Henry William Scott, Jr. (1916-1998) biographical file

Identifier: EBL-0850


Biographical file includes photographs of Dr. Scott and colleagues, obituary, speeches, correspondence, numerous reprinted journal articles, CVs, newspaper clippings, and other biographical information.


  • 1941 - 1998

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Historical or Biographical Note

Henry William Scott Jr., M.D., received his medical degree from Harvard University Medical School with highest honors in 1941. After his residency, he went to Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore in 1946 as chief resident in surgery, and a year later was appointed to the faculty of the university's School of Medicine.

Five years later, in 1952, Scott joined the Vanderbilt to head the medical center's Department of Surgery, a position he held until 1982. Colleagues remember Scott as a dedicated teacher and a gifted surgeon who made significant contributions in the fields of cardiothoracic, vascular, general, and pediatric surgery.


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Files are contained in 2 boxes labeled as Henry William Scott Collection and are stored with other boxed files from the biographical file grouping.

Henry William Scott, Jr. (1916-1998) biographical file
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Description is inEnglish.

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