Fred W. Rankin, M.D. Scrapbooks

Abstract

This collection comprises six scrapbooks (plus one box of miscellaneous items) of letters, newsclippings, and photographs documenting major milestones in the career of Lexinngton, Kentucky surgeon Fred W. Rankin, M.D.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Fred W. Rankin, M.D. Scrapbooks
Creator
Rankin, Fred W. (Fred Wharton), 1886-
Extent
Cubit feet ?
Subjects
Correspondence –– Rankin, Fred W. (Fred Wharton), 1886-
American Medical Association
Military Medicine –– History –– United States
American Surgical Association
American College of Surgeons
Arrangement
As possible, items in each scrapbook have been documented in the order in which they occur. In instances where more than one item appears on a scrapbook page, numeric-alpha characters (e.g., 1a, 1b, 1c, etc.) have been assigned to maintain the original organization of the materials.
Finding Aid Author
Machine-readable finding aid prepared by Linda Cantara Abbott
Preferred Citation
FWR-SB : [identificaton of item], Fred W. Rankin, M.D. Scrapbooks, 1930-1954. Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, and Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
This collection comprises six scrapbooks of letters, telegrams, newsclippings, and photographs documenting major milestones in the career of Lexington surgeon Fred W. Rankin, M.D. The collection is arranged by scrapbook. Materials are arranged as found in the scrapbooks, as possible. Loose items are provided as a separate subgroup, following an item-level inventory of the scrapbook contents.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky. Literary rights are retained by the heirs of the creator. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Chair of the Department of Surgery.

Contents of the Collection

Collection

Scrapbook: F.W.R –– General, 1930 to 1951

  • Box 1
This scrapbook includes miscellaneous items grouped together by the scrapbook's creator because they do not share a common topic or event.

"Remarks [about] and introduction [of Dr. Rankin] by Roger I. Lee, M.D., Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the A.M.A. [American Medical Association], in presenting the distinguished service medal to the A. M. A.", Undated

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Letter from Mary Breckinridge to Fred W. Rankin, Undated

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Description by Dr. Rankin of a "Candid Photo" of "the patient's kidney, taken at high noon on Jan 2, 1938." The "patient" or recipient of this seemingly tongue-in-cheek description is Mrs. C. K. McDowell., Undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3a
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Black-and white photograph [mentioned in Item 3a]. Illegible in normal light., January 2, 1938

  • Box 1, Folder 3b
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Humorous poem entitled "Freddie McRankin and his ...brassie." Author unknown [F. W. Rankin?]., Undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Letter from Frank H. Lahey, M.D., Lahey Clinic, Boston, Massachusetts, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota., October 27, 1930

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Letter from Willard H. Parsons, M.D., F.A.C.S., Vicksburg Clinic, Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., Lexington, Kentucky., May 11, 1936

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Letter from C. (Charley) A. Vance, M.D., Chairman of the Council of the Kentucky State Medical Association, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., Lexington, Kentucky, congratulating him on his election as President of the Southern Surgical Association., December 23, 1936

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Note from Marietta Entner Shannon to Fred W. Rankin, M.D. which accompanied a book by Dr. Joseph M. Mathews., August 1, 1938

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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Letter from W. Emmet Milward to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., Lexington, Kentucky, on his appointment as Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky., May 27, 1941

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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Letter from Charles B. Porter, St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, to Col. Fred W. Rankin, M.D., Surgeon General's Office, Washington, District of Columbia., March 4, 1942

  • Box 1, Folder 10
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Program for memorial service of George W. Crile, M.D. (1864-1943), held at the Amasa Stone Mather Chapel, Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio., January 24, 1943

  • Box 1, Folder 11a
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Note from A. D. Ruedemann, M.D., Department of Ophthalmology, Cleveland, Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., thanking him for the talk he gave at the memorial service for George W. Crile, M.D., January 25, 1943

  • Box 1, Folder 11b
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Note from Arthur M. Shipley, M.D., University Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., Office of the Surgeon General, United States Army, Washington, District of Columbia., January 29, 1943

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Note from William E. Lower, M.D., Cleveland, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., Chief Surgical Consultant, United States Army, Washington, District of Columbia, thanking Dr. Rankin for the address he delivered at the memorial service of George W. Crile, M.D., January 25, 1943

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Note from Mildred P. Dielaff, Cleveland, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., Washington, District of Columbia, complimenting him on the address he delivered at the memorial service of George W. Crile, M.D., January 26, 1943

  • Box 1, Folder 14
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Letter from Louis (Gus) A. Buie, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., December 18, 1942

  • Box 1, Folder 15
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Letter from W. R. Bell, President, American Cyanamid Company, New York, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., Washington, District of Columbia., January 8, 1943

  • Box 1, Folder 16
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Note from Bob [?] to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., thanking him for the address he delivered at the memorial service of George W. Crile, M.D., January 30, [1943]

  • Box 1, Folder 17a
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Note from John Alexander, M.D., Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., complimenting him on the address he delivered at the memorial service for George W. Crile, M.D., which was published in the Cleveland Clinic Quarterly., May 5, 1943

  • Box 1, Folder 17b
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Letter from Colonel Lloyd (Larry) Lehrbas, General Headquarters, Southwest Pacific Area, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D. Not included are the snapshot and clipping which apparently accompanied the letter which the writer "thought might be interesting for [Rankin's] scrapbook.", September 17, 1943

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Letter from [?]. P. Breckinridge, Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., October 11, 1943

  • Box 1, Folder 19
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Letter from William [?], Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., November 4, 1943

  • Box 1, Folder 20
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V-Mail [Victory Mail] from Major H.C. Lodge Jr., to Brig. Gen. Fred W. Rankin, Surgeon General's Office, Washington, District of Columbia., July 10, 1944

  • Box 1, Folder 21a
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V-Mail [Victory Mail] from Lt-Col. H. C. Lodge, Jr. 6th Army Group, New York, New York, to Brigadier General Fred W. Rankin, Office of the Surgeon General, War Department, Washington, District of Columbia., April 25, 1945

  • Box 1, Folder 21b
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V-Mail [Victory Mail] from Lt-Col. H. C. Lodge, Jr., Sixth Army Group, New York, New York, to Brig. Gen. Fred W. Rankin, Office of the Surgeon General, War Department, Washington, District of Columbia, December 4, [1945]

  • Box 1, Folder 21c
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Letter from Harold S. Diehl, Dean of the Medical Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., May 26, 1945

  • Box 1, Folder 22
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Letter from Fred Schwartz, Army Service Forces, Office of the Surgeon General, Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., June 1, 1945

  • Box 1, Folder 23
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Letter from Colonel Claude S. Beck, M.D., Surgical Consultant, Army Services Force, Ft. Hayes, Columbus, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., July 20, 1945

  • Box 1, Folder 24
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Letter from Major B. Gordon Halcomb[?], Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., October 8, 1945

  • Box 1, Folder 25
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Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Michael E. DeBakey, Assistant Director, Surgical Consultants Division, Army Service Forces, Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., October 11, 1945

  • Box 1, Folder 26
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Letter from William Jason Mixer, M.D., Boston, Massachusetts, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., October 13, 1945

  • Box 1, Folder 27
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Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Richard Chute, Chief, Section of Urology, Fitzsimmons General Hospital, United States Army, Denver, Colorado, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., October 15, 1945

  • Box 1, Folder 28
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Letter from Brigadier General William C. Menninger, Army Service Forces, Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., October 17, 1945

  • Box 1, Folder 29
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Letter from Donald C. Balfour, M.D., Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., October 18, 1945

  • Box 1, Folder 30
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Letter from Evarts A. Graham, Department of Surgery, Barnes Hospital, School of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., October 19, 1945

  • Box 1, Folder 31
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Letter from Lieutenant Colonel William J. Carrington, Chief, Surgical Service, Army Services Forces, Schick General Hospital, Clinton, Iowa, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., October 10, 1945

  • Box 1, Folder 32
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Letter from Brigadier General George B. Foster, Jr., to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., October 25, 1945

  • Box 1, Folder 33
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Letter from Floyd W. McRae, M.D., Atlanta, Georgia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., November 19, 1945

  • Box 1, Folder 34
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Writer unknown. Incomplete letter to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., December 18, 1945

  • Box 1, Folder 35
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Letter from Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Beverly, Massachusetts, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., November 12, 1945

