Framed photograph of Simon Flexner. Photographed by Harris V. Ewing, Washington, D.C.

 Item — Container: Flexner Family Collection Box 3B, Object: 1922
Identifier: 01

Collection Scope and Content Summary

From the Collection:

Photos, letters, and publications about Abraham Flexner and other members of the Flexner Family. Dr. Flexner is best known for the highly influential Flexner Report on the state of medical education in the United States. The collection includes photographs, biographical material, correspondence, reprints, manuscripts, and a copy of the privately printed book: A Family Memoir 1899-1989 by Jean Atherton Flexner Lewinson. There is a sizeable section grouping of correspondence and photographs created by Dr. Morris Flexner during his student days at the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University, as well as a collection of photographs taken during his service as a ,medical officer during World War I. The collection also contains a group of notebooks compiled by noted culinary author Marion K. Flexner.


  • 1898-2010
  • Majority of material found within 1910 - 1960


Notes about Access to this Collection

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From the Collection: 6.85 Cubic Feet (Five Paige Boxes and 1 oversized flat storage box (13.5"x18.5"x3"), )

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


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