriculum vitae, lectures, manuscripts, memoranda, minutes, monographs, photographs, plans, proceedings, programs, protocols, publications, recommendations, reports, and schedules. An effort was made to cross reference when possible and list the contents and major topics within each folder on the folder tab for easy use. Materials date from 1849 to 1979 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1923 to 1979.
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Photos, 1849-1979

David E. Yount Collection, 1862-2000

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David E. Yount (1935-2000) was a researcher on bubble formation theory and decompression sickness, University of Hawaii professor of physics, chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Hawaii, administrator at the University of Hawaii, and a member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). Collection contains correspondence, reports, committee materials, text of speeches and lectures, presentation notes, manuscript materials, research files, and grant files. Major subjects include diving, acoustics, decompression, decompression sickness, high-energy physics, and diving physiology. Materials range in date from 1862 to 2000, with the bulk of materials dating from 1975 to 2000.
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Records, 1862-2000

David E. Yount Collection, 1862-2000 24 Linear Feet (16 cartons)

Edward Lanphier Collection, 1876-1999

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Edward Lanphier (1922-1999) was a physician and senior scientist in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Wisconsin--Madison. Lanphier wrote and spoke extensively on a variety of diving subjects, including decompression in surface-based diving, comfort in underwater exercise, animal and human respiration under increased pressures, and hyperbaric treatments. During his career, Lanphier was a member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. The collection contains his professional papers. Materials include correspondence, reports, committee materials, text of speeches and lectures, presentation notes, manuscript materials, research files, reprints, and grant files. Major subjects include diving, decompression, decompression sickness, diving physiology, and respiration. Materials range in date from 1876 to 1999, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1960 to 1999.
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Papers, 1876-1999

Edward Lanphier Collection, 1876-1999 13.5 Linear Feet (9 cartons)

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.
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Biographical and Historical Materials, 1881-1972

Wilburt Cornell Davison Papers, 1881-1979 72.3 Linear Feet (46 cartons, 2 manuscript boxes, 3 flat boxes, 1 large map folder) and 4 academic robes

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Alfred Blalock Papers, 1899-1985

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Alfred Blalock (1899-1964), surgeon-in-chief of the John Hopkins Hospital, professor, and director of the surgery department at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1941-1964), was one of two physicians who developed the "blue baby" operation and treatments for surgical shock. Collection contains correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, scrapbooks, tributes, committee materials, biographical materials, and reprints. Major subjects include Johns Hopkins Hospital, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, medical education, tetralogy of fallot surgery (blue baby syndrome), and surgery. Materials date from 1899 to 1985.
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Scrapbooks, 1899-1964

Alfred Blalock Papers, 1899-1985 39 Linear Feet (26 cartons, 1 flat box folder)

Ralph Snyderman (Chancellor) Records, 1899-2015

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Dr. Ralph Snyderman, MD, is Chancellor Emeritus of Duke University, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Duke Center for Research on Personalized Health Care. Contains administrative records created by Snyderman during his tenure as Chancellor for Health Affairs and President and CEO of Duke University Health System (1989-2004). Types of materials include minutes, agendas, reports, committee materials, chronological files, and videotapes. Major subjects include Duke University Medical Center, Duke University Health System, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and administration. Materials date from 1899 to 2015.
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Ralph Snyderman (Chancellor) Records, 1899-2015

Helen Kaiser Papers, 1903-2005

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Helen Kaiser (1900-1988), was a professor and the first Director of Physical Therapy at Duke. She was also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), serving as President of APTA from 1938 to 1940 and member of the Board of Directors from 1926 to 1930 and 1940 to 1946. This collection contains professional writings produced and collected by Kaiser over the course of her career and course materials compiled during Kaiser's time as a Professor of Physical Therapy at Duke. Other materials include correspondence, booklets, pamphlets, articles, committee and meeting minutes, reports, course descriptions and evaluations, floorplans, blueprints, grant files, photographic materials, and a scrapbook pertaining to Kaiser's time as the Director of Physical Therapy at Duke, as well as her personal life. Materials range in date from 1903 to 2005, with the bulk of the material dating from 1912 to 1988.
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Records, 1903-2005

