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Vivien Thomas in the Lab

One of possibly two known images of Vivien Thomas at Vanderbilt. Thomas came to work for Vanderbilt Medical School with the job title of assistant janitor, but quickly became a skilled surgical technician and brilliant researcher. In 1940, when Johns… Browse related items

Dr. William Stoney

Dr. William Stoney, surgeon and resident at the time of this photograph. Dr. Stoney was a 1954 graduate, a longtime VUMC faculty member, and professor of surgery, emeritus.  Browse related items

H. Earl Ginn

Photographic portrait of H. Earl Ginn. H. Earl Ginn was born in Tylertown, MS in 1931. He was educated at Tulane University and Baylor University, receiving the BA in 1953. He graduated MD from Emory University in 1957. He then completed internship…

Ransom Buchholz

Ransom Buchholz, M.D., graduated from Vanderbilt in 1939, and he was a resident from 1942 to 1943, as well as a faculty member.For more information please see the Finding Aid for Ransom R. Buchholz.

R. Wallace Billington

Dr. Wallace Billington (1880-1962) was Nashville's first orthopedic surgeon. He attended Vanderbilt University, two years in academic study and four years in the School of Medicine, graduating in 1906. Billington taught orthopedic surgery at…

George Holcomb

Dr. George Holcomb, Jr. received his both his undergraduate (1943) and medical degrees (1946) from Vanderbilt. For more information please see the Finding Aid for George Holcomb, Jr.

Alfred Blalock

Photographic portrait of Alfred Blalock. Alfred Blalock was born in Culloden, Georgia on April 5, 1899. He graduated with an AB degree in 1918 and entered Johns Hopkins Medical School where he was awarded the M.D. in 1922. Blalock spent the next two…

Levi Watkins

Levi Watkins, Jr., MD became the first African American student at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine when he enrolled in 1966. Dr. Watkins graduated in 1970 to become the first African American to graduate from Vanderbilt School of…

Henry William Scott, Jr.

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…

Paul W. Sanger

Paul W. Sanger received his secondary education at Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Upon graduation from the University of Oklahoma in 1928, he entered Vanderbilt University Medical School, where he received his M.D. in 1931. Sanger did…


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