John L. Decker, MD papers

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Reference code

MS 088

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Collection

Title

John L. Decker, MD papers

Date(s)

  • 1936-1992 (Creation)

Extent

38.7 cubic feet (75 boxes)

Name of creator

(1921-2000)

Biographical history

John Laws Decker was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 27, 1921. Dr. Decker received his medical degree at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University on June 1951. He held various teaching appointments including: Instructor of Medicine, Columbia University (1954-1955); Tutor in Medical Sciences, Harvard University (1957-1958); Instructor of Medicine, University of Washington (1958-1959); Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Washington (1959-1962); and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington (1962-1965). In 1965 he became the chief of rheumatology at the National Institutes of Health and served for eighteen years. Between the years 1983-1990 Dr. Decker was the director of the Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center at the National Institute of Health. Dr. Decker has conducted research and authored publications in the fields of rheumatism, genetic rheumatism, arthritis, hypertension, ulcers, osteoporosis, and was an authority systemic lupus erythematosus. [Sources: John L. Decker, M.D. Papers. Curriculum Vitae. McGovern Historical Center: Houston, TX. Shelf 10.04 Box 25A Folder: Personal C.V. And Bibliography 5-25-1989 John Decker #88. The Washington Post. Obituaries John L. Decker. July 28, 2000. The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2000/07/18/obituaries/21eb222c-2751-476e-99b0-6e7e17b8fb7b/?utm_term=.53afe87e4d3e]

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Scope and content

The John L. Decker, MD papers contains experiments, experiment data, experimental findings, X-rays, rheumatoid studies, genetic studies, types manuscripts and letters, correspondence with colleagues in the fields of Rheumatology, developed treatments, patient profiles, institutional publications, and Decker’s own published works and findings.

Subjects: Rheumatology, Genetics

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Conditions governing access

No access restrictions. Open for research.

Physical access

Materials are in good condition.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

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Finding aids

Box-level inventory available.

Uploaded finding aid

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Deed-1

Immediate source of acquisition

Deed of gift signed by John L. Decker, M.D. 12/29/1992

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No accruals are expected for this collection.

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Specialized notes

  • Citation: John L. Decker, MD papers; MS 088; 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

00211

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Archivist's note

Inventory prepared by Gagina Leonard, 2014.

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