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Register of the William Elmer Carter Papers, 1956-1963
MSS 63-1  
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Includes typescript, illustrations, correspondence, transcriptions of tape-recorded interviews, and other materials related to this project.
Background
Wiliam E. Carter was born in Hatfield, Missouri on Novermber 13, 1882. He received his M.D. from the University of Southern California in 1908, following which he was on the staffs of the Los Angeles County and Children's Hospitals. Coming to the University of California School of Medicine in 1920, he became the first medical director of the outpatient department in 1929; he held the position until his retirement in 1950. He collaborated with Langley Porter in writing the book Management of the Sick Infant and Child, first published in 1922 In 1953 Dr. Carter became a special counselor to the UC medical school faculty and alumni association, and was awarded an honorary doctor of law degree from the university in 1964. He was a member of the San Francisco Medical Society, and built a large collection of manuscripts, photographs and other memorabilia of the history of the UC Medical School. Dr. Carter died on February 14, 1965.
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Restricted: "Sole property of Dr. Link; not to be opened or utilized without the express, written consent of the authors, their assigns or heirs, or the University Librarian, UCSF."