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M. WALTER JOHNSON (b. 1922). Tuberculosis Related Papers; 1958-1989. 1 cu. ft.

M. Walter Johnson was born in Nebraska in 1922. He graduated from high school in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1941. He first came to Alaska in 1941, working for two summers in Southeast Alaska in a gold mine and then on a fishing boat. During World War II, he served in the U. S. Army at the hospital laboratory at Ladd Field in Fairbanks. He completed bachelor degrees in Anthropology and Biology from the University of Alaska in Fairbanks in 1948. Johnson then attended medical school at the University of Nebraska before returning to Alaska as a member of the medical staff of the Bethel Hospital in 1954. In 1956, Dr. Johnson was commissioned as an officer in the U. S. Public Health Service, after which he served at public hospitals in Chicago, Boston, Seattle and Memphis. He returned to Alaska in 1963, where he served as the Chief of Medicine and then Medical Director at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, and then Director and Instructor for the Community Health Aide training program. During his medical career, Dr. Johnson also served in the Peace Corps. He retired in 1987, and received the honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from the University of Alaska in 1989. Walter Johnson currently resides in Homer.

The collection consists of the tuberculosis treatment and history related papers of public health physician Dr. M. Walter Johnson. The collection contains various writings, meeting records, planning documents, lectures, statistics, lectures, notes, conference papers, articles, publications and other papers. The majority of the files are arranged in chronological order, with conference papers, articles, publications and miscellaneous materials placed at the end of the collection.

The collection was presented to the archives by M. Walter Johnson in 2006. A deed of gift was signed in 2006.

HMC-0932
JAS (2/2008)

Folder List:

