Melvin Paul Judkins papers, 1895-1975

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Judkins, Melvin Paul
Title
Melvin Paul Judkins papers
Dates
1895-1975 (inclusive)
1966-1970 (bulk)
Quantity
51.5 linear feet, (70 boxes, 2 drawers)
Collection Number
2005-022
Summary
Dr. Melvin Paul Judkins was a trained urologist and general practitioner who made a mid-life transition into cardiovascular radiology. In his career at University of Oregon Medical School (UOMS) from 1961-1970 he made groundbreaking advances in cardiac surgery.
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: 5034945587
hcaref@ohsu.edu
Access Restrictions

Some materials in this collection may be restricted due to the presence of protected health information (PHI) or other confidential information. Please contact Historical Collections & Archives for more details regarding access.

Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Melvin Paul Judkins was born May 3, 1922, in Los Angeles, CA. He grew up in a sparsely populated area near Los Angeles raising chickens, goats and cows. He showed an early affinity for all things mechanical and electrical, building crystal sets, learning Morse code, and earning a first class radio operators license. His college aptitude scores were high in engineering and medicine. To pay for his own education at two private church academies, he delivered papers, worked in construction and drove trucks. Later, during WWII, he worked in the Kaiser Shipyards in Long Beach, CA, wiring ships. His premedical education was at Loma Linda College of Arts and Sciences in Riverside, CA, where he received a B.S. in 1945. He chose a career in medicine and enrolled in an accelerated premedical program at La Sierra College, working as a laboratory assistant to cover school expenses. Later, he was accepted into an accelerated program at the College of Medical Evangelists. While attending school, he continued to work in the shipyards during school vacations. Like other medical students at the time, he was eventually inducted into the army.

Dr. Judkins married Loma Linda student nurse Eileen Cobb. A one-year internship at Loma Linda Hospital (1946-1947) was followed by special training in urology and an appointment to the staff. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1947. After a war-time appointment to the Urology Section of the 28th General Hospital in Osaka, Japan, he and Eileen moved to Sumas, WA, a rural town near the Canadian border, where he started a family practice. Eventually they returned to California to begin a new family practice in Antioch, CA. In 1961, at nearly 40 years old, Dr. Judkins decided to make a career change that brought him to the University of Oregon as a resident in radiology. After a year as a fellow in cardiovascular radiology under Dr. Charles Dotter, Judkins went on to become Director of Cardiovascular Radiology for the UOMS Hospitals and Clinics as well as Professor of Radiology in the Medical School. He held both positions until 1970, when he returned to Loma Linda. While at UOMS, he introduced the Judkins Technique of selective percutaneous transfemoral arteriography, a technique which has been used worldwide. Dr. Judkins died January 28, 1985.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of correspondence, patient files, exhibit material and posters, glass lantern and 35mm slides, coronary photographic prints, films and filmstrips, artifacts, art work, patient lists, article illustrations, and publications. A plastic crystal ball was Dr. Judkins's private joke, referring to the great number of people he saw with little or no patient records.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Collection title], Collection Number [####-###], Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives

Restrictions on Use

OHSU Historical Collections & Archives (HC&A) is the owner of the original materials and digitized images in our collections, however, the collection may contain materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials. Consult with HC&A to determine if we can provide permission for use.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in six series: Series I. Professional Papers; Series II. Films and Filmstrips; Series III. Slides Series IV. Exhibits; Series V. Artwork, and Series VI. Artifacts.

Custodial History

The materials were created or collected by Melvin P. Judkins and his wife, Eileen Judkins. Mrs. Judkins donated the materials to OHSU beginning in May 2003.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

