Amos U. Christie Biographical File

Summary Information

Christie, Amos U. (1902-1986)
VUMC Historical Images and Biographies
Amos U. Christie Biographical File
Date [inclusive]
1902 - 1986
0.2 Cubic feet
Biographical file contains newspaper clippings, articles, correspondence, reprints, writings, and photographs.

Preferred Citation

Christie, Amos U. (1902-1986). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Amos Christie (1902-1986) was a pediatrician, child health advocate, professor, and administrator at Vanderbilt University Medical School. Dr. Christie is best known for his research in histoplasmosis, known as the "Vanderbilt disease," but he also conducted research in reticuloendotheliosis, immunization, and physical defects of children. He was instrumental in integrating Vanderbilt's pediatrics ward in the late 1940s.

Dr. Christie was born in Eureka, California, in 1902. He earned a B.S. degree from the University of Washington and an M.D. degree from the University of California, San Francisco, in 1929. He was an Instructor in Pediatrics at the University of California from 1930-1935. Then Christie became a Pediatrician, Obstetrician, and Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins from 1936-1937. Dr. Christie started as an Assistant Professor and eventually became an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California School of Medicine from 1937-1942. He then worked for the American Red Cross as an Assistant Director of Medical and Health Services from 1942-1943. In 1943, he came to Vanderbilt as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, a position he held until his retirement in 1968.

For more information and pictures please see the VUMC Online Biography of Dr. Christie.

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Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • VUMC History

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