Guide to the Papers of Radford C. Tanzer, circa 1921 - 2004Manuscript ML-102

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Radford C. Tanzer, circa 1921 - 2004

Call Number:

Manuscript ML-102

Collection Dates:

circa 1921 - 2004

Size of Collection:

49 Boxes (69 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Radford Chapple Tanzer, plastic surgeon, 1905-2003. The papers contain book excerpts, magazine articles, personal correspondence, note cards, surveys, book reviews, playbills, maps, travel brochures, travel itineraries, postcards, x-rays, drawings and sketches, negatives, photographs, slides, and glass slides documenting Tanzer's personal and professional life and particularly his ground breaking work in the reconstruction of ears.

Access to Collection:

Access to patient records restrict for 80 years from date of creation

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Access to patient records restrict for 80 years from date of creation

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The collection includes book excerpts, magazine articles, personal correspondence, note cards, surveys, book reviews, playbills, maps, travel brochures, travel itineraries, postcards, x-rays, drawings and sketches, negatives, photographs, slides, DVD's and glass slides.

The collection documents the personal and professional life of Radford Chapple Tanzer, M.D., though primarily his work in reconstructive surgery. Specifically the papers document Tanzer's ground breaking work in the reconstruction of ears and showcases the combination of artistic and scientific skills needed for such work. The collection holds Tanzer's patient files, both from the U.S. Army and from general practice, planning materials for symposiums, papers published by different doctors in the field of reconstructive surgery, and personal documents both from travel and from living in Hanover, New Hampshire including a set of slides documenting the Dartmouth Winter Carnival's of 1947 and 1949.

Biography

Radford Chapple Tanzer, M.D., was born September 16, 1905 in Little Falls, New York, the son of Dr. and Mrs. John M. Tanzer. Dr. John M. Tanzer, a dentist, and his wife also had four daughters. He graduated from Little Falls High School, valedictorian of his class, at age 14. RCT graduated from Dartmouth College in 1925, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternities. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1929. RCT did his residency in surgery at Strong Memorial in Rochester, New York, then did a year of cancer research at Rockefeller Institute, and then ran a family practice in Little Falls while he was the associate-in-surgery at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York. In 1936 he began work under Dr. Jerome Webster at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He was the Hospital's first senior fellow in plastic surgery. After nine months, RCT became the chief resident at Doctor's Hospital in New York City. He stayed until 1939, at which time he went to London to work with Sir Harold Gillies. Once back in the States, RCT was the 16th doctor to join the Hitchcock Clinic (Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital). There, he performed general surgery. RCT also became Clinical Professor of (Plastic) Surgery at Dartmouth Medical School. During World War II, RCT was a captain in the Army Medical Corps Reserve. He became chief of the Plastic Surgery Center in Brigham City, Utah. After two years, he was made chief of the Plastic Center at Cushing Hospital in Framingham, Massachusetts. In the Army, he met his future wife, Velma Maul, an R.N., who he married on December 24, 1943. While in the Army Medical Corps, RCT established two of the ten reconstructive surgery centers in the country. In 1946 he retired from the army as a Lieutenant Colonel. Once back in Hanover, RCT became a consultant in plastic surgery for Veterans Affairs Hospitals in New England and New York. In 1958 RCT announced a new surgery at a national meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. It was a new ear surgery for microtia patients that came to be known as "the Tanzer flap." RCT retired in 1970 and became Visiting Professor of Surgery at the University of Florida School of Medicine in Gainesville. He held the first symposium on the reconstruction of the outer ear and wrote 80 professional articles. In addition to his work in medicine, RCT was a vestryman of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Hanover and a director of the United Way of the Upper Valley. RCT's wife, Velma Maul Tanzer, died in 1990. Five years later, on June 2, 1995, RCT married Sheila Harvey, widow of Dartmouth Professor Lawrence E. Harvey. Radford Chapple Tanzer died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on June 12, 2003.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, The Papers of Radford Tanzer,

Contains clinical files, trip files, current events, article files, lecture files, Army clinical files, photographs, article reprints, DVDs, index cards, slides, patient diagnostic sheets, interviews, correspondence, and cassette tapes from a symposium on ear reconstruction.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1

Clinical papers (file drawer name) file pattern materials-compression structure...