I. Professional Papers, 1895-1975,   (bulk 1966-1970) Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Curriculum Vitae and Biography
undated
1 2
University of Oregon (UO) Projects and Correspondence
1963
1 3
Historical Overview of Computer Diagnosis
1963
1 4
Angiomammography Project, National Science Foundation
1963-1964
1 5
Judkins Papers (First author)
1948-1968
1 6
Judkins Bibliography
1964
1 7
Medical Breakthroughs at University of Oregon Medical School (UOMS)
1964
1 8
Glass Lantern Slide Collection List
undated
1 9
Faculty Appointment UOMS
1969-1970
1 10
Lecture Invitations
1966-1967
1 11
Inter-Society Commission on Heart Disease (ICHD)
1970
1 12
News clippings
1966-1970
1 13
Judkins Correspondence from Sweden
1965
1 14
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1966-1967
1 15
Guttman Correspondence
1967
1 16
Correspondence with Dr. Rosch Czechoslovakia
1965-1967
1 17
Job Correspondence
1965
1 18
Thank-you Letters
1966-1968
1 19
Shipping List and Inventory from Mrs. Judkins
undated
2 1
Reprints by Roentgen, Rosch, and Judkins
1895-1975
2 2
Judkins reprints (as contributing author)
1963-1966
2 3
Uncommon Complication Thoracic Aortography
1964
2 4
Correspondence regarding articles
1965-1966
2 5
Hook-Tail Angiography
1966
2 6
Reprints
1967-1968
2 7
Ball Variance
1969
2 8
Reprints
1968-1972
3 1
Coronary Patients List (RESTRICTED)
1966-1969
3 2
Equipment
1965-1968
3 3
Technical Advice Requests
1966
3 4
Cordis Corporation
1966-1969
3 5
Cordis Catheters
1966-1969
3 6
Cordis Correspondence Duplicates
1966-1969
3 7
Survey Results First 1,000 Cases
undated
3 8
Coronary Vinyl Cast Pictures
undated
3 9
Transluminal Angioplasty Prints
1964
3 10
Prints for Rosch Article
undated
3 11
Illustrations for Publication
1967-1968
3 12
Judkins Coronary Catheters
1967-1968
3 13
Cobra Catheter
1964
3 14
Photos Picker Laboratory
1971
4 1
Lumen-Following Safety-J Guide
1967
4 2
Selective Coronary Arteriography
1967
4 3
Selective Coronary Poster Board
1967
4 4
Coronary Catheters and Bending Wires
1967
4 5
Prints for Modern Medicine
1968
4 6
Teflon Coated Safety Guides
1968
4 7
Angiographic Evaluation
1968
4 8
Percutaneous Transfemoral
1968
4 9
Framingham Study
1968
5
Coronary Artery Prints (RESTRICTED)
1967-1968
6
Coronary Angiogram Prints (RESTRICTED)
1967-1968
7
Coronary Prints (RESTRICTED)
1966-1969
8
Coronary Prints (RESTRICTED)
1967-1968
9
Coronary Prints (RESTRICTED)
1967-1969
10
Coronary Prints (RESTRICTED)
1966-1968
11
Assorted Coronary Prints (RESTRICTED)
1967-1968
Folder
34 1
Inventories List
undated
34 3
List of Publications, Papers and Exhibits
undated
34 4
Slide File Envelopes
undated
34 5
Report Dictation "Visceral Angiography Pt. 1"
undated
34 6
Report Dictation "Visceral Angiography Pt. I2"
undated
34 7
Envelope Unidentified Ball Variance X-ray
undated
34 8
Photographs (includes Rio de Janeiro, 7th Day Adventist Church, Judkins X-ray glass, Dr. Dotter X-ray machine, Nelson Niles at KGW studios)
1958-1965
34 9
Marquam Hill (color print)
1970
34 10
General Electric Computer Tomography (GE-CT) Machine (color print)
1969
34 11
Certification, American College Radiology as "Heart House Founder"
undated
34 12
Citation, Inter-Society Commission Heart Disease (ICHD)
1971
34 13
Certificate of Membership, Association University Radiologists
1969
34 14
Examples of Envelopes for X-rays
undated
66 1
Dr. Coolidge Golden Anniversary Plaque
undated
66 2
Wilhelm Roentgen's Fairy-Tale Land
1974
66 3
Seven Ages of a Physician in Art
1944
66 4
Dr. Judkins Oregon Medical License
1967
66 5
Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen Plaque
undated
66 6
Fellowship American College of Cardiology
1969
66 7
Certification, American Board of Radiology
1967
66 8
Certificate of Merit, Oregon Heart Association
1970

