John Daniel Biographical File

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John Daniel Biographical File
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1896 - 1950
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Biographical file includes photographs, notes, book excerpts, obituary, and other biographical data.

Preferred Citation

Daniel, John (1862-1950). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

John Daniel graduated from the University of Alabama with three degrees--A.B., M.A., LL.D. A distinguished physicist of international repute, Daniel who taught at Vanderbilt University for 49 years. His appointments included that of Professor of Practical Physics (1895), Professor of Physics (1896-1918), L.C. Garland Professor of Physics (1919-1940), and Professor Emeritus (1941-1948).

Daniel discovered the depilatory and burning effect of X-ray, published first in 1896 in the journal Science. The renowned physicist also designed and installed the first electric dynamo at Vanderbilt. Additionally, Daniel was a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He passed away in 1950.

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  • Professional Associations
  • Science
  • VUMC History

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