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Wilburt Cornell Davison Papers

Collection Number: MC.0010

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Estimated Extent: 81.00 linear feet
Abstract: Contains the personal and professional papers of Wilburt Cornell Davison (1897-1972), pediatrician, chair of pediatrics, and first dean of Duke University School of Medicine (1927-1960). Types of materials in this collection include correspondence, subject files, memorabilia, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, programs, budgets, reports, deeds, poems, manuscript materials, creative writings, genealogical materials, article reprints, diplomas, certificates and invitations. Oversized diplomas and certificates have been separated from this collection. Major correspondents include George G. Allen, Atala Davison, Jay M. Arena, F. Vernon Altvater, Bessie Baker, William B. Bell, William Preston Few, Wiley D. Forbus, Frederic Moir Hanes, Elizabeth Hanes, Julian Deryl Hart, Sir William Osler, Talmage Peele, Wilder Penfield, Watson S. Rankin, Josiah Trent, and Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans. Major groups and associations in the collection include Alpha Omega Alpha, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, Lincoln Hospital, Rockefeller Foundation, and Society for Pediatric Research. Major subjects in this collection include pediatrics, medical education, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University faculty and students, Duke Hospital and Private Diagnostic Clinic. Materials range in date from 1881 to 1972.
Creator: Davison, Wilburt Cornell
Creator: Davison, Wilburt Cornell
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This collection may contain material with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals or IRB approval may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Duke University assumes no responsibility. Contains University Administrative records. These include records of the officers of the University, as defined in the Bylaws, the deans of schools and colleges, and departments, institutes, and other offices as designated by the President. For a period of twenty-five years! from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of record and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist. (Issued by the Office of the Chancellor, December 1, 1975). Some materials in Box 16 must be screened for sensitive or confidential materials before they can be accessed.
Copyright Notice
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], Wilburt Cornell Davison papers, Duke University Medical Center Archives.
Acquisitions Information
Multiple transfers; 1996 and unknown dates A2004-002; Transfer; 2004. A2005-045; Transfer; 2005.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Collections may contain Medical Center Administrative records. These include records of the officers of the University, as defined in the Bylaws, the deans of schools and colleges, and departments, institutes, and other offices as designated by the President. For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of record and the Medical Center Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist.
Collection may contain Records of the Board of Trustees of the Duke University Medical Center. These include minutes and supporting documentation of the Board, its Executive Committee, and standing and ad hoc committees, and reports, studies, and the like presented solely to the Board. Records which have been existence for at least fifty years are available for scholarly research with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist. Access to records which have been in existence for less than fifty years shall be granted only by special permission, in writing, of the Medical Center Board of Trustees.
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Wilburt Cornell Davison, the son of a Methodist minister, was born on April 28, 1892 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received the A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1913, attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar from 1913-1916, and was a senior instructor in Magdalen College from 1915-1917. He received a B.A. degree from Oxford University in 1915, the B.S. degree in 1916 and a M.A. in 1919. In 1917, he received the M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University. From 1914 to 1919, Davison served with the American Red Cross in France and Serbia and as captain in the A.E.F. Medical Corps. Following graduate training in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins, Davison served from 1919-1927 as an instructor, associate professor, acting head of the pediatrics department and assistant dean of the Johns Hopkins Medical School. In 1926, Duke University president William Preston Few recruited Davison away from Johns Hopkins University. Davison's charge was to plan organize, build, and direct the new Duke University School of Medicine and Medical Center. Davison brought with him a new approach to health care and health education to Duke University; he founded the medical school and medical center with young, unproven faculty and flexible educational policies. Being a generalist, Davison believed in nurturing a small department of versatile pediatricians, sending them into the community to practice, and using them to teach the medical students. President Few had at one time told Davison tomake your own policies and when you get in trouble, let me know and I shall help you. The confidence between Few and Davison contributed to the vitality of the medical school-university relationship. Davison was so effective in both education and clinical management that within five years of its founding, Duke University was considered to be in the top ten percent of medical centers in the United States. As a result of his extensive administrative experience, Davison had concluded that there was a need for more efficient management in hospitals. In 1933, he inaugurated a formal program for the training of efficient hospital administrators. In this he anticipated the community hospital development programs being launched by the Duke Endowment in North Carolina and South Carolina and by the Hill Burton program throughout the United States--both programs required trained administrators with a comprehensive understanding of hospital and health field operations. One of Davison's lasting marks on the process of health care treatment would be the concept of prepayment for services. Sensitive to the public and hospital problem of financing hospital care, he advocated for methods of prepayment as early as 1928. Unfortunately, due to the stock market crash of 1929, his early efforts were not successful. Had early efforts been successful, the Durham Hospital Association would have been the first prepaid voluntary hospital service plan in the United States. Nevertheless, as a result of his efforts, two of the earliest Blue Cross plans in the nation were established in North Carolina; one in 1932 and one in 1935. This pioneering work of Davison's contributed to the beginnings of the national Blue Cross program. Davison authored Pediatric Notes (1925), Enzymes (1926), and The Compleat Pediatrician (eight editions from 1934-1961 and a Japanese translation in 1951). He was a member of the editorial board of many journals includingNew Physician,Quarterly Review of Pediatrics,Pediatrics Board of Health,andChild Family Digest,and also wrote over 250 articles for scientific journals. Davison received honorary degrees from Wake Forest University (D.Sc., 1932) and the University of North Carolina (Ll.D., 1944). He married Atala Thayer Scudder, also a physician. The Davisons kept homes in Roaring Gap, N.C., and in Florida. Wilburt C. Davison died of leukemia in 1972.

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Organized into the following series: Biographical and Historical Materials, 1881-1972 ; Academic Memorabilia, 1909-1938 (bulk 1909-1916); Correspondence, 1900-1972; Subject and Correspondence Files, 1927-1972; Commonwealth of Children Symposium, 1961; Travel and Research Files, 1948-1971; Newspaper Clippings, 1927-1972; Programs Files, 1930-1970;The Compleat Pediatrician, Manuscript Materials, 1934-1961; Appendices, 1913-1971; Articles and Writings, 1916-1969; Medicine in North Carolina Subject Files, 1916-1972; Reprints, 1920-1969; Manuscripts on Davison and Duke University History, 1950-1979; Scrapbooks and Memorabilia, 1886-1961; Honors and Testimonials, 1952, 1961; Photographs and Negatives, 1892-1972; A2004-002: Correspondence, 1964-1970; Speeches, 1950-1963; Regalia of Davison Family; A2005-049: Writings and Reprints, 1936-1943. Oversized diplomas and certificates have been separated from this collection and moved to the oversize flat cabinets.

46 record storage boxes; 2 document cases; 5 oversize boxes

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Series: Biographical and Historical Materials, 1881-1972expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains materials from Davison's father and mother, includingdeeds,family emblems,genealogical materials,correspondence, andmemorabilia.
Box 1
Davison biographical materials, 1950-1972
Legal Papers and Miscellaneous Papers, folder 1, 1910-1928
William Leek Davison Miscellaneous Papers, folder 1, 1881-1890
Davison Genealogy, Letters of Condolence, undated
Davison Genealogy, folder 1, undated
Davison Genealogy, folder 2, undated
Davison Genealogy, folder 3, undated
William Leek Davison Miscellaneous Papers, folder 2, undated
Legal Papers and Miscellaneous Papers, folder 2, 1910-1928

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Series: Academic Memorabilia, (bulk 1909-1916), 1909-1938expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains materials pertaining to Davison's education atPrinceton University,Merton College,Oxford University, andJohns Hopkins Medical School. Major subjects include the study of health and science, student governance, and sporting events. Types of materials includecourse notebooks,scrapbooks, sporting and academic memorabilia, informalwritings, anapplication, alicense to perform laboratory work,clippings, and reunionletters and eventsmemorabilia. Materials range in date from1909-1938 (bulk1909-1916).
Subseries: Princeton University, 1909-1938
Box 1
Biology course notebook, 1911-1912
Botany course notebook, folder 1, undated
Botany course notebook, folder 2, undated
Course notes, Debate, undated
Osteology course, 1909-1913
Physiology course notes, folder 1, undated
Physiology course notes, folder 2, undated
Physiology course notes, folder 3, undated
Physiology course notes, folder 4, undated
Physics, undated
Course writings, debate, undated
Course writings, sciences, undated
Clubs and social events, 1909-1912
Memory books, 1912-1913
Memory books, 1913
Memory book, Twenty Fifth Year Record of the Class of 1913, 1938
Commencement Programs, grade reports, 1909-1913
Subseries: Merton College and Oxford University, (bulk 1915-1916), 1910-1938
Box 2
Writings, undated, undated
Lab notebook, study of typhus, 1915
License to perform experiments at the University Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford, 1915
Pathology lab notebook, 1915
Pathology course notes, undated
Memorabilia, social, undated
Memorabilia, sports, undated
Memorabilia, academic, folder 1, 1913-1916
Memorabilia, academic, folder 2, undated
Rotunda Hospital Internship, undated
Other Oxford memorabilia, 1910-1916
Newspaper clippings, folder 1, 1912-1916
Newspaper clippings, folder 2, 1912-1916
Subseries: Johns Hopkins, 1915-1922
Box 2
Application for admission, 1915-1916
Lab notebook, 1917
Lab notebooks, folder 1, 1920-1922
Lab notebooks, folder 2, 1920-1922

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Series: Correspondence, 1900-1972expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains personal, professional, and general correspondence andsubject files. Materials are roughly ordered within many sequences, either by subject or date. Correspondence between 1926 and 1937 concerns Davison moving to North Carolina and establishing residence in Durham.
Subseries: World War I, undated
Box 2
World War I correspondence and discharge, undated
World War I memorabilia, undated
World War I Medical services, undated
Miscellaneous letters, undated
Atala Davison, 1928
Subseries: General correspondence, undated, 1900-1955
Box 2
General correspondence, undated, 1900-1912
General correspondence, undated, 1913-1914
General correspondence, undated, 1915-1919
General correspondence, undated, 1926-1937
General correspondence, undated, 1940-1949
General correspondence, undated, 1950-1955
Undated, undated
Subseries: General correspondence, 1956-1961
Box 3
A-Br, undated
Br-Ca, undated
Ch-Cr, undated
D, undated
E-G, undated
H-K, undated
L-O, undated
P-R, undated
S-W, undated
Subseries: General correspondence, 1962-1968
Box 3
A, 1962
B, 1962
C, 1962
D, 1962
E, 1962
F, 1962
G, 1962
H, 1962
I, 1962
J, 1962
K, 1962
L, 1962
M, 1962
N, 1962
O, 1962
P, 1962
R, 1962
S, 1962
T, 1962
U, 1962
V, 1962
W, 1962
X-Z, 1962
A, 1963
B, 1963
C, 1963
D, 1963
Duke Endowment, 1964
E, 1963
F, 1963
G, 1963
H, 1963
I, 1963
J, 1963
K, 1963
L, 1963
M, 1963
N, 1963
O, 1963
P, 1963
Q, 1963
Box 4
R, 1963
S, 1963
T, 1963
V, 1963
W, 1963
Y, 1963
Z, 1963
Duke Endowment, folder 1, 1963
Duke Endowment, folder 2, 1963
A, 1964
B, 1964
C, 1964
D, 1964
E, 1964
F, 1964
G, 1964
H, 1964
I, 1964
J, 1964
K, 1964
L, 1964
M, 1964
N, 1964
O, 1964
P, 1964
Q, 1964
R, 1964
S, 1964
T, 1964
U, 1964
V, 1964
W, 1964
Y, 1964
Z, 1964
A, 1965
B, 1965
C, 1965
D, 1965
Duke Endowment, 1965
E, 1965
F, 1965
G, 1965
H, 1965
I, 1965
J, 1965
K, 1965
L, 1965
M, 1965
N, 1965
O, 1965
P, 1965
Q, 1965
R, 1965
S, 1965
T, 1965
U, 1965
V, 1965
W, 1965
Y, 1965
Z, 1965
A, 1966
B, 1966
C, 1966
Box 5
D, 1966
Duke Endowment, 1966
E, 1966
F, 1966
G, 1966
H, 1966
I, 1966
J, 1966
K, 1966
L, 1966
M, 1966
N, 1966
O, 1966
P, 1966
Q, 1966
R, 1966
S, 1966
T, 1966
U, 1966
V, 1966
W, 1966
Y, 1966
Z, 1966
A, 1967
B, 1967
C, 1967
D, 1967
E, 1967
F, 1967
G, 1967
H, 1967
I, 1967
J, 1967
K, 1967
L, 1967
M, 1967
N, 1967
O, 1967
P, 1967
R, 1967
S, 1967
T, 1967
V, 1967
W, 1967
Y, 1967
A, 1968
B, 1968
C, 1968
D, 1968
E, 1968
F, 1968
G, 1968
H, 1968
I, 1968
J, 1968
K, 1968
L, 1968
M, 1968
N, 1968
O, 1968
P, 1968
R, 1968
S, 1968
T, 1968
U, 1968
V, 1968
W, 1968
Subseries: General correspondence, ordered chronologically, 1962-1972
Box 6
General correspondence, ordered chronologically, January 1962-November 1963
Box 7
General correspondence, ordered chronologically, December 1963-September 1964
Box 8
General correspondence, ordered chronologically, October 1964-October 1967
Box 9
General correspondence, ordered chronologically, November 1967-March 1969
Box 10
General correspondence, ordered chronologically, April 1969-August 1970
Box 11
General correspondence, ordered chronologically, September 1970-May 1972

