Stanford University School of Medicine and the Predecessor Schools: An Historical Perspective
About this Site
In 1998 Lane Medical Library's Honorary Curator of Archives and Special Collections, John L. Wilson, MD, completed a 1500 page manuscript entitled "Stanford University School of Medicine and the Predecessor Schools: an historical perspective." The completed manuscript included exhaustive references to many original documents in Lane's Archives and Special Collections as well as biographical sketches of early founders of the school. Recognizing the value of this work as a resource for answering reference questions and knowing the limitations of the traditional publication process, a more flexible and usable publication model was sought.
The project to migrate this electronic text to the web began in February 1999. By using a chronology of the Stanford School of Medicine and its predecessor schools as a guide, this web site was developed in order to incorporate content from Dr. Wilson's electronic text and key founding documents, photographs, and other archival material from the Lane Medical Library Archives and Special Collections.