William Chambers papers, 1928-1970 Rauner Manuscript MS-797

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Title:

William Chambers papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-797

Collection Dates:

1928-1970

Size of Collection:

4.25 linear ft., 8 boxes

Abstract:

William N. Chambers (1914-1970), associate clinical professor of medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. The papers relate to his career as a member of the Dartmouth Medical School faculty. Included are research papers and notes on heart disease, religion and medicine, the spiritual factors in healing, and psychosomatic illness as well as personal and professional correspondence.

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Introduction to the Collection

The papers of William Chambers contain manuscript drafts, revisions and research notes of his essays and speeches. Also included are personal and professional correspondence, as well as case studies, documenting his work in and research of cardiac illnesses, psychosomatic illnesses and spiritual factors in healing.

Biography

William N. Chambers began his career at Dartmouth Medical School in 1946 as a teaching fellow in medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College in 1936, and his M.D. from Cornell College of Medicine in 1941. Chambers also served in the United States Army Medical Corps for three years, rising from first lieutenant to major and receiving the Bronze Star. At DMS, Chambers rose to the rank of Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, which was bestowed on him in 1969. He died on January 25, 1970.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1960-1968

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Research notes, manuscript drafts and revisions

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Academy of Religion and Mental Health, Jan 14-15, 1960
  • Folder: 2, Acute myocardial infarction, undated
  • Folder: 3, Alcohol lectures, Mar 27,1967, Jun 24,1968, Oct 15,1968, 1967-1968
  • Folder: 4, Angina innocens and angina pectoris, Nov 14, 1957
  • Folder: 5, Anticoagulation lecture, Feb 17, 1964
  • Folder: 6, Anxiety and depression in severe and chronic illness, Oct 7, 1964
  • Folder: 7, Cardiac involvement in alcoholism, undated
  • Folder: 8, Cardiac system (offprints, draft), undated
  • Folder: 9, Clinical correlation course, Fall, 1960
  • Folder: 10, Diagnostic problems in gall bladder disease, undated
  • Folder: 11, Emotional aspects of cardiac disease, undated
  • Folder: 12, Executive health: emotional stress and illness, undated

Box: 2, 1954-1962

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Research notes, manuscript drafts and revisions

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Individual and the College (Man's environment), 1955
  • Folder: 2, Man in his environment I, Oct 27, 1954
  • Folder: 3, Meaning of illness, undated
  • Folder: 4, Medicine and religion, Nov., 1957
  • Folder: 5, Medicine as a Christian vocation, undated
  • Folder: 6, Myxedema in two brothers, undated
  • Folder: 7, Needle biopsy of the liver, undated
  • Folder: 8, Pathological conferences, 1950-1955
  • Folder: 9, Patient and physician in cardial symptom formation, undated
  • Folder: 10, Phosporidrosis, undated
  • Folder: 11, Placebo, undated
  • Folder: 12, Psychological aspects of heart disease, 1958, Dec 12, 1962

Box: 3, 1950-1960

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Research notes, manuscript drafts and revisions

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Psychosomatic workshop programs, 1950-1955
  • Folder: 2, Purpura fulminans, 1950-1952
  • Folder: 3, Religion and health, and The spiritual factor in medicine, undated
  • Folder: 4, Religion and health, Mar 3, 1957 and The spiritual factor in medicine, Nov 1958 and Nov 1960, 1957-1960
  • Folder: 5, Religion and medicine, March, 1957
  • Folder: 6, Religion's effect upon medicine, undated
  • Folder: 7, Religion's effect upon medicine, undated
  • Folder: 8, Responsibility and illness, 1960
  • Folder: 9, Responsibility and illness, 1960
  • Folder: 10, Responsibility and illness, 1960

Box: 4, 1958-1967

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Research notes, manuscript drafts and revisions

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Responsibility and illness, January, 1961
  • Folder: 2, Responsibility and illness, January, 1961
  • Folder: 3, Responsibility and illness, January, 1961
  • Folder: 4, Responsibility and illness, January, 1961
  • Folder: 5, Responsibility and illness, 1967
  • Folder: 6, Role of emotional stress in the precipitation of congestive heart failure, undated
  • Folder: 7, Role of the patient physician relationship in the treatment of congestive heart failure, undated
  • Folder: 8, The spiritual factor in medicine, Dec 8, 1958
  • Folder: 9, The spiritual factor in medicine bibliography, undated
  • Folder: 10, Spiritual healing, undated
  • Folder: 11, Spiritual healing, undated
  • Folder: 12, Studies of protoveratrine, veratrone, and veriloid in hypertension, undated

Box: 5, 1928-1956

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Research notes and correspondence

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Visiting ministers program at Hitchcock Clinic, 1956
  • Folder: 2, Ideas for papers, undated
  • Folder: 3, Ideas for papers, undated
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence: Family, 1928-1936
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence: Family, 1928-1936
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence: Family, 1928-1936
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence: Family, 1928-1936
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence: Family, 1928-1936
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence: Family, 1928-1936

Box: 6, 1951-1970

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Correspondence and Personal Papers

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence: Articles Rene and Erika Fueloep-Miller, undated
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence: Articles Hadley Cantril, undated
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence: Physicians, 1957-1969
  • Folder: 4, Travel journal: Greece, Italy, England, France, 1931
  • Folder: 5, "Some impressions of Syria" by William N. Chambers, undated
  • Folder: 6, Press notices, newspaper clippings, undated
  • Folder: 7, Diploma: American College of Physicians, 1951
  • Folder: 8, Obituaries, memorial services, 1970
  • Folder: 9, Condolence letters, 1970
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence: Chambers Visiting Professorship, Chambers Memorial Fund, undated

Box: 7, undated

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Case Studies

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Angina pectoris /angina innocens, undated
  • Folder: 2, Bromsufalein reactions, undated
  • Folder: 3, Phosphoridrosis, undated
  • Folder: 4, Pseudo-angina study, undated
  • Folder: 5, Pseudo-angina study, undated
  • Folder: 6, Pseudo-angina study, undated
  • Folder: 7, Pseudo-angina study, undated
  • Folder: 8, Pseudo-angina study, undated

Box: 8, 1949

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Case Studies

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Psychosomatic study of pseudo-angina, undated
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence: Regarding case, 1949

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