Document Type

Finding Aid

Medical Subject Headings

Wheeler, H. Brownell; Physicians; Academic Medical Centers; University of Massachusetts Medical School; University of Massachusetts Medical Center/Worcester; History, 20th Century; History, 21st Century; Archives


Archival Science | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Medical Education | Surgery


The H. Brownell Wheeler Papers document the early history of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and University Hospital, collectively known as University of Massachusetts Medical Center (UMMC). This collection also chronicles Dr. Wheeler’s career as a vascular surgeon, educator, administrator, end-of-life care advocate, and inventor. Also included in this collection are materials related to Dr. Wheeler’s personal life including his interest in travel and wood sculpting.


This collection was processed and the finding aid created by Kristine M. Reinhard, March 2009.

Updated to include accruals, October 2009, May 2013, June 2014.

Reviewed and updated August 2016.



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