Name and location of repository
Level of description
Morris Abrams Papers
- 1940-1991 (Creation)
0.25 Linear Feet
Name of creator
Dr. Morris Abrams was born in Chicago on January 7, 1913. He received his undergraduate degree in 1934 from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and his medical degree in 1937 from the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Abrams served his internship at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan and had surgery and urology residencies at Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland and at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.
During World War II, Dr. Abrams served in the U.S. Army as the division surgeon for General George Patton's 4th Armored Division. He retired from the army in 1945 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. After the war, Dr. Abrams worked at Harvard University from 1947 to 1949 before moving to St. Louis in 1950 to serve as the Chief of Urology at the Homer G. Phillips Hospital in north St. Louis. He was also on the staff at Barnes and Jewish Hospitals, and was chief of urology at Jewish from 1954 to 1963, and again from 1982 until he retired in 1987.
Scope and content
This small collection is comprised of records Dr. Abrams kept during his service in the U. S. Army from 1941-1945.
System of arrangement
Conditions governing access
The collection is open and accessible for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Language and script notes
The Morris Abrams papers were donated to the Becker Library by Grace B. Abrams on March 19, 1994. Accession 94-043.
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"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."
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