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Robert J. T. Joy Student Notes from Yale School of Medicine

Call Number: Ms Coll 18

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Robert J. T. Joy's student notebooks from Yale School of Medicine containing handwritten illustrated notes and mimeograph pages from medical school lectures and laboratories. Among the subjects covered are anatomy, bacteriology, biochemistry, genetics, histology, neuroanatomy, pathology, pharmacology, physical diagnosis, and physiology. In his letter of transmittal, Dr. Joy noted some of the professors who had taught these courses.


  • 1950-1954


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Yale University does not hold copyright.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Robert J. T. Joy, 1998.


Notebooks are arranged alphabetically by subject with clinical notes at the end.


1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


Robert J. T. Joy graduated from Yale School of Medicine in 1954. The collection contains his student notes.

Biographical / Historical

Robert J. T. Joy received his B.S. from the University of Rhode Island in 1950 and graduated from the Yale School of Medicine in 1954. He trained in internal medicine at the Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C. Joy served in the army from 1954 to 1981, rising to the rank of colonel. He was commander of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Team in Vietnam and later Director of the WRAIR. In 1976 he founded the department of military medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and served as first Commandant. When he retired from the Army, he founded the USUHS section (later a department) of medical history which he headed until 1996.

Guide to the Robert J. T. Joy Student Notes from Yale School of Medicine
Finding aid by Toby A. Appel
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Medical Historical Library, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Repository

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