Walter W. Palmer collection of medical education reprints

Walter Walker Palmer, 1882-
Date [inclusive]
English, German, French
Physical Description
1 cubic feet (3 boxes)



Reprints of articles on medical education, 1906-1950, collected by Walter W. Palmer, M.D. Topics covered include pre-medical education, education in the basic biomedical sciences, clinical training, and post-graduate education. Most of the articles come from U.S. publications.

Though articles on medical education make up the bulk of the collection, there are also reprints of articles on the history of medicine, and obituaries and memorial statements for contemporary physicians and scientists.

Cite as
Walter W. Palmer Collection of Medical Education Reprints, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.
Historical/Biographical Note

Chair of the Dept. of Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Medical Service, Presbyterian Hospital, 1921-1947. He died in 1950.


In very rough chronological order.

Box and Folder List
Box Folder Contents
1 1 Volume 1
  2 Volume 2
  3 Volume 3
  4 Volume 4
  5 Volume 5
2 1 Volume 6
  2 Volume 7
  3 Volume 8
  4 Volume 9
  5 Volume 10
  6 Volume 11
3 1 Volume 12
  2 Volume 13
  3 Volume 14
  4 Volume 15
Processing Notes

The articles were originally housed in 15 three-ring binders, given a single call number, and placed in Special Collections’ “M-Collection.”  In 2011, they were rehoused in folders and boxes and treated as an archival collection. The original volume order was preserved during rehousing.