Oscar S. Hauk Biographical File

Identifier: EBL-0557

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Biographical file includes a news clipping and a section of a 1961 Nashville Tennessean Magazine.


  • 1959 - 1961

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Dr. Oscar S. Hauk studied at Peabody College and earned his M.D. in 1910 from the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis. Hauk became superintendent of Nashville's Central State Hospital in 1939. Under his leadership, Central State Hospital became the first mental institute in the nation to do away with strait jackets. Hauk also served on the clinical faculty at Vanderbilt University from 1953 to 1957, reaching the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry.


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Oscar S. Hauk (b.1884) biographical file
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Description is inEnglish.

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Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


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