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Series: Subject and Correspondence Files, 1924-1972expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains clinical, personal, and academiccorrespondencebetween Davison, colleagues, and professional organizations. Also contains materials pertaining toDuke University School of Medicinefunding,curriculum development, and recruiting. Materials are ordered alphabetically by correspondent's last name or name of the organization. Some materials in Box 16 must be screened for sensitive or confidential materials before they can be accessed.
Subseries: Subject and Correspondence Files, 1924-1944
Box 12
Correspondence, A, folder 1, undated
Correspondence, A, folder 2, undated
Correspondence, A, folder 3, undated
Correspondence, A, folder 4, undated
Administrative Conference, minutes, undated
Admission requirements, Duke University School of Medicine, undated
Admitting Office, Duke Hospital Charges, undated
Allen, G.G., undated
Alpha Omega Alpha, honorary medical fraternity, folder 1, undated
Alpha Omega Alpha, honorary medical fraternity, folder 2, undated
Altvater, F. Vernon, undated
Alyea, Edwin P., undated
American Board of Pediatrics, undated
American College of Surgeons, undated
American Hospital Association, undated
American Medical Association, undated
American Pediatric Society, undated
American Veterans Association, undated
Amoss, Harold L., folder 1, undated
Amoss, Harold L., folder 2, undated
Anesthesia, undated
Anderson, Albert, undated
Announcements and news releases, folder 1, undated
Announcements and news releases, folder 2, undated
Aptitude Tests, undated
Arena, Jay M., undated
Association of American Medical Colleges, undated
Autopsies, undated
Aydelotte, Frank, undated
Correspondence, B, folder 1, 1931-1934
Correspondence, B, folder 2, 1931-1934
Correspondence, B, folder 3, 1931-1934
Box 13
Correspondence, B, folder 4, 1931-1934
Correspondence, B, folder 5, 1931-1934
Baker, Bessie, undated
Bachelor of Science degree, undated
Beckman, J. William, undated
Bell, William B., undated
Besson, Madeleine, undated
Birth Certificates, designs, undated
Bishop, Eugene Lindsay, undated
Blind Committee, undated
Boyer, John W. (The Calco Chemical Co.), undated
Brace Shop, undated
Correspondence, C, folder 1, undated
Correspondence, C, folder 2, undated
Correspondence, C, folder 3, undated
Correspondence, C, folder 4, undated
Cancer Clinic, undated
Carter, Francis Bayard, undated
Certificate designs, Duke University academic and employment recognition, undated
Chanticleer, undated
Clinical Pathological Conference, undated
Commencement, 1932
Commencement, 1933
Crispell, Raymond S., undated
Curriculum Committee, undated
Correspondence, D, folder 1, undated
Correspondence, D, folder 2, undated
Daniels, Josephus, undated
Davis, Graham L., undated
Davis, Michael M., undated
Davison, W. C. and A. A. Weech, undated
Dean's Report, folder 1, 1933-1938
Dean's Report, folder 2, 1933-1938
Dean's Report, folder 3, 1933-1938
Dietetics, undated
Downey, R. A. Raynor, undated
Drug lists and costs, 1933
Duke Hospital rates, 1933
Duke University Medical Hospital Care Plan, undated
Duke University Press, undated
Durham Hospital Plan, undated
Box 14
Correspondence, E, undated
Eadie, George S., undated
Eagle, Watt W., undated
Education, miscellaneous, undated
Enhance requirements, undated
Executive Committee Meetings, faculty and councils, includes some minutes and agendas, 1932-1933
Correspondence, F, undated
Faculty meetings, schedules and agendas, 1932-1934
Field Day, Duke Hospital, July 20, 1930
Few, William P., undated
Floor Plan, Duke Hospital and Medical School, undated
Flowers, Robert. L., undated
Fraternities, undated
Future events and engagements, undated
Correspondence, G, undated
Garage, E. H. Clement Co., first faculty garage, 1930
Gardner, Clarence E., 1944
General Education Board, undated
General Hospital Board, undated
Graves, Stuart, undated
Correspondence, H, folder 1, undated
Correspondence, H, folder 2, undated
Correspondence, H, folder 3, undated
Hammond, Emily, undated
Hanes, Frederic Moir, undated
Hansen, Oscar C. E., undated
Hart, Julian Deryl, March-October, 1929
Hart, Julian Deryl, November1929-January 1930
Health Committee, North Carolina State Board of Health, folder 1, undated
Health Committee, North Carolina State Board of Health, folder 2, undated
Hospital Care Association, undated
Hospital Reports, undated
Correspondence, I, undated
Insurance, Hospital, undated
Interns and Internships at Duke University, undated
Internships and Residencies, folder 1, undated
Internships and Residencies, folder 2, undated
Box 15
Internships and Residencies, Pediatrics, folder 1, 1934
Internships and Residencies, Pediatrics, folder 2, 1934
Internships, Outside, undated
Correspondence, J, undated
Johnson, Christopher, undated
Correspondence, K, undated
Correspondence, L, folder 1, undated
Correspondence, L, folder 2, undated
Ladies Auxiliary Meetings (Duke Hospital Auxiliary), undated
Law and medical faculty lunch list, undated
Lectures, undated
Lee, A. C., undated
Library, budgets, collection development and correspondence, 1930-1932
Library, undated
Lincoln Hospital, undated
Loan Fund, undated
Correspondence, M, folder 1, undated
Correspondence, M, folder 2, undated
Correspondence, M, folder 3, undated
Correspondence, M, folder 4, undated
McBrayer, L. B., undated
McBryde, Angus M., folder 1, 1933
McBryde, Angus M., folder 2, 1933
MacNider, William de B., undated
Box 16
Markham, Charles B., undated
Martin, J. H., undated
Memorial Tablet honoring North Carolina nurses who served in World War I, 1930
Microscope Committee, undated
Mid-South Post-Graduate Assembly, undated
Correspondence, poor girl seeking employment, 1932
Correspondence, N, folder 1, undated
Correspondence, N, folder 2, undated
National Economic League, undated
News Notes of Duke University School of Medicine, 1933-1934
North Carolina Hospital Association, undated
North Carolina Industrial Commission, undated
North Carolina Medical Society, undated
North Carolina Pediatric Society, undated
Nurses' home, undated
Nurses' room, undated
Correspondence, O, undated
Correspondence, P, folder 1, undated
Correspondence, P, folder 2, undated
Correspondence, P, folder 3, undated
Parfentjer, I. A., undated
RESTRICTED: Patients seeking charity treatment, correspondence, folder 1, undated
RESTRICTED: Patients seeking charity treatment, correspondence, folder 2, undated
RESTRICTED: Patients seeking charity treatment, correspondence, folder 3, undated
RESTRICTED: Patients seeking charity treatment, correspondence, folder 4, undated
Pediatric instructor search, 1933
Pediatrics, undated
Perlzweig, William A., undated
Pharmacy and Duke University Hospital Formulary,, 1933
Phi Beta Kappa, undated
Photography, C. W. Richardson, undated
Poate, Ernest M., undated
Post-graduate clinics, 1931-1934
Practices, available positions, undated
Preceptorial system of medical instruction, includes correspondence, 1924-1928
Premedical Students' Time, undated
Preventive Medicine and Public Health, undated
Private patient treatment areas (cubicles), 1932
Box 17
Psychiatry, undated
Psychology equipment, undated
Public dispensary (financial assistance to patients), 1933-1934
Public relations, undated
Publications, undated
Correspondence, Q, undated
Correspondence, R, folder 1, undated
Correspondence, R, folder 2, undated
Radium, undated
Railroad information, undated
Rankin, Watson S., folder 1, undated
Rankin, Watson S., folder 2, undated
Rankin, Watson S., folder 3, undated
Reeves, R. J., undated
Regional Representatives of the Committee on Admission, undated
Report of Duke University School of Medicine, 1934-1938
Rhodes Scholars District, 1930-1933
Rhodes Scholars North Carolina, folder 1, 1930-1933
Rhodes Scholars North Carolina, folder 2, 1930-1933
Rhodes scholarships, 1930-1933
Royster, H. A., undated
Royster, Lawrence T., undated
Rules and regulations, staff and employees, 1930-1934
Correspondence, S, folder 1, undated
Correspondence, S, folder 2, undated
Correspondence, S, folder 3, undated
Salvation Army, undated
Sawyer, O. G., undated
School of Dietetics, includes correspondence with Bessie Baker, 1930-1932
School of Dietetics, graduates, 1932-1933
School of Nursing, undated
Shands, A. R., undated
Sigma Xi, undated
Smith, D. T., undated
Society for Pediatric Research, undated
Southern Medical Association, undated
Southern Pediatric Seminar, undated
State Board of Medical Examiners, 1928-1934
Box 18
Stephenson, C. H., undated
Student and Doctor Rooms, undated
Student Intern, undated
Summer Camp internship placements, 1931-1932
Summer Quarter, 1932
Summer Quarter, 1933
Summer School, undated
Superintendent of Duke Hospital, correspondence, 1928-1929
Swett, F. H., undated
Correspondence, T, undated
Taylor, Haywood M., undated
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, undated
Telegrams correspondence, 1932-1934
Telephone service, including directories, 1930-1931
Trinity Methodist Church, undated
Correspondence, U, undated
Correspondence, V, undated
Vacation, undated
Veterinary Medical Association, North Carolina, undated
Correspondence, W, folder 1, undated
Correspondence, W, folder 2, undated
Correspondence, W, folder 3, undated
Wannamaker, W. H., undated
Weed, Lewis H., undated
Welfare Department, Wake County, undated
White House Conference on Child Health, Committee on Medical Care for Children, 1930-1932
Winston, M. E., undated
Wylie, Sir Francis, undated
Correspondence, Y, undated
Zapffe, Fred C., undated
Subseries: Subject and Correspondence Files, 1932-1972
Box 19
Alexander, Eben, 1963-1964
Allen, G. G., 1937-1938
Alpha Omega Alpha, folder 1, 1956-1963
Alpha Omega Alpha, folder 2, 1956-1963
Alpha Omega Alpha, folder 3, 1956-1963
Alpha Omega Alpha, folder 4, 1956-1963
Alpha Omega Alpha, folder 5, 1956-1963
Altvater, F. Vernon, 1937-1939
Alumni, Medical School, 1964-1965
Alumni Photographs, 1961
Alvarez, Walter C., Modern Medicine portrait, 1960
American Academy of General Practice, 1957-1960
American Academy of General Practice, 1961-1963
American Academy of Neurological Surgery, 1961-1965
American Academy of Pediatrics, prospectus, undated
American Cancer Society, folder 1, 1959-1964
American Cancer Society, folder 2, 1959-1964
American Cancer Society, folder 3, 1959-1964
American Heart Association, 1961-1963
American Medical Association,folder 1, 1960-1965
American Medical Association,folder 2, 1960-1965
American Medical Association,folder 3, 1960-1965
American Medical Association,folder 4, 1960-1965
American Medical Association,folder 5, 1960-1965
American Medical Education Foundation, undated
American Medical Education Foundation Annual Report, 1952
American Surgical Association, 1960-1963
Angier B. Duke Memorial, Inc., 1961
Anlyan, William G., folder 1, 1964-1969
