Mike Thelin

Mike Thelin

Editor, History of the Health Sciences


Dr. Reed M. Gardner: An Appreciation

“I was just a shepherd boy,” was how Dr. Reed Gardner, in typically modest fashion, described his youth in rural southern Utah. Growing up in St. George, the son of a sheep rancher, Dr. Gardner learned the value of self-reliance, perseverance, and ingenuity. Dr. Gardner’s academic career began ordinarily enough with a degree awarded to him by the University of Utah in electrical engineering in 1960.

Dr. Arthur D. Broom Passes May 10, 2020

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library notes the passing of Dr. Arthur D. Broom on May 10, 2020. Dr. Broom was born July 26, 1937 in the Panama Canal Zone.

Philip P. Price, M.D. Digital Exhibition

Surgeon, teacher, dean, humanitarian – Philip Price is rightly remembered as the Founding Father of the modern-day School of Medicine. Dr. Price came to the University of Utah in 1943 to oversee the establishment of the four-year program as Chair of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at the Salt Lake County General Hospital.

Eccles Library 50th Anniversary Groundbreaking Display

On the morning of Tuesday, November 25, 1969, ground was broken formally beginning the construction of the new, much-needed medical library on the upper campus of the University.  The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is remembering the activities of that day with a display located on the main level adjacent to the portrait gallery …Read More »

Dr. John M. Matsen, Former VP Health Sciences, Dean, Department Chair and Founding Member of ARUP, 86 Dies

John M. Matsen M.D. 1933-2019 The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library notes the passing of Dr. John M. Matsen on November 9, 2019. Dr. Matsen received his B.S. from Brigham Young University in 1958. Dr. Matsen obtained his M.D. degree in 1963 from UCLA where he served both his internship and residency (1963-66). Dr. …Read More »

Dr. James O. Mason, Utah Alumni ’58, Former CDC Director, 89 Dies

JAMES O. MASON M.D., Dr.P.H. 1930 – 2019 The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library notes the passing of Dr. James O. Mason on October 9, 2019. Dr. Mason was a 1955 graduate of the University (B.A.) and the College of Medicine Class of 1958. Dr. Mason Later obtained a masters (1962) and doctorate (1967) …Read More »

Dr. Philip B. Price, Professor of Surgery and Dean of the School of Medicine 1956-1962

Challenge, always makes people rise to the occasion.” -Dr. Philip B. Price observed in 1969. Born of Presbyterian missionary parents on March 7, 1897 in Kashing Checkiang, China, Philip Price was taught by his mother until the family returned to the United States on furlough in 1910. Graduating with his medical degree from Johns Hopkins …Read More »

Dr. Edward I. Hashimoto, Professor of Anatomy 1935-1985

View the Digital Exhibition version here. “What are you looking at? I was home in Dublin at the time.” So Dr Edward Hashimoto quipped to his anatomy class Monday morning, December 8th – 1941. Born February 24, 1911, the delivering physician, Dr William R. Tyndale, who arrived by horse and buggy, was snowbound for two …Read More »