Claude C. Cody, III, MD papers

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MS 055

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Claude C. Cody, III, MD papers


  • 1946-1986 (Creation)


4 cubic feet (5 boxes)

Name of creator


Biographical history

Claude Carr Cody III was born December 10, 1915, in Temple, Texas, and died November 14, 1997, in (Houston?) Harris County. He was the grandson and nephew of the first two Claude Codys; Claude, Jr., had no children. Cody was an ear, nose, and throat specialist. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1939 and interned at Multnomah County Hospital in Portland, Oregon, per his World War II draft card.

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Scope and content

The Claude C. Cody, III, MD papers consists of biographical material, reprints, articles, sketches, contribution proposals, a brass plaque, case reports, photographs and slides, hearing aid manuals, microscope slides, and a wax ear moulage spanning the life and career of Claude Carr Cody, III, as an ear, nose, and throat specialist. The collection totals 5 boxes and equals 4 cubic feet. Materials are in poor condition.

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Conditions governing access

Open for research.

Physical access

The collection is extensively water-damaged; at least one box needs to have slumping addressed.

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Copyright restrictions apply.

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  • English

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Box-level inventory is available.

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Immediate source of acquisition

Donated by Dr. Cody in 1982 and 1987; additional material apparently donated by Mrs. Muriel Cody in 1999.

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No accruals are expected for this collection.

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  • Citation: Claude C. Cody, III, MD papers; MS 055; 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.

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Archivist's note

Inventory prepared by Alethea Drexler, January 2020.

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