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William W. L. Glenn papers

Call Number: MS 1693
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence and memoranda relating to William W. L. Glenn's career as a surgeon and member of the faculty of the Yale University School of Medicine. The papers focus on Glenn's work on the radio frequency diaphragm pacemaker and on his work as a member of the board of directors of the Charles E. Culpepper Foundation. William Wallace Lumpkin Glenn was born in Asheville, North Carolina on August 12, 1914. He received a B.S. degree from the University of South Carolina in 1934 and an M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia in 1938. Following appointments at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, Glenn joined the Cardiovascular Surgical Section of the Yale University School of Medicine in 1948 and served as its section chief from 1965-1975. Glenn was instrumental in the development of the first radio frequency diaphragm pacemaker and has written extensively on thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in general and cardiac pacemakers in particular. Glenn was named the Charles W. Ohse Professor Emeritus in 1985.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by William W. L. Glenn has been transferred to Yale University. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact

Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of William W. L. Glenn, 1995.

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Related Names
Glenn, William W. L.
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