Title: Verne Thompson Inman Papers, ca. 1950-1979
Collection number: MSS 80-6
Creator: Inman, Verne Thompson, 1905-1980
Extent: 3 cartons, 2 boxes
University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Verne Thompson Inman Papers, ca. 1950-1979, MSS 80-6, Archives
& Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM
Biomechanics Laboratory, University of California, San Francisco
Univeristy of California, San Francisco. Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery
Collection includes correspondence, typescripts, photographs, sketches, notes and
reprints, slides, sound tapes; also, collection of models of the foot and ankle,
Born in San Jose, CA, Dr.Inman received his B.A., an M.A. in Anatomy (1929), and M.D.
(1932), and a Ph.D. in Anatomy (1934), all from the University of California. He did his
internship at UC Hospital and SFGH, 1936-37.
At various times he was a fellow in orthopedic surgery at SFGH (1939-40), instructor in
anatomy, professor (from 1952) and chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, from
1957 to 1970. He was also Director of the Biomechanics Laboratory 1957-73, which he
helped to establish after WWII to deal with the problems of amputees, and a Fulbright
lecturer in 1964-65.
Dr. Inman was associate editor of
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery,
and a member of numerous professional societies, among them the American Orthopedic
Association, the American Medical Association, the Orthopedic Research Society (a founder
member), and a corresponding fellow of the British Orthopedic Association. He served on
many professional committees: the National Foundation, the Committee on Prosthetics
Research and Development of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Committee on
Rehabilitation of the San Francisco Medical Society.His research interests included human
locomotion and biomechanics of the shoulder, foot and ankle. Author of many journal
articles, Dr. Inman's last monograph publications were
Joints of the Ankle
Human Walking (1981).