Anlyan, William G., folder 2, 1964-1969
Anlyan, William G., folder 3, 1964-1969
Box 20
Anniversary Dinner, 1967
Anniversary, 25th, 1954-1955
Anniversary, 30th, 1957
Arena, Jay M., correspondence, folder 1, 1961-1972
Arena, Jay M., correspondence, folder 2, 1961-1972
Arena, Jay M., correspondence, folder 3, 1961-1972
Arena, Jay M., correspondence, folder 4, 1961-1972
Arena, Jay M., correspondence, folder 5, 1961-1972
Arena, Jay M., correspondence, folder 6, 1961-1972
Arena, Jay M., correspondence, folder 7, 1961-1972
Arena, Jay M., correspondence, folder 8, 1961-1972
Arena, Jay M., correspondence, folder 9, 1961-1972
Arena, Jay M., correspondence, folder 10, 1961-1972
Arena, Jay M., correspondence, folder 11, 1961-1972
Armed Forces Medical Library, folder 1, 1950-1956
Armed Forces Medical Library, folder 2, 1950-1956
Armed Forces Medical Library, folder 3, 1950-1956
Association of American Medical Colleges, correspondence, folder 1, 1955-1963
Association of American Medical Colleges, correspondence, folder 2, 1955-1963
Association of American Medical Colleges, correspondence, folder 3, 1955-1963
Association of American Medical Colleges, correspondence, folder 4, 1955-1963
Association of American Medical Colleges, correspondence, folder 5, 1955-1963
Association of American Medical Colleges, correspondence, folder 6, 1955-1963
Association of American Medical Colleges, correspondence, folder 7, 1955-1963
Association of American Medical Colleges, 1964
Austin, Maynard A., undated
Awards, undated
Bat Cave (Valley Clinic and Hospital), 1961
BCG vaccination, folder 1, 1955-1967
BCG vaccination, folder 2, 1955-1967
BCG vaccination, folder 3, 1955-1967
Box 21
Beard, Joseph W., 1937-1939
Bell, William B., 1937-1939
Bindewald, R. A., 1964-1965
Binghamton General Hospital, 1962
Blue Cross, 1966-1967
Brower, A. S., 1953-1960
Bryson, E. C., 1953-1960
Budget materials, folder 1, 1953-1960
Budget materials, folder 2, 1953-1960
Budget materials, folder 3, 1953-1960
Building file, includes additions and proposals, folder 1, 1952-1961
Building file, includes additions and proposals, folder 2, 1952-1961
Building file, includes additions and proposals, folder 3, 1952-1961
Building file, includes additions and proposals, folder 4, 1952-1961
Building file, includes additions and proposals, folder 5, 1952-1961
Building file, proposed additions to School of Medicine, 1945
Building file, proposed new Clinic building, 1943
Carroll, R. S., 1938-1939
Centennial celebration, 1938-1939
Changing Image of Duke University Medical Center, folder 1, undated
Changing Image of Duke University Medical Center, folder 2, undated
Box 22
Changing Image of Duke University Medical Center, folder 3, undated
Charlotte Memorial Hospital, 1961
Christmas, undated
Cleland, James T., 1956-1960
Club Memberships, undated
Cocke, Norman A., 1937-1939
Collegiate Council for the United Nations, undated
Columbia Hospital, 1961
Committee on Health Affairs, 1949-1954
Committees, appointed, 1953-1954
Committees, dismissed, 1953-1954
Community Hospital Internships, folder 1, 1960-1964
Community Hospital Internships, folder 2, 1960-1964
Community Hospital Internships, folder 3, 1960-1964
Davison, Jeana (Levinthal), undated
Davison, Sandy, undated
Davison, Tom, undated
Davison family wills and related correspondence, undated
De Neveu, Edward H., 1953-1965
Dean's Corner/public relations, 1958-1960
Department of Defense, 1962-1967
Directors, 1961-1962
Doris Duke Foundation, folder 1, 1956-1963
Doris Duke Foundation, folder 2, 1956-1963
Doris Duke Foundation, folder 3, 1956-1963
Doris Duke Foundation, folder 4, 1956-1963
Doris Duke Foundation, folder 5, 1956-1963
Doris Duke Foundation, folder 6, 1956-1963
Doris Duke Foundation, folder 7, 1956-1963
Box 23
Doris Duke Foundation, folder 8, 1964-1969
Doris Duke Foundation, folder 9, 1964-1969
Doris Duke Foundation, folder 10, 1964-1969
Doris Duke Foundation, folder 11, 1964-1969
Doris Duke Foundation, folder 12, 1964-1969
Correspondence, Doris Duke, 1943-1948
Duke Endowment, undated
Duke University, folder 1, 1961-1969
Duke University, folder 2, 1961-1969
Duke University, folder 3, 1961-1969
Externship Program, folder 1, 1963-1967
Externship Program, folder 2, 1963-1967
Externship Program, folder 3, 1963-1967
Externship Program, folder 4, 1963-1967
Proposal from Duke University, 1971
Proposal from Furman University, 1971
Duke Hospital floor plans, undated
Duke Hospital Opinion Poll, 1953
Duke Medical Center foundation, 1958
Duke Pediatric Society, folder 1, 1956-1958
Duke Pediatric Society, folder 2, 1956-1958
Duke Pediatric Society, folder 3, 1956-1958
Duke University Archives, undated
Duke, Charles A., folder 1, 1954-1960
Duke, Charles A., folder 2, 1954-1960
Duke University Medical Center, miscellaneous, undated
Duke University Medical Center, summary of the Ten Year Reports of the Heads of the Departments and Divisions, 1958
Box 24
Edens, A. Hollis, 1954-1960
Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates, undated
Eile, Martin D., undated
England, Medical Schools, 1935-1939
England, students, 1948-1953
England, students, 1954
England, students, 1955-1959
Executive Committee of the Medical Center, 1951-1952
F. Bayard Carter Endowment Fund, undated
Farrar, Larston, 1937-1939
Few, William P., 1937-1939
Food, undated
Forbus, Wiley D., 1963-1964
Ford Foundation, 1956-1957
Foreign fellows, folder 1, 1953-1956
Foreign fellows, folder 2, 1953-1956
Fort Bragg, 1958-1959
Furgurson, Ernest W., 1960-1962
General practice, folder 1, 1959-1966
General practice, folder 2, 1959-1966
General practice, folder 3, 1959-1966
General practice forum, 1964
Graham, A. H., Jr., 1963-1966
Greenville General Hospital, 1961
Gross, Paul, 1937-1938
Gross, Paul, 1953-1961
Hanes, Elizabeth, 1946-1953
Hanes, Frederic Moir, 1938-1947
Hanes Gate, undated
Hanes Memorial, undated
Box 25
Hanes Scholarships, folder 1, 1947-1960
Hanes Scholarships, folder 2, 1947-1960
Hanes Scholarships, folder 3, 1947-1960
Hanes Scholarships, folder 4, 1947-1960
Hanes Scholarships, folder 5, 1947-1960
Handler, Philip, undated
Hart, Deryl, 1952-1961
Health Careers, undated
Highlands Community Hospital, 1961-1965
History of Duke Medical School, 1959
Hospital Care Association, folder 1, 1938-1955
Hospital Care Association, folder 2, 1938-1955
Hospital Care Association, folder 3, 1938-1955
Hospitals, 1961-1962
Howland, John, 1953-1954
Hsu, Nora, 1955-1963
Humanism in Medicine Symposium, April 21-22, 1970
Independent Aid, Inc., 1949-1951
Inman, Walker P., 1953-1958
Itineraries, undated
James Walker Memorial Hospital, 1961-1966
Jones, Tom, 1962
Kellogg Foundation, 1943-1953
Lee, Ting-Chien, 1954-1957
Lincoln Hospital, 1962-1967
MacNider, William de B., 1935-1939
Markle Foundation, folder 1, 1938-1960
Markle Foundation, folder 2, 1938-1960
Markle Foundation, folder 3, 1938-1960
Box 26
Medical Society of North Carolina, 1937
Medical Symposium, Duke University School of Medicine, undated
Mental Health, 1964-1965
Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, 1959-1961
Movie File, 1960
National Intern Matching Program, folder 1, 1956-1968
National Intern Matching Program, folder 2, 1956-1968
National Intern Matching Program, folder 3, 1956-1968
National Society for Medical Research, 1958
Nevrath, Hans, 1950
Norfleet, Grizzelle M., 1965-1967
North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, 1932-1960
North Carolina Medical Society, 1954-1960
Nursery Booklet for Pediatric Housestaff, undated
Operating room committee, 1960
Orphans, 1962-1965
Out-patient department, 1960-1962
Oxford file, 1935-1947
Oxford file, 1961-1967
Peele, Talmage L., 1952-1964
Penfield, Wilder, 1962-1966
Perlzweig, Olga, 1954-1955
Personnel policies and procedures, 1959-1966
Pickens, Marshall, 1957-1961
Planning Committee, 1959
Poems, undated
Porter, Ross, 1956-1966
President's Report, 1958-1959
Preventive Medicine, 1951-1953
Preventive Pediatrics, 1938-1940
Preventive Pediatrics, articles, 1938-1939
Princeton University, 1935-1939
Princeton University, 1956-1966
Proposal to the premedical advisors of Duke, UNC, Wake Forest and Davidson College, 1951
Psychiatry, 1938-1939
Box 27
Publications, School of Medicine staff, undated
Rankin, Watson S., 1938-1939
Rankin, Watson S., 1956-1961
Rankin, Watson S., 1962-1966
Reidsville (Annie Penn Memorial Hospital), 1961
Report of the School of Medicine, 1941-1942
Reports to the President, undated
Reprints and correspondence, 1950-1951
Research Triangle Committee, undated
Restaurant lists, 1958-1960
Retirement and publicity, 1960
Rex Hospital, 1961
Rhode Island Hospital, 1961
Rhodes Centenary Celebrations and Jubilee Reunion, 1953
Rhodes Scholars, correspondence, 1957-1963
Roaring Gap cottage, 1947-1957
Roaring Gap cottage, 1958-1960
Rockefeller Foundation, 1940-1943
Rogers, Carl, undated
Salem, M. H., 1956-1961
Santos, Edgard Rego (Bahia, Brazil), 1957-1959
Scholarships, 1965
Deletions From Beneral Practice Versus Speculation, undated
School of Nursing, folder 1, 1936-1939
School of Nursing, folder 2, 1940-1949
School of Nursing, folder 3, 1950-1952
School of Nursing, folder 4, 1950-1952
Scudder, Townsend, 1963-1965
Sea Level Community Hospital, 1961-1962
Semans, Mary Trent, 1959-1960
Semans, James, undated
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, 1959
Sidbury, J. Buren, 1964-1966
Smith, Courtney, 1953-1955
Box 28
Social Service, 1959
Sociometric Study of Duke Medical School Faculty, 1957
Spanel, A. N., 1953-1963
Staff recommendations, 1953-1955
Student American Medical Association, 1962
Student migration, 1948-1950
Summer internships, folder 1, 1961-1967
Summer internships, folder 2, 1961-1967
Summer internships, folder 3, 1961-1967
Summer internships, folder 4, 1961-1967
Swett Memorial Fund, 1955-1956
Telephone lists, undated
Television, 1962
Telfer, Laetitia Mary Bruce, undated
Translations, 1948-1962
Trent, Josiah C. and Mary Duke Biddle Trent [Semans], undated
Tributes, Dedications, Expressions of Appreciation, undated
Trumbauer, Horace, 1937-1938
Two-Year Medical Schools, folder 1, 1962-1967
Two-Year Medical Schools, folder 2, 1962-1967
Two-Year Medical Schools, folder 3, 1962-1967
Two-Year Medical Schools, folder 4, 1962-1967
Two-Year Medical Schools, folder 5, 1962-1967
Two-Year Medical Schools, folder 6, 1962-1967
Two-Year Medical Schools, folder 7, 1962-1967
United Health, 1962-1963
United Medical Research Foundation, 1953-1956
Veterans Administration, 1958-1959
Wake Forest, Manson Meads, 1961-1966
Watts Hospital, 1961
Weaver, Harry M., 1957
Box 29
Weed, Lewis H., 1938-1939
Westerns and other paperbacks, 1968-1969
Whitby, Sir Lionel, 1953-1954
Wine list, undated
Winston-Salem-City Memorial Hospital, 1961
Women, 1960-1965
Women's Auxiliary of Duke Hospital, 1954-1955
Woodhall, Barnes, 1962-1966
World Medical Association, first world conference, undated
World Medical Association meeting, 1954

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Series: Commonwealth of Children Symposium, 1961expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains materials from theCommonwealth of Children Symposium, a symposium which featured experts in pediatrics and medicine. Types of materials includecorrespondence, invitations,programs,financial materials,correspondence,speeches,transcripts, and boundvolumes of personalnotes honoring Davison.
Box 29
Committee minutes, undated
Correspondence, undated
Degree of Doctor of Laws, undated
Financial report, undated
Invitations, undated
Letter from the president, undated
List of Davison publications, 1916-1961
Miscellaneous, undated
Programs, undated
Publicity, undated
Service of worship/sermons, undated
Speeches and testimonials, undated
Transcripts, folder 1, undated
Transcripts, folder 2, undated
Transcripts, folder 3, undated
Transcripts, folder 4, undated

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Series: Travel and Research Files, 1948-1971expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains materials from Wilburt and Atala Davison'stripsoutside of the United States, mostly toEurope,Asia and theWest Indies. Types of materials includecorrespondence, travelarrangements,clippings, memorabilia, andresearch files.
Box 29
Cairo, Egypt, folder 1, 1954-1964
Cairo, Egypt, folder 2, 1954-1964
Cairo, Egypt, folder 3, 1954-1964
Cairo, Egypt, folder 4, 1954-1964
Cairo, Egypt, folder 5, 1954-1964
Caribbean, 1961-1971
Europe, 1950-1962
Havana, Cuba, 1953-1960
Japan, Correspondence and other papers, folder 1, 1955-1959
Japan, Correspondence and other papers, folder 2, 1955-1959
Japan, Correspondence and other papers, folder 3, 1955-1959
Japan, Correspondence and other papers, folder 4, 1955-1959
Japan, Correspondence and other papers, folder 5, 1955-1959
Japan, Correspondence and other papers, folder 6, 1955-1959
Japan, Correspondence and other papers, folder 7, 1955-1959
Japan, Correspondence and other papers, folder 8, 1955-1959
Japan, Correspondence and other papers, folder 9, 1955-1959
Box 30
Japan, Correspondence and other papers, folder 10, 1955-1959
Japan, photographs and newspaper clippings, 1954-1967
Taiwan, folder 1, 1954
Taiwan, folder 2, 1954
Taiwan, folder 3, 1954
Taiwan, folder 4, 1955
Taiwan, folder 5, 1957-1958
Taiwan, folder 6, 1959
Taiwan, folder 7, 1960
Taiwan, folder 8, 1961-1967
Passports and certificates, undated

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Series: Newspaper Clippings, 1927-1972expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains clippings pertaining toDavison's professional career and selected events atDuke University School of Medicine. IncludesDavison's obituary.
Box 30
No date, undated
Newspaper Clippings, folder 1, 1927-1929
Newspaper Clippings, folder 2, 1930-1939
Newspaper Clippings, folder 3, 1930-1939
Newspaper Clippings, folder 4, 1940-1949
Newspaper Clippings, folder 5, 1940-1949
Newspaper Clippings, folder 6, 1950-1959
Newspaper Clippings, folder 7, 1950-1959
Newspaper Clippings, folder 8, 1960-1969
Commonwealth of Children Symposium, folder 1, 1961
Commonwealth of Children Symposium, folder 2, 1961
Davison obituaries, 1972

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Series: Programs Files, 1930-1970expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains programs and other materials from conferences and seminars whereDavisonwas a speaker or presenter.
Box 31
Programs, folder 1, undated
Programs, folder 2, undated
Programs, folder 3, undated
Programs, folder 4, undated

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Series: The Compleat Pediatrician, Manuscript Materials, 1934-1963expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains typescripts,drafts,galleys,working copies,correspondence andnotes pertaining toThe Compleat Pediatrician.
Box 31
Typescript, Chapters 1-4, undated
Typescript, Chapters 6-12, undated
Edition preface, plates, undated
Correspondence, folder 1 of 2, 1952-1963
Box 32
Correspondence, folder 2 of 2, 1952-1963
Fourth edition galley proofs, folder 1, 1943
Fourth edition galley proofs, folder 2, 1943
Fourth edition galley proofs, folder 3, 1943
First through seventh editions, working notes, 1943
Working copies and separated materials, 1934-1961
Published copy, 8th revised edition, 1961
First through sixth editions, working copies, bound together, 1934-1949