1. Manual for the Tuberculosis Control Program; Alaska Department of Health, Tuberculosis Division; Revised 1958 (Revised Feb. 28, 1961).
2. Chemoprophylaxis: Bethel Study; 1963-1964.
3. TBC Course, National Jewish Hospital, Denver, Colorado; Jan. 6-24, 1964 (notes).
4. TB Conference, PHS Alaska Native Hospital, Anchorage; June 15-19, 1964 (memoranda, agenda, summary).
5. Manual for the Operation of Tuberculosis Case Registers; Dept. of Health, Education & Welfare, Public Health Service, Division of Indian Health, Aberdeen Area, Aberdeen, South Dakota; 1965.
6. "The Village and Tuberculosis"; By M. W. Johnson; 1965-1966 (draft paper and related materials).
7. Clinical Staff Meeting, Alaska Native Medical Center; Presentation by Dr. M. Walter Johnson, Chief of Medicine; Jan. 5-6, 1966 (staff papers).
8. Charles W. Lester, M.D. Correspondence; n.d. 1966, 1968.
9. Alaska Statistics: Pediatric TB Admissions, Discharges and ADPL-ANMC, 1961-1968; 1968.
10. Tuberculosis Control, Risk of TB in Alaska Natives; Nov. 1968 (draft presentation by Dr. Johnson).
11. TB Rates - Public Health Service, 1952-1968; 1969 (death and incidence rates).
12. TB Notes; 1970 (notes, memoranda, paper draft).
13. Alaska TB Epidemic: Sitka Meeting, Alaska Historical Society; 1970 (letters, memoranda, and annual meeting program).
14. "Tuberculosis in Alaska: Experience with Twenty Year Control Program, 1950-1970"; By M Walter Johnson, M. D., Clinical Director, PHS Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, Alaska; Presented at the Second International Symposium on Circumpolar Health, Oulu, Finland, June 21-24, 1971 (conference paper, two versions).
15. TB Program Plan for 1972; Prepared by Dr. Walter Johnson, Dr. Richard Chao, Dr. David Templin, Meral Loewus, and Nadine Haley; Apr. 1971.
16. TB Rates for Greenland; 1971.
17. Tuberculosis Control Program Planning Models; By J. L. Sanders; 1972.
18. "History of the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC)"; By Walter Johnson; Mar. 15, 1984 (paper draft).
19. The Alaska Tuberculosis Epidemic: Historical, Clinical and Public Health Analysis; 1985 (lecture outlines and bibliography).
20. Recent Developments in Tuberculosis Control - 1989, Anchorage, Alaska, September 12-13, 1989 (agenda, lecture notes, etc.).
21. Bibliography on Tuberculosis in Eskimos; ca. 1962.
22. Tuberculosis Reports: Miscellaneous; undated., 1954, 1965, 1967-1969, 1973.
23. Tuberculosis Annual Reports, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Communicable Disease Control; 1980, 1982-1985.
24. Press Reports; undated, 1965-1967, 1973.
25. New Alaska Native Service Hospital in Anchorage: Xerographic Copies of Anchorage Newspaper Articles and Special Sections; Nov. 28, 1953.
26. Tuberculosis in Alaska: Newspaper Clippings; 1967-1973.
27. Tuberculosis Control: Alaska General History; undated, 1969-1970 (notes and reference materials).
28. Tuberculosis Control Testing: "Depression of Tuberculin Sensitivity Following Measles Vaccination"; By Jacob Brody and Robert McAlister; American Review of Respiratory Diseases, Oct. 1964 (article draft and reprint).
29. Chemotherapy - INH Inactivation: Articles; undated, 1960-1964, 1968.
30. Tuberculosis Bibliography: Index Note Cards; ca. 1970.
31. "Description of an Outbreak of Tuberculosis in an Alaskan Village, 1971-1972"; By Claire Dukinier; 1972 (student paper about Tanacross).
32. "The Fight for Tuberculosis Hospitals for Alaska"; By Pauline Burkher; undated (copy of two chapters from a book).
33. "How Three Seattle Tuberculosis Hospitals Have Met the Needs of Their Patients"; By Margaret L. Lantis and Evelyn N. Hadaway, Public Health Service; ca. 1957 (paper).
34. "'Who Knows What Sickness They May Bring Us?': The Historical Review of Tuberculosis as an Agent of Change for the Alaska Native"; Aronson paper; undated
35. Other Tuberculosis Papers; 1967, ca. 1965.
-"The Significance of Bovine Tuberculosis Infection for Human Tuberculosis of Today"; By Knut Magnus; From The Danish Tuberculosis Index, Copenhagen, Denmark; Read at the XIXth International Tuberculosis Conference, Amsterdam, 3-7 October 1967.
-"Long-Term Results of the Chemoprophylactic Trial in Greenland"; By Ole Horowitz, M.D.; From The Danish Tuberculosis Index, Copenhagen; Read at the International Chest and Heart Conference, Eastbourne, April 4-7, 1967.
-"Contributions of Northern Populations to the Understanding of Tuberculin Sensitivity"; By Lydia B. Edwards, Carroll E. Palmer, and George W. Comstock; From the Research Section, Tuberculosis Branch, National Communicable Disease Center, U. S. Public Health Service, Washington, D.C., and the Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health; Baltimore, Maryland; ca. 1965.
-"Tuberculosis in the Sixties - An Overview; Written by the staff of Tuberculosis Branch, Communicable Disease Center; Presented at the CDC Seminars in Tuberculosis; undated.
36. Tuberculosis in Arctic Native Populations: Articles Published before 1950; WF201, pamphlet no. 1; ca. 1970 (copies of 23 articles with bibliographic list and author index).
37. Tuberculosis in Arctic Native Populations: Articles Published 1950-1960; WF201, pamphlet no. 2; ca. 1970 (copies of 13 articles with bibliographic list and author index).
38. Tuberculosis in Arctic Native Populations: Articles Published 1960-; WF20l, pamphlet no. 3; ca. 1979 (copies of 27 articles with bibliographic list and author index)."
39. Articles on Tuberculosis in Alaska; 1902, 1914, 1940, 1944-1948, 1953, 1955-1959, 1961, 1965, 1967, 1972, 1989.
40. Reprints of Articles on Tuberculosis; undated, 1940, 1962, 1963, 1965-1969, 1972.
41. Xerographic Copies of Articles on Tuberculosis; undated, 1938, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1954, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1963-1970, 1972, 1973.
42. Xerographic Copies of Articles on Tuberculosis: Large Format (11 X 14 inches); undated, 1941, 1947, 1958, 1959, 1964, 1965, 1968.
43. Publications on Tuberculosis; 1960, 1962, 1964-1967, 1975.
-Expert Committee on Tuberculosis: Seventh Report; World Health Organization Technical Report Series, No. 195; 1960.
-Reported Tuberculosis Data: 1962 Edition; Public Health Service Publication No. 638; Dec. 1962.
- National Tuberculosis Association Bulletin; Nov. 1964.
- National Tuberculosis Association Bulletin; May 1965.
-Tuberculosis Quarterly Review; June 1966 (issue on Africa).
-National Tuberculosis Association Bulletin; Apr. 1967.
-Understanding Tuberculosis Today: A Handbook for Patients, Fourth Edition; By William W. Stead, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Arkansas School of Medicine and Director, Tuberculosis Program, Arkansas Department of Health, Little Rock Arkansas; 1975.
44. Miscellaneous Letters and Memoranda; 1965-1971.
45. Miscellaneous Papers; undated, 1969, 1970.