18 cubic feet in 18 record cartons.
Collection consists of correspondence, biographical and teaching records, society membership records, and material related to published articles.
K. Frank Austen (1928- ), 1951, AB, Amherst College; 1955, MD, Harvard Medical School; is Professor of Medicine and Respiratory and Inflammatory Diseases of Harvard Medical School. Born in Akron, Ohio in 1928, Austen graduated High School in 1946. He was slated to begin his undergraduate degree when he was struck with Polio. He deferred for a year to convalesce in 1946-47. After recouperating, Austen earned his AB in 1951 from Amherst College and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1955. After a residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Austen then served two years in the Army, returning in 1959. Austen served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Robert B. Brigham Hospital and was an integral figure in the merger that created Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Austen's main research is studying the molecular and cellular biologies of mast cells.