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Series: Appendices, 1892-1971expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Containsappendicesused for reference inDavison'spersonal writings andreminiscences. Containsshort writings,memorabilia,correspondence,letters of appointment,wills,certificates,photographs, andclippings. Folders are numbered from 1 to 652 and ordered chronologically.
Box 33
1. Davison genealogy, undated
2. Cornell Family History and genealogy, undated
5. Franconia Concert, 1913
6. Foreign Student Admission, 1913
7. Eights Week Picture, 1954
8. Merton Eight, 1914
9. Oxford Water Polo Team, 1914
10. Hamburg Regatta Invitation, undated
11. Vevey permit, 1914
12. Serbian appointment, 1915
13. Sir Thomas Lipton letter, 1916
14. Vivisection license, 1915
15. Vivisection license, 1915
16. Vivisection license, 1915
17. Oxford War hospital permit, 1914
18. Physiology tutorial appointment, 1916
19. Sir John Moore letter, 1916
20. Sir Walter Raleigh poem, 1915
21. W. H. Beal letter, 1915
22. Ad Vitan Regurgo, by Maude E. Abbott, 1929
23. Penfield Sussex letters, 1916
24. John Hopkins admission, 1916
25. American Expeditionary Forces, Army orders, 1917
26. American Expeditionary Forces, identity, 1917
27. Rhodes Scholar reunion invitation, 1929
28. North Carolina Rhodes Scholar, 1935
29. Children's Bureau and Army medical library, appointments, 1943
31. Red Cross Appointment to Survey Committee, 1944
32. 4th Service Command Appointment and 6th Naval District Appointment, 1943
34. Epidemic Disease Board Appointment, 1943
35. Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, undated
36. Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, undated
37. Surgeon General consultant appointment, undated
38. Surgeon General consultant appointment, undated
40. Private Diagnostic Clinic Participants, 1945
41. U. S. Group Control Council Appointment, 1945
42. U. S. Group Control Council Appointment, 1945
43. German Itinerary, 1945
44. Army Orders, Germany, 1945
45. Red Cross Appointment to Advisory Committee, 1944
46. Procurement and Assignment Appointment, 1945
47. State Department Appointment, 1945
48. George R. Minot letters, 1945
49. Ernie Pyle letters, 1936
50. Harvard letter, 1913
51. Duke Calendar, 1924-1950
53. 65th General Hospital, letters, undated
54. Navy V-12 Program- letters of Commendation, undated
55. Weight Curve, undated
56. World War I activities, 1917-1919
57. World War II activities, 1942-1945
58. Compleat Pediatrician figures, 1949
59. Duke Endowment figures, 1963
60. Pediatric Notes figures, 1927
61. Original Duke Medical Faculty, undated
67. First Names, 1969
68. Foreign and Caribbean trips, undated
70. St. Nazaire brothels, undated
71. Sons of B. poem, undated
72. St. Nazaire poems, undated
73. Pershing's farewell, 1919
74. Sunburned Idiots poem, undated
75. Watson S. Rankin's report, 1923
76. Rockefeller appropriations, 1930-1964
77. Blue Cross history, undated
78. Testimonials, letters of appreciation, etc., undated
80. U. S. Army Organized Reserve Card, undated
83. Q and Cosmic clearances, 1949
84. Poems of John Cotton, undated
85. Central America orders, 1943
86. Press statement of President William Few, 1922
90. Letter, Charles S. Sherrington, 1916
93. Yorktown troops, undated
94. Tribute to Rev. William Leek Davison, 1936
95. Directors of the Doris Duke Foundation, undated
96. Tribute to Carl Rogers, by Mona Morgan, 1956
97. Officer's Reserve Corps appointment, 1948
98. Will of Atala Davison's grandfather, 1894
100. Telegram from President William P. Few to Davison, 1927
101. Medical colleges in North Carolina, undated
102. Central American trip, 1943
103. Report of Japan, 1949
104. Report on Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, 1951
105. Report on Taiwan, 1954
106. Friends, undated
107. Children's Schools, undated
108. Correspondence, John R. Bungarner, Cabana Tuan, 1945
109. General practice in Canada, 1958
110. Poem by David Daniel for Mona Morgan, 1957
112. University of North Carolina controversy, undated
113. Letter of resignation, 1947
114. Army Discharge, 1952
115. Original staff and Old Guard, undated
116. Postwar activities, undated
117. Compleat Pediatrician, undated
118. Atomic Energy, 1956
119. National Defense Executive Reserve, 1956
120. Correspondence, J. L. Brent and Harold Brown, Taiwan letters, undated
122. Thirtieth Anniversary of the Duke University Medical Center, 1957
123. Text of talk given by Wiley D. Forbus, 1957
124. Text of speech by Watson S. Rankin, 1957
125. Correspondence, L. E. Burney, 1957
127. Poem by Pachman for Mildred Sherwood, 1958
128. Princeton Record, 1910-1913
129. Endorsement by Woodrow Wilson, 1913
130. Correspondence, Henry Van Dyke, 1912
131. Distribution of Duke graduates, 1958
133. Twenty-fifth anniversary of Duke Hospital, 1955
134. Cairo itinerary, 1959
135. Sweating sickness, 1960
136. Commonwealth of Children Symposium, undated
140. Hippocratic Oath, undated
141. Osler's comments on full-time faculties, 1911
142. Foreign house staff and fellows, 1954-1955
143. Religio Medici Moderni, undated
144. Curriculum vitae and daily routine, undated
145. N. C. Conference for social service, 1961
147. Notification of Election as a Trustee of the, undated
149. Highlights of the Duke University Medical Center (DUMC), 1930-1962
150. Report on salt poisoning at Binghampton, undated
151. Department of Defense, civilian health, undated
152. Department of Defense, civilian health, undated
153. Bucaramanga Report, 1962
156. Commonwealth of Children Symposium, undated
157. Suggested Chapter on Reflections on Medical, undated
158. Osler writings, letter to The Lancet on inflections, undated
159. Original Duke Out-Patient Clinic Announcement, undated
160. Hollis Edens, undated
161. Dean's Corner, 1958-1960
163. Department of Defense Planning Group Report on, undated
164. Breaches of the honor system, undated
165. Amoss, Few, MacNider, Poate, undated
170. Communicable Diseases, 1941
172. John Howland, reprints, undated
173. Interns, residents, and seniors who have been Roaring Gap physicians, undated
174. Towns visited, 1961-1962
176. Cosmos Club membership, 1942
177. Jay M. Arena correspondence, undated
182. Princeton Cup Citation, 1913
183. Bailey K. Ashford obituary, 1963
184. William J. A. DeMaria letter, 1958
185. Lige Menefee letter, 1961
186. Original preceptorship report, 1963
187. Italian Schedule, 1963
189. Distinguished Service medal, 1963
190. Frank N. Rounds, interview with Davison, undated
191. Douglas M. Knight, undated
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192. General practice vs. specialization, 1963
193. Correspondence, Warren Wells regarding University of North Carolina, undated
194. Asa T. Spaulding, undated
195. Original unexpurgated talk, 1961
197. Alpha Omega Alpha (W. W. Root), undated
201. Don Elias correspondence regarding Chapel Hill, 1946
204. Flyleaf from the bible of Davison's great-grandfather, undated
206. Trips, 1964
207. Accused of lying, undated
208. Text of speech by Yank Coble, 1961
211. Clinical notes on Davison, made by Osler, 1915
212. Clinical notes on Davison, made by Dreyer, 1918
218. Movie and restaurant lists, 1945-1962
220. Editorial on Davison's Retirement, 1960
221. List of collaborators for the 8th edition of Compleat Pediatrician, undated
222. Caribbean Trips, 1943-1948
223. Batchelder, Sherwood, Porter, and Davison Retirement, 1960
224. Correspondence, F. Vernon Altvater on hospital care, 1964
225. Reprint, Eugene A. Stead article on medical care, 1963
226. General Practice Symposium by E. W. Furguson, 1964
227. Reprint, women in medicine article, 1968
229. North Carolina Medical Schools, medical history, folder 1, undated
229. North Carolina Medical Schools, medical history, folder 2, undated
236. N. C. Society for Antiquities certificate, undated
237. Walter Reed Society certificate, 1952
241. San Juan Hill Figures, undated
244. Serbian Typhus epidemic, 1944
246. Atala's reply to presentation of Social Service Award to Davison, 1961
247. Governor Sanford's appointment of Davison to Medical Advisory Council, State Board of Mental Health, 1963
251. Appointment to Duke, 1927
252. Death of Mona Morgan, 1964
253. Greenville, South Carolina talk on two-year schools, 1964
255. Army discharge, 1919
256. Flyleaf inscriptions, Osler, Welch and others, undated
257. South Carolina hearing on Two-year medical school, 1964
258. Duke Hospital certificate for 30 Years of Service, 1964
260. Autographs on flyleaf of Oxford Dictionary, 1944
261. Bookplate correspondence, 1965
262. Deryl Hart's LL.D. citation, 1961
263. Wilder Penfield's tribute, 1962
264. Trinity College Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, undated
265. Writings, Joseph T. Wearn, The Training of the Physician, 1964
266. Writings, Edwards A. Park, History of the Harriet Lane Home, 1964
267. Sermon, James T. Cleland on the classroom and chapel, 1958
268. Sikkim coronation invitation, 1965
270. Pan American Medical Association diploma, 1964
271. Student American Medical Association dinner, 1962
275. Quotations from the Flexner report, 1910
276. Letter, Simon Green to the A and Y Railway (regarding his bull), 1913
277. October 1965 schedule, undated
278. Jay M. Arena's letter to Irving J. Wolman, 1965
279. Department of Defense hospital planning, 1965
280. Research Opportunities for Duke Medical Students, 1964
281. Prohibition, undated
282. History of pediatrics in North Carolina, 1966
285. Unexpurgated history of Duke University Medical Center (DUMC), 1927-1968
286. Dogs, undated
288. Distribution of Duke University Medical Alumni, 1959-1960
289. Rhodes Scholars, 1903-1957
290. Impressions of Russia (summer visit), 1935
291. Hunting, undated
292. Negroes, undated
293. Birth control and sterilization, undated
294. Durham hospitals, undated
295. Duke Endowment benefits, undated
296. History of the southern pediatric seminars, undated
299. Books donated to Duke University Medical Center Library, 1964
300. Retirement announcement for Duke Medical Alumni Newsletter, 1960
301. First Duke hospital patient, undated
302. Cultural properties, college and university seals and other sculptural decorations on Duke Medical Center Walls, undated
303. Miscellaneous certificates and caricatures, undated
306. Rowena S. Hall's letter on College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1966
307. Department of Defense letters from secretary, 1966
308. Spanish-American War, undated
309. Georges Renault estate, undated
310. Salaries and expenses, 1927-1965
311. Cuban Revolution, undated
313. General practice versus specialization, undated
314. North Carolina Cerebral Palsy Hospital, Bulletin with Baker and Norfleet letters, 1950
315. Community hospitals, rotating internships, general practice, undated
316. Two-year medical schools, undated
323. Eugene A. Stead's article about Davison, 1960
324. Duke Medical cruise, 1955
325. Dedication of the Deryl Hart Pavilion, 1966
326. Reminiscences of Davison at Oxford, 1966
327. List of ten offices, 1927-1962
328. College and University Seals and Other Scriptural decorations on Duke Medical Center Walls, undated
329. Original cost of the Medical Center, undated
330. Sources of building funds, undated
331. Importance of Medical Meetings (Osler), undated
332. Perlzweig file, undated
333. The Out-Island Doctor and Coy C. Carpenter, undated
334. Duke University Medical Center alumni in academic medicine, undated
335. Deaths among the Duke University Medical Center faculty and staff, 1936-1966
336. Davison's medical school curriculum, 1913-1917
337. Duke Endowment, undated
338. Medical Center report, 1958-1959
339. Additional buildings, 1932-1966
340. Duke University Medical Center alumni, undated
341. Arthritis Treatment, 1967
342. The Chief, by Thayer (article about Osler), undated
345. Mrs. William Preston Few, correspondence, undated
346. Town and Gown Image (article by C. W. Styron), 1967
347. Comments on poor teaching facilities at Duke, undated
350. Medical Doctor's and Doctor's of Philosophy, undated
351. G. S. T. Cavanagh's Comment on Walter Harris, undated
353. Edenborough Medical College, undated
354. Trinity College, Cambridge, undated
355. Sir Charles Sherrington, undated
357. Trinity and Duke, 1892-1924 (Earl Porter), undated
358. Warner L. Wells' history of North Carolina, undated
359. 50th wedding anniversary, 1967
360. Sir Kenneth Wheare's barbecue letter, 1967
361. Davison Scholars, undated
366. The Ackland Museum of Art, undated
368. Speech, Watts Hospital History, 1895
369. Ph.D. and M.D. degrees, 1936-1937
372. Charles Sherrington and Lord Lister, undated
373. James F. Gifford writings on the history of Duke University, undated
376. Private Diagnostic Clinics, by Davison, undated
380. History of the Medical Schools in North Carolina, undated
381. Dr. Thomas Parran and the USPHS grant for the nurses' home, undated
383. Selection of Medical Students by Computers, Robert L. Thompson, 1968
385. Cecil Rhodes and James B. Duke, 1934
386. A National Study of Directors of Medical Education, Keith D. Blayney, 1967
389. Dinner, October 5, 1961
390. Duke Endowment market value, 1967
393. Josiah C. Nott, writings, undated
395. Osler at Oxford, by Sir Charles S. Sherrington, undated
396. Aseptic Surgery, by Josiah C. Trent, undated
397. Distribution of physicians in North Carolina, 1966
398. W. W. Francis, tributes, undated
399. Various Osler articles written by Davison, undated
402. Osler's Textbook Revisited, 1967
405. Duke alumni in World War II, undated
406. Jews, undated
407. Voting, by Nevil Shute, undated
408. Wellington Quotation, undated
409. Horoscope, undated
410. Puerto Rico, undated
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412. Blood Transfusions and Hepatitis, undated
413. Letter regarding use of manuscripts and correspondence, undated
414. Patients. Duke University Medical Center, 1931-1967
415. Yellow Fever, undated
416. History of World Pediatrics, Hammurabi to Gesell, Symposium, 1961
417. History of Pediatrics in North Carolina, 1966
418. John P. McGovern tribute, 1967
419. Sleep and Seconal, undated
420. New medical schools, undated
421. Sikkim, undated
422. Suydam family history, undated
423. J. Lamar Callaway's Alpha Omega Alpha Talk, 1966
424. Jay M. Arena's tribute, undated
425. Dipsomania (J. T. Nicholson), undated
426. Contributors to Duke University Medical Center history, undated
428. Women in medicine, undated
429. Haiti, undated
433. William H. Welch letter to Davison, 1927
435. Contents of dean's traveling bag, undated
436. Community hospital internships, folder 1, undated
436. Community hospital internships, folder 2, undated
438. Conforming hospital beds, undated
441. L. H. Fountain Research Committee correspondence, undated
442. Compleat Medical Care, undated
443. South American trip, 1961
446. William A. Perlzweig, undated
448. Inheritance of Longevity, undated
449. Tribute to Clarence E. Gardner, 1968
450. Election as Duke Endowment Trustee, 1961
451. Duke University Medical Center alumni Reunion, 1967
452. Alan Gregg lecture, Society Challenges, undated
453. Intelligence and ability, undated
454. Prohibition, undated
457. Nolle Bastardo Carborundum, by Charles Wilson, undated
458. Negroes at Duke Hospital, 1967
459. Diplomas and other Documents Donated to Duke University Medical Library, 1967
460. Caps, Gowns, Hoods, Donated to Duke University, undated
463. Davison's arrival in America, undated
464. Regimen Vitae and Miscellaneous Notes on Diet, undated
465. Airplanes, undated
466. Football, undated
467. William H. Welch, Walter Reed and Yellow Fever, undated
468. Italy and Sicily, undated
469. Europe, 1932
470. International Pediatric Congresses, undated
471. Letter, Duke University Press, undated
473. Mexico, 1939
476. Durham Hospitals, undated
477. Hanes Gate and the Iris Gardens, undated
479. Roaring Gap, N. C., undated
480. St. Cuthbert and the Dun Cow, undated
481. Europe, 1933
482. Cyclotron, undated
483. Robert W. Monroe's letter, 1955
484. Frederic and Elizabeth Hanes, undated
485. Honolulu, undated
486. Japan, Shanghai and Manila, 1949
487. Centenary of Osler's birth, undated
488. Omaha, 1949
489. Guatemala and Mexico, 1949-1950
490. Europe, 1950
491. Twentieth anniversary of the Duke University Medical Center, undated
492. Korean War, 1950
493. Hiroshima and Europe, 1951
494. Resignation as Pediatric Chairman, 1954
495. Taiwan, Ceylon, Cairo, 1954
496. Cairo, 1956
497. Thirtieth Year at Duke, 1957
498. Europe (NATO) and Paris, 1957
499. Educational Council for Foreign Medical Services, undated
500. Executive Reserve, Operation Alert, undated
501. Survival School at Stead Air Force base, undated
502. Dr. Jeana Levinthal's Thymus and Leukemia, undated
503. Innerspring Mattresses, undated
505. Sea Level Hospital, undated
506. 50th Wedding anniversary letters, 1967
507. St. Croix and Virgin Islands, undated
510. Origins of the Duke Medical Library, transcript, undated
511. Davison issue of Duke Medical Alumni Newsletter, 1968
512. Review, A Louisiana Doctor Serves the British, undated
513. Wine in Medical Practice, undated
514. Robert A. (Daddy) Ross Tribute, 1965
515. Durham Chamber of Commerce and Merchants, undated
516. Duke's Mixture: Davison's Saga, by Jay M. Arena, undated
517. Duke Hospital budget, 1942-1943
520. North Carolina Art Certificate, undated
524. Comite International de la Neutralite de la Medicine, 1968
525. North Carolina Pediatric Society Membership, undated
526. North Carolina Medical License, 1928
527. Osler and Children, undated
528. Ages of the Davisons at Death, undated
529. Wilder Penfield's letter to Ragnar Granit regarding Charles S. Sherrington, 1968
530. Bengt and Son, Donald Hamilton, undated
531. Elizabeth Peck Hanes, undated
532. Davison's Medical Course and Internship, undated
533. Billy Carmichael's Wreck letter, 1956
534. Administration of Duke School of Medicine, undated
536. Memories of Sir William Osler, folder 1, 1969
536. Memories of Sir William Osler, folder 2, 1969
536. Memories of Sir William Osler, folder 3, 1969
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536. Memories of Sir William Osler, folder 4, 1969
536. Memories of Sir William Osler, folder 5, 1969
536. Memories of Sir William Osler, folder 6, 1969
537. Osler as a Leader, Walter C. Alvarez, undated
538. Typhoid Vaccine, undated
539. Article on Davison in Allegheny News, 1968
540. Letter, Percy M. Dawson regarding Dr. Saike, undated
541. Pediatrics and Child Welfare, undated
542. Deryl Hart's Private Diagnostic Clinic, undated
543. William B. Bean, articles on Osler, undated
544. Reprints on Sir William Osler by Davison, undated
545. Charles G. Roland's article on Osler, undated
546. Learning Medicine, undated
547. Ancestors, undated
548. Growing up in Michigan, 1892-1895
549. Growing up, 1895-1898
550. Growing up in Brooklyn and Long Island, 1897-1898
551. Childhood, 1898-1905
552. Youth in Jamaica, 1905-1910
553. Princeton, 1909-1913
554. Oxford University, 1913-1914
555. World War I, 1914-1915
556. Oxford, 1915-1916
557. Poem about Duke Hospital, undated
563. Tribute to Marshall I. Pickens, 1968
564. Davison Club, undated
565. Cornerstones at Duke, undated
566. William Stewart Halsted, undated
567. Mastership card in The American College, undated
568. Wiley D. Forbus' letter regarding faculty memorials, undated
570. Articles about Duke nurses, 1969
571. Pediatric house staff, 1930-1954
572. Graduation of first class, 1932
573. First Division dinner, 1969-1970
577. Osler ivy planting, 1969
578. Roaring Gap cottages, 1951
579. Letters of Army medical students, 1969
580. Duke alumni meeting, 1969
582. Poem by J. Cameron Hawkin, Old 1913 Crocks, undated
583. Certificate of Election. American Academy of Pediatrics, 1935
584. Book of Health, undated
585. Duke Art Museum, undated
586. Anlyan on Medical Education, undated
587a. Base Hospital #65, undated
587b. Base Hospital #65 and Beresford correspondence, undated
588. Countries and cities of medical interest, undated
591. Hanes Memorial, undated
592. North Carolina Medical Journal, October, 1961
594. Davison's last dean's report, undated
596. Anecdotes, undated
599. Clarence Poe comment on Davison's handwriting, undated
600. Pat Cushing's Death, 1969
604. Davison Library (John P. McGovern), undated
607. Davison Circle Ceremony, 1969
613. Correspondence, Terry Sanford, 1969
615. Humanism in Medicine Symposium, folder 1, undated
615. Humanism in Medicine Symposium, folder 2, undated
616. Durham Veteran's Administration Hospital, Bonne and Bradley, undated
618. Letter to grandmother, 1900
619. C. F. Krige, undated
622. Wills File, undated
624. Dr. Hinohara's letter, June 30, 1971
626. Fortieth anniversary at Duke University, undated
627. Aging, by Frank Berry, undated
628. Marion Burr Atkins, undated
629. Westerns and other Paperbacks, July 1971
631. Dorothy and Joseph Beard, undated
632. A. Duncan Gardner, undated
633. Davison Society, undated
634. Family Practice (Stead and Estes), 1971
635. Laetitia Telfer, undated
636. Proposed Family Practice Residency, undated
637. Enzyme Research, undated
638. Table Wines, undated
639. Chauncey D. Leake, undated
640. Checker Auto, undated
641. Claudication, undated
642. Howard A. Rusk, undated
643. Jeana Levinthal's San Rafael House, undated
644. Vascular Exercises, undated
645. Wilburt C. Davison professorships, undated
646. Permission to use papers, 1971
649. 80th Birthday, undated
652. Pediatric Murals, undated

