Paul W. Sanger Biographical File

Summary Information

Sanger, Paul W. (1906-1968)
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Paul W. Sanger Biographical File
1968 - 1968
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Biographical file includes a photograph and Southern Surgical Association annual meeting transactions from 1968.

Preferred Citation

Sanger, Paul W. (1906-1968). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Paul W. Sanger received his secondary education at Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Upon graduation from the University of Oklahoma in 1928, he entered Vanderbilt University Medical School, where he received his M.D. in 1931. Sanger did postgraduate training in surgery at Duke University Hospital from 1931 to 1937.

A distinguished surgeon and pioneer in cardiovascular surgery, Sanger organized the thoracic and cardiovascular surgery department at the Charlotte (NC) Memorial Hospital and remained chief of the department until his death in 1968. sanger is also credited for establishing in 1946 the Heineman Research Laboratory for Cardiovascular surgery.

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Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Cardiology
  • Surgery
  • Vanderbilt Alumni

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