Maxwell Myer Wintrobe video collection, circa 1967

Overview of the Collection

Wintrobe, Maxwell Myer, 1901-
Maxwell Myer Wintrobe video collection
circa 1967 (inclusive)
1982-1984 (inclusive)
2 VHS videocassettes and 1 16mm film
Collection Number
The Maxwell Myer Wintrobe video collection (circa 1967-1984) contains film and video relating to the medical and academic career of Dr. Maxwell Myer Wintrobe, an authority on hematology, who spent the later bulk of his career at the University of Utah where he conducted research in hereditary and metabolic disorders as well as cardiovascular research.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

Telephone: 8015818863
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Dr. Maxwell Myer Wintrobe (1901-1986) was born October 27 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to Eastern European immigrants. He studied at the University of Manitoba where he earned Bachelor of Arts (BA-1921), Doctor of Medicine (MD-1926) and Bachelor of Science in Medicine (BS-1927) degrees. He married Rebecca Zanphir in 1928. After spending time as an intern at the Winnipeg General Hospital and a fellow at his alma mater, Wintrobe joined the faculty of Tulane University where he invented the Wintrobe hematocrit, an accurate technique for measuring red blood cells. He earned a Ph.D. there in 1929. Having served on the faculty at Johns Hopkins from 1930-1943, Dr. Wintrobe relocated to Salt Lake City as professor of internal medicine and head of the department of medicine at the University of Utah where, with Dr. George E. Cartwright, he conducted research in hereditary and metabolic diseases and cardiovascular medicine and built and supervised a hematology training program. In the 1980s, he was instrumental in the development of the Quantitative Buffy Coat (QBC) blood testing technique. An influential hematologist and author of the authoritative textbook, Clinical Hematology, Dr. Wintrobe eventually became chief consultant in medicine to the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Salt Lake City and Director of the university's Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute as well. He passed away in 1986.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Maxwell Myer Wintrobe video collection (circa 1967-1984) contains film and video relating to the late medical and academic career of University of Utah hematologist, Dr. Maxwell Myer Wintrobe.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The materials are arranged chronologically and by format.

Related Materials

See also the Maxwell Myer Wintrobe photograph collection (P0311).

Processing Note

Processed by Christopher Drew in 1988.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1 Deposition for malpractice suit on aplastic anemia

VHS videocassette
Dr. Wintrobe's deposition for a malpractice suit regarding aplastic anemia.
1982 June 23
2 Quantitative Buffy Coat (QBC)

VHS videocassette
Three short programs outlining the benefits of the Quantitative Buffy Coat (QBC) blood testing technique and the new QBC red cell, white cell and platelet counting device. It begins with an interview with Dr. Maxwell Wintrobe, then moves on to a talk about the device by Dr. Cesar Caceres, an internist, cardiologist and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) expert from Washington, D.C.. Finally, the tape features a news program about the new QBC equipment, Lifetime's Professional Program Series: Physician's Journal Update.
3 Dr. Wintrobe honorary degree
Variable density soundtrack, black and white
16mm film
Footage of Dr. Maxwell Wintrobe receiving an honorary academic degree, most likely from 1967 when Wintrobe received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Utah.
circa 1967

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Anemia
  • Hematology

Form or Genre Terms

  • Moving images