Name and location of repository
Level of description
Joseph C. Hinsey Collection
- 1966-1981 (Creation)
0.25 Linear Feet
Name of creator
Dr. Joseph Clarence Hinsey (1901-1981) was born in Ottumwa, Iowa. Hinsey attended Northwestern University, receiving a B.S. (1922) and an M.S. (1923) in biology. He then studied neuroanatomy at Washington University from 1924-1927. At Washington University, the chairman of his committee was Stephen Walter Ranson, with Nobel Laureates Herbert Gasser and Joseph Erlanger representing his minors in physiology and pharmacology. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1927, Hinsey spent one year teaching at Washington University before moving to other academic and administrative posts at Northwestern and Stanford University.
In 1936, Hinsey served as Professor of Physiology and Chairman of the Department at Cornell University Medical College. He would later serve as Dean of the medical school from 1941-1953. Hinsey was then Director of the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center from 1953-1966. Among his many accomplishments was his work on improving medical education. He helped to found the Association of American Medical Colleges and served as its president in 1950.
Scope and content
The collection contains letters from Joseph C. Hinsey to Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Hunt, William Dock, and others. Hinsey’s address at Joseph Erlanger’s memorial service is included.
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.
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Languages of the material
Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Collection given by Harriet K. Switzer, the secretary to the Board of Trustees of Washington University.
Immediate source of acquisition
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
The Joseph C. Hinsey Papers, 1914-1980 (65 feet) are in the Medical Center Archives of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, New York, NY.
Rules or conventions
"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."
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