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Ambrose Howell Storck papers

Identifier: SC-121-MS

Scope and Contents

The papers include correspondence, reports, manuscripts, and reprints of articles from various medical journals. They are arranged into series as follows: Personal, Tulane University, Military, Veterans Administration, Organizations, Manuscripts, and Reprints. Generally, the first five series include primarily correspondence and reports. Some of the manuscript files also include correspondence relative to that project. One manuscript, the Anesthesia Death Rate study, is included because Dr. Storck participated in the project. A second, First Aid for Soldiers, is of uncertain origin; Dr. Storck may have merely reviewed the work as part of his responsibilities in the E.T.O.

Correspondents include Alton Ochsner, Michael Debakey, Loyal Davis, Rufus Harris, and deLesseps S. Morrison.


  • Creation: circa 1931-1953


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Biographical / Historical

Ambrose Howell Storck was a surgeon. He graduated from Tulane Medical School in 1925 and performed his internship and residencies at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, 1926-1931. In the latter year he joined the Tulane faculty, started a private surgical practice, and continued his affiliation with Charity Hospital, along with other area hospitals. He was commissioned as a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Reserve in 1940 and served in the Professional Service Division, Surgical Branch, Surgeon General's Office; as Consultant in General Surgery, Office of Chief Surgeon, European Theatre of Operations; and as Chief of Surgical Service, DeWitt General Hospital in Auburn, California. Following World War II, Dr. Storck served as Consultant in General Surgery for the Veterans Administration in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, 1946-1954. He was an active member of several local, national, and international professional organizations, as well as several New Orleans civic and social groups. Dr. Storck authored numerous articles in various medical journals.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Storck's papers were accessioned in March, 1985, after being abandoned in a Tulane Medical Center building scheduled for demolition.

Separated Materials

See also SC-117-MS, Alexander James Azar papers, for medical school notes removed from this collection.

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Repository Details

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City Archives & Special Collections
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans LA 70112