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William A. Altemeier Archival Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WC-WA-2012

Scope and Content

The William A. Altemeier Archival Collection consists of 22 boxes containing such notable items as his personal diaries, awards and various honors, grade books, many drafts of his book, reference information on surgical infections, photographs and photographic slides.

Dates

  • 1933-1987

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Biography of William A. Altemeier

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Altemeier became the Christian R. Holmes Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery in 1952 and served in that position for twenty-six years. His surgical expertise and research led to hundreds of publications on surgical infections and he counted the over one-hundred chief residents which he trained during his tenure with UC as his greatest contributions to medicine. This collection includes materials on his work as a surgeon in Cincinnati, many drafts of his book, reference information on surgical infections, photographs and photographic slides.

Extent

22 boxes

Overview

The professional papers of Dr. William A. Altemeier.

Statement of Arrangement

Items were kept largely in original order with a few modifications in order to group like items. (i.e. diaries were grouped together.)

Related Material

The U. S. National Library of Medicine also has a collection of Dr. Altemeier's papers. Call number: MS C 411, http://oculus.nlm.nih.gov/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=nlmfindaid;idno=altemeier
Title
Guide to the William A. Altemeier Archival Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Laura Laugle
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding Aid Written In English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Cincinnati, Health Sciences Library, Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions Repository

Contact:
Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati Ohio 45267-0574
513-558-5120