Posts tagged: Department of Pathology

Staff Finds: Hertig, the Pathology Lab, and the Warren Museum

By , January 2, 2018

While processing the Arthur Tremain Hertig papers, Center staff discovered images of Hertig instructing Harvard Medical School students in the Pathology laboratory. Included are two images (first two below) that show Hertig using Warren Anatomical Museum specimens as part of the instruction, as the Pathology Department utilized the collection for teaching purposes. The Warren Anatomical Museum was established at Harvard Medical School in 1847 through a gift from John Collins Warren (1778-1856), and from the time of its founding until the late 1960s, the museum served a significant role as a resource for the teaching of medicine.

Arthur Hertig (1904-1990) was a pathologist, human embryo researcher, and professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School. He joined the Department of Pathology in 1931, was promoted to Professor of Pathology in 1948, and in 1952 was named Shattuck Professor of Pathological Anatomy and Chairman of the Department of Pathology. As chairman, teaching was a priority for Hertig:

His own lectures were clear and laced with a sense of humor … His regard for his students was manifested by his practice of having every one of them attend a tea in small groups in his office, although this consumed a great deal of time. The students awarded him two prizes for excellence in teaching and made him an honorary member of one of the graduating classes.

The finding aid for the Hertig papers can be found here.

For information regarding access to this collection, please contact the Public Services staff.

Arthur Hertig Papers Open to Research

By , March 10, 2017
Arthur Hertig

Arthur Hertig

The Center for the History of Medicine is pleased to announce the reopening of the Arthur Tremain Hertig papers, 1922-1987. Hertig (1904-1990) was a pathologist, human embryo researcher, and professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School. Hertig collaborated with John Rock to conduct studies of early human embryos, research which enabled later advances in the birth control pill and in vitro fertilization. Hertig was also Shattuck Professor of Pathological Anatomy and Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. After stepping down as Chairman in 1968, Hertig moved to the New England Regional Primate Research Center in the Division of Pathobiology.

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Arthur Hertig

The papers are the product of Hertig’s activities as a pathologist, embryology researcher, author, and Harvard Medical School faculty member. The papers contain: Hertig’s professional correspondence and research records, including those records related to his human embryo research with John Rock; Harvard Medical School records; records from professional meetings and conferences; notes and illustrations from his time as a student at the University of Minnesota, along with photographs and other personal records.

The finding aid for the Hertig papers can be found here.

For information regarding access to this collection, please contact the Public Services staff.

 

An Evening of Networking: May 15th

By , April 18, 2012

Making Connections: An Evening of Networking and Celebrating Mentors

Tuesday, May 15th 2012
5:00-6:30 pm, Countway Library

Hosted by Dean Nancy Tarbell
Co-sponsored by the Archives for Women in Medicine, the Office of Student Affairs, and the HMS American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

This program will celebrate mentoring at HMS and provide networking opportunities for HMS students with faculty members from a variety of departments and specialties. We very much you hope you can join us for the festivities.

Highlighting the importance of networks, mentors, and communities of support, the event will begin with brief remarks about two remarkable HMS role models and mentors, Elizabeth Hay and Lynne Reid. In addition to Dean Tarbell, Michael Gimbrone, Chairman of the Department of Pathology (BWH), Joan Brugge, Chair of the Department of Cell Biology (HMS), and Rosemary Jones, Associate Professor of Pathology (HMS), will speak briefly to the contributions and personal impact of these HMS women leaders.

A new exhibit from the Archives for Women in Medicine will be on view during the event featuring items from the Lynne Reid Papers and the Elizabeth Hay Papers.

From 5:30-6:30, students will network with faculty volunteers, and all attendees are invited to view the exhibit and enjoy refreshments.

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