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Guide to the Wiley D. Forbus Records, 1849-1979 (MC.0032)

Abstract

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

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
MC.0032
Title
Wiley D. Forbus Records
Date
1849-1979
Creator
Forbus, Wiley Davis
Extent
47.6 Linear Feet (30 cartons, 1 manuscript box, 1 flat box, 2 map folders)
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

Collection Overview

Organized into 16 series. The first 13 of the series were created by topic derived from the original folder titles. The topic related series include: Pathology Department Records; Duke Pathological Service (DPS) Records; Autopsy Records; Medico-Legal Case Records; Veterans Administration Records; Pathology Teaching Material; Duke University Committees; Organizations; Conferences; Manuscripts, Addresses, Speeches, Lectures; Hodgkin's Disease Brucella Research Materials; Correspondence; and Foreign Medical Education Sabbaticals. The last 3 series: Printed Materials, Photos, and Restricted were created because of storage, formatting, or legal considerations. There are numerous types of materials found in the collection including but not limited to documents, reports, photos, reprints and correspondence. Care was made to detail at an item level the types of materials and some of the topics found in each folder. This information is written on the folder tab for quick identification. Please note that whenever possible the terms used for groups of people and places in the records were used in the folder descriptions and may appear outdated.

The strength of the collection is found within the Pathology Department Records Series, 1923-1966; Duke Pathological Service (DPS) Records Series, 1924-1960; Veterans Administration Records Series, 1946-1960; Pathology Teaching Materials Series, 1930-1962; Duke University Committees Series, 1927-1969; Organizations Series, 1928-1973; and Foreign Medical Education Sabbaticals Series, 1948-1971. These series provide a historical overview of the inception and development of the Pathology Department and teaching program at Duke, the formation of Duke University, its School of Medicine, Duke Hospital and its affiliations with other North Carolina Hospitals. The development of the Veterans Administration Hospital network, its processes and procedures, and the relationship between Duke Hospital and the Durham VA Hospital are also evident. The Organizations series illustrates the power and interconnectivity of medical professional organizations throughout the South and nationally. For example, the MSNNC's committee on the Coroner System conceived of and lobbied for the legislation that created the Medical Examiner's System in the state. The Foreign Medical Education Sabbaticals series provides evidence and context for the midcentury influence of the United States of America over the development of medical teaching facilities in Asia and Europe and the decline of that influence. Some societal issues included in records are the tensions associated with establishing an institutional reputation, race and gender relations, Segregation, and procuring qualified staff and students during WWII.

Contains abstracts, accounts, agendas, agreements, announcements, annual reports, awards, ballots, bills, budgets, bulletins, certificates, charts, clippings, committee files, contracts, correspondence, course outlines, curriculum, curriculum vitae, diagrams, diaries, drawings, greetings cards, itineraries, journals, lectures, ledgers, letters, lists, maps, manuscripts, memoranda, minutes, monographs, newsletters, notes, organizational charts, outlines, photographs, plans, postcards, proceedings, programs, protocols, publications, recommendations, recordings, registers, regulations, reports, reprints, schedules, scrapbooks, shorthand notes, specifications, building, tables, telegrams, tickets, time records, transcriptions, and travel vouchers regarding the professional career of Wiley D. Forbus. Languages include English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese (unspecified), Italian, and Indonesian among others. Materials date from 1849 to 1979 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1923 to 1979.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: Pathology Department Records, 1923-1966; Duke Pathological Service (DPS) Records, 1924-1960; Autopsy Records, 1925-1959; Medico-Legal Case Records, 1931-1967; Veterans Administration Records, 1946-1960; Pathology Teaching Materials, 1930-1962; Duke University Committees, 1927-1969; Organizations, 1928-1973; Conferences, 1931-1963; Manuscripts, Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures, 1926-1973; Hodgkin's Disease Brucella Research Materials, 1931-1957; Correspondence, 1924-1978; Foreign Medical Education Sabbaticals, 1948-1971; Printed Materials, 1937-1974; Photos, 1849-1979; Restricted, 1924-1965.

Restrictions on Access & Use

Some collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval.

Access Restrictions

This collection contains materials 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. Records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist.

Materials in box 31 are restricted and can only be accessed with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist.

Use Restrictions

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.

Contents of the Collection

1. Pathology Department Records, 1923-1966

Series Scope and Contents: Major topics in this series include, but are not limited to, the conception of the department (based, in part, on the Johns Hopkins model) and development of pathology research at Duke. The administrative files in this series cover topics related to the day-to-day operation of the department. They include budgets and patient statistics for both the department and Duke Hospital from the 1930s until the 1960s, the development of departmental policies and procedures which impacted the hospital and medical school, and the set-up of subspecialties within the department such as neuropathology. Staffing, equipment, and the physical plant are also covered in these administrative records. Another group within this series includes student and staff applications with evidence of the evolution of the student and staff applications process. Additionally, this series contains groups of records related to grants; research manuscripts, and prospectus; departmental and interdepartmental memos and correspondence; and visitors to department from other medical institutions. The bulk of the biographical information on Wiley D. Forbus is in a folder in this series. Materials date from 1923 to 1966.

Applications (1938-1939), 1938-1939
Box 1
Applications (1939-1940), 1938-1940
Box 1
Applications (1940-1941), 1939-1940
Box 1
Applications (1941-1942), 1940-1944
Box 1
Applications (1942-1943), 1941-1942
Box 1
Applications (1943-1944), 1936-1944
Box 1
Applications (1945-1948), 1944-1952
Box 1
Applications (1949-1950), 1948
Box 1
Applications (1950-1951), 1945-1951
Box 1
Applications (1951-1952), 1945-1952
Box 1
Applications (1952-1953), 1950-1953
Box 1
Applications (1953-1954), 1949-1954
Box 1
Applications (1954-1955), 1953-1957
Box 1
Applications (1955-1956), 1954-1956
Box 1
Applications (1956-1957) (folder 1 of 2), 1950-1957
Box 1
Applications (1956-1957) (folder 2 of 2), 1950-1957
Box 1
Applications (1957-1958) (folder 1 of 2), 1956-1957
Box 1
Applications (1957-1958) (folder 2 of 2), 1956-1957
Box 1
Applications (1958-1959) (folder 1 of 2), 1957-1958
Box 1
Applications (1958-1959) (folder 2 of 2), 1957-1958
Box 1
Applications (1959-1960) (folder 1 of 2), 1956-1960
Box 1
Applications (1959-1960) (folder 2 of 2), 1956-1960
Box 1
Applications (1960-1961) (folder 1 of 2), 1959-1961
Box 2
Applications (1960-1961) (folder 2 of 2), 1959-1961
Box 2
Applications; Alexander, Leo (Neuropathology Candidate), 1938-1941
Box 2
Applications; Department Head, 1959-1960
Box 2
Applications; List of Destroyed Files (1943-1949), 1943-1953
Box 2
Applications; Staff Vacancies/Appointments, 1943
Box 2
Applications; Staff Vacancies/Appointments, 1957
Box 2
Applications; Staff Vacancies/Appointments, 1959
Box 2
Artist Addresses, 1941-1943
Box 2
Assignments of Room and Equipment, 1946-1960
Box 2
Autopsies for Other Institutions; Correspondence, 1929-1930
Box 2
Budget, 1930-1937
Box 2
Budget, 1942-1950
Box 2
Budget, 1950-1953
Box 2
Budget, 1953-1955
Box 2
Budget, 1956-1958
Box 2
Budget, 1958-1960
Box 2
Budget; "Academic Salaries at Duke University 1939-1940 and 1952-1953", 1939-1953
Box 2
Budget; "Analysis of Inpatient Medical Services and Distribution of Children", 1953-1957
Box 2
Budget; "Analysis of Inpatient Medical Services and Distribution of Children", 1954-1958
Box 32
Budget; Development, 1945-1959
Box 2
Budget; "Duke Hospital Collections Report"; Duke Hospital Budget, Statistics, and Analysis of Operating Expenses, 1953-1960
Box 2
Budget; "Duke Hospital Report to the Counties and Other Charitable Agencies", 1953-1954
Box 2
"Commencement Business", 1949-1959
Box 2
Department Development Programs, 1944-1950
Box 2
Department Fund Yearly Statements (Code 82-1614), 1956-1960
Box 2
Department Guide; "Amendment to Book", 1936
Box 2
Department Guide; Forbus "The Technic of Diagnostic Pathology Examination", undated
Box 2
Department Guide; Procedure Book, 1935
Box 2
Department Guide; Procedure Book, 1945
Box 2
Department Guide; Procedure Book, 1949
Box 2
Department Guide; Procedure Book, 1959
Box 2
Department Guide; Resident Staff Set-Up, 1936-1960
Box 2
Department Guide; Staff Set-Up, 1931-1947
Box 2
Department Guide; Surgical Staff, Watts Hospital, circa 1931
Box 2
Duke Endowment, 1939-1949
Box 2
Embalming Correspondence, 1960
Box 2
Equipment, 1923-1930
Box 2
Equipment, 1929-1930
Box 32
Equipment, 1925-1930
Box 2
Equipment, 1936-1940
Box 2
Equipment, 1941-1957
Box 2
Equipment; Inventory/Methods of Other Institutions, 1924
Box 2
Film Method (Sommer and Pickett), 1959-1960
Box 2
Floor Space, 1936-1940
Box 2
Funeral Association, 1937-1938
Box 2
Grants; Hanes, Requests, 1953-1957
Box 2
Grants; Lists, 1958-1959
Box 2
Grants; National Research Council, 1931-1936
Box 2
Government Regulations and Legislation, 1936-1949
Box 3
Graduate School, 1947-1949
Box 3
House Staff Guide; Procedure Manual, undated
Box 3
"Interdepartmental Problems", 1958-1959
Box 3
Library, 1946-1960
Box 3
Manuscripts; Hubbell (Fibro-Osseous Bone Dysplasias), circa 1940s
Box 3
Manuscripts; Mitchener and Teabeaut (Liver), circa 1940s
Box 3
Manuscripts; Rosahn, Paul D., Yale (Organ Weights), 1941
Box 3
Manuscripts; Morrison (Fibrinoid Necrosis), 1947
Box 3
Manuscripts; Boone and Hubbell (Pericardial Adhesions), circa 1948
Box 3
Manuscripts; Margolis, Tarazi, and Grimson (Contrast Injury to Spinal Cord), circa 1950s
Box 3
Manuscripts; Patrick, Howell, and Hendrix (Pneumocystis), circa 1950s
Box 3
Manuscripts; Smith (Rooster Testes), circa 1950s
Box 3
Manuscripts; Cuttino et al. (Synergism of Hydrocarbons and Fungus), 1950
Box 3
Manuscripts; Cuttino (Mesothelioma), 1950
Box 3
Manuscripts; Kipkie (Periarteritis Nodosa), 1950
Box 3
Manuscripts; Margolis (Angiomatous Malformations), circa 1951
Box 3
Manuscripts; Duque (Myocardial Fibrosis), circa 1951
Box 3
Manuscripts; Smith and Margolis (Camphor), circa 1953
Box 3
Manuscripts; Stoddard (Cervix), 1953
Box 3
Manuscripts; Fetter (Disease States Resulting from Antibiotic Therapy), circa 1954
Box 3
Manuscripts; Haugen and Baker (Cryptococcosis), circa 1954
Box 3
Manuscripts; Margolis (Clinicopathologic Conference: Amyloidosis), 1954
Box 3
Manuscripts; Margolis (Regeneration Nervous System), 1954
Box 3
Manuscripts; Margolis (Abstract for American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists: Luxol Fast Blue Stain), 1955
Box 3
Manuscripts; Rogers (In Vitro Nitrogen Mustard), 1955
Box 3
Manuscripts; Baker (Pulmonary Mucormycosis), circa 1956
Box 3
Manuscripts; Baker et al. (Pulmonary Mucormycosis/Alloxan Diabetes), circa 1956
Box 3
Manuscripts; Rogers (Orotic Acid), 1956
Box 3
Manuscripts; Rogers (Urethane/Adenoma Initiation), 1956
Box 3
Manuscripts; Schofield and Baker (Rhizopus), 1956
Box 3
Manuscripts; Anlyan et al. (Pathophysiological Disturbances/Pancreatic), circa 1957
Box 3
Manuscripts; Baker et al. (Alloxan Diabetes), circa 1957
Box 3
Manuscripts; Baker et al. (Mucormycosis Digestive Tract), circa 1957
Box 3
Manuscripts; Rogers (Fetal Differentiation), 1957
Box 3
Manuscripts; Baker et al. (Lymphoma/Granuloma), circa 1958
Box 3
Manuscripts; Baker et al. (Mucormycosis Treated Amphotericin B), circa 1958
Box 3
Manuscripts; Margolis et al. (Contrast Medium Injury), 1958
Box 3
Manuscripts; Margolis et al. (Spinal Cord), 1958
Box 3
Manuscripts; Margolis and Tindall et al. (Procaine/Hypertonic Glucose), 1958
Box 3
Manuscripts; Shanklin (Hyaline Membranes), 1958
Box 3
Manuscripts; Chick (Mycotic Ulcerative Keratitis), circa 1959
Box 3
Manuscripts; Evans and Baker (Aspergillosis/Amphotericin B), circa 1959
Box 3
Manuscripts; Chick et al. (Die Nordamerikanische Blastomykose) (German), 1959
Box 3
Manuscripts; Forbus and Poon (Myocardial Sarcoidosis), 1959
Box 3
Manuscripts; Merritt and Fetter (Hepatitis), 1959
Box 3
Manuscripts; Shanklin (Placenta), 1959
Box 3
Manuscripts; Fetter (Sporotrichum Schenckii), 1960
Box 3
Manuscripts; Hargrove, Patrick, Verner, and Ruffin (Whipple's), 1960
Box 3
Manuscripts; Sommer et al. (Avian Myeloblastosis), 1960
Box 3
Manuscripts; Sommer and Pickett (Film re: Cytology), 1960
Box 3
Manuscripts; Sommer and Weinstein (Freeze Drying Paper), 1960
Box 3
Manuscripts; Whalen et al. (Deafness), 1960
Box 3
Manuscripts; Calle (Capillaria Hepatica), circa 1961
Box 3
Manuscripts; Chick (Acridine Orange/Fungi), circa 1961
Box 3
Manuscripts; Chick (Fluorescence of Fungi in Skin and Hair), circa 1961
Box 3
Medical Illustration, 1958
Box 3
Medio-Legal Matters, 1945-1959
Box 3
Medical Mycology Center, undated
Box 3
Memos; Altvater, F. V., Superintendent of Duke (1930-1946), 1930-1944
Box 3
Memos; Baker, Roger Denio, Associate Professor of Pathology (1930-1944), 1931-1940
Box 3
Memos; Eadie, George S., Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology (1930- ), 1938-1944
Box 3
Memos; Equipment and Facilities (Building Plans), 1935-1944
Box 3
Memos; Erickson, Cyrus C., Associate Professor of Pathology (1937-1949), 1938-1941
Box 3
Memos; Few, William Preston, President of Duke University (1910-1940) (Memoriam), 1935-1941
Box 3
Memos; Hanes, Frederic M., Professor of Medicine (1930-1946), 1936-1941
Box 3
Memos; Lyman, Richard Sr., Professor of Neuropsychiatry (1940-1951), 1941
Box 3
Memos; Markham, C. B., Treasurer of Duke University, 1937
Box 3
Memos; Smith, David T., Professor of Bacteriology (1930- ), 1938
Box 3
Memos; Sprunt, Douglas H., Associate Professor of Pathology (1932-1944), 1936-1944
Box 3
Memos; Staff and Students, 1934-1944
Box 3
Memos; Staffing, 1949-1956
Box 3
Memos; Street, Dana M., Hospital Staff, Junior (1936-1938), 1936
Box 3
Memos; Sweet, Francis H., Professor of Anatomy and Department Chair (1930-1943), 1936-1943
Box 3
Morgue Regulations, 1937-1938
Box 3
Neurology Training Program; Grant Applications, 1958-1961
Box 3
Neurology Training Program; Grant Budget, 1959-1960
Box 3
Neurology Training Program; Grant Budget, 1959-1960
Box 32
Neuropathology Conferences, 1947, 1959
Box 3
Neuropathology Development Program, 1944-1946
Box 3
Neuropathology Fund, 1947-1960
Box 3
Neuropathology Laboratory, 1946-1960
Box 3
Neuropathology Training Program Correspondence, 1959-1960
Box 3
Publications (List: Author and Year), 1930-1940
Box 3
Publicity, 1949-1955
Box 3
Regulations, circa 1930-1944
Box 3
Reports; "Report[s] of Activities of Department of Pathology", 1930-1940
Box 3
Reports; Letter to President Few from W. C. Davison (re: First Three Years of Duke School of Medicine and Budget), 1933
Box 3
Reports; Photographic Lab, 1945; 1960
Box 3
Reports; "Report of the Department of Pathology", 1933
Box 3
Reports; "Southern Pathological Conference Protocol" (from Duke Pathology), circa 1933
Box 3
Research; Activities, Staff, 1958-1959
Box 4
Research; Bibliography: Lightner (Pneumonitis), circa 1930
Box 4
Research; Fellowships, 1945-1960
Box 4
Research; Kerby, Grace P. (Research Assistant at Duke), 1940-1941
Box 4
Research; List of Projects, 1940-1949
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Baker, Roger D. (Blastomyces Fungus), 1938-1944
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Beckel, F. (Aging Process), 1947, 1960
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Becker, R. F. (United Cerebral Palsy), 1955-1956
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Bensen, W. (Serum and Plasma Methionine Level), circa 1951
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Berton (Cytomegalic Inclusion Disease), 1952
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Bestebreurtje and Iverson (Spergon as Fungicide and Other Topics), 1945-1946
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Calder and Kerby (Brucella), 1940
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Creadick, R. N. (Toxemia), circa 1936-1944
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Cuttimo, J. T. (Occlusion of Pulmonary Artery), 1946
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Dill, Duvros, and Isenhour (Syphilis), 1937
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Dubin and Sharp (Light vs. Electron Microscopes), 1943
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Erickson, C. C. (Eclampsia, Dietary Deficiencies, Liver), 1938, circa 1939-1944
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Erickson and Dill (Renal Ischemia in Pregnancy), 1941
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Follis [and Young] (Vitamin C), 1946-1948
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Forbus, W. D. (Finney-Howell Foundation re: Brucella Melitensis), 1940
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Forbus, Brown, and Kerby (Brucellosis in Pigs/Hodgkins), 1940
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Forbus, Dubin, and Kerby (Vital Dyes and Brucella), 1943
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Forbus and Gunter (Brucellosis in Different Animals), 1939
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Forbus and Huang (NC Kidney Disease Foundation, Myoglobinuric Nephrosis), 1959
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Forbus and Kerby (Brucella), circa 1936-1944
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Forbus and Lightner (Vitamin B6 and Riboflavin), 1938-1939
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Forbus and Margolis (Brucellosis), circa 1936-1944
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Forbus, Margolis, and Kerby (Brucellosis), 1942-1944
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Gilbert, George G. (Gonococcal Infection), 1939
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Gunter, J. D. (Colloid Degeneration), 1938
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Haddad, Michael (Tuberculin, Antigens, BCG), 1957
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Hollister, William F. (Insulin), 1939
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Hurteau (Cerebral Anoxia), 1947-1949
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Lee, S. F. (Toxemia Eclampsia), 1940
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Lightner, C. M. (Vitamin Deficiencies), 1937-1938
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Lovell, D. L. (Location of Bacteria on Skin), 1939
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Menkin, V. et al. (Miscellaneous Projects, Bristol-Myers Grant), 1937-1945
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Miscellaneous, 1936-1937
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Miscellaneous, circa 1957
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Morris and Davis (Cerebral Edema), 1943
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Morrow, S. S., circa 1936-1944
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Ottolenghi, Anna (Adrenalin), undated
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Powell, Leon, and McAlister (Achlorhydria), 1952
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Race, G. J. (Shwartzman Phenomenon, Trichinella Spiralis), 1952, undated
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Remus, M. (Pregnancy Test), 1951
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Rogers, Max P. (Brucella), 1940
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Rogers, S. (Radiation, U.S.P.H.S.), 1956-1957
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Sealy, W. C. (Vaccinia), 1938
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Smith, A. G. (Testicular Tumors, U.S.P.H.S.), 1954-1956
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Sprunt, D. H. (Resistance to Tumors and Infection), 1932-1942
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Sprunt and Raper (Anaphylactic Shock), 1936
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Trent, J. C. (Brucella), 1941
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Weinberg, Milton (Hyperthyroid), 1944
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Wise and Kerby (Brucella), 1941
Box 4
Research Prospectus; Wulfman and Watkins (Hyperthyroid), 1944
Box 4
Reunion Honoring W. D. Forbus, 1944, 1959-1960
Box 4
Staff; Staff Instructions, 1939-1943
Box 4
Staff; "Internal Business", 1945-1960
Box 4
Staff; "Internal Business" Staff Meeting Minutes, 1958
Box 4
Staff; Staff, Interns, School of Medicine Students, 1929-1930
Box 4
Staff; Staff List (Past and Present), 1959
Box 4
Stationary (blank), circa 1940
Box 4
Stain Techniques, 1942-1943
Box 4
Telephone Conversation Recordings, 1959
Box 4
Technical Services, 1959
Box 4
Visitors; Correspondence, 1954-1959
Box 4
Visitors; Correspondence: Aoki, Teisho (Japan), 1956-1957
Box 4
Visitors; Correspondence: Araki, Masaya (Japan), 1955-1956
Box 4
Visitors; Correspondence: Azakaki, K. (Japan), 1957
Box 4
Visitors; Correspondence: Bocchi, Walter (Italy), 1958-1959
Box 4
Visitors; Correspondence: Chen, Ting-Yao (Taiwan), 1956-1957
Box 4
Visitors; Correspondence: Ishikawa, Teisho (Japan), 1957
Box 4
Visitors; Correspondence: Kao, T. C. (Taiwan), 1954-1960
Box 4
Visitors; Correspondence: Kobayashi, T. (Japan), 1957-1960
Box 4
Visitors; Correspondence: Kusama, Y. (Japan), 1959
Box 4
Visitors; Correspondence: Lee, Yu-Chen (Taiwan/Formosa), 1954
Box 4
Visitors; Correspondence: Matsubayashi, H. (Tokyo, Japan), 1958
Box 4
Visitors; Correspondence: Pacharee, Prasert (Thailand), 1955-1956
Box 4
Visitors; Correspondence: Pacharee, Prasert (Thailand), 1955
Box 30
Visitors; Correspondence: Pecharanondha, Kamphol (Thailand), 1953-1955
Box 4
Visitors; Correspondence: Pecharanondha, Kamphol (Thailand), 1953
Box 30
Visitors; Correspondence: Yeh, Shi (Taiwan), 1959
Box 4
Visitors; Correspondence: Yoshida, Tomiza (Japan), 1954-1957
Box 4
Visitors; Guest Lecturers (International Congress of Clinical Pathology), 1954
Box 4
Visitors; Visiting Instructors Program, 1957
Box 4
Visitors; Visitors List (Distinguished), 1954-1955
Box 4
Visitors; Registration Forms, 1946-1953
Box 4
Watts Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, 1936-1946
Box 4