  • Box 1, Folder 36
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Envelope with cancelled postmark Danville, Kentucky. "Postage due 3 cents." From Boyle Publishing Company, Inc., Danville, Kentucky, to "The Renowned (Justly) Fred W. Rankin, Lexington, Ky.", December 13, 1946

  • Box 1, Folder 37a
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News clipping. "DANVILLE MAN UNDERGOES A NEW OPERATION; BY FRED RANKIN –– IT IS CALLED 'VAGOTOMY'.", Undated

  • Box 1, Folder 37b
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Letter from James T. Priestley, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., April 2, 1947

  • Box 1, Folder 38
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Letter from Kenneth C. Royall, Secretary of War, Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., July 28, 1947

  • Box 1, Folder 39
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Letter from William [?], Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., September 10, 1947

  • Box 1, Folder 40
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Letter from Bill Townsend, Trenton, Missouri, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on being awarded an honorary degree by the University of Louisville., September 26, 1947

  • Box 1, Folder 41
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Western Union telegram from Joe Donald, Birmingham, Alabama, to Joe G. Moore, M.D., St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky., November 14, 1947

  • Box 1, Folder 42a
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Note from Sister Mary Benigna, St. Joseph Infirmary, Louisville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., thanking him for the address he gave at a ceremony in honor of Dr. Abell., October 31, 1948

  • Box 1, Folder 42b
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Annotated pamphlet about Perino's Restaurant, Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. Annotator unknown., Date unknown.

  • Box 1, Folder 43
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Menu from Perino's Restaurant, Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. Signed with personal greetings to Fred W. Rankin, M.D. from multiple individuals., June 24, 1950

  • Box 1, Folder 44
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Letter from C.F. Dixon, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., March 8, 1949

  • Box 1, Folder 45
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Western Union telegram from Marmorstein Paxton Cohn and Kenny, Key West, Florida, to Dr. and Mrs. Frank [sic] Rankin., January 31, 1951

  • Box 1, Folder 46a
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Note from Dorothy [?] to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., Thanksgiving Day. Year unknown.

  • Box 1, Folder 46b
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Scrapbook: F.W.R. –– A.M.A. –– I, June 6, 1941 –– July 1941

  • Box 2
This scrapbook is the first of two which include correspondence received by Dr. Rankin in relation to his election as President-elect of the American Medical Association (AMA).

Letter from Lewis [?], Fort Knox, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President[-elect] of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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Letter from Verne Carlton Hunt to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 2
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Letter from Arthur M. Shipley, University Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President[-elect] of the American Medical Association., June 11, 1941

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Letter from Lawrence Kolb, Assistant Surgeon General, Division of Mental Hygiene, Federal Security Agency, United States Public Health Service, Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

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Letter from Mary Breckinridge, Director, Frontier Nursing Service, Wendover, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 13, 1941

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Letter from Gilbert J. Thomas, M.D., Nicollect Clinic, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 13, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 6
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News clipping. Fred W. Rankin, M.D. President-Elect, and Frank Lahey, M.D., President, of the American Medical Association., Undated

  • Box 2, Folder 7a
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News clipping. Source Unknown. Photograph of Mrs. William Schaefer and daughter, Evelyn, of Barnesboro, Pennsylvania; Frank Lahey, President of the American Medical Association, and Mrs. Frank Lahey, of Boston; and Fred W. Rankin, President-Elect of the American Medical Association, of Lexington, Kentucky., July 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 7b
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News clipping. "Editorials: Kentucky Honored through Dr. Rankin." Kentucky Medical Journal, p. 232., July 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 8a
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News clipping. "Address of President-Elect Fred W. Rankin." Journal of the American Medical Association. Page unknown., June 21, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 8b
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News clipping. Source unknown. "Banquet to Honor Dr. Rankin Tonight.", June 30, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 8c
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News clipping. "Dr. Fred Wharton Rankin –– President-Elect of the American Medical Association." Bulletin of the School of Medicine, University of Maryland, pp. 51-52., [1941]

  • Box 2, Folder 8d
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News clipping. Source unknown. "Dr. Fred W. Rankin Named to Head A.M.A.: Former Clinic Surgeon to Take Office in 1942.", [1941]

  • Box 2, Folder 9a
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News clipping. Source unknown. "National Body of Physicians Honors Rankin.", June 6, [1941]

  • Box 2, Folder 9b
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News clipping. Source unknown. "Dr. Frederic Rankin Named President-Elect of A.M.A.", June 6, [1941]

  • Box 2, Folder 9c
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News clipping. "Dr. F. H. [sic] Rankin Chosen as Next Leader of A.M.A.: Kentucky Surgeon Talks Over Next Year." By George Morgenstern, Chicago Tribune Press Service. Partially duplicated by Item 11d., [June 1941]

  • Box 2, Folder 9d
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News clipping. "Kentucky Surgeon Talks Over Next Year." By George Morgenstern, Chicago Tribune Press Service., [June 1941]

  • Box 2, Folder 9e
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News clipping. Source unknown. "Frederic Wharton Rankin –– President-Elect." Handwritten note on clipping: "Dear Fred: That's you we are talking about! A.W.", June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 10
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News clipping. Source unknown. "Rankin Elected A.M.A. President: Teaches At U. of L.", June 6, [1941]

  • Box 2, Folder 11a
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News clipping. Source unknown. "Doctors Ask U.S. Assignment Aid: Would Establish Authority to Better Service." By Josephine Robertson., [June 1941]

  • Box 2, Folder 11b
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News clipping. Source unknown. "Dr. Frederic Rankin Named President-Elect of A.M.A.", June 6, [1941]

  • Box 2, Folder 11c
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News clipping. "Kentucky's Medical Men Are Nationally Known." Courier Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, pp. unknown., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 11d
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Journal article. "Fred Wharton Rankin –– President-Elect." Current Comment. Jour. A.M.A. 16 (24): 2696., June 14, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 12
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Letter from Guy A. Huguelet, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 13
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Letter from Edwin J. Grace, M.D., Grace Clinic, Brooklyn, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 16, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 14a
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Letter from John Staige Davis, M.D., Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President[-elect] of the American Medical Association., June 17, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 14b
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Letter from James (Jim) M. Hayes, M.D., to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 15
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Letter from Charles C. Green, M.D., Houston, Texas, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 16a
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Note from [Lee Naughman], Richmond, Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association, and sending an update on his health., June 17, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 16b
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Letter from J. Stewart Rodman, M.D., Secretary and Treasurer, American Board of Surgery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 17
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Letter from John Roberts (Bob) Phillips, M.D., Houston, Texas, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 18
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Western Union telegram from Virgil Kinnard, Lancaster, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 19a
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Letter from (Mrs. George A.) Jessie P. Herndon, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association, as well as on his faculty appointment at the University of Louisville. She informs him that her husband, Dr. Herndon, "has been incapacitated for more than a year and a half" but that he would be pleased if Dr. Rankin could stop by to see him when in Louisville., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 19b
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Western Union telegram from United States Senator Albert B. Chandler, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President[-Elect] of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 20a
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Western Union telegram From Ben Souster, M.D., St. Paul, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

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Letter from William (Mac) Carpenter MacCarty, Sr., M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 21
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Letter from R. Julian Estill, M.D., Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 8, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 22
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News clipping. "Dr. Fred W. Rankin." Detroit Evening Times., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 23a
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News clipping. "Doctors Elect a Kentuckian." Detroit Free Press, June 7, 1941

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Letter from John B. Hartzell, M.D., Detroit, Michigan, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association, and askng "for an autographed photograph of yourself.", June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 23c
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Letter from M. Clinton Foshee, M.D., Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as Presdient-Elect of the American Medical Association, and asking for information about purchasing "some fine five-gaited saddle horses, or mares" in Lexington, Kentucky., June 17, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 24
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Letter from Charles (Charley) A. Vance, M.D., Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., contratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 25
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Letter from D. M. Griffith, M.D., Owensboro, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association, June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 26a
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Letter from William (Bill) F. Rienhoff, Jr., to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

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Letter from Arthur G. Sullivan, M.D., Madison, Wisconsin, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 8, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 27
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Note from Edmund R. Brush, M.D., Zanesville, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 8, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 28
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Letter from Norman T. Kirk, Walter Reed General Hospital, Army Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 29a
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Note from J. M. Mason, M.D., Birmingham, Alabama, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

