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Department of Urology Records, 1969-2019

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The Duke Department of Urology is a leader in providing outstanding clinical care, performing cutting-edge clinical and basic science research, and training the next generation of outstanding clinical and academic leaders in the field of urology. The department's mission is to advance urologic health as a leader in world-class multidisciplinary research; innovative education; and compassionate, exception urologic care for all patients. Duke Urology is recognized worldwide for expertise in the areas of general urology, prostate cancer and prostatic diseases, male sexual health, urinary tract stone management through the Duke Comprehensive Kidney Stone Program, minimally invasive surgery and robotics, reconstructive urology, urinary incontinence, testicular cancer, bladder cancer, and pediatric urology. Includes materials from the Division of Urology, prior to it becoming the Department of Urology in 2023. Contains administrative records pertaining to the Duke Urologic Assembly, Duke Tuesday, Winter Urologic Forum, Focal Therapy workshops and symposiums, Duke Prostate Cancer Patient Symposiums, a small amount of correspondence and departmental printed materials, including an early urology handbook. Types of materials include programs, correspondence, digital files, brochures, and flyers. Materials date from 1969 to 2019.

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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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.

Myrtle Irene Brown Papers, 1946-1975

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This collection contains materials related to Myrtle Irene Brown (1915-2007), faculty member and dean of the Duke University School of Nursing from 1967 to 1970. Materials include lectures, correspondence, evaluations, committee records and minutes, rosters, financial aid materials, conference and council records, reports, standards, supply lists, blueprints, and plans. Major subjects include the graduate and undergraduate curriculum, faculty and administration, admissions, student activities, and facilities at the School of Nursing. Materials range in date from 1946 to 1975.
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Wilma Morris Oral History Interview, 2009-2009

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Wilma Morris was a member of the staff at the Duke Medical Center Library from 1974 until 2009. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on July 29, 2009 by Jessica Roseberry. In this interview, Morris discusses her 35-year career at the Duke University Medical Center Library, with particular attention to changes the library underwent over the course of her tenure.
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Wilma Morris Oral History Interview, 2009-2009 1 interview (1 master CD and 1 use CD)

Jay M. Arena Papers, 1931-1995

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Contains the professional papers of Jay Morris Arena (1909-1996), professor of pediatrics and community health and director of the Duke Poison Control Center. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, minutes, reprints, newsletters, clippings, programs, certificates, photographs, biographical materials, and manuscript materials. Major correspondents include Wilburt Cornell Davison, Atala Davison, Talmage Peele, Thomas Thweatt Jones and members of the Duke Children's Classic advisory group. Major subjects include Duke University Hospital, pediatrics, accidental poisoning in children, poisoning prevention and safety measures, poisoning case studies, treatment of poisoning, poison control centers, American Academy of Pediatrics, Duke Poison Control Center, and pediatrics in China. Materials range in date from 1931 to 1995.

Duke Cancer Institute Records, 1943-2011

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The Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center became one of the nation's first cancer centers in December 1971 after the passage of the National Cancer Act. In 1973, the Duke Cancer Center was designated a cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, reprinted articles, grant materials, photographs, brochures, meeting agendas, photographic contact sheets, and videotapes. Major themes include the External Scientific Review Committee, the Cancer Center Advisory Committee, Cancer Center support grants and core grants, Oncology Recreation Therapy, the Take-A-Seat Gala and Auction, and the Duke Center for Living. Materials range in date from 1943 to 2011.
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William W. Shingleton Papers, 1943-1987

William W. Shingleton Oral History Interview, 2004-2004

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Dr. William W. Shingleton (1917-2005) was a Professor of Surgery at Duke University and the founding Director of the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on January 13, 2004 by Jessica Roseberry. In this interview, Shingleton discusses his early career and the development of the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also discusses cancer research, surgery, and patient care.
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William W. Shingleton Oral History Interview, 2004-2004 1 interview (2 master audio cassette tapes and 2 use audio cassette tapes)

