Robert S. Sanders Biographical File

Summary Information

Sanders, Robert S. (1927-2006)
VUMC Historical Images and Biographies
Robert S. Sanders Biographical File
Date [inclusive]
2006 - 2008
0.1 Cubic feet
Biographical file includes newspaper clippings, article reprints, and a copy of the biography entitled, "Dr. Seat Belt," as written by Dr. Sander's son.

Preferred Citation

Sanders, Robert S. (1927-2006). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. Robert Smith Sanders was a native of Tullahoma, Tennessee. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees at Vanderbilt University, where he also completed a residency in pediatrics. Sanders practiced medicine in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he also served as director of the Rutherford County Health Department. A child-safety pioneer, Sanders was instrumental in the passage of child-restraint legislation in 1977 in Tennessee, the first of its kind in the country. Sanders passed away in 2006.

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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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Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Epidemiology/Public Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Tennessee History
  • Vanderbilt Alumni

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