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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.
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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.

Bookplate for Dr. Alex Coppens

Some books and a mortar and pestle are resting on a table behind which is a row of distillation columns.

Bookplate for Dr. Alice Holland-Yost

Small coat of arms with a large lion rampant. At bottom typed in: "Dr. Alice Holland-Yost, Shelbyville Illinois."

Bookplate for Dr. Almada E. Melo

Picture by Lucas of a shield, with a caduceus and a cross on it. Name at bottom: Dr. Almada E. Melo.

Bookplate for Dr. Almeida Lucas

Picture of a man in a beard above several buildings, including two windmills. Drawn by Noronha Alvarez.

Bookplate for Dr. and Mrs. J. Lloyd Wallar

Picture of a sailing ship at sea. A fish is shown at the top of the sheet.

Bookplate for Dr. Anna Maria Pagliani

Picture by Vitezlav Fleissig of shelves with bottles and medical equipment. For Dr. Anna Maria Pagliani.

Bookplate for Dr. Antal Miklos

Picture of a man holding a large microscope and looking at a body with it, with a skeleton looking on in the background.

Bookplate for Dr. Antonio Castillo de Lucas

Picture of a city with people in the foreground. The city scene is in a frame with Dr. Lucas' name at the bottom.

Bookplate for Dr. Antonio Ruiz

Portrait of a man with a caduceus hitting a skeleton on the head with his fist.

Bookplate for Dr. Arady Kalman

A doctor using a monoaural stethoscope is listening to a woman's heartbeat.


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John Abernethy

Portrait of John Abernethy, F.R.S., drawn and engraved by J. Thomson.

Dr. Onye Akwari

Portrait of Dr. Onye Akwari, who joined the School of Medicine as a professor of surgery in 1978.

Vital Science (2009-08)
Tent View Evacuation Hospitals

Photograph of evacuation hospital with several tents in the foreground. A variety of buildings are visible in the background... Read more

Barnes Woodhall

Dr. Woodhall was professor and chair of the Division of Neurological Surgery and dean of the School of Medicine at Duke... Read more

Helium pressure alteration of function in squid giant synapse

The squid giant synapse, which permits intracellular electrical measurements in a single, excitatory synapse, was exposed to... Read more

Hormonal and cardiorespiratory changes following simulated saturation dives to 4 and 11 ATA

Professional divers were compressed with trimix to 4 ATA (2 persons, aged 35 and 26) and to 11 ATA (3 persons, aged 34, 26,... Read more

Duke University Medical Center Library News (1996-09)

Kymograph. Electric. 1950s. Brass drums mounted on teak base. Instrument used to measure and graphically record physiological... Read more


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