Henry William Scott, Jr. Biographical File

Summary Information

Scott, Henry William, Jr. (1916-1998)
VUMC Historical Images and Biographies
Henry William Scott, Jr. Biographical File
Date [inclusive]
1941 - 1998
0.1 Cubic feet
Biographical file includes photographs of Dr. Scott and colleagues, obituary, speeches, correspondence, numerous reprinted journal articles, CVs, newspaper clippings, and other biographical information.

Preferred Citation

Scott, Henry William, Jr. (1916-1998). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Henry William Scott Jr., M.D., received his medical degree from Harvard University Medical School with highest honors in 1941. After his residency, he went to Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore in 1946 as chief resident in surgery, and a year later was appointed to the faculty of the university's School of Medicine.

Five years later, in 1952, Scott joined the Vanderbilt to head the medical center's Department of Surgery, a position he held until 1982. Colleagues remember Scott as a dedicated teacher and a gifted surgeon who made significant contributions in the fields of cardiothoracic, vascular, general, and pediatric surgery.

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Administrative Information

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Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

Files are contained in 2 boxes labeled as Henry William Scott Collection and are stored with other boxed files from the biographical file grouping.

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Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Surgery
  • VUMC History

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