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

Abstract

Medical illustrator, sculptor, and exhibit designer active in Chicago and affiliated with the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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 exhibition panels. The exhibit consisted of five sections: Anesthesia; Technique; Management of Newborn; Pathology; and History and Indications. Within each section, Falls and Holt present 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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Holt, Charlotte Sinclair, 1914-
Title
Charlotte S. Holt papers circa 1950s-1960s
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 6 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

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 five exhibition panels. The exhibit consisted of five sections: Anesthesia; Technique; Management of Newborn; Pathology; and History and Indications. Within each section, Falls and Holt present 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.

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Contents of the Collection

Obstetrical Forceps Delivery

(1 box and 1 oversize folder)

Collection consists of the exhibit detail book 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, as well as five exhibition panels. The exhibit consisted of five sections: Anestheia; Technic; Management of Newborn; Pathology; and History and Indications. Within each section, Falls and Holt present 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 exhibition panels are 39.5 x 26.5, and include color drawings, text, and photographs of models.

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
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

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).

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Holt Collection, 19-- (270 cubic feet) (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology)

Preferred Citation

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

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

Encoded by Willeke Sandler, January 2012

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.