Helen Kaiser Papers, 1903-2005 4 Linear Feet (2 cartons and 2 flat boxes) and 1 scrapbook

Bruce W. Dixon Papers, 1906-2013

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Contains the personal papers of Bruce Wayne Dixon (1939-2013), former Duke Internal Medicine chief resident, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine professor, head of the Allegheny County Health Department, and community health expert. Types of materials include photographs, memorials and tributes, articles, a silver bowl awarded to Dixon at Duke for teaching excellence, and other types of materials documenting his career in medicine. Materials date from 1906 to 2013.
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Personal Papers, 1906-2013

Bruce W. Dixon Papers, 1906-2013 1.25 Linear Feet (1 half box, 1 flat box, 1 card box)

Highland Hospital Records, 1906-1981

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Highland Hospital was a premiere residential psychiatric hospital located in Asheville, North Carolina, owned and operated by Duke University from 1944 to 1980. The bulk of the collection contains records pertaining to the acquisition, administration, expansion of the hospital in the mid-twentieth century, and the sale of the facility in 1980. This includes agreements, annual reports, architectural plans, appraisals, audits, brochures, budgets, clippings, correspondence, data on lawsuits resulting from fire and accident, deeds, fiscal reports, insurance papers, minutes, monthly statements, newsletters, photographs, programs, publications, reports, as well as sale and lease papers. Major subjects in this collection include A. S. Brower, Robert S. Carroll, R. Charman Carroll, and the Duke University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Also includes a small amount of notebooks with nursing lecture notes. The materials date from 1906 to 1981 with the majority of the records including the period between 1939 to 1957 and 1978 to 1980.
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Administrative Records, 1906-1978

Watts Hospital Records, 1909-1940

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Watts Hospital, located in Durham, North Carolina, was the city's first hospital. It was funded by George W. Watts and opened in 1895 as a private 22-bed, modern hospital, dedicated to the care of Durham's white citizens. African American citizens were cared for at Lincoln Hospital, which opened in 1901. By 1909, Watts Hospital's 22-bed facility was too small for a fast growing Durham, and a newer facility was built on 25 acres at the intersection of Club Boulevard and Board Street. This is where the hospital remained until it closed in 1976 when it merged with Lincoln Hospital when Durham County General Hospital (now Duke Regional Hospital) opened. The grounds and buildings of the hospital's 1909 campus were converted into the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, which opened in 1980. Types of materials hospital ledgers documenting births and expenses. Materials date from 1909 to 1940.
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Ledgers, 1909-1940

Watts Hospital Records, 1909-1940 0.5 Linear Feet (1 flat box)

Frederic Moir Hanes Papers, 1909-1967

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Contains the personal and professional papers of Frederic Moir Hanes (1883-1946), pathologist, neurologist, and chair of the Department of Medicine at Duke University. Types of materials include correspondence, reprints, writings, budgets, minutes, scrapbooks, and memoranda. Major subjects include the Hanes Fund, Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Department of Medicine, study and teaching of medicine in North Carolina, physicians, pathology, and the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Materials range in date from 1909 to 1967.
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Writings, 1909-1943

Frederic Moir Hanes Papers, 1909-1967 4.5 Linear Feet (3 cartons)

Eleanor B. Easley Papers, 1910-2004

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Contains the personal and professional papers of Dr. Eleanor Beamer Easley, MD (1907-1998), a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology who practiced in Durham, North Carolina. Easley was the first female graduate of Duke University School of Medicine's first four-year class. In 1941, Easley helped co-found the Durham Women's Clinic. Types of materials include notes from talks and presentations, writings, meeting minutes, agendas, articles, reports, photographs, correspondence, memberships, degrees, awards, and clippings. Major subjects include Durham, North Carolina; nursing; obstetrics and gynecology; women physicians; women's health; and Watts Hospital. Materials range in date from 1910 to 2004.
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Personal/Biographical, 1910-2004

Eleanor B. Easley Papers, 1910-2004 2 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 2 flat boxes)

