Oscar S. Hauk Biographical File

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Oscar S. Hauk Biographical File
Date [inclusive]
1959 - 1961
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Biographical file includes a news clipping and a section of a 1961 Nashville Tennessean Magazine.

Preferred Citation

Hauk, Oscar S. (b.1884). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. Oscar S. Hauk studied at Peabody College and earned his M.D. in 1910 from the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis. Hauk became superintendent of Nashville's Central State Hospital in 1939. Under his leadership, Central State Hospital became the first mental institute in the nation to do away with strait jackets. Hauk also served on the clinical faculty at Vanderbilt University from 1953 to 1957, reaching the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry.

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Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Psychiatry
  • Tennessee History
  • VUMC History

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