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This collection consists of bound volumes of outgoing correspondence by curators John Brinton, George A. Otis, D.L. Huntington, John S. Billings, Walter Reed, James Carroll, F.F. Russell, George Sternberg and others, on a wide range of subjects primarily related to management and operation of the Army Medical Museum. For related material see OHA 21 Curatorial Records: Outgoing Correspondence (Loose) for other outgoing correspondence that was not recorded in these books. Series are arranged and...
Topics: Army Medical Museum, Curatorial Records, John Brinton, George A. Otis, D.L. Huntington, John S....
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Charles Stuart Kennedy, Sharon Weiss
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Oral History of Sharon Weiss, MD, assistant chair and then chair of Soft Tissue Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Recorded March 16, 1992.
Topics: pathology, oral history, soft tissue pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, AFIP
This collection focuses on the medical and army career of Colonel Louis Mervin Maus. The document collection is mostly a chronological survey of Mausâs career and includes orders, correspondence, commendation letters, notices of court-martial hearings for deserters (Maus was on hearing boards), and Congressional acts and bills relating to Maus. Letters from William Jennings Bryan, Woodrow Wilson, John Harvey Kellogg, and Joseph M. Daniels are included. Slides and photographs by or about Maus...
Topics: Louis Mervin Maus, US Army Medical Board, Department of the South, Department of Dakota,...
This collection contains materials related to the photographic and motion picture work of the Army during World War I and World War II. Primary source materials include correspondence, reports, and catalogues. Additional materials document the history of this effort.
Topics: Army Medical Museum, Curatorial Records, Photography, Film, World War I, World War II
Catalog or logbook of india ink and watercolor pathological drawings of the Army Medical Museum's Medical Series. These drawings were all executed by Hermann Faber, hospital steward, US Army, from the original preparations. The color drawings were copied from the fresh pieces, most of which were subsequently preserved in the Army Medical Museum, the india ink sketches from specimens already in spirits in the museum. The selection and arrangement of the specimens for these drawings was...
Topics: Army Medical Museum, catalog, logbook, medical illustrations, Hermann Faber, J.J. Woodward
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Enrique Mendez, Jr., Charles Stuart Kennedy
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Oral history of Dr. Enrique Mendez, Jr. Born 1931 in Puerto Rico; M.D. in 1954 from Loyola University in Chicago, joined Army, residency at Brooke General Hospital (San Antonio) in internal medicine, served various places in US, Germany, and Italy till 1970, chief of Medical Corps Career Activities in Washington, D.C. (1970-1973), chief of operations for Health Services Command at Fort Sam Houston (1973-1976), in 1976 became brigadier general and director of health care operations at Surgeon...
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Topics: oral history, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Medical Corps,...
These photographs depict medical activities during the Spanish-American War. Box 001 consists mainly of the bound volume Medical Department Activities in Puerto Rico. Boxes 002 and 003 are loose photographs from the Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. A number of the photographs may have been taken by Army Medical Museum staff. Some of the photographs in the Philippines were probably taken by Lt. C.F. O'Keefe. See also Harper's Pictorial History of the War with Spain (New York: Harper...
Topics: Spanish-American War, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Philippines, C.F. O'Keefe, Medical Department, Army...
This collection documents the founding, development, and advancement of the American Board of Forensic Odontology, as well as the professionalization and standardization of the field of forensic odontology. When material was transferred to the National Museum of Health and Medicine, certain sections retained a âroughâ order, but the overall collection did not have any original order. The six series were imposed, in collaboration, by the assistant archivist and collections manager of the...
Topics: American Board of Forensic Odontology, Records, Odontology, Forensics, National Institute of Justice
Capt. Marlene DeMaio received a B.S. in Biology from Brown University in Providence, R.I. in 1981. She then went on to complete her graduate training at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia in 1985. Expanding her knowledge further still, she attended postgraduate training at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Louisiana State University and the Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopedic Center. DeMaio was commissioned into the Navy as a lieutenant commander in July 1992. In 2004, she was awarded the...
Topics: Marlene DeMaio, Body Armor, Protection of Military Forces, Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma Studies,...
