Avery, Roy C. (1885-1971)
- 1885 - 1971
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Historical or Biographical Note
Roy C. Avery was born in 1885 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He graduated from Connecticut State College, B.S., Massachusetts State College, M.S., and received the Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1928. Dr. Avery taught at Vanderbilt Medical School from 1931-1953.
Language of Materials
File includes copy of letter written by Roy Avery's brother, Oswald T. Avery, in which he describes his discovery of DNA. Letter is dated May 13, 1943. Also two unpublished manuscripts by Roy Avery: one on histoplasmosis and the other World War I memoirs. Also included in file are photos, newspaper clippings, Vanderbilt Faculty Biographical data sheet, obituary, one newspaper article about Mrs. Roy Avery, dated 1904.
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