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Memorial Hospital Collection, 1873 – 1990: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Reinhard Jan 2020

Memorial Hospital Collection, 1873 – 1990: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Reinhard

Finding Aids

The Memorial Hospital Collection comprises annual reports and other material by or about The Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts.


Graduate School Of Nursing Papers, 1982 – 2010: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Reinhard Sep 2017

Graduate School Of Nursing Papers, 1982 – 2010: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Reinhard

Finding Aids

The Graduate School of Nursing Papers documents the establishment of the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and chronicles its early history and development.


William Arbuthnot Lane (1856-1943): Surgical Innovator And His Theory Of Autointoxication., Mackenzie Morris, Thea Price, Scott W. Cowan, Charles J. Yeo, Benjamin Phillips Jan 2017

William Arbuthnot Lane (1856-1943): Surgical Innovator And His Theory Of Autointoxication., Mackenzie Morris, Thea Price, Scott W. Cowan, Charles J. Yeo, Benjamin Phillips

Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles

William Arbuthnot Lane contributed to the advancement of many fields of orthopedics, otolaryngology, and general surgery. He is credited for his "no-touch technique" and the invention of long-handled instruments, some of which are still in use today, to minimize tissue handling. He is most well known for his hypothesis that slowing of gastric contents could cause a variety of ailments and this became known as Lane's disease. Although his surgical treatment of Lane's disease is now defunct, it advanced the surgical technique in colorectal surgery. It seems likely that some of Lane's "autointoxication" patients would be classified ...


A Brief Overview Of The Life And Work Of Lyon Henry Appleby, M.D. (1895-1970)., Jon Harrison, Michael J. Pucci, Scott W. Cowan, Charles Yeo Dec 2016

A Brief Overview Of The Life And Work Of Lyon Henry Appleby, M.D. (1895-1970)., Jon Harrison, Michael J. Pucci, Scott W. Cowan, Charles Yeo

Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles

The life and work of Dr. Lyon Henry Appleby, M.D., portrays the essence of a devoted clinician committed to scholarly excellence. Born in Deseronto, Ontario, in 1895 and passing in 1970, Dr. Appleby influenced all areas of general surgery, most notably popularizing a procedure that bears his name today. After a tour in World War I, he quickly proved himself to be a dedicated clinician with roots in academia, which translated into excellence within the Department of Surgery at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. He served in various leadership roles including Chair of the Department of Surgery ...


H. Brownell Wheeler Papers, 1961 – 2009: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Reinhard Aug 2016

H. Brownell Wheeler Papers, 1961 – 2009: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Reinhard

Finding Aids

The H. Brownell Wheeler Papers document the early history of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and University Hospital, collectively known as University of Massachusetts Medical Center (UMMC). This collection also chronicles Dr. Wheeler’s career as a vascular surgeon, educator, administrator, end-of-life care advocate, and inventor. Also included in this collection are materials related to Dr. Wheeler’s personal life including his interest in travel and wood sculpting.


John F. Stockwell Papers, 1966-2006: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Reinhard Jul 2016

John F. Stockwell Papers, 1966-2006: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Reinhard

Finding Aids

The John F. Stockwell Papers chronicles Stockwell’s career as the first director of University Hospital, Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs, and Associate Professor of Hospital Administration at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). This collection also documents the early history of UMMS and University Hospital, collectively known as University of Massachusetts Medical Center (UMMC).


Robert E. Tranquada Papers, 1979-2009: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Reinhard Jul 2016

Robert E. Tranquada Papers, 1979-2009: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Reinhard

Finding Aids

The Robert E. Tranquada Papers chronicle Tranquada’s role as Chancellor and Dean of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


Samuel Thompson Papers, 1974 – 1982: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Reinhard Jul 2016

Samuel Thompson Papers, 1974 – 1982: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Reinhard

Finding Aids

The Samuel Thompson Papers chronicle the career of Samuel Thompson, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Relations, Planning and Development and Associate Dean for Administration and Finance at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


Emil Zuckerkandl, M.D. (1849-1910): Bridging Anatomic Study And The Operating Room Table., Leah Winer, Md, Pankhuri Jha, Scott W. Cowan, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott D. Goldstein, Md Mar 2016

Emil Zuckerkandl, M.D. (1849-1910): Bridging Anatomic Study And The Operating Room Table., Leah Winer, Md, Pankhuri Jha, Scott W. Cowan, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott D. Goldstein, Md

Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles

In the mid-19th century, the Vienna School of Anatomy was at the epicenter of the rapidly growing field of anatomy. One of the school’s most distinguished professors, Hungarian-born anatomist Emil Zuckerkandl was instrumental in transforming anatomy from a descriptive science to one of practical and clinical value. A prolific researcher interested in nearly all areas of morphology and most famously, the chromaffin system, Zuckerkandl’s discoveries from more than a century ago still provide a foundation for surgeons to this day.


