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Department of Pathology Laboratory Technicians and Janitors, ca. 1938

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Arthur E. Lyons MD ('55)

In 1938 the only blacks employed at the Medical School were generally out of sight without the dignity of surnames, dealing only with animals, trash and the dead.

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Title: 

Department of Pathology Laboratory Technicians and Janitors, ca. 1938

Subject: 

Pathology

Description: 

Members of the pathology staff assemble for a group portrait, ca. 1938. From left to right: Charles Manlove (diener); Albert Gunter (assistant autopsy technician); Sam Witherspoon (janitor); Andrew Witherspoon (animal attendant); William Gunter, Jr. (autopsy technician and photographer); and James Harris (diener-technician). Dieners were staff members responsible for preparing bodies for autopsy. Browse related items

Date: 

Creator: 

Vanderbilt Department of Medical Illustration

Source: 

Ernest Goodpasture Papers, EBL Special Collections

Rights: 

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

Original Format: 

Photographic print   

Physical Dimensions: 

6.5 in. x 4.5 in.   

People Depicted: 

Ordered left to right as they appear in the image, starting from the top left.   


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