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Pattern Material, undated
  • Folder: 2, Professional Correspondence (Correspondence with doctors around the world), 1972-1981
  • Folder: 3, Private Cases M-Z Personal letters from patients, 1971-1980
  • Folder: 4, Auricle Symposium Correspondence (Correspondence about the preliminary planning of the 1973 Symposium, and about the results), 1971-1973
  • Folder: 5, Symposium on Reconstruction of the Auricle (book): Includes book reviews of, and correspondence for the planning of, Tanzer's book., 1973-1974
  • Folder: 6, Auricle Registants (Surveys sent to colleagues to gage interest in a possible symposium; list of registrants)., 1971-1973
  • Folder: 7, Auricle Symposium Meeting Items (Meeting agendas for the planning of the 1973 symposium), 1972-1973
  • Folder: 8, Auricle Symposium Program (5 copies of program, a blank course evaluation form, and an announcement letter written by Tanzer), 1972-1973
  • Folder: 9, Auricle Symposium (1973) Publicity Planning, publicity, and programs from the symposium in Charlottesville, VA. Programs from previous symposiums., 1963-1973
  • Folder: 10, Congenital Defects Articles on the topic, written by various medical professionals., 1939-1964
  • Folder: 11, Craniofacial Symposium (handwritten notes, a photograph of the doctors who attended, and symposium brochure), 1971
  • Folder: 12, Hand - Dupuytren's Disease C. (Articles on the topic, written by various medical professionals), 1951-1968
  • Folder: 13, Hand - Dupuytren's Disease C. (paper) (Includes index cards, surveys to patients, articles written by other doctors, and notes and a first draft of a paper), 1941-1957
  • Folder: 14, Hand - Thumb Articles and pamphlets written by both Tanzer and by other medical professionals., 1938-1964
  • Folder: 15, Hopsital: OR Procedures (Booklet of materials and procedures for over 40 surgeries; packet of operative classifications), undated
  • Folder: 16, Hospital Personnel (Lists and photos of hospital interns; copies of "Hitchcock Highlights" newsletter), 1953-1970
  • Folder: 17, Hopsital OR & Dressing Room Inventory (Lists and data sheets from Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital), 1955-1967
  • Folder: 18, Miscellaneous: Different journals and publications, 1944-1957
  • Folder: 19, Webster 1: Publications by Jerome P. Webster and/or from the Jerome P. Webster Library of Plastic Surgery (Columbia University)., 1933-1959
  • Folder: 20, Webster 2 Materials relating to Jerome P. Webster, 1955-1981
  • Folder: 21, Wound Healing: Publications on wound healing, 1944-1971
  • Folder: 22, Private Cases A-L: Personal letters from patients, 1971-1980
  • Folder: 23, Flynn 3rd Edition: Materials relating to Tanzer's contributions on a book titled Hand Surgery (3rd edition)., 1977-1980
  • Folder: 24, Compression Neuropathy. Two original papers: one titled Compression Neuropathies of Upper Extremity, one titled Carpal Tunnel Syndrome., 1965
  • Folder: 25, Thumb Reconstruction (Paper). Original copies of the paper "Reconstruction of the Thumb" and original photos/materials used in the paper., 1948
  • Folder: 26, Prevention of Postoperative Hematoma In Surgery of the Hand (includes original reports and photographs), 1952
  • Folder: 27, Prevention of Postoperative Hematoma By Use of the Compression Suture (original reports and photographs), 1955

Box: 2

Clinical files, File Paper interdigital-Papers 1925-1935; Non-clinical files, Current Events-RCT; Travel Files, file West Indies 1938-Europe Trip, 1959 Misc.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Paper: Correction of Interdigital Burn Contractures of the Hand (Drafts of the paper, photos, and sketches), undated
  • Folder: 2, Papers written by Tanzer, 1925-1935
  • Folder: 3, Current Events: Programs from local (NH) performances., 1988-1989
  • Folder: 4, Current Events: Programs from mostly local (NH) performances and sporting events., 1986-1987
  • Folder: 5, Current Events: Programs from mostly local (NH) performances., 1977-1982
  • Folder: 6, Dartmouth College: Newspaper and magazine articles about Dartmouth College; Programs from College events (including materials from the Hopkins Center inauguration), 1962-1980
  • Folder: 7, Army RCT: Christmas greeting programs from Bushnell General Hospital (1942), Cushing General Hospital (1944), 1942, 1942
  • Folder: 8, West Indies 1938: Paraphernalia from a personal trip., 1937-1938
  • Folder: 9, European Trip 1959: Maps, folders, cards, 1959
  • Folder: 10, Western Trip 1946 and 1951: Pamphlets and postcards from personal trip to the American Southwest, 1946, 1951
  • Folder: 11, Quebec Trip 1947 and 1954: Pamphlets from travel to Quebec, 1947, 1954
  • Folder: 12, Mexico Trip 1950: Pamphlets and postcards, 1950
  • Folder: 13, Bermuda: Items from personal travel, 1952
  • Folder: 14, European Trip 1955: Plans and documentation for driving in France, 1955
  • Folder: 15, European Trip 1959: Misc. items from personal travel, 1959
  • Folder: 16, Virginia: 3 brochures from site-seeing in Virginia, undated

Box: 3

Travel Files, File Europe 1955-Maps-Brazil 1969 and 1972

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Europe 1955: Maps, 1955
  • Folder: 2, Europe 1955: Postcards, pamphlets, 1955
  • Folder: 3, European Trip 1959: Maps, 1959
  • Folder: 4, Brazil - Venezuela: Maps, pamphlets, medical writings, 1971
  • Folder: 5, Caribbean - Virgin Islands: Pamphlets, planning, and an article on Charter Yachting, 1963
  • Folder: 6, Puerto Rico and Jamaica: Pamphlets from and planning of travel to Puerto Rico and Jamaica, 1960-1963
  • Folder: 7, Spain 1965: Postcards, pamphlets, 1965
  • Folder: 8, Yucatan - Guatemala 1966: Pamphlets, maps, receipts, 1966
  • Folder: 9, Rome - Greece 1967: Pamphlets, maps, 3 photos, 1967
  • Folder: 10, Charleston, S.C. 1968: Brochures, 1968
  • Folder: 11, England 1968: Brochures, maps, list of British hand surgeons, 1968
  • Folder: 12, South America and Barbados 1969: Vacation planning, postcards, 1969
  • Folder: 13, Hawaii 1969: Brochures, maps, postcards, 1969
  • Folder: 14, Pacific 1971: Itinerary, brochures, maps, 1971
  • Folder: 15, Brazil 1969, 1972: Brochures, postcards, newspaper clippings, 1969, 1972