2. Duke Pathological Service (DPS) Records, 1924-1960

Series Scope and Contents: Bulk of the series includes accounts and correspondence related to the operation of Duke Pathological Service, Duke University School of Medicine's laboratory and pathological examinations for smaller hospitals and private physicians to aid in the diagnosis or treatment of illness or injury, or in the case of autopsy, to obtain cause of death. Account books and correspondence reveal difficulties in getting compensation for pathological services and other information about small, regional hospitals, especially in North Carolina. Materials date from 1924 to 1960.

Accounting, 1945-1960
Box 4
Accounting; Account Book; By Institution, 1947-1948
Box 4
Accounting; Account Book; By Institution, 1948-1953
Box 4
Accounting; Account Book; By Institution, 1953-1957
Box 4
Accounting; Account Book; Eastern North Carolina Sanatorium (Wilson, North Carolina), 1959-1960
Box 4
Administration; Duke Correspondence, 1934-1941
Box 4
Administration; General Correspondence, 1936-1960
Box 4
Administration; Surgical Pathological Consultations (Forbus), 1947-1950
Box 4
Administration; Surgical Pathology, General, 1945-1955
Box 4
Administration; Surgical Pathology, Statistics, 1945-1960
Box 4
Aggregation of DPS Statistics (Formerly Rusk State Hospital), 1934-1938
Box 4
Hospitals; Albemarle Hospital (Elizabeth City, North Carolina), 1934
Box 4
Hospitals; Annie Penn Memorial Hospital (Reidsville, North Carolina), 1934-1946
Box 4
Hospitals; Asheville Mission Hospital (Asheville, North Carolina), 1934-1937
Box 4
Hospitals; Aston Park Hospital (Asheville, North Carolina), 1933-1942
Box 4
Hospitals; Baker Sanatorium (Lumberton, North Carolina), 1932-1945
Box 5
Hospitals; Burrell Memorial Hospital (Roanoke, Virginia), 1948-1951
Box 5
Hospitals; Chowan Hospital (Edenton, North Carolina), 1947-1952
Box 5
Hospitals; City Memorial Hospital (Thomasville, North Carolina), 1935-1938
Box 5
Hospitals; Columbus County Hospital (Whiteville, North Carolina), 1936-1941
Box 5
Hospitals; Community Hospital (Wilmington, North Carolina), 1924-1953
Box 5
Hospitals; Davidson Hospital (Lexington, North Carolina), 1941-1942
Box 5
Hospitals; Dula Hospital (Lenoir, North Carolina), 1939
Box 5
Hospitals; Eastern North Carolina Sanatorium/North Carolina Sanatorium System (Wilson, North Carolina), 1958-1960
Box 5
Hospitals; Edgecombe General Hospital (Tarboro, North Carolina), 1933-1936
Box 5
Hospitals; Garrison General Hospital (Gastonia, North Carolina), 1938
Box 5
Hospitals; Grace Hospital (Banner Elk, North Carolina), 1933-1960
Box 5
Hospitals; Grace Hospital (Banner Elk, North Carolina), Invoices, 1945-1960
Box 5
Hospitals; Harnett County Hospital (Dunn, North Carolina), 1941
Box 5
Hospitals; Haywood County Hospital (Waynesville, North Carolina), 1932-1944
Box 5
Hospitals; Haywood County Hospital (Waynesville, North Carolina), 1944-1952
Box 5
Hospitals; High Point Memorial/Guilford General Hospital (High Point, North Carolina), 1934-1946
Box 5
Hospitals; Hugh Catham Memorial Hospital (Elkin, North Carolina), 1933-1936
Box 5
Hospitals; L. Richardson Memorial Hospital (Greensboro, North Carolina), 1931-1940
Box 5
Hospitals; Lee County Hospital (Sanford, North Carolina), 1931-1937
Box 5
Hospitals; Lincoln Hospital (Durham, North Carolina), 1930-1947
Box 5
Hospitals; Lincoln Hospital (Durham, North Carolina), Autopsy Numbers: 2384-3399 and Unnumbered, 1931-1942
Box 5
Hospitals; Lincoln Hospital (Durham, North Carolina), Autopsy Numbers: 3410-5052, 1942-1947
Box 5
Hospitals; Lincoln Hospital (Durham, North Carolina), Surgical Pathology (Includes Autopsy), 1945-1951
Box 5
Hospitals; Lowrance Hospital (Mooresville, North Carolina), 1931-1936
Box 5
Hospitals; Marion General Hospital (Marion, North Carolina), 1932-1947
Box 5
Hospitals; Martin Memorial Hospital (Mount Airy, North Carolina), 1938
Box 5
Hospitals; Moore County Hospital (Pinehurst, North Carolina), 1933-1949
Box 5
Hospitals; Mountain Sanatorium and Hospital (Fletcher, North Carolina), 1933-1949
Box 5
Hospitals; Petrie Hospital (Murphy, North Carolina), 1938
Box 5
Hospitals; Piedmont Memorial Hospital/Clinic Hospital (Greensboro, North Carolina), 1932-1940
Box 5
Hospitals; Pitt General Hospital (Greenville, North Carolina), 1941-1944
Box 5
Hospitals; Pittman Hospital (Fayetteville, North Carolina), 1933-1941
Box 5
Hospitals; Reeves Hospital (Lincolnton, North Carolina), 1939
Box 5
Hospitals; Roanoke Rapids Hospital (Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina), 1933-1954
Box 5
Hospitals; Rowan General Hospital (Salisbury, North Carolina), 1934-1937
Box 5
Hospitals; Rutherford Hospital (Rutherford, North Carolina), 1932-1953
Box 5
Hospitals; Shelby Hospital (Shelby, North Carolina), 1932-1942
Box 5
Hospitals; St. Elizabeth Hospital (Elizabethton, Tennessee), 1946-1958
Box 5
Hospitals; St. Leo's Hospital (Greensboro, North Carolina), 1932-1940
Box 5
Hospitals; St. Luke's Hospital (Bluefield, West Virginia), 1945-1952
Box 5
Hospitals; St. Luke's Hospital (New Bern, North Carolina), 1947-1952
Box 5
Hospitals; Sternberger Hospital (Greensboro, North Carolina), 1938
Box 5
Hospitals; Tayloe Hospital (Washington, North Carolina), 1933-1936
Box 5
Hospitals; Thompson Memorial Hospital (Lumberton, North Carolina), 1934-1936
Box 5
Hospitals; Wesley Long Hospital (Greensboro, North Carolina), 1933-1940
Box 5
Hospitals; Yadkin Hospital (Albemarle, North Carolina), 1934-1936
Box 5
Individuals; Best, Dr. Glenn E. (Clinton, North Carolina), 1957
Box 5
Individuals; Davis, Dr. Rachel D. (Kinston, North Carolina), 1951-1955
Box 5
Individuals; Miscellaneous, 1952-1960
Box 5

3. Autopsy Records, 1925-1959

Series Scope and Contents: Series is organized by autopsy number with significant gaps. Instances where a single autopsy case number has records with correspondence, reports, and statistics are rare. The statistics files are incomplete; however, they are informative. The gaps in this series should not obscure the importance of autopsy. Evidence exists throughout the collection to suggest that the Pathology department was centered around autopsy. Autopsy was the basis for determining not just the disease processes but, also, the life history of the sick individual and was therefore the chief means of educating residents and integral to the teaching of year two medical students. Diagnosis for patients throughout the healthcare system ran through the pathology lab and understood through the reports it generated. Additionally, research was "stimulated by observations at autopsy." Surgical pathological cases were relegated to the Restricted Series when necessary under HIPAA guidelines. Graphic images and content are noted on folder tabs when possible. Practices relating to Segregation are evident. Materials date from 1925 to 1959.

