History of Medicine
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
Samuel Pope Black Collection
Collection consists of a student class notebook prepared by Samuel P. Black while a medical student at the Medical Department of the Univesity of Nashville during the 1856-1857 session. The notebook of 121 pages contains notes from lectures delivered by the faculty in November of 1856. The notes of faculty members include: Dr. Paul F. Eve, John Berrien Lindsley, Dr.Thomas R. Jennings, Dr. John M. Watson, Dr. William K. Bowling, Dr. A. H. Buchanan, and Dr. C. K. Winston.
Luther P. Christman papers
Personal papers of Luther P. Christman, nurse, sociologist, educator, and Dean of Vanderbilt Nursing School from 1967-1972. Materials include photographs, correspondence, and other papers.
James Elias Dodson Collection
Collection conatins records pertaining to and created by Dr. James Elias Dodson who graduated from Vanderbilt Medical College in 1875 and practiced medicine in Tennessea and Oklahoma from the mid 19th century to early 20th century. Records include diplomas, certificates, familial and personal letters, biographical information, and family trees.
Harry S. Shelley
Rudolph H. Kampmeier Papers
Rudolph Herman Kampeier (1898-1990) biographical file
Flie contains newspaper clippings, articles, photographs, C.V.
Marcus Chesley Key Collection
Collection contains records pertaining to and created by Dr. Marcus Chesley Key who practiced medicine in rural Tennessee during the early to mid 20th century. Records include diplomas, certificates, lecture notes, and ledger books that record patient visits and descrption of services rendered. The collection provides insight into the practice of medicine in a rural Southern community during the early to mid 20th century.
Louis Leroy (1874-1944) biographical file
Dr. Louis Leroy was on the faculty of the Medical Department of Vanderbilt University as Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology from 1899-1905.
Menees, Thomas (1823-1905)
Thomas Menees (1823-1905) biographical file
Biographical file includes photographs, biographical reprints, articles, and obituaries.
James Overton biographical file
Biographical file contains photocopy of article “Life O Dr. James Overton,” by Dr. William K. Bowling published in the Nashville Journal of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 1 (New Series) July 1866 pp. 42-52.
Harry L. Page, Jr. Papers
Rudolph H. Kampmeier
Harry S. Shelley Papers
Personal papers of urologist, surgeon, and Vanderbilt professor Harry S. Shelley. Materials include: reprints, clippings, journals, manuscripts; notes; photographs. The material in the collection pertains primarily to the history of medicine.
Frank Cole Spencer (b.1926) biographical file
File contains photographs and biographical articles and transcript of an interview conducted on April 19, 1999
Olin West Papers
Personal papers of Vanderbilt alum and epidemiologist Olin West, a primary figure in the development of the Tennessee State Department of Public Health. The collection contains manuscripts on public health and one photograph.
Olin West, Sr. (1874-1952) biographical file
File contains letters written to Olin West during the years of 1922,1924, 1947, photographs (including two anatomy lab pictures from when he was as student at Vanderbilt in the late 1800s) , newspaper clippings, and published article and obituary from JAMA.
John Alexander Witherspoon (1864-1929) biographical file
Medical Education Past and Present, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Proceedings of the American Medical College 1991, obituaries, photographs.
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.
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.