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Joan Redding (1995); Eric W. Boyle (2012)
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Planned in 1991, the AFIP Oral History Project consists of 23 interviews with former AFIP directors and staff, conducted in 1992 and 1993. Eighteen of the interviews are recorded on videotape; the remaining five are on audiotape cassettes. Charles Stuart Kennedy, director of the Foreign Affairs Oral History Program at Georgetown University, conducted the interviews. The interviews cover the following topics: the subjects' background and education, development of their field, other AFIP staff,...
Topics: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Oral History, Medical Museum, AFIP, Charles Stuart Kennedy,...
Photocopy of catalog or logbook of the Army Medical Museum's holdings of miscellaneous items such as Native American bows, arrows, spears, and medicine bags, but also items such as an Enfield rifle found at Gettysburg and a boot showing entrance and exit points of a bullet. No overall date, but one item noted as being received in 1864.
Topics: catalog, logbook, Native American, Army Medical Museum
Catalog or logbook of the holdings of the Army Medical Museum's Comparative Anatomy Section (veterinary specimens), of amphibians and reptiles of North America. No date.
Topics: catalog, logbook, comparative anatomy, veterinary, amphibians, reptiles, Army Medical Museum
This collection consists primarily of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, arranged chronologically, that reference the Museum or Museum staff. Articles written by Museum staff are also included in this collection, which overlaps and complements OHA 69âMuseum Records: Publications. This collection also includes a few audio and videotapes of media programs. SEE ALSO Museum Records: Education/Public Programs, Levinson Office Files, and the NMHM Audiovisual Collection for related material.
Topics: Army Medical Museum, Clippings, Articles, Publications, Museum Records
Catalog or logbook of the holdings of the Army Medical Museum's Anatomical Section (non-pathological anatomical specimens) from 1876-1884. Includes Anatomical Section numbers 1344-2171. This logbook appears mainly to register a transfer of specimens from the Smithsonian, although other donations are included.
Topics: anatomical, anatomical specimens, Army Medical Museum, catalog, logbook
The United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) was established in 1926, having formerly been the United States Army Air Service. The USAAC was abolished in 1942 with the development of the United States Army Air Forces, though it remained a branch of the Army until 1947. This collection contains reports submitted by Medical Corps flight surgeons regarding USAAC crashes throughout the United States from 1933 through 1934. The forms include location and personnel information, descriptions of the...
Topics: Unites States Army Air Corps, Medical Corps, Flight Surgeon, Aircraft Crashes, Aircraft Accidents
This manuscript, titled "The Care and Treatment of Mental Diseases and War Neuroses (Shell Shock) in the British Army," was written by Maj. Thomas W. Salmon, U.S. Army Medical Director, National Committee for Mental Hygiene.
Topics: Shell Shock, War Neuroses, Thomas W. Salmon, U.S. Army Medical Director, National Committee for...
Includes numbers Surgical Section (later named the Pathological Section) numbers 1014-6241. No date.
Topics: surgical, Army Medical Museum, catalog, logbook
Catalogue or logbook of microscopic preparations at the Army Medical Museum, added after the printed catalogue was issued. Includes numbers 2121-4472. No date.
Topics: Army Medical Museum, catalog, logbook, microscope slides
2-sided sheet folded into a booklet explaining awards in the United States military. This scan is of the two sheets.
Topics: pharmaceuticals, uniforms, US Army, US Navy, US Marines, trade literature, World War 2, Civil War
Bibliography of articles related to wounds and/or surgeries of the upper body, arranged first by body area (scapula, clavicle, shoulder, etc.) then alphabetically by author or journal name. Ca. 1850s-1870s. Compiled at the Army Medical Museum.
Topics: Army Medical Museum, bibliography, surgery, wounds
This collection consists of about 120 photographs belonging to J.F. Siler, U.S. Army Medical Corps. The images show Panama during the building of the canal, including images of mosquito control, drainage, garbage disposal, hospitals, and a leper colony. Siler was director of the Division of Laboratories for the Army Expeditionary Forces during World War I. His contributions to tropical medicine include descriptions of the transmission of dengue and Army policies for typhoid vaccination in World...
Topics: J.F. Siler, U.S. Army Medical Corps, Panama Canal, Division of Laboratories, Army Expeditionary...
This collection consists of published and unpublished proceedings from various pathology seminars. These materials were included with a collection of books donated by Dr. David M. Orrahood, a former AFIP staff member.
