Hugh Jackson Morgan Papers
Collection Number 51

Summary Information

Hugh Jackson Morgan
Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Morgan, Hugh Jackson, 1893-1961
Title
Hugh Jackson Morgan Papers
Date [inclusive]
1921 - 1961
Extent
7.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
Personal papers of Hugh Jackson Morgan (1893-1961), Vanderbilt professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine, and Brigadier General in the Surgeon General's office during World War II. Materials include: personal papers (including letters written home during WWI), photographs, World War II army records, newspaper clippings, speeches, reprints, memoranda, and correspondence. Correspondents include: George Baehr, E. A. Park, Morris Fishbein, Thomas M. Rivers, George K. Strode, Arden Freer, and John S. Hunt.

Preferred Citation

Hugh Jackson Morgan Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. Hugh Jackson Morgan (1893-1961) was a professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt. He was also a Brigadier General in the Surgeon General's office during World War II.

Born and raised in Nashville, Hugh Jackson Morgan graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1914. He entered Vanderbilt Medical School in 1914. After two years, he transferred to Johns Hopkins where he graduated in 1918.

As a fourth year medical student Hugh Morgan served with the Hopkins unit in France during World War I. After the war, Dr. Morgan taught at Hopkins and at the Rockefeller Institute.

In 1924, he returned to Vanderbilt as an Associate Professor of Medicine and later became Professor, Chairman, & Physician-in-Chief of the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt from 1928-1958. During World War II, Dr. Morgan was Chief Medical Consultant to the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army. In this position he planned and directed medical officer personnel throughout the war. He also served on the Meharry Medical College board of Trustees from 1946-1956. He was president of the American College of Physicians from 1947-1948. Also he received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Southern California in 1953.

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

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of Hugh Jackson Morgan (1893-1961), Vanderbilt professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine, and Brigadier General in the Surgeon General's office during World War II. Materials include: personal papers (including letters written home during WWI), photographs, World War II army records, newspaper clippings, speeches, reprints, memoranda, and correspondence. Correspondents include: George Baehr, E. A. Park, Morris Fishbein, Thomas M. Rivers, George K. Strode, Arden Freer, and John S. Hunt. Collection also contains several audio tapes.

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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)

  • Baehr, George
  • Fishbein, Morris, 1889-1976
  • Freer, Arden
  • Hunt, John Scott
  • Morgan, Hugh Jackson, 1893-1961
  • Park, Edwards A., (Edwards Albert), 1877-1969
  • Rivers, Thomas M., (Thomas Milton), 1888-1962
  • Strode, George K., 1886-

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Education, Medical--Tennessee
  • MeSH Military Medicine
  • MeSH United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General
  • MeSH Vanderbilt University. School of Medicine

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Epidemiology/Public Health
  • Medical Education
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Vanderbilt Alumni

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Collection Inventory

SeriesAUDIO TAPES  

Box Folder

# 77 Alfred Stengel Award--American College of Physicians - Chicago, April 22, 1959 (8 minutes)

12 1

# 104 Alfred Stengel Award--American College Physicians, Spring 1959 (22 minutes)

12 2

#105 Dr. Morgan Lectureship --Dr. Williams' "Recent Advances Relative to Diabetes", 3/9/60 (50 minutes + an additional 12 minutes)

12 3

#106A Dinner honoring Drs. Burwell and Morgan at the Belle Meade Country Club, 1/24/53 - includes Dr. Youmans and Dr. Sprocket (Copied on Side A - 31 minutes)

12 4

#106B Dinner honoring Drs. Burwell and Morgan at the Belle Meade Country Club, 1/24/53 - includes Dr. Youmans and Dr. Sprocket (Copied on Side B - 31 minutes)

12 5

#103 Dinner honoring Drs. Burwell and Morgan at the Belle Meade Country Club, 1/24/53 - includes Dr. Youmans and Dr. Sprocket (20 minutes)

12 6

#102 Witherspoon Skit--recorded at Dr. Morgan's home 5/29/52 (1 hour, 18 minutes)

12 7

#100 Morgan, Hugh Jackson, 1893-1961 - Tape recording taken on Huyler's Top, Wyoming, June 1958. Unidentified. (31 minutes)

12 8

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SeriesBiographical Information  

Box Folder

Pamphlet discussing the Hugh Jackson Morgan Visiting Professorship of Medicine

13 1

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