Roger Denio Baker Papers, 1912-1993

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Contains the professional and personal papers of Roger Denio Baker (1902-1994), an original faculty member at the Duke University School of Medicine and professor of pathology. Types of materials include journals, diaries, day planners, manuscripts, drafts, reprints, correspondence, photographs, notes, bound volumes, lab notebooks, brochures, clippings, certificates, correspondence, newsletters, sketches, and programs pertaining to Baker's education, teaching, and research. Materials date from 1912 to 1993.
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Photographs, 1912-1972

Roger Denio Baker Papers, 1912-1993 18 Linear Feet (12 cartons)

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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Elizabeth Reeves Collection, 1913-1988

Department of Biochemistry Records, 1913-2004

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The Department of Biochemistry was established in 1930, making it one of the original departments of the Duke University School of Medicine. Chairs of the department include William A. Perlzweig, Philip Handler, Robert Hill, Christian R. H. Raetz, interim chair Peter Agre, interim chair Kenneth Kreuzer, and Richard G. Brennan. This collection contains general correspondence from the Department of Biochemistry, index cards containing student information, long range plans, artwork, framed images, and publications by W.A. Perlzweig, Phillip Handler, and other authors. Materials range in date from 1930 to 2004, with the bulk of material dating between 1930 and 1975.
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Department of Biochemistry Records, 1913-2004 8 Linear Feet (5 cartons, 1 manuscript box, 1 map folder) and 6 framed images and 3 pieces of artwork.

Onyekwere E. Akwari Papers, 1914-2021

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Contains the personal and professional papers of Onyekwere E. Akwari (1942-2019), the first African-American surgeon on the faculty of Duke University. Types of materials include correspondence, pamphlets, programs, financial information, calendars, datebooks, identification cards, passports and visas, applications, memorabilia, printed materials, a yearbook, certificates, building plans, cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, U-Matic video cassettes, 16mm film reels, certificates, notes, meeting minutes and agendas, funeral programs and obituaries, photographs, newspaper clippings, publications, reprints, textiles, artifacts, scrapbooks, binders, transcripts, and electronic records pertaining to Akwari's personal and professional interests and activities. Major subjects include the Society of Black American Surgeons (SBAS) and St. Titus Episcopal Church (Durham, N.C.). Materials date from 1914 to 2021.
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Professional Activities, 1914-2020

Onyekwere E. Akwari Papers, 1914-2021 35.02 Linear Feet (18 cartons, 1 manuscript box, 5 flat boxes, 5 card boxes, 3 film canisters, 1 audio box, 3 map folders) and 24.12 GB and 2 textiles

Dean's Office (School of Medicine) Records, 1916-2020

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Contains records originating in Duke School of Medicine's Dean's Office. Includes R. Sanders (Sandy) Williams administrative records; a small amount of Wilburt C. Davison reprints; Medical Center Executive Committee meeting materials; posters from the Dean's Office Noteworthy Posters Series; a portrait of Edward W. Holmes; and Dean Klotman and Duke University School of Medicine's "Turning a Moment into a Movement: Dismantling Racism in the Duke School of Medicine and Beyond" video and discussion, which is affiliated with Moments to Movement, Duke Health's collective stand against systemic racism and injustice. Materials date from 1916 to 2020.
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R. Sanders Williams, 1916-2012

J. Deryl Hart Papers and Records, 1916-1987

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Contains the personal and professional papers of J. Deryl Hart, chair of the Department of Surgery at Duke University from 1930 to 1960, and president of Duke University from 1960 to 1963. Major subjects include Chowan College, Duke University Medical Center, the Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic, surgical wound infection, medical hospitals, history of teaching medical schools, and history of surgery in North Carolina. Types of materials include personal and professional correspondence, memorabilia, certificates, diplomas, scrapbooks, photographs, speeches, lectures, addresses, clippings, sketches, reprints, ledgers, lantern slides, subject files, and committee materials. Materials range in date from 1916 to 1987.
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Correspondence, 1916-1975

