Author Biographical Info

Russell John Blattner was born July 3, 1908, in St. Louis, Missouri and attended Washington University there. Dr. Blattner had a long and distinguished career for which he often received recognition from his colleagues within the medical profession. In 1956 the Washington University School of Medicine Alumni awarded him their Alumni Citation for Outstanding Achievements and Service He was also designated Distinguished Service Professor at Baylor in 1968. In 1971 he was given the newly established J.S. Abercrombie Chair in the department of Pediatrics at Baylor. He was honored again in 1972 and in 1974, when he received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Association and the American Medical Association's Abraham Jacobi Award. He became Emeritus Chief of Pediatrics at Hermann Hospital. See more at https://archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-016.

Publication Date

2-14-2022

Keywords

Pediatrics, Poliomyelitis, Saint Louis (MO), Houston (TX), Russell J. Blattner, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, reprints, photographs » slides (photographs), research (documents), pamphlets, publications (documents)

Abstract

The Blattner collection contains Dr. Blattner's research work throughout his career in St. Louis and Houston. It contains photographs, research materials, reprints, and publications. It offers a record of Dr. Blattner's professional life and contains no personal or family records. Collection materials date from 1936-1985. See more at MS 016.

Comments

The Houston Metropolitan Research Center at the Houston Public Library has a 1982 oral history with Dr. Blattner, OHJL15

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