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Letter from Fredrick (Fred) A. Willius, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 30
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Letter from C. W. Mussett, Procter & Gamble Distributing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 31
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Note from Edward J. Murray, M.D., Julius Marks Sanatorium, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his elecction as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 32
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Letter from Ernest Bradley, Lexington Clinic, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 33
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Note from C. C. Howard, M.D., Glasgow, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 34
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Letter from Jesse E. Adams, Director, Summer Session, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., [1941]

  • Box 2, Folder 35
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Letter from A. Stephens (Steve) Graham, M.D., Stuart Circle Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 36
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Western Union telegram from Bill Henderson ("a very grateful patient"), Louisville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 5, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 37a
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Western Union telegram from Frank K. Boland, Atlanta, Georgia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 37b
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Western Union telegram from Watt, Charlotte, North Carolina, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 38a
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Western Union telegram from Steve [?], Richmond, Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 38b
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Postal Telegraph from George L. Secord, Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 39a
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Call Memo from Wallace Frank, M.D., to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 5, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 39b
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Western Union telegram from John Nell Crenshaw, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 40a
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Western Union telegram from Arthur W. Allen, Boston, Massachusetts, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6. 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 40b
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Western Union telegram from Alton Ochsner, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 41a
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Western Union telegram from Wolshin, New York, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 41b
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Postal Telegram from Fred Besley, Waukegan, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 42a
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Note from Howard M. Clute, M.D., Boston, Massachusetts, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D. congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 42b
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Letter from Clifford J. Barborka, M.D., Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association, June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 43
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Letter from May C. (Mrs. John Lewis) Underwood, Birmingham, Alabama, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 14, [1941]

  • Box 2, Folder 44
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Letter from Thomas (Tom) G. Orr, M.D., Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 45
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Letter from H. Gilbert Reynolds, M.D., Paducah, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 10, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 46
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Letter from Charles (Charlie) M. Edelen, Louisville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 47
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Letter from S. William Harrington, M.D., Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratuating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association and on his appointment as Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 48
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Letter from Sister Mary William, St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 49
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Letter from C. P. Loranz, Secretary-Manager, Southern Medical Association, Birmingham, Alabama, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 50
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Letter from J. B. Lukins, Councilor, Kentucky State Medical Association, Louisville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 51
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Letter from Charles D. Enfield, M.D. Louisville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 52
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Western Union telegram from W. C. Dixon, Nashville, Tennessee, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 53a
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Letter from Albert G. Love, Brigadier General, Medical Department, United States Army, War Department, Office of the Surgeon General, Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 53b
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Western Union telegram from Henry W. Cave, M.D., New York, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 10, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 54a
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Western Union telegram from Leo and Celia Butler, Brookville, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 10, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 54b
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Letter from George [W. Headley III], La Belle Farm, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 10, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 55
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Letter from Gershom J. Thompson, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 19, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 56
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Letter from C. F. Strosnider, M.D., Goldsboro, North Carolina, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 57
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Letter from J. (Joe) M. Donald, M.D., Birmingham, Alabama, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 10, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 58
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Letter from J. Owsley Manier, M.D., Nashville, Tennnessee, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 59
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Letter from Ryland W. Greene, Haverford Pennsylvania, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 10, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 60
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Letter from J. M. H. Rowland, The Baltimore Life Insurance Company, Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 61
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Note from Arnold S. Jackson, M.D., Jackson Clinic, Madison, Wisconsin, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 62a
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Note from Alma de Waal, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., Undated

  • Box 2, Folder 62b
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Note from Jesse Boulton, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., Undated

  • Box 2, Folder 62c
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Note from J. D. and E. W. Northcutt, Covington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 63
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Letter from A. M. (Moco) Edwards, Jr., Pineville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 64
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Letter from O. T. Koppius, Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 65
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Letter from Carl R. Steinke, M.D., Akron, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association and informing him of the recent death of Dr. Arthur Stall., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 66
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Letter from J. Garland Sherrill, Louisville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 67
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Letter from Donald (Don) Guthrie, M.D., Guthrie Clinic, Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 68
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Letter from Adolph O. Pfingst, M.D., Louisville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 69
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Letter from Hugh H. Trout, M.D., Surgical Department, Jefferson Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 70a
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Note from Herman L. Kretschmer, M.D., Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D. congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 70b
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Letter from J. A. (Tony) Malerich, M.D., Shakopee, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 71
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Western Union telegram from Glen Spurling, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 72a
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Western Union telegram from Sister M. Domitilla and Sisters, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 72b
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Western Union telegram from mother-in-law, Edith Graham Mayo, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin,, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 73a
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Western Union telegram From Barbara and John W. Price, Louisville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 73b
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Western Union telegram from Lucille and Warren [??], Denver, Colorado, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 74a
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Note from F. M. Tinder [??], Findlay, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7. 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 74b
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News clipping. Announcement of Fred W. Rankin, M.D.'s election as American Medical Association President-Elect from a Findlay, Ohio newspaper., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 74c
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Letter from W. J. Tucker, M.D., Ashland, Wisconsin, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 10, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 75
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Letter from R. Arnold Griswold, M.D., Louisville City Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 76
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Letter from Paul A. O'Leary, M.D., Section on Dermatology and Syphilology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 11, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 77
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Letter from Rose W. Winslow [Jane Burr], Woodstock, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 78
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Letter from R. S. Stewart, Attorney, Lancaster, South Carolina, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 11, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 79
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Letter from Harry J. Harwick, Secretary and Treasurer, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 80
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Letter from Oliver C. Melson, M.D., Little Rock, Arkansas, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 11, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 81
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Letter from Melvin S. Henderson, M.D., Section of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 82
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Letter from J. P. Wall, M.D., Jackson, Mississippi, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 11, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 83
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Letter from Urban Maes, M.D., Department of Surgey, School of Medicine, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 84
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Note from Malcom Thompson, M.D., Louisville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 10, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 85
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Letter from Frederick A. Coller, M.D., Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 11, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 86
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Letter from Glenn I. Jones, M.D., Chief Surgeon, Southern Railway System, Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association and thanking him for his "contribution to the success of our Surgeons' Association at Louisville.", June 11, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 87
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Letter from Frederick Christopher, M.D., Surgeon-in-Chief, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 88
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Letter from Charles A. Bundsen, M.D., Medical Director, The Swedish National Sanatorium, Englewood (Denver), Colorado, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 10, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 89
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Letter from Edmund Horgan, M.D., Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 90
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Letter from Hugh J. Morgan, M.D., School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 19, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 91
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Letter from E. H. (Ned) Weld, M.D., President-Elect, Illinois State Medical Society, Rockford, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 92
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Letter from Willard C. Rappleye, M.D., Commissioner, Department of Hospitals, City of New York, Manhattan, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 10, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 93
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Letter from Misch Casper, M.D., Louisville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 10, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 94
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Letter from George Crile, M.D., Cleveland, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 11, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 95
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Letter from Raymond Lyman Wilbur, M.D., President, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 96
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Letter from Henry W. Woltman, M.D., Section on Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 11, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 97
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Letter from Porter Paisley Vinson, M.D., Medical College of Virginia Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 11, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 98
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Letter from H. Smith Richardson, New York, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 11, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 99a
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Inter-departmental memo, from Daniel Rochford to Mr. H. S. Richardson. Subject: Davidson man [Fred W. Rankin] to be President of American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 99b
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Letter from Gunnar Gundersen, M.D., Gundersen Clinic, La Crosse, Wisconsin, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 10, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 100
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Letter from Robert (Bob) Whitfield Miles, D.D., Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 12, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 101
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Letter from C. Frank Buck [?], Animal Industry Group, College of Agriculture and Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 6, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 102
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Note from Charles W. Maxson, M.D., Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 12, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 103
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Letter from John P. Bowler, M.D., Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 10, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 104
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Letter from Charles W. Hibbitt, M.D., Louisville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 12, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 105
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Letter from Louree Pottinger, President, Kentucky League of Nursing Education, Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his elecction as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 11, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 106
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Letter from Winchell McKendree Craig, M.D., Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 13, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 107
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Letter from Zelotus S. Rice, Attorney, Sparta, Wisconsin, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 10, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 108
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Letter from M. G. Peterman, M.D., Milwaulkee, Wisconsin, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 13, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 109
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Note from Grover C. Penberthy, M.D., Detroit, Michigan, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 13, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 110a
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Note from Sydney and Ann [??] to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., Undated

