Fred D. Ownby Biographical File

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Fred D. Ownby Biographical File
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Biographical file includes article and obituary.

Preferred Citation

Ownby, Fred D. (1923-1998). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. Fred D. Ownby received his medical degree from Emory University in 1947. A prominent Shelbyville cardiologist, Ownby worked in cardiology for almost 50 years and was a member of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine's clinical faculty. He is credited with establishing the first cardiac care unit in Nashville at Baptist Hospital as well as starting the country's first cardiac nurse specialist training program under VUMC.

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Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Cardiology
  • Nursing
  • VUMC History

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