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COLLECTION Identifier: M-CD06.01, Series 00366

Harvard Medical School. Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine records

Overview

The Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine records, 1966-1997 (inclusive), 1970-1995 (bulk) consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, disciplinary files, annual reports, and subject files related to the development and administration of the Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine. Subjects of the records include the selection of new residents, selection and hiring of faculty, resident training, and facilities available at partner hospitals.

Dates

  • 1966-1997 (inclusive),
  • Majority of material found within 1970-1995 .

Creator

Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access requires advance notice. Access to Harvard University records is restricted for 50 years from the date of creation. Access to personal and patient information is restricted for 80 years from the date of creation. The end of the restriction period is noted with each folder. Researchers may apply for access to restricted records. Consult Public Services for further information.

The Records are stored offsite. Researchers are advised to consult Public Services for further information concerning retrieval of material.

Conditions Governing Use

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in the collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting any third-party copyright holders for permission to reproduce or publish. For more information on the Center's use, publication, and reproduction policies, view our Reproductions and Use Policy.

Extent

2.5 cubic feet ( (3 records center cartons))
The Harvard Medical School Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine records, 1966-1997 (inclusive), 1970-1995 (bulk) consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, disciplinary files, annual reports, and subject files related to the development and administration of the Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine. Subjects of the records include the selection of new residents, selection and hiring of faculty, resident training, and facilities available at partner hospitals.

Materials entirely in English.

Historical Notes

The Harvard Medical School Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine (JPNM) was established in 1970 as a partnership among the Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, teaching hospitals to advance the study and practice of nuclear medicine, evaluate new technologies in the field, and provide leadership in the basic training and continuing education of physicians and health care professionals.

The JPNM’s initial partners were the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (now Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts) and Children’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts. Subsequent Boston partners included Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, and the Veterans Administration’s VA Boston Healthcare System, Massachusetts. The Program was first housed in the Pediatric Research Building of Children’s Hospital, performing a variety of research and clinical tasks, including the preparation of radioindicators for use by partner clinics and research laboratories. Responsibility for all aspects of the JPNM’s operations is now managed through the radiology departments at each of the member hospitals.

The Harvard Medical School Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine was designed by S. James Adelstein (born 1928), Paul C. Cabot Distinguished Professor of Medical Biophysics and Quondam Daniel C. Tosteson University Professor, Harvard Medical School, when a Harvard Medical School Associate Professor of Radiology. Adelstein was a founder of the JPNM, and its first director. Other founding staff members include: Michael Davis; Mrinal Dewanjee; David Drum; B. Leonard Holman (1941-1998); Alun Jones (1941-2012); William Kaplan (died 1994); Barbara J. McNeil (born 1941); Lorna K. Mee; Eileen Prince; Salvador Treves; Kalbiye Yalaz; and Robert Zimmerman.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records comprising this series were separated from the papers of S. J. Adelstein (H MS c362) by Center for the History of Medicine processing staff in April 2012.

Related Papers in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Center for the History of Medicine

  1. Papers of S.J. Adelstein. H MS c362.

Processing Information

Box and folder lists were prepared by Craig MacDonald, Spring 2011. The collection was processed by Hanna Clutterbuck, 2012 August.

Processing staff in the Center for the History of Medicine refoldered, reboxed, and described the records, and created a finding aid to improve access.
Link to catalog
Title
Harvard Medical School. Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine. Records, 1966-1997 (inclusive), 1970-1995 (bulk): Finding Aid.
Author
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Center for the History of Medicine.
Sponsor
Processing of the Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine records was funded by the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine's Lloyd E. Hawes Fund for Radiology.
EAD ID
med00171

Repository Details

Part of the Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine) Repository

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