  • Box 2, Folder 110b
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Letter from Casper F. Hegner, M.D., Denver, Colorado, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 12, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 111
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Note from Baxter Brown, M.D., Buffalo, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 14, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 112
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Letter from Henry H. M. Lyle, M.D., New York, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 12, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 113
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Letter from Harold P. McDonald, M.D., Atlanta, Georgia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 12, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 114
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Letter from J. K. Hall, M.D., President, American Psychiatric Association, Westbrook Sanatorium, Richmond, Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 115
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Letter from E. Eric Larson, M.D., Los Angeles, California, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 13, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 116
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Letter from Horace R. Lyons, M.D., Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 14, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 117
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Letter from James R. Bloss, M.D., Trustee, American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 13, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 118
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Letter from Howard F. Dugan, Vice President, Hotels Statler Company, Inc., New York, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 10, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 119
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Letter from James R. McVay, M.D., Kansas City, Missouri, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 13, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 120
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Letter from Thomas (Tom) M. Joyce, M.D., Portland, Oregon, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 121
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Letter from R. A. Kent, President, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 10, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 122
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Letter from W. E. Gardner, M.D., Louisville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 7, 1941

  • Box 2, Folder 123
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Letter from Alfred Blalock, M.D., Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 11, 1941

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Letter from C. C. (Charles) Higgins, M.D., Department of Urology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 9, 1941

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Scrapbook: F.W.R. –– A.M.A. –– II, June 12, 1941 to August 25, 1941

  • Box 3
This scrapbook is the second of two which include correspondence received by Dr. Rankin regarding his election as President-elect of the American Medical Association (AMA).

Western Union telegram from Ross Magee, New York, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 14, 1941

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Western Union telegram from R. Matas, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 14, 1941

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Letter from Patti R. Hart (Mrs. John T. Hart), Columbia, Tennessee, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 14, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 2
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Western Union telegram from Martha and Oscar Johnston, Scott, Mississippi, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 15, 1941

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Letter from John (Jack) T. O'Mara, M.D., Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 15, 1941

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Letter from Ruth Lee Briscoe, Librarian, The Library, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 16, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 4
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Letter from Fred W. Bailey, M.D., St. Louis, Missouri, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 16, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 5
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Letter from Norman W. Crisp, M.D., Nashua, New Hampshire, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 12, 1941

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Letter from Alton [Ochsner], Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 16, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 7
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Letter from William B. Peck, M.D., Managing Director, Inter-state Post Graduate Medical Association of North America, Freeport, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 16, 1941

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Letter from Henry H. Hill, Office of the Superintendent of Instruction, Board of Education, St. Louis, Missouri, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 16, 1941

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Letter from James (Jimmie) E. Paullin, M.D., Atlanta, Georgia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 16, 1941

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Letter from W. H. (Bill) Owen, Veterans' Facility, St. Cloud, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 16, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 11
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Letter from Hamilton W. McKay, M.D., Charlotte, North Carolina, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 18, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 12
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Letter from Ethan Flagg Butler, M.D., Biggs Memorial Hospital, Ithaca, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 16, 1941

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Letter from Oscar Gottfried, Secretary, Association of Private Hospitals, Inc., New York, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 16, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 14
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Letter from Thomas B. Aycock, Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 16, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 15
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Letter from Harry C. Hull, M.D., Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 16, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 16
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Note from Loyal Davis, M.D., Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 16, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 17a
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Note from Hubert A. Royster, M.D., Raleigh, North Carolina, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 19, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 17b
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Letter from Holman Taylor, M.D., Secretary-Editor, Texas State Journal of Medicine, State Medical Association of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas., July 2, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 18
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Letter from W. C. (Bill) Carroll, M.D., The Saint Paul Clinic, St. Paul, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 17, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 19
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Letter from (Carl) Bill Beck, M.D., Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 17, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 20
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Letter from Curtice Rosser, M.D., Dallas, Texas, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 17, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 21
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Letter from Daniel (Dan) C. Elkin, M.D., Atlanta, Georgia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 21, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 22
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Letter from Henry (Hank) E. Dahleen, M.D., Superintendent and Medical Director, County of Santa Clara Hospital, San Jose, California, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 17, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 23
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Letter from Roscoe D. McMillan, M.D., Medical Society of the State of North Carolina, Red Springs, North Carolina, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 16, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 24
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Letter from Carrington Williams, M.D., Richmond, Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 17, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 25
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Letter from Emmett B. Frazer ("alias Deacon"), M.D. F.A.C.S., President, Mobile County Medical Society, Mobile, Alabama, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 18, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 26
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Letter from C. W. Roberts, M.D., Council on Industrial Health, American Medical Association, Atlanta, Georgia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 18, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 27
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Letter from W. Houston (Pete) Toulson, M.D., Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 16, 1941

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Letter from J. H. J. Upham, M.D., Dean, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 18, 1941

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Letter from Albert McCown, M.D., Assistant Medical Director, American Red Cross, National Headquarters, Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 15, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 30
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Letter from R. L. Hane, M.D., and William C. Wright, M.D., Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 21, 1941

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Letter from George A. Dowling, M.D., Department of Medicine, Mason Clinic, Seattle, Washington, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 18, 1941

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Letter from Edward N. Roberts, M.D., F.A.C.S., Pocatello, Idaho, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 15, 1941

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Letter from M. A. (Jack) White, Agency Manager, Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company, Greensboro, North Carolina, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 18, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 35
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Letter from L. Richardson, Chairman of the Board, Vick Chemical Company, Greensboro, North Carolina, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 13, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 36
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Letter from G. V. Brindley, M.D., Department of Surgery, Scott and White Clinic, Temple, Texas, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 19, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 37
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Note from Samuel (Sam) Amberg, M.D., Section on Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 17, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 38
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Note from William Arnold Hanger, New York, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 20, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 39a
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Note from Walter E. Dandy, M.D., Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 17, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 39b
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Letter from William (Bill) R. Meeker, M.D., Mobile, Alabama, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 17, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 40
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Letter from W. S. Leathers, Office of the Dean, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 20, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 41
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Letter from Charles (Charlie) B. Puestow, M.D., Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 19, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 42
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Letter from Russell [??], Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 20, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 43
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Letter from E. (Ed) W. Rucher, Jr., M.D., Birmingham, Alabama, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 17, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 44
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Letter from Robert Hobday, Vice-president, Ridpath Historical Society, Cincinnati, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 21, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 45
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Letter from Frank B. Settle, M.D., F.A.C.S., Long Beach, California, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 17, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 46
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Letter from Donald C. Collins, Major, Medical Corps, Chief of Surgical Service, Station Hospital, Ft. MacArthur, San Pedro California, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 21, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 47
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Letter from William C. (Cal) Chaney, M.D., Memphis, Tennesssee, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 23, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 48
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Letter from Paul Morton, Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (M. Am. Soc. C.E.), Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 23, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 49
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Letter from Robert (Bob) D. Mussey, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 21, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 50
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Letter from Robert (Bob) Lee Payne, M.D., Norfolk, Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 23, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 51
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Letter from J. R. Gaines, M.D., Las Animas, Colorado, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 23, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 52
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Letter from Willis P. Butler, M.D., Shreveport, Louisiana, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 23, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 53
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Letter from Everett L. Bishop, M.D., Pathologists, Atlanta, Georgia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 28, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 54
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Letter from Charles R. Bird, M.D., Indianapolis, Indiana, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 26, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 55
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Letter from Harrison Simrall to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 24, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 56
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Letter from Cousin Fairie, Charlotte, North Carolina, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 26, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 57
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Letter from Clark W. Finnerud, M.D., Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 18, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 58
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Letter from Harold S. Diehl, Dean of the Medical Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 27, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 59
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Note from Vernon C. David, M.D., Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 30, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 60
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Letter from Mather Pfeiffenberger, M.D., Alton, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 28, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 61
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Letter from Albert O. Singleton, M.D., Galveston, Texas, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 28, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 62
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Letter from Max Thorek, M.D., Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the International College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association, and requesting that Dr. Rankin write the foreword for the next edition of his book, Surgical Errors and Safeguards., June 29, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 63
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Letter from Edgar L. Gilcreest, San Francisco, California, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 21, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 64
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Letter from Donnell B. Cobb, M.D., President-Elect, Medical Society of the State of North Carolina, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 2, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 65
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Letter from Henry J. Walton, M.D., Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 1, 1947

  • Box 3, Folder 66
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Letter from Thomas Cooper, Dean and Director, College of Agriculture and Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 5, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 67
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Letter from John and Letitia Gardner, Shangri-la, Bowman's Mill Road, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 29, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 68
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Letter from Virgil Chapman, Congressman, 6th District of Kentucky, House of Representatives, Congress of the United States, Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 7, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 69
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Letter from [Sox?], Tracadie Camp, Cascapedia Club, Grand Cascapedia, Quebec, Canada, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 7, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 70
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Letter from Charles B. Sweatt, Locust Hills Farm, Wayzata, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association, and seeking his assistance in finding a horse, "a good hunter prospect.", July 8, 19491

  • Box 3, Folder 71
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Letter from Herman L. Donovan, President, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 7, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 72
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Letter from R. L. Sanders, M.D., Sanders Clinic, Memphis, Tennessee, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 2, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 73
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Note from Floyd Hardin Smith, Germantown, Tennessee, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 16, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 74a
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Letter from Lloyd E. Deddens, Captain, Medical Corps, 138th Field Artillery, 38th Division, Camp Shelby, Gulfport, Mississipppi, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 31, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 74b
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Letter from Robert (Bob) Duvall Jones, Jr., M.D., Norfolk, Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 17, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 75
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Note from David Silberman, M.D., Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., June 18, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 76
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Note from Willard H. Parsons, M.D., Vicksburg Clinic, Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 22, 1941

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Note from Ed Wilder, Secretary, Lexington Board of Commerce, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 11, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 78
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Letter from Daniel L. Borden, M.D., Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 24, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 79
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Letter from W. A. Hanson, M.D., Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 22, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 80
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Letter from H. Z. Giffin, M.D., Minnesota State Medical Association, St. Paul, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association, and inviting him to present a paper and an address at the 1942 Minnesota State Medical Association annual meeting., July 7, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 81
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Letter from H. D. Junkin, M.D., The Paris Clinic, Paris, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 19, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 82
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Letter from Hughes Spalding, Atlanta, Georgia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 25, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 83
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Letter from Joseph W. Ricketts, M.D., Indianapolis, Indiana, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 24, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 84
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Note from Benjamin Franklin Eager, M.D., San Diego, California, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 29, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 85
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Letter from Frank S. Schoonover, Jr., M.D. F.A.C.S, Fort Worth, Texas, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., July 24, 1941

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Letter from Robert B. Hill, Colonel, Medical Corps, United States Army, Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., August 7, 1941

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Page 2 of a letter from P. (Phil) S. Hench, M.D., [Rochester, Minnesota], to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., August 16, 1941

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Letter from May Owen, M.D., Fort Worth, Texas, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association, and inviting him to breakfast when he serves as guest speaker for a one-day Clinic Meeting in Fort Worth in October., August 21, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 89
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Note from Ernesto R. de Aragón, M.D., Havana, Cuba, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., August 25, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 90
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Letter from D. C. Patterson, M.D., Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., August 25, 1941

  • Box 3, Folder 91
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Letter from Margaret Johnston (Mrs. W. P.), Mooresville, North Carolina, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association, and bringing him up to date on family news., Undated

  • Box 3, Folder 92
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Letter from Helen Judd to Fred W. and Edith Rankin, congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association and bringing them up to date on her family., Undated

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Note from Florence Lawless to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association., Undated

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Letter from Clara Neville McCarthy (Mrs. J. C.), Belleville, Ontario, Canada, to Edith Rankin, sending congratulations to Fred W. Rankin, M.D. on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association, and updating Edith on events in her life since the Mayo Clinic days., Undated

  • Box 3, Folder 94
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Letter from Bob [??], Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, to to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President-Elect of the American Medical Association, and talking about baseball., Undated

  • Box 3, Folder 95
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Scrapbook: F.W.R –– Army, December 14, 1942 to July 15, 1943

  • Box 4
This scrapbook includes correspondence received by Dr. Rankin regarding his promotion to Brigadier General in the Office of the Surgeon General

Letter from Charles W. Milner, Louisville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 14, 1942

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Letter from James H. Forsee, Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps, to Fred W. Rankin, congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 14, 1942

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Western Union telegram from Shelby Carr, Cincinnati, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 14, 1942

  • Box 4, Folder 3a
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Letter from Diddie [??], Alexandria, Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 14, 1942

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Letter from Albert G. Love, Colonel, United States Army, Retired, War Department, Office of the Surgeon General, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 14, 1942

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Letter from John J. Curley (Dr. J. J. Curley), Leominster, Massachusetts, Major, Medical Corps, Camp Patrick Henry, Newport News, Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 15, 1942

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Letter from Mike Kavanaugh, Lexington Clinic, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 15, 1942

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Letter from J. E. Bastion, Colonel, Medical Corps, Headquarters Sixth Service Command, Medical Branch, Chicago, Illinois, to to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 12, 1942

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Letter from C. G. (Bill) Toland, M.D., Los Angeles, California, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General and extending Christmas wishes., December 15, 1942

  • Box 4, Folder 8
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Western Union telegram from John C. Burch, Houston, Texas, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 12, 1942

  • Box 4, Folder 9a
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Western Union telegram from [??] Beach, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 16, 1942

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Letter from Frank H. Lahey, M.D., Boston, Massachusetts, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General and extending Christmas wishes., December 16, 1942

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Letter from Claude S. Beck, Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps, Station Hospital, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 16, 1942

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Letter from C. H. Danielson, Colonel, Adjutant General's Department (AGD), Director, War Department, Services of Supply, Officer Procurement Service, Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 16, 1942

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Letter from Guy A. Huguelet, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 16, 1942

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Letter from G. Davis (Buck) Buckner, Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Agriculture and Home Economics, University of Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General, sending birthday greetings, and extending Christmas wishes., December 16, 1942

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Western Union telegram from Margaret and Theodore Kirk, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 17, 1942

  • Box 4, Folder 15a
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Note from Charles (Charley) A. Vance, M.D., Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 17, 1942

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Letter from Curtis L. Willmott, Lewis School of Aeronautics, Lockport, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 17, 1942

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Letter from W. L. Sheep, Brigadier General, Medical Department, United States Army, Headquarters Lawson General Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 17, 1942

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Letter from Herman L. Kretschmer, M.D., Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 18, 1942

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Letter from Norman T. Kirk, Colonel, Medical Corps, Percy Jones General Hospital, Battle Creek, Michigan, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 18, 1942

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Letter from William R. Arnold, Chief of Chaplains, War Department, Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 18, 1942

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Letter from Bradley L. Coley, Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps, Surgical Consultant, 8th Service Command, Dallas, Texas, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 18, 1942

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Letter from Walles O. Bullock, Lexington Clinic, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General. Includes "Memorandum – Abraham Lincoln said he could make a Brigadier in five minutes but a good horse costs $150.00.", December 18, 1942

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Letter from Harold W. Jones, Colonel, United States Army, The Librarian, War Department, Army Medical Library, Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 18, 1942

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Letter from A. M. Edwards, Jr., Law Offices, Davis and Edwards, Pineville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., Undated

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Typed letter from Rodney J. McKenzie to Dr. Addison G. Brenizer, M.D., followed by handwritten letter from Dr. Brenizer to Colonel Hall. Second letter discusses Fred W. Rankin's promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 20, 1942

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Letter from Phil Hench, Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps, Station Hospital, Camp Carson, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 21, 1942

  • Box 4, Folder 26
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Letter from B. R. (Kirk) Kirklin, M.D., Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 21, 1942

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Letter from S. M. Marietta, Walter Reed General Hospital, Army Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 21, 1942

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Note from Robert U. Patterson, Major General, United States Army, Retired, Office of the Dean, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 21, 1942

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Letter from Daniel L. Borden, Colonel, Medical Corps, Commanding Station Hosptial, Ft. Eustis, Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 22, 1942

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Letter from A. L. Gorby, Colonel, M.D., Headquarters Armored Force, Ft. Knox, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 23, 1942

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Letter from Harold C. Lueth, Major, Medical Corps, Liaison Officer, United States Army, War Department and American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 23, 1942

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Letter from Allen O. Whipple, M.C., American Board of Surgery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 23, 1942

