Cobb Pilcher Biographical File

Summary Information

Pilcher, Cobb (1904-1949)
VUMC Historical Images and Biographies
Cobb Pilcher Biographical File
Date [inclusive]
1923 - 1949
0.5 Cubic feet
Biographical file includes articles and newspaper clippings, Dr. Pilcher's CV, reprints, photographs, obituaries, and memorial book.

Preferred Citation

Pilcher, Cobb (1904-1949). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Cobb Pilcher, a brilliant neurosurgeon and protege of Barney Brooks, established and developed the Division of Neurologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. A native of Nashville, Pilcher entered Vanderbilt University at the age of 14 and completed his M.D. degree at the very young age of 22.

From Vanderbilt, he went to Harvard and trained with renowned neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing. He returned to Vanderbilt in 1928 and completed his training under the guidance of Barney Brooks. He also worked with Percival Bailey at the University of Chicago and Ernest Sachs at Washington University in St. Louis.

Cobb Pilcher was a prolific writer and an active researcher. Tragically, he died unexpectedly on September 22, 1949.

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Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Neurology
  • Surgery
  • VUMC History

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