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A collection of medical equipment of Dr. Vernon A. Berkey, who worked in the medical field from 1943-2000.

Elizabeth Berkey Moore, daughter of Dr. Vernon Atkeson Berkey, donated the collection. Dr. Berkey (1918-2012) studied at Kansas University and graduated from KU Medical School in 1943, joining the US Army Medical Corps shortly after. He worked at a field hospital in the Philippines before being transferred to Fort Devin, Massachusetts as a Hospital Commander. Afterwards, he completed a fellowship in radiology at Washington University, St. Louis. Dr. Berkey then began working at Wadsworth Hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas during which he met his wife, Suzanne Anderson. In 1954, Dr. Berkey began working at Mt Carmel Hospital, where he would work for nearly 50 years, and the Ft. Scott and Chanute Radiology Departments for the first seven years. He retired in 2000. Elizabeth B. Moore followed in her father’s footsteps to pursue a career in the medical field, becoming a Family and Marriage Counselor.

Publication Date



Medicine and Health Sciences

Dates of Collection

circa 1940-1960

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0237

Berkey, Vernon A., Collection, circa 1940-1960



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