The Creation Of A Model Pediatric Ward For African American Children In 1920s Kansas City., Jane F. Knapp, Robert Schremmer Dec 2015

The Creation Of A Model Pediatric Ward For African American Children In 1920s Kansas City., Jane F. Knapp, Robert Schremmer

Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers

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Alton Ochsner, Md (1896-1981): Surgical Pioneer And Legacy Linking Smoking And Disease., Christina L. Costantino, Md, Jordan M. Winter, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md Jun 2015

Alton Ochsner, Md (1896-1981): Surgical Pioneer And Legacy Linking Smoking And Disease., Christina L. Costantino, Md, Jordan M. Winter, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md

Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles

Edward William Alton Ochsner kept a plain, metal card file in which he recorded close to 50 years worth of medical experiences, research, and insights. The most populated topics were filed as "Cancer, Lung" and "Cancer, Bronchogenic." These reflected his areas of greatest interest, for which he would go on to produce groundbreaking work. Of his many lifetime accomplishments, he is perhaps best known for being the first to report a link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. This was just one of the many ways in which Ochsner worked to effect social change. The establishment of the Ochsner Health ...


Frederic E. Mohs, M.D. (1910-2002): Physician And Innovator., Nicholas A. Ross, B.A., Nazanin Saedi, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md May 2015

Frederic E. Mohs, M.D. (1910-2002): Physician And Innovator., Nicholas A. Ross, B.A., Nazanin Saedi, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md

Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles

Frederic “Fred” E. Mohs was an “honest and good man, a ferocious and courageous worker.”1 Husband, father of three, prolific writer, and speaker, Dr. Mohs was a pioneer in many fields. His desire to do good was fueled by his enthusiasm for scientific advancement (Frederic E. Mohs Jr., personal communication, 2014). He is most remembered for Mohs Micrographic Surgery, formerly chemosurgery, which allows visualization and examination of all tissue margins achieving skin cancer cure rates of 98 to 99 per cent.


Francis Daniels Moore: One Of The Brightest Minds In The Surgical Field., Sara L. Low, Bs, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md, Ashesh P. Shah, Md Feb 2015

Francis Daniels Moore: One Of The Brightest Minds In The Surgical Field., Sara L. Low, Bs, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md, Ashesh P. Shah, Md

Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles

Francis Daniels Moore was a pioneer ahead of his time who made numerous landmark contributions to the field of surgery, including the understanding of metabolic physiology during surgery, liver and kidney transplant, and the famous Study on Surgical Services of the United States (SOSSUS) report of 1975 that served for decades as a guideline for development of surgical residencies. He was the epitome of what a physician should be, a compassionate and dedicated surgeon, innovative scientist, and a medical professional dedicated to quality medical education across all specialties.


Vivien Thomas: Master Craftsman, Gifted Teacher, And Unsung Hero., Alisha Joyner, B.S., Charles J. Yeo, Md, Pinckney J. Maxwell, Iv, Md Feb 2015

Vivien Thomas: Master Craftsman, Gifted Teacher, And Unsung Hero., Alisha Joyner, B.S., Charles J. Yeo, Md, Pinckney J. Maxwell, Iv, Md

Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles

The field of pediatric cardiovascular surgery gained international recognition in 1944 with the first successful correction of a tetralogy of Fallot congenital anomaly in a 15-month-old patient. Dr. Helen Taussig (1898 to 1986), a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recognized the need for the procedure. Dr. Alfred Blalock (1899 to 1964), Chief of Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is credited with performing the surgery. However, there is an unsung hero who for many years did not receive a single mention in the medical literature. Vivien Thomas (1910 to 1985) was Dr. Blalock’s research assistant who is said to have ...


Jewish Dermatologists In Nazi Germany., Walter H.C. Burgdorf, Lawrence Charles Parish Nov 2014

Jewish Dermatologists In Nazi Germany., Walter H.C. Burgdorf, Lawrence Charles Parish

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

With the development of medical specialties beginning in the 1860’s, physicians could devote their time to the study of specific organ systems or surgical approaches. Although Jews had been given full rights in the new Germany by 1871, prejudice and other restrictions often precluded hospital and university appointments. Major specialities like internal medicine and surgery were almost closed to Jews, as were obstetrics and gynecology. Dermatology with its heavy emphasis on sexually transmitted diseases evolved into a suitable domain for Jewish physicians almost by default. Even those Jews who converted to Christianity were not spared from discrimination. Paul Gerson ...


