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John W. Price, Jr. papers

Identifier: KORN350

Collection consists of one folder containing one piece of correspondence, a newsclipping, and a Prescription Manual of the Dispensary of the Hospital of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Philadelphia, belonging to John W. Price, Jr.


  • 1906-1908



.10 linear foot

Biographical / Historical

John W. Price, Jr., the son of Dr. John W. and Violet Baird Price of Louisville, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1905, then studied in Vienna, Austria for a year. He then worked at the Hospital of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Philadelphia. In 1908, he returned to Louisville and joined the faculty of the University of Louisville Department of Surgery. While at UofL, he performed the first operation on the pituitary gland in Kentucky (1912). He also invented a tube used in sewing blood vessels end-to-end. He founded the UofL School of Medicine Surgical Research Laboratory, which was later (1964) named the John W. Price Institute of Surgical Research. He and his wife, the former Barbara Thruston Atwood, established a surgical research trust fund at UofL in 1957.

John W. Price, Jr. papers
Mary K. Marlatt
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