James T. Gwathmey biographical file

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-1135

Abstract

Biographical file includes photographs, academic articles, magazine article, generous correspondence, notes, several biographical sketches/bibliographies, reprints, obituary, news clippings, and other biographical information.

Dates

  • 1881 - 1989

Notes about Access to this Collection

All collections are subject to applicable VUMC privacy and confidentiality policies.

Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Historical or Biographical Note

James Tayloe Gwathmey, M.D., graduated from Vanderbilt Medical School in 1899. Throughout his schooling, he is believed to have served as the Director of the Gymnasium and Instructor in Physical Exercise at Vanderbilt. Upon graduation, he went to New York City to conduct a rotating internship including medicine, chest conditions, and contagious diseases. He received full training in surgery and anesthesia in 1902 and 1903 at the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital, becoming one of the earliest full-time anesthesiologists. Gwathmey co-authored in 1914 the first edition of Anesthesia with Dr. Charles Baskerville, a dinstinguished chemist, followed by an edition in 1924. He served in World War I as a physician anesthetist and founded the American Association of Anesthetists. He passed away in 1944 and was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Title
Gwathmey, James T. (1862-1944)
Author
Processed by EBL Special Collections Staff
Date
2010-05-18
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


 

About this Site

This site contains collection guides, or finding aids, to the archival collections held by Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives, the History of Medicine Collection, and the Scarritt Bennett Center. Finding aids describe the context, arrangement, and structure of archival materials, allowing users to identify and request materials relevant to their research.

Requesting Materials

Each finding aid contains a link to request materials from the collections. Collections can also be requested by emailing the repository directly through the library website. Each repository has its own location, hours, and contact information. Please consult the repository with questions about using the materials. Collections are non-circulating and must be used in the repository’s reading room. In many cases, the collections are stored off-site and require advance notice for retrieval.