J. Deryl Hart Papers and Records, 1916-1987

65th General Hospital Collection, 1917-2002

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Contains personal papers, records, and memorabilia of the United States Army 65th General Hospital, a United States Army Medical Corps unit staffed by Duke University Medical Center alumni in England during World War II. The unit distinguished itself as a center for both specialized treatment and the immediate care of combat casualties. Following the war, physician of the 65th, Leo Alexander, acted as a consultant to prosecutors in the Nuremberg Trials. Types of materials include official reports, newsletters, patient records, memorabilia, oral histories, photographs, artifacts, audiovisual materials, investigative notes, and short writings. Major subjects include Duke University Medical Center, United States Army, the 65th General Hospital, World War I, World War II, war crimes, neurosurgery, Ivan Brown, Leo Alexander, Norman Ross, and O. Norris Smith. Materials range in date from 1917 to 2002.
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General Collected Materials of the 65th Base Hospital and the 65th General Hospital, 1917-2002

Duncan C. Hetherington Papers, 1918-1975

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Duncan Charteris Hetherington (1895-1974), earned his AB degree at Colorado College (1919) and a master's degree (1920) and PhD (1922) in parasitology from the University of Illinois. He received his MD from Johns Hopkins University (1926). From 1926 to 1930, Hetherington was a member of the Department of Anatomy at Vanderbilt University. In 1930, Hetherington joined the new Duke University School of Medicine as a professor of anatomy. He remained at Duke until his obligatory (by age) retirement in 1965. Types of materials include course sketches and other sketches, brain modelling packet, a photograph of Hetherington, and the "Memorials from the Proceedings of the Eighty-Eighth Meeting of the American Association of Anatomists" booklet. Materials date from 1918 to 1975.
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Records, 1918-1975

Duncan C. Hetherington Papers, 1918-1975 0.25 Linear Feet (1 half manuscript box)

Oscar Hansen-Pruss Papers, 1918-1966

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Contains materials pertaining to the career of Oscar Carl Hansen-Pruss (1900-1970), professor of internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center and one of ten original professors of the Duke University School of Medicine in 1930. Types of materials include correspondence, research notes, short writings, poems, manuscript materials, reprints, manuals, guides, conference and seminar records, academic and membership certificates, cards, and other memorabilia. Major subjects in this collection include microscopy, asthma, and allergies. Materials range in date from 1918 to 1966.
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Papers, 1918-1966

Oscar Hansen-Pruss Papers, 1918-1966 1.5 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes)

David Tillerson Smith Papers, 1920-1970

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Contains the professional papers of David Tillerson Smith (1898-1981), James B. Duke Professor of Microbiology and chair of the Department of Microbiology (1930-1958) and associate professor of Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine (1950-1966) at Duke University. Types of materials include correspondence with individuals and organizations, research notes, clippings, article reprints, and manuscript materials. Major subjects include the Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Preventive Medicine, Turdeau Sanatarium, the research and teaching of microbiology, tuberculosis, pellagra, mycology, and bacteriology. Materials range in date from 1920 to 1970.
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Reprints and Memorabilia, 1920-1970

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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Correspondence, 1920-1977

Elon H. Clark Papers, 1920-1991, bulk 1940-1973 3 Linear Feet (2 cartons)

Eugene A. Stead Papers, 1920-2000

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Contains the professional papers of Eugene Anson Stead (1908-2005), former professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Types of materials include correspondence, subject files, grant materials, writings, speeches, manuscript materials, certificates, awards, photographs, clippings, and audiotapes. Also includes manuscript materials created by John Laszlo based on interviews with Stead and photographs created and used by Barton F. Haynes as editor of Stead's memoirs. Major subjects include the Duke University School of Medicine, the Department of Medicine, the study and teaching of medicine, medical ethics, medical education, and education of physician assistants. Materials range in date from 1920 to 2000.
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Oversized Items, 1920-1985

Certificates and Awards, 1920-2000

Joseph W. Beard Papers, 1920-1994

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Contains the professional papers of Joseph W. Beard (1906-1983), virologist at the Duke University School of Medicine, and Dorothy Waters Beard (1909-1984), his research partner and wife. Types of materials include correspondence, writings, memorabilia, contracts, certificates, plaques, photographs, a drawing, a photograph album, and a eulogy. Major subjects include Duke University Medical Center, cancer research, virus diseases, leukemia, avian leukosis viruses, oncogenic viruses, and virus disease. Materials range in date from 1920 to 1994.
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Personal Materials, 1920-1983

Joseph W. Beard Papers, 1920-1994 5 Linear Feet (2 cartons, 3 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box)

