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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 8 items)|
|Abstract||Class notes and sketches, 1907-1909, kept by tuberculosis expert Arnold Shamaskin while he was a student at the University of North Carolina School of Basic Medical Science.|
|Creator||Shamaskin, Arnold, 1883-1963.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives.|
Processed by: Jennifer Coggins, February 2019
Encoded by: Laura Smith, March 2019Back to Top
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Arnold Shamaskin (1883-1963) was a student of medicine at the University of North Carolina from 1907 to 1909. He was born in Slonim Russia and immigrated with his family to New York City in the early 1900s. He moved to North Carolina after a friend settled there and indicated the area was welcoming to Jews. He enrolled in the University's School of Basic Medical Science in 1907. As a student, he belonged to the Dialectic Society and won the Harris Prize in Anatomy. After graduating, he worked for a year to save money for school, then continued his education at Bellevue Medical College (now part of New York University) in New York City. He received his M.D. from Bellevue in 1912. Shamaskin was a captain in the Medical Corps with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. From 1921 to 1924, he was affiliated with the United States Public Health Service, and went on to leadership positions at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Rutland Heights, Massachusetts, the Montefiore Sanatorium in Bedford Hills, New York, and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Hines, Illinois before retiring in 1951. He was an expert on tuberculosis and related diseases and in 1936 was a United States delegate to the International Congress on Tuberculosis in Warsaw, Poland.Back to Top
The collection consists of 8 notebooks of class notes and sketches kept by Shamaskin during his time at the University of North Carolina.Back to Top
Includes Shamaskin's class schedule on the inside cover.
The cover notes that the class was taught by Charles S. Mangum.