John Clinton Foshee Papers
Collection Scope and Content Summary
Personal papers of John Clinton Foshee, surgeon and Vanderbilt alum 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.
- 1918 - 1990
- Foshee, J. Clinton (John Clinton) (Person)
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Historical or Biographical Note
Dr. John Clinton Foshee (1892-1976) was a surgeon, professor and Vanderbilt alum. 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. He died in Grand Rapids, on March 20, 1976.
0.37 Cubic Feet (One Hollinger box. )
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Personal papers of John Clinton Foshee, surgeon and Vanderbilt alum and professor who practiced in Grand Rapids Michigan. Materials include: reprints, correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, biographical material, and laboratory data.
Collection was likely donated in 1977 as reported in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Library Annual Report 1977-1978.
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- 2 Hollinger boxes (0.74 cubic ft) of reprints and journal articles on various surgical subjects were removed.
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