William W. Johnston Collection, 1964-1991

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Contains the papers and slides of Dr. William W. Johnston (1933-) who served as a physician and professor in the Duke University School of Medicine Department of Pathology and later chief of Cytopathology. Types of materials include slides, correspondence, depositions, and research papers. Major subjects include cytopathological diseases and conditions. The collection contains approximately 10,400 slides from approximately 1,100 unique cases. Reference index cards corresponding with the slides are also included in the collection. Materials in this collection range in date from 1964 to 1991.
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William W. Johnston Collection, 1964-1991 42.25 Linear Feet (14 cartons, 5 card boxes, 37 slide binder boxes, 1 lantern slide box)

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William P. Wilson Oral History Interviews, 2010-2010

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William P. Wilson (1922-2018) was a Professor of Psychiatry and director of the electroencephalographic laboratories at Duke University Medical Center, as well as the founder and original program director of Duke's program for Christianity, medicine, and psychiatry. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted at separate times. Interviews were conducted on January 13, 2010 and February 11, 2010 by Jessica Roseberry. In the January 13, 2010 interview, Wilson discusses his medical career and his memories of Duke's Department of Psychiatry from its early days through his retirement in 1984. In the February 11, 2010 interview, Wilson discusses the establishment of the program for Christianity, medicine, and psychiatry at Duke and the fifteen years he served as the program's head.
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William P. Wilson Oral History Interviews, 2010-2010 2 interviews (3 master CDs, 3 use CDs) and 980 MB

Guy Odom Papers, 1965-1981

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Contains the professional papers of Guy L. Odom (1911-2001), professor (1943-1971) and chair (1960-1971) of the Division of Neurosurgery in the Department of Surgery at Duke University. Types of materials include lecture and manuscript materials, a eulogy, speech notecards, testimony, correspondence, certificates, and lists of publications. Major subjects include Duke University School of Medicine; Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery; study and teaching of medicine. Materials range in date from 1965 to 1981.

William McNeal Nicholson Papers, 1949-1974

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Contains the professional papers of William McNeal Nicholson (1905-1974), former professor, assistant dean of continuing medical education, and chief of the metabolism clinic at Duke University Hospital. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, publications, committee materials, and a manual. Major topics include Duke University hospitals and medical education. Major correspondents include Wilburt C. Davision. Materials range in date from 1949 to 1974.
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William McNeal Nicholson Papers, 1949-1974 1.5 Linear Feet (1 carton)

What Goes On Records, 1958-1967

William L. London Oral History Interview, 2006-2006

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Dr. William L. London (1930-2014) was president of medical staff at Watts Hospital and Durham General Hospital (1973-1977), chair of Pediatrics at Watts (1968-1976), chair of Durham General Hospital (1976-1978), and a prominent member of the American Board of Pediatrics (1979-1999). This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on September 13, 2006 by Jessica Roseberry. In this interview, London discusses the integration of the Watts and Lincoln hospitals, the development of facilities at Durham Regional Hospital, and his personal responsibilities as the president of medical staff at Watts Hospital and Durham General Hospital. He also discusses his professional background, his work with the American Board of Pediatrics, and the history of pediatric care on the local, state, and national level.
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William L. London Oral History Interview, 2006-2006 1 interview (1 master CD and 1 use CD)

William J. Fulkerson Oral History Interview, 2019

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Dr. William J. Fulkerson Jr., MD, served as Executive Vice President for Duke University Health System (DUHS) and professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Fulkerson's career started at Duke in 1983 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine. While at Duke, he also served as Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chief of its pulmonary and critical care medicine area, Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs for DUHS. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on June 11, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Fulkerson discusses his early life, education, coming to duke, working in the Department of Medicine, professional memories of Dr. David Sabiston, Duke Department of Surgery, treating Terry Sanford, and the origin of Duke's lung transplant program.
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William J. Fulkerson Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 45 MB

Interview, June 11, 2019

William J. Donelan Oral History Interviews, 2003, 2004, 2020

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William J. Donelan was the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Duke University Health System (DUHS) and vice chancellor for health affairs at Duke. This collection contains 3 oral history interviews conducted on November 11, 2003 and May 26, 2004 by Jessica Roseberry and March 10, 2020 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the 2003 interview, Donelan discusses his role in the administration of the Duke University Health System. In the 2004 interview, Donelan continues to discuss his role in the administration of the Duke University Health System. In the 2020 interview, Donelan discusses his early life, his educational background, his professional career path at Duke, the business administration side Duke's transformation into a premier academic hospital, his his relationship Sabiston, and Sabiston's legacy at Duke.
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William J. Donelan Oral History Interviews, 2003, 2004, 2020 3 interviews (3 master audiocassette tapes , 2 use audiocassette tapes, 1 transcript) and 11.4 MB

