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Andre E. Hellegers papers

Identifier: GTM-810811
Papers of Andre E. Hellegers, obstetrician, gynecologist and authority on bioethics. Bulk of collection concerns Hellergers' directorship of the Joseph and Rose Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University (1971-1979). Includes articles by Hellegers and others on abortion, birth control, population research, and bioethics.

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  • 1963-1979

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4 Linear Feet (4 Hollinger Record Storage boxes)

Biographical Note

Andre E. Hellegers was an early leader in the field of bioethics. He was born in Venlo, Netherlands and studied at Stonyhurst College in England. In 1951, Hellegers graduated from Edinburgh University Medical School. In 1953, he became a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Johns Hopkins University.

In 1967, Hellegers joined the faculty at Georgetown University as a professor of obstetrics and gynecology. From 1968 to 1973, he was a member of the Presidential Commission on Population and Birth Control. He also help found the Joseph and Rose Kenendy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University in 1971.

Andre E. Hellegers died in 1979 at the age of 52.

[Source: 'Medical Ethics Pioneer Dr. Andre Hellegers Dies," "Washington Post" dated 5/9/1979].

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Probably transferred from Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, around the time of Hellegers' death in 1979.
Andre E. Hellegers papers
Margaret McAleer, Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
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Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository