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Arthur DeTalma Valk

Arthur DeTalma Valk

Dr. Arthur DeTalma Valk was one of 63 private practicing physicians who chose to move their offices in 1942 to the first floor of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine shortly after its opening in 1941. He became one of the original twelve members of a newly established Private Diagnostic Clinic. This clinic was organized as a group practice to care for private patients who could afford their own medical care. An average of more than one hundred patients a day from all over the state came to see the clinic physicians in 1945. Dr. Valk retired from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine as Professor of Clinical Surgery in 1957. This photo shows Dr. Valk performing surgery inside of North Carolina Baptist Hospital’s operating room.

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