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Alpha Omega Alpha

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Works: 222 works in 283 publications in 1 language and 756 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Biography  Directories  Interviews  History 
Classifications: LJ105.A6, 378.1985461
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Catalogue of the Alpha omega alpha honorary fraternity, 1902-1922 by Alpha Omega Alpha ( Book )
3 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alpha Omega Alpha (honor medical society) by Alpha Omega Alpha ( Book )
5 editions published between 1936 and 1953 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alpha omega alpha (medical scholarship society) History and constitution by Alpha Omega Alpha ( Book )
2 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Directory : founded by William W. Root by Alpha Omega Alpha ( Book )
2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George W. Thorn, M.D by John Z Bowers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This presentation describes the life and contributions to medicine made by Dr. George W. Thorn, Hershey Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Thorn is interviewed by Dr. John P. Merrill, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. In this presentation Dr. John Z. Bowers first briefly describes the series "Leaders in American Medicine." Dr. Thorn then describes his early interest in Addison's disease and the adrenal extract. He describes the experiments in the physiology laboratory on adrenalectomized rats with Dr. Hartman. This interest led to a three year scholarship which permitted him to study at the Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Ohio and Johns Hopkins where he continued his experiments on adrenalectomized dogs and normal human subjects. He discusses his interest in the sodium and potassium metabolism, edema, salt retaining hormone and corticosterone. During the second world war Dr. Thorn and his associates began studying dogs in high pressure chambers to study the relationship of stress and the adrenal glands. His work in renal insufficiency, nitrogen retention and dialysis after coming to Harvard in 1942 is also discussed. Dr. Thorne thendiscusses the wide applications of steroids today, his philosophy of medicine, his teaching methods, and his views on prepaid medical health care plans
Leaders in American medicine, Lester R. Dragstedt, Ph. D., M.D ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Dragstedt discusses his first research on gastric ulcers and the cause of pain. Examines his later research on physiology of the parathyroid gland, gastric physiology, and on peptic ulcers, which led to the introduction of vagotomy as a surgical technique for the duodenal ulcer
George W. Corner, M.D by John Z Bowers ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born, raised, and educated in Baltimore, MD., George Washington Corner attended undergraduate and medical school at Johns Hopkins University. Greatly influenced by Dr. William Bauer, he studied biology and zoology and later became interested in gynecology working as an assistant researcher on the human ovary. He went to the University of California at Berkeley as assistant professor of anatomy. He then went back to Johns Hopkins and did research on the human reproductive system, his studies of the menstrual cycle, its causes and effects, and his discovery of the corpus luteum hormone later termed progesterone. He was the Eastman Professor of Medicine at Oxford from 1952-1953 and then began writing histories for prominent medical or medically related institutions e.g. the Rockfeller Institute, the University of Rochester, the Bi-centennial of the University of Pennsylvania, and the American Philosophical Society, of which he became president
Membership directory by Alpha Omega Alpha ( )
in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maxwell M. Wintrobe, B.A., M.D., Ph.D by John Z Bowers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the life and contributions to medicine made by Dr. Maxwell M. Wintrobe. In a personal interview Dr. Wintrobe recalls his early life and education in Canada, his entrance into the University of Manitoba, and the factors which influenced his life and later work. Dr. Wintrobe describes how his work as an intern with the many patients suffering from pernicious anemia led him into the field of hematology which he helped to establish. Hediscusses the complete lack of facilities and equipment, lack of clinical research, and the lack of even accurate blood values. He describes the development of the calculation of the size and hemoglobin concentration of cells which led laterto the morphological classification of the anemias. Dr. Wintrobe also describes how his relationship with several noted physicians led him into publishing books on hematology. He discusses the years spent at Tulane and Johns Hopkins and describes how he elected to go to Utah to help in establishing a school of medicine. He then discusses the current developments in internal medicine and his activities in the World Health Organization and the Association of American Physicians
W. Montague Cobb, M.D by John Z Bowers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program presents a biographical memoir on the life and career contributions of Dr. W. Montague Cobb, Distinguished Professor of Anatomy of the Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Cobb is interviewed by his former student, Dr. La Salle Leffall, Jr., Professor and Chairman of Surgery at Howard University. In this presentation Dr. John Z. Bowers briefly describes the series "Leaders in American Medicine." Dr. Cobb is then introduced and described as a renowned scholar and leading historian of the African American in medicine. Dr. Cobb recalls his early life and education and teachers at Dunbar High School and discusses the problems of the black citizens in the segregated city of Washington. He then attended medical school at Howard University, went to Western Reserve for postgraduate work and returned to Howard as Professor of Anatomy. He describes his work in helping to rebuild the faculty. He discusses his use of graphics and keys to teach anatomy and describes his involvement in efforts to upgrade the health care to the black population, integrate the staff physicians at D. C. General Hospital, and pass legislation to provide health insurance to those most needing it and offices he has held. He briefly shares his philosophy on wisdom and knowledge and his ideas on racism and love