II. Films and Filmstrips, 1966-1970Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
12
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1966-1968
13
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1966-1968
14
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1967-1968
15
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1966-1968
16
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1966-1968
17
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1966-1968
18
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1966-1968
19
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1967-1968
20
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1967-1968
21
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1967-1968
22
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1966-1968
23
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1966-1968
24
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1968-1970
25
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1969
26
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1969
27
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1969
28
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1969
29
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1969
30
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1968-1969
31
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1969
32
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1967-1969
33
Coronary Serial Films (RESTRICTED)
1966-1970
Folder
35 1
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
1970
35 2
Publication prints Pheochromocytoma article
1966 September
35 3
Illustrations for Pheochromocytoma article
1966 September
35 4
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
1969
35 5
Oregon Research Results Contrast
circa 1969
35 6
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
35 7
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
1968
35 8
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
1969
35 9
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
1969
35 10
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
1969
35 11
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
1968
35 12
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
1969
35 13
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
undated
35 14
Contrast Agent prints
undated
35 15
Unidentified patient prints
undated
35 16
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
1969
35 17
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
1969
35 18
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
1963
35 19
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
1969
59 1
Small Coronary Films: Patient records (RESTRICTED)
59 2
Small Coronary Films: Patient records (RESTRICTED)
59 3
Small Coronary Films: Patient records (RESTRICTED)
60 1
Radiologic Film Coding Guide
60 2
Winthrop Isopaque Studies
1969
60 3
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
60 4
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
60 5
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
60 6
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
60 7
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
60 8
Patient records (RESTRICTED)
65
Reel Patient records (RESTRICTED)
65
Reel Patient records (RESTRICTED)
65
Reel Unidentified
65
Reel Patient records (RESTRICTED)
65
Reel Patient records (RESTRICTED)
65
Reel Patient records (RESTRICTED)
65
Reel Unidentified
65
Filmstrip Patient records (RESTRICTED)
65
Filmstrip Patient records (RESTRICTED)
65
Filmstrip Unidentified Coronary Bypass
65
Filmstrip Unidentified Coronary Grafts
65
Robert Horal Patient records (RESTRICTED)
65
Unidentified Loma Linda or UO
65
Visualization Coronary Graft
65
Pigtail Catheter
65
Unidentified

III. Slides, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
36
Judkins Technique-Selective Angiography (glass lantern)
undated
37
Selective Angiography (glass lantern)
undated
38
Selective Angiography (glass lantern)
undated
39
Selective Angiography (glass lantern)
undated
40
Selective Angiography-Vineberg (glass lantern)
undated
41
Vineberg-Unlabeled Lecture (glass lantern)
undated
42
Unlabeled Lecture (glass lantern)
undated
43
Unlabeled Lecture (glass lantern)
undated
44
Cobra Catheter-Renal Slides (glass lantern) (RESTRICTED)
undated
45
Lecture 2 Box 2-Vis #1 (glass lantern)
undated
46
Vis #1-Liver,Pancreas,etc (glass lantern)
undated
47
Liver, Pancreas, etc. (glass lantern)
undated
48
Liver, Pancreas-Superselective (glass lantern)
undated
49
Superselective-Renal (glass lantern)
undated
50
Renal (glass lantern)
undated
51
Renal-Unidentified (glass lantern)
undated
52
Unidentified-Coronary Surgery (glass lantern)
undated
53
Coronary Surgery-Procedure Rooms (glass lantern)
undated
54
Procedure Rooms-Unidentified (glass lantern)
undated
55
Unidentified (glass lantern)
undated
56
Visceral Angiography (35mm)
undated
57
Oregon Angio Lab-Portland VA Hospital (35mm)
undated
58
Judkins Super Slides-Picker Lab (35mm and glass lantern)
undated

