R. Wallace Billington (1880-1962) biographical file

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-1070

Abstract

Biographical file includes an signed photograph, two obituary clippings, and a copy of a academic surgical test.

Dates

  • 1962 - 1962

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Reproduction Rights

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. Wallace Billington was Nashville's first orthopedic surgeon. He attended Vanderbilt University, two years in academic study and four years in the School of Medicine, graduating in 1906. Billington taught orthopedic surgery at Vanderbilt in 1911, continuing to teach as lecturer, adjunct professor, and professor until his retirement in 1950, when he became professor emeritus.

A pioneer in his field, he made medical history during WWI by devising a multiple tendon transplantation for damage to the muscular-spiral nerve, an operation widely used during WWII for soldiers wounded in action.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Title
R. Wallace Billington (1880-1962) biographical file
Author
Processed by EBL Special Collections Staff
Date
2010-02-26
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is inEnglish.

Repository Details

Part of the VUMC Historical Images and Biographies Repository

Contact:
Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


 

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