William Andrew Demonbreun Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0021

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of William Andrew Demonbreun, pathologist and Vanderbilt professor from 1930-1965. Dr. Demonbreun is best known for his research on histoplasmosis. Material includes: correspondence, reprints, slides and photographs. Subject files focus on court testimony, the American College of Pathology, sulfanilamides, histoplasmosis, and toxoplasmosis. Collection also contains birth certificate and obituary of Dr. Demonbreun.

Dates

  • 1930 - 1960

Creator

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Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by History of Medicine Collections, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University.

Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. William Andrew Demonbreun (1899-1968) was a researcher, author, pathologist and Vanderbilt professor. Dr. Demonbreun is best known for his research on histoplasmosis in the 1930s and 1940s. "Gymnoascus demonbreunii" (a histoplasmotic fungus) is named for him (1967).

Dr. Demonbreun received his MD from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1927. After graduating from medical school he worked as a United States Navy Medical Officer from 1927-1929. Then he returned to Vanderbilt and worked as a resident in pathology from 1929-1930. In 1930 he joined the faculty at Vanderbilt and worked as a professor of clinical pathology until 1965.

Extent

4.08 Cubic Feet (11 Hollinger boxes.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Personal papers of William Andrew Demonbreun, pathologist and Vanderbilt professor from 1930-1965. Dr. Demonbreun is best known for his research on histoplasmosis. Material includes: correspondence, reprints, slides and photographs. Subject files focus on court testimony, the American College of Pathology, sulfanilamides, histoplasmosis, and toxoplasmosis.

Physical Location

EBL Vault.

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated in 1981 as reported in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Library Annual Report 1980-1981.

Processing History

processed on Unknown Date
Title
William Andrew Demonbreun Papers
Status
Completed
Author
History of Medicine Collections Staff
Date
2004-10-28
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Contact:
Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


 

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