Louis Leroy Biographical File

Summary Information

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Louis Leroy Biographical File
Date [inclusive]
1903 - 1944
0.01 Cubic feet
Dr. Louis Leroy was on the faculty of the Medical Department of Vanderbilt University as Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology from 1899-1905.

Preferred Citation

Leroy, Louis 1874-1944. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. Leroy was born in Chelsea, MA. He received his M.D. degree from the Medico-Chirugical College at Philadelphia in 1896 and an A. B. from the University of Nashville in 1900. In addition to his appointment at Vanderbilt, he served as a bacteriologist for the State of Tennessee in 1897, and pathologist for the Nashville City Hospital and St. Thomas Hospital. He later moved to Memphis, where he served on the faculty of both the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Memphis and the University of Tennessee. He was chief of staff of the Memphis Hospital, and was on the staff of numerous other hospitals and boards. Well regarded in his profession, he had an addtional interest in speedboat racing, and in July 1929 broke the long held recored of the steamboat Robert E. Lee in making the run from New Orleans to St Louis in 87 hours 31 minutes.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

File contains an obituary from the New York Times, May 11, 1944, an article regarding his boat racing interests from the Chicago Tribune, passport application, journal article reprint and death certificate.

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Subject Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Leroy, Louis

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • History of Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Pathology
  • Tennessee History
  • Vanderbilt History
  • VUMC History

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