Autopsy Percentage by Department, 1949-1957
Box 6
Autopsy Records; #454-4785, circa 1932-1946
Box 6
Autopsy Records; #3401-4000, 1942-1944
Box 6
Autopsy Record by Pathologist; #4500-7222, 1945-1954
Box 6
Autopsy Reports; #1101-2889, 1936-1940, undated
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Autopsy Reports; #2902-3554, 1940-1942
Box 6
Autopsy Reports; #3652-3694, 1942-1943
Box 6
Autopsy Reports; #3706-3762, 3928, 1943, undated
Box 6
Autopsy Reports; Outside Autopsy Numbers, 1939, undated
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Autopsy Service, 1946-1959
Box 6
Autopsy Service; Autopsy Permit Forms, circa 1930s
Box 6
Autopsy Service; Correspondence re: Legislation, 1931-1945
Box 6
Autopsy Service; Autopsy Insurance Questionnaires, 1933
Box 6
Autopsy Service; Autopsy Manual, circa 1938
Box 6
Autopsy Service; Autopsy Manual (Technic of Pathological Examination), circa 1930
Box 6
Autopsy Siamese Twins, 1931-1936
Box 6
Autopsy Statistics, 1930-1937
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Autopsy Statistics, 1938-1940
Box 6
Autopsy Statistics, 1941-1942
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Autopsy Statistics, 1943-1945
Box 6
Autopsy Statistics, 1946-1948
Box 6
Autopsy Statistics; Out of Hours (#7523-7788), 1954-1955
Box 6
Catalogs and Indices; Catalogue of Gross Material Teaching Museum, 1938
Box 6
Catalogs and Indices; Gross Museum Index, #1-5790; General Index, Index to Work Units, Numerical Lantern Slide Collection, circa 1949
Box 6
Catalogs and Indices; Gross Museum Index, Drafts, 1946-1948
Box 6
Catalogs and Indices; Gross Museum Index, Revision Material, 1946
Box 6
Catalogs and Indices; Grouped Index not Autopsies, undated
Box 6
Catalogs and Indices; Lantern Slide Index, Index Work Units, undated
Box 6
Catalogs and Indices; Old System Museum Groups, undated
Box 6
Catalogs and Indices; Sample Skeleton Index of Autopsy Lesions, circa 1938
Box 6
Coroners Cases, 1934-1939
Box 6
Coroners Cases, 1940-1942, undated
Box 6
Coroners Cases, 1943-1945
Box 6
Autopsy Correspondence, 1938
Box 6
Autopsy Correspondence; #110-1944, 1931-1937
Box 6
Autopsy Correspondence; #1981-4552, 1938-1941
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Autopsy Correspondence; #1356-9490, 1944-1959
Box 6
Autopsy Correspondence; #7740-8541, 1955-1957
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Autopsy Embalming, 1940-1941
Box 6
Autopsies; W. D. Forbus, Few, W. P. # 2959, 1940
Box 6
Autopsies; W. D. Forbus, Few Y. P. #2409, 1939
Box 6
Autopsies; W. D. Forbus, Ford, J. D. #1522, 1936
Box 6
Autopsies; W. D. Forbus, Nelson, F. M. #500, 1932
Box 6

4. Medico-Legal Case Records, 1931-1967

Series Scope and Contents: Series is organized alphabetically by name with a corresponding autopsy number when present. Records include correspondence, reports, notes, reprints, photos, x-ray films, and notes among other items. The medico-legal work done in the Duke Pathology department was in collaboration with Duke's law school. These records contain evidence of Wiley D. Forbus' private medico-legal pathological work. A quote from a February 24, 1953 letter from W. D. Forbus regarding case #6969, "services I have rendered in this case are a strictly personal nature...do not involve in any way whatsoever...Duke Hospital..." this does not seem to be the norm within the series. Forbus' experiences in medico-legal work likely influenced his lobbying to change the North Carolina Coroner's system. The records relating to that legislation are found in the Organizations and Committees Series. Surgical pathological cases were relegated to the Restricted Series when necessary under HIPAA guidelines. Graphic images and content are noted on folder tabs when possible. Materials date from 1931 to 1967.

Adams, M #6714 [Graphic Images], 1952
Box 7
Andrews, Leon #8106, circa 1956
Box 7
Armstrong, G. #5429, 1949-1950
Box 7
Barbee, G. M. #7880 [Graphic Images], 1955
Box 7
Barker, J. W. #795, 1934
Box 7
Baysden, Emily Corine #6790, 1954
Box 7
Beryllium Corporation #7676, 1954-1955
Box 7
Best, J. H. (1943) #3902, 1955
Box 7
Biggs, R. A. #540, 1933-1937
Box 7
Biggs, R. A. #540, Office Conference Case, 1933
Box 7
Birden, L., 1938
Box 7
Briggs, C. F. #2202, 1938
Box 7
Brown, D. L. #7879, 1955-1956
Box 7
Brown, D. L. #7879, 1956
Box 30
Brown, F. L. #SP68728, 1952
Box 7
Brown, O. #5992 [Graphic Images], 1950-1951
Box 7
Bryant, Jo Ann [Duke Hospital #92054], 1954
Box 7
Butts, J., 1933-1936
Box 7
Byrd, M. #2971, 1940
Box 7
Cain, Wesley, 1952
Box 7
Carmichael, D. M. #5465 [Graphic Images], 1948
Box 7
Carrington, A. K. #8060 [Graphic Images], 1956
Box 7
Chandler, R. #5596, 1948-1949
Box 7
Check, E. B. #6291, 1951
Box 7
Clark, Paul #6983, 1954
Box 7
Cockrell, J. S. #7643, 1954-1955
Box 7
Coffill, H. # 7881, 1956
Box 7
Cofield, J. O. (Glens Falls Insurance) #9612, 1959-1960
Box 7
Coles, Alexander, 1954
Box 7
Cook, W. #4698 [Graphic Images], 1946-1947
Box 7
Corbon, J. #7664, 1955
Box 7
Coroner, 1945-1947
Box 30
Correspondence, 1933, 1950-1959
Box 30
Currin, F. D., Jr. #8660, 1957
Box 7
Currin, T. W. #6451, 1951
Box 7
Daughtry, H. M. #3338, 1941-1942
Box 7
Dettinger, M. #4743, 1946
Box 8
Dixon, D. L. #3232, 1941-1942
Box 7
Edwards, H. #9158 [Graphic Images], 1958-1959
Box 7
Edwards, W. (USMC) #9360 [Graphic Images], 1959
Box 7
Ennis, J. #8694, 1957-1958
Box 7
Evans, B. #8350 [Graphic Images], 1956
Box 7
Evans, J. E. #7719, 1955
Box 7
Evans, S. #7653, 1954-1955
Box 7
Farrar, J. L. #5636, 1949
Box 7
Fenn, Truman Joseph, 1954
Box 7
Fleming, F. A. #5356 (folder 1 of 2), 1948
Box 7
Fleming, F. A. #5356 [Graphic Images] (folder 2 of 2), 1948
Box 7
Ford, J. D. #1522 [Graphic Images], 1936
Box 7
Fountain, G. H. #9114, 1958
Box 7
Garner, R. L., 1945
Box 7
Garrell, J. F., 1942
Box 7
Glenn, C. M. #5876, 1949
Box 7
Going, O. M. #3337, 1941-1942
Box 7
Gore, V. M. #4132 [Graphic Images], 1944
Box 7
Gorham, L. R. #929 [Graphic Images] (folder 1 of 2), 1934-1940
Box 7
Gorham, L. R. #929 [Graphic Images] (folder 2 of 2), 1934-1940
Box 7
Gray, W. #1701, 1937
Box 7
Greene, L., 1933
Box 7
Hamilton, C. E. #4785, 1946
Box 7
Haney, O. #1846, 1937
Box 7
Hangelias, M., 1938
Box 7
Hardee, R. B., 1958
Box 7
Harris, Mattie #4184, 1944
Box 7
Hauser, G. #1895, 1937
Box 7
Hedgepeth, E, M. #5370, 1948
Box 7
Hicks, E. #4692, 1946
Box 7
Hicks, J. #7118, 1953
Box 7
Holland, G. W., 1934-1935
Box 7
Hollingsworth, E. R. #7901, 1955
Box 7
Jackson, D. #4569, 1946
Box 7
Jernigan, J. L. #6969, 1953-1956
Box 7
Johnson, Roscoe [C52702], 1949
Box 7
Johnson, W. R. #8306 [Graphic Images], 1956
Box 8
Johns, R. R. #311, 1941-1942
Box 8
Jones, S. B. #9027, 1958
Box 8
Joyner, C. L., 1951
Box 8
King, B., 1942
Box 8
King, I. L. #9303 [Graphic Images], 1959
Box 8
King, P. D. #8096, 1956
Box 8
Knight, B. B. #5874, 1949
Box 8
Lawson, L. S. #3488, 1942
Box 8
Ledford, T. G., 1957
Box 8
Lemons, D. Y. #7923, 1957
Box 8
Lewis, D. #2017, 1938
Box 8
Little, J. R. #6937, 1952-1954
Box 8
Love, ? #1113, 1935
Box 8
Lyda, G. #4964, 1947
Box 8
Lynch, M. A. #6347, 1951
Box 8
McBride, K. F. #1056, 1934-1935
Box 8
McCaden, Crawford Lee #5893, circa 1950
Box 8
McClaray, P. #6649, 1952-1954
Box 8
McGill, V. R. #1730 [Graphic Images], 1937
Box 8
McNair, E., 1961-1964
Box 8
McPherson, A. K. #8115, 1956
Box 8
Malpractice, 1949-1950
Box 30
Mangum, L. P., 1963
Box 8
Marslander, L. B. #7413, 1954
Box 8
Martin, R. M. #481, 1932-1933
Box 8
Mason, J. #7594, 1954
Box 8
Mills, Russel, 1959
Box 8
Mitchell, J. E., 1931-1934
Box 8
Mooke, S. #5615, 1949-1950
Box 8
Moss, C. #9382, 1959-1960
Box 8
Mougal, R. A. (Marine Dog Case) [Graphic Images], 1958
Box 8
Mulford, L. G. #6194 [Graphic Images], 1950
Box 8
North Carolina Department of Health; Committee on Postmortem Medico-Legal Examinations: Correspondence, 1955-1956
Box 30
North Carolina Department of Health; Committee on Postmortem Medico-Legal Examinations: Correspondence, 1957-1960
Box 30
North Carolina Department of Health; Committee on Postmortem Medico-Legal Examinations: Handbook, Health Laws, Forms, 1957
Box 30
North Carolina Department of Health; Committee on Postmortem Medico-Legal Examinations: Minutes, Members, 1955-1960
Box 30
North Carolina Department of Health; Committee on Postmortem Medico-Legal Examinations: Subcommittee on Distract Pathologists Report, 1956
Box 30
North Carolina Judicial Council; Committee on Improvement of Administrative Justice, 1950
Box 30
Patton, F. E. #5368, 1948
Box 8
Peed, J. R. #1818, 1937
Box 8
Pinnex, H. #4439, 1945
Box 8
Poliakoff, B. #7796, 1955
Box 8
Powers, J. F. #761, 1934
Box 8
Ramsey, Mazie, 1952
Box 8
Ray, L. G., 1937-1938
Box 8
Rogers, W. M., 1951-1954
Box 8
Rouse, A. #6971, 1952-1953
Box 8
Rouse, L. T. #7433, 1954
Box 8
Russell, James E., 1954
Box 8
Russell, O. K. (folder 1 of 3), 1951-1958
Box 8
Russell, O. K. (folder 2 of 3), 1951-1958
Box 8
Russell, O. K. (folder 3 of 3), 1951-1958
Box 8
Sample, R. W., 1956-1957
Box 8
Senter, R., 1933
Box 8
Shuford, A. A. #454, 1932-1933
Box 8
Sims, S. K., 1964-1965
Box 8
Simpson, J. E. #1744, 1937
Box 8
Smith, F., 1937
Box 8
Stephenson, P. A. #30, 1931-1933
Box 8
Stepps, J. H. #9930 [Graphic Images], 1960
Box 8
Stevenson, C. #A65-101, 1965-1967
Box 8
Stinson, C. P. #7969, 1955-1956
Box 8
Stover, F. R., 1954
Box 8
Strickland, E. G. #9560 [Graphic Images], 1959
Box 8
Sullivan, R. O. D. #7845, 1955
Box 8
Swett, F. H. #3685, 1943
Box 8
Synder, H. #9028, 1958
Box 8
Thompson, F. #1694, 1936-1937
Box 8
Unidentified, 1948-1955
Box 8
Unidentified Fetus, 1954
Box 8
Vaughn, G. #9483, 1959
Box 8
Veazey, S. H. #5375, 1947
Box 8
Vestal, W. J., Jr. #2063, 1938
Box 9
Wallace, D., 1958
Box 9
Waller, Chattie Mae, 1957
Box 9
Ward, G. G., 1959
Box 9
Warren, M. #6357, 1951-1952
Box 9
Washington, B. #5663, 1949
Box 9
Watkins, J. O. #3413, 1942
Box 9
Weaver, O. #7789, 1955
Box 9
Webb, E. A. #4665, 1946
Box 9
Webster, S. L. #2326, 1939-1940
Box 9
Westmoreland, J. R. #SP29359, 1936
Box 9
Whitaker, L. #1628, 1937
Box 9
White, R. G. #3508, 1942
Box 9
Whiteman, H. S. #5565, 1948-1949
Box 9
Whitt, W. #2475, 1939
Box 9
Woods, H. T. #6292, 1950-1952
Box 9
Young, W. #6084, 1950-1954
Box 9

5. Veterans Administration Records, 1946-1960

Series Scope and Contents: Series includes the records accumulated by Forbus during his duties inspecting laboratory services as Branch Section Chief in Pathology (Southeast) and Area Consultant (Atlanta). The Veterans Administration was created in 1930 to consolidate medical services into an integrated health care system for US veterans. After WWII, the VA system expanded and a policy was developed to affiliate new VA hospitals (VAH) with medical schools. The records in this series and related records in the Duke University Committees series give a concrete example of this process with the building of the Durham VAH and its affiliation with Duke School of Medicine. Forbus developed the enlargement of the Pathology of Duke Medical School in student teaching, resident training, experience in clinical pathology, academic pathology, research and laboratory patient care in the new Durham VAH. The Duke Pathology Department, Medical School, and Dean's Committee had responsibility for the professional staff appointments and educational program of the laboratory service of the VA Hospital. VAH staff members of the Laboratory Service contributed to the medical school second year teaching program. Research publications were credited to both the VA and Duke University.1 Records relating to the evaluation of pathology departments and by extension other aspects of the institutions of many regional VA hospitals and regional offices are included in this series, filed by institution name or location. Records include reports, correspondence, surveys, blueprints, staff rosters, and training activities among others. Some records were removed to the Restricted Files series, labeled with the same file name. Care was taken to note the removal on the outside of the folder. Materials date from 1946 to 1960.