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Records, 1920-2018

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The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Duke University began as a post-baccalaureate certificate program originally offered by the School of Medicine in 1943. Helen L. Kaiser was brought on by Dr. Lenox Baker to help establish the program and serve as the first Director of Physical Therapy and Associate Professor of Physical Therapy. The program was officially elevated to a Master of Science degree in 1970. In 1998, the Physical Therapy course was lengthened to three years and the Master of Science degree was replaced by the Doctor of Physical Therapy. This collection contains planning files, schedules, syllabi, correspondence, budget records, meeting agendas and notes, research, calendars, admissions policies and statistics, survey results, grading policies, meeting minutes, student handbooks, booklets, student and alumni publications, newsletters, studies, reprints, transcripts, questionnaire results, presentation and lecture materials, audiovisual recordings of events, interviews, anniversary projects, orientation and graduation materials, blank copies of examinations, on-site evaluations, outcome assessments, site team responses, and photographic materials pertaining to the graduate program in Physical Therapy at Duke. Major subjects include courses, ongoing curriculum development, national accreditation, faculty records, publications, and papers collected by department chair Robert Bartlett for the graduate program in physical therapy at Duke University. Materials range in date from 1920 to 2018.
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Physical Therapy Archives Project, 1920-2017

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Records, 1920-2018 27.5 Linear Feet (17 cartons, 2 manuscript boxes, and 2 flat boxes) and 15.0 GB

Subject Files Collection, 1920-2022

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These subject files were primarily created by Duke News Service from the 1930s until around the early 1980s. Duke News Service also maintained a biographical clippings file documenting activities of Duke University Medical Center individuals. This collection contains clippings, notes, brochures, speeches, notes, booklets, and ephemera pertaining to departments, divisions, groups, activities, events, and public relations materials of Duke University Medical Center. Major subjects include Duke University faculty, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, Duke University Medical Center, and Duke Hospital. Materials date from 1920 to 2022.
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Subject Files Collection, 1920-2022

Subject Files Collection, 1920-2022 6 Linear Feet (2 filing cabinet drawers) and 764 KB

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.
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Coursework, 1923-1926

Professional Papers, 1923-1970

Nick Carter Travel Club Records, 1923-2003

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Contains the records of the F. Bayard Carter Society, better known as the "Nick Carter Travel Club," an organization associated with Duke's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Types of materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, clippings, programs, reports, a CV, photographs, negatives, photo albums, and scrapbooks pertaining to the travels and activities of the Society. Materials date from 1923 to 2003.
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Photographic Materials, 1923-2001

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Robert Martin Biddle Papers, 1924-1941

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Contains the professional papers of Robert Martin Biddle (1913-2000), medical student and resident at Duke Medical School and Hospital from 1935 to 1943. Types of materials include printed materials and clinical notes from Biddle's time at Duke and Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Materials date from 1924 to 1941.
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Papers, 1924-1941

Robert Martin Biddle Papers, 1924-1941 0.5 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)

Frederick V. Altvater Papers, circa 1924-1975

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Contains a scrapbook made by Frederick Vernon Altvater, superintendent of Duke Hospital from 1933 to 1946. The scrapbook contains news clippings, photographs, greeting cards from friends of the Alvater family. Materials also include loose articles, clippings, correspondence, and photographs. Materials date from circa 1924 to 1975.
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Ray E. Brown Papers, 1926-1974

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Contains the personal and professional papers of Ray Everett Brown (1913-1974), hospital administrator and educator on hospital administration at several institutions, including the University of Chicago, Duke University, Harvard University, and Northwestern University. Types of materials include correspondence, conference brochures, speeches, clippings, photographs, reports, minutes, certificates, agendas, contracts, invoices, financial statements, expense reports, newsletters, book reviews, reprints, publication drafts, notes, academic records, resumes, and ephemera. Major subjects include hospital administration and administrative education. Materials range in date from 1926 to 1974.
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Miscellaneous, 1926-1974

Ray E. Brown Papers, 1926-1974 7.5 Linear Feet (5 cartons)

News Service Clippings Collection, 1927-1986

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Contains news clippings pertaining to Duke University Medical Center. Major subjects include Duke University Hospital, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University School of Nursing, Highland Hospital, and the 65th General Hospital. Clippings were collected by a news clipping service. Materials range in date from 1927 to 1986.
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Alphabetical Subjects, 1927-1986