Robert Edward Gross (1905-1988): Ligation Of A Patent Ductus Arteriosus And The Birth Of A Specialty., Alexander V. Chalphin, Bs, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md, Stacey Milan, Md Nov 2014

Robert Edward Gross (1905-1988): Ligation Of A Patent Ductus Arteriosus And The Birth Of A Specialty., Alexander V. Chalphin, Bs, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md, Stacey Milan, Md

Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles

The early 20th century saw an explosion in surgical expertise. Specialties dedicated to delicate organs such as the heart and vulnerable populations, like children, were in their infancy. Dr. William E. Ladd, the father of pediatric surgery, founded the first dedicated department of pediatric surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital in 1910. At the time, attempts at cardiac surgery almost universally ended in death of the patient. The first successful surgical treatment of the cardiac valves would not occur for another 15 years, and the great vessels would remain out of reach for decades more. Dr. Robert E. Gross, the ...


Roscoe Reid Graham (1890 To 1948): A Canadian Pioneer In General Surgery., Christine C. Piper, Ba, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md May 2014

Roscoe Reid Graham (1890 To 1948): A Canadian Pioneer In General Surgery., Christine C. Piper, Ba, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md

Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles

Roscoe Reid Graham, a Canadian surgeon trained at the University of Toronto, was a true pioneer in the field of general surgery. Although he may be best known for his omental patch repair of perforated duodenal ulcers-often referred to as the "Graham patch"-he had a number of other significant accomplishments that decorated his surgical career. Dr. Graham is credited with being the first surgeon to successfully enucleate an insulinoma. He ventured to do an essentially brand new operation based solely on his patient's symptoms and physical findings, a courageous move that even some of the most talented surgeons ...


Graduate School Of Nursing Papers, 1982 – 2010: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard Apr 2014

Graduate School Of Nursing Papers, 1982 – 2010: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard

Kristine M. Sjostedt

The Graduate School of Nursing Papers documents the establishment of the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and chronicles its early history and development.


Robert E. Tranquada Papers, 1979-2009: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard Apr 2014

Robert E. Tranquada Papers, 1979-2009: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard

Kristine M. Sjostedt

The Robert E. Tranquada Papers chronicle Tranquada’s role as Chancellor and Dean of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


Memorial Hospital Collection, 1873 – 1990: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard Apr 2014

Memorial Hospital Collection, 1873 – 1990: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard

Kristine M. Sjostedt

The Memorial Hospital Collection comprises annual reports and other material by or about The Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts.


H. Brownell Wheeler Papers, 1961 – 2009: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard Apr 2014

H. Brownell Wheeler Papers, 1961 – 2009: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard

Kristine M. Sjostedt

The H. Brownell Wheeler Papers document the early history of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and University Hospital, collectively known as University of Massachusetts Medical Center (UMMC). This collection also chronicles Dr. Wheeler’s career as a vascular surgeon, educator, administrator, end-of-life care advocate, and inventor. Also included in this collection are materials related to Dr. Wheeler’s personal life including his interest in travel and wood sculpting.


John F. Stockwell Papers, 1966-2006: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard Apr 2014

John F. Stockwell Papers, 1966-2006: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard

Kristine M. Sjostedt

The John F. Stockwell Papers chronicles Stockwell’s career as the first director of University Hospital, Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs, and Associate Professor of Hospital Administration at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). This collection also documents the early history of UMMS and University Hospital, collectively known as University of Massachusetts Medical Center (UMMC).


Samuel Thompson Papers, 1974 – 1982: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard Apr 2014

Samuel Thompson Papers, 1974 – 1982: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard

Kristine M. Sjostedt

The Samuel Thompson Papers chronicle the career of Samuel Thompson, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Relations, Planning and Development and Associate Dean for Administration and Finance at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


Mary H. Gibbon: Teamwork Of The Heart., Alexandra Columbus, Ba, Scott W. Cowan, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Stacey A. Milan, Md Mar 2014

Mary H. Gibbon: Teamwork Of The Heart., Alexandra Columbus, Ba, Scott W. Cowan, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Stacey A. Milan, Md

Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles

Mary "Maly" Hopkinson Gibbon was born on September 25, 1903, to an affluent New England family who encouraged her to embrace her intelligence and to follow that by which she was intrigued. In doing this, Maly pursued work in scientific research, where she ultimately met her first husband, Dr. John ‘‘Jack’’ H. Gibbon. Jack and Maly were partners in every sense of the word. Their collaboration, both within and beyond the walls of the research laboratory, made it possible for the Gibbon dream of the heart–lung machine to be realized.


