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H MS c64

Beecher, Henry K. (Henry Knowles), 1904- Papers, 1848-1976: Finding Aid.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: H MS c64
Repository: Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Title: Henry Knowles Beecher Papers, 1848-1976
Date(s): 1848-1976
Quantity: 45 boxes
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The Henry Knowles Beecher Papers, 1848-1976, include Beecher's personal and professional correspondence, research files, meeting minutes, professional activities records, writings, and lectures generated during his tenure as Henry Isaiah Dorr Professor of Research in Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and anaesthetist-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital. Beecher's research and writings focused on physiology and control of pain, effects of drugs, medical ethics and human experimentation. The collection also contains correspondence, photographs, reports, notes, maps, and related documents resulting from his military service as chief consultant in resuscitation and anesthesia for U.S. Office of the Surgeon General in the Mediterranean theater during World War II.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access requires advance notice. Access to Harvard Unviersity records are restricted for 50 years from the date of creation. These restrictions appear in Series III and V. Access to personal and patient information is restricted to 80 years from the date of creation. These restrictions appear in Series V, VI, and VIII. The end of the restriction period is noted with each restricted folder. Researchers may apply for access to restricted records. Consult the Public Services Librarian for further information.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all the materials in the collection. Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Public Services Librarian. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Public Services Librarian are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright. Reference Services and Access Information.

Preferred Citation:

Henry K. Beecher papers, 1848-1976. H MS c64. Harvard Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, Mass.

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