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The Duke Medical Center Library & Archives and the Duke Medical Alumni Association are asking you to help enrich our understanding of people, places, and events in the history of the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Duke University Hospital. The Archives' collections include a number of photographs which do not have all of the people, events, or dates identified. Accurate documentation will enable us to fill in historical gaps regarding Duke Medicine and to more fully assist researchers who rely upon the Archives for images and information about Duke Medicine's past.

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Duke Medicine

For more than 75 years, our community of scholars and students has been devoted to understanding the causes, prevention and treatment of human disease. We are a group of women and men committed to the highest of academic goals - the exploration and dissemination of medical and scientific knowledge.
Ranked in the top ten with schools twice its age, Duke is committed to socially relevant education, translational research, compassionate patient care and global healthcare solutions.
In 2006, the school's more than 2,000 faculty members received more than $388 million in research support from the National Institutes of Health, ranking it second among U.S. medical schools.
Each year, the school receives more than 5000 applications from individuals around the globe wanting to be among the 100 students in each entering class.
As of 2008, more than 450 students are currently working toward their medical degrees. Some of them will stay even longer to become physician-scientists through our Medical Scientist Training Program.

Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives

The Medical Center Library's vision is "The best way to the best information" and that vision must continue to guide the Library in supporting Duke Medicine, including the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, Duke University Hospital and Health System, in their missions. This vision is shared by the Duke Medical Center Archives whose mission is to retain and preserve both institutional records and history for current and future use. This vision requires ensuring access to the best and most relevant information sources and technologies that are easy to use from any location. But in addition to acquiring knowledge-based resources and storing institutional records, the "best way" also requires continued training in the optimum use of the resources for education, research, administrative work, clinical care, and ultimately the reduction of medical errors and the delivery of high quality healthcare.

PAHx Digital Repository

The PA History Digital Collection contains over 3,000 images selected from materials contained in the DUMC Archival and PA History Society's special collections. New images are added as items are selected and processed. The PA History Center Website allow users to search the online repositories of digital images of articles, reports, photographs, biographies, artifact and other memorabilia associated with the history of the physician assistant profession. Developed and maintained by the Society for the Preservation of PA History and the DUMC Library & Archives, the digital archival collection is intended to be used only for academic, research and literary purposes. Please read the Terms of Use prior to accessing the collection.
Each item in our Digital Collection has a unique identity number with accompanying metadata providing details about the item including standard, searchable database fields (title, subject, date, creator, etc.). We want our users to have a genuine and authentic experience when viewing the online collection. We recognize that looking at material online is not the same as holding the original in your hands, but it helps protect, provide easy retrieval and repeated use of items without damage - one of our goals for digitizing the collection. Some items may be missing metadata information. If you have knowledge of any missing information, please let us know so that we can provide the most accurate and abundant information possible.
The original searchable database was created with July 2002 grant funding from the State Library of North Carolina, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online Digitization Grants. Reginald Carter (Director of the PA History Office) and Thomas Clark (Special Collection Project Manager) to work with Pat Thibodeau (Associate Dean for Library Services), Charlie Lackey (Head of Cataloging Department), Russell Koonts (Archivist) and other members of the library staff organized, cataloged, created metadata and digitized selected items from a collection of materials housed in the DUMC archives. Additional funding from the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation, Inc. allowed for further database augmentation. The Physician Assistant History Digital Collection was moved to MeDSpace in February 2008.

Hyperbaric Medicine

A collection of documents and information resources on hyerbaric medicine contributed by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society and other national and international groups, and digitized and developed by the Rubicon Foundation, a non-profit organization undertaking projects that contribute to the expansion of human understanding.
The Rubicon Research Repository, which focuses on Diving and Environmental Physiology Research, is the major contributor to this community.

1940 School of Medicine student-faculty show

School of Medicine students performing the 1940 student-faculty show, from OPC to CPC.

1950 School of Medicine student-faculty show or mock clinic

School of Medicine students performing the student-faculty show or a mock clinic.

1950 School of Medicine student-faculty show or mock clinic

School of Medicine students performing the student-faculty show or a mock clinic.

