This collection consists of a medical bag received from Brooks Denhard Surgical Instrument Company, with many original medications and instruments, several pamphlets and brochures, and a student’s History Record sheet, Louisville General Hospital, dated 1942.
Carl G. Baker was born in Louisville and graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1944. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In the post-war years, he earned a master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of California Berkeley. He worked at the National Institutes of Health for twenty-three years and for three years directed the National Cancer Institute in the early 1970s. Under his leadership, the funding for the NCI more than doubled.