Guy Payne, Jr., MD (1907-1978)
Guy Payne, Jr., was born on February 6, 1907, in Cedar Grove, NJ. He 'prepared' at Montclair Academy, Montclair, NJ, and graduated Union College in Schenectady, NY, in June 1928. He obtained his medical degree in 1932 from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. From the Associate Dean's letter of recommendation during his third year: "He has done very satisfactory work at this school and has an average grade of a little better than B for his three years work. He is a young man of pleasant personality, with good manners and some cultural background, and appears to get along with students and instructors. His father is a physician and he has been brought up in good medical traditions." Dr. Payne, Sr. served as Medical Superintendent at Overbrook Hospital for the Insane, Cedar Grove.
Dr. Payne, Jr. interned and served his residency at Newark City Hospital between 1932 and 1934. He served in the following areas:
|Oct-Dec 1932||Medical Junior|
|Jan-Mar 1933||Surgical Junior|
|April-June 1933||Ambulance Surgeon|
|July-Sept 1933||House Physician|
|Jan-Mar 1934||House Surgeon|
|April-June 1934||House Specialist|
He seems to have also maintained an office in Cedar Grove during this period or immediately following his residency. In 1946, Dr. Payne applied to become a Fellow-In-Anesthesiology in the American Society of Anesthesiologists. In 1962, he sought licensure in Vermont.
Dr. Payne died on April 23, 1978, and was living in Hyde Park, VT. He was survived by his wife, Marion, two daughters, and a son.
Scope & Content Note
Dr. Guy Payne's papers contain four items documenting his internship and residency at Newark City Hospital, and early medical practice immediately following his post-graduate medical training. The papers date from 1932 to 1936. Two diaries (1932-34) were kept by Dr. Payne while he was in training at Newark City Hospital and document his experience as an intern and resident. The undated diaries include news clippings of local events and photographs Dr. Payne took of colleagues, nurses, and patient cases. He remarks on patient cases. The other collection items include two daybooks of accounts, one of personal accounts (1935-36) and one professional (1936).
Provenance: Library purchase, August 2006
Size of Collection: .25 linear feet
|3||Daybook of Personal Accounts, 1935-36|
|4||Daybook of Professional Accounts, 1936|
Lois R. Densky-Wolff