Box: 4

Travel File (2nd drawer), files California-Outer banks N.C. 1982

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, California: map, art museum brochure, undated
  • Folder: 2, Brazil 1972: Discussions of a medical paper, 1972
  • Folder: 3, Canada: Maps, travel information, 1982-1983
  • Folder: 4, Canada (Eastern): one postcard, 1979
  • Folder: 5, Canada Algonquin Park: Brochures, undated
  • Folder: 6, Canada - Nova Scotia: Brochures, maps, 1977
  • Folder: 7, Florida and Georgia 1972: Postcards, brochures, 1972
  • Folder: 8, Montreal: Maps, brochures, 1974, 1985
  • Folder: 9, Africa Travel: Newspaper clippings, itineraries, maps, brochures, 1976
  • Folder: 10, Galapagos 1977: Itineraries, photos, notes, a watercolor painting, brochures, postcards, 1977
  • Folder: 11, Portugal 1978: Maps, postcards, 1978
  • Folder: 12, England 1979: Brochures, postcards, map, 1979
  • Folder: 13, Washington 1980: Brochures, visitor's passes to the U.S. House of Representatives, 1980
  • Folder: 14, Italy 1981: Notes, maps, travel guides, 1981
  • Folder: 15, Williamsburg, Longwood, Winterthur 1981: Brochures, postcards, 1981
  • Folder: 16, England 1981: Postcards, brochures, a drawing, 1981
  • Folder: 17, Egypt 1981: Needlepoint of Isis, travel plans, Nile cruise handbook, 1981
  • Folder: 18, Outerbanks, 1982: Brochures, 1982

Box: 5

Travel Files, files Northwest trip 1982-Spain France 1983; Article Files, file Symposium Mosby rec of articles and correspondence-Articles reprints tumor

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Northwest Trip: Maps and brochures from Canada, 1982
  • Folder: 2, Spain - France Maps, brochures, 1983
  • Folder: 3, Mosby Correspondence: Regarding Tanzer's book "Symposium on Reconstruction of the Auricle", 1975
  • Folder: 4, "Clinics in Plastic Surgery": File includes correspondence for this book and a paper titled "Microtia", 1977-1978
  • Folder: 5, Auricle - Goldwyn Text: Drafts of a paper titled "Reconstruction of the Auricle" and correspondence regarding the paper; 2 photos, 1969-1972
  • Folder: 6, Paper - Long-Term Follow-up: Drafts of a paper titled "Microtia: A Long-term Follow-up of Forty-four Reconstructed Auricles", 1977
  • Folder: 7, Auricle-Converse Correspondence: Personal correspondence with John Marquis Converse, M.D., regarding the editing of a paper, 1964-1976
  • Folder: 8, Converse Text 2nd Edition: A copy and a transcript of "Deformities of the Auricle" by Tanzer and Converse, undated
  • Folder: 9, Goldwyn-Murray Text - "Reconstruction of Microtia: A Long-Term Follow-up", 1976-1979
  • Folder: 10, Grabb-Feller Book: Correspondence about "Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of the Burned Patient", 1971-1979
  • Folder: 11, Hirose Photos of Non-surgical Correction of the Congenial Auricular Deformity in the Early Neonate: photos and correspondence, 1982-1983
  • Folder: 12, Auricle Reprints - Misc.: Copies of articles on the auricle, 1903-1958
  • Folder: 13, Auricle Reprints: Articles written about the auricle, 1964-1973
  • Folder: 14, Auricle Branchial Cleft: Three articles on the subject, 1965-1967
  • Folder: 15, Auricle Book Checklists: Catalog and Checklist of Medical Books, 1965-1970
  • Folder: 16, Auricle Reprints: Cartilage (articles on the topic), 1953-1992
  • Folder: 17, Complications: A paper titled "A New Technique for Skin Grafting in Avascular Areas" by Spira and Parsa, 1978
  • Folder: 18, Auricle Reprints: Constricted Ear (copies of various articles), 1963-1977
  • Folder: 19, Auricle Cryptotia: Copies of articles, photos, 1963-1985
  • Folder: 20, Auricle Reprints - Developmental: Various articles, 1950-1964
  • Folder: 21, Auricle Embryology: Various articles on the topic, 1962-1969
  • Folder: 22, Genetics: Various articles on the topic, 1970-1977
  • Folder: 23, Auricle Helix: A French article on the topic, 1958
  • Folder: 24, Historical: 2 articles, 1970
  • Folder: 25, Auricle Reprints (Japan): Japanese articles, 1959-1963
  • Folder: 26, Auricle - Lobule: Article titled "Surgical Correction of Common Facial Deformities Due to Leprosy" by Enna and Delgado, 1968
  • Folder: 27, Macrotia: A paper titled "Reduction Otoplasty", 1983
  • Folder: 28, Auricle Reprints - Middle Ear Atresia: Various articles on the topic, 1951-1970
  • Folder: 29, Non-surgical Treatment: Article by Hirose, 1984
  • Folder: 30, Peet: Correspondence with Mrs. Eric Peet and T.J.S. Patterson regarding Tanzer's writing of a forward for Peet's book, 1970
  • Folder: 31, Auricle Reprints - Prominent Ears: Articles on the topic, 1955-1971
  • Folder: 32, Prosthetics: Correspondence and articles on the topic of prosthetic ears, 1965-1967
  • Folder: 33, Auricle - Silastic: Statistics, correspondence, articles, 1965-1977
  • Folder: 34, Auricle - Silicone Injection: Article from "Plastic Surgery News", 1978
  • Folder: 35, Auricle Reprints - Trauma: Articles on the topic, 1870-1981
  • Folder: 36, Auricle Reprints - Tumor: Articles on the topic, 1960-1970

Box: 6

Societies Files, N.E. Soc Plastic and recon surg.-Training Program committee AAOPS