Topics: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Tumor Pathology, Pathology Seminar
Catalog or logbook of the holdings of the Army Medical Museum's Anatomical Section (non-pathological anatomical specimens) from 1867-1869. Includes Anatomical Section numbers (AS) 1-534.
Topics: catalog, logbook, specimens, anatomical specimens, Army Medical Museum, osteology
This collection consists of two notebooks of slides from the Vietnam War donated by a Colonel James L. Hansen on February 25, 1970. One notebook shows 24 cases labeled "War Wounds," with a brief description and patient's last name (Slides # 1-186). The other notebook has slides of Vietnam labeled "Misc. Scenics" (Slides # 187-421).
Topics: James L. Hansen, Vietnam War, War Wounds, Vietnam Scenes
This collection consists primarily of copies of records of the New York City Medical Examiner's Office, from autopsy cases related to specimens held in NMHMâs Anatomical Collections. Boxes 001 and 002 in the collection consist of files labeled by case numbers, covering the period from 1955-1984, but concentrated in the 1960s and early 1970s. Each of the nearly 250 case files includes a range of material such as police reports, notices of death, identification forms, laboratory reports, autopsy...
Topics: New York Medical Examiner, Autopsy Records, Anatomical Specimens, Case Files, Milton Helpern
Julia Jeannette Deeley was born in Richmond, Indiana to Richard Deeley and Helen Haskin. She was accepted to nursing school at the Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cincinnati , but during her first year came down with typhoid. The hospital subsequently closed the nursing school, so Julia and other nursing students who had advanced sufficiently were employed as district nurses, vising the sick in the lowest part of the city along the river front. The Angels of Rat Row, as the were called, boarded barges...
Topics: Julia Jeannette Deeley Patterson, Army Nurse Corps, Spanish-American War, U.S. Army Hospitals,...
The Montgomery collection was donated to the National Museum of Health and Medicine by Alberta Montgomeryâs niece, Martha A. Montgomery, in 1989. The collection contains journals, newspapers, publications, photographs, personal notes, patient information, and training information collected throughout Alberta Montgomeryâs career as a Reconstruction Aide/Occupational Therapist. The collection is a resourceful aid to anyone with an interest in the establishment of the Occupational Therapy field,...
Topics: Alberta Montgomery, Reconstruction Aides, Occupational Therapy, Walter Reed Army Medical Center,...
The Museum and Medical Arts Services (MAMAS) was established in 1943 as a branch of the Medical Illustration Service, which was one of the divisions of the Army Medical Museum. They provided clinical photography, motion pictures, and provided medical illustrations for detachments in the overseas theaters during World War II. Their main purpose was to collect pictorial clinical data that would of scientific and training value and of historical value. They were organized units made up of an...
Topics: Museum and Medical Arts Services, Medical Illustration Service, Army Medical Museum, World War II...
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Edward A. Olson Company, Ashland, Massachusetts
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A booklet describing the Kolff-Brigham artificial kidney: technical information, its parts, and a list of specifications.
Topics: hemodialysis, dialysis, artificial kidney, medical equipment, hemodialyser, kidney failure
Materials in this collection include Public Health Bulletins, reprints, manuscript articles, journals, and photographs related to leprosy. Includes articles and correspondence by Chapman H. Binford, chief of the AFIP Geographic Pathology department. SEE ALSO the Binford Collection, and Earle Papers related to the International Academy of Pathology.
Topics: Chapman Binford, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Leprosy, Geographic Pathology, International...
This collection consists of negatives and lantern slides of sexually-transmissible disease conditions given to the Army Medical Museum in 1950 by Dr. Taggert, chief of the venereal diseases section of the Washington, D.C., Public Health Department.
Topics: Venereal Disease, Public Health Department, Sexually-Transmissable Diseases, Lantern Slides
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Sara Gonzalez (2010); Eric W. Boyle (2012)
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This collection consists of one 17â W x 15â H leather-bound scrapbook which belonged to Doctor and Brigadier General Raymond Osborne Dart, who was born in Kansas City, Kansas on 5 July, 1890. After receiving a Bachelorâs degree from the University of Kansas and a medical degree from Rush Medical College at the University of Chicago in 1916, he entered the U. S. Army in 1917. In 1923 he became Assistant Pathologist of the Army Medical Museum, moving up to Pathologist from 1927 - 1928. From...
