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ID: FC/FC143

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Palmer H. Futcher (1910-2004) was assistant professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine from 1946-1948.  He earned his M.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1936 in the same class as Washington University faculty member Barry Wood. Wood hired him in the spring of 1946, and he had other appointments in medicine at Barnes Hospital and as chief of the diabetic & endocrine clinic at Washington University Clinics. In 1948, he moved to Johns Hopkins as associate professor of medicine and physician in charge of the private outpatient service of Johns Hopkins Hospital. He held a number of posts at Johns Hopkins including assistant dean. From 1967 to 1975 he was the executive secretary of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Palmer H. Futcher note file on Internal Medicine Department presentations, was started by Dr. Futcher during his tenure as assistant professor of medicine, 1946-1948.  The card file consists of 4 x 6 inch cards, arranged in two parts, (1) names of presenters, and (2) subjects of their presentations.  Futcher’s actual lecture notes are filed in the subject file, with the presenter file serving as an index. Presenters include W. Barry Wood, Carl V. Moore, Edward Reinhard, etc., with guests from other departments, including Carl F. Cori and Robert A. Moore. Notes from presentations in the 1960-1980s are also in the subject file, although most are from 1946-1948.


Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: The collection is open and accessible for research.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection should read and abide by the Rights and Permissions guidelines at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.

Users of the collection who wish to cite items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication must request, sign, and return a Statement of Use form to the Archives.

For detailed information regarding use of this collection, contact the Archives and Rare Book Department of the Becker Library (

Related Materials: See the Palmer H. Futcher Collection at the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives at Johns Hopkins University.

Preferred Citation: [Item description, Box number, Folder number], Palmer H. Futcher Papers, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Futcher kept lecture notes of department presentations on note cards and he filed them by subject. His presenter file is merely an index giving date, location, and subject of each presentation. Notes on later presentations that he attended outside of Washington University are also filed in the subject file. Handouts and correspondence are occasionally attached to the note cards.
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Item 1: Names of presenters, A-Z, 1946-1948.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Subjects of presentations, A-Z, 1946-1948.Add to your cart.
Futchers detailed notes on each lecture are filed here.

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