Russel V. Lee, M.D by John Z Bowers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This presentation describes the life and career contributions of Dr. Russell V. Lee, Consultant at the Palo Alto Medical Clinic and Clinical Professor Emeritus at Stanford Medical School. Dr. Lee is interviewed by James Day, Professor of Television at Brooklyn College. Dr. John Z. Bowers provides a brief introduction to the series "Leaders in American Medicine." In this presentation Dr. Lee describes his family and early life in Utah. He describes how he came to Stanford to become a chemist, becoming instead a physician. Dr. Lee discusses events which led to this decision, and his life as a medical student, intern, and practicing physician. Married in his third year of medical school, he fathered five children, all of whom have become physicians. Dr. Lee describes the events which led to his decision to come to Palo Alto and open the clinic there. He describes the manner in which the clinic operates and the health care is provided. The advantages ofthis type of practice are also discussed. Dr. Lee then describes his work during World War II and his travels in Europe, China and Russia. He discusses his work as a consultant and the work he has done since his retirement from active practice. Dr. Lee describes the attributes he finds most important in a good physician
Irvine H. Page, M.D by Edward D Frohlich ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Critical) This videotape focuses on the professional career of the fascinating physician and researcher, Irvine H. Page. It deals in an ad hoc fashion with the way Page became involved somewhat ingenuously with a number of areas and discoveries within internal medicine and physiology, particularly with brain chemistry and an understanding of the cardiovascular system. A clear purpose and consistency is lacking in the presentation, but several aspects of Page's career and certain insights into his philosopy of life are apparent. His life reveals that significant achievements often occur not because of shrewd, bureaucratic planning, but because creative individuals like Page take advantage of their opportunitiesand infuse and transform accepted ideas and practice by their own unique, somewhat maverick ideas
Jonathan E. Rhoads, M.D by John Z Bowers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Critical) Interviewed by his son, Dr. Jonathan E. Rhoads, Jr., this program presents an interview with Dr. Jonathan E. Rhoads, one of American's most prominent teachers of surgery, and his reminiscences over his professional years as well as his many accomplishments. Born in the Germantown section of Philadelphia in 1907, Jonathan, the son of a Quaker physician, was educated there before entering Haverford College. Pursuing his medical career, he attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A distinguished physician, he became Provost Emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and was a pioneer in the development of total intravenous feeding/nutrition. He was the recipient of many prestigious awards including the National Cancer Institute Medal and the Medallion of the Surgeon General. An endowed professorship in surgical sciences was started in his name at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital on his 71st birthday. Dr. Rhoad's sense of humor comes through very well and provides for an interesting and relaxing hour of viewing. It is highly recommended for students of surgery
Leaders in American medicine, Charles Huggins, M.D ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Huggins describes his research in endocrinology and prostatic cancer, tells about his work on bone marrow and his interest in the control of disease by chemotherapy, and expresses his views in medical education
Dwight L. Wilbur, M.D by John Z Bowers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Hugh R. Buck, Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Foundation interviews Dr. Dwight M. Wilbur, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, at Stanford, to bring out the latter's accomplishments and to provide some of the background why they took place. Dr. Wilbur discusses why he went into medicine, his medical education, training in internal medicine, work at the Mayo Clinic, private practice, interests in nutrition and gastroenterology, war time service with the Navy, and editorship of several journals. His views regarding social and economic developments in medicine, changes in the role of the doctor, the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, postgraduate medicine, and the role of the physician and the American Medical Association as the advocates of the public's health are expressed
T. R. Harrison, M.D by John Z Bowers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program presents a biographical memoir of the life and career contributions of Dr. Tinsely R. Harrison, Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama. Dr. Harrison is interviewed by Dr. A. J. Merrill, Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. In this presentation Dr. John Z. Bowers first describes the series: "Leaders in American Medicine." Dr. Harrison then describes his early life and education, the factors that led to his decision to become adoctor and his medical education at the University of Michigan, Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Peter Bent Brigham Hospitals. He describes many of his classmates and teachers. Given a fellowship to travel and study in Europe for a year he returned to Vanderbilt to complete research on the failure of the circulation and help in the development of the medical school. Dr. Harrison then went to Bowman Gray to help organize the faculty and was called to help organize the Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Dr. Harrison then describes the factors that led to his authorship of "Principles of Internal Medicine" and later "Your Future Health Care - The Challenge and the Promise Through Better Education." He discusses his interest and work in coronary artery disease and his interest in patient care and, in particular, medical education
Walter Reed : "he gave to man control of that dreadful scourge, yellow fever" by William B Bean ( Book )
1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leaders in American medicine--A. McGehee Harvey, M.D ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Harvey, interviewed by Dr. Richard J. Johns, describes the role of the physicain in problem-solving; explains his interest in the application of the scientific method to clinical problem-solving; and comments of the role of the general internist in specialization, key changes during his career, and the U.S. role in international medicine
Matthew Walker, M.D. Professor of Surgery, Provost for External Affairs ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This videorecording highlights the long career of Matthew Walker, Chairman of Meharry's Department of Surgery from 1944 to present. Interviewed by L.J. Bernard, Dr. Walker discusses his role in the history of Surgery at Meharry Medical School. He discusses his medical education and tells about his efforts to train more surgeons and his responsibility for the success or failure of his students. Dr. Walker helped to model the concept of comprehensive care clinics, and he expresses his concern for the delivery of this care to rural, underserved areas
Leaders in American medicine--Owsei Temkin, M.D ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An interview with Dr. Owsei Temkin conducted by Dr. Lloyd G. Stevenson of Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Temkin recounts his arrival in the U.S. in 1932 from Leipzig and his work at Johns Hopkins University with such personalities as Osler and Welch. He then talks about the role of the sciences in the evolution of medicine as a profession
 
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