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William Johnston papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.259

Scope and Contents

The collection contains faculty assignments for osteopathic medicine classes and medical clinics, and class materials for palpatory skills classes. The class materials include handouts for various techniques.


  • Creation: 1980 - 1993


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

William Leslie Johnston was born on February 21, 1921, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. His parents were Roy Johnston and Eva Osborn Johnston. He was married and had four children: Merilyn, Gail, Richard, and Paul.

He received an associate's degree in 1938 from Toronto University, a D.O. degree in 1943 from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, and did his internship in 1944 at Massachusetts Osteopathic Hospital. He had a private practice from 1945 to 1973 and in 1973 was appointed professor in the Department of Biomechanics at Michigan State University. In 1981 he became a professor in the Department of Family Medicine. He retired in July 1990 and died in 2003.


0.4 Cubic Feet

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

William Johnston Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
May 2007
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US