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Louis E. Phaneuf Papers

Call Number: MS202

Scope and Contents

This collection contains biographical information related to Dr. Louis E. Phaneuf, as well as awards and certificates awarded to him, and bound volumes of his publications.


  • 1917 -- 1953


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Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Louis Eusebe Phaneuf was born in St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada on February 27, 1884.

In September, 1909, Phaneuf entered the Tufts College of Medicine. He already held a Doctor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy at the time. He graduated from Tufts in 1913 and started his first internship in the Department of Gynecology at the Carney Hospital. Following further periods of training at the Lying-in Hospital in New York and the Free Hospital in Brookline, Massachusetts, he entered practice. He also returned to Tufts to start teaching. He was an Assistant Professor from 1915 to 1920, an Associate Professor from 1920 to 1927, and attained the rank of Full Professor in the Department of Gynecology in 1927. In addition to his medical practice and teaching responsibilities, Phaneuf served as a First Lieutenant in World War I.

A leader in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Phaneuf received numerous accolades throughout his career. In 1933, the Trustees of Tufts College bestowed him with a Honorary Degree, and in 1938, Phaneuf was made an officer of the Order of the Crown by King Leopold of Belgium.

Phaneuf died September 20, 1953. He was survived by his wife Florence who passed away in 1973. They had no children.


0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)


This collection is organized into three series: Biographical information; Publications; and Awards and Certificates.

Custodial History

The bulk of these materials were found in the Tufts University School of Medicine in 2012.

Processing Information

Awards and certificates were removed from frames at the time of processing. One frame of evidential value was retained.

Processing status

This collection is processed and open for research.
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Repository Details

Part of the Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University Repository

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Tufts University
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