  • Box 4, Folder 33
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Letter from J. M. Mason, M.D., Birmingham, Alabama, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 24, 1942

  • Box 4, Folder 34
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Letter from Olin West, M.D., American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., extending Christmas wishes., December 24, 1942

  • Box 4, Folder 35
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Letter from Steve [??], Richmond, Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General, letting him know he hopes to see him soon in Washington, relating that he and Dr. Michaux "are being sued for $100,000," and that "Dr. Michaux has been confined to bed for a month following what appeared to be a mild coronary attack.", December 26, 1942

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Letter from Larry B. McAfee, Office of the Surgeon General, Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General and thanking him for the Kentucky ham., December 25, 1942

  • Box 4, Folder 37
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Letter from Franklin G. Ebaugh, Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps, Neuropsychiatric Consultant, Eighth Service Command, Dallas, Texas, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., December 26, 1942

  • Box 4, Folder 38
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Letter from R. W. Bliss, Colonel, Medical Corps, Headquarters, Eatern Defense Command and First Army, Office of the Surgeon, Governors Island, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General, thanking him for the Kentucky ham, and wishing him a happy new year., December 29, 1942

  • Box 4, Folder 39
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Western Union telegram from Coleman Johnston, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General and wishing him a happy new year., January 8, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 40
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Letter from Donald C. Balfour, M.D., Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General and wishing him a happy new year., January 8, 1943

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Letter from Gilbert J. Thomas, M.D., Secretary, American Board of Urology, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General and wishing him a Happy New Year., January 9, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 42
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Letter From Lawrence (Larry) C. Salter, Associate Director, Press Relations, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., January 13, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 43
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Letter from Charles M. Furtherer, First Lieutenant, Medical Corps, Rome Air Depot, Rome, New York (of Rochester, New York), to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., January 19, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 44
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Letter from Jolin S. Camp, United States Naval Hospital, Corona, California, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., January 21, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 45
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Letter from Waltman Walters, Captain, Medical Corps, United States Naval Reserve, United States Naval Hospital, Corona, California, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., January 21, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 46
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Letter from Susan Offett Edmundson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D. congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., January 26, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 47
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Letter from William C. (Cal) Chaney, M.D., Memphis, Tennessee, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., January 27, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 48
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Letter from Leo Butler, Brookville, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., January 29, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 49
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Letter from E. V. (Vernon) Mastin, M.D., St. Louis, Missouri, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., February 11, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 50
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Western Union telegram from Loyal Davis to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., February 7, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 51a
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Letter from Erwin R. Schmidt, M.D., Surgical Division, State of Wisconsin General Hospital, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., February 13, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 51b
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V-mail ("Victory Mail") letter from Maurice N. Noue, Major, Medical Corps, England, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., February 15, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 52a
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Letter from Arthur W. Allen, M.D., Boston, Massachusetts, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., February 19, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 52b
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Letter from James (Jim) M. Hayes, M.D., Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., March 2, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 53
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Letter from Eben J. Carey, M.D., Dean, Marquette University School of Medicine, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., March 2, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 54
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Letter from Frederic (Fred) A. Besley, M.D., Waukegan, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., March 22, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 55
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Letter from Carl H. Fulton [?], to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., March 28, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 56
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Letter from Roland S. Clinton, M.D., Gastonia, North Carolina, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., July 15, 1943

  • Box 4, Folder 57
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Letter from Glen [??], Walter Reed General Hospital, Army Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., Undated

  • Box 4, Folder 58
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Letter from Katherine Carr Ellison (Mrs. Marvin C. Ellison), Ft. Bliss, Texas, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., Undated

  • Box 4, Folder 59
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Letter from Ed Allen, Office of the Surgeon, Headquarters Seventh Corps Area, Omaha, Nebraska, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., Undated

  • Box 4, Folder 60
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Letter from Evarts A. Graham, Department of Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General. Also inquires why someone named Blades has not been promoted. A written postscript states, "Blades got his promotion today 12/30/42.", December 28, 1942

  • Box 4, Folder 61
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Letter from W. S. Elkin, M.D., Atlanta, Georgia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General., Undated

  • Box 4, Folder 62
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Scrapbook: F.W.R –– A.S.A, May 29, 1948 to October 12, 1948

  • Box 5
This scrapbook includes correspondence received by Dr. Rankin regarding his election as President of the American Surgical Association (ASA).

Letter from Jack Lansill, Scarlet Gate, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on being honored by the American Surgical Association., April 20, 1949

  • Box 5, Folder 1
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Western Union telegram from W. F. MacFee, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 29, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 2a
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Western Union telegram from Vernon C. David, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 29, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 2b
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Western Union telegram from John B. Flick, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 29, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 3a
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Western Union telegram from Alton Ochsner, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 29, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 3b
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Western Union telegram from Jim Priestley, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 29, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 4a
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Western Union telegram from E. T. Donovan, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 29, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 4b
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Western Union telegram from Irvin Abell, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 29, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 5a
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Western Union telegram from Jerry Don, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 29, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 5b
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Western Union telegram from Mike DeBakey, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 29, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 6a
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Western Union telegram from Helen [??], Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 29, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 6b
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Western Union telegram from Elkins, Keyes, Harrington, Carter, Koch, Womack, Christopher Dixon, and David Balfour, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 29, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 7
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Western Union telegram from Steve Oraham, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D. congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 29, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 8a
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Western Union telegram from Henry Cave, New York, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 30, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 8b
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Letter from Nick ??, Chateau Frontenac, Canadian Pacific Hotels, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 30, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 9
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Letter from Edith [??], Chateau Frontenac, Canadian Pacific Hotels, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., Undated

  • Box 5, Folder 10
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Letter from Loyal Davis, Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 31, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 11
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Letter from Alfred W. Adson, M.D., Section on Neurological Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 31, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 12
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Letter from Warfield M. Firor, M.D., Secretary, American Surgical Association, Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., officially notifying him that on May 29, 1948 he was elected President of the American Surgical Association for the "ensuing year.", June 1, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 13
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Western Union telegram from Sister Mary Benigna, Lousiville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 1, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 14a
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Western Union telegram from Bill Estes, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 1, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 14b
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Letter from Howard A. Patterson, M.D., New York, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 2, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 15
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Letter from Claude S. Beck, M.D., Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 2, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 16
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Letter from Ralph F. Bowers, M.D., Veterans Administration Medical Teaching Group, Kennedy Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 2, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 17
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Letter from J. Stewart Rodman, M.D., Secretary and Treasurer, American Board of Surgery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 2, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 18
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Letter from Fordyce B. (Johnny) St. John, M.D., Chairman, American Board of Surgery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 2, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 19
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Letter from Bob [??], Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 2, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 20
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Letter from Harvey Brinton Stone, Jr., Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 3, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 21
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Letter from Walter D. Wise, M.D., Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 3, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 22
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Letter from William F. Rienhoff, Jr., M.D., Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 3, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 23
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Letter from George G. Finney, M.D., Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 3, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 24
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Letter from Willard H. Parsons, M.D., Vicksburg Clinic, Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 4, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 25
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Letter from Mims Gage, M.D., Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 5, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 26
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Letter from Alton Ochsner, M.D., Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., thanking him for his letter of June 3.., June 5, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 27
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Letter from S. (Stuart) Wm. Harrington, M.D., Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., contratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 7, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 28
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Letter from Daniel C. Elkin, M.D., Whitehead Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University, Georgia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 7, 1948

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Letter from Alton Oschner, M.D., Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 7, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 30
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Letter from Norman Kirk, Montauk, Long Island, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association and discussing a couple of patients., June 8, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 31
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Letter from Nathan A. Womack, M.D., Department of Surgery, University Hospitals, State University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 10, 1948

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Letter from Claude F. (Dick) Dixon, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 10, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 33
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Note from Herman L. Kretschmer, M.D., Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 25, 1948

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Letter from Leland S. McKitrick, M.D., Boston, Masachusetts, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association, and sending him an Association-related bill for over $40,00 which "must be okayed by the President and the Secretary.", June 26, 1948

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Letter from Warren Wright, Calumet Farm, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 18, 1948

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Letter from Evarts A. Graham, Department of Surgery, Barnes Hospital, School of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., July 9, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 37
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Letter from T. E. (Tommy) Jones, M.D., Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., July 20, 1948