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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William Henry Muller Oral History Interview, June 28, 2005

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William Henry Muller, Jr., attended Duke University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University and was the head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Virginia from 1954 to 1976. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on June 28, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry. In this interview, Muller discusses his background, education, medical career, and his recollections about student life during his time as a medical student at Duke.
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William Henry Muller Oral History Interview, June 28, 2005 1 interview (2 master and 2 use audiocassette tapes)

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William G. Anlyan Oral History Interviews, 1978-2007

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William George Anlyan (1925-2016) came to Duke University School of Medicine for his residency in general and thoracic surgery (1949-1955). Afterwards, he joined the surgical staff led by Dr. Deryl Hart, becoming a full professor of surgery in 1961, and, from 1964 to 1969, was the third dean of the School of Medicine. Anlyan also served as vice president for health affairs (1969-1983) and chancellor for health affairs (1983-1989). From 1988 to 1993, Anlyan was the executive vice president and cencellor for health affairs before becoming chancellor of Duke University (1990-1995). This collection contains 9 oral history interviews conducted in 1978, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2004, and 2007. Interviews in the 1990s were conducted by Dr. James Gifford. Interviews conducted in the 2000s were conducted by Jessica Roseberry.
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William G. Anlyan Oral History Interviews, 1978-2007 9 interviews (2 CDs, 1 DVD, 12 audio cassette tapes, 7 U-Matic tapes, 4 transcripts)

William Gallentine Oral History Interview, 2009-2009

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Dr. William Gallentine was an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of the Child Neurology Residency Program at Duke University. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on November 5, 2009 by Devyn Cosky and Chirag Vasavda. In this interview, Gallentine discusses the professional environment at Duke, balancing work and family, international medicine, and his decision to study pediatrics and pursue a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine.
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William Gallentine Oral History Interview, 2009-2009 1 interview (1 master and 1 use CD)

William C. Meyers Oral History Interviews, 1994-2019

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Dr. William C. Meyers, MD, dedicated his career to pioneering the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of core muscle injuries, formerly known as athletic pubalgia or sports hernia. He completed his residency and fellowship at Duke University subsequently serving 14 years as Chief for various divisions of surgery prior to leaving Duke. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on May 8, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford and February 27, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr. In the 1994 interview, Meyers discusses the Gastrointestinal Research Lab. In the 2019 interview, which is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Meyers reflects on his time as an undergraduate at Harvard and his early interest in journalism; experiences as a soccer player; medical school at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons; his residency at Duke; experiences with Sabiston; decision to stay at Duke after residency; experience as the program director of the residency program; Chace Lottich, the first female in Duke Surgery; preforming the first liver transplant at Duke and setting up the third liver transplant program in the country; preforming the first laparoscopic surgery at Duke; and leaving Duke for the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMASS Health System.
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William C. Meyers Oral History Interviews, 1994-2019 2 interviews (3 transcripts, 1 audio cassette tape) and 126.92 MB

William C. DeVries Oral History Interview, August 20, 2019

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Dr. William C. DeVries, MD (1943- ) is a cardiothoracic surgeon, known for the first transplant of a total artificial heart (TAH) using the Jarvik-7 model. DeVries completed his surgical residency at Duke, where he trained under Dr. David. C. Sabiston. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on August 20, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, DeVries discusses his education, work at the University of Utah School of Medicine with Dr. Willem Kolff on the artificial heart, his surgical residency at Duke, memories of Sabiston, and his career.
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William C. DeVries Oral History Interview, August 20, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 11.6 MB

Interview, August 20, 2019

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Mary Thomson Champagne Records, 1979-2016

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Contains the professional papers of Mary Thomson Champagne. Champagne was the dean at Duke University's School of Nursing from 1991 to 2004. Types of materials include correspondence, notes, photographs, clippings, newsletters, handbooks, grant applications, reports, charts, speeches, brochures, presentations, meeting minutes, meeting agendas, evaluation forms, curriculum vitae, survey results, and budgets. Materials range in date from 1979 to 2016.

