William H. Witt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0088

  • Staff Only

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of Vanderbilt alumnus, professor, and military physician William H. Witt. Materials include:correspondence; diary (WWI); manuscripts; speeches; clippings, memorial material.

Dates

  • 1898 - 1952

Creator

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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

William H. Witt (1866-1954) was a physician, teacher, and writer. He received his M.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1894. He then was an Intern at the Poly Clinic in New York City in 1895. He then returned to Vanderbilt, first as an Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy then as a Lecturer in Anatomy from 1895 -1903. He then was a Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics (1903-1911), a Professor of Medicine and Clinical Medicine (1911-1925), and a Clinical Professor of Medicine (1925-1938) Dr. Witt was also a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1917-1918, and he organized Hospital No. 18 for the Vanderbilt Unit in Nevers, France.

Extent

0.37 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Personal papers of Vanderbilt alumnus, professor, and military physician William H. Witt. Materials include:correspondence; diary (WWI); manuscripts; speeches; clippings, memorial material.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated in 1979 as reported in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Library Annual Report 1978-1979.

Processing History

Collection likely processed shortly after acquisition in 1979.
Title
William H. Witt 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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