Wilbourn C. Shands Biographical File

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Wilbourn C. Shands Biographical File
2003 - 2003
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Biographical file includes an obituary for Dr. Wilbourn Coupery Shands.

Preferred Citation

Shands, Wilbourn C. (1923-2003). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. Wilbourn Coupery Shands spent much of his career in his native Jackson, MS, at the Surgical Clinic as a general surgeon. He earned both his B.A. and M.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University in 1943 and 1945, respectively. After service in the United States Army Air Corps, he began his surgical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and was later awarded a Surgical Fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Clinic in Houston, TX.

In addition to being Clinical Professor Emeritus in the Department of Surgery at the University of Mississsippi Medical Center, Shands has served as Chief of Staff at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. He has also held membership in numerous medical associations.

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Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Military Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Vanderbilt Alumni

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