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Letter from R. Gordon Holcombe, M.D., General Surgery, Medical and Surgical Clinic, Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., September 30, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 39
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Letter from John B. Hartzell, M.D., Detroit, Michigan, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., Undated

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Letter from Hugh H. Trout, Sr., M.D., Surgical Department, Jefferson Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., October 12, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 41
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Loose item. Western Union telegram from W. Allen on behalf of Henry Cave and Jimmie Allen, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 29, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 42
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Loose item. Western Union telegram from J. M. Mason, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., May 29, 1948

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Loose item. Letter from J. D. Martin, Jr., M.D., Emory University Hospital, Emory University, Georgia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 1, 1948

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Loose item. Letter from Champ Lyons, M.D., Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 1, 1948

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Loose item. Western Union telegram from Al [??], Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 5, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 46
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Loose item. Western Union telegram form Jack Lansill, Washington, District of Columbia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., June 5, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 47
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Loose item. Letter from Jean Colles Allen, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., July 10, 1948

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Note from Alfred Blalock, M.D., Surgeon-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., Undated

  • Box 5, Folder 49
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Letter from Frederick A. Coller, M.D., Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American Surgical Association., Undated

  • Box 5, Folder 50
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Scrapbook: FRED W. RANKIN, PRESIDENT – 1953 – AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, June 3, 1953 to January 10, 1954

  • Box 6
This scrapbook includes correspondence received by Dr. Rankin regarding his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Letter from Baxter Brown, M.D., Buffalo, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 13, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 1
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Note from Mrs. Samuel Clay Williams, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 11, 1953

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News clipping. "Younger Surgeons Blamed for Abuses: Lexington's Dr. Rankin, New Head Of Surgical Group, Makes Charge." The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, p. 2., October 9, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 3a
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News clipping. "SURGEONS' NEW PRESIDENT RAPS GREED OF YOUNG." By Roy Gibbons., Undated

  • Box 6, Folder 3b
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News clippings. "Reforms In Surgeon Ranks Are Demanded By Dr. Rankin." Chicago, Illinois. "RANKIN WILL ADDRESS BRITISH, IRISH SURGEONS., October 9, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 3c
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Western Union telegram from Sister Margaret Teresa and Sisters, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 9, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 4a
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Western Union telegram from The House Staff, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 9, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 4b
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Newsletter. Daily Bulletin, American College of Surgeons, Thirty-ninth Annual Clinical Congress. Page 1. "Annual Meeting Elects Officers." "President Rankin calls for an End To Lack of Ethics." Page 2. "Dr. Rankin Calls For End to Avarice" (continued from page 1)., October 9, 1953

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News clipping. "Lexington's Rankin Tells ACS It Should End 'Fee-Splitting'." Chicago, Illinois., October 10, 1953

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News clipping. "Dr. Rankin Speaks Frankly." The Lexington Herald, Lexington, Kentucky., October 13, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 6b
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News clipping. "Loose Talk Blamed for Rise in Medical Malpractice Suits." By Arthur J. Snider, Daily News Science Writer. Chicago Daily News, Chicago, Illinois., October 10, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 6c
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Western Union telegram from Jerry Don to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 13, 1953

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Letter from Mary Breckinridge, Frontier Nursing Service, Wendover Above Hyden, Leslie County, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., September 22, 1953

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News clipping. Associated Press Wirephoto. "GREETS INCOMING PRESIDENT OF SURGEONS' GROUP." "Dr. Harold L. Foss...outgoing president of the American College of Surgeons, congratulated Dr. Fred W. Rankin...who was installed as his successor last night at Chicago." Lexington, Kentucky., October 10, 1953

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Photograph. Fred W. Rankin, M.D., and Harold L. Foss, M.D. Same photograph as published in Item 9a., [October 10, 1953]

  • Box 6, Folder 9b
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Convocation Program, American College of Surgeons, The Medinah Temple, 600 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois., October 9, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 10
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Letter from Nick [??], Madeira, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and on the speech he delivered at his installation., October 10, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 11a
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Note from Alamae Morris [?], Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 12, 1953

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Letter from [??] Peterson Ross c/o Loyal Davis, M.D., to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., thanking the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for making him an Honorary Fellow at the recent ACS meeting., October 10, 1953

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Letter from Mary R. Simms, Mansfield, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., expressing gratitude and admiration for Dr. Rankin's skills as a surgeon., November 17, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 12b
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Letter from W. E. Simms, Mansfield, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., telling him about his most recent trip to the hospital., October 14, 1953

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Letter from Charles "Bo" Mayo Rankin, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, to his parents, Edith and Fred W. Rankin, acknowledgeing receipt of Edith's letter "with the account of Dad's speech" at his inauguration as President of the American College of Surgeons., October 15, 1953

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Note from Margaret [??] to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., telling him about "all the pictures & editorials & news of you" she has received, and expressing how proud she is of him for his recent election as President of the American College of Surgeons., Undated

  • Box 6, Folder 13b
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Letter from Don Wharton, New York, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 10, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 14a
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Postcard from Charles (Charlie) B. Huggins, M.D., on vacation in Ireland, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., letting him know that he is famous in Ireland and that his [most recent] book is "on sale in the windows of all the medical book shops.", Undated

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Letter from Charles (Charlie) B. Huggins, M.D., Ben May Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., thanking him for his recent letter and gift, as well as for his recent visit., June 5, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 15a
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Letter from Charles (Charlie) Huggins, Ben May Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his "masterly performance in conducting the convocation" [at the ACS meeting], and updating him on the "splendid" results of his recent blood test., October 12, 1953

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Letter from Ida Weigel to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 16, [1953]

  • Box 6, Folder 16
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Letter from Hubert A. Royster, M.D., Raleigh, North Carolina, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., thanking him for a recent letter and catching him up on recent events in Raleigh., June 3, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 17a
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News clipping. "Dr. Alvarez Says – Courageous Words Spoken By College of Surgeons Head.", Undated

  • Box 6, Folder 17b
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Note from C. W. Sulier, Sulier's Insurance Service, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., stating, "I WAS DELIGHTED TO SEE...AND READ ABOUT YOU!" and including a news clipping about Dr. Rankin's inauguration as President of the American College of Surgeons., Undated

  • Box 6, Folder 17c
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Letter from Garland H. Barr, Jr., Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., Undated

  • Box 6, Folder 18a
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Note from R. K. Gilchrist to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his presidential address to the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., Undated

  • Box 6, Folder 18b
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Letter from Alice Schulte, Covington, Kentucky to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), updating him on the status of her son, and enclosing a news clipping about Dr. Rankin from the Covington Times-Star., October 28, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 19a
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News clipping. "Dr. Alvarz Says – Courageous Words Spoken By College of Surgeons Head.", Undated

  • Box 6, Folder 19b
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Letter from Mr. John Hertz, Stoner Creek Stud, Paris, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 12, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 20a
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Western Union telegram from Harry C. Powelson, M.D., Zanesville, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 14, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 20b
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Letter from Guy A. Huguelet, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 9, 1953

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Letter from William (Bill) H. Sprunt, M.D., Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina,to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., extending apologies for not being in Chicago for his inauguration as President of the College of Surgeons., October 23, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 21a
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Western Union telegram from Brenda Kelly, New York, New York, to Fred Rankin, M.D., Lexington, Kentucky, contratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 14, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 21b
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Letter from Joan Crowther, from the American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois, to Fred Rankin, M.D., in which she has forwarded a letter addressed to him from Australia., October 26, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 22a
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Letter from Hetty Finley, North Perth, Western Australia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., c/o American College of Surgeon, commending him on his excellent speech to the ACS and requesting that he send her a copy of his inaugural address., October 12, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 22b
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Letter from Grace R. McTicely, [Mooresville, North Carolina?], to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., letting him know she plans to keep a copy of his ACS speech "in the library book of M'ville's famous sons.", Undated

  • Box 6, Folder 22c
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Letter from Nick [Carter? – son of B. Noland Carter, MD?], Maderia, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., telling him about the recent hunting trip he and his father took to Wyoming., October 27, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 23a
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Letter from Jessie and Frederick (Fred) A. Coller, M.D., Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Edith and Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on "a fine speech" at the ACS meeting, and talking about Michigan football., Undated

  • Box 6, Folder 23b
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Letter from Phil [Harting] to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 12, [1953]

  • Box 6, Folder 24a
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Letter from Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Maney, Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., November 9, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 25a
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News clipping. "Surgeons Elect Rankin President." Mayovox, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota., [November 21, 1953]

