Beecher, Henry K. (Henry Knowles), 1904-1976

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Henry Knowles Beecher, 1904-1976, M.D., 1932, Harvard Medical School, was Henry Isaiah Dorr Professor of Research in Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School from 1941 to 1970 and anaesthetist-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research and writings concerned the physiological and metabolic effects of anesthesia and drugs, and the ethics of human experimentation. During World War II Beecher was chief consultant in resuscitation and anesthesia for U.S. Office of the Surgeon General in the Mediterranean theater.

From the description of Papers, 1848-1976. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 281431927

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referencedIn Freund, Paul A. Paul A. Freund papers. 1918-1993. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Unitarian Service Committee. Medical Missions. Records, 1942-1967 Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Administrative Records, ca., 1935-2006. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Gionfriddo, Michael E. [Papers] University of Kansas Archives / MSS / Rare Books, Kenneth Spencer Research Library
creatorOf [Henry K. Beecher, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Beecher, Henry K. (Henry Knowles), 1904-1976. Papers, 1848-1976. Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
referencedIn Freund, Paul A. Paul A. Freund papers. 1918-1993. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Papers, 1848-1976 Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Center for the History of Medicine.
creatorOf Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996. Papers, 1949-1973 (bulk 1961-1973). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Papers of Michael Gionfriddo, 2007 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
referencedIn Paul Ramsey Papers, 1934-1984 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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associatedWith Harvard Medical School. Committee on Human Studies. corporateBody
associatedWith Institute of Society, Ethics, and the Life Sciences. corporateBody
correspondedWith Massachusetts General Hospital corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts General Hospital. Dept. of Anesthesia. corporateBody
associatedWith Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996. person
associatedWith National Research Council corporateBody
correspondedWith National Research Council: Subcommittee on Shock corporateBody
associatedWith National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Shock. corporateBody
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correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
correspondedWith Ramsey, Paul person
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correspondedWith Unitarian Service Committee. Medical Missions. corporateBody
correspondedWith Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Medical ethics
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities
Human experimentation in medicine
Drugs--Physiological effect
Ethics, Medical
Human Experimentation
Anesthesiology--Societies, etc
Military Medicine


Birth 1904-02-04

Death 1976-07-25



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