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, N.E. Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons - Historical: Agendas, minutes, membership lists, by-laws, correspondence, 1959-1983
  • Folder: 2, American Association of Plastic Surgeons: Pamphlet/books from the annual meeting, 1959-1986
  • Folder: 3, American Association of Plastic Surgeons - Salt Lake City: Photos and notes 1971 President's Dinner, 1971
  • Folder: 4, American Association of Plastic Surgeons - Presidential Address (by Tanzer), 1970-1972
  • Folder: 5, AAPS Misc: Correspondence, 1970-1975
  • Folder: 6, Award (AAPS): Correspondence and papers regarding an award presented to F. Clarke Fraser, Ph. D., M.D., 1974-1975
  • Folder: 7, AMA Interspeciality Committee: Personal correspondence, 1971-1972
  • Folder: 8, AMA Section: Provisional Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery correspondence, 1971
  • Folder: 9, American Board Plastic Surgery: Correspondence, 1971
  • Folder: 10, Articles - Speeches, 1970
  • Folder: 11, Board of Trustees - AAPS: Agendas, minutes, 1971-1972
  • Folder: 12, Business Meeting - AAPS: Agendas, minutes, 1969-1972
  • Folder: 13, Dr. Chism: Correspondence with Dr. Chism (treasurer) and Treasurer Reports, 1971-1972
  • Folder: 14, Council Academic Societies: Documents relating to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), 1970-1971
  • Folder: 15, Dr. Crikelair: Correspondence, 1971
  • Folder: 16, Dr. Harding & Dr. Georgiade: Correspondence, minutes, 1970-1972
  • Folder: 17, Historical AAPS: Items from the 50th anniversary meeting, 1971
  • Folder: 18, Joint Forward Planning Committee: minutes, proposals, 1971-1972
  • Folder: 19, Kiskadden Fund AAPS: Letter from Dr. Clarence Monroe to Tanzer, 1972
  • Folder: 20, Dr. Lindsay: Correspondence, 1970-1971
  • Folder: 21, Medico-Legal: Correspondence, a report of malpractice hearings and a list of commission members, 1971-1972
  • Folder: 22, Membership AAPS: The AAPS 1970-71 Membership Roster, 1970-1971
  • Folder: 23, Dr. Monroe: Correspondence, 1971-1972
  • Folder: 24, Newsletter - Education Foundation: Correspondence, 1971
  • Folder: 25, Officers & Committee Members - AAPS & Associated Organizations: Lists of members, handwritten notes, 1968-1972
  • Folder: 26, Program Committee AAPS: Correspondence, 1971-1972
  • Folder: 27, Public Relations Committee AAPS: Correspondence, 1970-1972
  • Folder: 28, PRSEO (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Executive Offices): Correspondence, one paper and one packet about the organization of plastic surgery groups, 1971-1972
  • Folder: 29, Williamburg AAPS: Correspondence about the 50th anniversary meeting, 1970-1971
  • Folder: 30, Award Committee AAPS: Correspondence, 1971-1972
  • Folder: 31, Constitution and By-laws Committee AAPS: Correspondence, 1970-1972
  • Folder: 32, Education Committee AAPS: Correspondence, 1970-1972
  • Folder: 33, Future Meeting Sites Committee AAPS: Brochures, 1971
  • Folder: 34, Local Arrangements Committee AAPS: Correspondence, 1971-1972
  • Folder: 35, Membership Committee AAPS: Correspondence, lists of possible members, 1970-1972
  • Folder: 36, Nominating Committee AAPS: Correspondence, 1970-1972
  • Folder: 37, Steering Committee AAPS: Correspondence, proposals, 1971
  • Folder: 38, Training Program Committee AAPS: Correspondence, minutes, 1971-1972

Box: 7

Article Files, File Article lecture 1958-1966-Verona Material

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Auricle Lecture 1958-66: Papers/Reports, 1958-1966
  • Folder: 2, Auricle Lecture - Acquired Deformities: Reports on the topic, 1964-1976
  • Folder: 3, Auricle Lectures - Prominent Ear: Papers, 1957-1975
  • Folder: 4, Ear Reconstruction Film: Catalogue, 1994
  • Folder: 5, Discussion of Brent 1992 Article (Xerox copies), 1992
  • Folder: 6, Clinics INPS 1990: Papers written by Rueckert, Brown, Tanzer, 1990
  • Folder: 7, Auricle - Material for lecture, 1961-1981
  • Folder: 8, Auricle Lectures, 1967-1981
  • Folder: 9, Constricted Ear (Paper and Talk Material), 1971-1975
  • Folder: 10, Ear Material 1989-1991: Photos and correspondence relating to several patients, 1989-1991
  • Folder: 11, Ear Reconstruction Statistics: Outpatient Lists, 1967-1970
  • Folder: 12, Ear Reconstruction - Movie: Movie script by Tanzer (1969); Correspondence regarding the film, 1969-1974
  • Folder: 13, Ear Reconstruction Questionnaire 1970: Filled out questionnaires from patients, 1970
  • Folder: 14, Questionnaire 1976: Filled out questionnaires from patients, 1976
  • Folder: 15, Reprints (chronological): Articles written by Tanzer, 1935-1974
  • Folder: 16, Auricle - Japan: Personal correspondence with Japanese doctors, 1964-1972
  • Folder: 17, Auricle - S. America: Personal correspondence with South American doctors, 1965-1971
  • Folder: 18, Microtia Study 1985: Handwritten notes, 1985
  • Folder: 19, Reviews & Discussions of Books and Papers: Reviews written by Tanzer, 1980-1988
  • Folder: 20, Brent Paper (Timothy Williams): Photos, correspondence about and planning of Tanzer's contribution to the paper, 1983-1986
  • Folder: 21, Auricle Instruction Sheet: Copies of "Suggestions Concerning the Care of the Reconstructed Ear", undated
  • Folder: 22, Reprints (Misc.): Articles written by Tanzer, 1935-1983
  • Folder: 23, Auricle Papers I: Three papers and a packet of sketches, 1958-1971
  • Folder: 24, Auricle - Publicity: Magazine and newspaper clippings, copies of "Hitchcock Highlights", 1963-1984
  • Folder: 25, Verona Material: Items about the Italian Society of Plastic Surgery, 1981

