Edward I. Hashimoto, M.D.

Overview

Professor of Anatomy (1935 to 1987)

Dr Hashimoto received both his A.B. (1930) and M.A. (1937) from the University of Utah, and received his M.D. from Harvard University in 1934. Dr Hashimoto returned to the University as a Teaching Fellow in the Anatomy Department and remained, as Professor of Anatomy, as the School of Medicine’s longest tenured professor.

Edward I. Hashimoto

Dr Hashimoto was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1911 and became the School of Medicine’s longest tenured professor. Dr Hashimoto died in 1987.

Edward I. Hashimoto was known for his simultaneous two-handed anatomical renderings and beloved by students and faculty alike for his compassion and wit. Dr. Hashimoto served as Professor of Anatomy from 1935 to 1987. The portrait of Dr Hashimoto was painted by Alvin Gittins in 1976, and is located on the west wall on the main floor portrait gallery of the Eccles Health Sciences Library.

The Ambidextrous Irishman – Dr. Edward Hashimoto – After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, reactions to the Japanese in Utah and across the U.S. varied from threats and bewilderment to discrimination and internment. One of the most popular members of the School of Medicine faculty at that time was Edward Hashimoto, MD. He was the school’s only Japanese-American professor. When he entered his gross anatomy class for the first time after the bombing, his presence was met by a profound silence. Hashimoto walked confidently to the front of the classroom and said, “What are you staring at? I’m Irish. I was home in Dublin at the time!” From then on, Hashimoto, who was known for his ability to draw human figures with both hands simultaneously, was dubbed the “Ambidextrous Irishman”.

Portrait Painting

Dr. Edward I. Hashimoto Portrait Painting

Installation

University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Portrait Gallery, Main Floor

Dr. Edward I. Hashimoto Portrait Painting

Floor Plan

University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Portrait Gallery, Main Floor

EHSL Floor Plan, Level 1

Location

University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 N 1900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Catalog

Edward Hashimoto, All Collections
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1 Anatomy Lecture (Hashimoto) [not set] History of the Health Sciences [not set]
2 Anatomy of the Eye (Hashimoto) [not set] History of the Health Sciences [not set]
3 Anatomy of the Neck (Hashimoto) [not set] History of the Health Sciences [not set]
4 Anterior Triangle of the Neck 1 (Hashimoto) [not set] History of the Health Sciences [not set]
5 Anterior Triangle of the Neck 2 (Hashimoto) [not set] History of the Health Sciences [not set]
6 Anterior Triangle of the Neck 3 (Hashimoto) [not set] History of the Health Sciences [not set]
7 Back Anatomy (Hashimoto) [not set] History of the Health Sciences [not set]
8 Distribution of the Small Intestine (Hashimoto) [not set] History of the Health Sciences [not set]
9 Dr. Edward I. Hashimoto [not set] Classified Photographs Image
10 Dr. Edward I. Hashimoto, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Leslie Kellen, April 25, 1984 1984-04-25 Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project Text
11 Edward Hashimoto Family Interview (2016) 2016 History of the Health Sciences Audio
12 Edward I. Hashimoto Family Transcript (2016) 2016 History of the Health Sciences Text
13 Hand Anatomy (Hashimoto) [not set] History of the Health Sciences [not set]
14 Hand and Fingers (Hashimoto) [not set] History of the Health Sciences [not set]
15 Hashimoto, Edward I., M.D. 1976 History of the Health Sciences Image
16 Hashimoto, Edward I., M.D. (1970) [not set] History of the Health Sciences Image
17 Health Sciences Report (1979) 1979 Public Affairs of Health Sciences Center [not set]
18 Illuminations: Fall/Winter: 2005 2005 Illuminations Text
19 Image 1 [not set] Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project [not set]
20 Image 10 [not set] Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project [not set]
21 Image 11 [not set] Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project [not set]
22 Image 12 [not set] Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project [not set]
23 Image 13 [not set] Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project [not set]
24 Image 14 [not set] Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project [not set]
25 Image 15 [not set] Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project [not set]

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