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John Devereaux Thompson papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1498

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence, topical files, writings, and teaching files documenting John D. Thompson's work in public health, especially hospital administration and architectural design, and nursing administration.

Dates

  • 1931-1992

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Copyright has been transferred to Yale University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection.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 John D. Thompson, 1989. Transfer from the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1996.

Extent

78.5 Linear Feet ( (77 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.1498

Overview

The papers consist of correspondence, topical files, writings, and teaching files documenting John D. Thompson's work in public health, especially hospital administration and architectural design, and nursing administration.

Biographical / Historical

John Devereaux Thompson was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania, on August 6, 1917. He received a B.A. degree from the College of the City of New York in 1948 and a M.S. degree in hospital administration from the Yale School of Medicine in 1950. Thompson served as a nurse in New York City and Hartford, Connecticut, from 1939-1948. He held a number of positions at Montefiore Hospital in New York City, including assistant director (1950-1956), research associate (1956-1961), associate professor of public health and nursing administration (1961-1966), and director of the program in hospital administration (1961-1972). In 1966, Thompson came to Yale and served as a professor of public health (hospital administration) and nursing administration. He was associate dean of the School of Medicine from 1968-1972. Thompson was considered an expert on hospital design and architecture and health service delivery problems. He is best known for his work with colleagues in establishing the Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), an information system which allowed comparisons of hospital costs and charges. Thompson died on August 13, 1992.
Title
Guide to the John Devereaux Thompson Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Diane E. Kaplan and Carol King
Date
September 1996
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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