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Guide to the Ludvig Hektoen Papers 1913-1947

Finding aid prepared by Betsy Bishop, 1991

© 2008 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Hektoen, Ludvig. Papers

Dates:

1913-1947

Size:

6 boxes (3 linear feet)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Ludvig Hektoen, medical doctor, 1863-1951. The collection contains incoming correspondence, and carbon copies of outgoing correspondence from the period 1913-1947, arranged alphabetically. Correspondents include I.A. Abt, Stanhope Bayne-Jones, Frank Billings, Edwin Embree, Simon Flexner, Clifford Grulee, James Herrick, Frank Lillie, William J. Mayo, and others.

Information on Use

Access

Open for research. No restrictions.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Ludvig Hektoen. Papers, Crerar Ms 75, [Box#, Folder#], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Ludvig Hektoen was born on July 2 1863 in Vernon County, Wisconsin, to P. and Olava Hektoen. He attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa between 1877 and 1883, when he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. Between 1883 and 1884 he studied pre-medicine at the University of Wisconsin. He then studied at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Chicago until he graduated with an MD in 1887 as valedictorian of his class.

Between 1887 and 1889 Hektoen interned at Cook County Hospital, and then between 1889 and 1891 held positions as the curator of the Museum of Rush Medical College and as the registrar of Cook County Hospital. In 1891 he was appointed professor of pathology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. In the same year, he married Ellen Strandh. In 1894, Hektoen was appointed professor of morbid anatomy at Rush Medical College, a position he held until 1933. From 1901 until 1932 he was also professor and head of the department of pathology at the University of Chicago.

Throughout his career, Hektoen served on a number of professional boards: Director of the John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases from its founding in 1902 until 1937; Chairman of the Committee on Scientific Research for the AMA in 1915; Chairman of the Chicago Medical Society from 1919 to 1921; Chairman of the Division of Medical Sciences of the National Research Council in 1924, 1926 and 1929; member of the National Advisory Health Council of the U.S. Public Health Service from 1932 until 1937. He was editor of The Journal of Infectious Diseases from its founding in 1904 until 1941.

Hektoen died July 5, 1951 in Chicago.

Scope Note

The collection contains incoming correspondence, and carbon copies of outgoing correspondence from the period 1913-1947, arranged alphabetically. Correspondents include I.A. Abt, Stanhope Bayne-Jones, Frank Billings, Edwin Embree, Simon Flexner, Clifford Grulee, James Herrick, Frank Lillie, William J. Mayo, and others.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Morris Fishbein. Papers

Frederick Stenn. Papers

Guide to Records of Clinical Case Histories and Postmortem Examinations. 1885-1889 (Crerar Ms 74)

Subject Headings

Abt, Isaac A. (Isaac Arthur), 1867-

Bayne-Jones, Stanhope, 1888-1970

Billings, Frank, 1854-1932

Embree, Edwin R. (Edwin Rogers), 1883-1950

Flexner, Simon, 1863-1946

Grulee, Clifford G. (Clifford Groselle), 1880-

Herrick, James Bryan, 1861-

Hekton, Ludvig, 1863-1951

Lillie, Frank Rattray, 1870-1947

Mayo, William James, 1861-1939

Physicians

INVENTORY

Box 1

Folder 1

Abt-Axt

Box 1

Folder 2

Bacon-Bay

Box 1

Folder 3

Bayne-Biow

Box 1

Folder 4-5

Birkhaug, Konrad

Box 1

Folder 6

Bishop-Buttrick

Box 1

Folder 7

Caldwell-Cleveland

Box 1

Folder 8

Coca-Curtis

Box 1

Folder 9

Cushing-Dean

Box 1

Folder 10

de Kruif-Doan

Box 2

Folder 1

Dock-Edwards

Box 2

Folder 2

Egdahl- Eycleshymer

Box 2

Folder 3

Fantus-Flexner

Box 2

Folder 4

Forber-Gerner

Box 2

Folder 5

Gettler-Gordon

Box 2

Folder 6

Gjerset, Knut

Box 2

Folder 7

Gorini-Gunn

Box 2

Folder 8

Hadley-Harbitz

Box 3

Folder 1

Hardy-Herrick

Box 3

Folder 2

Herrold-Hunter

Box 3

Folder 3

Jacobson-Johnson

Box 3

Folder 4

Jones-Jordon

Box 3

Folder 5

Kahn-Kyes

Box 3

Folder 6

Lagergren-Lenker

Box 3

Folder 7

Levaditi-Lieb

Box 3

Folder 8

Lien-Loyola

Box 4

Folder 1

Luther-Lyons

Box 4

Folder 2

McArthur-McNally

Box 4

Folder 3

MacNider-Mellon

Box 4

Folder 4

Menge-Moore

Box 4

Folder 5

Moody-Myerson

Box 4

Folder 6

Nadler-Nungester

Box 4

Folder 7

O'Brien-Owen

Box 4

Folder 8

Packard-Perlman

Box 4

Folder 10

Perry-Polowe

Box 5

Folder 1

Popper-Pusey

Box 5

Folder 2

Quensel-Rosenan

Box 5

Folder 3

Rosenow-Ruud

Box 5

Folder 4

Sachs-Schnaitman

Box 5

Folder 5

Schnitzler-Sihler

Box 5

Folder 6

Silberberg-Smith

Box 5

Folder 7

Smith-Steiner

Box 5

Folder 8

Smeth-Symmers

Box 6

Folder 1

Taliaferro-Thordson

Box 6

Folder 2

Thorek-Turck

Box 6

Folder 3

United-Upham

Box 6

Folder 4

Vaccine-von Seht

Box 6

Folder 5

Wahlquist-Wolbach

Box 6

Folder 6

Wells-Williams

Box 6

Folder 7

Wilbur-Zwisser