Edoardo Bassini (1844-1924): Father Of Modern-Day Hernia Surgery., Wei Phin Tan, B.S., Harish Lavu, Md, Ernest L. Rosato, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md Nov 2013

Edoardo Bassini (1844-1924): Father Of Modern-Day Hernia Surgery., Wei Phin Tan, B.S., Harish Lavu, Md, Ernest L. Rosato, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md

Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles

According to Roman scripture, it was Celsus who attempted the first inguinal hernia repair in history during the first century A.D. His attempts were unsuccessful and resulted in an early recurrence of the hernia, which eventually led to the patient’s death.1 Over the next two millennia, little understanding was gained regarding the anatomy of the inguinal canal. It was only in the last 100 years that major advancements in herniorrhaphy were established, thanks in large part to the work of Edoardo Bassini, who revolutionized the surgical treatment of the inguinal hernia with a technique which has become ...


Chevalier Jackson, M.D. (1865-1958): Il Ne Se Repose Jamais., Phi D Nguyen, B.A., Scott W. Cowan, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Nathaniel R. Evans Iii, M.D. May 2013

Chevalier Jackson, M.D. (1865-1958): Il Ne Se Repose Jamais., Phi D Nguyen, B.A., Scott W. Cowan, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Nathaniel R. Evans Iii, M.D.

Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles

In the final year of the American Civil War, 1865, Chevalier Jackson was born on the 4th of November just outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The eldest of three sons of a poor, livestock-raising family, Jackson was raised in a period of social and political unrest. He was perhaps an even more unrestful boy. The description of his childhood days from his father’s father—Il ne se repose jamais, ‘‘He never rests’’—would ultimately reflect the man, doctor, and evangelist Jackson would later become.1 Indeed, he never did rest, Jackson would tirelessly pave the way for modern bronchoscopy and endoscopy ...


John Chalmers Dacosta (1863-1933): Restoration Of The Old Operating Table., Madalyn G. Peters, Md, Adam C. Berger, Md, Gordon Schwartz, Md, Mba, Facs, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md Mar 2013

John Chalmers Dacosta (1863-1933): Restoration Of The Old Operating Table., Madalyn G. Peters, Md, Adam C. Berger, Md, Gordon Schwartz, Md, Mba, Facs, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md

Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles

John Chalmers DaCosta was an influential chairman and the first Samuel D. Gross Professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He was well known throughout the field as a skilled surgeon, passionate speaker, and exceptional writer. In addition to countless accomplishments during his career, DaCosta was deeply dedicated to the preservation and commemoration of surgical history. This ideology was exemplified when he set out on a mission to recover the old wooden operating table used by many of his iconic mentors including Samuel D. Gross, Joseph Pancoast, and William W. Keen. This table was originally used for surgical ...


William Edwards Ladd, M.D. (1880-1967): The Description Of His Bands., Pei-Wen Lim, Md, Niels D. Martin, Md, Barry A. Hicks, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md Jan 2013

William Edwards Ladd, M.D. (1880-1967): The Description Of His Bands., Pei-Wen Lim, Md, Niels D. Martin, Md, Barry A. Hicks, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md

Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles

In the early 20th century, an established surgical specialty catering to pediatric surgery did not exist, and pediatric surgical ailments were operated on by general surgeons. With his devotion to childhood diseases and his unique thinking in surgical development, William E. Ladd would become a leading figure in America by pioneering the field of pediatric surgery.


Emil Theodor Kocher, M.D., And His Nobel Prize (1841-1917)., Zhi Ven Fong, B.S., Ernest L. Rosato, Md, Harish Lavu, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md Dec 2012

Emil Theodor Kocher, M.D., And His Nobel Prize (1841-1917)., Zhi Ven Fong, B.S., Ernest L. Rosato, Md, Harish Lavu, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md

Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles

Major contributions to the advancement of surgery occurred at the turn of the 20th century. Theodor Billroth was in the midst of revolutionizing abdominal surgery, whereas Louis Pasteur and Joseph Lister were making landmark strides in antisepsis, forever changing the foundations of surgical thinking. Undoubtedly, Theodor Kocher’s (Fig. 1) exposure to these and other giants had a major influence on his career and contributed to his success and ascent as the first, and one of only 10, surgeons ever to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine.


John Y. Templeton Iii: Pioneer Of Modern Cardiothoracic Surgery., Jing Li, B.S., Herbert E. Cohn, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md Nov 2012

John Y. Templeton Iii: Pioneer Of Modern Cardiothoracic Surgery., Jing Li, B.S., Herbert E. Cohn, Md, Charles J. Yeo, Md, Scott W. Cowan, Md

Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles

John Young Templeton III was born in 1917 in Portsmouth, Virginia, and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1941. He completed his residency training under Dr. John H. Gibbon, Jr., and was the first resident who worked on Gibbon's heart-lung machine. After his training, he remained at Jefferson as an American Cancer Society fellow and Damon Runyon fellow and went on to become the fourth Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery in 1967. Dr. Templeton was the recipient of numerous grants and published over 80 papers in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. As a ...