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Contains publishedarticles,manuscript materials, and othershort writings. Also containschapters andwritings fromThe Compleat Pediatrician. Materials range in date from1916-1969.
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0. Wilburt Cornell Davison, Publications, 1916-1961
1. The Future of American Medicine, 1952
2. The Training of a Hospital Administrator, 1948
3. The Future of Medical Education, 1946
4. Medical Education in Europe, 1946
5. Duodenal and Gastric Tables and Determination, undated, undated
6. Changes in Medical Education and Patient Care, 1952
7. Pediatric Care Under the North Carolina Plan, 1949
8. Virus Encephalitis, 1946
9. Kidney Disease in Children, 1946
11. Virus and other Encephalitis, 1946
13. Conditions in Childhood Characterized by Acute Abdominal Symptoms, 1946
14. The Pediatric Shift, 1949
15. Childhood Cancer, folder 1, 1951
15. Childhood Cancer, folder 2, 1953
15. Childhood Cancer, folder 3, 1956
16. Rural General Practice in Groups, 1947
17. Osler's Influence, 1949
18. Better Health, Today and Tomorrow, Through Medicine, 1947
19. Shigellosis, 1947
20. Reminiscences of Sir William Osler, 1949
21. Let's Give the Medical Schools Back to the Students, 1950
22. Learning Pediatrics, 1947
23. The Story of Yellow Fever, undated, undated
24. Medical Student Migration, 1945
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29C. The Evolution of Infant Feeding (Correspondence Relating to Manuscript), 1951
29D. The Evolution of Infant Feeding and the Advantages and Disadvantages of Soured Milk, undated
30. Compulsory Health Insurance. Who is Fooling Whom?, undated, undated
31. John Howland. The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of His Birth, 1949
32. Postgraduate Medical Education and Internships, 1940
34. Programs to Provide More Physicians, 1951
35. A Viscometic Method for the Quantitative Determination of Amylase, 1924
36. The Cost of Undergraduate Medical Instruction in an Endowed School, 1952
37. Clinic on Poisoning, 1947
40. Amylase distribution experiments, Holt, 1924
41. Digitalis Therapy in Cardiac Decompensation in Children, undated, undated
42. The Origin of Obstetric Nurseries, 1953
43. Varieties of Lactose Fermenting Organisms in the Stools of Adults and Children Suffering from Dysentery and Simple Diarrhea, undated, undated
44. Changes in Pediatric Practice, 1953
45. Hospital administrators, undated, undated
47. Rooming-in, 1952
48. Compulsory rooming, ward and private newborn service at Duke Hospital (McBryde and Davison), 1950
49. Gaucher's disease, 1926
50. Contagious diseases, undated, undated
51. Syphilis, undated, undated
52. Some measures for the prevention of diphtheria, 1926
53. Religio Medici Moderni, 1938
54. Nursing as the Foundation of Medicine, 1935
56. The Amylase. Accelerator and Anti-Trypsin of Normal Human Serum, undated, undated
57. Preventive Pediatrics, 1935
66. The Future of Pediatrics, 1938
67. Hepatitis and Its Risk from Blood and Plasma Transfusions, 1953
68. The Role, Problems, Responsibilities, and Training of Hospital Administrator, 1948
72. The Reduction of Communicable Diseases Among Troops and Children During the National Defense Program, 1941
74. Southern Medical Schools and Physicians of the Past Century and a Half, 1939
78. A Program to Provide More Physicians and to Increase the Income of Medical Schools (J. E. Markee, J. S. Harris and W. C. Davison), 1948
80. Heredity and Genetics, 1942
88. The Medical and Hospital Facilities Available to Children in North Carolina, 1941
103. Pediatrics Therapeutics, 1935
107. Relation of the Concentration of Starch Suspensions to Their Viscosity, 1941
110. The First Ten Years of Duke University School of Medicine and Duke Hospital, 1941
111. An Apparatus for Determination of Vital Capacity of Infants, 1941
114. John Howland, 1949
115. Medical and Psychological Teamwork in the Care of Chronically Ill Children, 1954
117. The Golden Age of Medicine, 1954
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144. A Bacteriological Consideration of Bacillary Dysentery in Adults and Children, undated, undated
146. Enzyme Book, galley and page proofs, 1926
148. Miscellaneous notes, undated, undated
150. Pertussis Vaccine, 1921
151. The Isolation of B. Dysenteriae (Flexner) from the Urine of an Infant with Dysentery, undated, undated
153. The Selection of Medical Students, 1927
154. The Relationship of a Dental School to Duke University, undated, undated
156. Infantile Diarrhea, 1928
157. Address on cardiac disease in children, 1928
158. M. D. Degree Five Years After High School, 1928
159. Elimination of Milk-Borne Disease, 1933
160. Filterable Substance Antagonistic to Dysentery and Other Organisms, undated, undated
161. Duke Endowment, 1934
162. Case reports, 1930s
163. Pediatric diagnoses, 1936
164. Failure of Yeast Therapy in the Feeding of Infants, 1922
166. Observations on the Properties of Bacteriolysants, 1921
167. Sero-Therapy of Bacillary Dysentery in Children, 1920
168. A Bacteriological and Clinical Consideration of Bacillary Dysentery in Adults and Children, 1920-1922
170. Why Education?, 1932, 1938
171. Liberalizing the curriculum, 1927
172. Reflections on the medical book and journal situation, 1935
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123. Chronic Tubular Nephritis (Nephrosis) in Children and Its Relationship to Other Forms of Nephritis, 1926
131. Pediatric Notes, 1925
133. The Factors Which Affect the Distribution of Physicians and Hospitals in the South, 1939
134. The Effect of the Reaction of the Medium on the Activity of the Diastase, 1924
135. Postwar Planning for Medical Education, 1943
136. Poliomyelitis, 1935
137. The Divisions of the So-called Flexner Group of Dysentery Bacilli, 1920
140. Diagnosis of Enteric Fever by Agglutination Test,, 1916?
142. The Epidemiology of Post Influenzal Pneumonia in Diploccus Intracellularis Meningitis was Isolated, undated, undated
143. Epydema in Infants Under Two Years of Age, 1927
186. Treatment of Bacillary Dysentery in Children, 1923
195. Chickenpox and Pregnancy in the 1820's -- There Ain't Nothing New, 1950
198. Parker Suspension Appliance, undated, undated
200. Recruiting and Training Country Doctors, 1950
210. The Case for and Against the Extension of the Socialization of American Medicine, 1941
211. Encyclopedia on Education, 1942
212. A Rapid Method for the Detection of Meningococcus Carriers, undated, undated
213. Dedication of the department of neuropsychiatry, 1940
214. Infant deaths and their prevention, 1938
216. The Superiority of Inoculations with Mixed Triple Vaccine, folder 1, 1918
216. The Superiority of Inoculations with Mixed Triple Vaccine, folder 2, 1918
218. Duke University Medical Center and Duke Hospital dedication, 1931
219. Enuresis, undated
221 A. The Facts of Life, undated (later title: Learning Medicine) manuscript materials, part A, undated
221 A. The Facts of Life, undated (later title: Learning Medicine) manuscript materials, part B, undated
221 A. The Facts of Life, undated (later title: Learning Medicine) manuscript materials, part D, undated
221 A. The Facts of Life, undated (later title: Learning Medicine) manuscript materials, part E, undated
221 A. The Facts of Life, undated (later title: Learning Medicine) manuscript materials, part F, undated
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221 A. The Facts of Life, undated (later title: Learning Medicine) manuscript materials, part G, undated
221 A. The Facts of Life, undated (later title: Learning Medicine) manuscript materials, part H, undated
221 A. The Facts of Life, undated (later title: Learning Medicine) manuscript materials, part I, undated
221 A. The Facts of Life, undated (later title: Learning Medicine) manuscript materials, part J, undated
221 A. The Facts of Life, undated (later title: Learning Medicine) manuscript materials, part K, undated
221 A. The Facts of Life, undated (later title: Learning Medicine) manuscript materials, part L, undated
223. Readjustments of Returning Medical Officers, 1944
225. The Effect of the Reaction of the Substrate on the Serum Amylase and Amylase. Accelerator, 1942
226. The Tenth Birthday Party of Duke University School of Medicine and Duke Hospital, 1940
227. Medical schools and physicians in the south, 1938
228. Greetings from Duke University School of Medicine at the laying of the cornerstone of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest College, 1941
229. The Growth of the Schools of Medicine Nursing, and Dietetics, and Duke Hospital, 1930-1940
230. Chemical and Enzymic Studies of the Duodenal Contents of Infants, 1941
232. British Anti-Research Regulations, undated, undated
242. Presentation of Greetings for the Delegates at the Dedication Exercises of the New Buildings of the Department of Medicine of the University of Virginia, 1929
243. The Significance of present entrance requirements, 1931
244. Sir William Osler and an Oxford medical student, undated, undated
245. Diagnosis of Disease in Children, 1933
246. Prevalence of and Susceptibility to Diphtheria and Scarlet Fever in North Carolina, (W. B. Mayer and W. C. Davison), 1928
247. Treatment and Prevention of Disease by Serums and Vaccines, 1924
248. Gastric Analyses, undated, undated
259a. Costs of Medical Teaching, 1950
259b. Costs of Medical Teaching, 1948
259c. Costs of Medical Teaching, 1946
260. Rhodes Scholarships, 1933
261. Value of a Princeton Preparation for Medicine, 1934
263. Suggested Report of the Committee on Health of the Durham Chamber of Commerce, 1928
264. Duke University School of Nursing, 1928
265. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Pediatrics, 1929
266. Radio address about Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Hospital, 1929
267. Costs of medical care, 1933
268. Epidemiology of Infantile Diarrhea, 1928
269. Hospital Insurance, 1928
270. Impressions of Soviet Russia, 1935
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274. Pediatric Progress, 1 of 2, 1954
278. History of the 65th General Hospital, 1958
280. Osler's influence on modern medicine, 1954
285. The Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic, 1955
288. Prevention of Vital Lymphoid Leukemia of mice by Thymectomy, 1959
289. Community hospital internships and general practice, folder 1, 1960-1963
289. Community hospital internships and general practice, folder 2, 1960-1963
290. Compleat, Continuing, Comprehensive and Total Medical Care, Health Supervision, and Rehabilitation, 1957
292. Present Day Immunization Policies for Children, 1959
293. Atomic Medicine, 1958
295. The dedication of the Watson S. Rankin Health Center of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 1959-1960
297. Pediatrics in Formosa (Taiwan), 1958

