Manuscript collection 7- Samuel Martin correspondence

Physical Description:  1.6 linear feet (4 Boxes)

Arrangement Notes:  Files arranged in alphabetical order, not chronologically arranged.

Biography:  Dr. Samuel P. Martin graduated from the Washington School of Medicine and came to the University of Florida in 1956 to serve as a professor of Medicine and as the first chairman of the Department of Medicine.  In 1962, Dr. Martin took the position of Vice President for Health Affairs, or Provost.  He was the second person to hold this chair.  He later resigned from this position to assume a teaching and research job at the university of Florida.  After his resignation, he was named to serve on the Advisory Committee on Accreditation and Institutional Eligibility in the U.S. Office of Education.

Agency Note: The office of Vice President for Health Affairs was originally known as the Provost.  This office- either as Provost or VPHA has changed over time, and has at times been abolished.  The Provost oversees all six colleges within the Health Science Center and originally had oversight of the hospital.  The first Provost was Russell Poor, who originally acted as Director of the Medical Center Study.  He became provost after the Health Center came into existence.  He was replaced by Dr. Samuel Martin, first Chair of the Department of Medicine, College of Medicine.  (The first university provost was Bob Mautz who started in office in 1958.)  The Director/CEO of Shands became a separate office in under Russell Jordan in 1959, although Russell Poor held the title for a year while he was still Provost/VPHA.

The Health Science Center was first conceived of as the Medical Center, and was planned over a period starting in the 1940s, when the decision to site a medical school at Gainesville was first reached by the state legislature.  The first two colleges in the center were Medicine and Nursing followed in 1959 by the College of Health Related Services (later named Health Related Professions in 1964, then Health Professions in 1996).  The College of Pharmacy moved down from the main campus in 1961.  The College of Dentistry opened in 1972, Vet Med in 1976.  The hospital opened in 1958, and was first overseen by the provost/VP but its administration was separated in 1959.  It later became a separate, nonprofit organization, officially not a part of the University.  The VA Hospital opened in 1967; physicians at the VA have joint appointments at UF-COM.  The first three provosts each served for fairly lengthy periods, but when Dr. Chandler Stetson passed away after two years in office, there was a period of relative instability with Dr. Finger serving as interim VP on several occasions.  In fact, in the period from 1974-1982, there were 5 vice presidents, with Dr Finger serving 3 times- twice as interim and once as vice president.  During the vice presidency of Dr. David Challoner, 1982-1998, there was a move to reorganize the administration of the health center and the vice-president position was actually abolished in 1996.  It was reinstated in 1998, however when Dr. Kenneth I. Berns became Dean of the College of Medicine and Vice-President of the Health Science Center.  The strength of the position tended to depend on finances and the ability of the provost/vice-president to control finances.

Provosts/Vice Presidents

  • Russell S. Poor, PhD- 1954-1961
  • Samuel Martin, MD 1961- 1969
  • Edmund S. Ackell, DMD, MD 1969-1974
  • Kenneth Finger, PhD 1974-1975 (interim)
  • Chandler A. Stetson, MD 1975-1977
  • Kenneth Finger, PhD 1977-1978 (interim)
  • William B. Deal MD 1978-1980
  • Kenneth Finger PhD 1980-1982
  • David R. Challoner, MD 1982-1998
  • Kenneth I. Berns MD, PhD 1998-2000 (interim)
  • Kenneth I. Berns, MD, PhD 2000-2002

The University of Florida College of Medicine opened officially for students in the fall of 1956, after a long period while the legislature approved a College of Medicine located in Gainesville, and during which the Medical Center Study was conducted.  The first Dean of the College, Dr. George T. Harrell, was hired in 1954 and shortly thereafter began to hire faculty.   

Contents Note: 
The collection contains lab data and research reports of Dr. Martin’s as well as memos from various correspondents. 

Folder Listing

Box 1

  • ACTH
  • ACTH-Cortisone Summary Data
  • Acute Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Acute Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Addisons
  • Amines
  • Anticoagulants, Nasal Media
  • Arthritis and DIPH
  • Dr. Martin-General 1955
  • A-Dr. Martin 1954
  • Back Prod vs. Oxygen Lactate
  • Baxter
  • B.C.G. Symp. DIPH
  • B-Dr. Martin 1955
  • Biology
  • B-S.P. Martin, 1954
  • Cason, T.Z.
  • Catheter in Liver Fever
  • C-Dr. Martin, 1955
  • Change of Address
  • Complement vs. Thorotrash
  • Cortisone Rabbits
  • Cortisone and ACTH on Leucocytes
  • Cresyl, Violet and Nite Blue
  • C-S.P. Martin1954
  • Davison, W.C.
  • D-Dr. Martin, 1955
  • Department of Internal Revenue
  • Derbyshire, Jane E.
  • Dextran
  • Diabetes Data
  • 2-4 Dichlorophenol Endophenol
  • DIPH and Lupus
  • Diphylamine Reaction with White Cells
  • DIPH and Normal TB Cells
  • DIPH and Pyrogen

Box 2

  • DIPH and Leucocytes
  • DIPH and Lupus
  • DIPH and Tuberculosis
  • D-S.P. Martin, 1954
  • Dubos, Dr. Rene J.
  • E-Dr. Martin, 1955
  • E-S.P. Martin, 1954
  • F-Dr. Martin, 1955
  • Fever
  • Fever
  • Fever
  • Friedlanders Type B
  • F-S.P. Martin, 1954
  • G-Dr. Martin 1955
  • Geriatrics
  • Glucose Determinations
  • Graduate Students
  • G-S.P. Martin, 1954
  • H-Dr. Martin, 1955
  • H-S.P. Martin 1954
  • I-Dr. Martin, 1955
  • J-Dr. Martin 1955
  • J-S.P. Martin, 1954
  • K-Dr. Martin, 1955
  • K-S.P. Martin 1954
  • L-Dr. Martin, 1955
  • L-S.P. Martin, 1954
  • Leukocytes, pH Change
  • Lilly Research Lab
  • Lupus
  • M-Dr. Martin, 1955
  • Manuscript-Methods for the study of surviving human white blood cells
  • McKinney, Gordon R.
  • Meningo Exp.
  • Merck and Company, inc
  • Micro-Respiration Study
  • Misc. Back Prod
  • Misc.-Back Prod
  • M-S.P. Martin, 1954
  • N-Dr. Martin, 1955
  • N-S.P. Martin, 1954
  • O-Dr. Martin 1955
  • O-S.P. Martin, 1954
  • Outside Employment
  • P-Dr. Martin, 1955
  • P-S.P. Martin 1954

Box 3

  • Pediatrics
  • Pfizer and Company
  • Physical Diagnosis
  • Preceptorship
  • Professional Relations
  • Pyrogen A.C.T.H.
  • Pyrogen (Assorted) Before 12/15/54
  • Pyrogen vs. Leukocytes DIPH
  • Pyromen Protamine
  • Pyrrogen Summary
  • Pyrogen without O2
  • Rabbits
  • Rabbits and DIPH
  • R-Dr. Martin 1955
  • R-S.P. Martin, 1954
  • Raw Data-1/29/52-3/11/52
  • Research
  • Research G3476 Path 1
  • Research G3476C Path 5
  • Research Grant E554