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William A. Greene, M.D.

Introduction

William A. Greene, M.D.William A. Greene was Professor of Medicine & Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. Receipt of the Dr. Greene's papers was facilitated by Robert A. Klein, M.D., a colleague on the Liaison Unit. The Greene papers were removed from his home on Robley Drive shortly after his admission to the St. John's Home. They were processed in February 1999, and are contained in nine document boxes occupying four linear feet. The most significant portions of this collection are the files pertaining to the American Psychosomatic Society (boxes 4-6) and the files pertaining to his research on cardiac catheterization (boxes 7-8).

Biographical Data

William A. Greene was born in Worcester, Mass. He graduated from Harvard College in 1936, and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1940. Greene interned at the Mary Imogene Basset Hospital in Cooperstown, N.Y. from 1940 to 1942, and then he entered the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He served as a member of the 41st Evacuation Hospital in the European theatre of operations. Upon discharge from the military (with the rank of major), Greene became an assistant resident at Strong Memorial Hospital. Between 1948 and 1950 he was a Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and in 1950 joined the senior staff of the Medical-Psychiatric Liaison Group. Greene was made instructor in medicine & psychiatry in 1950; assistant professor in 1959; and full professor in 1967. His research focused on the correlation between psychological factors and disease. He was active in the American Psychosomatic Society (President, 1968). William A. Greene was married and the father of two children. He died in Rochester, N.Y. on 2 December 2000.

Inventory List

Box One

Folder 1: Curricula vitae
Folder 2: Clippings
Folder 3: Licenses, certificates, etc.
Folder 4: Commonwealth Fund Fellowships, 1947-52
Folder 5: "Lady with leukemia" case history, 1952-57
Folder 6: "Lady with leukemia" case history, 1958-62
Folder 7: Romano celebration (1958)
Folder 8: Letter of G.L. Engel to J. Romano, 22 Jul 1965, re: schizophrenia conference
Folder 9: Separation-Depression Conferences, 1966 (see also Box 9)
Folder 10: Promotion to professor (1967)
Folder 11: Correspondence with Herbert Weiner, 1972-76
Folder 12: L.E. Young festschrift, 1974
Folder 13: Psychosomatic rounds, 1975-76
Folder 14: Correspondence re: Woman's day article, 1975
Folder 15: Elizabeth Kellogg Speegle, 1975-79
Folder 16: Austin H. Kutscher, The Foundation of Thanatology, 1976
Folder 17: Patient care: roundtable on dying and death, 15 June 1977

Box Two

Folder 1: David Rosen promotion, 1985
Folder 2: 70th birthday book, 1985
Folder 3: Medicare fair hearing, 1985
Folder 4: Medicare fair hearing, 1985
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1970-71
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1975-76
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1977-79
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1980-1992
Folder 9: Photographic portraits of W.A.G.
Folder 10: Harvard Medical School, class of 1940 reunions
Folder 11: Stagecoach Club
Folder 12: National Institutes of Mental Health study sections
Folder 13: Photographs - Dept. of Psychiatry
Folder 14: Photographs - Liaison Group
Folder 15: Photographs: Division of Behavioral & Psychosocial Medicine

Box Three

Folder 1: Reprints, 1949-59
Folder 2: Reprints, 1962-71
Folder 3: Reprints, 1972-83

Box Four

Folder 1: American Psychosomatic Society (APS) - miscellaneous, 1950-61
Folder 2: APS - Council, 1955-58
Folder 3: APS - miscellaneous, 1962
Folder 4: APS - secretary/treasurer, 1962
Folder 5: APS - Bulletin correspondence, 1964-67
Folder 6: APS - presidential address for publication, 1968
Folder 7: APS - funding, 1974-75
Folder 8: APS - editorial board, 1979
Folder 9: APS - editorial board, 1980
Folder 10: APS - editorial board, 1980
Folder 11: APS - editorial board, 1981
Folder 12: APS - editorial board, 1982
Folder 13: APS - archives committee, 1986
Folder 14: APS - "Psychosocial variables and ischemic heart disease," New Orleans, 1975
Folder 15: APS - annual meeting programs, 1949-63
Folder 16: APS - Atlantic City, 1963
Folder 17: APS - San Francisco, 1964
Folder 18: APS - Philadelphia, 1965
Folder 19: APS - Chicago, 1966 - G.L. Engel celebration dinner

Box Five

Folder 1: American Psychosomatic Society (APS) - Chicago, 1966 - G.L. Engel
celebration dinner, reel-to-reel tape
Folder 2: APS - Boston, 1968
Folder 3: APS - Boston, 1968 - president's correspondence
Folder 4: APS - Boston, 1968 - presidential address
Folder 5: APS - Cincinnati, 1969
Folder 6: APS - District of Columbia, 1970
Folder 7: APS - Denver, 1971
Folder 8: APS - Boston, 1972
Folder 9: APS - Denver, 1973
Folder 10: APS - Philadelphia, 1974
Folder 11: APS - New Orleans, 1975
Folder 12: APS - Pittsburgh, 1976
Folder 13: APS - Atlanta, 1977
Folder 14: APS - District of Columbia, 1978
Folder 15: APS - Dallas, 1979

Box Six

Folder 1: American Psychomatic Society (APS) - New York City, 1980
Folder 2: APS - Cambridge, Ma., 1981
Folder 3: APS - Denver, 1982
Folder 4: APS - New York City, 1983
Folder 5: APS - Hilton Head, 1984
Folder 6: APS - District of Columbia, 1985
Folder 7: APS - Baltimore, 1986
Folder 8: APS - Philadelphia, 1987
Folder 9: APS - Philadelphia, 1987 - Gertrude Cohen case
Folder 10: APS - Toronto, 1988
Folder 11: APS - San Francisco, 1989
Folder 12: APS - Boston, 1990

Box Seven

Folder 1: Cardiac catheterization - catheterization patient lists
Folder 2: Cardiac catheterization - protocol for study, 1967
Folders 3-35 : Cardiac catheterization -patient files
Folder 36: Cardiac catheterization - Conron's notebook

Box Eight

Folder 1: Cardiac catheterization - Condron's graphs
Folder 2: Cardiac catheterization - patient tables
Folder 3: Cardiac catheterization - Psychological correlates paper - APS, Cincinnati, 1969
Folder 4: Cardiac catheterization - manuscript submitted to Psychosomatic medicine, 3 Feb 1970
Folder 5: Cardiac catheterization - correspondence with editor of Psychosomatic medicine, 1970
Folder 6: Cardiac catheterization - 1972 abstract
Folder 7: Cardiac catheterization - follow-up raw data, 1978-79
Folder 8: Cardiac catheterization - ten-year follow up paper - APS, New York, 1980
Folder 9: Cardiac catheterization - engagement and survival in heart disease - APS, Cambridge, Ma., 1981
Folder 10: Cardiac catheterization - graphs, 1980

Box Nine

Ten audio tapes (reel-to-reel) of Separation & Depression Conferences, 1965-66

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