Veterans Administration; Area Reference Laboratory, 1951-1952
Box 25
Veterans Administration; Area Reference Laboratory, 1951-1960
Box 32
Veterans Administration; Area Reference Laboratory, 1955-1960
Box 25
Veterans Administration; Board of Chief Consultants; Minutes, 1950
Box 25
Veterans Administration; Board of Chief Consultants; Minutes, 1951-1952
Box 25
Veterans Administration; Correspondence, 1946-1948
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Veterans Administration; Correspondence, 1949
Box 25
Veterans Administration; Correspondence, 1950
Box 25
Veterans Administration; Correspondence, 1951
Box 25
Veterans Administration; Correspondence, 1952
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Veterans Administration; Correspondence, 1953
Box 25
Veterans Administration; Correspondence, 1954
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Veterans Administration; Correspondence, 1955
Box 25
Veterans Administration; Correspondence, 1956
Box 25
Veterans Administration; Correspondence, 1957
Box 25
Veterans Administration; Correspondence, 1954-1958
Box 25
Veterans Administration; Correspondence, 1959
Box 25
Veterans Administration; Correspondence, 1960
Box 25
Veterans Administration; Council of Chief Consultants Meeting Minutes and Reports, 1951-1956
Box 25
Veterans Administration; Minutes; Area Consultants Department of Medicine and Surgery (First Meeting), 1949
Box 26
Veterans Administration; Minutes; Special Advisory Group (re: Vocational Rehabilitation), 1949
Box 26
Veterans Administration; Minutes; Special Advisory Group (re: Staff Cuts), 1950
Box 26
Veterans Administration Center; Bay Pines, Florida, 1952-1956
Box 26
Veterans Administration Center; Bay Pines, Florida, 1957-1960
Box 26
Veterans Administration Center; Biloxi, Mississippi, 1953-1956
Box 26
Veterans Administration Center; Jackson, Mississippi, 1953-1954
Box 26
Veterans Administration Hospital; Birmingham, Alabama, 1953-1955
Box 26
Veterans Administration Hospital; Columbia, South Carolina, 1951-1960
Box 26
Veterans Administration Hospital; Coral Gables, Florida, 1950-1960
Box 26
Veterans Administration Hospital; Durham, North Carolina, 1952-1960
Box 26
Veterans Administration Hospital; Durham, North Carolina, Dean's Committee, 1950-1952
Box 26
Veterans Administration Hospital; Durham, North Carolina, Dean's Committee, 1953-1960
Box 26
Veterans Administration Hospital; Durham, North Carolina, "Nursing Service Guide Outlines", 1950
Box 26
Veterans Administration Hospital; Durham, North Carolina, Opening, 1947-1953
Box 26
Veterans Administration Hospital; Durham, North Carolina, Resident Education, 1953-1959
Box 26
Veterans Administration Hospital; Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1946-1951
Box 26
Veterans Administration Hospital; Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1948-1951
Box Map Folder 1
Veterans Administration Hospital; Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1952-1960
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Fort Howard, Maryland, 1948
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Gulfport, Mississippi, 1953-1955
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Huntington, West Virginia, 1948-1949
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Kecoughtan, Virginia, 1948-1949
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Veterans Administration Teaching Group Hospital (Memphis, Tennessee), 1949-1955
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Lake City, Florida, 1950-1956
Box 26
Veterans Administration Hospital; Lake City, Florida, 1957-1960
Box 26
Veterans Administration Hospital; Martinsburg, Virginia, 1948-1952
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Memphis, Tennessee, 1949-1954
Box 26
Veterans Administration Hospital; Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tax Exemption Guide, 1955
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Montgomery, Alabama, 1952-1957
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Mountain Home, Tennessee, 1949-1955
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Mountain Home, Tennessee, 1956-1960
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1950-1960
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Nashville, Tennessee, 1949-1960
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Oteen, North Carolina, 1948-1954
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Oteen, North Carolina, 1955-1960
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Perry Point, Maryland, 1948-1949
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Richmond, Virginia, 1948-1953
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Roanoke, Virginia, 1946-1958
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Veterans Administration Hospital; Salisbury, North Carolina, 1953-1960
Box 27
Veterans Administration Hospital; Swannanoa, North Carolina, 1948-1955
Box 27
Veterans Administration Hospital; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1953-1954
Box 27
Veterans Administration Hospital; Tuskegee, Alabama, 1953-1957
Box 27
Veterans Administration Hospital; Washington, D.C., 1948-1960
Box 27
Veterans Administration Regional Offices; Atlanta, Georgia, 1954-1960
Box 27
Veterans Administration Regional Offices; Baltimore, Maryland, 1948-1949
Box 27
Veterans Administration Regional Offices; Columbia, South Carolina, 1951-1960
Box 27
Veterans Administration Regional Offices; Huntington, West Virginia, 1948
Box 27
Veterans Administration Regional Offices; Miami, Florida, 1950-1958
Box 27
Veterans Administration Regional Offices; Montgomery, Alabama, 1953-1957
Box 27
Veterans Administration Regional Offices; Nashville, Tennessee, 1950-1960
Box 27
Veterans Administration Regional Offices; Pass-a-Grille, Florida, 1952-1960
Box 27
Veterans Administration Regional Offices; Roanoke, Virginia, 1948-1953
Box 27
Veterans Administration Regional Offices; Washington, D.C., 1948
Box 27
Veterans Administration Regional Offices; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1948-1960
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Veterans Administration Subregional Offices; Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1952-1958
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Veterans Administration Subregional Offices; Jacksonville, Florida, 1950-1960
Box 27
Veterans Administration Subregional Offices; Knoxville, Tennessee, 1952-1960
Box 27

6. Pathology Teaching Materials, 1930-1962

Series Scope and Contents: Series includes clinicopathological conference dictations and some reports for the 1950s; School of Medicine pathology course materials including the class curriculum, record, evaluations, ratings, schedules, photos, regulations, procedures, syllabi, manuals, and rosters from 1948 until 1960; files for specialized course materials for topics such as legal medicine; and student comments from 1933 until 1960. The curriculum was designed by Forbus as case method teaching with everything centering around the autopsy. "Teaching is Dr. Forbus' driving force and chief activity...These have been fearsome exercises for many...but the laughter which comes from the autopsy room...indicates that everyone is enjoying the show." The Medical School students in the pathology course helped perform autopsies, studied microscope sections, compared them to the extensive pathology library slides and gross organs from jars, and then described them completely with an eye to general principles rather than isolated facts. It was a clerkship in pathology. Residents were to be independent investigators with descriptions and diagnoses presented weekly to the entire pathology staff. The case was discussed, and a summary was dictated by Forbus. For thirty years, weekly clinicopathological conferences were held, Thursday evenings, for the House Staff, always with full attendance. Some material has been separated and placed in the Restricted Series because it contained protected student information. Materials date from 1930 to 1962.

Associate of American Medical Colleges Medical Student Aptitude Test, 1935
Box 9
Autopsy Lectures Cases, 1950-1957
Box 9
Clinicopathological Conferences; Audio Recordings (Flexographs), 1949
Box 9
Clinicopathological Conferences; Correspondence, 1943
Box 9
Clinicopathological Conferences; Dictations, 1950-1952
Box 9
Clinicopathological Conferences; Dictations, 1952-1953
Box 9
Clinicopathological Conferences; Dictations, 1953-1954
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Clinicopathological Conferences; Dictations, 1954-1955
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Clinicopathological Conferences; Dictations, 1955-1956
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Clinicopathological Conferences; Dictations, 1956-1957
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Clinicopathological Conferences; Dictations, 1957-1958
Box 9
Clinicopathological Conferences; Dictations, 1958-1959
Box 9
Clinicopathological Conferences; Dictations, 1959-1960
Box 9
Clinicopathological Conferences; Schedules, 1956-1960
Box 9
Clinicopathological Conferences; William Henry Welch Memorial, 1950
Box 9
Correspondence, 1941, 1956-1959
Box 9
Course Materials (1930-1935), 1930-1938
Box 9
Course Materials (1936-1938), 1936-1939
Box 9
Course Materials (1940-1942), 1940-1942
Box 9
Course Materials (1942-1943), 1942-1943
Box 9
Course Materials (1943-1944), 1943-1944
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Course Materials (1944-1945), 1944-1945
Box 9
Course Materials (1945) (folder 1 of 2), 1945
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Course Materials (1945) (folder 1 of 2) (legal), 1945
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Course Materials (1945) (folder 2 of 2), 1945
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Course Materials (1945-1946), 1945-1946
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Course Materials (1947), 1947
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Course Materials (1948), 1946, 1948
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Course Materials (1949) (folder 1 of 2), 1947-1949
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Course Materials (1949) (folder 2 of 2), 1947-1949
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Course Materials (1950), 1947, 1950
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Course Materials (1951), 1947, 1951
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Course Materials (1952), 1952
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Course Materials (1953), 1953
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Course Materials (1954) (folder 1 of 2), 1954
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Course Materials (1954) (folder 2 of 2), 1954
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Course Materials (1955), 1955
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Course Materials (1956), 1956
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Course Materials (1957) (folder 1 of 2), 1955-1957
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Course Materials (1957) (folder 2 of 2), 1955-1957
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Course Materials (1957-1958) (folder 1 of 2), 1957-1958
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Course Materials (1957-1958) (folder 2 of 2), 1957-1958
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Course Materials (1958-1959), 1958-1959
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Course Materials (1959-1960) (folder 1 of 3), 1959-1960
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Course Materials (1959-1960) (folder 2 of 3), 1959-1960
Box 11
Course Materials (1959-1960) (folder 3 of 3), 1959-1960
Box 11
Courses; Certificates in Pathology, 1945-1955
Box 11
Courses; Course in Legal Medicine, 1946-1960
Box 11
Courses; Course in Legal Medicine Mock Trial (School of Medicine and Law School), 1954-1959
Box 11
Courses; Course in Legal Medicine Mock Trial (School of Medicine and Law School), 1957-1958
Box 30
Courses; Course in Pathology for Nurses, 1945-1957
Box 11
Courses; Course in Pathology for Physical Therapy, Outline, 1956
Box 11
Courses; Course in Veterinary Medicine, 1945
Box 11
Courses; Medical Offices Course, 1941-1943
Box 11
Courses; Nurses Lecture for Freshmen, 1944
Box 11
Courses; Pathology Elective Duke, 1946-1957
Box 11
Courses; Pathology Electives outside Duke, 1933
Box 11
Courses; Pathology for Administrative Staff, 1947
Box 11
Courses; Post Graduate Resident and Non Resident Education, 1945-1953
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Courses; Students Working for B.S. Degree, 1945-1957
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Courses; Tumor Clinic Residency (Pathology, Radiology, Surgery), 1938-1941
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Courses; Tumor Teaching (Jr.-Sr.) Program, 1954-1957
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Courses; Venereal Disease (Fellowship Proposal), 1938
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Curriculum Development and Changes, 1951-1958
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Manuals; Anatomy Manuals, 1956, undated
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Manuals; Dissection Manuals, undated
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Pathology Teaching Collection Lantern Slide Index, undated
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Pedagogy and Theoretical Program Structure, 1950-1955, undated
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Pedagogy and Theoretical Program Structure; Training and Experience of Southern Pathologists: Full Time and Part Time Teachers, undated
Box Map Folder 2
Photographs (Pathology Class), 1930-1944
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Photographs (Pathology Class), 1947-1960
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"Reaction to Injury"; Original Plan (By W. D. Forbus), circa 1943
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"Reaction to Injury VII"; List of Illustrations (By W. D. Forbus), circa 1951
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Slide Collection Lists, undated
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Special Student Project Report Bibliography, circa 1957
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Students' Comments, 1933-1934
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Students' Comments, 1934-1935
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Students' Comments, 1935
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Students' Comments, 1947
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Students' Comments, 1948
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Students' Comments, 1952
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Students' Comments, 1953
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Students' Comments; Dr. Sommer, 1959-1960
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Students; Engaged in Research, 1936-1959
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Students; Engaged in Routine Elective, 1931-1960
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Students; Letters of Recommendation, 1942-1944
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Students; Special Projects, 1959-1960
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7. Duke University Committees, 1927-1969

Series Scope and Contents: Series primarily contains administrative correspondence, reports, and meeting minutes and resolutions related to various Duke University and Duke School of Medicine Committees. Forbus sat on numerous committees including, but not limited to, the Building, Cancer Training, Hanes Fund, and Hospital Administration Committees. Records are a good source of information about the running of Duke University, School of Medicine, and Hospital. Materials date from 1927 to 1969.

