Henry Dean Moorman letter describing his experience at Boston City Hospital following the Cocoanut Grove Fire
Consists of a handwritten letter from Henry Dean "Hank" Moorman, Jr. to his parents describing his experience at the Boston City Hospital on the morning following the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire in November of 1942. Moorman was a Harvard Medical School student at the time of the fire and was likely serving as an intern at the Boston City Hospital.
- 29 November 1942
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Materials in English.
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Extent0.01 cubic feet (1 file folder)
Biographical / Historical
Henry Dean "Hank" Moorman, Jr. (1918-1967), M.D., 1943, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, was a physician. Moorman attended Harvard Medical School and trained at Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center), Boston, Massachusetts. He then served as a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and director of a leper colony (isolated place for people with leprosy, also known as Hansen’s Disease) in the Northern Mariana Islands. Moorman joined the Pasadena Tumor Institute in 1955 and practiced medicine in Pasadena, California.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gifted to the Harvard Medical Library by Jane Carruthers Moorman, April 2019 (Accession #2019-190).
Processed by Hanna Clutterbuck-Cook and Charlotte Lellman in June 2021. Collection was processed according to Level 1 protocol.
- Moorman, Henry D., Jr. (Henry Dean), 1918-1967. Letter describing his experience at Boston City Hospital following the Cocoanut Grove Fire, 29 November 1942: A Finding Aid
- Hanna Clutterbuck-Cook, Charlotte Lellman
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