Series 2a Dr. George T. Harrell, Dean Physical Description: 1.2 linear ft.

Series 2                     College of Medicine, Office of the Dean 1952-1964
Series 2a Dr. George T. Harrell, Dean  Physical Description:  1.2 linear ft.  (3 boxes)

 Arrangement note:  Arranged alphabetically by  professional organizations and topic. Correspondence files grouped together and arranged alphabetically

 Agency note:  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 as a consultant for the study and then became intimately concerned in planning the Center.  He was offered the position of Dean of the College in 1953 and officially began his tenure as dean in 1954.  Shortly thereafter he began to hire faculty.   He was an innovative thinker famous for his attention to detail and his foresightedness.  His original faculty consisted of rising stars, rather than older and established physicians, and he believed strongly in the importance of research in medical education.  He also believed in the importance of medical humanities and in educating physicians to focus on case histories in aiding diagnosis.  Many of his innovations and ideas about curriculum were dropped over the years, while many have become increasingly important- in some cases, medical education has returned to what he saw was important many years before.  Thus, his legacy is an important one for the College of Medicine, although future deans would focus to a greater or lesser extent on education, versus clinical practice or research in their funding and hiring initiatives. 

 Dean of COM:

  • George T. Harrell 1954-64
  • Emanuel Suter 1964-1972
  • Chandler Stetson 1972-1977
  • William Deal (interim dean and dean) 1977-1988
  • Lee Dockery (interim dean) 1988-1989
  • Allen Neims 1989-1996
  • Edward Copeland (interim dean) 1996-1997
  • Kenneth I. Berns 1997-2002

Contents note: Chiefly material on the Medical Center Study, the extensive planning procedure for developing the College of Medicine, and Nursing, and for future (future for 1956) construction for facilities to house the College of Pharmacy (founded 1923) and the Colleges of Dentistry and Health Professions.  The College of Veterinary Medicine was added later.  Also included early material related to facilities of the COM.

Box 1

  • Academic Enrichment Fund, 1956-1959
  • AMA Investigation Material
  • Budget Requests, 1961-1964
  • Institute of Gerontology, 1960
  • Medical Center Study, July- Dec. 1952
  • Medical Center Study, Jan. 1953
  • Medical Center Study, Feb. 1953
  • Medical Center Study, Mar.-June, 1953
  • Medical Center Study, July-Sept., 1953
  • Medical Center Study, October, 1953

Box 2

  • Medical Center Study, Nov.-Dec. 1953
  • Medical Center Study, News Clippings
  • Medical Center Study: Considerations affecting the size of the out patient section
  • Medical Center Study, Executive Committee meetings, 1952
  • Medical Center Study, Information for Members of FIMA, 1953
  • Medical Center Study, State Cabinet Meeting, 1953
  • Medical Center Study, Estimated costs, 1953
  • Medical Center Study, Miscellaneous
  • Medical Center Study, Hamilton, Jefferson, The Physical Plant of the Florida Health Center
  • Harrell, George T. “The Physical Plant”
  • Medical Center Study, Research Reports, Relationship of  Clinical Services
  • Medical Center Study, Research Reports, Engineering, 1952
  • Medical Center Study, Research Reports, medical pre-professional training studies
  • Medical Center Study, Research Reports, Radio-isotope facility study, 1952
  • Medical Center Study, Research Reports, Sociological Studies, 1952
  • Medical Center Study, Medical Advisory Committee Meeting, Oct. 1952
  • Revised Memorandum on Requirements for the Florida State Medical Center 1950
  • Medical Center Study, Schedule of consultants and travel 1952
  • Schedules for Medical Center
  • Offices and Procedures, 1955-1957
  • Offices and Procedures, IBM Machines, 1955-1956
  • Offices and Procedures, Remington Rand File Organization, 1957
  • Poor, Russell S. NC State, Candidate, 1953
  • Medical Center Study, Supporting material

Box 3

  • Psychiatry, Search for Dept. head 1964, Notes
  • Psychiatry, Search for Dept. Head, 1964, Correspondence
  • J. Hillis Miller Health Center, prospective staff- psychiatry-Hollister, William
  • College of Medicine, Role and scope report, outline of summary, 1961
  • College of Medicine, Dept. self-evaluations study, 1961
  • College of Medicine, Dept. Psychiatry, self-evaluation study, 1961
  • Writings on UF, 1954-1964