Acceleration Committee, 1951
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Administration Conference, 1932-1938
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Administration Conference, 1945-1949
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April Celebration, 1938
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Biochemistry Committee, 1949-1950
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Biochemistry Committee; Nominations, 1950
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Blue Shield Committee, 1957-1958
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Building Committee, 1955-1958
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Building Committee, 1959-1960
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Building Committee; Building Plans, 1944-1953
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Building Committee; Building Program, 1948-1953
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Building Committee; Minutes, 1956-1960
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Cancer Clinic and Annual Symposium, 1927-1937
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Cardiovascular Training Grant Committee, 1949-1950
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Commencement Committee, 1945-1954
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Committee on Basic Science Development, 1948-1958
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Committee on Basic Science Development; Reports, 1956-1960
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Committee on Basic Science Hospital Service, 1954-1956
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Committee on Centennial Medical Symposium; Correspondence, 1938-1939
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Committee on Centennial Medical Symposium; Programs, Press, 1939
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Committee on Cost of Hospital and Medical Care (Hospital Care Association), 1932-1937
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Committee on the Department of Medical Illustration, 1934-1939
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Committee on Grants-in-Aid from the United Research Fund; Budget, 1955-1956
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Committee on Grants-in-Aid from the United Research Fund; Constitution, Organization, Procedures, 1955-1956
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Committee on Grants-in-Aid from the United Research Fund; Grant Requests, 1955-1956
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Committee on Grants-in-Aid from the United Research Fund; Pending, 1956
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Committee on Grants-in-Aid from the United Research Fund; Reports, 1955-1956
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Committee on Health Affairs, 1952-1954
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Committee on Health Affairs, 1955-1957
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Committee on Health Affairs, 1958-1960
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Committee on Health Affairs, 1963-1964
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Committee on Memorials (Columbarium), 1950-1956
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Committee on Patient Policies (Outpatient), 1956-1958
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Committee on Post Graduate Fellowships, 1955, 1957
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Committee to Recommend Dean of Nursing, 1954
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Committee to Recommend Professor of Pediatrics, 1954
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Committee on the Relations of Universities to the Practice of Pathology, 1958
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Committee on Student Research Day, 1957
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Committee on Titles and Appointments, 1954-1955
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Committee on Titles and Appointments, 1956-1960
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Council on Gerontology, 1955-1957
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Council on Gerontology, 1958-1960
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Curriculum Committee, 1934-1947, undated
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Curriculum Committee, 1948-1955
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Curriculum Committee, 1956-1959
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Dean's Committee for the Veterans Administration Hospital (Durham, North Carolina), 1959-1960
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Duke Council for American Defense (Universities Committee on Post-War International Problems), 1940-1943
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Duke University National Council, 1950-1956
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Duke University National Council, 1951-1960
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Exam Committee, 1944-1945
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Executive Committee of the Faculty of the School of Medicine and Nursing, 1940-1946
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Executive Committee of the Faculty of the School of Medicine and Nursing, 1946-1958
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Executive Committee re: Department of Psychiatry, 1940, 1951-1953
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Faculty Club, 1938-1939, 1947-1958
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Faculty Organization Committee, 1951-1952, 1958
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Faculty Organization Committee; Reports, 1951-1952
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Francis Huntington Swett Student Loan Fund, 1944-1959
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Hanes Fund Committee; Budget, Grants-in-Aid, 1952-1958
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Hanes Fund Committee; Budget, Grants-in-Aid (Not Approved), 1953-1956
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Hanes Fund Committee; Constitution, Organization, Procedures, 1952-1955
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Hanes Fund Committee; Grant Requests, 1954-1956, 1960
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Hanes Fund Committee; Loan Requests, 1953-1957
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Hanes Fund Committee; Reports, 1954-1956
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Library Committee, 1937-1957
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Medical-Legal Liaison Committee, 1958
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Medical School Building Planning Committee, 1956-1960
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MEND (Mass Disaster Causalities for Duke University Center) Committee, 1958-1959
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Nursing Committee; Administer Nursing Scholarships [Temporary], 1953-1954
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Nursing Committee; Committee on the Baccalaureate Degree for Nurses (BS), 1945-1951
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Nursing Committee; Committee on the Baccalaureate Degree for Nurses (BS), 1952-1953
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Nursing Committee; Committee on Duke Hospital [Executive Committee], 1940-1943
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Nursing Committee; Nursing and Nursing Education in North Carolina, 1948-1951
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Personnel Committee (Duke Hospital and School of Medicine), 1934-1948
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Portrait Committee (Committee on Faculty Memorials), 1947-1953
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Preventative Medicine Committee, 1951-1952
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Research Committee (Research Council, Medical Research Association Club), 1950, undated
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Retirement Annuities Committee, 1950-1953
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Social Security Committee, 1950
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Society of Sigma XI, 1947-1960
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Triangle Research Committee, 1954-1959
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University Committee on Planning and Development, 1958, 1960
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University Council, 1952-1953
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University Council, 1954-1955
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University Council, 1956-1958
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University Council, 1955-1956
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University Council, 1959-1961
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University Council; Development Program Honor Roll, 1950-1951
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University Council on Research, 1950-1951
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University Council on Research; Forms, 1948-1960
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8. Organizations, 1928-1973

Series Scope and Contents: Series is organized alphabetically by organization name and then sub divided under the organization name by committee names and conferences when applicable. Series includes materials from annual meetings, administrative records, topical reports, journal review documents, newsletters, and research on committee topics among others. Major topics of interest are the Medical Society of the State of North Carolina (MSSNC) and North Carolina Society of Pathologists Committees on the Coroner's System. This series differs from the Conferences series in that much of the Conferences series is specifically Duke related, whereas, the conferences within the Organizations series are those for national and regional entities. Materials date from 1928 to 1973.

Alabama Association of Pathologists, 1946
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American Association of Basic Science Boards; Annual Meeting, 1951, 1960
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American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists; Annual Meeting, 1936-1939
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American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists; Annual Meeting, 1939-1940
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American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists; Annual Meeting, 1940-1942
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American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists; Annual Meeting, 1941-1944
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American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists; Annual Meeting (folder 1 of 2), 1941-1948
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American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists; Annual Meeting (folder 2 of 2), 1941-1948
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American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists; Annual Meeting, 1946-1955
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American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists; Annual Meeting, 1959
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American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists; General, 1963-1971
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American Board of Pathology, 1937-1944
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American Cancer Society; Committee on Clinical Fellowships, 1948-1949
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American Cancer Society; Committee on Clinical Fellowships, 1950
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American Cancer Society; Committee on Clinical Fellowships, 1950-1954
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American Cancer Society; Committee on Clinical Fellowships, 1952
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American Cancer Society; Committee on Clinical Fellowships, 1957-1958
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American Cancer Society; Committee on Clinical Fellowships, 1959-1960
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American College of Pathologists; Annual Meeting (folder 1 of 2), 1957
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American College of Pathologists; Annual Meeting (folder 2 of 2), 1957
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American College of Physicians, 1948, 1959
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American Medical Association; "Archives of Pathology", 1942-1949
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American Medical Association; "Archives of Pathology", 1950-1952
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American Medical Association; "Archives of Pathology", 1953-1955
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American Medical Association; "Archives of Pathology", 1956-1957
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American Medical Association; "Archives of Pathology", 1958-1960
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American Medical Association; General, 1947-1960
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American Medical Association; General, 1949-1950, 1957
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American Medical Association; General, 1950-1953
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American Medical Association; Pathology Section, 1947-1960
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American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 1945-1959
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Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1944-1953
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Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1954-1960
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Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1955
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Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; Consultant, 1946, 1951-1957
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Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; Correspondence, 1944-1948
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Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; Correspondence, 1949-1953
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Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; Correspondence, 1954-1973
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Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; Dedication and Organizations, 1955
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Army; Oliver General Hospital, Consultant (Augusta, Georgia), 1949-1950
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Army; Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Consultant (Washington, D.C.), 1953-1958
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Asia Society, 1955-1959
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Association of American Medical Colleges, 1945-1947
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Association of American Medical Colleges, 1953-1955
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Association of American Medical Colleges; Annual Meeting, 1950-1951
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Association of American Medical Colleges; Annual Meeting, 1957-1959
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Association of American Medical Colleges; Ecology of the Medical Student Questionnaire, 1957
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Association of American Medical Colleges; International Relations Committee, 1957-1960
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Association of American Medical Colleges; Teaching Institute, 1953-1954
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Association of American Medical Colleges; Teaching Institute, Student Questionnaire, 1953-1954
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Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, 1958
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Atomic Energy Commission; Consultant, 1952-1954
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Atomic Energy Commission; Annual Meeting, 1958
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Chicago Medical Society; Conference, 1947
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China Medical Board of New York (Dr. Loucks), 1959-1960
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The Club, 1938
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College of American Pathologists; Annual Meeting, 1946-1948
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College of American Pathologists; Annual Meeting (folder 1 of 3), 1949
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College of American Pathologists; Annual Meeting (folder 2 of 3), 1949
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College of American Pathologists; Annual Meeting (folder 3 of 3), 1949
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College of American Pathologists; Annual Meeting, 1950-1952
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College of American Pathologists; Annual Meeting, 1952-1954
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College of American Pathologists; Annual Meeting, 1955-1957
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College of American Pathologists; Annual Meeting, 1958-1960
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College of American Pathologists; Panel: Organization and Policy of University, 1949, 1955-1959
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Columbia Medical Society Meeting, 1937
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Commonwealth Fund; Annual Reports, 1944-1951
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Conference Board of Associate Research Councils; Committee on International Exchange Persons, 1958-1960
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Duke Alumni Associations, 1946-1959
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Duke Question Club, circa 1933
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Duke University Medical Guild Articles of Association, 1934
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Durham Association of Scientists, undated
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Durham-Orange County Medical Society, 1936-1960
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Durham Tumor Clinic, 1948
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Edgecomb-Nash Medical Society, 1957
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Educational Council for Foreign Medical Students, 1957
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Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology; Congress, 1953
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Florida Medical Association; Annual Convention, 1957
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Hodgkins Disease Research Federation, 1947
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Institute of International Education, 1951
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International Academy of Pathology, 1960
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International Association of Medical Museums, 1939, 1948-1953
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International Congress of Clinical Pathology; Geographical Pathology (folder 1 of 3), 1954
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International Congress of Clinical Pathology; Geographical Pathology (folder 2 of 3), 1954
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International Congress of Clinical Pathology; Geographical Pathology (folder 3 of 3), 1954
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International Cooperation Administration, 1959
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International Society for Geographic Pathology, 1948-1957
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International Society for Geographical Pathology, 1936-1941
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Intersociety Committee for Research Potential in Pathology, Inc., 1958
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Johns Hopkins 50th Anniversary, 1939
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Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association; Biennial Meeting, 1959
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Medical and Chirurgical (Surgical) Faculty; Annual Meeting, 1938-1939
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Annual Session, 1948-1953
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on Auxiliary and Archives of History, 1969-1972
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Accessory Material (Medico-Legal Legislation), 1938-1954
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Bill/Committee Proposal (Medico-Legal Legislation), 1950
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Correspondence (Medico-Legal Legislation), 1950
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Correspondence (Medico-Legal Legislation), January-March 1951
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Correspondence (Medico-Legal Legislation), April-December 1951
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Correspondence (Medico-Legal Legislation), January-July 1952
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Correspondence (Medico-Legal Legislation), August-December 1952
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Correspondence (Medico-Legal Legislation), Jaunary-February 1953
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Correspondence (Medico-Legal Legislation), March 1953
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Correspondence (Medico-Legal Legislation), April-December 1953
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Correspondence (Medico-Legal Legislation), January-November 1954
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Correspondence (Medico-Legal Legislation), December 1954
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Correspondence (Medico-Legal Legislation), 1955
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, "Data Used in Presenting Subject to House Judiciary Committee" (Medico-Legal Legislation), 1949-1954
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, "Essential Data" (Medico-Legal Legislation) (folder 1 of 2), 1943-1952
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, "Essential Data" (Medico-Legal Legislation) (folder 2 of 2), 1943-1952
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, H.B. No. 561, 676 (Medico-Legal Legislation), 1951-1953
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Hearing on H.B. 147 (Medico-Legal Legislation), 1955
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Medical Examiners System Overview, 1948-1972
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Medical Examiners System Overview, 1950-1969
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Medical Examiners System Overview, 1967, undated
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Medical Examiners System Overview, Reports, 1948-1969
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Postmortem Statues (Medico-Legal Legislation), 1952-1955
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, Proctor and Long re: 1859-1959 History of North Carolina Coroner (Book), 1967
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on the Coroner System, "Responsibility of Medical-Legal Communal Partnership and its Negligence", Address to the North Carolina Bar Association (by Wiley D. Forbus) (Medico-Legal Legislation), 1952
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Committee on Maternal Welfare, 1954
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Conference Rosters, 1930-1938
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Insurance, 1951-1958
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Medico-Legal Institute, 1962, 1972
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Medico-Legal Symposium, Duke University, 1953
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Meetings/Conferences, 1949-1955
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Membership, 1950-1958
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Membership, Forbus, W., 1950
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Section of Pathology, Correspondence, 1944, 1952-1958
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Medical Society of the State of North Carolina Auxiliary, 1966-1972
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Mutual Security Mission to China, 1953
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National Academy of Sciences; National Research Council, Committee on Pathology, 1949-1959
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National Board of Medical Examiners; Durham Subsidiary Board, 1935-1936
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National Board of Medical Examiners; Durham Subsidiary Board, 1937
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National Board of Medical Examiners; Durham Subsidiary Board, 1937-1938
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National Board of Medical Examiners; Durham Subsidiary Board, 1939
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National Board of Medical Examiners; Durham Subsidiary Board, 1940
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National Board of Medical Examiners; Durham Subsidiary Board, 1941
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National Board of Medical Examiners; Durham Subsidiary Board, 1942
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National Board of Medical Examiners; Durham Subsidiary Board, 1943
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National Board of Medical Examiners; Durham Subsidiary Board, 1944
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National Board of Medical Examiners; Durham Subsidiary Board, 1944
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National Board of Medical Examiners; Durham Subsidiary Board, 1945
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National Board of Medical Examiners; Durham Subsidiary Board, 1946
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National Board of Medical Examiners; Durham Subsidiary Board, 1945-1947
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National Board of Medical Examiners; Durham Subsidiary Board, 1947-1952
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National Coroner Institute, 1949-1959
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National Heart Institute, 1959
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National Institute of Hearts; General, 1936, 1949-1959
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National Institute of Hearts; Research Grant Information, 1948-1959
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National Institute of Hearts; Research Grants, Pathology Panel, 1942-1960
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National Intern Matching Program, 1954-1960
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National Library of Medicine, 1965-1966
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National Science Foundation, 1952-1959
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National Society for Medical Research; National Conference on the Legal Environment of Medical Science, 1959
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New Orleans Graduate Medical Assembly, 1939
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New York Academy of Medicine, 1944-1959
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New York Pathological Society, 1944
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New York State Association of Public Health Laboratories; Pathology Conference, 1955
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Nobel Foundation, 1950-1951
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North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, 1945-1964
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North Carolina Postmortem Mediolegal Examination Committee, 1960
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North Carolina Society of Medical Technologies, 1965-1966
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North Carolina Society of Pathologists; Committee on Coroners System, 1948-1952
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North Carolina Society of Pathologists; General, 1949-1960
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North Carolina Society of Pathologists; General, 1965-1969
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North Carolina Society of Pathologists; General, 1970-1973
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North Carolina Society of Pathologists; Meetings, 1934-1953
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North Carolina Society of Pathologists; Meetings, 1940-1963
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North Carolina Society of Pathologists; Meetings, 1954-1967
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North Carolina State Board of Health, 1965-1969
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North Florida Pathologists Association, 1963-1966
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Offering Grants, Fellowships, and Lectures, 1950-1954
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Oklahoma City Clinical Society; Conference, 1947
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Passano Foundation, Inc., 1947-1959
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Phi Beta Kappa, 1946-1955
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Phi Gamma Delta, 1951-1958
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Public Health Service; Consultant, 1946-1947
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Registry of Medical Technologists, 1950-1953
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Rockefeller Foundation, 1945-1953
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Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, 1944-1950
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Southern Medical Association, 1937-1939
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Southern Medical Association, 1940-1942
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Southern Medical Association, 1943-1950
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Southern Medical Association, 1953-1960
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Southern Pathologists, 1932-1937
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Southern Pathologists, 1937-1939
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Texas Medical Association Annual Meeting, 1946
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Veterans Administration; Area Medical Direction, Consultant, 1953-1970
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Veterans Administration; Conference on Radiology and Pathology, 1955-1957
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War Department; Office of Surgeon General, Consultant, 1941-1946
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World Affairs; Annual Conference, 1957-1958
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World Medical Association, 1952-1953
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9. Conferences, 1931-1963

Series Scope and Contents: Series is organized by conference date. The bulk of the conferences and panel discussions were hosted by Duke School of Medicine. Materials include, but are not limited to, programs, transcripts, and schedules. This series differs from the Organizations series, which also includes conferences, in that that series is almost exclusively national and regional entities. Materials date from 1931 to 1963.

