W. David Strayhorn, Sr. Collection

Identifier: EBL-0080

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W. David Strayhorn, Sr.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Small collection of Vanderbilt School of Medicine related correspondence. Correspondents include: Alfred Blalock, C. Sidney Burwell, R.H. Kampmeier, H.J. Morgan, J.B. Youmans, and John W. Patterson.


  • 1940 - 1970


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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

W. David Strayhorn, Sr. (1904-1981) was a physician, cardiologist, and teacher. He conducted research in heart disease and pregnancy. He was the first Chief of the Cardiovascular Disease Clinic at Vanderbilt Hospital in 1951.

He received his M.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1928. Then he was a Resident at Cornell University from 1932-1934. Dr. Strayhorn organized the medical department of the TVA in Knoxville from 1934-1936. Then he came to Vanderbilt and advanced from Instructor to Professor of Clinical Medicine from 1936-1968. He also had a private practice from 1936-1981. Dr. Strayorn died in Nashville on August 3, 1981.


0.37 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



Collection of selected correspondence of Dr. W. David Strayhorn, Sr. who was a physician, cardiologist, and teacher associaed with the Vanderiblt School of Medicine and Hostpital. Correspondents include: Alfred Blalock, C. Sidney Burwell, R.H. Kampmeier, H.J. Morgan, J.B. Youmans, and John W. Patterson.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

Acquired on Unknown Date

Processing History

processed on Unknown Date

W. David Strayhorn, Sr. Collection
History of Medicine Collections Staff
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Language of description note
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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