Box: 8

Travel Files, file UVRRC-Palo Alto; Army Clinical File, File Photographs Misc.-L

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, UVRRC - Upper Valley Refugee Resettlement Committee: Newspaper clippings, personal correspondence, minutes, 1982-1999
  • Folder: 2, Ireland: postcards, brochures, 1984
  • Folder: 3, Palo Alto: maps, bills & receipts, playbills, Stanford Medical Group brochures, newspaper clippings, 1987
  • Folder: 4, Photographs Miscellaneous: Photos from Cushing General Hospital, 1946
  • Folder: 5, A-B Bushnell General Hospital Operation Reports, 1943-1944
  • Folder: 6, C-D Bushnell General Hospital Operation Reports, 1943-1944
  • Folder: 7, E-H Bushnell General Hospital Operation Reports, 1943-1944
  • Folder: 8, I-L Bushnell General Hospital Operation Reports, 1943-1944
  • Folder: 9, M-N Bushnell General Hospital Operation Reports, 1943-1944
  • Folder: 10, O-Q Bushnell General Hospital Operation Reports, 1943-1944
  • Folder: 11, R-S Bushnell General Hospital Operation Reports, 1943-1944
  • Folder: 12, T-Z Bushnell General Hospital Operation Reports, 1943-1944
  • Folder: 13, A U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 14, B-Be U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 15, Bi- U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 16, C-Cha U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 17, Chi- U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 18, D U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 19, E-F U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 20, G U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 21, H U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 22, I-J U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 23, K U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 24, L U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946

Box: 9

Army Clinical File, File Photographs Ma-Wz and Article reprints MICROTIA, plus negatives

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Ma- U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 2, Mc-Me U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 3, Mi- U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 4, N U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 5, O U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 6, P-Q U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 7, R U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 8, S - 1 U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 9, S - 2 U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 10, T-V U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 11, W-Z U.S. Army Operation Reports, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 12, War Department Negatives: Bushnell General Hospital Cases & Cases A-Z, 1943-1944
  • Folder: 13, Auricle Reprints (Microtia): Articles by different doctors, 1937-1984
  • Folder: 14, Miscellaneous: Personal items, articles about Tanzer, 1943-2003

Box: 10

Movies and photographs

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Mary Ellen Mikowski Dr. Tanzer Ear Reconstruction, undated
  • Folder: 2, Reconstruction of the Auricle R.C. Tanzer Hitchcock Clinic Hanover, NH, undated
  • Folder: 3, Timothy Williams Ear Dr. Tanzer 22, undated
  • Folder: 4, Evelyn Supry Dr. Tanzer, undated
  • Folder: 5, Ellen Mikowski 2nd Operation Omitted from Microtia reconstruction, undated
  • Folder: 6, Connie Bailey Dr. Tanzer, undated

Box: 11

Cross-reference index cards

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Army Index Cards The cards state a type of injury and then list patients who were treated. Categories include burns, powder stains & tatooing, vehicle injuries, missile wounds, facial paralysis, upper extremity, and lower extremity., undated
  • Folder: 2, Index cards with patients listed. Cards are broken down into body part affected by injury. Within each body part, cards are broken down more specifically to type of injury. Each card has patient names, and each name is followed by a brief description of the surgery., undated
  • Folder: 3, Photos of soldiers. Separated into small envelopes by name. Envelopes are alphabetical., undated

Box: 12

Photographs - Servicemen

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Photographs - Servicemen A-B, S-Z Envelopes of photographs are arranged alphabetically, with a gap from C-R., undated

Box: 13

Photographs - Servicemen

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Photographs - Servicemen Envelopes of photographs are arranged in two stacks. The left stack ranges from last names A - L, arranged alphabetically. The right stack ranges from last names L (cont.) - S, arranged alphabetically., Undated

Box: 14

Slides Duplicates Ad-Mu

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Slides Duplicates Ad-Ca, 1965-1972
  • Folder: 2, Slides Duplicates Ca (cont.) - Cr, 1962-1971
  • Folder: 3, Slides Duplicates Cu-Fo, 1965-1971
  • Folder: 4, Slides Duplicates Fo (cont.) - Jo, 1962-1971
  • Folder: 5, Slides Duplicates Jo (cont.) - Ly, 1964-1971
  • Folder: 6, Slides Duplicates Mc - Mu, 1964-1970

Box: 15

Slides Duplicates Mu-Yo / Slides Ear Ad-Co

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Slides Duplicates Mu-St, 1964-1971
  • Folder: 2, Slides Duplicates St-O, 1964-1971
  • Folder: 3, Slides Duplicates Va-Yo, 1964-1970
  • Folder: 4, Slides Ear Ad-Bo, 1964-1972
  • Folder: 5, Slides Ear Bo-Ch, 1964-1971, 1991
  • Folder: 6, Slides Ear Ch-Co, 1960-1971

Box: 16

Slides - Ear Co-Mi

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Slides - Ear Co-Ev, 1963-1970
  • Folder: 2, Slides - Ear Ev (cont.) - Go, 1964-1971
  • Folder: 3, Slides - Ear Go (cont.) - Ja, 1959-1971
  • Folder: 4, Slides - Ear Ja- Ke, 1965-1971
  • Folder: 5, Slides - Ear Ke- Le, 1963-1971
  • Folder: 6, Slides - Ear Le-Mi, 1964-1970

Box: 17

Slides - Ear: Mi (cont.) - Z

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Slides - Ear Mi (cont.) - Ni, 1964-1977
  • Folder: 2, Slides - Ear Ni (cont.) - Pe, 1962-1970
  • Folder: 3, Slides - Ear Pe (cont.) - Sa, 1965-1977
  • Folder: 4, Slides - Ear Sa (cont.) - St, 1963-1970
  • Folder: 5, Slides - Ear St (cont.) - We, 1962-1970
  • Folder: 6, Slides - Ear We (cont.) - Z, 1963-1970

Box: 18

Slides - Lectures & General

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Slides - Lectures Hand Injury, Cleft lip and palate, 1948-1967
  • Folder: 2, Slides - Lectures (cont.) Hanover, compression suture, compression neuropathy, carpal tunnel. Slides of Hanover include aerials of the town and campus, a home and garden, Winter Carnival 1947 & 1949, and Ski Jump 1951, 1945-1969
  • Folder: 3, Slides - General Ad - Co, 1963-1969
  • Folder: 4, Slides - General Co (cont.) - Fr, 1964-1969

Box: 19

Slides - General (cont.)

