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|Abstract||In 1951, Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill selected white doctor Nathan A. Womack to be the first chair of the Department of Surgery, which began offering clinic care and instructing students September 1, 1952. The Department provides services to adults and children, trains surgeons, and specializes in treating various illnesses and conditions. The records consist of Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Faculty Day records and programs, materials from the University’s Bicentennial, professional organization materials, event files, publications, annual reports, health policy materials, a self-survey, committee files, meeting minutes, materials related to the history of the department, and photographs. Also included are files of the third department chair, white doctor George F. Sheldon. These include lecture slides, correspondence, and administrative files. Acquired as part of University Archives.|
|Creator||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Office of the Chair of the Department of Surgery.|
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Encoded by: Laura Smith
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