Harold Lynwood Warwick MD papers

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MS 128

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Harold Lynwood Warwick MD papers


  • 1918-1934 (Creation)


2.25 cubic feet (5 boxes)

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Biographical history

Dr. Harold Warwick was born November 8, 1877, in Macon, Georgia. He graduated from the Academy of Richmond County in 1895 with a degree in engineering and from the University of Georgia with an MD in 1900. He married Lydia A. Houston in Savannah on November 28, 1901 and they moved to Fort Worth in 1903. He served as a captain in the medical corps during World War I and was decorated by the French. He was an inveterate tinkerer and invented an early type of wire recorder in 1932. He died of bladder cancer, which his obituary attributes to his early experimentation with radiography, on April 28, 1941 in Fort Worth.

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The Harold Lynwood Warwick MD papers features newsclips, correspondence, letters, manuscripts, reprints, diagrams, blue prints, and photos documenting the personal life and professional career of Dr. Harold Lynwood Warwick. The collection includes documentation detailing the Dr.Warwick's military career. Most of the collection chronicles Dr.Warwick's recording device invention that he dedicated over eighteen years of his life. Dr. Warwick appears to primarily work in the field of Otolaryngology, or Ear, Nose, and Throat diseases.

Subjects: family practice, U.S. Army, inventor, Otolaryngology

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Open for research.

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Materials are in relatively good condition. Many materials are beginning to break down because of acidity.

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Copyright restrictions may apply.

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  • English

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Immediate source of acquisition

Secretary of State, Georgia Division of Archives & History.Harold Lynwood Warwick 2007.

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No accruals are expected for this collection.

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  • Citation: Harold Lynwood Warwick MD papers; MS 128; 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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