H. William Scott, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0071

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of surgeon H. William Scott, Jr. (1916-1998). Material includes: Correspondence (arranged alphabetically), Manuscripts, Drafts and Source Material for articles & books (including a history of the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt and many files related to the book Surgery of the Stomach, Duodenum and Small Intestine, 2nd Edition), files pertaining to Lectures and Symposiums given by Dr. Scott, Reprints of Dr. Scott's articles, Biographical & Bibliographical files, Letters of Recommendation written for former students and residents (arranged chronologically), and files related to his duties as Director of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University.

Dates

  • 1943 - 1998

Creator

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Historical or Biographical Note

H. William Scott (1916-1998) was a Professor and Surgeon. He succeeded Barney Brooks as Chair of Vanderbilt's Department of Surgery, and authored more than 300 publications. The H. William Scott Jr. Chair in Surgery was established at Vanderbilt in 1983 in honor of his longtime service to the Universtiy and Medical Center.

He received his B.A. from North Carolina in 1937 and his M.D. from Harvard 1941. He received an honorary D.Sc. from Aberdeen in 1976. He was a Resident at both the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (1941-43) and the Boston Children's Hospital (1941-45). He was the Harvey Cushing Fellow in Neurosurgery at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital from 1945-46. Dr. Scott was then Chief Resident under Dr. Alfred Blalock at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital from 1946-47. He was an Assistant in Surgery at the Harvard Medical School (1943-46) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1946). Then he went from Instructor to Associate Professor and Surgeon at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hospital from 1946 - 1952. He then became Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine from 1952 - 1982. He was also Surgeon in Chief at the Vanderbilt University Hospital from 1952-82 and Director of Surgical Sciences, at VUH from 1975-1982. In 1982 he became Professor of Surgery Emeritus at VUSM. He also served as a Clinical Professor of Surgery at Meharry Medical College starting in 1970 until the 1990s. He also was the Interim Chief of Surgery at the Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital from January - May 1991. Dr. Scott died in Nashville on August 4, 1998.

Extent

16.67 Cubic Feet (40 Hollinger boxes. 2 half Hollinger boxes, 1 Paige box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Personal papers of surgeon H. William Scott, Jr. (1916-1998). Material includes: Correspondence (arranged alphabetically), Manuscripts, Drafts and Source Material for articles & books (including a history of the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt), files pertaining to Lectures and Symposiums given by Dr. Scott, Reprints of Dr. Scott's articles, Biographical & Bibliographical files, Letters of Recommendation written for former students and residents (arranged chronologically), and files related to his duties as Director of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

Acquired on 07/25/1997,07/16/1997

Processing History

processed on 09/01/1998

Title
H. William Scott, Jr. Papers
Status
Completed
Author
History of Medicine Collections Staff
Date
2004-10-29
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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