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William F. Windle papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: ghsl-23

  • Staff Only

Content Description

Two typewritten manuscripts by William F. Windle, PhD, with accompanying correspondence. The first manuscript, "The Beginning of Anatomy in Our Medical School," was an address given at Northwestern University Medical School's Founders' Day celebration in 1943 and describes the history of medical education at Northwestern since the school's founding in 1859, with particular focus on Titus DeVille, . The second, Physiology of the Fetus: Origin and Extent of Function in Prenatal Life, is a 257-page manuscript for a book, subsequently published by W.B. Saunders Company in 1940, with accompanying corrections and index. Correspondence consists of letters between Northwestern University Medical School reference librarian Georgia Price and various institutions regarding information about Titus DeVille, as well as letters between Windle and R. W. Greene at W.B. Saunders regarding the publication of Physiology of the Fetus.


  • 1939-1943


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


6 folders

Language of Materials



Two typewritten manuscripts by William F. Windle, PhD - a 1943 Founders' Day address titled "The Beginning of Anatomy in Our Medical School" and a 1940 book titled "Physiology of the Fetus: Origin and Extent of Function in Prenatal Life" - with accompanying correspondence.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of William F. Windle, May 1943.

Condition Description

Some pages browned and brittle.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Emma Florio during a collections survey, December 2022.

"Physiology of the fetus" manuscript originally had call # 612.647 W72p 1940

Guide to the William F. Windle papers
Emma Florio
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center Repository

320 E. Superior Ave.
Chicago IL 60611-3008 US