John Jackson Lentz, Sr. Biographical File

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John Jackson Lentz, Sr. Biographical File
1970 - 1970
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Biographical file includes obituary and biographical article.

Preferred Citation

Lentz, John Jackson, Sr. (1885-1970). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

John J. Lentz Sr. graduated from Vanderbilt Medical School in 1906. He became Davidson County, Tennessee, health director in 1920. He was an early advocate of dog pound/dog control laws, sex education in public schools, sewer systems, milk pasteurization, school hygiene, rabies control, garbage-disposal supervision, tuberculosis-detection clinics, rehabilitation for children with hearing and speech defects, and restaurant inspections. The Davidson County Quarterly Court was named to honor Lentz in a resolution passed in 1958, and a Lentz Public Health Center was opened in 1959. Lentz retired in 1964 and passed away in 1970.

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Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Epidemiology/Public Health
  • Tennessee History
  • Vanderbilt Alumni

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