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Slides - General Fu-Lo, 1963-1969
  • Folder: 2, Slides - General Lo (cont.) - Pr, 1963-1970
  • Folder: 3, Slides - General Pr (cont.) - Sm, 1958-1970
  • Folder: 4, Slides - General Sm (cont.) - Zi, 1945-1969

Box: 20

Photographs A-He

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Photographs A - He Photographs of patients, organized alphabetically., 1949-1971

Box: 21

Photographs Hi-Ro

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Photographs Hi - Ro Photographs of patients, organized alphabetically., 1950-1971

Box: 22

Photographs Ry-Y

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Photographs Ry-Y Photographs of patients, organized alphabetically., 1947-1971

Box: 23

Patient Diagnosis Sheets A-Cl

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Patient Diagnosis Sheets A-Cl Each envelope includes a diagnosis sheet and, in most cases, negatives. In front of the patient files, there are negatives, drawings, and prints of different ear deformities and reconstructin techniques., 1956-1972

Box: 24

Patient Diagnosis Sheets Cl (cont.) - Go

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Patient Diagnosis Sheets Cl (cont.) - Go Each envelope includes a diagnosis sheet and, in most cases, negatives., 1948-1971

Box: 25

Patient Diagnosis Sheets Gr-Li

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Patient Diagnosis Sheets Gr - Li Each envelope includes a diagnosis sheet and, in most cases, negatives., 1950-1972

Box: 26

Patient Diagnosis Sheets Li (cont.) - Ro

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Patient Diagnosis Sheets Li (cont.) - Ro Each envelope includes a diagnosis sheet and, in most cases, negatives., 1950-1973

Box: 27

Patient Diagnosis Sheets Ro (cont.) - Wu

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Patient Diagnosis Sheets Ro (cont.) - Wu Each envelope includes a diagnosis sheet and, in most cases, negatives., 1947-1970

Box: 28

MHMH Patient Photographs A-Dr

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Patient Photographs A-Dr From Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. Envelopes arranged alphabetically. Each envelope contains photographs of the patient., 1948-1969

Box: 29

MHMH Patient Photographs Dr (cont.) - Jo

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Patient Photographs Dr (cont.) - Jo From Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. Envelopes arranged alphabetically. Each envelope contains photographs of the patient., 1946-1970

Box: 30

MHMH Patient Photographs Jo (cont.) - Ra

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Patient Photographs Jo (cont.) - Ra From Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. Envelopes arranged alphabetically. Each envelope contains photographs of the patient., 1947-1967

Box: 31

MHMH Patient Photographs Ra (cont.) - Z Veterans Affairs Patient Photographs A - Ch

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Patient Photographs Ra (cont.) - Z From Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. Envelopes arranged alphabetically. Each envelope contains photographs of the patient., 1945-1970
  • Folder: 2, Patient Photographs A - Ch From Veterans Affairs Hospitals, 1948-1956

Box: 32

VA Patient Photographs Ch (cont.) - Z

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Patient Photographs Ch (cont.) - Z, miscellaneous From Veterans Affairs Hospitals, 1948-1959

Box: 33

Army Photographs Pe - Wr

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Army Photographs Pe - Wr Envelopes arranged alphabetically. Each envelope contains photos of the patient., undated

Box: 34

Army Photographs Wr (cont.) - Z Army Photographs A - El

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Army Photographs Wr (cont.) - Z Envelopes arranged alphabetically. Each envelope contains photos of the patient., undated
  • Folder: 2, Army Photographs A - El Envelopes arranged alphabetically. Each envelope contains photos of the patient., undated

Box: 35

Army Photographs Em-Ma

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Army Photographs Em-Ma Envelopes arranged alphabetically. Each envelope contains photos of the patient., undated

Box: 36

Army Photographs Ma (cont.) - Pe Plastic Surgery Prints

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Army Photographs Ma (cont.) - Pe Envelopes arranged alphabetically. Each envelope contains photos of the patient., undated
  • Folder: 2, Prints of American Board of Plastic Surgery Cases: Photos and sketches are contained in a box., 1944-1946

Box: 37

Glass Slides: Ear Reconstruction & Patients

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Glass slides labeled "Hitchcock Foundation: Department of Medical Illustration." Slides include: Ear Miscellaneous Prominent Ear Talk Ear Reconstruction, 1957-1964
  • Folder: 2, Patient Slides: Glass slides labeled "Hitchcock Foundation: Department of Medical Illustration", 1952-1964

Box: 38

Glass Slides: Patients A-Sa

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Glass slides labeled "Hitchcock Foundation: Department of Medical Illustration." The slides are patient slides in alphabetical order, A - Sa. One patient, last name beginning with O, precedes the A slides., 1949-1964

Box: 39

Glass Slides C-Sa

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Glass slides labeled "Hitchcock Foundation: Department of Medical Illustration." The slides are patient slides in alphabetical order, C - Sa, 1950-1964