Wilhelm Delano Meriwether Oral History Interview, March 7, 2008

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Wilhelm Delano Meriwether was the first African-American to graduate from the Duke University School of Medicine.
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Interview, undated

Albert Heyman Papers, 1959-2007

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Contains the personal and professional papers of Albert Heyman (1916-2012), professor of Neurology and chief of the Division of Neurology in the department of Medicine. Types of materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, grant materials, newspaper clippings, research materials related to the CERAD studies, and National Institutes of Health (NIH) research career awards. Major subjects include Duke University School of Medicine, the Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease, neurology, Alzheimer's research studies and tests, and bioscience education workshops. Materials range in date from 1959 to 2007.

Marjorie Goff Nursing Memorabilia, circa 1948

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Marjorie Goff (1925-2017) was one of the first students in Duke University School of Nursing's advanced degree program and received her BSN in 1948. She later served as a Staff Nurse and Assistant in Nursing for Duke Hospital and as an Assistant Instructor in Nursing Arts at Duke University School of Nursing beginning in 1952. After leaving Duke, Goff taught at UNC Greensboro and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, served as a board member of the American Nurses Association and Director of the Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC), and founded the nursing school at what is now Guilford Technical Community College. This collection contains uniform materials from Goff's time as a student at the School of Nursing. Types of materials include a nursing graduate uniform with long sleeves and RN Cufflinks. Materials date from circa 1948.
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Marjorie Goff Nursing Memorabilia, circa 1948 1 textile and 1 artifact

Robert L. Hill Papers, 1971-1983

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Contains the professional papers of Robert L. Hill (1928-2012), professor and chairman of the Department of Biochemistry at Duke University Medical School. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, reprints, minutes, proposals, brochures, clippings, handwritten notes, budgets, contracts, drafts, and CVs. Major subjects include the American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB), the American Society for Biological Chemists (ASBC), Duke Program to Strengthen Medical Science Education (PSME), and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Materials date from 1971 to 1983.
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W. H. Briner Papers, 1954-1989

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Contains the professional papers of William H. Briner (1926-1999), professor of radiopharmacy and nuclear pharmacy at Duke University Medical School from 1970 to 1988. Types of materials include lectures, reprints, correspondence, 35mm slides, photographs, drafts, reports, speech transcripts, itineraries, handwritten notes, a CV, manuals, books, and newspaper clippings. Materials also include his research and lectures from the National Institutes of Health and correspondence and notes regarding specific projects while working at Duke, including his collaboration on the development of fluorine-18 with North Carolina State University, the construction of the Bell Building, and the creation of the first radiopharmacy lab. Materials date from 1954 to 1989. .
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W. H. Briner Papers, 1954-1989 2 Linear Feet (1 carton, 1 manuscript box)

Malcolm P. Tyor and Anne Bradfield Tyor Papers, 1943-2006

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Malcolm P. Tyor (1923-2003) was chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at Duke University Medical Center for twenty years (1965-1985). His wife, Anne Bradfield Tyor (1925-2012), graduated from the Duke University School of Dietetics in 1946. This collection contains personal and professional correspondence, mailing lists and other materials for organizing class reunions, drafts of talks, film, photographs, certificates, and plaques. The bulk of the collection consists of the papers of Malcolm P. Tyor. Anne Bradfield Tyor is a correspondent and a subject of correspondence in the class reunion materials. Major subjects include the Duke University School of Medicine; Duke Medical Center; the Division of Gastroenterology; Tyor's extensive involvement in professional networks and organizations in gastroenterology, medical research; alumni of the Duke University School of Medicine; gastroenterologists who maintained professional connections with Malcolm P. Tyor; and reunion materials from members of the Duke University School of Medicine class of 1946. Materials range in date from 1943 to 2006.

