Register of the Verne Thompson Inman Papers, ca. 1950-1979

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Register of the Verne Thompson Inman Papers, ca. 1950-1979

Collection number: MSS 80-6

UCSF Library & CKM

Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Verne Thompson Inman Papers, ca. 1950-1979
Collection number: MSS 80-6
Creator: Inman, Verne Thompson, 1905-1980
Extent: 3 cartons, 2 boxes
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Verne Thompson Inman Papers, ca. 1950-1979, MSS 80-6, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Access Points

Locomotion, Disordered
Biomechanics Laboratory, University of California, San Francisco
Univeristy of California, San Francisco. Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery


Collection includes correspondence, typescripts, photographs, sketches, notes and reprints, slides, sound tapes; also, collection of models of the foot and ankle, separately housed.


Born in San Jose, CA, Dr.Inman received his B.A., an M.A. in Anatomy (1929), and M.D. (1932), and a Ph.D. in Anatomy (1934), all from the University of California. He did his internship at UC Hospital and SFGH, 1936-37.
At various times he was a fellow in orthopedic surgery at SFGH (1939-40), instructor in anatomy, professor (from 1952) and chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, from 1957 to 1970. He was also Director of the Biomechanics Laboratory 1957-73, which he helped to establish after WWII to deal with the problems of amputees, and a Fulbright lecturer in 1964-65.
Dr. Inman was associate editor of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and a member of numerous professional societies, among them the American Orthopedic Association, the American Medical Association, the Orthopedic Research Society (a founder member), and a corresponding fellow of the British Orthopedic Association. He served on many professional committees: the National Foundation, the Committee on Prosthetics Research and Development of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Committee on Rehabilitation of the San Francisco Medical Society.His research interests included human locomotion and biomechanics of the shoulder, foot and ankle. Author of many journal articles, Dr. Inman's last monograph publications were Joints of the Ankle (1976), and Human Walking (1981).

Container List



Carton 1, Folder 1.


Folder 2.

Sabbatical report; awards

Folder 3.


Folder 4.

Correspondence, 1966-72

Folder 5.

Correspondence, 1973-76

Folder 6.

Correspondence, 1977-78

Folder 7.

Correspondence, 1979

Folder 8.

Some thoughts on people and on the organization of research (Shands Lecture, 1973)



Carton 1, Folder  9.

Proposal for an Institute on Human Disabilities (Saunders, Inman, Bard, 1966)

Folder 10.

Dept. Orthopedic Surgery/Biomechanics Laboratory: Report of activities, 1957- 64

Folder 11.-13.

Biomechanics Laboratory

Folder 14.

News releases

Folder 15.

Veterans Administration contract: basic file

Folder 16.

Veterans Administration contract: proposal, 1973

Folder 17.

Veterans Administration contract: V101 (I34) P73: contract and amendments

Folder 18.

Veterans Administration contract: contract, FY 1970



Carton 1, Folder 19.

Colby College review course in orthopedics, July 18-19, 1967

Folder 20.

Lectures and meetings

Folder 21.

Iraq consultation, 1979

Folder 22.

Human locomotion: what we know, and what we don't know, 1976

Folder 23.


Folder 24.

Notes and reprints: the foot

Folder 25.

Notes and reprints: the spine

Folder 26.

Notes and reprints: the tarsal joint

Folder 27.

Functional anatomy and biomechanics of the foot

Folder 28.

Human walking: material pertaining to whole book

Folder 29.

Head and neck

Folder 30.

EMG study of certain muscles of the shoulder: Kurokawa & Inman

Folder 31.

Superior extremity

Folder 32.

Moment studies: knee flexion (hamstrings)

Folder 33.

Relation of hamstrings in man: Mack & Inman

Folder 34.

Moment studies: knee extension (quadriceps)

Folder 35.

Moment studies: crude data

Folder 36.

Moment studies: ankle flexion

Folder 37.

Joints of the ankle: criticism

Folder 37a.

Joints of the ankle: correspondence with Williams & Wilkins

Folder 38.

Biomechanics of the foot and ankle

Folder 39.

Effects of immobilization

Folder 40.

Physiology of the human muscle

Folder 41.

Muscle atrophy

Folder 42.

Fundamental study of joint muscle structure with photomicrographs

Folder 43.

Drawings descriptive of phantom sensations: photographs/negatives

Folder 44.

Photographs: arm prostheses

Folder 45.

Photographs: clavicle function

Folder 46.

Pantograph; longitudinal recordings

Folder 47.


Folder 48.

Walker, J. Term report, anatomy 199 (June 1952)

Folder 49-51.

Photographs: Biomechanics Laboratory exhibits; orthopedic apparatus

Carton 2

1 box patient records [RESTRICTED UNTIL 2000]


2 films


1 sound tape: 7" reel: Inman on human locomotion, 27 October 1970; November 10, 1970


1 bound volume reprints

Carton 3

Slides: film and glass (indexed in History Collection)

Oversize Oversize

Drawings, sketches, charts: Map Case Drawer 14

Models of ankles, feet and joints: 2 containers