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The Frank A. Oski Collection

Frank A. Oski
  • Creator: Oski, Frank Aram (1932 - 1996)

  • Collection Date: 1965 - 1996

  • Extent: 6 linear feet

Frank A. Oski
by Jose Villarrubia
black and white photograph, 1996


Frank A. Oski was born in Philadelphia. He received his B.A. in 1954 from Swarthmore College and his M.D. in 1958 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. After completing a two-year fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Oski returned to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1963 as an associate in pediatrics and in 1969 was promoted to associate professor of pediatrics. In 1972, he joined the medical school faculty at the State University of New York at Syracuse as chairman in the department of pediatrics. Oski came to Johns Hopkins in 1985 as chairman of the department of pediatrics. He was known as an expert in children's blood disorders and nutrition, an outspoken advocate for breast feeding, and a social activist. He published extensively, served on the editorial board of several pediatric journals, and was senior editor of Principles and Practice of Pediatrics.

Hopkins Affiliations

1985 - 1996 Johns Hopkins Hospital
1985 - 1996 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scope and Content

The Frank A. Oski Collection spans his entire medical career. It includes correspondence, reprints, notebooks, articles, and research notes arranged by subject. Subjects covered include neonatal care, lymphocyte immunities, and pediatric departments throughout the United States. In addition, there is a series of administrative correspondence and drafts of chapters for the second edition of Principles and Practice of Pediatrics. Tapes of the 75th anniversary symposium for the Harriet Lane Clinic are also included.

Policy on Access and Use

This collection may contain some restricted records. Materials pertaining to patients, students, employees, and human research subjects, as well as unprocessed collections and recent administrative records, carry restrictions on access. For more information about the policies and procedures for access, see Policy on Access and Use.

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