Guide to the Papers of Carleton Chapman, 1945 - 1964Manuscript MS-169

Full Finding Aid

Title:

Guide to the Papers of Carleton Chapman, 1945 - 1964

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-169

Collection Dates:

1945 - 1964

Size of Collection:

3 boxes (2 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Correspondence, reports, and other papers relating to his service with the UNRRA in Indochina in 1945. Also contains materials related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Contains correspondence, reports, and other papers relating to his service with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Association (UNRRA) in Indochina in 1945. Also includes LP records, a broadside, photographs and correspondence related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Biography

Cartlton B. Chapman was born on June 11, 1915 in Sycamore, Alabama. He graduated from Davidson College in 1932. After receiving a Rhodes Scholarship he studied human biology at St. Johns College, Oxford, receiving his BA and MA in Physiology in 1939. After returning to the US he received his MD from Harvard in 1941 and his MPH in 1944. From 1944-1946 he was in the Public Health Service while stationed in the Middle east, China and Indonesia. In 1953 he was named Chief of Cardiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he created the first Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Parkland Memorial Hospital and founded the Pauline and Adolph Weinberger Laboratory for Cadiopulmonary Research. In 1966 he became Dean of Dartmouth Medical School a post which he left in 1973 to assume the presidency of The Commonwealth Fund. He retired in 1980 at the age of 65 but continued to follow his interest in medical history and ethics. From 1980-1985 he was chairman of the the Department of Medical History at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He died on December 10, 2000 in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1945-1946

Correspondence, reports, photographs and clippings relating to his service with the UNRRA in Indochina in 1945

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 2, Dates: 1948-1986

Miscellaneous writings

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 3, Dates: 1963-1964

LP records, a broadside, photographs and correspondence related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Finding Aids