The personal and professional papers of Howard Naffziger include correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, ephemera,
certificates, military orders, notes, diaries, and artifacts. Subjects matters include Dr. Naffziger's military experience
in World War I and II, biographical information, his experiences at UCSF and his instrumental role in neurological surgery,
and other work-related information. Materials date from 1907-1983.
Howard Christian Naffzier (1884-1961) was among the first in the United States to specialize in neurological surgery. He was
UCSF faculty member from 1912-1951 first as Professor, then as Chairman of the Department of Surgery from 1929-1947, followed
by Professor and the first Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery from 1947-1951. In 1951 he came Professor Emeritus.
Naffziger served in World War I and II. He was very active in professional organizations including serving as president of
the San Francisco County Medical Society, the California Academy of Medicine, the Pacific Coast Surgical Association, the
American Surgical Association, the American Neurological Association, the Society of Neurological Surgeons, and the San Francisco
8 linear feet (6 cartons, 1 oversize box).
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