Harry S. Shelley Papers
Collection Number 76

Summary Information

Harry S. Shelley
Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Shelley, Harry S.
Title
Harry S. Shelley Papers
Date [inclusive]
1870 - 1990
Extent
8.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
Personal papers of urologist, surgeon, and Vanderbilt professor Harry S. Shelley. Materials include: reprints, clippings, journals, manuscripts; notes; photographs. The material in the collection pertains primarily to the history of medicine.

Preferred Citation

Harry S. Shelley Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Harry S. Shelly (1901-1991) was a surgeon, urologist, Colonel, and medical historian. He was considered to be an authority on the history of urology. He received his M.D. from the University of Maryland in 1931. He had a private practice from 1935-1941. During World War II he was a Colonel and Chief of Surgery for the U.S. Army's 101st Evacuation Hospital from 1941-1945. He was the Chief of Urology at the V.A. Hospital (Nashville) from 1945-1966. He also served as a Clinical Professor of Urology at Vanderbilt University's School of Medicine from 1946-1966. Later he became the Honorary Curator of the History of Medicine Collection at the Vanderbilt Medical Center Library from 1967-1991.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of urologist, surgeon, and Vanderbilt professor Harry S. Shelley. Materials include: reprints, clippings, journals, manuscripts; notes; photographs. The material in the collection pertains primarily to the history of medicine.

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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)

  • Shelley, Harry S.

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH History of Medicine
  • MeSH Surgery--history
  • MeSH Urology--history

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Urology

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