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Title: 

William Thompson Briggs

Subject: 

VUMC History

Description: 

Photograph of an oil portrait of William Thompson Briggs. Dr. Briggs graduated in medicine from Transylvania University in 1849. After moving to Nashville in 1851 to become demonstrator of anatomy at the University of Nashville, he became a partner of Dr. John M. Watson. In 1856 Dr. Briggs became an adjunct professor at the University of Nashville and continued there until 1865, when the Civil War suspended the University's operations. In 1868 Dr. Briggs became Professor of Surgery, and he continued in that position through the consolidation of the University of Nashville and Vanderbilt University. Dr. Briggs was one of the founders of the American Surgical Association and he became president of that organization in 1885. In 1890 Dr. Briggs became president of the American Medical Association.

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Creator: 

Anonymous

Source: 

Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections Photographic Archive

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Still Image

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Photographic print   

Physical Dimensions: 

5 in. x 7 in.   

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Citation: 

Anonymous, “William Thompson Briggs,” VUMC Through Time, accessed November 26, 2014, https://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/throughtime/items/show/1952.


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