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Paul B. Beeson papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1789

Scope and Contents

The papers include correspondence, lectures and writings, and photographs that date primarily from Paul Beeson's later years. They include honors and tributes from former students and colleagues and attest to the influence Beeson had as a teacher.

Dates

  • 1940-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1982 - 2001

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to Yale University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. 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 Paul B. Beeson, 2001; Richard Rapport, 2010.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1789

Overview

The papers include correspondence, lectures and writings, and photographs that date primarily from Paul Beeson's later years. They include honors and tributes from former students and colleagues and attest to the influence Beeson had as a teacher.

Biographical / Historical

Paul Bruce Beeson was born in 1908 in Livingston, Montana, but grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. He attended the University of Washington and after graduating from McGill Medical School in 1933, he completed an internship at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. He then joined his father in general practice in Ohio. In 1939, he became chief resident at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and in 1942 joined the Emory University medical faculty. In 1946 he became chairman of the Department of Medicine there. From 1952 until 1965, Beeson served as chairman of the Department of Medicine at Yale University, leaving to become the Nuffield Professor of Clinical Medicine at Oxford University. In 1974, he returned to the United States to accept appointment as the Distinguished Physician of the U.S. Veterans Administration in Seattle, Washington. Beeson died on August 14, 2006, in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Paul B. Beeson Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Diane Kaplan
Date
July 2001
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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