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Hedley-Whyte, E. Tessa. Papers, 1956-2006 (inclusive): Finding Aid.

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The E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte Papershave been processed and made available with generous support from Dr. E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte to the Archives for Women in Medicine project.

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: H MS c320
Repository: Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Title: E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte papers,
Date(s): 1956-2006 (inclusive).
Quantity: 1 collection (12.5 cubic feet (11 records center cartons, 1 oversized flat box, and 1 legal size document box).)
Language of materials: The majority of the collection is in English. Occasional folders contain materials in Chinese, French, German, and Korean.
Abstract: E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte (1937-) is an anatomic pathologist, neuropathologist, Harvard Medical School professor (1991-), and researcher for organizations such as the Alzheimer Disease Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Her papers (1956-2006) are the product of her teaching activities and research and clinical interests in brain tumors, pituitary tumors, neurodegenerative disorders, and immunohistochemistry, and include lectures and writings, professional correspondence and records, research records, and personal and biographical materials. Medical subjects addressed include: cholesterol; myelin; the kidneys; infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy; cytomegalic inclusion disease; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS); dexamethasone; pituitary adenomas; and the Epstein-Barr virus.

Processing Information:

Processed byMeghan Bannon and Valerie Enriquez under the supervision of Jessica Sedgwick, November 2010.
Processing staff in the Center for the History of Medicine refoldered and rearranged the collection. Negatives and slides have been placed in archival sleeves and envelopes. Rusty staples and paper clips have been removed.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access requires advance notice.Access to Harvard University records is restricted for 50 years from the date of creation.These restrictions are noted where they appear in Series I-V. Access to personal and patient information is restricted for 80 years from the date of creation.These restrictions appear in Series I-VI.Researchers may apply for access to restricted records.Consult Public Services 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 Public Services. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from Public Services are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

Preferred Citation:

E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte Papers, 1956-2006. H MS c320. Harvard Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, Mass.

Biographical Notes

Elizabeth Tessa Hedley-Whyte (1937-), M.B., B.S., 1960,University of Durham, England; M.D., with Commendation, 1976, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, is a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts and a Neuropathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
Elizabeth Tessa Hedley-Whyte was born in London, England in 1937 to Sir George Stanley Waller and Elizabeth Margery Hacking, and naturalized in the United States in 1965. She attended the University of Durham, England, graduating with a M.B. and B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) in 1960. She was awarded an M.D. with Commendation from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in 1976, completing a thesis titled, "Cholesterol Localization in the Nervous System." Hedley-Whyte completed internships and residencies in pathology at Children's Hospital Medical Center, New England Deaconess Hospital, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, and Boston Lying-In Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts (1960-1965). She also held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School, and in 1991 was appointed Professor of Pathology. Hedley-Whyte also held neuropathology and pathology training program director positions at Beth Israel Hospital (1973-1977), Children's Hospital Medical Center (1973-1977), New England Deaconess Hospital (1977-1981), and Massachusetts General Hospital (1981-1999).Hedley-Whyte has served as Principal Investigator and Co-investigator of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Neuropathology Core.
Hedley-Whyte specializes in anatomic pathology and neuropathology with research and clinical interests in brain tumors, pituitary tumors, neurodegenerative disorders and immunohistochemistry, including the neuropathological diagnosis of Alzheimer disease, correlates in the temporal cortex in dementia with Lewy bodies, and the clinical interpretation of pathologic procedures specific to pituary adenoma biopsies. She has served on national and regional committees such as the Neurological Disorders Program Project Review B Committee, National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke (NINCDS) at the National Institutes of Health (Chairman, 1979-1981), Special Review Committee of the National Institute of Aging (Chairman, 1986). In 2005, Hedley-Whyte received the Award for Meritorious Contributions to Neuropathology by the American Association of Neuropathologists.
Hedley-Whyte married Professor John Hedley-Whyte, son of Colonel Angus Hedley-Whyte, on 19 September 1959.

Series and Subseries in the Collection

Scope and Content

The E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte papers (1956-2006) are the product of Hedley-Whyte's career as an anatomic pathologist, neuropathologist, professor, and researcher, including her lectures and writings, professional correspondence and records, research records, and personal and biographical materials. The collection includes records and correspondence pertaining to her work at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, Children's Hospital Medical Center, New England Deaconess Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital, and her involvement in committees and various professional associations. Files created for presentations, writings, and lectures focus on topics such as: cholesterol; myelin; the kidneys; infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy; cytomegalic inclusion disease; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS); dexamethasone; pituitary adenomas; and the Epstein-Barr virus. The collection also contains data and other records of grants for the Massachusetts Alzheimer Disease Research Center, Mental Retardation and Human Development Program,the Mental Retardation Research Program, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on topics such as: Alzheimer's disease; myelin; cholesterol; the blood brain barrier; strokes; anddiabetes.
The majority of the collection is in English. Occasional folders contain materials in Chinese, French, German, and Korean.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AIDS (Disease).
Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's Disease
Blood-brain barrier.
Blood-Brain Barrier
Cholesterol.
Cholesterol
Cytomegalovirus infections.
Cytomegalovirus Infections
Dexamethasone
Epstein-Barr virus.
Herpesvirus 4, Human
Myelin sheath.
Myelin Sheath
Nervous system--Diseases.
Nervous System Diseases
Neuroaxonal Dystrophies
Pathology.
Pathology
Pathology -- Study and teaching.
Physicians, Women
Pituitary neoplasms.
Pituitary Neoplasms
Stroke.
Stroke
Tissue banks.
Tissue Banks
Women in medicine.
Neuropathologists
Hedley-Whyte, E. Tessa
American Association of Neuropathologists
Beth Israel Hospital (Boston, Mass.)
Children's Hospital Medical Center (Boston, Mass.)
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (U.S.)
New England Deaconess Hospital

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