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Ralph D. Feigin Papers
- 1969-1970 (Creation)
- 1969-1970 (Creation)
0.05 Linear Feet
Name of creator
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.
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- Brockhoff, Dorothy A. (Subject)
- St. Louis Children's Hospital (Subject)
- Schmeck, Harold M., Jr. (Harold Marshall), 1923-2013 (Subject)