Personal and professional papers of Amos Ralph Koontz, surgeon. The personal papers, 1865-1986, include the correspondence of Koontz, his wife, Besse (Stocking) Koontz and their son, James William Koontz. Included are travel diaries, documents concerning the College of William and Mary and Johns Hopkins and material relating to social clubs and societies. The professional papers contain correspondence relating to Koontz' medical practice, political material, documents pertaining to military service, memberships in professional organizations, and newspaper and magazine article reprints.
See Finding Aid/Inventory for description and folder lists of 1996.25 Addition.
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William and Mary student (1906-1911) and faculty member (1907-1908; 1910-1914). He studied medicine at John Hopkins University and served in both World War I and World War II. Koontz achieved international prominence for his work in hernia surgery, was active against socialized medicine, and traveled extensively. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .