Collection FC051 - Ralph D. Feigin Papers

Description

Reference code

FC051

Level of description

Collection

Title

Ralph D. Feigin Papers

Date(s)

  • 1969-1970 (Creation)
  • 1969-1970 (Creation)

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet

Name of creator

(1938-2008)

Biographical history

Ralph Feigin (1938-2008) was a pediatrician best known for his influential book, Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, first published in 1981. He graduated from Columbia University and Boston University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1965. Feigin spent the next two years conducting research for the U.S. Army and as the chief resident of the children’s service of Mass General before becoming a professor of pediatrics at Washington University in 1968. Feigin taught at Washington University until 1977, when he took a faculty appointment at Baylor College of Medicine as the chair of the department of pediatrics. At Baylor, Feigin transformed the school into an elite hospital for pediatric studies, served as the department chair from 1977 to 2008, and was the medical school’s president and CEO from 1996 to 2003. Also, Feigin was the Physician-in-Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital from 1977 to 2008. In addition to his famed publication, Feigin published Oski’s Pediatrics: Principles and Practice, and was the associate editor for the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Scope and content

Letter from Dorothy A. Brockoff to Harold M. Schmeck of the New York Times regarding Feigin's research on metabolic changes after bacterial and viral infection and the analysis of amino acids in diagnosing the cause of infection. Also notes from Feigin and Brockoff describing this research.

System of arrangement

Conditions governing access

The collection is open and accessible for research.

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

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Preferred Citation:

Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Rules or conventions

"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."

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Archivist's note

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Place access points

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