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Carlson, Henry Clifford, 1894-1964



Henry Clifford "Doc" Carlson was born on July 4, 1894 in Murray City, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1918 where he was an All American football player. After graduation, Carlson completed his medical degree at Pitt in 1920, but then began his professional football career. but then joined the Cleveland Indians professional football team for one season. When in 1922 Andrew Kerr, who was Pitt's basketball coach and assistant football coach, left Pitt hired Carlson as its new basketball coach. Simultaneously he practiced as a physician for the Carnegie Steel Company. Carlson died on November 1, 1964.

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"Basketball, the American Game" typescript

Identifier: MS-144
Date(s): circa 1938

"Basketball, the American Game" (1938). The collection contains the typescript with handwritten corrections and printer's notations of the book by Henry Clifford Carlson, published in 1938.