Hertig, Arthur T. papers, 1918-1986 (inclusive), 1922-1976 (bulk). H MS c11

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Hertig, Arthur T. papers, 1918-1986 (inclusive), 1922-1976 (bulk). H MS c11


Hertig (Harvard, M.D. 1930) was Shattuck Professor of Pathological Surgery at Harvard Medical School from 1952 to 1970 and chairman of the Department of Pathology until 1968. His research was in the field of human embryology. From 1968 to 1978 he served as chairman of pathology at the New England Regional Primate Research Center in Southborough, Mass.
Contains Hertig's office files from Department of Pathology at the Harvard Medical School, and New England Regional Primate Research Center; material for his publications and addresses; research files; and personal papers. His office files include correspondence, reports, notes, and related material concerning such topics as teaching, research, involvement with professional societies, departmental matters, committee work, and participation in medical legal cases. Writings files contain correspondence, notes, drafts, galley proofs and plates for various papers and his book Human Trophoblast; manuscripts of lectures and addresses; book reviews; biographical information on Shields Warren; and reprints of his papers. Research material pertains to early human embryo studies with John Rock, cancer research, and other gynecological and pathological work. Personal papers include Hertig's student notes from Harvard Medical School and the University of Minnesota, Harvard Medical School Alumni Association material, biographical information, notebooks, photographs, diplomas, awards, and other memorabilia.

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