John Clinton Foshee Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0025

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of John Clinton Foshee, surgeon and Vanderbilt alumnus and professor who practiced in Grand Rapids Michigan. Materials include: reprints, correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, biographical material, and laboratory data. Most materials relate to surgery and surgical procedures.

Dates

  • 1918 - 1990

Creator

Notes about Access to this Collection

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Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by History of Medicine Collections, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University or is retained by the authors of specific published items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. John Clinton Foshee (1892-1976) was a surgeon, professor and Vanderbilt alumnus. He was a pioneer in many types of surgery. He demonstrated that the fascia, if removed for use elsewhere in the body, regenerates in six months. He was a loyal supporter of Vanderbilt Medical School and contributed a large endowment to the Department of Surgery.

He received his MD from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1916. He began a long career at the Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids Michigan in 1916 as an intern, eventually becoming a surgeon and instructor. He worked at the Butterworth Hospital until 1967. He was also part of the Army Medical Corps from 1916-1918, and he was part of the Visiting Surgeons' Club at the Mayo Clinic from 1918-1919.

Extent

0.37 Cubic Feet (One Hollinger box. )

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Personal papers of John Clinton Foshee, surgeon and Vanderbilt alumnus and professor who practiced in Grand Rapids Michigan. Materials include: reprints, correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, biographical material, and laboratory data.

Acquisition Information

Collection was likely donated in 1977 as reported in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Library Annual Report 1977-1978.

Processing History

processed on Unknown Date
Title
John Clinton Foshee 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

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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