F.M. Simmons Patterson papers

University Archives #UA90-18
Physical description
3.5 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
[Item description].  Dr. F.M. Simmons papers.  UA90-18, Box [number].  University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
East Carolina University Archives
The collection is open for research use.

Dr. F.M. Simmons Patterson's scrapbook collection composed of photos, correspondence, writings, publications, and career history.

Biographical/historical information

Born January 13, 1914 in New Bern, North Carolina, Dr. Simmons served as the Director of Continuing Medical Education for Pitt Memorial Hospital from 1978-1982.

Dr. Patterson graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1935, followed by University of Pennsylvania Medical School, graduating in 1939. He did his rotating internship and residency in surgery at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington PA from 1939 – 1945. During his time here he met Ms. Ruth Read, whom he married in 1944.

After his residency, Dr. Patterson stayed in PA for another year, remaining at Abington Memorial and joining the surgery staff at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. In 1946 he became Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff for Scotland County Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg, NC. His career then moved him to Duke University in 1968 where he became an Assistant Professor of Surgery. During these years he still practiced as a surgeon and consultant and held other titles in addition to being a professor.

Dr. Patterson arrived in Greenville, NC in 1975 taking the position of Executive Director of the Eastern Area Health Education Center as well as the Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education and Professor of Surgery at ECU's School of Medicine. He helped develop the program at ECU, staying until his retirement in 1982.

Dr. Patterson has over 20 publications and belonged to numerous medical and surgical associations making a large positive impact on his profession.

Scope and arrangement

Disassembled scrapbook including biographical information, memoirs, photos, correspondence, writings, reports, and reprints, pertaining to Greenville, North Carolina physician and Emeritus Professor of Surgery at ECU. Dr. F.M. Patterson.

File order and titles are how Dr. Patterson assembled scrapbook.

Administrative information
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Container list
Box 1 Biographical Information, 1977, 1995, undated
Box 1 Early Years: Mother, Father, and Brother
Box 1 Early Years: Activities, 1921-1929
Box 1 Father's years at Jefferson Medical School, undated
Box 1 Senator F.M. Simmons, undated
Box 1 Years at Woodberry Forest Preparatory School, 1929-1991
Box 1 Years at UNC: Societies, 1931-1992
Box 1 Years at UNC, 1931-1988
Box 1 Vice-President of UNC Alumni Association, undated
Box 1 Class of 1935: Reunions, 1960-1991
Box 2 Distinguished Service Award: UNC SOM, 1981-1991
Box 2 Marriage and Son, 1944-1990
Box 2 Medical School and Residency, 1935-1946
Box 2 Former Surgical Teachers, 1957-1991
Box 2 Correspondence: Professional, 1940-1996
Box 3 Correspondence with Med School friends, 1976-1993
Box 3 Correspondence: Cherished Letters, 1970-1992
Box 3 Correspondence: AD HOC Cherished Letters , 1981-1994
Box 4 Folder 19 Years in Laurinburg, NC, 1946-1989
Box 4 Folder 20 Years in Laurinburg, NC: Correspondence with students and colleagues, undated
Box 4 Years in New Bern, NC, 1952-1986
Box 4 American College of Surgeons and NC chapter , 1972-1992
Box 4 North Carolina Surgical Association, undated
Box 4 Southeastern Surgical Association and American Medical Association, 1980-1992
Box 5 Regional Medical Program , 1967-1993
Box 5 Job Opportunities, 1973-1974
Box 5 Director of the Cancer Control program at Duke , 1973-1990
Box 5 Eastern Area Health Education Center, 1973-1977
Box 5 Eastern Area Health Education Center Dedications, 1977-1982
Box 5 Retirement as Director of the EAHEC Program, 1981-1991
Box 5 ECU Director of Continuing Medical Education, 1976-1993
Box 5 ECU: Appreciation Letters, 1978-1990
Box 6 History of ECU School of Medicine, 1974-1994
Box 6 ECU Professor of Surgery, 1977-1991
Box 6 Lecture Series, 1987-1994
Box 6 Presentations, 1973-1978
Box 6 Retirement from Medical and Sugrical Associations, 1979-1992
Box 6 Dedication of AHEC Building in New Bern, 1981
Box 6 Dedication of AHEC Building in New Bern, 1982
Box 7 Published Papers #1, undated
Box 7 Published Papers #2, undated
Box 7 Published Papers #3, undated
Box 7 Unpublished Papers, undated