Giles Christopher Savage Biographical File

Summary Information

Savage, Giles Christopher (1854-1930)
Repository
VUMC Historical Images and Biographies
Title
Giles Christopher Savage Biographical File
Date [inclusive]
1910 - 1961
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Abstract
Biographical file includes photographs, letter, obituary, excerpts from Southern Medical Association's 50 year anniversary publication, and other biographical information.

Preferred Citation

Savage, Giles Christopher (1854-1930). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

G.C. Savage, M.D., was an internationally known authority on diseases of the eye. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1878. He took on postgraduate work in London and Vienna for two years in surgery before returning to America to practice in Jackson, Tennessee. During his time his Jackson, he studied ophthalmology.

Savage came to Nashville in 1886 to accept the professorship of ophthalmology at Vanderbilt Medical School. He held this position until 1911, when he retired from the faculty to devote time to his practice and to writing.

Savage authored several textbooks on ophthalmology and served on many medical association boards, including the Southern Medical Association, the American Medical Association, and the Tennessee State Medical Asociation. A devout Baptist, Savage also authored many religious publications. He passed away in 1930.

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Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery
  • VUMC History

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