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Medical Education on Film

A guide to the educational and archival films (1928-1963) of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Barry J. Anson, PhD, 1894-1974

Barry J. Anson, PhD, taught in the Department of Anatomy at Northwestern University Medical School for 36 years. He was a professor from 1942 to 1956 and served as chair of the department from 1956 to 1962. He was recognized as an authority on gross anatomy and was known for his research on the development of the ear. He also edited the Medical School’s Quarterly Bulletin for 20 years.

Anson's film in the collection is: The Human Body: Skeleton

R. Frederick Becker, PhD, 1912-2007

R. Frederick Becker, PhD, worked at Northwestern University Medical School in the Office of Medical Education and as an assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy, where he collaborated with professor William F. Windle, PhD. Photo from the Images from the History of Medicine collection, National Library of Medicine.

Becker's film in the collection is: Asphyxia Neonatorum; Experimental Study in the Guinea Pig

Howard B. Kellogg, PhD, MD, 1898-1988

Howard B. Kellogg, PhD, MD, worked as an assistant and instructor in the Department of Anatomy at Northwestern University Medical School while working toward his PhD (1927) and MD (1930). After completing his education, he trained to become a surgeon at Hines Veterans Administration Hospital in Maywood, Illinois, and spent the rest of his career in Seattle, Washington.

Kellogg's film in the collection is: The Anatomy of the Abdominal Wall

William F. Windle, PhD, 1898-1985

William F. Windle, PhD, was a nationally known anatomist and neurologist who specialized in nerve regeneration and studied structural changes in the brain. He taught in the Department of Anatomy at Northwestern University Medical School from 1922 to 1946 and became the director of the School's Institute of Neurology in 1942. Later in his career he was chief of the Laboratory of Neuroanatomical Sciences at the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Windle's films in the collection are:

  • The Anatomy of the Abdominal Wall
  • Asphyxia Neonatorum; Experimental Study in the Guinea Pig