Topics: Raymond Osborne Dart, Pathologist, Army Medical Museum, Curator, Board of Health Laboratory, Panama...
This collection consists of an AFIP training set of historical medical images on thirty-nine lantern slides. Includes a listing of slides with brief descriptions that form the basis for this finding aid.
Topics: History of Medicine, Lantern Slides, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
This collection consists of grant applications, records, animal model manuscripts, course materials, exhibit materials, workshop and symposia records, administrative records, animal model photographs, financial records, and comparative pathology bulletins.
Topics: Registry of Comparative Pathology, Animal Models
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Kathleen Stocker (2009); revised by Eric W. Boyle (2014)
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The bulk of the Otken Collection consists of letters written by Dr. Luther Otken to family members and his future wife while he served in the American Expeditionary Forces as a surgeon in World War 1. Other items in the collection are postcards, newspaper clippings, a typed service record, a copy of his discharge certificate from the Army, and a copy of his obituary. Most of his service time was at Base Hospital #22 in Bordeaux, France. He attended training on treatment of fractures and the...
Topics: Luther Otken, American Expeditionary Forces, World War I, Army Surgeon, Carrel-Dakin Treatment
This collection consists of a book, photograph, and certificates donated by George L. Armitage III in 1985. Armitage was born in 1891 in Chester, Pennsylvania, the son of George L. Armitage and Mary Marshall. He graduated from Chester High School in 1909 and Jefferson Medical College in 1913. He was commissioned as First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in 1917 and became Captain in 1919. Following his military career, he practiced medicine and surgery in Chester, where he became Chief...
Topics: George L. Armitage, U.S. Army Medical Corps, Chester-Crozer Hospital
Eleanor T. Velenovsky was a Red Cross instructor during World War II. The collection includes teaching notes, newspaper clippings, exams, Red Cross manuals, and civil defense pamphlets.
Topics: Eleanor T. Velenovsky, Red Cross, World War II, Manuals, Civil Defense
The collection includes the papers of Frank B. Queen, covering primarily his work with penicillin research at Bushnell Hospital during World War II and cancer research and public education after the war. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, texts from dozens of public talks, an AFIP bound volume of reprints, news clippings, research materials, teaching materials, and photographs. Also includes a caricature of Queen and various portraits.
Topics: Frank B. Queen, Bushnell Hospital, World War II, Penicillin, Cancer Research, Cancer Education
Emily âIoneâ de France (1898-1987) and Raymond Frances Coyle (1895-1935) met at Water Reed General Hospital (WRGH), where she was a nurse in training and he was a marine who had been injured during World War I. They married in Philadelphia, shortly after she finished her nursing education, and then moved to the Los Angeles area in California. This collection consists of two leather-bound scrapbooks with material primarily from the time the couple spent at WRGH. The subject of nursing...
Topics: Emily "Ione" de France, Raymond Frances Coyle, Walter Reed General Hospital, Nursing...
Artificial collection of Museum exhibits records (incomplete). The division was made part of Museum Programs in 1987, reestablished in 1989, transferred to AFIP's Scientific Illustration Division in 1990, and reestablished again in 1993. The materials in this series include catalogs, labels, photographs, artwork, scripts, and correspondence related to exhibit development, installation and evaluation. Also includes slides of exhibits in other museums. Three exhibits comprise the majority of...
Topics: National Museum of Health and Medicine, Museum Records, Exhibit Division
Records include correspondence, notes, reports, logbooks, and other research materials of Dr. Clara S. Ludlow, the Museum's chief entomologist. Ludlow's research centered on identifying mosquitoes, including a project working with specimens sent in from military posts, which resulted in a Museum film, "Mosquito Eradication," in 1918.
Topics: Army Medical Museum, Entomology, Mosquito Eradication
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Joseph Henry, Spencer Baird, George A. Otis, D.L. Huntington, John S. Billings
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This collection consists of Army Medical Museum (AMM) incoming correspondence, mostly from Smithsonian Secretaries Joseph Henry and Spencer Baird, relating primarily to the exchange of specimens between the Museum and the Smithsonian. George A. Otis, D.L. Huntington, and John S. Billings were curators of the Museum during this time. See also Museum Records: Accession Records and Curatorial Records: Letterbooks of the Curators for related correspondence. This list is a direct output of the...