Duke Hospital Auxiliary Records, 1934-1996

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Contains the records of the Duke Hospital Auxiliary, a public relations and fundraising volunteer program at Duke Hospitals. The Auxiliary formed in 1933 as the Duke Hospital Women's Auxiliary and ran until 1947. In 1950, the Auxiliary program was reestablished as the Duke Hospital Auxiliary. Types of materials include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, financial materials, reports, clippings, pamphlets, scrapbooks, logs, and photographs. Major subjects include Duke University Hospital Auxiliary and volunteer workers in hospitals. Materials range in date from 1934 to 1996.
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Speeches and Presentations, 1961-1979

Edward S. Orgain Papers, 1930-1995

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Contains the professional papers of Edward S. Orgain (1906-1995), professor of medicine and founding director of the Cardiovascular Diseases Service at Duke University. Types of materials include correspondence, contracts, minutes, notes, agendas, newsletters, short writings, reprints, brochures, and photographs. Major subjects include Edward S. Orgain, the Duke University Private Diagnostic Clinic, and heart diseases. Materials range in date from 1938 to 1995.

W. Gerald Austen Oral History Interview, September 9, 2019

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Dr. W. Gerald Austen, MD, a pioneer in the field of cardiac surgery, was the chief of the Surgical Services at Massachusetts General Hospital for 29 years, as well as a friend and colleague of Dr. David C. Sabiston. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on September 9, 2019 by Emily Stewart and is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Austen discusses his early life and education; his work at Massachusetts General Hospital; Dr. David and Agnes Sabiston, including first meeting David Sabiston and his first stroke; his wife, Patty Austen; the history of open heart surgery; and the Duke Department of Surgery.
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W. Gerald Austen Oral History Interview, September 9, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 9.33 MB

Interview, September 9, 2019

Facilities Planning and Development Collection, 1952-2013

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The collection documents facilities planning and construction activities of the Duke University Medical Center. These materials also show the evolution of responsibility for health facilities planning and administration during a period of extensive building activity that occurred before the organization of the Facilities Planning, Design and Construction Office within the Medical Center and Health System Architect's Office. Included are records of major planning initiatives and specific building projects from the offices of Louis E. Swanson, an early director of the Medical Center Planning Office, and Dr. Jane G. Elchlepp, the first assistant dean for planning. In addition to correspondence, memoranda, committee minutes, statistical reports, and planning reference materials, the collection contains design studies and long-range planning proposals completed between 1952 and 1998. Presentation drawings and graphics span the years 1964 to 2000. The collection also contains photographs, slides, and other documentation pertaining to the planning and construction of Duke Hospital North from 1973 to 1980. Materials date from 1952 to 2013.

Duke Midwifery Service Records, 1989-2021

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The Duke Midwifery Service (DMS) provided obstetric and gynecologic services to low-risk pregnant women and education to first-year residents, medical students, physician assistant students, midwifery students and nursing students. The Service was established in 1999 under the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Duke University School of Medicine. This collection contains materials from Amy MacDonald, CNM, and former DMS Director from 1999 to 2013. Types of materials include administrative records, birth logs, grant information, correspondence, curriculum materials, clinic forms and handouts for patients in English and Spanish, photographs, digital files, and a lab coat. Materials date from 1989 to 2021.

Duke Hospital North Records, 1972-1986

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James Buchanan Duke established the Duke Endowment in 1924. The endowment provided funds to form Duke's School of Medicine and Duke Hospital. Duke North opened in 1980 and was connected the older hospital, referred to as the South division, through a personnel rapid transit system (PRT). Construction of this addition corresponded to the construction of the hospital's nearby Communications Center and Medical Library, leading to a degree of overlap between records for both projects. Types of materials in this collection include meeting minutes, planning files, reports, construction notes, blueprints, conceptual drawings, correspondence, reference materials, accounting and revenue records, sound recordings, photographs, photographic slides, and negatives. Materials range in date from 1972 to 1986.
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Sound Recordings, 1972

Records, 1972-1986

W. Banks Anderson Teaching Films, 1950s-1960s

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Contains the teaching films of W. Banks Anderson Sr. (1897-1977), professor of ophthalmology and first ophthalmologist at Duke University Medical Center. Materials include 16mm teaching films and their accompanying notes. Materials date from the 1950s to the 1960s.
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W. Banks Anderson Teaching Films, 1950s-1960s 1.68 Linear Feet (1 carton, 6 film canisters)

