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Earl F. Nation Collection: Finding Aid
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This collection contains papers of Dr. Earl F. Nation (1910-2008), a Southern California physician and biographer of physician Sir William Osler (1849-1919), a founder of Johns Hopkins Hospital. The collection chiefly consists of photocopies of correspondence between Sir and Lady William Osler to Charles Nicoll Bancker Camac.
Dr. Earl F. Nation (1910-2008) was a prominent physician in the Southern California community. After graduating from the Western Reserve Medical School in 1935, he began a long and distinguished career as a prominent community physician and active member of various national professional groups. He served as president of the Western Section Association of Urological Association (AUA) in 1970. In 1978, he became president of the national American Urological Association. Throughout his tenure, he helped preserved urologic history. He also became a devoted biographer of the influential early-twentieth century physician, Sir William Osler. Nation collected Osler’s correspondence and published the collection under the title Student and Chief: the Osler-Camac Correspondence (1980). Nation also annotated a bibliography of Osler’s works, An Annotated Checklist of Osleriana (1976). He continued to attend and participate in AUA meetings until his death at age 98.
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