Topics: Army Medical Museum, Correspondence, Smithsonian, Curatorial Records, Letterbooks, Joseph Henry,...
Catalog or logbook of photographs and woodcuts used in circulars issued by the Surgeon General's Office and in the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. No date.
Topics: catalog, logbook, Army Medical Museum, photographs, woodcuts, illustrations
Catalog or logbook of the holdings of the Army Medical Museum's Surgical/Pathological Section I (items related to surgical operations), including SS #s 7190-7447, dating from 1881-1884.
Topics: catalog, logbook, Army Medical Museum, surgical specimens
Catalog or logbook of the holdings of the Army Medical Museum's Medical Section (items related to diseases not surgically treated). Includes Section numbers 1477-1741, dating from 1879-1883.
Topics: catalog, logbook, Army Medical Museum, anatomical specimens, diseases
Catalog or index of location of specimens at the Army Medical Museum. No descriptive information; this is just a sequential list of numbers. No date.
Topics: catalog, index, Army Medical Museum, anatomical specimens, pathological specimens
Catalog or logbook of items received at the Army Medical Museum from 1877-1879 for all collecting sections, including medical, surgical/pathological, comparative anatomy, and miscellaneous. Lists date invoice received, sender, shipment location and method, box contents and weight, and date that box was received. No specimen numbers noted.
Topics: catalog, logbook, Army Medical Museum, comparative anatomy, anatomical specimens, pathological...
Office files of Charlotte Brody, a Public Programs staff member. The collection includes material on a proposed polio exhibit, the iron lung, and information on the museum for a volunteer program manual.
Topics: National Museum of Health and Medicine, Public Programs, Museum Records, Charlotte Brody
Col. Morris L. Bower was an Army Medical Museum illustrator. The collection consists of negatives and lantern slides of pathological conditions and anatomical drawings belonging to Col. Bower. Includes a typed list corresponding to some of the diagnoses listed on the envelopes for negatives.
Topics: Morris L. Bower, Army Medical Museum, Lantern Slides, Medical Illustration, Medical Photography,...
Berthold Adolf Benecke (1843-1886) earned his medical degree from the University of Königsberg in 1866, where he subsequently became Instructor and Prosector in Anatomy. He worked as a military doctor in the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 and resumed his prior position at the Anatomic Institute from 1872-1877, before becoming Professor and Chair of Topographical Anatomy. He published several studies in embryology. These two small volumes contain photomicrographs with brief, mostly illegible,...
Topics: Berthold Adolf Benecke, Anatomic Institute, Topographical Anatomy, Embryology, Photomicrograph
This collection consists of Army Medical Museum (AMM) incoming correspondence, mostly from Smithsonian Secretaries Joseph Henry and Spencer Baird, relating primarily to the exchange of specimens between the Museum and the Smithsonian. George A. Otis, D.L. Huntington, and John S. Billings were curators of the Museum during this time. See also Museum Records: Accession Records and Curatorial Records: Letterbooks of the Curators for related correspondence.
Topics: Army Medical Museum, Smithsonian, Correspondence, George A. Otis, D.L. Huntington, John S....
Catalog or index of photographs at the Army Medical Museum, arranged alphabetically by patient name for Surgical and Contributed Photographs. No date.
Topics: Army Medical Museum, catalog, index, logbook, photographs, Surgical Photographs, Civil War
The collection is comprised of audiovisual tapes that were produced by WRAMC-TV, and donated by the U.S. Army Dental & Trauma Research Detachment (a small detachment of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center located in Great Lakes, Illinois) in October 2008. A majority of the tapes feature lectures that focus on dental health. The collection is sorted into separate boxes based on the WR numbers that were found on the tape and the original inventory; however, there are unnumbered tapes found in...
Topics: U.S. Army Dental and Trauma Research Detachment, Dental Health, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Written by Col. Charles Lynch, M.C., Lieut. Col. Frank W. Weed, M.C. and Loy McAfee, A.M, M.D. Published by the Government Printing Office. First of 15 volumes covering all aspects of the US Army's role in World War 1.
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Topics: military medicine, World War 1, World War, US Army, Surgeon General's Office, military surgery,...
