Slaughter, Frank G. (Frank Gill), 1908-2001

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Frank G. Slaughter was born Frank Gill Slaughter in the Washington, D.C. area in 1908. As a young child Slaughter moved with his family to a rural area near Oxford, North Carolina where his father worked as a farmer and mail carrier. After graduation, attended Duke University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating, Slaughter went to medical school at Johns Hopkins University and graduated in 1930. He then did his surgical training at Jefferson Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. In 1934 Slaughter moved with his wife Jane to Jacksonville, Florida, where he worked at Herman Kiefer Hospital. A year later, in 1935, Slaughter would begin work as a prolific writer drawing from his deep commitment to medicine and the concept of healing.

In 1938 Slaughter became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and in 1940 was certified by the American Board of Surgery as a Specialist in Surgery. In 1941 Slaughter published his first work, That None Should Die, which served as a semi-autobiographical examination of the nature of the medical care system. Slaughter also served in the United Stated Medical Corps where he eventually was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1944.

Although much of Slaughter's work background centered around medicine, he was extremely interested in history and religion. Both topics reveal themselves in such works as The Road to Bithynia, published in 1951 and The Thorn of Arimathea, published in 1959 - the former intersecting with the subject of medicine as well.

Slaughter died in 2001 leaving behind many works that are often considered masterpieces. For example, That None Should Die has never been out of print since its publication.

From the guide to the Frank G. Slaughter Papers, 1948-1959, (Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Dawson, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Hawkins), 1880-. Lawrence Dawson's Discussions in print [manuscript], 1942 Jan. 6-July 21. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Samuel Hopkins Adams Collection, 1921-1958 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Richard Gaither Walser Papers, 1918-1988 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Slaughter, Frank G. (Frank Gill), 1908-. Miscellaneous papers. Jacksonville University, Carl S. Swisher Library
creatorOf Slaughter, Frank G. (Frank Gill), 1908-2001. Papers, 1964-1965. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Thompson, Gladys. Letter to Dr. [Frank G.] Slaughter. [s.l.] 1959 Dec. 30. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Du Bois, William, 1903-1997. William DuBois collection, [19--]. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn McCormick, Ken, 1906-. Ken McCormick collection of the records of Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1882-1992 (bulk 1910-1992). Library of Congress
referencedIn Straughan's Book Shop. Straughan's Book Shop records, 1930-1962, bulk 1945-1962. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University Libraries, UNCG University Libraries
referencedIn Ken McCormick Collection of Doubleday and Company, Inc., Records, 1882-1992, (bulk 1910-1992) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Biographical Reference Collection, ., 1972 - 2004 University Archives, Duke University.
referencedIn News Service Biographical Files, ., circa 1930s - 2004 University Archives, Duke University.
referencedIn Hoyle, Bernadette Woodlief, 1912-1989. Papers, 1945-1983. North Carolina Division of Archives & Hist
referencedIn Gail and Stephen Rudin autograph collection, 1841-1993. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Frank G. Slaughter Papers, 1948-1959 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
referencedIn Davemport, Guy. Duke Authors Collection, n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Ken McCormick collection of the records of Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1882-1992 (bulk 1910-1992). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Adams, Samuel Hopkins, 1871-1958 person
associatedWith Dawson, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Hawkins), 1880- person
associatedWith Doubleday and Company, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Du Bois, William, 1903-1997. person
associatedWith Duke University. News Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Duke University. University Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Hoyle, Bernadette Woodlief, 1912-1989. person
associatedWith McCormick, Ken, 1906-1997 person
correspondedWith Straughan's Book Shop. corporateBody
associatedWith Thompson, Gladys. person
associatedWith Walser, Richard Gaither, 1908- person
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Birth 1908-02-25

Death 2001-05-17

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