John L. Shapiro Papers
Collection Number 75

Summary Information

John L. Shapiro
Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Shapiro, John Lawton, 1915-1983
Title
John L. Shapiro Papers
Date [inclusive]
1951 - 1971
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
Personal papers of pathologist, Vanderbilt alumnus and Vanderbilt professor John L. Shapiro. The collection consists of notebooks containing material (case histories) from Clinico-Pathology conferences (CPC) at VUMC, some with Shapiro's handwritten notes. The CPCs were one of Dr. Shapiro's major instructional techniques. The cases usually precede the conference dates by three to fifteen years. These dates are for the conferences.

Preferred Citation

John L. Shapiro Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

John L. Shapiro (1915-1983) was a pathologist and professor. He was a successor to Dr. Ernest W. Goodpasture as chairman of the Department of Pathology at Vanderbilt, and he helped establish one of the first diagnostic cytopathology laboratories in the South. He received his M.D. from Vanderbilt University's School of Medicine in 1941. Then he worked as a House Officer in Surgery at the Western Reserve University Hospital from 1941-42 and 1946-47. During World War II, he was a Captain, and Battalion Surgeon in the U.S. Army from 1942-45. He returned to Vanderbilt in 1948 as a Resident in Pathology and eventually became a Professor and Chairman (1956-71) of the Department of Pathology. He stayed at Vanderbilt until 1980.

For more information and pictures please see the VUMC Online Images and Biography of Dr. Shapiro.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of pathologist, Vanderbilt alumnus and Vanderbilt professor John L. Shapiro. The collection consists of notebooks containing material (case histories) from Clinico-Pathology conferences (CPC) at VUMC, some with Shapiro's handwritten notes. The CPCs were one of Dr. Shapiro's major instructional techniques. The cases usually precede the conference dates by three to fifteen years. These dates are for the conferences.

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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)

  • Shapiro, John Lawton, 1915-1983

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Pathology--history

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Pathology
  • Vanderbilt Alumni

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Collection Inventory

Series 01: Summaries of VUH Clinico-Pathological Conferences  

Box Folder

Notebooks containing summaries of the Clinico-Pathological Conferences at Vanderbilt University Hospital. These summaries consists of reviews of the case histories of certain individuals admitted to VUH. The CPCs were one of Dr. Shapiro\'s major i

Scope and Contents note

Notebooks containing summaries of the Clinico-Pathological Conferences at Vanderbilt University Hospital. These summaries consists of reviews of the case histories of certain individuals admitted to VUH. The CPCs were one of Dr. Shapiro\'s major instructional techniques. The cases usually precede the conference dates by three to fifteen years. These dates are for the conferences. Notebook 1: September 1951 to April 1952 Notebook 2: October 1953 to May 1954 Notebook 3: October 1954 to May 1955 Notebook 4: September 1955 to May 1956 Notebook 5: September 1956 to May 1957 Notebook 6: September 1957 to May 1958 Notebook 7: September 1958 to May 1959 Notebook 8: September 1959 to May 1960 Notebook 9: September 1960 to May 1961 Notebook 10: September 1961 to May 1962

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Notebooks containing summaries of the Clinico-Pathological Conferences at Vanderbilt University Hospital. These summaries consists of reviews of the case histories of certain individuals admitted to VUH. The CPCs were one of Dr. Shapiro's major i

Scope and Contents note

Notebooks containing summaries of the Clinico-Pathological Conferences at Vanderbilt University Hospital. These summaries consists of reviews of the case histories of certain individuals admitted to VUH. The CPCs were one of Dr. Shapiro's major instructional techniques. The cases usually precede the conference dates by three to fifteen years. These dates are for the conferences. Notebook 1: September 1951 to April 1952 Notebook 2: October 1953 to May 1954 Notebook 3: October 1954 to May 1955 Notebook 4: September 1955 to May 1956 Notebook 5: September 1956 to May 1957 Notebook 6: September 1957 to May 1958 Notebook 7: September 1958 to May 1959 Notebook 8: September 1959 to May 1960 Notebook 9: September 1960 to May 1961 Notebook 10: September 1961 to May 1962

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