Cancer Symposium of Fundamental Cancer Research, "Tumors of Infancy and Childhood", 1954
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Duke American Assembly, "The United States and the Far East", 1957
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Duke J. C. Trent Society for History of Medicine Lecture, 1958, undated
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Duke School of Medicine and Hospital Dedication, 1931
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Duke School of Medicine; Annual Medical Symposium, 1948, 1953
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Duke School of Medicine; "Where We are Going" Panel Discussion (folder 1 of 2), 1958
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Duke School of Medicine; "Where We are Going" Panel Discussion (folder 2 of 2), 1958
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Duke Symposium on Diseases of the Heart, Circulation, and Kidney, 1936
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Medical Education and Licensure Annual Congress, 1935-1943
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Medical Education for Foreign Scholars, 1959
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Medico-Legal Seminar II, 1963
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Medico-Legal Symposium, 1957
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New Orleans Graduate Medical Assembly, 1938-1939
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Problems of the Premedical College in Fitting the Physician for His Place in Modern Society, 1945
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Undergraduate Teaching of Pathology, Use of Experiments and Audiovisual Aids in Undergraduate Teaching of Pathology, 1959
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Warren and Margaret Lewis Dinner (Cytology), 1955
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Womack Army Hospital Laboratory Service Staff Meeting Address, 1960
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10. Manuscripts, Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures, 1926-1976

Series Scope and Contents: Series is organized by author, Wiley D. Forbus, and year with the topic as part of the folder name. The location the lecture was delivered is also included when possible. The materials for the publication "Medicine in North Carolina" (MNC) are segregated at the end of the series by publication name, i.e., "MNC", because it is a collection of essays and did not easily fit into the organizational scheme. Materials include drafts, reprints, notes, correspondence, transcripts, and photos. Graphic photos are noted on folder tab. Materials date from 1926 to 1976.

Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "The Learning and [?] of Southern Pathologists", circa 1933
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; Baker, Bessie, Dean of Nursing School, Duke (Eulogy), 1942
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Pathogenesis of Fungus Diseases" and "Clinical Pathological Conference", Oklahoma City, Annual Fall Clinics and University of Alabama College of Medicine [Graphic Images], 1947
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Intracranial Aneurysm", Clinic Pathological Conference, Chicago Medical Society Meeting, 1947
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Certain Pulmonary Aspects of Fungus Disease", Philadelphia, Section on General Medicine of the College of Physicians, 1948
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Neoplastic Reaction of Cells to Injury", Richmond Symposium on Neoplastic Disease, 1948-1949
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Granulomatous Inflammation Disease with Special Reference to Certain Pulmonary Aspects of Fungus Infection", Medical College of Virginia, 1948-1949
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; Lecture 11: "Neoplasia", 1949
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; Lecture 17: "Hypophysis Gland" (Pituitary) (Flexograph), 1949
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; Lectures 51-52: "Inflammation" and "Demonstration" (Flexograph), 1949
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; Lecture 79: "General Principles of Viral Parasitism" (Flexograph), 1949
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; Lecture 92: "Chronic Granulations Inflammation" (Flexograph), 1949
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; Lecture Round Up Conference (Flexograph), 1949
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Problems in Medico-Legal Investigation", North Carolina State Medical Society, 1949
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Separate Presentations by Multiple Topics and Individuals, 1950
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Important Clinical Manifestations of Pulmonary Granulomatous Diseases", Academy of Medicine (Toledo, Ohio), 1950-1951
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Progress Towards a Solution of Medical Problems in North Carolina", Clinical/Radiological Conference (Kinston, North Carolina), 1951
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Pathogenesis of Eclampsia", American College of Surgeons (Puerto Rico), 1952
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Some Surprising Consequences of Traumatic Injury to the Head", Annual Clinic Day, Mt. Carmel Hospital (Detroit, Michigan; Puerto Rico; AFIP), 1951-1952
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Symposium of the Pathologic Physiology of the Lung of the International Association of Medical Museums" (St. Louis, Missouri), 1953
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Nature and Clinical Importance of Granulomatous Inflammation", VA and Medical Society Lecture (Montgomery, Alabama), 1954
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Project Method for Undergraduate Instruction of Neoplastic Disease for Student Self Education", 1954
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Tumors as Etiologic Agents", Miami University School of Medicine, University of Texas, and VA Hospital Bay Pines, 1954
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Animal Parasitic Disease", AFIP Lecture, 1955-1956
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Chronic Granulomatous Diseases", Surgical Pathology Conference (Albany, New York), 1955
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "If and When the Clock Runs Down", Southern Regional Conference , Civil Service Assembly, 1955
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "[Neoplasms]", University of Texas-Medical Branch, 1955
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Reaction Potential of Cells Under Chemical Stimulation", American Association for the Advancement of Science Symposium (Atlanta, Georgia), 1955
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Reidsville Kiwanis Club Lecture", 1955
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Sixteenth Conference of Pathology" (Albany, New York), 1955-1956
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Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Hodgkins Disease, Its Nature and Its Pathological Importance", Vanderbilt Medical School, Alpha Omega Alpha (Nashville, Tennessee), 1955-1956
Box 19
Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Reaction Potential of Cells Under Chemical Stimulation with Special References to the Genesis of Granuloma", AAS, VA Lecture (Dublin, Georgia), 1956-1958
Box 19
Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Creedmore Letter to Dean Davison 30th Anniversary Celebration Dinner", Duke School of Medicine, 1957
Box 19
Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Duke Alumni Luncheon Address" (Hollywood, Florida), 1957
Box 19
Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Problems in Oriental Medicine", AFIP, 1957
Box 19
Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Arteriosclerosis and Atherosclerosis, Present Day Concepts" (Greensboro, North Carolina), 1957-1958
Box 19
Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "The Emergence of Mycotic Infectious Disease and Its Impact on Medicine", G. T. Caldwell Lecture, University of Texas (Dallas, Texas), 1958
Box 19
Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Reaction Potential of Cells Under Chemical Stimulation", [American Association for Advancement of Science?] Christmas Lecture, 1958
Box 19
Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Arteriosclerosis in Wall of Dissecting Aneurysm", Conference of VA Chiefs of Medicine, VA Hospital (Dublin, Georgia), 1958-1959
Box 19
Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "The Expanding University Campus" Duke Alumni Association (Greenville, South Carolina), 1958-1959
Box 19
Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "An Historical Perspective and Survey of the Pathological and Treatment Discoveries in Paresis", Doretha Dix Hospital (Raleigh, North Carolina), 1960
Box 19
Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Dementia Paralytica, Historical Aspects of Pathological Background", Residency Seminar, State Hospital (Raleigh, North Carolina), 1959-1960
Box 19
Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Whence We Came", Duke Medical School, 1960
Box 19
Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "The Medical Witness", Duke Law School, 1965-1966
Box 19
Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "The Place of Granulomatous Inflammation in the Environmental Conception of Disease", Howard University Centennial (folder 1 of 2), 1966-1967
Box 19
Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "The Place of Granulomatous Inflammation in the Environmental Conception of Disease", Howard University Centennial (folder 2 of 2), 1966-1967
Box 20
Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "The Certification of Pathologists", undated
Box 20
Addresses, Speeches, and Lectures; "Teaching of Pathology Duke" (unpublished), circa 1950s
Box 20
Manuscripts; "Amyotonia Congenita (Oppenheim's Disease) in Identical Twins", Bulletin of Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1930
Box 20
Manuscripts; "Chemotactic Properties of Brucella Suis: A Study of In Vitro Phagocytosis of Brucella by Normal, Nonimmune Human Leukocytes", American Journal of Pathology, 1937-1947
Box 20
Manuscripts; "A Chrome Granulomatous Disease of Swine with Striking Resemblance to Hodgkins Disease", American Journal of Pathology, 1945-1948
Box 20
Manuscripts; "The Histologic Environment of Cancer of the Breast", Journal of American Medical Association, 1945
Box 20
Manuscripts; Coccidioidomycosis: A Study of 95 Cases of the Disseminated Type with Special Reference to the Pathogenesis of the Disease", Military Surgeon, 1946-1954
Box 20
Manuscripts; "On the Nature and General Pathologic Significance of Granulomatous Inflammation", Monograph, 1945-1958
Box 20
Manuscripts; "On the Nature and General Pathologic Significance of Granulomatous Inflammation", Monograph, 1947
Box 32
Manuscripts; "Spontaneous Activation and Progressive Differentiation of Mesenchymal Foci in the Bones, Simulating Destructive Neoplasia, but Terminating in Fibrosis, Calcifications, Ossification and Complete Cessation of Proliferative Activity", Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases, 1951-1954
Box 20
Manuscripts; "Granulomatous Inflammation--A Clinical and Pathologic Challenge", Editorial, American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 1954-1955
Box 20
Manuscripts; "Medical Education in Developing Countries", Editorial, Bulletin Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1964
Box 30
Manuscripts; "Medical Education in the Far East", International Association of University Bulletin, 1957
Box 20
Manuscripts; "A Comparative Study of Four Groups of Acid-Fast Organisms with Special Reference to Pathogenicity", American Medical Association Archives of Pathology, 1948-1959
Box 20
Manuscripts; "Irradiation Injury to the Aorta and the Lung", American Medical Association Archives of Pathology, 1959
Box 20
Manuscripts; "Sudden Death Due to Myocardial Sarcoidosis with a Comment on the Etiology of Sarcoid", American Medical Association Archives of Internal Medicine, 1959
Box 20
Manuscripts; "The Reaction of the Chorio-Allantoic Membrane of the Chick Embryo to Inoculation with Nocardia Intracellularis", American Medical Association Archives of Pathology, 1960
Box 20
Medicine in North Carolina; Correspondence, 1965-1971
Box 20
Medicine in North Carolina; Correspondence, McMillian, Roscoe D., North Carolina Medical Society Chair, 1964-1972
Box 20
Medicine in North Carolina; Correspondence, Shryock, Richard H., Johns Hopkins History, 1966-1971
Box 20
Medicine in North Carolina; Correspondence, Thompson, Cyrus and Watson S. Rankin, 1926-1966
Box 20
Medicine in North Carolina; Correspondence, Wells, Warner, University of North Carolina Surgery, 1970
Box 20
Medicine in North Carolina; Correspondence, Womack, Nathan A., University of North Carolina, 1933-1965
Box 20
Medicine in North Carolina; Drafts, 1971
Box 20
Medicine in North Carolina; Drafts, circa 1971
Box 30
Medicine in North Carolina; Drafts, "Essays in the History of Medical Science and Medical Services, 1524-1960" (folder 1 of 2), 1970
Box 20
Medicine in North Carolina; Drafts, "Essays in the History of Medical Science and Medical Services, 1524-1960" (folder 2 of 2), 1970
Box 20
Medicine in North Carolina; Grants, 1960-1971
Box 20
Medicine in North Carolina; Grants, 1961-1973
Box 32
Medicine in North Carolina; Lectures, 1969
Box 20
Medicine in North Carolina; Research, 1960-1966
Box 20
Medicine in North Carolina; Research, 1964-1971
Box 20

11. Hodgkin's Disease Brucella Research Materials, 1931-1957

Series Scope and Contents: Series contains correspondence, notes, reports, and grant information. Forbus was convinced that Hodgkin's disease, because of its granulomatous component, was a reaction to injury by an infectious agent. He conducted research in the 1930s and 1940s by soliciting case-based data from other medical institutions; a method well documented in the correspondence of this series. A subject matter expert, he presented multiple lectures on the topic text of which are found in the Manuscripts, Addresses, Speeches, Lectures series in this collection. Forbus' interest in the subject continued through his professional life. Hodgkin's disease and brucella references can be found throughout the collection. Materials date from 1931 to 1957.

Animal Studies, 1938-1941, undated
Box 20
Correspondence, 1932-1940
Box 20
Correspondence, 1936-1940
Box 20
Correspondence, 1941-1944
Box 20
Correspondence, 1942-1947
Box 20
Correspondence; Parsons, P. B. (Intern), 1938-1939
Box 20
Correspondence; Parsons, P. B. (Intern), Reprints, 1939-1940
Box 20
Correspondence; Reprints, 1939-1957
Box 21
Correspondence; Ruffin, Dr. Julian, 1944
Box 21
Grants; John and Mary R. Markle Foundation, 1940-1957
Box 21
Grants; National Institute of Health (National Cancer Institute), 1938-1940
Box 21
Grants; Unsuccessful, 1937-1940
Box 21
Reports, 1931-1941
Box 21

12. Correspondence, 1924-1978

Series Scope and Contents: Series is divided into two subseries: Personal and Professional Correspondence. The organizational scheme was born out of the original ordering of the collection and because of time constraints and the seemingly logical arrangement, the material was left divided as it was found. An effort was made to list any significant content in all files on the folder tab. Some records were removed to the Restricted Files series and labeled with a similar file name. Attempts were made to note the removal on the outside of the Correspondence folder. Materials date from 1924 to 1978.

