Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Archives: Swanson Scrapbooks

Swanson Scrapbooks
Personal papers
4 scrapbooks, no finding aid, unrestricted.

4 scrapbooks transferred with Stitt Library collection, and covering
1947-48, 1949-50 and 1950-1955. They include newspaper clippings,
letters (including from President Truman), reprints and photographs.
Clifford Anders Swanson (1901-1984) was appointed assistant surgeon in
1925. He served in varied assignments at home, abroad, and aboard ship.
While an instructor at the Naval Medical School, he researched night and
color vision and the effects of pressure and oxygen consumption on the
eye. During World War II, Dr. Swanson was senior medical officer on USS
Iowa. As an operating surgeon at the National Naval Medical Center, Dr.
Swanson performed pioneering eye surgery. He accompanied President
Roosevelt to the Tehran Conference and was with the Congressional
Committee that inspected the Pacific War area. He became Surgeon General
in 1946. During his tenure he sponsored legislation that made the Nurse
Corps a permanent staff Corps, and established the Medical Service

(photo number 09-9014-1)

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