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Series: Medicine in North Carolina Subject Files, 1916-1972expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Includes subject files pertaining to the health care education activities of Davison, his colleagues at Duke and other universities in North Carolina. Also includes some autobiographical writings.
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3. Compleat Medical Care, undated, undated
4. Crowds I Have Met, 1972
5. Dean's Corner: Letter to alumni, 1960
7. The Evolution of Therapy: A Plea For Treating the Patient as well as His Disease, 1939
8. The Failure of Enzymic Therapy in Infant Feeding, 1942
9. Forecast of Duke University Schools of Medicine, 1955-1960
10. Full-time teachers of medicine, 1962
11. The History of Pediatrics in North Carolina, 1966
12. History of the Medical Schools in North Carolina, undated, undated
13. Improving International Relations, undated, undated
14. Letter to alumni, 1957
15. Loan funds versus scholarships for medical students, 1942
16. Medical and health evolution, 1942
17. Meeting your directors, 1955
18. Memories of Sir William Osler, undated, undated
19. My Experience with the British Anti-Research Regulations, undated, undated
20. My Medical Course and Internship, undated
21. Names, undated, undated
22. New medical schools, 1964
23. On Rounds with Osler, 1972
24. Opportunities in the Practice of Medicine, 1940
25. The Optimal Reaction in the Starch-Liquefying Activity of the Duodenal Amylase of Infants, 1942
26. Origins of the Duke Hospital Medical Library, 1962
27. Osler's Last Illness, 1952
28. Osler's Opposition to full-time Clinical Professors, undated, undated
29. Osler's Opposition to whole-time Clinical Professors, undated, undated
30. The Preventable and Curable Diseases of Children, 1933
31. Qualities Which a Medical Student and Physician Should Have or Develop, 1941
32. Reminiscences of Wilburt Davison at Oxford, undated, undated
33. Report of Consultant, undated, undated
34. Report on Prophylactic Vaccination with B. Typhosus, B Paratyphosus (A) and B Paratyphosus, 1917
35. Respiratory diseases in children, 1941
36. Some of the accomplishments of the faculty and students of the Duke University Medical Center, 1927-1966
37. Speeches, talks, and presentations, undated
38. The Talk Which Was Not Made on October 5th, undated, undated
39. A Tribute to Mrs. Mildred Farrar, undated, undated

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Series: Reprints, 1915-1969expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains bound volumes and individual reprints of articles and short writings by Davison. Materials are arranged chronologically.
Subseries: Reprints, 1924-1927
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Collected reprints, undated
Subseries: Reprints, 1915-1969
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10. Divisions of the So Called Flexner Group of Dysentery Bacilli, 1920
12. The Isolation of B. Dysenteriae (Flexner), undated
13. A Bacteriological Study of the Fecal Flora of Infants and Children (the Lack of Assn. of Nutritional Disorders with a So-called Putrefactive Intestinal Flora), 1921
14. The Serotherapy of Bacillary Dysentery in Children, 1921
16. The Bacteriolysant Therapy of Bacillary in Children, 1922
20. A Bacteriological and Clinical Consideration of Bacillary Dysentery in Adults and Children, 1922
22. The Bacteriology of Diarrhea in Infants, 1924
26. The Duodenal Contents of Infants in Health, and During and Following Diarrhea, 1925
27. Gastric Analyses in Normal Infants and in Those Convalescent from Diarrhea, 1925
29. An Apparatus for the Rapid Preparation of Protein Milk, 1925
43. The Duke University School of Medicine, 1927
44. Tubular Nephritis (Nephrosis) in Children and Its Relationship to Other Forms of Nephritis, 1927
45. The Selection of Medical Students, 1927
48. The Prevalence of and Susceptibility to Diphtheria and Scarlet Fever in North Carolina, 1929
53. An M.D. Degree Five Years After High School, 1928
54. Empyema in Infants Under Two Years of Age, 1928
55. Liberalizing the Curriculum, 1928
57. Two Additional Years in College Versus Two More Years in Hospital, 1930
58. Fourteen Distinguished Physicians and Surgeons, 1931
59. The Significance of Present Entrance requirements, 1931
60.James Lawrence Cabell, 1931
61. Effect of the Depression on Health, 1933
62. Pediatrics. What Is It?, 1933
70. Elimination of Milk-Borne Disease, 1935
71. Round Table Discussion on Bacillary Dysentery, 1935
72. Pediatric Therapeutics, 1935
73. Brucellosis, 1936
74. Pediatric Diagnosis, 1936
75. Poliomyelitis. A Resume, undated
77. A Survey of Medical Education in the South, undated, undated
80. Conditions Characterized by Acute Abdominal Symptoms in Childhood, 1938
81. The Evolution of Therapy. A Plea for Treating the Patient as Well as His Disease, 1938
83. The Future of American Pediatrics, 1939
84. Southern Medical Schools and Physicians of the Past Century and a Half, 1940
85. Preventive Pediatrics, 1940
88. Opportunities in the Practice of Medicine, 1940
90. The Medical and Hospital Facilities Available to Children in North Carolina, 1941
91. Qualities Which a Medical Student and Physician Should Have or Develop, 1941
92. The First Ten years of Duke University School of Medicine and Duke Hospital, 1941
94. Reduction of Communicable Diseases Among Troops and Children During National Defense Program, 1941
95. The Future of Pediatrics, 1941
96. An Apparatus for Determination of Vital Capacity of Infants, 1942
97. Reflections on the Medical Book and Journal Situation, 1942
98. Nutritional requirements of Children, 1942
99. The Treatment of Respiratory Diseases in Children, 1942
100. Amylase, Accelerating Action of Gastric Contents, 1942
101. Loan Funds Versus Scholarships for Medical Students, 1942
102. Difficulties in the Enzymic Titration of Duodenal Contents, 1942
104. Relation of the Concentration of Starch Suspensions to their Viscosity, 1942
105. Heredity and Genetics, 1942
196. Optimal Reaction for Starch-Liquefying Activity of Duodenal Amylase of Infants, 1942
107. Relation of the Concentration of Starch Suspensions to Their Use as Substrates for the Amylase of the Duodenal Contents of Infants, 1942
108. The Effect of the Hydrogen-Ion and Starch Concentration of the Substrate on Serum Amylase and Amylase, Accelerator of Serum, 1942
109. Enzymic Therapy in Infant Feeding, 1942
110. Medical and Health Evolution in Durham, North Carolina, 1943
111. Medical Education and the Distribution of Physicians and Hospitals in the South, 1943
113. Nursing as the Foundation of Medicine, 1943
115. Should American Medicine be Socialized?, 1943
116. Chemical and Enzymic Studies of the Duodenal Contents of Infants, 1943
118. Postwar Planning for Medical Education, 1944
119. Readjustment of Returning Medical Officers, 1944
120. The Serbian Tyhpus Epidemic, 1915, 1944
122. Postwar Medical Education, 1945
124. The Plan in North Carolina, 1945
125. The German University Medical Schools During the Occupation, 1946
127. The Future of Medical Education, 1946
129. Medical Student Migration, 1946
131. Sir William Osler Reminiscences, 1949
132. Medical Education in Europe, 1947
134. Conference at Duke Hospital Clinic on Nephritis and Nephrosis, 1947
135. Conditions in Childhood Characterized by Acute Abdominal Symptoms, 1947
136. Conference at Duke Hospital Clinic on Poisoning, 1948
137. Lye Poisoning in Children, 1948
138. Better Health-Today and Tomorrow, Through Medicine, 1948
139. Rural General Practice in Groups, 1948
141. Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Pediatric Education in Medical Schools, 1948
145. John Howland: The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of His Birth, undated, undated
146. Osler's Influence, 1950
147. Sir William Osler, Memories, 1949
149. Pediatric Care Under the North Carolina Plan, 1950
150. Health Legislation and the Shortage Physicians, 1950
151. The Pediatric Shift, 1949
152. Recruiting and Training Country Doctors, 1951
153. Meet the Dean, 1951
154. Childhood Cancer (Tumors, Leukemia and Hodgkin's Disease), 1953
155. To the Editor (The Journal of Pediatrics), 1951
156. Programs to Provide More Physicians, 1951
158. Cost of Undergraduate Medical Instruction in an Endowed School, 1952
164. The Role, Problems, Responsibilities and Training of a Hospital Administrator, 1954
165. The Origin of Obstetric Nurseries, 1954
166. Medical and Psychological Team Work in the Care of Chronically Ill Children, 1955
167. The Golden Age of Medicine, 1955
168. Changes in Medical Education and Patient Care, 1954
169. Pediatric Progress, 1954
170. Sees Need for Speed-Up in Medical Training, 1954
171. Osler's Influence on Modern Medicine, 1955
172. John Howland, 1955
173. Rooming In, 1955
174. Viral Hepatitis and Its Risk from Blood and Plasma Transfusion, 1955-1960
175. The Evolution of Infant Feeding and the Advantages and Disadvantages of Soured Milk Mixtures, 1956
176. The Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic, 1956
179. To The Editor (The Journal of Pediatrics), 1957
180. John Ruhrah, 1957
181. A Note on Air-Conditioning in Infancy, 1957
182. To The Editor (The Journal of Pediatrics), 1957
183. Preventive and Therapeutic Pediatrics, 1958
184. British, American Pediatrics and Child Care: General Practitioners, Consulting and Practicing Pediatricians, Pediatric Education, 1958
185. Atomic Medicine, 1958
186. Pediatrics in Taiwan (Formosa), 1959
187. The Advantages of BCG Vaccination in Preventing Tuberculosis, 1958
188. Progress in Child Health, 1958
191. History of Base Hospital Number 65, 1959
192. Immunizations for Children, 1959
194. Medical Center Report, 1959-1960
195. Dr. Watson S. Rankin, 1960
197. My Experience With the British Anti-Research Regulations, 1960
198. Sweating Sickness, 1960
199. The Relationship Between Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, 1961
200. Let's Give the Medical Schools Back to the Students, 1963 1964
202. The Talk That Was Not Made on October Fifth, 1961
203. Friedreich's Ataxia, 1962
204. The Birth of Blue Cross, 1964
205. General Practice Versus Specialization, 1965
207. The Basis of Sir William Osler's Influence, undated
209. Memories of Sir William Osler, 1969

