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Joseph H. McNinch Papers 1929-1999
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Collection Scope and Content Note


This small collection contributes to the biographical history of McNinch. It consists primarily of disjointed correspondence, photographs, writings, and speeches related to McNinch's military medical corps career and retirement, head of the Veteran's Administration, American Hospital Association service, and the National Library of Medicine. The bulk of the collection contains letters and certificates of thanks for his service upon his various retirements and exits from service to those organizations. There are folders containing a few military records and orders and photographs from his late military career in Germany and Japan in the 1950s. There are also several portraits and head shots. Articles written by McNinch and others cover hemorrhagic fever, military medicine as a social instrument, primates in space flight, and MEDLARS. The topics of four speeches are the role of hospitals in the Georgia Regional Medical Program, the needs of Georgia hospitals and the future of hospitals in America, and the history of space medicine. There are no major sets of records that comprehensively document his military or civilian careers.

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