The papers of John T. Reeves, M.D., professor emeritus of medicine, pediatrics and surgery in the School of Medicine at Colorado
University. The papers document his medical and scientific contribution to high altitude, neonatal, and molecular and cellular
pulmonary circulation research from 1969-2004. The collection includes published articles and book chapter typescripts; correspondence;
research project studies and data; and biographical materials. The files also contain a portion of administrative files from
the Colorado Altitude Research Institute (CARI) in 1992.
John "Jack" T. Reeves was born on November 17, 1928 in Hazard, Kentucky. Reeves attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
graduating with a B.S. in biology in 1950. He continued with his education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,
receiving his M.D. in 1954. He spent some time as a resident at Cincinnati General Hospital before relocating to the University
of Colorado Medical Center from 1957-1961. During his residency at the Center, he developed a working relationship with Robert
Grover, a physician and high altitude physiologist at the cardiac catheterization laboratory. He spent eleven years at the
University of Kentucky (1961-1972), including one year with Geoffrey Dawes, prominent respiratory physiologist at Oxford's
Nuffield Institute for Medical Research. By 1970, he was named professor of medicine. During his years at Kentucky, he studied
fetal lung circulation in animals, specifically newborn cattle. In 1972, Reeves moved to Denver at the University of Colorado
Health Sciences Center where he remained for almost thirty-two years as professor of medicine, pediatrics, and family medicine
with involvements in surgery/emergency medicine. He was granted emeritus status in 1994, upon retirement from both the pediatrics
and medicine departments and received teaching awards for his second year medical school pathophysiology courses, 1982-1994.