Films, 1950s-1960s

Publications Collection, 1932-present

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Collection contains periodicals created for the Duke University Medical Center community. Major subjects include Duke Hospital, health care, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University School of Nursing, Duke Medical Alumni Association and student life. Materials range in date from 1932 to present.
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Watts School of Nursing Records, 1975-2013

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Watts School of Nursing (SON), formerly Watts Hospital Training School for Nurses, is North Carolina's oldest nursing school, established by George W. Watts in 1895. In 2019, Watts SON became Watts College of Nursing and their long-standing diploma program transitioned to a baccalaureate program in January 2020. Types of materials include nursing student composites, photographs of Watts Hospital, and a certificate. Materials date from 1975 to 2013.
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Watts School of Nursing Records, 1975-2013 5.5 Linear Feet (3 flat boxes, 5 map folders)

Records, 1975-2013

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

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.
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Interview, January 11, 1965

Walter Lee Thomas Papers, 1936-1960

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Contains the professional and personal papers of Walter Lee Thomas (1906-1970), physician and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University from 1937 until the mid-1960s. During World War II, he served on active duty with the 65th General Hospital (1942-1945) and served a three month assignment for the Surgeon General in the Far East in 1949. Types of materials include correspondence and administrative papers of the Southern Medical Association, the American Association of Obstetricians, Gynecologists and Abdominal Surgeons, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, and the Southern Gynecological and Obstetrical Society. Additionally, it includes papers of the Duke University curriculum committee, and correspondence with pharmaceutical companies. Materials date from 1936 to 1960.
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Walter Lee Thomas Papers, 1936-1960 1 Linear Foot (2 manuscript boxes)

Walter Randolph Chitwood Jr. Oral History Interview, 2019

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Dr. Walter Randolph "Ranny" Chitwood Jr., MD, is a former Duke Surgery Resident. He is known for his work as a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is also the Founding Director of the East Carolina Heart Institute, Emeritus Department of Surgery East Carolina University (ECU) Chair, and Emeritus Professor of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at ECU. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on August 5, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Chitwood discusses his early life, education, family of doctors, how he came to Duke for his residency, his medical career, and his memories of Sabiston.
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Walter Randolph Chitwood Jr. Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 81.9 MB

Interview, August 5, 2019

Walter G. Wolfe Records, 1965-1998

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Dr. Walter G. Wolfe, MD, Emeritus Professor of Surgery and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief of Surgical Services at the Durham VA Medical Center was a cardiothoracic surgeon, clinician researcher, teacher, and mentor during his more than 50 year career at Duke. In 2015, by virtue of his exceptional contributions to Duke Surgery, Wolfe was designated a Master Surgeon. This collection includes Wolfe's professional materials. The bulk of the materials are slides documenting his pathologies and surgeries. The collection also contains photographic prints, negatives, and a small amount of correspondence, printed materials, and presentations. Materials date from 1965 to 1998.
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Walter G. Wolfe Records, 1965-1998 1.5 Linear Feet (1 carton)

Walter G. Wolfe Oral History Interviews, 1994, 2019

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Dr. Walter G. Wolfe, MD (1937-2020), emeritus faculty member and a Duke cardiothoracic surgeon, led the cardiac surgery program at the Veterans Administration (VA) turning the struggling VA program into one of the most successful in the country. During his more than 50 year tenure at Duke, he was a cardiothoracic surgeon, clinician researcher, teacher, and mentor. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on July 14, 1994 by Dr. James F. Gifford and June 5, 2019 by Susannah Roberson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the 1994 interview, Wolfe discusses his career, work of the Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory of which Wolfe was the director, the structure of the Department of Surgery, and the evolution of the Department of Surgery. In the 2019 interview, Wolfe discusses his early life, education, why he decided to join the medical profession, how he came to complete his residency at Duke, his different roles during his career at Duke, what it was like to work for and with Sabiston, and his memories of Sabiston.
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Walter G. Wolfe Oral History Interviews, 1994, 2019 2 Interviews (1 master audiocassette tape, 1 use audiocassette tape, 2 transcripts) and 87.3 MB