Alvis Greer, MD papers

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Reference code

MS 047

Level of description

Collection

Title

Alvis Greer, MD papers

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Extent

0.5 cubic feet (1 box)

Name of creator

(1885-1975)

Biographical history

Alvis Eugene Greer was born May 6, 1885, in Gallatin, Illinois. He earned his MD from Northwestern University in 1908 and received an Alpha Omega Alpha key at graduation. He spent two years at Harvard Postgraduate Medical School and served in the Army Medical Corps in World War I. Geer specialized in internal medicine and diseases of the chest. Taught at Baylor College of Medicine and was on staff at the Houston Tuberculosis Hospital, Memorial Hospital, and Jefferson Davis Hospital. He was a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, serving on its board of examiners from 1946 to 1952 and president from 1953 to 1954. He died in Houston on August 8, 1975, and is buried at Forest Park Cemetery.

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Scope and content

Alvis Greer, MD Papers contains newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, article reprints, typescripts, manuscripts and editorials related to the career of Alvis Greer in internal medicine and chest surgery.

Subjects: Internal Medicine/Chest Surgery.

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Conditions governing access

No restrictions. Open for research.

Physical access

Materials are in good condition.

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Copyright restrictions apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

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Immediate source of acquisition

Source is unknown. Assumed to be creator.

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  • Citation: Alvis Greer, MD papers; MS 047; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.

Alternative identifier(s)

TARO

00178

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Archivist's note

Inventory prepared by MJ Figard, January 28, 2008.

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