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Guide to the Charlotte S. Holt papers, circa 1950s-1960s

Summary

Medical illustrator, sculptor, and exhibit designer, affiliated with the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. Collection consists of the exhibit detail book containing text and illustrations for the exhibit "Ostetrical Forceps Delivery," curated by Dr. Frederick H. Falls and illustrated by Charlotte S. Holt, as well as five large and one small exhibition panels. The exhibit consisted of five sections: Anesthesia; Technique; Management of Newborn; Pathology; and History and Indications. Within each section, Falls and Holt presented examples of situations leading to a forceps birth, correct technique for the use of forceps, the issues arising from this method, and the treatment of the newborn after this procedure. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00568
Title
Charlotte S. Holt papers
Date
circa 1950s-1960s
Extent
1.0 Linear Feet, 1 box; 2 oversize folders, 7 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection consists of the exhibit detail book, probably produced in the 1950s or 1960s, containing text and illustrations for the exhibit "Ostetrical Forceps Delivery," curated by Dr. Frederick H. Falls and illustrated by Charlotte S. Holt, as well as six exhibition panels.

The exhibit consisted of five sections: Anesthesia; Technique; Management of Newborn; Pathology; and History and Indications. Within each section, Falls and Holt presented examples of situations leading to a forceps birth, correct technique for the use of forceps, the issues arising from this method, and the treatment of the newborn after this procedure. The five larger exhibition panels feature hand-drawn color illustrations, text, and photographs of models, and measure 39.5 x 26.5 inches; the smaller title panel measures 11 3/8 x 17 1/2 inches.

Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

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[Identification of item], Charlotte S. Holt papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. "Obstetrical forceps delivery" exhibit album

Series consists of an exhibit detail album, probably produced in the 1950s or 1960s, containing text and illustrations for the exhibit "Ostetrical Forceps Delivery," by Dr. Frederick H. Falls and illustrated by Charlotte S. Holt.

Exhibit overview, circa 1950s-1960s
Box 1
Anesthesia -- technique
Box 1
Low forceps -- Mid forceps -- High forceps
Box 1
Management of newborn -- pathology
Box 1
History & indications
Box 1

2. "Obstetrical forceps delivery" exhibition panels, circa 1950s-1960s

The five larger exhibition panels measure 39.5 x 26.5 inches, the smaller title panel measures 11 3/8 x 17 1/2 inches. The larger panels feature hand-drawn color illustrations, text, and photographs of models.
Low, mid
Oversize-folder 1
Fetal pathology and newborn care
Oversize-folder 1
Special presentations and high forceps
Oversize-folder 1
Maternal pathology and anesthesia
Oversize-folder 1
History, indications and conditions
Oversize-folder 1
Exhibit title panel, "Obstetrical Forceps"
Oversize-folder 2
 

Historical Note

Charlotte S. Holt (1914-1990) worked for forty years as a medical illustrator, sculptor, and exhibit designer. Together with her professional partner, Dr. Frederick Falls, head of the OB/GYN department at the University of Illinois, Holt created thirty-six major medical exhibits for the education of physicians and surgeons. Holt's illustrations focus on gynecological and obstetric cases, and her bas-relief sculptures show the diseases and conditions most frequently fatal to mothers and babies. Holt and Falls also produced a medical atlas, entitled Atlas of Obstetric Complications (1961).

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Provenance

The Charlotte S. Holt papers were received by the Duke Medical Center Library as a gift in 1992 and transferred to the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Willeke Sandler, January 2012

No accession number available.