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Don Chapman, MD papers
9 cubic feet (18 boxes)
Name of creator
Donald Wilton Chapman was born in Bridgewater, Iowa, on May 21, 1916 and earned both his BA and MD from the University of Iowa. He served as a major in the US Army Medical Corps in the European Theater during World War II. Chapman moved to Houston in 1944 to become one of the ten original faculty members of Baylor College of Medicine. He taught and practiced for fifty years, was a member of numerous professional organizations, and taught as a visiting professor in medical schools around the United States and the world. The Harris County Medical Society awarded him the John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award in 1976. Dr. Chapman died on May 3, 2007 in Houston.
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The Don Chapman, MD papers contains digitalis research, Diodrast notes, electrolytes, edema congenital heart failure, echocardiograms, electrocardiograms, Eisenmengers complex and syndrome, EKG’s, pulmonary valvular stenosis, primary pulmonary hypertension, ventricular aneurysms, vector cardiography, heart catheterization, arteriovenous fistula, sulfathiazole clearance test, syphilitic aneurysms, thyroid heart disease, ventricular arrhythmias, pyelonephritis, x-rays, fundus of the eye, subaortic stenosis, heart disease and pregnancy, heart tumors, cholesterol, cerebral insufficiency and carotid stenosis, atrial septal defect, atrial ventricular defect, cardiac resuscitation, anxiety heart disease, hypertension, abdominal aneurysms, anatomy and physiology of the heart, surgical treatment for hypertension and hypotension, renal insufficiency, myocardial infraction shock treatment, and other papers related to the research of Dr. Chapman. The collection consists of 18 boxes totaling 9.5 cubic feet.
Subjects: Cardiology. Medical Writing.
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- Citation: Don Chapman, MD papers; MS 103; 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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Inventory prepared by Gagina Leonard, 2014.