  • Box 6, Folder 25b
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Note and news clipping from D. C. Cruise, Mutual of New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons, Undated

  • Box 6, Folder 25c
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Letter from Mims Gage, M.D., Oschsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., expressing pleasure at seeing him well in Chicago., November 6, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 26
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Letter from G. V. Brindley, M.D., Scott and White Clinic, Temple, Texas, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on "the excellent address which [he] presented" in Chicago., November 2, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 27a
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Note from Ellen Garner, [Lexington, Kentucky?], to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 12, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 27b
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News clipping. Sunday Herald-Leader,, p. H-10. Photo montage including photograph of Fred W. Rankin and outgoing American College of Surgeons President Harold L. Foss, M.D., January 10, 1954

  • Box 6, Folder 28
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News clipping. "Rankin Inaugurated Today As President of Surgeons.", Undated

  • Box 6, Folder 29a
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Note from Dorothy [??] to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., Undated

  • Box 6, Folder 29b
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Letter from Arthur M. Shipley, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 14, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 29c
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Letter from J. Ralph Wood, Minister, Centenary Methodist Church, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and expressing his appreciation for the content of his inaurgural address., October 13, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 30a
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Letter from Marie R. Hillenmeyer to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 14, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 30b
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Letter from Isidor Kahn, Law Offices: Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, Evansville, Indiana, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 14, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 31a
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Photograph. Fred W. Rankin, M.D., new President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and Harold Foss, M.D., outgoing President of the ACS., [October 1953]

  • Box 6, Folder 31b
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Letter from H. L. Donovan, President, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 16, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 32a
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Note from Mrs. Frank (Sue M.) Fessey, [Nashville, Tennessee], to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 12, [1953]

  • Box 6, Folder 32b
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Letter from Donald (Don) Guthrie, M.D., Guthrie Clinic, Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., updating him on his medical condition and expressing his happiness that Dr. Rankin is over his recent illness., June 9, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 33a
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Letter from John A. Bell, Jr., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 12, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 33b
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Letter from George T. F. Rahilly, M.D., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., expressing his pleasure on hearing Dr. Rankin's address at the ACS convocation in Chicago., October 14, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 34a
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Letter from John Hay Whitney, New York, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 14, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 34b
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Letter from John T. T. Hundley, M.D., Lynchburg, Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on "the honest, courageous, forthright statement made by [him] in [his] address to the American College of Surgeons recently.", October 15, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 35a
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Letter from Owen H. Wangensteen, M.D., The Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his address to the American College of Surgeons, and sending him "copies of the Proposal Relating to the Research Scholarships of the American College of Surgeons.", October 13, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 35b
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Note from Thomas Graham, Louisville, Kentucky to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., sending him a copy of Dr. Rankin's picture which Mr. Graham saw in a New York newspaper., October 13, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 36a
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News clipping. Photograph of Harold L. Foss, M.D., outgoing President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and Fred W, Rankin, M.D., the newly elected President of the ACS., October 10, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 36b
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Letter from Howard A. Rusk, M.D., Hew York, New York, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 14, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 37a
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Letter from Ferris Smith, M.D., Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., complimenting him on his address at the recent American College of Surgeons meeting and requesting a copy of the address., October 19, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 37b
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Note from Isidore I. Hirschman, M.D., F.A.C.P., Huntington, West Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 23, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 38a
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Note from Charles (Charley) A. Vance, M.D., Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 10, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 38b
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Letter from R. (Bob) J. Wilkinson, Jr., Wilkinson Surgical Clinic, Huntington, West Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 10, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 39a
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Western Union telegram from George A. Sehlinger, Louisville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) on behalf of the Second Auxiliary Surgical Group., October 10, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 39b
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Letter from Nicholas Z. Kafoglis, "an aspiring medical student," to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 12, [1953]

  • Box 6, Folder 40a
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Letter from Rev. James W. Kennedy, Rector, Christ Church, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 12, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 40b
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Letter from W. W. (Bud) Rankin, D.D.S., Raleigh, North Carolina, brother of Fred W. Rankin, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., Undated

  • Box 6, Folder 41a
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Letter from Mrs. George H. Noland, Richmond, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 12, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 41b
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Note from Walter C. Alvarez, M.D., to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 7, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 42a
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Letter from Josephine Townsend Nunn, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 12, [1953]

  • Box 6, Folder 42b
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Letter from D. M. Griffith, M.D., Owensboro, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 12, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 43a
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Letter from Fred W. Shappert, Hotel Faust, Rockford, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his address to the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 11, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 43b
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News clippings. Sent by Clinton M. Harbison, Lexington, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D. "GREETS INCOMING PRESIDENT OF SURGEONS' GROUP." Lexington Herald, p. 1, and "Reforms In Surgeon Ranks Are Demanded By Dr. Rankin." Lexington Herald, p. 12., October 10, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 44
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Letter from Rev. Daniel W. Allen, Executive Secretary, Diocese of East Carolina, Wilmington, North Carolina, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., sending newsclippings from the local paper concerning Dr. Rankin's election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 20, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 45a
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News clipping. "Raps Young Doctors As Practicing Greed." "Surgeons Advised to Clean House." Wilmington Morning Star. Sent to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., by Rev. Daniel W. Allen., October 10, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 45b
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Letter from Mr. Stephen Corey (President Emeritus, College of the Bible, Lexington, Kentucky) and Mrs. Corey, Santa Monica, California, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and expressing happiness over Dr. Rankin's recovery from his recent illness., October 11, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 46a
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News clipping. Sent by Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Corey, Santa Monica, California, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D. "Exorbitant Costs Hit By Surgeon Head." Paper Unknown., October 11, 1953

  • Box 6, Folder 46b
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Miscellaneous Loose Items, January 4, 1943 to 1954

  • Box 7
This subgroup includes items found with the scrapbooks which were not, however, affixed to pages of an individual scrapbook.

Note from George Lisle, [New York, New York?], to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to Brigadier General., January 4, 1943

  • Box 7, Folder 1
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More Doctors For Kentucky: A Report on Medical Education by the Board of Trustees, University of Kentucky. 16 pages. Stamp on back indicates owned by William T. Rumage, Jr., M.D., Louisville, Kentucky., February 1952

  • Box 7, Folder 2
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Note from James P. Baker, M.D., Medical Director, Greenbrier Clinic, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, to Fred and Edith Rankin, accompanying notes written on the backs of eight menus from a Greenbrier Clinic Medical Advisory Council event held on March 14, 1952., March 16, 1952

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Letter from Robert (Bob) S. Sparkman, M.D., Dallas, Texas, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., telling him he was missed at the Southern Surgical Association meeting and sending him get well wishes., March 16, 1952

  • Box 7, Folder 4
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Letter from Sister Margaret Teresa and Sisters, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, to the Staff of St. Joseph Hospital, offering end-of-the-year greetings and special recognition of Fred W. Rankin, M.D., January 6, 1953

  • Box 7, Folder 5
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Letter from Paul R. H., American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., complimenting him on the draft of the speech he will give as his inaugural address as President of the American College of Surgeons., July 24, 1953

  • Box 7, Folder 6
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News clipping. "Letter of Veteran Visitor McMahan Gives Picture of Early Clinic Days." By Charles G. McMahan. Mayovox 4:23. Alumni Issue. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota., September 26, 1953

  • Box 7, Folder 7
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Letter from Herb Hillenmeyer, Louisville, Kentucky, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., October 14, 1953

  • Box 7, Folder 8
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Letter from Aunt [Marie?], Mooresville, North Carolina, to Fred and Edith Rankin, bringing them up to date on family business and sharing some of the information she has researched about family history., October 19, 1953

  • Box 7, Folder 9
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News clipping. Editorial congratulatory remarks by Lexington Leader, Lexington, Kentucky, on the occasion of Fred W. Rankin's election as President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)., Undated

  • Box 7, Folder 10
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Group photograph of unknown subjects., Undated

  • Box 7, Folder 11
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Bound memorial booklet prepared by the American College of Surgeons in memory of Fred W. Rankin, M.D., M.A., L.L.D. ScD. Signed by Frank Glenn, President; Evarts A. Graham, Chairman, Board of Regents; and Paul R. Hawley, Director., [1954]

  • Box 7, Folder 12
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