1950 School of Medicine student-faculty show or mock clinic

School of Medicine students performing the student-faculty show or a mock clinic.

1977 BSN graduation

Duke Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates at commencement, outside of Duke Chapel.

1979 School of Medicine student-faculty show

School of Medicine students performing the student-faculty show.

1980 School of Medicine faculty

1980 School of Medicine faculty.

1986 School of Medicine student-faculty show

Dr. W. David Watkins and J. Horst Meyer dance in the 1986 student-faculty show Back to the Suture.

1990 School of Medicine student-faculty show

A performance of the 1990 student-faculty show Back to the Suture. Pat Kenan, MD '59, in front.

2 Sided Desk

This desk was presented to Duke Hospital by Doctor William John Dann March 1938.


1 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
Name Countsort ascending
Duke University. School of Medicine 941
Duke University. Medical Center 746
Academic Medical Centers -- Periodicals 673
Medicine -- Periodicals 640
Humans 634
Bookplates 623
Male 514
Duke University -- Students -- Societies, etc. 424
Animals 371
Adult 336
Duke University. Hospital 304
Physiology 270
Diving 269
Astrology 248
Alchemy 248
Anatomy, Artistic 248
Flap Anatomy 248
Fugitive Sheets 248
Duke University. Medical Center. Library 205
Duke University. School of Nursing 204
Atmospheric Pressure 180
World War I 177
Female 174
Duke University -- Faculty 169
Duke University. Hospital -- staff 166
Time Factors 166
Hyperbaric Oxygenation 164
Duke University -- Students 159
Rats 147
Hudson, Ellis Herndon, 1890- 143
Bejel 143
Syphilis 142
Ridlon, John, 1852-1936 128
Students, Nursing 122
Ophthalmology 110
Diving -- Adverse Effects 109
Pressure 97
Internship and Residency 95
Correspondence 94
Libraries, Medical -- North Carolina -- Periodicals 94
Diving -- Physiology 88
Middle Aged 86
Atmosphere Exposure Chambers 84
Decompression 78
Respiration 77
Helium 71
Oxygen 71
Patients 70
Women in medicine 64
Trent Collection 63
Decompression Sickness -- Physiopathology 63
Certification 61
Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Surgery 61
Apothecary 58
Medicine 58
Apothecaries 56
Reed, Charles 56
Davison, Wilburt Cornell, 1892-1972 55
United States. Medical Reserve Corps 55
Apothecary jar 54
Heart Rate 54
Jar 54
Duke University -- Buildings 53
Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910 52
Students, Medical 49
Decompression Sickness -- Etiology 48
Duke Medical Alumni Association 48
Association of Physician Assistant Programs 48
Naval Medicine 48
Dogs 48
American Academy of Physician Assistants 46
Partial Pressure 45
Decompression Sickness -- Therapy 44
Rats, Inbred Strains 44
Howard, D. Robert 44
Duke University. Medical Center -- Buildings 43
Duke University. Department of Physical Therapy 42
Pharmaceutical 41
Electroencephalography 41
Professional Role 41
Mice 41
Decompression Sickness -- Blood 40
Porcelain 40
Caldwell, James D. & Elizabeth G. 39
Jar, covered 39
Physical Therapy (Specialty) 38
Blood Pressure 38
Ceramic 38
National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants (U.S.) 38
Rabbits 38
Models, Biological 38
Education, Medical 38
Analysis of Variance 37
Technology 37
Immersion -- Physiopathology 37
Johns Hopkins University. School of Medicine 37
Professional Competence 36
Duke University. Department of Psychiatry 36
Nursing 36
Hydrostatic Pressure 35


