Name and location of repository
Level of description
John L. Decker, MD papers
- 1936-1992 (Creation)
38.7 cubic feet (75 boxes)
Name of creator
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]
Content and structure elements
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 of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
No access restrictions. Open for research.
Materials are in good condition.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright restrictions may apply.
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Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Box-level inventory available.
Uploaded finding aid
Acquisition and appraisal elements
Immediate source of acquisition
Deed of gift signed by John L. Decker, M.D. 12/29/1992
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
No accruals are expected for this collection.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
- 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.
Description control element
Rules or conventions
Inventory prepared by Gagina Leonard, 2014.
Place access points
Name access points
- Decker, John L. (Subject)