Personal Correspondence, 1925-1964

Subseries Scope and Contents: Organized by date and divided into folders by year. Subseries contains more material of a personal nature, i.e., car repair inquiries, although some professional correspondence is present. The Duke related topics and correspondents as well as significant topics present in other parts of the collection located in the Personal, by year, files are listed on the folder tab. Materials date from 1925 to 1964.

1926, 1929-1930: Personal, 1926, 1929-1930
Box 21
1936: Personal, 1925-1936
Box 21
1937: Personal, 1937
Box 21
1938: Personal, 1938
Box 21
1939: Personal, 1937-1939
Box 21
1940: Personal, 1940
Box 21
1941: Personal, 1936-1941
Box 21
1942: Personal, 1942
Box 21
1943: Personal, 1943
Box 21
1944: Personal, 1944
Box 21
1945: Personal, 1925-1945
Box 21
1946: Personal, 1946
Box 21
1947: Personal, 1947
Box 21
1948: Personal, 1948
Box 21
1949: Personal, 1949
Box 21
1950: Personal, 1950
Box 21
1951: Personal, 1951
Box 21
1952: Personal, 1952
Box 21
1953: Personal, 1953
Box 21
1954: Personal, 1954
Box 21
1954: Personal, 1954
Box 30
1955: Personal, 1955
Box 21
1956: Personal, 1956
Box 21
1957: Personal, 1957
Box 21
1958: Personal, 1957-1958
Box 21
1959: Personal, 1959
Box 21
1960: Personal, 1960
Box 21
1964: Personal, 1964
Box 21

Professional Correspondence, 1924-1978

Subseries Scope and Contents: Sorted alphabetically by letter. In the alphabetically sorted professional correspondence individuals with whom Forbus had copious correspondence, or individuals in positions of power at Duke were given their own folders, filed alphabetically within the scheme. Materials date from 1924 to 1978.

A, 1947-1960
Box 21
A, 1965-1970
Box 21
Anlyan, William G. (Dean, Duke), 1966
Box 21
Anderson, J. H. (Smith, Leach, & Anderson in Raleigh, North Carolina), 1938
Box 21
Apperly, Frank MD (Richmond, Virginia), 1934-1945
Box 21
Ascenzi, Antonio, Dr. (Rome, Italy), 1960
Box 21
Ash, J. E., Lieutenant Colonel (Curator Army Medical Museum), 1939, 1944
Box 21
Awards/Recognition of W. D. Forbus, 1970-1974
Box 21
B, 1930-1944
Box 21
B, 1945-1964
Box 21
B, 1964-1974
Box 21
Beard, S. D. (Lederle Laboratory), 1938
Box 21
Blumberg, Joe M., Colonel (US Army), 1951-1956
Box 21
Boyd, William (University of Toronto), 1936-1945
Box 21
C, 1936-1950
Box 21
C, 1951-1967
Box 21
Caldwell, George T. (Pathology, Baylor University School of Medicine), 1933-1936
Box 21
Carpenter, C. C. (Dean, Wake Forest College Bowman Gray School of Medicine), 1936-1941
Box 21
Caveness, William F. (Pathology, McGill University), 1942-1944
Box 21
Charlotte Memorial Hospitals (Consultant), 1963-1965
Box 21
Cheek, John (United States Navy Reserves and Wake Forest College Bowman Gray School of Medicine), 1944
Box 21
Country Doctor Museum (Bailey, North Carolina), 1968-1973
Box 21
D, 1932-1951
Box 22
D, 1952-1960
Box 22
D, 1964-1972
Box 22
Davis, Charles L. (United States Department of Agriculture), 1946-1950
Box 22
Davison, W. C. (Dean, Duke University School of Medicine), 1930-1955
Box 22
Davison, W. C. (Dean, Duke University School of Medicine), 1945-1960
Box 22
Davison, W. C. (Dean, Duke University School of Medicine), 1966-1971
Box 22
Davison, W. C. (Dean, Duke University School of Medicine); Library, 1929-1930
Box 22
Davison, W. C. (Dean, Duke University School of Medicine); Pathology Course, 1929-1941
Box 22
Davison, W. C. (Dean, Duke University School of Medicine); Pathology Department, 1931-1943
Box 22
Davison, W. C. (Dean, Duke University School of Medicine); School of Medicine, 1924-1930
Box 22
Davison, W. C. (Dean, Duke University School of Medicine); Staff and Students, 1929-1935
Box 22
Davison, W. C. (Dean, Duke University School of Medicine); Supplies and Equipment, 1929-1930
Box 22
Dictabelt Recordings, undated
Box 22
Diggs, L. W. (University of Tennessee Medicine), 1938
Box 22
Duke Endowment, 1952-1965
Box 22
Duke University Medical Historian Training Program, 1967-1969
Box 22
E, 1946-1970
Box 22
Edens, Hollins A. (President, Duke University), 1951-1958
Box 22
F, 1932-1960
Box 22
F, 1963-1967
Box 22
Farrer, Judith (Librarian, Duke Hospital Library), 1931, 1945-1960
Box 22
Feldman, William H. (Chief, Laboratory Research Pulmonary Disease Veterans Administration), 1945-1959
Box 22
Forbus, Wiley D. (Acting Dean June-September 1950), 1950
Box 22
Forbus, Wiley D. (Portrait), 1959-1960
Box 22
G, 1936-1949
Box 22
G, 1950-1973
Box 22
Goodpasture, Ernest W. (Vanderbilt University Medical School), 1932-1960
Box 22
Graham, Sarah M., Dr., 1944
Box 22
Grinnells, C. D. (University of North Carolina Agriculture), 1944-1945
Box 22
Gross, Paul (Chair, Duke Research Council), 1937-1959
Box 22
Grueninger, G. H. (Indiana, Phi Delta Theta), 1938
Box 22
H, 1937-1952
Box 22
H, 1953-1960
Box 22
H, 1963-1967
Box 22
Harrell, George T. (Dean, University of Florida), 1944-1955
Box 22
Holbrook, William P. (Colonel Medical Corps, Chief Medical Services Division), 1943-1944
Box 22
I, 1963-1968
Box 22
J, 1937-1960
Box 22
K, 1937-1960
Box 22
K, 1963-1973
Box 22
Karsner, Howard T. (Secretary, American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists), 1936-1945
Box 22
Kimmelstiel, Paul (Pathologist, Charlotte Memorial Hospital), 1939-1958
Box 22
Kinney, Thomas D. (Chair, Duke Department of Pathology), 1960
Box 22
Kline, Howard (Public Health Service, Division of International Health), 1954-1960
Box 22
Kracke, Roy (Secretary, Southern Medical Association; Dean, Emory), 1936-1944
Box 22
Krumbarr, Edwards B. (American Board of Pathology), 1936
Box 22
L, 1938-1960
Box 22
L, 1963-1974
Box 22
Liem, Siong Kian (Netherlands), 1963-1978
Box 22
Lincoln Hospital (Durham, North Carolina), 1948-1953
Box 22
Lippincott, Leon S. (The Laboratories in Vicksburg, Mississippi), 1938
Box 22
Lippincott, Stuart (Candidate to run Duke Cancer Teaching Program), 1945-1956
Box 22
Long, Dorothy (Editor, History of Medicine), 1956-1971
Box 22
Long, Esmond R., 1974
Box 22
Lucke, Baldwin (Deputy Director, Army Institute of Pathology), 1942-1948
Box 22
M, 1934-1959
Box 23
M, 1945-1960
Box 23
M, 1963-1973
Box 23
MacCallum, W. G. (Johns Hopkins Hospital), 1931-1944
Box 23
MacNider, William de Berniere (University of North Carolina), 1931-1938
Box 23
McCordock, Howard A. (Washington University), 1935-1938
Box 23
McLeod, James (Florence, South Carolina), 1936-1937
Box 23
Margolis, George (Dartmouth College), 1963-1969
Box 23
Memorials to Duke Medical Faculty, 1969-1972
Box 23
Merck and Company, 1938
Box 23
Mickey, Harold C. (Superintendent, Duke Hospital), 1945-1947
Box 23
Moore, Robert A. (Washington University School of Medicine), 1943-1944
Box 23
Morehead, Robert P. (Wake Forest College Bowman Gray School of Medicine; Harvard), 1940-1944
Box 23
Moritz, A. R. (Howard University School of Medicine), 1939-1944
Box 23
N, 1932-1973
Box 23
Neal, M. Pinson and L. C. Todd, 1934-1939
Box 23
O, 1938-1967
Box 23
Openings (Outside Institutions), 1934-1941
Box 23
Openings (Outside Institutions), 1942-1944
Box 23
P, 1930-1943
Box 23
P, 1944-1960
Box 23
P, 1963-1973
Box 23
Poliomyelitis, 1935
Box 23
Porter, F. Ross (Assistant Superintendent, Duke Hospital), 1952-1958
Box 23
Q, 1957
Box 23
R, 1931-1960
Box 23
R, 1959-1968
Box 23
Rankin, W. S. (Director, The Duke Endowment), 1931-1938
Box 23
Rich, Arnold (Johns Hopkins Pathology), 1931-1944
Box 23
Rutgers University, 1968
Box 23
S, 1933-1949
Box 23
S, 1950-1960
Box 23
S, 1963-1973
Box 23
Shanklin, D. R. (Pathology, Miller Health Center in Gainesville, Florida), 1963-1966
Box 23
Stewart, Matthew J. (Editor, Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology), 1944
Box 23
Smyth, Francis Scott (University of California San Francisco), 1962-1965
Box 23
Stoddard, Leland D. (Medical College of Georgia), 1963-1969
Box 23
T, 1936-1959
Box 23
T, 1963-1968
Box 23
Taxidermist, House of Learo, 1943-1947
Box 23
U, V, 1939-1960
Box 23
W, 1935-1960
Box 23
W, 1963-1970
Box 23
Watts Hospital (Durham, North Carolina), 1930, 1948-1973
Box 23
Weldman, Fred D. (Hodgkins Research), 1934, 1939
Box 23
Whitmore, E. R. (Southern Medical Association, Georgetown School of Medicine), 1935-1944
Box 23
Woodhall, Barnes (Dean, Duke University School of Medicine), 1960
Box 23
Wright, W. H. (Public Health Service, Department of Zoology), 1938
Box 23
X, Y, Z, 1947-1960
Box 23

13. Foreign Medical Education Sabbaticals, 1948-1971

Series Scope and Contents: Series contains agendas, annual reports, bills, bulletins, certificates, clippings, committee files, contracts, correspondence, curriculum, curriculum vitae, diaries, drawings, greetings cards, itineraries, and journals, lectures, letters, lists, maps, manuscripts, memoranda, newsletters, notes, organizational charts, outlines, photographs, postcards, proceedings, programs, protocols, recommendations, regulations, reports, reprints, schedules, scrapbooks, tables, telegrams, tickets, and travel vouchers. Records pertain to Forbus' travels to Germany (US Army), Hong Kong, India, Italy (US Army), Japan, Lebanon, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Turkey, among others to act as a consultant in pathology. He was sent as a liaison to teach as well as to evaluate, reform, and report on medical facilities and teaching hospitals. These trips were undertaken on behalf of the China Medical Board, Inc. of New York, Rockefeller Foundation, Surgeon General, and US Army. Other entities involved in the coordination of these trips included, but are not limited to, the Foreign Operations Administration, Mutual Security Mission to China, Univeritas Indonesia Fakultas Kedokteran, University of California in affiliation with Airlangga University, and Duke Medical School Dean, Dr. Wilburt Cornell (W. C.) Davison. Forbus was accompanied by his wife, Elizabeth "Libby" B. Forbus, and made several stops in nearby countries as a tourist. Languages include English, German, Japanese, Chinese (unspecified), Italian, language with Cyrillic alphabet, and Indonesian. Materials date from 1948 to 1971.

