Special Collections in the History of Medicine
Christine E. Haycock, MD 1924 -
Papers, 1972 - 1990, with gaps
Revised October 2004
90-02, 92-101, 92-137, 92-152, 92-175
Christine E. Haycock (1924 - ) was born in Mt. Vernon, NY, and raised first in Richmond, VA, and then in Nutley, NJ. She graduated from the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, earned her BS degree from the University of Chicago, her medical degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center (1952), and holds a master's degree in political science from Rutgers University.
Dr. Haycock first served in the Army during WWII in the US Cadet Nurse Corps. She extended her military career when she obtained her MD and became the first woman intern at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, at which time she became the first woman to transfer directly from the US Army Nurse Corps to the US Army Medical Corp. After serving in the United States and Japan, Dr. Haycock reverted to Active Reserve Status, ultimately retiring in 1984 at the rank of colonel. She is also a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College and the US Army War College (1977).
Dr. Haycock resumed her residency in surgery following her active military service at St. Barnabas Medical Center, and a year as a senior resident at St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, then returned to Newark and opened a private practice in general surgery. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Haycock was a leading expert in Sports Medicine and was a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. She has published widely in this field, particularly concerning women in sport. In 1982, she served as president of the American Medical Women's Association, and was a past president of the New Jersey Medical Women's Association.
Dr. Haycock was long affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. In 1968, she joined the faculty of the New Jersey Medical School as associate professor of surgery and director of emergency services at University Hospital. She retired in 1992 as professor emeritus of surgery.
Dr. Haycock's wide interests include amateur radio, photography and videography, and breeding and showing miniature schnauzers.
The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia recently presented The Fifth Annual Alma Dea Morani Renaissance Woman Award to Dr. Haycock on October 28, 2004. In their citation, it was noted that
"Dr. Haycock excelled as a physician, teacher and mentor to other women who sought to become physicians. She is best known for her influence on Sports Medicine for women, her work on the eradication of uterine cancer, and her leadership in the establishment of the trauma center at University Hospital in Newark as well as her post as commander of a trauma unit during her service in the Army Medical Corps."
Scope and Content Note
The Christine E. Haycock, MD Papers date from 1972 and document her professional activities on the Committee on the Current Status of Women at the College of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, the New Jersey Medical Women's Association, attending War Surgery Conferences, and in her writings.
Provenance: The collection was a gift of Christine E. Haycock, M.D., 1989 & 1992.
Size of Collection: .50 linear feet
|Box Number||Folder Number||Contents|
|1-CMDNJ||1||Committee on the Current Status of Women. Memoranda, 1972-73.|
|2||Committee on the Current Status of Women. Background Articles, 1972-73.|
|3||Committee on the Current Status of Women. Reports of the Subcommittee, March-July 1973.|
|4||Committee on the Current Status of Women. Reports of the Subcommittees, n.d.|
|2-NJ Medical Women's Assn.||5||Correspondence re: AMWA article, 1972|
|6||Newsletter questionnaire re: JAMWA article. A-K|
|7||Newsletter questionnaire re: JAMWA article. L-Z|
|8||Results of Survey (Raw Data) re: JAMWA article|
|9||Haycock, CE, M.D. & Sandra Weiss-Schwartz, M.D. "New Jersey Women Physicians - Their Opinions on Today's World". JAMWA (June 1973), pp.296-312. Copy & draft.|
|10||Background article for JAMWA survey and article.|
|3- Addendum||12||File pertaining to Dr. Haycock's contribution of a chapter, "Safety for the Female Athlete," in Muetler and Ryan, Prevention of Athletic Injuries, 1988-90. Draft, galley proof, ms. & illustration dummies.|
|4- Addendum||13||Drafts of articles written by Dr. Haycock, 1971-79.|
|14||War Surgery Conferences: a. Commander in Chief Pacific 3rd. Conference on War Surgery, Oahu, HI, January 20-23, 1969. b. Commander in Chief Pacific 5th. Conference on War Surgery, Tokyo, Japan, March 29-April 2, 1971.|
|5- Addendum||15||Haycock, CE. "Biliary Obstruction Due to Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis," Journal of National Medical Association. Vol. 74 (November 2, 1982).|
|6- Addendum||16||Drafts of articles by Dr. Haycock, 1987, n.d.|
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