Duke Medical Center Archives November 2022 Archive

The Medical Center Archives, in partnership with Rachel Ingold, Curator of the History of Medicine Collections at the Rubenstein Library and Josephine McRobbie and Joseph O’Connell, local oral historians, received a grant from the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund in the amount of $5,400 to document the history of maternal health in Durham through oral history interviews with members of the Duke Midwifery Service and Durham County Health Department. The title of this project is “Documenting the Duke Midwifery Service and Durham Maternal Health Through First Hand Narratives”. The idea for this project was spurred by the 2021 donation of the Duke Midwifery Service… MORE

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Dr. Samuel Katz

Remembering Dr. Samuel Katz
Posted On: November 11, 2022 by Rebecca Williams

Dr. Samuel L. Katz died last week at the age of 95. He was a world-renowned pediatrician and virologist. He joined the Duke University School of Medicine faculty as chair of pediatrics in 1968 and led the department until 1990.  

Katz began his undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College in 1944. In 1945, he joined the Navy and was sent to San Diego to attend hospital training school. Afterwards, he returned to Dartmouth and completed the undergraduate premed requirements, graduating in 1948. He then attended Dartmouth Medical School, which, at the time, was a two-year preclinical program and received a BMS in 1950. Katz completed his MD at Harvard Medical School in 1952. He had internships at Beth Israel Hospital followed by a residency in pediatrics at the Massachusetts General… MORE

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