IV. Exhibits, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
61 1
Coronary Arteriography: Coronary Seeking Catheters
undated
61 2
Coronary Arteriography: Catheter Shaping Wires
undated
62 1
Judkins Coronary Arteriography: Recording Technic
undated
62 2
Judkins Coronary Arteriography: Left Coronary Variations
undated
62 3
Judkins Coronary Arteriography: Right Coronary Catheterization
undated
62 4
Judkins Coronary Arteriography: Right Coronary Variations
undated
62 5
Judkins Coronary Arteriography: Left Coronary Catheterization
undated
62 6
Judkins Coronary Arteriography: Guides
undated
62 7
Judkins Coronary Arteriography: Catheter Technic
undated
62 8
Judkins Coronary Arteriography: Direct Serial Radiography
undated
63 1
Coronary Collateral Pathways
undated
63 2
Coronary Collateral Pathways: Coronary Surgery
undated
63 3
Coronary Collateral Pathways: Angiogram of 40-year old female
undated
63 4
Coronary Collateral Pathways: Example of Right Angio-orthography
undated
63 5
Coronary Collateral Pathways: Example Right Coronary Occlusion
undated
63 6
Coronary Collateral Pathways: Occluded Right Coronary
undated
63 7
Coronary Collateral Pathways: Stenosis
undated
63 8
Coronary Collateral Pathways: Occluded Anterior Descending Artery
undated
63 9
Coronary Collateral Pathways: Infarct
undated
63 10
Coronary Collateral Pathways: Occluded Right Main Artery
undated
flat file drawer 9
Eastman-Kodak Anatomy (posters)
undated
flat file drawer 9
Selective Coronary Angiography (posters)
undated
flat file drawer 9
Angiographers Approach to Selective Coronary (posters)
undated
flat file drawer 10
Superselective Visceral Angiography (posters): Title and Summary
undated
flat file drawer 10
Superselective Visceral Angiography (posters): Panel, Subphrenic Abscess
undated
flat file drawer 10
Superselective Visceral Angiography (posters): Posterior Pancreaticoduodenal
undated
flat file drawer 10
Superselective Visceral Angiography (posters): Pancreatic Carcinoma
undated
flat file drawer 10
Superselective Visceral Angiography (posters): Celiac Introduction
undated
flat file drawer 10
Superselective Visceral Angiography (posters): Hepatic Metastasis and Capillary
undated
flat file drawer 10
Superselective Visceral Angiography (posters): Catheter Selection and Technical Tips
undated
flat file drawer 10
Superselective Visceral Angiography (posters): Recording Technic and Cobra Catheter
undated
flat file drawer 10
Superselective Visceral Angiography (posters): Catheter Mechanics
undated
flat file drawer 10
Superselective Visceral Angiography (posters): Lesser Sac Mass
undated
flat file drawer 10
Superselective Visceral Angiography (posters): Hepatic Tumor
undated
flat file drawer 10
Superselective Visceral Angiography (posters): Cecal and Hepatic Carcinoid
undated
flat file drawer 10
Superselective Visceral Angiography (posters): Pancreatic Tail
undated
34 2
Superselective Visceral Angiography (posters): Exhibit Poster
undated

V. Artwork, 1959-1968Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
64 1
Original Illustrations "Coronary Angiography Technique"
1967
64 2
Heart Drawings by Clarice Ashworth Francone
undated
64 3
Drawings and Reprint Judkins Technique
1968
64 4
Coronary Exhibit Title cards
undated
64 5
Poster "Superselective Visceral Angiography"
undated
64 6
Dr. Charles Dotter artwork
1959
64 7
Transparencies of Anatomical Charts
1961
64 8
Coronary Angiography Exhibit
1967

VI. Artifacts, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
67 1
Small box shaping wires
undated
67 2
Large box stainless hard coils
undated
67 3
Tiny box music wire
undated
67 4
One syringe with adaptors
undated
68
Model: Plastic Model Human Aorta
undated
69
Artifact-Stuffed Cobra, idea for the Cobra catheter
undated
70
Plastic Artifact - Crystal Ball
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Cardiology
  • Radiology

Corporate Names

  • University of Oregon. Medical School

Geographical Names

  • Oregon

Form or Genre Terms

  • artifacts (object genre)
  • audiovisual materials
  • posters