Elmer R. Gabrieli Papers

Identifier: EBL-0100

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

Professional papers of Dr. Gabrieli including research notes and correspondence.


  • 1955-1994

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All collections are subject to applicable Vanderbilt privacy and confidentiality policies. Collection specific restrictions: No Restrictions.

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Copyright is retained by History of Medicine Collections, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University.

Biographical / Historical

Elmer R. Gabrieli pioneered the use of computers in medicine and is considered among the leading figures in the discipline of medical informatics. Born in Hungary, he received his medical degree at the P. Pazmany University School of Medicine in Budapest, Hungary, in 1941 and following graduation served there as a research assistant and later instructor in the Department of Experimental Pathology. In 1946, he was a research associate of Sahlgrenska Hospital in Sweden, and from 1951 to 1955 was a research fellow and instructor in the Yale University School of Medicine. In 1958, he was named assistant pathologist at Millard Fillmore Hospital and later was director of laboratories at E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital and clinical assistant professor of pathology at the University at Buffalo Medical School. He spent most of his career in Buffalo and is where became a leader in the study the use of computers in patient care. He published numerous scientific publications, and was the author of three books: "Computerization of Clinical Records," "Ethical Guidelines for Data Centers Handling Medical Records" and "Clinically Oriented Documentation of Laboratory Data," He founded the Journal of Clinical Computing, which he served as for many years. He belonged to numerous professional organizations and, in 1998, was the initial recipient of the Elmer Gabrieli Award established in his honor by the American Society for Testing and Materials. Dr. Gabrieli died in Cambridge, MA, March 29, 2000. He was 81.


21.82 Cubic Feet (17 Paige Boxes)

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Papers and materials beloging to Dr. Elmer R. Gabrieli documenting his professional research career. Dr. Gabrieli is considered among the founders onf the discipline of medical informatics.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials obtained through the agency of Dr. William Stead.

Elmer R. Gabrieli Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


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