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Series: Manuscripts on Davison and Duke University History, 1950-1979expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains writings, manuscripts and indices pertaining to Davison's experiences at Duke University. Many of these writings are collaborative efforts between Davison and other faculty members. Pagination varies greatly between folders. Materials range in date from 1950 to 1979.
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Appendices index, undated
Learning Medicine index, undated
The Changing Image of Duke University Medical Center, 1963
Descriptive bibliography of major works, 1968
The Thin Book, draft, pages 1-529a, folder 1, undated
The Thin Book, draft, pages 1-529a, folder 2, undated
The Thin Book, draft, pages 1-529a, folder 3, undated
The Thin Book, draft, multiple paginations, folder 1, undated
The Thin Book, draft, multiple paginations, folder 2, undated
The Thin Book, draft, multiple paginations, folder 3, undated
Davison of Duke, Reminiscences, correspondence regarding publishing personal materials, 1971-1979
Learning Medicine, Volume 1, folder 1, 1958
Learning Medicine, Volume 1, folder 2, 1958
Learning Medicine, Volume 1, folder 3, 1958
Learning Medicine, Volume 1, folder 4, 1958
Learning Medicine, Volume 2, folder 1, undated
Learning Medicine, Volume 2, folder 2, undated
Learning Medicine, Volume 2, folder 3, undated
Learning Medicine, final edited copy, folder 1, 1963
Learning Medicine, final edited copy, folder 2, 1963
Learning Medicine, final edited copy, folder 3, 1963

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Series: Scrapbooks and Memorabilia, 1886-1964expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains scrapbooks and memorabilia pertaining to the Davison family, Princeton University, Merton College and Oxford University, sporting events, academics, and publications. Scrapbook 1 contains memorabilia from Princeton University, Merton College at Oxford University, holidays, and vacations. Scrapbook 2 contains memorabilia from Merton College and Oxford University, including academic, sports, and social events. Materials range in date from 1886 to 1961.
Subseries: Scrapbooks, undated
Box 44
Scrapbook 1: [1913], 64 pages, undated
Scrapbook 2: [1914], 64 pages, undated
Box 45
Scrapbook 3: [Fortieth Anniversary of the Duke Endowment], 1964
Subseries: Memorabilia, undated
Box 46
Family, James C. Cornell resolution, 1886
Duke University School of Medicine, first graduating class, commencement exercises program, 1932
Quarterdeck Yacht Club welcome letter, 1953
Modern Medicine cover, signed by Davison, 1960
North Carolina Medical Journal, W.C. Davison issues, 1961
Frontispiece of The Compleat Angler, used for The Compleat Pediatrician frontispiece, undated

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Series: Honors and Testimonials, 1931, 1952, 1961expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains materials honoring Davison during retirement. Contains a testimonial and bound volumes personal notes from friends and colleagues on the occasion of his retirement.
Subseries: Mementoes of Symposium and Testimonial Dinner, 1931, 1961
Box 46
Volume 1, folder 1, undated
Volume 1, folder 2, undated
Volume 1, folder 3, undated
Volume 2, folder 1, undated
Volume 2, folder 2, undated
Volume 2, folder 3, undated
Volume 3, folder 1, undated
Volume 3, folder 2, undated
Volume 3, folder 3, undated
Volume 4, folder 1, undated
Volume 4, folder 2, undated
Volume 4, folder 3, undated
A Testimonial of Appreciation, 1952
Yale University Response, 1931

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Series: Photographs and Negatives, 1892-1972expand/collapseExpand/collapse

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Contains photographs, negatives, slides, and scrapbooks pertaining to Davison's family, education, associates and colleagues, and professional activities.
Box 47
Albums 1 and 2: World War I and travels, undated
Album 3: World War I and travels, undated
Box 48
Family and personal, early, including preschool, childhood, siblings, and parents, undated
Davison portraits, undated
Unidentified Photographs of Davison and Cornell Families, undated
Princeton University, undated
Atala Thayer Scudder, including childhood and adulthood., undated
Davison Family Photographs, Wife, Children, undated
Wilburt and Atala Davison, undated
Davison In 1960, for Greensboro Daily News, undated
Retirement (Davison and Lincoln Continental car received as gift), undated
Fairways, Davison's Home In Hope Valley, Durham North Carolina, undated
Turnage's Barbeque, undated
Davison father and grandfather, and male relatives, undated
Davison mother, grandmothers, and female relatives, undated
Davison Parents, undated
Davison portrait painting and presentation, 1939
Portrait, stretched and framed by Dr. L. Moses, also includes personal note of admiration, 1968
Davison's friends and acquaintances (includes Robert A. Strong, Walter Bierring, Hyman L. Goldstein, Frank J. Goodnow, Thomas B. Futcher, A. Hollis Edens, Watson S. Rankin, Col. George Matthews, David Swinny, Sam Smith), undated
Rhodes Scholars, reunions, folder 1, 1933, 1951
Rhodes Scholars, reunions, folder 2, 1933, 1951
Johns Hopkins Medical School Class of 1917, 40th Reunion, folder 1, 1957
Johns Hopkins Medical School Class of 1917, 40th Reunion, folder 2, 1957
Osler ivy planting, 1970
McGovern, Jack and Kathy, 1966-1970
Conferences and associations, 1951-1959
Pediatrics Societies, 1950-1956
Board Meetings, 1963, 1967
Chief Consultants, Virginia and Washington, D.C., 1953
Osler Forum At Galveston, 1970
Roaring Gap, North Carolina, undated
Japan, 1949-1951
Maryknoll Sisters' Clinic, Pusan, Korea, 1959
Trip To Guatemala and Costa Rica, 1943
Trip To Haiti, 1945
Ground Breaking For New Hanover County Hospital, 1963
Inter-American Institute, Chapel Hill, 1941
Colleagues from Duke University, 1953-1956
Davison with Students, 1934-1953
Medical Center Library and Trent Room, undated
Senior Classes visiting Squibb Drug Company, 1965
Duke University Commencements, 1932-1949
Commonwealth of Children Symposium, 1961
Duke Pediatric Society Meetings, 1957-1960
Davison Club, 1969
Alfred Shands banquet, 1969
Medical students, social, 1958-1960
Medal of Commemoration, Duke University School of Medicine, 1969
Institute Of Nuclear Studies, 1950
Inventions, Respirometer, Spirometer, and Infant Lung Pressure Apparatus, 1930
School of Medicine staff at dinner, undated, includes Alyea, Handler, Davison, Bernheim, Carter, Harris, Forbus, Handler, Hetherington, undated, undated
World War I, undated
Davison in uniform, undated
Serbia, undated
France and England, 1918
World War II, advisory capacity (includes photos taken at Duke University, Wurzburg, Germany, and Fort Knox), 1945
Military, other, includes NATO, Alaska, Honolulu, HI, and U.S.S. Independence, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Medical Library, U.S. Naval Medical School, U.S. Naval Facilities, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 1948-1963
Inspections, 1957-1958
Traveling, 1950
Unidentified photographs, undated
Churches Dr. Davison's father served, undated
Talk Cards, A-Z, folder 1, undated
Talk Cards, A-Z, folder 2, undated
Talk Cards, A-Z, folder 3, undated
Talk Cards, A-Z, folder 4, undated
Talk Cards, A-Z, folder 5, undated
Talk Cards, A-Z, folder 6, undated
Talk Cards, A-Z, folder 7, undated

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Series: A2004-002: Correspondence, 1964-1972expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Box 49
A2004-002: Correspondence, 1964-1970
A2004-002: Correspondence, 1970-1972

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Series: Speeches, 1950-1963expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Box 50
Speech notes, ordered alphabetically by subject, 1950-1963

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Series: Regalia of Davison Family, undatedexpand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains robes, hoods, drapes, and caps from various academic institutions including Yale University, Princeton University, and Oxford University. The majority of regalia are identified with the initials or name of Wilburt Cornell Davison. Also included is the regalia of Davison's father, William L. Davison, Atala Thayer Scudder, and members of the Scudder family. Materials are stored in oversized boxes.
Box Wardrobe 1
Robe, undated
Robe, undated
Robe, undated
Robe, undated
Box 50
Graduation cap, undated
Box 51
Graduation cap, undated
Graduation cap, undated
Graduation cap, undated
Graduation cap, undated
Academic hood (blue and black with white fur), undated
Academic hood (orange, black, and beige), undated
Academic hood (purple and black), undated
Academic hood (gold and black), undated
Academic hood (green, yellow, and black), undated
Academic hood (blue, silver, and black), undated
Academic hood (gold, brown, and black), undated

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Series: A2005-049, Writings and Reprints, 1926-1943expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains writings pertaining to the naming of the wards in Duke Hospital, planting of Osler ivy, graduation of the first class of the School of Medicine, a hearing on general statutes where Davison put forth a new definition of osteopathy, and remarks concerning John Howland.
Box 53
Remarks to the First Graduation Class of the Medical Society on the Occasion of the Planting of a Sprig of Osler Ivy from 13, Norham Gardens, by William S. Thayer, undated
American Medical Association correspondence regarding a hearing before the subcommittee of House Committee on the Judiciary testimony, 1943
Davison and other's remarks during a memorial service for John Howland, 1927
John Howland, (1873-1926), 1926
Original materials and reprints for Remarks at the Unveiling of a Plaque in Memory of John Howland, 1930
Original materials and reprints for Duke Hospital Ward Names and Fourteen Distinguished Physicians and Surgeons, 1930
The Duke University School of Medicine, read before the Medical Society of the State of North Carolina, 1937

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Series: A2012-038: Construction plans, 1929expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Box FF1-3
Davison's copy of the original plans for the Duke University Medical School and Hospital (with annotations), 1929

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Series: Diplomas and Awards, 1887-1969expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Box FF1-3
Diplomas and Awards, 1, 1887-1931
Diplomas and Awards, 2, 1932-1969

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Series: W. C. Davison Scrapbook: Osler Correspondence, 1913-1950expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Series Overview
Contains treated scrapbook and bound digital print copy of letters and articles between Dean Wilburt C. Davison and Sir William and Lady Grace Osler. The first page of this scrapbook bears the inscription: "Wilburt Cornell Davison from William Osler, in memory of Oxford, July 27, 1916". Material consists largely of letters from Sir William Osler and his wife, Lady Grace Osler, to Dean Davison. There are also letters from Lady Grace Osler to Davison's wife, Atala Thayer Davison, and from Lady Grace's sister, Susan R. Chapin to Davison. Newsclippings include articles either by or relating to Osler and obituaries of Osler's and of Lady Osler's death. There is also a short manuscript by Davison, "Sir Williams Osler's story of his life."
Box 54
Original, undated
Bound digital print copy, undated
Osler Index & Notes, undated

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Some oversized photographs and diplomas are located in the map cabinet.

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