Hebbel Hoff, MD, D. Phil. papers

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MS 023

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Hebbel Hoff, MD, D. Phil. papers


  • 1956-1990 (Creation)


2 cubic feet (3 boxes)

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Biographical history

Hebbel Edward Hoff was born December 2, 1907, in Urbana, Illinois. His family moved to Washington state when he was a child and he was the valedictorian of the 1924 class of Bothell High School, Bothell, Washington. He studied medicine at the Universisty of Washington for four years before being awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University in England. He completed his M.D. at Harvard University in 1936 and continued to do research in electrocardiology at Yale University. He won the Warren Scientific Treatise Prize in 1941 while working at Yale. He was chair of the McGill University (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Physiology Department from 1943 to 1948, when he took a position with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He was dean of Baylor until his death on May 1, 1987.

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Scope and content

The Hebbel Hoff, M.D., collection (MS 023) consists of two series: papers and sound recordings. The papers include reprints and journal articles, a hospital survey, newsletters, a CV, and various ephemera. The material is loosely arranged by type of document. The sound recordings document Hoff's History of Medicine lectures from 1982.

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This collection is open for research

Physical access

Materials are in good condition.

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The sound recordings have not been digitized. Contact an archivist regarding access.

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Copyright restrictions may apply.

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  • English

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    Finding aids

    Inventory, July 2018. Updated 2020, 2024.

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    Physical control folder contains correspondence with Dr. Hebbel Hoff from 1982, and gift letters to TIRR Foundation in 1996.

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    No accruals are expected for this collection.

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    • Processing information: Inventory by Alethea Drexler, July 2018. Updated by Sandra Yates, 2020; and Matt Richardson, 2024.
    • Citation: MS 023 Hebbel Hoff, MD, DPhil papers, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library

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    Inventory by Alethea Drexler, July 2018. Updated by Sandra Yates, 2020; and Matt Richardson, 2024.

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