Box: 40, Dates: 1921-2004

Papers of Radford C. Tanzer

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, RCT interview: conducted by William D. Morian, M.D., 1982
  • Folder: 2, Tribute to RCT, from "Aesthetic and Reconstructive Otoplasty", 1987
  • Folder: 3, Personal Notes to RCT, personal and professional photographs, 1961-2003
  • Folder: 4, Articles about RCT, newspaper clips, 1948-2004
  • Folder: 5, RCT's trip to Japan, 1964
  • Folder: 6, RCT addresses/remarks, 1972, 1991
  • Folder: 7, RCT memorabilia: photos, letters, bios, 1944-2002
  • Folder: 8, Letters from RCt to Velma Maul, 1943-1945
  • Folder: 9, Photographs of Bruce Clogston: first outer ear patient, 1958, 1999
  • Folder: 10, RCT wartime letters, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 11, Photos of plastic surgeons, 1932-1974
  • Folder: 12, Misc. RCT memorabilia, 1921-2002
  • Folder: 13, Letters to Velma Maul, 1943-1944

Box: 41

Papers of Radford C. Tanzer

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Japanese guide books, maps, postcards, newspaper and magazine clippings, Circa 1964-1988
  • Folder: 2, Japan: Postcards and correspondence, Circa 1964-1965
  • Folder: 3, Photographs, Circa 1964

Box: 42

Papers of Radford C. Tanzer

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, DVD: Reconstruction of the Auricle in Congenital Microtia, undated
  • Folder: 2, DVD: Mrs. Evelyn Supry Dr. Tanzer, undated
  • Folder: 3, DVD: Connie Bailey Dr. Tanzer, undated
  • Folder: 4, DVD: Ellen Mikowski 2nd operation omitted from Microtia reconstruction, undated
  • Folder: 5, DVD: Timothy Williams Dr. Tanzer, undated
  • Folder: 6, DVD: R.C. Tanzer Reconstruction of the Auricle, undated
  • Folder: 7, DVCam: Reconstruction of the Auricle, undated
  • Folder: 8, DVCam Timothy Williams Dr. Tanzer Ear, undated
  • Folder: 9, DVCam: Ellen Mikowski 2nd operation Dr. Tanzer, undated
  • Folder: 10, DVCam: Mikowski Ear Dr. Tanzer, undated
  • Folder: 11, DVCam: Mrs. Evelyn Supry, undated
  • Folder: 12, DVCam: Connie Bailey, undated

Box: 43

The Papers of Radford Tanzer

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Book: Plastic Surgery in Military Hospitals, 1943-1946
  • Folder: 2, Camera Master: Plastic Surgery in Military Hospitals, 1943-1946
  • Folder: 3, Positive Dupe: Plastic Surgery in Military Hospitals, 1943-1946

Box: 44

The papers of Radford Tanzer

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, CD: Tanzer/Fraser interview, RCT Interviews a Canadian Doctor (Dr. Clarke Fraser), 3 January 1975
  • Folder: 2, Tape: RCT interviews a Canadian Doctor (Dr. Clarke Fraser), 3 January 1975
  • Folder: 3, DVD: Reconstruction of the Auricle - Radford C. Tanzer, M.D. Hitchcock Clinic, undated
  • Folder: 4, Film Reel: "Reconstruction of the Auricle", Radford C. Tanzer, M.D. Hitchcock Clinic, Hanover, N.H.Photography W. Stiller, undated

Box: 45

The Papers of Radford Tanzer, M.D.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Tanzer - American Association of Plastic Surgeons, undated
  • Folder: 2, Tanzer - American Association of Plastic Surgeons, undated
  • Folder: 3, Tanzer - American Association of Plastic Surgeons, undated
  • Folder: 4, Tanzer - American Board of Plastic Surgery, undated
  • Folder: 5, Tanzer - American Society for Surgery of the Hand, undated
  • Folder: 6, Tanzer - Annals of Plastic Surgery, interview, undated
  • Folder: 7, Tanzer - Articles, reprints, by Radford Tanzer, undated
  • Folder: 8, Tanzer - Articles, Historical by various authors, undated
  • Folder: 9, Tanzer - Book buyers, undated
  • Folder: 10, Tanzer - Boston Post Cane, undated
  • Folder: 11, Tanzer - Class of 1925: 70th reunion, 1995
  • Folder: 12, Tanzer - Class of 1925: 75th reunion, 2000
  • Folder: 13, Tanzer - Correspondence, Professional, 1981-1989
  • Folder: 14, Tanzer - Correspondence, Professional, 1990-2002
  • Folder: 15, Tanzer - Brent, Burt, undated
  • Folder: 16, Tanzer - DHMC (and MHMH and Clinic), undated
  • Folder: 17, Tanzer - DHMC (gift of books), undated
  • Folder: 18, Tanzer - Dartmouth Medical scheme, 1970s-1985
  • Folder: 19, Tanzer - Dartmouth Medical scheme, 1986-1997
  • Folder: 20, Tanzer - Furlow, undated
  • Folder: 21, Tanzer - Furnas, undated
  • Folder: 22, Tanzer - Geisel, undated
  • Folder: 23, Tanzer - Harvard Medical School, undated
  • Folder: 24, Tanzer - Hirose, Takeshi, undated
  • Folder: 25, Tanzer - Murray, Joseph, undated
  • Folder: 26, Tanzer - Nagata, Satoru, undated
  • Folder: 27, Tanzer - National Endowment for Plastic Surgery, undated
  • Folder: 28, Tanzer - New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, undated
  • Folder: 29, Tanzer - non-professional papers, undated
  • Folder: 30, Tanzer - Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, undated
  • Folder: 31, Tanzer - Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, Sound Slide
  • Folder: 32, Tanzer - Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Workshop, 1977-1979
  • Folder: 33, Tanzer - Strong Memorial Hospital, undated
  • Folder: 34, Tanzer - Tenney, undated
  • Folder: 35, Tanzer - Webster Society, undated
  • Folder: 36, Wright, James, undated