News Service Clippings Collection, 1927-1986 30 Linear Feet (20 cartons)

Photograph Collection, 1928-2024

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Contains photographs of the Duke University Medical Center (DUMC), staff, students, professors, departments, events and educational activities, class reunions, class photographs, and student life. Photographs of affiliated local hospitals such as Watts Hospital and Lincoln Hospital are also included. Also contains photographs appearing in the publications the Intercom (1979-1986) and Perspectives (1980-1991). Materials were created by various Duke University photographers, including staff from the Division of Educational Medial Services and Duke Photography; individuals; and the United States government. Types of materials include photographic prints of varying sizes, 35mm slides, film negatives of varying sizes, and digital files. Materials range in date from 1928 to 2024.
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Department of Surgery Records, 1947-2021

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Established in 1930, The Department of Surgery was one of the first departments at Duke Hospital and Duke School of Medicine. The collection contains correspondence, reports, photographs, composite photographs, handbooks, invitations, microscope slides, negatives, 35mm projector slides, research notes, research logs, articles, artifacts, reference files, programs, departmental publications, financial records, and digital files documenting the day to day operations of the department. Materials range in date from 1930 to 2021.
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Photographic Materials, 1930-2004, 2019

Charles Watson Wharton Papers, 1930-1933

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Charlies Watson Wharton (1909-1990) had a medical practice in Smithfield, North Carolina. The collection includes notebooks; diagrams; sketches about preclinical subjects, physiology, and pharmacology; medical histories; and physical examinations. Materials range in date from 1930 to 1933.
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Records, 1930-1933

Charles Watson Wharton Papers, 1930-1933 0.5 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)

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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Subject Files, 1930-1969

Norman F. Conant Papers, 1930-1981 19.5 Linear Feet (13 cartons)

Lenox D. Baker Papers, 1930-1979

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Lenox D. Baker graduated as part of Duke University School of Medicine's first graduating class in 1932. He came back to Duke in 1937 and became the chief of the Division of Orthopaedics, a position he held until 1967. He helped establish the North Carolina Cerebral Palsy Hospital and served as its medical director until 1972. Baker was also a founding member and later president of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association. This collection contains personal, professional, and administrative materials in connection with Baker. Materials include correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, articles, and meeting and society records. Major subjects include his work as chief of Duke University's Division of Orthopaedics at Duke University, as well as his role in various clinics and his work at the Cerebral Palsy Hospital. Other subjects include politics and elections, including Baker's support for various candidates, the North Carolina Employ the Physically Handicapped Commission, and professional societies such as the North Carolina Orthopaedic Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Orthopaedic Association. Materials range in date from 1930 to 1979.
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Administrative and Personal Papers, 1930-1979

Lenox D. Baker Papers, 1930-1979 14.5 Linear Feet (28 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box)

Bessie B. Baker Papers, 1930-1941

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Contains the professional papers of Bessie Baker (1874-1942), first dean of the Duke University School of Nursing. Types of materials include correspondence, writings, and course materials. Major subjects include Duke Hospital, Duke University School of Nursing, nursing education, and nursing students. Materials range in date from 1930 to 1941.
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Papers, 1930-1941

Bessie B. Baker Papers, 1930-1941 0.5 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)

Edwin C. Hamblen Papers, 1930-1969

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Edwin Crowell Hamblen (1900-1963) served as a professor of endocrinology at Duke University School of Medicine and later chief of the endocrine division and endocrinologist at Duke University Hospital. Types of materials include correspondence, manuscript materials, articles, reprints, photographs, and certificates. Major subjects include Edwin C. Hamblen, Duke University Medical Center faculty, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, reproductive medicine, and endocrine aspects of gynecology. Some materials are in Spanish. Materials range in date from 1930 to 1969.
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Papers, 1930-1969

Edwin C. Hamblen Papers, 1930-1969 3 Linear Feet (2 cartons)

Joseph E. Markee Records, 1930-1972

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Contains the professional records of Dr. Joseph E. Markee, former chair of the Dept. of Anatomy at Duke University.
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Joseph E. Markee Records, 1930-1972