This collection consists of 227 photographs of post-war Germany taken by Maj. R.C. Creer. Images depict displaced persons (DP), sanitation, nutrition, medical treatments, and veterinary medicine. Notable photographs of Dachau concentration camp are also included.
Topics: R.C. Creer, Post-World War II Germany, Displaced Persons, Sanitation, Nutrition, Medical Treatment,...
The collection contains materials donated separately to the Army Medical Museum by both Estelle M. Angier and Anna Lena Frances Hitchcock, which were combined due to their similar scope: documents, photographs and correspondence related to the World War Reconstruction Aides. Additional WWRAA material can be found in OHA 371: World War Reconstruction Aides Association Manuscript Collection, which also includes the blank charter mentioned in the Angier material.
Topics: World War Reconstruction Aides, Estelle M. Angier, Anna Lena Frances Hitchcock, Nursing, Physical...
Catalog or logbook of the holdings of the Army Medical Museum's Anatomical Section (non-pathological anatomical specimens), of crania. No date. Listed in numerical order with the Anatomical Section number assigned.
Topics: catalog, crania, Army Medical Museum, anatomical, anatomical specimens, catalog, logbook
This artificial collection contains material amassed over time by Otis Historical Archives, while located on the WRAMC campus. Series are divided by subject and type, and include photographs, reprints, articles, manuals, educational material, registries, seminar publications, conference and symposia programs, product and device catalogues, price lists, and books.
Topics: Occupational Therapy, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Unbound typewritten records of medical and/or scientific subject matter captured during the Vietnam War. Untranslated. Author unknown.
Topics: medical, Vietnam, Vietnam War, journal, scientific
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Coal Mines Administration, US Department of the Interior
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(Report of the Coal Mines Administration, 1947), well-illustrated with photographs of life in coal towns.
Topics: Coal Mines Administration, public health, industrial medicine, West Virginia, Pennsylvania,...
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Cathy Sorge (2007); Eric W. Boyle (2012)
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The Haymaker Collection consists of the personal and business papers of Dr. Webb Edward Haymaker (1902-1984). Haymaker served as Chief of the Neuropathology Branch of the Army Institute of Pathology (AIP) which later evolved into the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), from 1942 until 1961. Included in the collection are papers documenting Haymakerâs time in the Army Reserves and his career at the AFIP. Dr. Haymaker was a world renowned neuropathologist whose career spanned six decades...
Topics: Webb Edward Haymaker, Neuropathology Branch, Army Institute of Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of...
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Sara Gonzalez (2011); revised by Eric W. Boyle (2012)
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This collection contains various editions of published stereoscopic plates and booklets made for instruction in anatomy and pathology. The 5 boxes in the collection include 32 containers of published stereoscopic cards; 2 containers with stereoscopes; and three booklets with View-Master style reels. Series 001 includes four complete sets of various editions of stereoscopic anatomy studies that were all part of the University of Edinburgh stereoscopic series. The stereographs are mounted on...
Topics: Stereoscopic Anatomy, Stereoscope, Stereographs, University of Edinburgh, Neuroanatomy, Skin...
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Heather Lindsay (1999); Eric W. Boyle (2012)
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This collection primarily documents Arthur T. Hertigâs hydatidiform mole study, a project for the American Registry of Pathology which led to an Armed Forces Institute of Pathology tumor fascicle. Hertig, an embryologist, primatologist, and Armed Forces Institute of Pathology consultant, was awarded the Gold-Headed Cane Award. There is also material on ob-gyn studies. The material was collected as part of the Registry of Noteworthy Research in Pathology project. Materials include patient...
Topics: Arthur T. Hertig, Hydatidiform Mole Study, American Registry of Pathology, Armed Forces Institute...
This collection includes two duplicate volumes of 30 photographs made by the Museum for exhibition at the U.S. Centennial International Exhibition (also known as the International Exposition of 1876). They show Army hospitals and models of ambulances and hospital buildings, railroad cars, and ships. There is also a group portrait including Museum assistant curator Joseph J. Woodward. Some glass plate negatives are in the Woodward Collection. Related material is in Curatorial Records:...
Topics: Army Medical Museum, Centennial International Exhibition, Joseph J. Woodward, Expositions,...