Box: 46

Papers of Radford C. Tanzer

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Tanzer - Army, undated
  • Folder: 2, Tanzer - Army, undated
  • Folder: 3, Tanzer - Army, undated
  • Folder: 4, Tanzer - Army, undated
  • Folder: 5, Tanzer - Articles, undated
  • Folder: 6, Tanzer - Articles, undated
  • Folder: 7, Tanzer - Articles, undated
  • Folder: 8, Tanzer - Card index, undated
  • Folder: 9, Tanzer - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Centre, undated
  • Folder: 10, Tanzer - Correspondence Dartmouth, 1921-1922
  • Folder: 11, Tanzer - Correspondence Dartmouth, 1922-1923
  • Folder: 12, Tanzer - Correspondence Dartmouth, 1923-1924
  • Folder: 13, Tanzer - Correspondence Dartmouth, 1924-1925
  • Folder: 14, Tanzer - Correspondence Harvard Medical School, 1925-1926
  • Folder: 15, Correspondence Harvard Medical School, 1926-1927
  • Folder: 16, Correspondence Harvard Medical School, 1927-1928
  • Folder: 17, Correspondence Harvard Medical School, 1928-1929
  • Folder: 18, Correspondence Strong Memorial Hospital, 1929-1931
  • Folder: 19, Correspondence Rockefeller Institute, 1930-1933
  • Folder: 20, Correspondence NYC, Circa 1930
  • Folder: 21, Correspondence Columbia Presbyterian, 1936
  • Folder: 22, Correspondence, 1940
  • Folder: 23, Correspondence Hitchcock Clinic, undated
  • Folder: 24, Cushing General Hospital Plastic and Maxillofacial Center Annual Reports, undated
  • Folder: 25, Ear reconstruction, undated
  • Folder: 26, Medical Notes, 1940-1941
  • Folder: 27, N.E. Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, undated
  • Folder: 28, Photographs - Negatives, undated
  • Folder: 29, Recollections, undated
  • Folder: 30, Symposium on Reconstruction of the Auricle Programs, 1973
  • Folder: 31, Medical: Symposium on Reconstruction of the Auricle, undated

Box: 47, Dates: circa 1973

Contains cassette tapes and slides from a symposium on the reconstruction of the auricle; also, cassettes from the "Audio Education for Plastic Surgeons" series.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, #1- Congenital Deformities of the Ear, undated
  • Folder: 2, #2- Congenital Deformities of the Ear, undated
  • Folder: 3, #3a- Congenital Deformities of the Ear- Beginning of Afternoon Session, undated
  • Folder: 4, Continuation of #3a- Morning Session , undated
  • Folder: 5, #4- Congenital Deformities of the Ear- Afternoon Session, undated
  • Folder: 6, #5- Congenital Deformities of the Ear, undated
  • Folder: 7, #6- Traumatic Deformities of the Ear, undated
  • Folder: 8, #7- Traumatic Deformities of the Auricle and Associated Congenital Facial Deformities, undated
  • Folder: 9, #8- Associated Congenital Facial Deformities, undated
  • Folder: 10, Reconstruction of Microtia, undated
  • Folder: 11, ? Microform, undated
  • Folder: 12, Audio Education for Plastic Surgeons- Surgery in China, 1974
  • Folder: 13, Audio Education for Plastic Surgeons- Criteria for Patient Selection and Malpractic Prophylaxis, Vol. 2, 1974
  • Folder: 14, Audio Education for Plastic Surgeons- The Plastic Surgeon in Court and What to do Until the Lawyer Comes- Vol. 3, 1974
  • Folder: 15, 3:1- Pl. Surgery- Collins (?), 1973
  • Folder: 16, 3:2- Pl. Surgery- William, 1973
  • Folder: 17, 3:3- Pl. Surgery- William, 1973
  • Folder: 18, 3:4- Pl. Surgery- William, 1973
  • Folder: 19, 3:5- Pl. Surgery- William, 1973
  • Folder: 20, 3:6- Pl. Surgery- William, 1973
  • Folder: 21, 3:7- Pl. Surgery- William, 1973
  • Folder: 22, 3:8- Pl. Surgery- William, 1973
  • Folder: 23, 3:9- Pl. Surgery- William, 1973

Series 2, Addendum, 2005

Addendum

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 48, Dates: 2005

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, DVD: Reconstruction of the Auricle in congenital Microtia, 4/29/2005
  • Folder: 2, DVD: Mrs. Evelyn Supry Dr. Tanzer, 4/29/2005
  • Folder: 3, DVD: Connie Bailey Dr. Tanzer, 4/29/2005
  • Folder: 4, DVD: Ellen Mikowski 2nd operatio omitted from Microtia reconstruction, 4/29/2005
  • Folder: 5, DVD: Timothy Williams Dr. Tanzer, 4/29/2005
  • Folder: 6, DVD: R.C. Tanzer Reconstruction of the Auricle, 4/29/2005
  • Folder: 7, DVCam: reconstruction of the Auricle, undated
  • Folder: 8, DVCam: Timothy Williams Dr. Tanzer Ear, undated
  • Folder: 9, DVCam: Ellen Mikowski 2nd op. Dr. Tanzer, undated
  • Folder: 10, DVCam: Mikowski Ear Dr. Tanzer, undated
  • Folder: 11, DVCam: Mrs. Evelyn Supry, undated
  • Folder: 12, DVCam: Connie Bailey, undated

Series 3, Addendum 2, 1939

Addendum 2

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 49, Dates: 1939

Contains European travel journal and letter home

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

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