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David Bellar Post oral history collection

Identifier: HHC 189

Scope and Content

This interview with Dr. David Post surveys his life and medical career. Dr. Post came to Albuquerque New Mexico in 1952 as a board-certified pediatrician to work at Lovelace Clinic. After a year, he moved to private practice in Los Alamos. From 1958 to 1989, Dr. Post maintained a private practice in Albuquerque. The interview covers Dr. Post’s personal and professional backgrounds, Lovelace Clinic in the 1950s, Los Alamos in the 1950s, the fundamental changes within the medical profession through the 1970s and 1980s, and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.


  • September 1991
  • Majority of material found in Placeholder Unit Date Text


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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biography / History

David Bellar Post was born June 28, 1923 in Schenectady, New York. A 1948 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine, he served a Pediatrics Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic from 1949 to 1952. Dr. Post worked at Lovelace Clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico from 1952-1953 and then practiced in Los Alamos, New Mexico from 1953-1958. He had a private practice in Albuquerque from 1958-1989, when he retired.

Dr. Post was board-certified in Pediatrics and was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. As a member he served as state chairman from 1963 to 1969, and on the Indian Health, Nominating, and Wyeth State Chapter Awards Committees. He was active in the New Mexico Pediatrics Society. Dr Post died August 28, 1993 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


1 folder, 1 audio tape, 1 color photograph


This interview with Dr. David B. Post (1923-1993) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, surveys his life and medical career as a board-certified, Mayo Clinic-trained pediatrician. After coming to New Mexico in 1952, Dr. Post worked at Lovelace Clinic in Albuquerque and in private practice in Los Alamos and Albuquerque.

Separated Material

The audio tape is in the Special Collections Annex.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Janet Johnson.
Finding Aid of the David Bellar Post Oral History, September 1991
Edited Full Draft
Prepared by Peggy McBride
© 2010
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center Repository

MSC 09 5100
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque New Mexico 87131 United States