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Paul Francis Hahn

Photographic portrait of Paul Francis Hahn. Paul Francis Hahn received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from MIT and his doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Rochester. He pioneered the use of radioisotopes in cancer research while on…

Waller S. Leathers

In 1924, Waller Leathers was recruited by Dean G. Canby Robinson to head the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Leathers then succeeded Dr. Robinson as Dean in 1928 and served in this…

Henry E. Meleney

Photographic portrait of Henry E. Meleney. Henry Edmund Meleney received his education at Dartmouth college (B.A. 1909) and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (M.D. 1915). After his internship, Meleney served as a captain in the…

William L. Fleming

William L. Fleming graduated from Vanderbilt in 1932 with a M.D. degree. He was a resident physician in Medicine at Vanderbilt University Hospital from 1935-1937. For more information please see the Finding Aid for William L. Fleming.

Alice Drew Chenoweth

Photographic portrait of Alice Drew Chenoweth. Alice Drew Chenoweth was a pediatrician and public health professional. Dr. Chenoweth was born in Albany, Missouri, in 1903. In 1924 she graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in chemistry.…

Eugene Fowinkle

Eugene Fowinkle, M.D., M.P.H., joined the VUMC administration in 1983 as Associate Vice-Chancellor for Medical Affairs. Before this he served as Tennessee's Commissioner of Public Health for three decades. During his years at Vanderbilt, 1983-1999,…

Olin West

Dr. Olin West (1868-1958) was a public health expert on smallpox and a primary figure in early development of the Tennessee State Department of Health. He received his M.D. from Vanderbilt University Medical Department in 1898. For more information…


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