William Andrew Demonbreun Papers
Collection Number 21

Summary Information

Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Demonbreun, William Andrew
Title
William Andrew Demonbreun Papers
Date [inclusive]
1930 - 1960
Extent
4.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
Personal papers of William Andrew Demonbreun, pathologist and Vanderbilt professor from 1930-1965. Dr. Demonbreun is best known for his research on histoplasmosis. Material includes: correspondence, reprints, slides and photographs. Subject files focus on court testimony, the American College of Pathology, sulfanilamides, histoplasmosis, and toxoplasmosis.

Preferred Citation

William Andrew Demonbreun Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. William Andrew Demonbreun (1899-1968) was a researcher, author, pathologist and Vanderbilt professor. Dr. Demonbreun is best known for his research on histoplasmosis in the 1930s and 1940s. "Gymnoascus demonbreunii" (a histoplasmotic fungus) is named for him (1967).

Dr. Demonbreun received his MD from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1927. After graduating from medical school he worked as a United States Navy Medical Officer from 1927-1929. Then he returned to Vanderbilt and worked as a resident in pathology from 1929-1930. In 1930 he joined the faculty at Vanderbilt and worked as a professor of clinical pathology until 1965.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of William Andrew Demonbreun, pathologist and Vanderbilt professor from 1930-1965. Dr. Demonbreun is best known for his research on histoplasmosis. Material includes: correspondence, reprints, slides and photographs. Subject files focus on court testimony, the American College of Pathology, sulfanilamides, histoplasmosis, and toxoplasmosis. Collection also contains birth certificate and obituary of Dr. Demonbreun.

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Administrative Information

Notes about Access to this Collection

All collections are subject to applicable VUMC privacy and confidentiality policies. Collection specific restrictions: No Restrictions.

Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections.

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Subject Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Demonbreun, William Andrew
  • Goodpasture, Ernest William, 1886-1960

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Histoplasmosis
  • MeSH Pathology--history
  • MeSH Sulfanilamides
  • MeSH Toxoplasmosis

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Pathology
  • Vanderbilt Alumni

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Collection Inventory

Series 01: Reprints, Correspondence, Slides and Other Materials  

Box Folder

Reprints A-K (Filed by First Author's Last Name. Includes some unpublished articles/reports)

1

Reprints L-Z

2

Reprints - William A. Demonbreun and Ernest W. Goodpasture 1931-35 Correspondence/Newspaper articles Personal Memorabilia Birth Certificate Navy Assignments (Includes Feb. 1927 letter that informs Demonbreun that he is 3rd in the Naval exam)

Scope and Contents note

Reprints - William A. Demonbreun and Ernest W. Goodpasture 1931-35 Correspondence/Newspaper articles Personal Memorabilia Birth Certificate Navy Assignments (includes Feb. 1927 letter that informs Demonbreun that he is 3rd in the Naval exam) Sigma xi material Obituary Court Test Us nies 1940 - on sodium sulphite Nashville General Hospital Correspondence 1940-47. Sulfanamides Miscellaneous Notes/Reports Histoplasmosis - Includes research 4 correspondence 1952 Correspondence Applications for Research Grants - Pathology - Nov. 25, 1946 College of American Pathologists - Newsletters 1947-48 Toxoplasmosis - notes Miscellaneous - notes Correspondence - A-Z

3 -

Slides 1956-58 Department Checkbook Mounted Pictures Wooden Plates

4 -

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