Henry P. Pendergrass Papers

Identifier: EBL-0061

  • Staff Only

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Reprints and bibliographies of radiologist H.P. Pendergrass. The collection also includes three letters from 1958.


  • 1957 - 1958


Notes about Access to this Collection

All collections are subject to applicable Vanderbilt University privacy and confidentiality policies. Collection specific restrictions: No Restrictions.

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

Henry Pancoast Pendergrass, M.D., M.P.H., diagnostic radiologist, and educator was son of radiologist Eugene P. Pendergrass. He was born January 25, 1925 and received his B.A. from Princeton University in 1948 and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1952. He received his residency training at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and was a junior member of the radiology staff at Massachusetts General Hospital and a teaching fellow at Harvard. In 1959, Dr. Pendergrass served in a N.I.H. sponsored neuro-radiology fellowship at Queen Square and the Institute of Neurology in London. He returned to Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital in 1961, where he established and served as the director of the Department of Emergency Radiology Unit. While at Harvard, Dr. Pendergrass earned a master's degree in public health. He arrived at Vanderbilt in 1976 as professor and made several clinical and academic contributions to the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. Dr. Pendergrass' major areas of research include contrast media reactions, radionuclide bone scanning, and the efficacy of RN and CT studies. He was awarded emeritus faculty status in July 1995. He died in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania on September 21, 2008.


5.50 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger box, 4 Paige boxes)

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Collection of reprints and bibliographies of Vanderbilt radiologist Henry P. Pendergrass.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

Acquired on 04/26/2002,05/01/2001

Processing History

processed on Unknown Date

Henry P. Pendergrass Papers
History of Medicine Collections Staff
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Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


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