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Arthur E. Hertzler papers

Identifier: KUMC-MSS-55

Scope and Contents

Papers of Dr. Arthur E. Hertzler, faculty member in surgery from 1907 to 1946. Prior to joining the KU School of Medicine, Dr. Hertzler served as professor of histology and pathology at University Medical College of Kansas City from 1902 to 1907. Dr. Hertzler attained worldwide acclaim for the Halstead Hospital he founded in Halstead, Kansas, in 1902, and for the publication of his autobiographical work, Horse and Buggy Doctor, in 1938. Horse and Buggy Doctor sold over 200,000 copies in its first year and eventually was translated into 17 different languages. Dr. Hertzler died in 1946 shortly after retiring from the KU School of Medicine.

The collection contains correspondence, reprints, manuscripts, photographs, disease statistics, and case books.


  • 1896 - 1949


Conditions Governing Access

Some folders are restricted because of their sensitive nature or because they contain personal or confidential information. These records are protected by federal laws such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Examples of restricted records are personnel files, medical records, financial records, and any materials containing personal information such as addresses and social security numbers. Restricted materials are identified at the box and/or folder level within the finding aid. Questions about these materials may be directed to the Archivist. Access may be allowed on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the KUMC Archives and only after a proposal has been reviewed and approved by the University of Kansas Human Subjects Committee. All requests are subject to review by the Archives staff to determine accessibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Archives staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of materials. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in the use of this collection.


6.4 Cubic Feet (16 archives boxes)

Language of Materials


Preliminary Guide to the Arthur E. Hertzler Collection
Arthur E. Hertzler papers
Finding aid prepared by CAW. Finding aid encoded by CAW.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the KUMC Archives Repository

University of Kansas Medical Center
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