The World War Reconstruction Aides Association (WWRAA) was an organization of nurses who pioneered in the physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) fields in World War 1. In June 1920, a group of PT and OT aides began by forming the Organization of Fort Sheridan Military Reconstruction Aides, in order âto augment friendships and interests developed during the period of serviceâ and âto effect as soon as possible a national organization.â By December 1920, the organization had been...
Topics: World War Reconstruction Aides Association, WWRAA, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, World...
The photographs in this collection are primarily publicity photos of AFIP events and staff; also includes some historical photographs of military medicine, clippings and scrapbook ephemera. While most of the albums are labeled, many of the photographs are unlabeled. The title of the folders reflects the title of the album wherever possible, otherwise the title is intended to be descriptive of contents.
Topics: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, AFIP, Photographs, Albums
This collection consists of lantern slides and 35mm slides of past presidents of the American Association of Pathology and Bacteriology (AAPB), taken by AFIP photographers. The AAPB was an American national professional association established in 1901, devoted to the medical sciences as distinct from clinical medicine. In 1976, they joined with the American Society for Experimental Pathology to form the American Society for Investigative Pathology.
Topics: American Association of Pathology and Bacteriology, American Society for Investigative Pathology,...
The Academy of Medicine is unique in that its membership consists of individuals with widely diversified backgrounds. The directories in this collection reflect that diversity, with members working in basic medical sciences, internists, surgeons, specialists, dentists, and veterinarians. Membership has included leaders in the fields of medicine and para-medical sciences in the DC area. Each membership directory contains the following sections: 1) Officers and Former Officers; 2) Charter...
Topics: Academy of Medicine of Washington DC, Membership, Directory
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This collection covers two main areas of the work done by Dr. William I. Glass, as a penicillin officer and as a surgeon performing operations to repair damaged or severed peripheral nerves. The penicillin material includes handwritten and typed memos, communications, reports, and case summaries related to the penicillin program. There is also some medical literature from that era related to penicillin. Some documents were prepared by Dr. Glass, while other documents were prepared by others in...
Topics: William I. Glass, Penicillin, Penicillin Officer, Penicillin Research, 22nd General Hospital, World...
Catalog or logbook of woodcuts for publications of the Army Medical Museum, of Surgical Specimens 1-2000 (MM 8590), with engravings of specimens cut out and pasted onto pages, with section and specimen numbers. Ca. 19th century.
Topics: Army Medical Museum, pathology, pathological specimens, anatomical specimens, woodcuts,...
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
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The 2009 edition of the Guide to the Collections at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. It includes the following collecting divisions: Historical, Anatomical, Neuroanatomical, Human Developmental Anatomy, and Archives.
Topics: Guide to Collections, Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine, inventory
The purpose of this card catalog reference system (date of creation unknown) was to serve as a cross-reference of Museum numbering systems, principally for the Anatomical and Historical divisions. Over the years, many notations have been made on the cards and those handwritten notes can provide useful information for any given object. What can also be ascertained from the cards are numbers that have been re-used. Most notably in the historical section, original number cards have been marked as...
Topics: Army Medical Museum, Museum Records, Card Files
Catalog or logbook of the holdings of the Army Medical Museum's Surgical/Pathological Section I (items related to surgical operations), including SS (Surgical Specimen) numbers 4720-5473. Dates from 1867-1868.
Topics: Army Medical Museum, catalog, logbook, surgical specimens, surgery
This collection consists of the papers of Clark J. Hollister, DDS, an early dental hygiene advocate who established the dental division of the Pennsylvania Department of Health in 1920 and served as its director until 1933. Materials in the collection include photographs, speeches, correspondence, articles, certificates, a yearbook, and newspaper clippings documenting mobile dental hygiene units, dentistry in World War I, and state public health efforts.
Topics: Clark J. Hollister, Dentistry, Dental Division, Dental Hygiene Units, Dentistry in World War I
Dr. Marc M. Micozzi served as director of the Museum from 1986 to 1995. During his tenure the Museum's name was changed to the National Museum of Health and Medicine in 1988 and its staff expanded. Micozzi worked for the formation of the National Museum of Health and Medicine Foundation in 1989 and its campaign to relocate the Museum to the National Mall. He also participated in the organization of the National AIDS Exhibit Consortium, a forensic education class with other Museum staff, and the...
Topics: Army Medical Museum, Museum Records, Marc M. Micozzi