Donald L. Blanchard papers, 1995-2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Blanchard, Donald L., M.D.
Title
Donald L. Blanchard papers
Dates
1995-2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.26 linear feet
Collection Number
2015-010
Summary
These papers consist of materials written and collected by Dr. Donald Blanchard who studied at OHSU and worked in the ophthalmology department. Within this collection are many writings by Blanchard, including writings about Georg Bartisch and his work, a translation of Bartisch's text Ophthalmodouleia, work on ophthalmology, and papers for the Cogan Ophthalmic History Society's annual meetings.
Repository
Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives
OHSU Historical Collections & Archives
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. MC:LIB
Portland, OR
97239
Telephone: 503-494-5587
hcaref@ohsu.edu
Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions on access. The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Dr. Donald L. Blanchard is a retired ophthalmologist and a medical historian. He is a member of the Cogan Ophthalmic History Society and has presented papers including a history of Emily Dickinson's eye problem. Blanchard is a native of Portland and an alumnus of the OHSU School of Medicine. As of 2016, Dr. Blanchard has continued to serve OHSU as a volunteer at the Casey Eye Institute library where he was an honored recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award for his work on the library holdings. His passion for the work of George Bartisch led him to translate Bartisch's Ophthalmodouleia from German into English.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Donald L. Blanchard papers houses the personal and academic records of Dr. Donald L. Blanchard. This collections, which dates from 1996 to 2017, consists of writings by Donald Blanchard, including his 1996 translation of Georg Bartisch's text Ophthalmodouleia, papers for the Cogan Ophthalmic History Society annual meetings, a certificate given to Blanchard, and an Icelandic spar. Blanchard has done extensive studying and writing about Georg Bartisch, a German physician from around the 1500s, who is thought to be the first person to produce a Renaissance manuscript on ophthalmic disorders and eye surgery. In Bartisch's original book, as well as Blanchard's English translation, there are wonderful woodcut illustrations of these various eye diseases, surgical tools, and surgical procedures. The Iceland Spar housed in the collection has been used in ophthalmology for glaucoma management and ophthalmoscopy. This collection contains a bevy of information about ophthalmologic history paired with corresponding visuals and artifacts.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

All original materials and digitized images are owned by OHSU Library. You may use these materials on a fair use basis only, in accordance with Title 17, Section 107 of U.S. copyright law. For other uses, please contact OHSU Historical Collections & Archives for permission to reproduce, publish, or otherwise distribute images or other materials on this website. We request that any reproduction of these images include an attribution to OHSU Historical Collections & Archives as the source of this material.

Preferred Citation

Donald L. Blanchard papers, Collection Number 2015-010, Historical Collections & Archives, Oregon Health & Science University

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Blanchard papers, 1995-2017Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Bartisch materials, articles, and pictures
1999-2005
1 2
Cogan Ophthalmic History Society 30th annual meeting papers
2017 March 24-26
1 3
Congratulatory Certificate
2015
1 4
Kluwer Academic Papers, Newsletter of Senior Ophthalmologist articles, Cogan Ophthalmic historic society draft, Retinal anatomy presentation
1995-2017
1 5
Articles and presentations on Henry's Gray's retinal anatomy
2017
1
Ophthalmodouleia book
1996
1
Iceland Spar
undated
Iceland Spar presentation materials
2015
Henry Gray's (Retinal) Anatomy: The First Fifty Years (PowerPoint presentation)
2017
"The Retina According to Henry Gray" in Scope newsletter
2017
Box
2
Photocopy of Büchlin original by Heinrich Vogtherr. Translation and article by Donald L. Blanchard M.D. in booklet
undated

Cogan Ophthalmic History Society Proceedings, 2002-2019Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
2002 Cogan Ophthalmic History Society Proceedings Volume I
2002
2
2002 Cogan Ophthalmic History Society Proceedings Volume II
2002
2
2004 Cogan Ophthalmic History Society Proceedings
2004
2
2005 Cogan Ophthalmic History Society Proceedings
2005
2
2006 Cogan Ophthalmic History Society Proceedings
2006
2
2008 Cogan Ophthalmic History Society Proceedings
2008
2
2009 Cogan Ophthalmic History Society Proceedings
2009
2
2014 Cogan Ophthalmic History Society Proceedings
2014
3
2017 Cogan Ophthalmic History Society Proceedings
2017
3
2018 Cogan Ophthalmic History Society Proceedings
2018
3
2019 Cogan Ophthalmic History Society Proceedings
2019

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • History
  • Iceland spar
  • Medicine, Traditional
  • Ophthalmology
  • Personal Names :
  • Bartisch, George, 1535-approximately 1607
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon