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This collection consists of correspondence between Okey L. Patteson (governor of West Virginia) and Lawrence B. Gang during 1951 regarding the proposed location of West Virginia’s first medical school. Lawrence B. Gang, a leading member of the Cabell County Medical Society, advocated for Huntington and his correspondence features reports and attached supporting his stance. Also included in the collection is a final report entitled, “Report by Okey L. Patteson Concerning the Location of the Medical School for Doctors, Dentists, and Nurses in the State of West Virginia”, with the conclusion of the report being that Morgantown was the most suitable host city. Construction began late in 1951.


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