Harry L. Page, Jr. Papers
Collection Number 1205

Summary Information

Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Page, Harry L., Jr., (Harry Lee), 1934-
Title
Harry L. Page, Jr. Papers
Date [inclusive]
1966 - 2012
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
This collection is largely a grouping selected correspondence and reports compiled by Dr. Page to assist in the preparation of his autobiographical memoir One Heart at a Time: Thanks for the Memories published in 2007. The collection primarily documents the establishment and development of a Cardiac catheterization lab at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville from its inception in 1966 to 1977. The collection also contains a copy of the memoir, as well as later correspondence that records his association with Vanderbilt from his appointment to the clinical staff in 1966 through the establishment of the Page-Campbell Heart Institute in 1996. Selected correspondence recording his association with professional colleagues from around the world is included as well.

Preferred Citation

Harry L. Page, Jr. Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. Harry Lee Page, Jr. member and namesake of the Page-Campbell Heart Institute at Vanderbilt received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Vanderbilt University, receiving the latter from the School of Medicine in 1959. He served his internship and residency at Vanderbilt from 1959-1960 and 1960-1962, respectively. Page conducted a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Colorado with the U.S. Public Health Service and completing his training in 1966. Shortly thereafter, he returned to Nashville to oversee the development of a cardiac catheterization lab at St. Thomas Hospital which soon became one of the busiest cardiac services in the United States. He also established a private practice which was incorporated in 1974 as the Cardiology Consultants P.C. This practice thrived and was later renamed the Page-Campbell Cardiology Group in honor of its founding members Dr. Page, and Dr. Warren Barton Campbell. A clinical professor of medicine, Page has served on the clinical faculty since 1968, and has provided training for post-doctorial cardiology fellows in a unique setting that allows for academic clinical research in a private practice patient care environment. This relationship, where private practice physicians and academicians can exchange knowledge and enhance the level of care, was formalized in 1996 with the establishment of the Page-Campbell Heart Institute.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection documents related to Dr. Pages establishment and development of the Cardiac catheterization laboratory at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville from its inception in 1966 to 1977 and provides insight into how laboratories like these were established throughout the United States at the time, how the procedure advanced the level of cardiac care, as well as the challenges that arose from the steadily increasing demand to perform the procedure.

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Administrative Information

Notes about Access to this Collection

All collections are subject to applicable VUMC privacy and confidentiality policies. Collection specific restrictions: No Restrictions.

Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections.

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Subject Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Page, Harry L., Jr., (Harry Lee), 1934-

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Cardiology/history
  • MeSH Heart Catheterization/history

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Cardiology
  • History of Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Vanderbilt Alumni
  • VUMC History

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Collection Inventory

Series 01: Biographical Series  

Scope and Contents note

This series contains selected correspondence and reports compiled by Dr. Page to assist in the preparation of his autobiographical memoir One Heart at a Time: Thanks for the Memories published in 2007. A copy of the memoir is also included

Box Folder

One Heart at a Time: Thanks for the Memories

Scope and Contents note

Copy of autobiographical memoir One Heart at a Time: Thanks for the Memories published in 2007. Privately printed 62 pages.

01A 1

Desk Log Abstract

Scope and Contents note

Desk Log Abstract. Chronological abstract prepared by Dr. Page of selected entries that record personal family activities and events, professional activities, and miscellaneous items.

01A 2

Correspondence May 1966- June 1967

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence May 1966- June 1967. Notebook labeled HLP/STH (Harry Lee Page/St Thomas) Information 1. Also contains photographs of equipment

01A 3

Correspondence Jan 1967- Dec 1967

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence Jan 1967- Dec 1967. Notebook labeled HLP/STH (Harry Lee Page/St Thomas) Information 2.

01A 4

Correspondence Jan 1968- Dec 1969

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence Jan 1968- Dec 1969. Notebook labeled HLP/STH (Harry Lee Page/St Thomas) Information 3.

01A 5

Correspondence Jan 1970- Aug 1971

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence Jan 1970- Aug 1971. Notebook labeled HLP/STH (Harry Lee Page/St Thomas) Information 4.

01B 6

Correspondence Jan 1972- Dec 1975

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence Jan 1972- Dec 1975. Notebook labeled HLP/STH (Harry Lee Page/St Thomas) Information 5.

01B 7

Correspondence Jan 1976- Nov 1977

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence Jan 1976- Nov1977. Notebook labeled HLP/STH (Harry Lee Page/St Thomas) Information 6.

01B 8

Correspondence, reports clippings, statistics

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, reports clippings, statistics. Notebook labeled HLP/STH (Harry Lee Page/St Thomas) Misc 7. Notebook contains miscellaneous correspondence 1968-2012, statistical data, and recollections and about the Page-Campbell Cardiology Group.

01B 9

Letter to Brie Zeltner July 27, 2012

Scope and Contents note

Letter from Harry L. Page to Brie Zeltner, reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer regarding an article she was preparing on the history of the Cleveland Clinics cardiology program. Copy of the article that was published August 19, 2012 is also contained in the file.

01B 10

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