Department of Anatomy Records, 1930-1983

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Contains records documenting the Department of Anatomy, established in 1930 as part of the original School of Medicine. The name of the department changed to the Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy in 1988. This collection contains portraits, articles, meeting notes, reprints, and minutes created by Joseph E. Markee, Francis Huntington Swett, and others pertaining to the activities of the Department of Anatomy (now the Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy) at Duke University, including curriculum scheduling and the new teaching facility (1965). A book of faculty reprints from 1930 to 1940 is also included, entitled "A complete file of publications from the Department of Anatomy, Duke University School of Medicine." Materials date from 1930 to 1983.
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Faculty Reprints, 1930-1940

Walter Kempner Papers and Records, circa 1930-2016

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Contains professional records pertaining to Walter Kempner's (1903-1997) Rice Diet and related work for Duke University. Kempner began working at Duke's School of Medicine in the Department of Medicine in 1934 and was interested in the effect of diet on various diseases including hypertension and diabetes, which developed into the Rice Diet. The collection also contains business records from the Walter Kemper Foundation. Types of materials include medical records, newsletters, correspondence, clippings, budgets, logbooks, membership materials, and minutes. Major subjects include reducing diets, cell physiology, obesity, and Duke University Medical Center. Materials range in date from circa 1930 to 2016.
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Department of Medicine Records, 1930 - 2017

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The Department of Medicine was established in 1930, coinciding with the opening of Duke Hospital. Types of materials include reprints; appointment lists of professors, associates, instructors, residents, affiliates, and alumni; biographical sketches; Eugene A. Stead Jr. alumni lists; a biography of Frederic Moir Hanes; lists of chief residents of Duke Hospital, VA Medical Center, and Ambulatory Care; a list of the numbers of house staff; student, house staff, and faculty files; and staff and faculty group photographs. Major subjects include the Department of Medicine. Materials date from 1930 to 2017.
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Francis Bayard Carter Papers, 1930-1976

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Contains the professional papers of Francis Bayard "Nick" Carter (1898-1977), physician, professor, and chair of the Duke University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Types of materials include correspondence, subject files, speeches and presentations, reports, budgets, lists, articles, course materials, studies, and meeting minutes. Major subjects include study and teaching of obstetrics and gynecology, Duke University School of Medicine, and Duke University Hospital. Materials range in date from 1930 to 1976.
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1930-1972

Department of Pediatrics Records, 1930-2014

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Duke School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics was founded in 1927 by Wilburt C. Davison, MD, the first dean of the medical school. He also served as the first Department of Pediatrics chair (1927 to 1954). Other chairs include Jerome Harris, MD; Samuel L. Katz, MD; Michael M. Frank, MD; Joseph St. Geme, MD; and Ann M. Reed, MD. The collection documents the Department of Pediatrics with information about the department, Duke Children's Hospital, and affiliated clinics. Types of materials include departmental administrative files, financial information, planning and development materials, Duke Children's Hospital blueprints, meeting and committee materials, research files, printed materials, correspondence, reports and manuals, a small amount of audiovisual materials, grant and award information, and a list of Pediatrics House Staff. Materials date from 1930 to 2014.
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Accession A2020.022, 1930-1954

Department of Pediatrics Records, 1930-2014 126.75 Linear Feet (82 cartons, 1 half manuscript box, 14 blueprints)

Josiah C. Trent Papers, 1930-1961

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Contains professional papers of Josiah C. Trent (1914-1948), associate professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Duke. Materials include correspondence, patient files, and subject files pertaining to Dr. Trent's professional life. Most of the correspondence chronicles Trent's involvement with various professional organizations and his acquaintance with prominent figures in various fields: medical history--John Fulton, Henry Sigerist, and W. W. Francis; the history of Duke University--Wilburt C. Davison, Lenox D. Baker; the history of the development of library administration--Thomas Keys and Bertha Hallam. The bulk of the materials were removed from Trent's medical office upon his death and has relatively few items that pertain to his personal life. Items of a more personal nature are located with the James H. and Mary D. B. T. Semans Family Papers in Duke University's Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. Materials date from 1930 to 1961.
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Correspondence, 1930-1961