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Henry Holmquest papers, 1928-1987

Identifier: 001.04.02

Papers and books by Henry Holmquest on a number of topics, most from the 1940s and 1950s. Also contains one schoolbook from Holmquest’s time at Lewis Institute, and a self-created volume of his early publications.


  • Creation: 1928-1987

Conditions Governing Use

Available for research

Collection Size

1 Box

Biographical Note

Henry Holmquest (1896- 1987) was an engineer who attended and taught at the Lewis Institute at the beginning of his long and productive career in physical medicine. Holmquest was born and raised in Chicago. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Lewis Institute in 1920 and M.A. in Engineering in 1922. He went on to lecture in physics and engineering at Lewis Institute until 1926, before moving on to become the executive secretary to the Council on Physical Medicine of the American Medical Association from 1926 to 1930. In 1930 he began working for General Electric X-Ray Corporation where he registered several patents for developments on diathermy and electro –cardiogram (EKG) machines. From 1955 to 1970 Holmquest worked as a consulting engineering and lecturer at a number of Chicago area schools including Loyola University and the Veterans Administration Hospital. He published broadly on physical medicine throughout his career.


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