Pioneer of Vascular Surgery: Daniel C. Elkin, MD

Daniel Elkin seated at his desk in the Emory University School of Medicine, c. 1950. Credit: Daniel C. Elkin papers, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, Emory University.

On view through March 27, 2016

Emory surgeon and professor Daniel C. Elkin, who became a leader in the vascular surgery field in the early- and mid- 20th century, is the subject of an exhibit at the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) Library. “Pioneer of Vascular Surgery: Daniel C. Elkin, MD” will focus on Elkin’s life and his contributions to Emory University. Curated by WHSC Library archives specialist Clayton McGahee, the exhibit will feature materials drawn from the WHSC Library’s special collections, including medical instruments, publications, teaching materials and photographs of Elkin.

“From the 1930s leading into World War II, vascular surgery was advancing with rapid progress, and Daniel Elkin was at the forefront of this movement,” McGahee says. Elkin’s contributions to medicine and vascular surgery include repairing high-velocity injuries such as gunshot wounds and successfully treating an abdominal aortic aneurysm by ligation.

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Visitor Information

The exhibit is located in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) Library on level 1.  Parking is available in the Michael Street Parking Deck (Weekdays: free after 5pm, Weekends: free).  Hours at the WHSC Library are posted here.

For more information, email: library.exhibitions@emory.edu