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Roy Swank Papers, 1935-1991

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Swank, Roy, MD, PhD
Roy Swank Papers
1935-1991 (inclusive)
0.25 linear feet, (1 box)
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Roy Laver Swank was a prominent neurologist and was noted for founding the Swank Multiple Sclerosis Clinic in Beaverton in 1991. In addition, Swank was the head of the Neurology department at the University of Oregon Medical School from 1954 to 1976. His papers contain photocopied manuscipts and publications from 1935 and from the 1990's.
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The papers contain photocopies of manuscripts and publications from the 1990's and from 1935, authored by Swank. Includes one book.

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Roy Laver Swank, born 1909 March 5 in Camas, Washington, received a BS at the University of Washington in 1930 and an MD and Ph.D. in 1935 from Northwestern University in Chicago. He founded the Swank Multiple Sclerosis Clinic in Beaverton, Oregon in 1993 and organized Pioneer Filters, also in Beaverton, in 1973-1974. Swank served in the US Army Medical Corps from 1942 to 1945. He taught at Harvard from 1945 to 1948, and McGill University from 1948 to 1954, and was professor and head of the Neurology Division at the University of Oregon Medical School from 1954 to 1976. Swank has published six books and 170 articles in his field and received various honors.

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The OHSU Historical Collections & Archives is the owner of the materials and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the OHSU HC&A before any reproduction use. The OHSU HC&A does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Roy L. Swank Papers, Accession Number 1998-009, Oregon Health & Science University Historical Collections & Archives

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Photocopy of “Microembuli and Blood Microfilters”, 1998 June
Photocopy of “I. Distribution and Relations of the Pyramidal System. II. The Staining of Degenerating Myelin By Osmic Acid”, in Summaries of Doctoral Dissertations. Northwestern University, Chicago and Evanston. V. 3. Menasha, Wisconsin: The Collegiate Press, George Banta Publishing Company, 1935
Swank, Roy L, M.D., Ph.D. and Barbara Brewer Dugan, RN. The Swank Low-Fat Diet: A Low Fat Diet For The Treatment Of M.S., Swank Clinic. Beaverton, Oregon: 1991 September, October
2000 Outstanding People Of The 20th Century. Melrose Press. Cambridge, England, 1998