A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
Name Countsort ascending
Duke University. School of Medicine 470
Stewart, Howard 204
Hudson, Ellis Herndon, 1890- 144
Bartisch, George 106
Duke University. Medical Center. Library 93
Duke University. Development and Alumni Affairs 49
Thibodeau, Patricia L. 46
Hong, S. K. 42
Association of Physician Assistant Programs 39
Howard, D. Robert 37
Murphy, Beverly 32
Bennett, P. B. 28
Duke University. Comprehensive Cancer Center 28
Peterson, Richard A. 28
Office of Public Relations. Duke University Medical Center 26
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore 25
Duke University Health System. Office of Creative Services and Marketing Communications 24
Stead, Eugene A. 24
Godkins, Thomas R. 24
von Isenburg, Megan 23
Lundgren, C. E. 22
National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants (U.S.) 22
Carden, Virginia R. M. 21
Dutka, A. J. 19
Shiraki, K. 18
Beresford, Frank E., 1881-1967 17
Sharpey, William 17
Arrin 16
Grigg, Karen 16
Tuttle, Brandi 16
Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837 16
Thalmann, E. D. 15
Nakayama, H. 15
Brubakk, A. O. 15
Cryer, Emma 14
Fery, Antal 14
Claybaugh, J. R. 14
Duke University. Department of Community Health Sciences 14
Tyssebotn, I. 14
American Academy of Physician Assistants 14
Lin, Y. C. 13
Greenberg, Suzanne B. 13
James, Robert 13
Estes, E. Harvey (Edward Harvey), 1925- 13
Stanhope, William D. 13
American Registry of Physicians' Associates 13
Flynn, E. T. 13
Bev's Fine Art Corporate 12
Lackey, Charlie S. 12
Leonardelli, Adrianne 12
Berghage, T. E. 12
American Medical Association 11
Park, Y. S. 11
American Academy of Physicians' Associates 11
unknown 11
Ornhagen, H. C. 11
Fowler, B. 10
Schardt, Connie 10
Shackelford, Walter E. 10
American Academy of Physicians' Assistants 10
Hills, B. A. 10
Hallenbeck, J. M. 10
Rumple, Tony 10
United States. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare 9
Thorsen, E. 9
Meyer, Charles 9
Bove, A. A. 9
Piantadosi, C. A. 9
Matsuda, M. 9
Aanderud, L. 9
van Liew, H. D. 9
American Association of Physicians' Assistants 9
Sagawa, S. 9
Goldinger, J. M. 9
Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896 9
Vann, R. D. 9
National Board of Medical Examiners 9
Butler, B. D. 9
Bissonette, David J. 8
Doubt, T. J. 8
Biersner, R. J. 8
Duke University. School of Nursing 8
Weathersby, P. K. 8
Gilman, S. C. 8
Schaefer, K. E. 8
Huber, Ernest, 1910-2006 8
Carden, Virginia 8
Kerem, D. 8
American College of Physicians Assistants 8
Philp, R. B. 8
Melamed, Y. 8
Leitch, D. R. 8
Feldmeier, J. J. 8
Anlyan, William G. 7
Mansur ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad, active 14th century 7
Davolt, D. A. 7
Colton, J. S. 7
Konda, N. 7
D'Aoust, B. G. 7
Berney, Elizabeth 7


School of Nursing students in laboratory

Three School of Nursing students working with microscopes. 

Duke University Hospital with snow

Duke University Hospital with snow.

A "Certificate of Added Qualifications" by the American Board of Preventive Medicine
The CAHEA Umbrella: accreditation of allied health programs

This pamphlet was produced by the AMA's Department of Allied Health Education and Accreditation to inform educators about the... Read more

Eugene de Juan, Jr.

Portrait of Eugene de Juan, Jr., Department of Ophthalmology. Photographed by Arrin.

Ambulance backing up to the emergency room entrance of Duke Hospital

An African-American worker opens the rear end of the ambulance. A guard stands in the emergency room doorway. The original... Read more

Theodor Schwann

Portrait of Theodor Schwann, who advanced the concept of cellular organization of living things. His studies on digestion were... Read more

Bulletin of Duke University - Physician's Assistant Program [1968-1969]

This is the first formal bulletin printed for the Duke University Physician's Assistant Program in 1969 by the Department of... Read more

1977 BSN graduation

Duke Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates at commencement, outside of Duke Chapel.

Students in laboratory of Dr. Haywood Taylor

Haywood with three female students in a laboratory. Daisy Ashley (rear left), Haywood Taylor, Beth Ayers (right). Ashley and... Read more


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