Theodore R. Austin Biographical File

Summary Information

Austin, Theodore R. (1907-1964)
VUMC Historical Images and Biographies
Theodore R. Austin Biographical File
Date [inclusive]
1948 - 1965
0.1 Cubic feet
Photographs and biographical materials of Dr. Austin used for an exhibition about his life and career.

Preferred Citation

Austin, Theodore R. (1907-1964). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Theodore Roe Austin grew up in Greenwood, Mississippi, the son of a general practitioner. He came to Vanderbilt University in 1925, received the BA in 1929, and his MD in 1932. From Vanderbilt he went to Rochester General Hospital (1932-1935) to serve a general surgery residency. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Austin entered the Navy. After service in China prior to World War II and service in the Mediterranean and Aleutians during the war, he was assigned to Walter Reed Hospital in 1947, and he spent the remainder of his career there (1947-1961), rising to Assistant Chief, Division of Pathology, AFIP, under Dr. Ernest W. Goodpasture. Dr. Austin died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Subject Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Austin, Theodore Roe

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Military Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Vanderbilt Alumni

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