Ceylon; Report of Visit to Columbo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), 1956
Box 28
European Tour; Correspondence, Logistics, and Itinerary, 1957-1958
Box 28
European Tour; Memorabilia, 1958
Box 28
European Tour; Report of Consultation Visit USAREUR and SETAF (Germany and Italy), 1958
Box 28
European Tour; USAREUR Surgical Pathology Seminar Proceedings, 1958
Box 28
General; Correspondence: China Medical Board (Director, Harold H. Loucks), 1953-1958
Box 28
General; Correspondence: "Far Eastern", 1957-1966
Box 28
General; Correspondence: Logistics and Itinerary, 1956-1957
Box 28
General; Correspondence: Rockefeller Foundation, 1953, 1956
Box 28
General; Final Report by Dr. Loucks on Visit to Far East, 1955
Box 28
General; Notes on Far East Travel, 1956
Box 28
General; Reports on Medical Education (Forbus), 1956
Box 28
General; "Pilgrimage of Wood and Silver" (Moore), 1957
Box 28
Hong Kong, 1953
Box 28
Hong Kong; Report of Visit to the University of Hong Kong Medical School, 1956
Box 28
India; Report of Visit of the Rockefeller Foundation, New Delhi, 1956
Box 28
Indonesia; Airlangga University President, Toha Visit to Duke University, 1963
Box 28
Indonesia; Biographical Information of Physicians in Indonesia, 1963-1964
Box 28
Indonesia; Clippings, 1956, 1961-1962
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: A, 1960-1962
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: B, 1960-1964
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: C, 1960-1962
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: D, 1961-1962
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: E, 1962
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: F, 1961-1964
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: G, 1961-1963
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: H, 1961-1963
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: I, 1961-1962
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: J, 1962
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: K, 1961-1962
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: L, 1961
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: M, 1961-1963
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: N, 1962
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: O, 1962
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: P, 1961-1962
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: Prior to Trip, 1958-1960
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: Prior to Trip, 1960
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: R, 1961-1962
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: S, 1956, 1960-1962, 1971
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: T, 1961-1962
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: V, 1961-1962
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: W, 1961-1962
Box 28
Indonesia; Correspondence: Y, 1961
Box 28
Indonesia; Household and Personal Documents, 1960-1962
Box 28
Indonesia; "Indonesian Interlude", 1963-1964
Box 28
Indonesia; Map of Jacarta Kebajoran, undated
Box Map Folder 2
Indonesia; Personnel and Visitors, 1960-1962
Box 28
Indonesia; "Problems in Medical Education", 1961
Box 28
Indonesia; Report Notes (Journal) and Clippings, 1961
Box 28
Indonesia; Report on the Medical School and Medical Education in General in Indonesia and Particularly in Djakarta, 1956
Box 28
Indonesia; Travel Arrangements, 1962
Box 28
Indonesia; University of California - Airlangga University; Annual Reports, 1959-1963
Box 28
Indonesia; University of California - Airlangga University; Annual Reports, 1963-1965
Box 29
Indonesia; University of California - Airlangga University; Annual Reports University of California Medical School Field Staff, 1956-1959
Box 29
Indonesia; University of California - Airlangga University; Medical Education, 1955-1965
Box 29
Italy; Report of Visit to Department of Pathology, University of Rome School of Medicine, 1956?
Box 29
Japan, 1955
Box 32
Japan; Correspondence, 1956-1957
Box 29
Japan; Correspondence: Armed Forces Far East, 1953
Box 29
Japan; Japanese-American Society of Pathologists, 1956
Box 29
Japan; Lectures, 1956
Box 29
Japan; Medical School Reorganization, 1956
Box 29
Japan; Reprints, 1950-1957
Box 29
Japan; Summary Review of Medical Education in Japan, 1955
Box 29
Japan; Tokyo Report to Rockefeller Foundation, 1957
Box 29
Japan; "Two of a Series of Four Lectures Delivered at Keio University School of Medicine", 1957
Box 29
Lebanon; Medical Education (folder 1 of 2), 1956-1957
Box 29
Lebanon; Medical Education (folder 2 of 2), 1956-1957
Box 29
Lebanon; Report of Visit to Medical School of the American University of Beirut (Forbus), 1956
Box 29
Philippines; Medical Education, 1953
Box 29
Republic of Korea (South Korea); US Army Far East, 1953-1956
Box 29
Singapore; Report of Visit to University of Malaya Faculty of Medicine in Singapore (Forbus), 1956-1957
Box 29
Taiwan; Clippings, 1956
Box 32
Taiwan; Conferences and Meetup, 1953-1956
Box 29
Taiwan; Correspondence, 1953, 1956
Box 29
Taiwan; Correspondence: 406th Medical Library, 1953, 1956
Box 29
Taiwan; Correspondence: Duke, 1952-1958, 1960
Box 29
Taiwan; "Formosa Affairs", 1951-1953
Box 29
Taiwan; General, 1956
Box 29
Taiwan; Medical Education, 1952-1953
Box 29
Taiwan; Medical Education, 1952-1955
Box 32
Taiwan; Medical Education, 1953-1954
Box 32
Taiwan; Medical Education: Course in Pathology (National Taiwan University), circa 1955
Box 29
Taiwan; Mutual Security Agency and Mutual Security Mission to China, 1954
Box 29
Taiwan; National Defense Medical Center, 1956-1957
Box 29
Taiwan; Report to the University of Taiwan Department of Pathology and Report of Visit to the National Defense Medical Center in Taipei (Forbus), 1953-1955, 1956
Box 29
Taiwan; Reports (Forbus and Loucks), 1953
Box 29
Taiwan; Syllabus of Pathology from National Taiwan University College of Medicine, circa 1953
Box 29
Turkey, 1956
Box 29
Turkey; Report of Visit to the School of Medicine's Department of Pathology (Istanbul), 1956
Box 29

14. Printed Materials, 1937-1974

Series Scope and Contents: Series contains printed materials pertaining to Forbus' career, colleagues, and affiliation to Duke that were originally stored out of context or were too large a format to keep with the original related material. When possible, note was made on the folder of original material within other series indicating the removal. Materials date from 1937 to 1974.

Clippings, 1944, 1974, undated
Box 23
Duke (folder 1 of 2), 1937-1963
Box 23
Duke (folder 2 of 2), 1937-1963
Box 23
Forbus Caricature, undated
Box 23
Medical Degree Maze (by Steve Karpman), 1957
Box 32
North Carolina Medical Society, 1973
Box 23

15. Photos, 1849-1979

Series Scope and Contents: Photos exist throughout the collection and were not removed from their original context to this series. This series was created to house photos and scrapbooks that were stored separately from other photos integrated into files within the collection or that were too large to fit within those files. Note was made on the folders within other series when photos and other materials were removed. Materials date from 1849 to 1979.

Columbia, undated
Box 23
Duke University School of Medicine New Students, 1964
Box 32
Forbus Education Center for Pathology (copies of photos), undated
Box 24
Forbus Photographs, 1944, 1948-1949, 1955, 1957-1959, undated
Box 24
Forbus Portraits, 1925, circa 1950, 1956-1968, undated
Box 24
Germany; Photo Album, 1928
Box 24
Hospital Photographs, 1949, undated
Box 24
Indonesia, 1961, 1964, undated
Box 24
Japan, 1953, 1956, undated
Box 24
Johns Hopkins Department of Pathology, 1923-1924, 1929-1930, undated
Box 24
Korea; Pathology Lab Staff Conference, November 1953
Box 24
Medicine in North Carolina; Illustrations (folder 1 of 2), 1849-1971, undated
Box 24
Medicine in North Carolina; Illustrations (folder 2 of 2), 1849-1971, undated
Box 24
Mexico; Southern Medical Association Dinner in Mexico City (Meeting in San Antonio, Texas), circa 1933
Box 24
Other (no Forbus), 1957, 1964
Box 24
Pathology Group Photographs, circa 1969-1974
Box 24
Puerto Rico, undated
Box 24
Singapore, undated
Box 24
Taiwan, 1953, 1955, 1959, undated
Box 24
Taiwan; Photo Album of Campus Views of the National Taiwan University Taipei, circa 1950-1959
Box 24
Taiwan; Photo Album of Chai-Yi Hospital Laboratory, 1953
Box 24

Biographical Note

Dr. Wiley Davis Forbus (1894-1976), MD "a charming man to meet socially...takes great interest in most any subject.... Members of the pathological societies know him well for his ability to present highly scientific papers and yet do it in a most interesting and literary fashion." (Oklahoma City Clinical Society, 1947) Forbus was a pathologist and educator, inventor, administrator, author and investigator: an aggressively enterprising person, with consummate social skills and compassion, and an avid interest in bettering the world. At Duke, he arrived each morning, put down his briefcase, and walked through the department, greeting each person. He gave each employee, at every level, a feeling of importance to the organization. "He had the wisdom and foresight to use each person on his faculty and harness the strong points of each." (Race, 1976) An early adopter of newest technology, he had a Dictaphone installed in his Pathology Department at Duke in 1930. If he did not find an existing solution to a problem at hand, he developed one on his own. This trait is evident in both his design of custom autopsy tables and the design of North Carolina's Medical Examiner's System.

A Southerner, and man of his time, Forbus was born in Zeiglerville, Mississippi, March 14, 1894. His parents were William Peyton, a planter, and George-Ellen (Birdie) Davis Forbus. (Baker, 1959; Hanford, 1924) He was sent from the Nitta Yuma plantation to Greenville, Mississippi, each fall for the school year to attend High School. (Race, 1976; Hanford, 1924) He graduated in 1912 in Laurel, Mississippi. He received his AB degree at Washington and Lee University in 1916, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and, during his last year, an assistant in chemistry. From 1916 to1918, he taught general sciences at the National Cathedral School for Boys. In 1919, he taught at the Friend's School in Washington, D.C. and enlisted in the US Army Air Service. He accepted a commission as first lieutenant in the US Air Service Reserve in 1923 and served in that capacity for ten years. (Baker, 1959) Forbus entered the Johns Hopkins University Medical School and received an MD degree in 1923. (Baker, 1959; Race, 1976; Green, 2020) At Johns Hopkins, he met Assistant Dean, Dr. Wilburt C. Davison, studied under Chairman and Dr. William George MacCallum who used case method teaching, and studied with Dr. Arnold Rice Rich known as great experimenter. (Baker, 1959) These relationships had a profound effect on the rest of his career.

After graduation, he remained at Johns Hopkins as assistant instructor and associate in pathology and as assistant resident and associate pathologist for seven years. In 1928 he was guest assistant at the Pathologisches Institut de Ludwig Maximilians Universit├Ąt, Munich, Germany, (Green, 2020) Forbus read and spoke German and read French. During his tenure at these institutions he further developed his unique viewpoint of pathology not as a compartmentalized description of the moment of death, but, rather the systematic study of the entirety of the process life of the individual. This was a revolutionary approach to pathology. In order to revolutionize the profession as a whole Forbus had to develop and train pathologists. He was given this opportunity by his Johns Hopkins associate, Wilbert C. Davison in 1930.

Davison invited Forbus to be Professor and Chairman at the new Duke University School of Medicine and Pathologist in Chief to the Duke Hospital, a position he held for 30 years. Davison said, "I hired Dr. Forbus because he was the most intensely interested man in pathology I had ever contacted. I went to Dr. MacCallum to confirm my impression, and Dr. MacCallum stated that Dr. Forbus could in no way be diverted from his study and devotion to general pathology." (Race, 1976) When Forbus arrived, Duke was a brand-new school. He was entrusted with a well-funded program that could be designed carefully with new ideas, tools, practices, and curriculum. The collaboration between Davison and Forbus was such that Davison appointed Forbus Acting Dean of the School of Medicine in the Summer of 1956. When Forbus officially retired in August of 1964, he was given life tenure as professor and chairman emeritus of the department of pathology. (Green, 2020; Collections Folder Letter 3 Nov 1972, Wiley D. Forbus Records)

Forbus' professional activities were not limited to Duke University. At one time or another he was a consultant to most North Carolina hospitals and some in neighboring states, including those within the Veterans Administration network, and he helped to reorganize the pathology department at the large Charlotte Memorial Hospital in North Carolina. In addition, Dr Forbus acted as a consultant in medico-legal cases throughout the state.

Dr Forbus was a prolific writer. His most noted work was "Reaction to Injury, Pathology for Students of Disease", published in two volumes the first in 1943, the follow up in 1952. This text was used for thirty years after publication. In 1949, he published a second book, "Granulomatous inflammation: Its nature, general pathological significance, and clinical character". He contributed more than sixty scholarly articles and reviews to professional journals and collections of essays. He acted as associate editor of the "National Archives of Pathology" for sixteen years. He authored over twenty series of scholarly lectures. Many of the lecture series he delivered in other countries were published in those countries. (Green, 2020; Series: Foreign Medical Education Sabbaticals, Wiley D. Forbus Records) At the end of his career he contributed to the North Carolina Medical Society's two-volume publication "Medicine in North Carolina, Essays in the History of North Carolina Medicine".

Forbus was a member of many professional organizations. Some of the most notable were the American Medical Association; the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and National Board of Medical Examiners; the Durham-Orange Medical Society; and the North Carolina Pathological Society where he served on the Medico-Legal Affairs Committee and was author of the first North Carolina medical examiner law enacted in 1955. He was chairman of the joint committee of the North Carolina Medical Society where his served as chairman of the section on pathology and a member of the committee on the coroner system. He served in the Pathology Study Section, Division of Research Grants and Fellowships for the National Institutes of Health and was a consultant to the Committee on Clinical Fellowships of the American Cancer Society. He was President of the American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists in 1947, a member of its Editorial Board, and received the coveted Gold Headed Cane Award from that association in 1975. (Race, 1976)

As his career developed, he expanded his influence internationally. He directed or was a consultant to a series of foreign medical missions under the US State and Defense Departments. (Race, 1976) He lectured and/or consulted for the Secretary of War, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Division of Biology and Medicine (medico-legal) of the Atomic Energy Commission, Veterans Administration (branch section chief in pathology as well as a consultant), Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Walter Reed Army Hospital, Foreign Operations Division Mission to China, and the Surgeon General to the Army regarding the Far East Command and US Army in Europe, acted as external examiner in pathology at the British Colonial University Medical School in Hong Kong, adviser on medical education at Keio University, Tokyo, through the Rockefeller Foundation, and evaluated and consulted medical education in the Far East under the auspices of the China Medical Board. (Baker, 1959) His last major overseas project was in collaboration with the University of California and Airlangga University (Indonesia) in 1961 and 1962. He was clearly pleased with his contributions overseas and was dismayed when social and geopolitical changes suddenly reduced the influence of US institutions on the Far East. (Green, 2020)

Forbus' personal life seemed a happy one. In addition to his parents, he had five siblings: Lady Willie (attorney), Sample B. (physician); Edward L.(agriculturalist); Bess (government service); and Juanita (government service). (Hanford, 1924) Forbus married Elizabeth Knox (Libby) Burger of Baltimore on September 25, 1926. Libby, an adventurous and personable woman, was the daughter of Louis John and Elizabeth Rogers Terry Burger of Baltimore, Maryland. (Green, 2020) The Forbus' raised three daughters: Georg'Ellen Davis Betts, Elizabeth Terry Adams, and Martha Caroline Suski. Wiley and Libby had ten grandchildren. Forbus died at Duke Hospital on March 3, 1976 from a terminal illness diagnosed in 1971. He remained active until a month before his death. His ashes were deposited behind a bronze plaque in the Memorial Wall in the foyer of the Duke University School of Medicine, a Memorial Wall he helped organize. (Green, 2020)

Reference List

Baker, R. D. (1959) Department of Pathology, Duke University School of Medicine, 1930-1959. An appreciation of Wiley Davis Forbus. Series: Pathology Department Records, Reunion Honoring WD Forbus, 1959, Wiley D. Forbus Records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Collections Folder Letter 3 Nov 1972, Wiley D. Forbus Records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Green, C. S. (2020, April 18). Forbus, Wiley Davis. Retrieved from https://www.ncpedia.org/biography/forbus-wiley-davis

Hanford, C. H. (1924) Seattle and Environs, 1852-1924. Vol 2. Chicago and Seattle: Pioneer Historical Publishing Co.

Oklahoma City Clinical Society (1947, October) Daily Bulletin

Race, G. J. (1976) Wiley Davis Forbus, MD 1894-1976. American Journal of Pathology, 85(3), 523-530

Series: Foreign Medical Education Sabbaticals, Wiley D. Forbus Records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wiley D. Forbus Records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Acquisitions Information

Accession A1965.0146 (gift, February 1965), Accession A1965.0147 (gift, January 1965), Accession A1965.0148 (gift, February 1965), Accession A1965.0149 (gift, January 1965), Accession A1966.001 (gift by Wiley D. Forbus, April 1966), Accession A1966.002 (gift, February 1966), Accession A2003.027 (acquired, May 2003)

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Glenn: August 2003; updated by Dawne Howard Lucas: August 2013; reprocessed by E. Durocher and Lucy Waldrop: January 2018-March 2021

Separated Material

Interview tapes and transcripts are housed in the Oral History Collection.

Related Material

  • Wiley Davis Forbus and Jack Meyers Group Oral History Interview, Duke University Medical Center Archives
  • Wilburt Cornell Davison Papers, 1881-1979, Duke University Medical Center Archives
  • Committees Reference Collection, 1924-ongoing, Duke University Archives
  • History of Medicine Collections, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University Libraries