William H. Witt Papers
Collection Number 88

Summary Information

William H. Witt
Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Witt, W. H., (William Henry), 1866-1954
Title
William H. Witt Papers
Date [inclusive]
1898 - 1952
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
Personal papers of Vanderbilt alumnus, professor, and military physician William H. Witt. Materials include:correspondence; diary (WWI); manuscripts; speeches; clippings, memorial material.

Preferred Citation

William H. Witt Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

William H. Witt (1866-1954) was a physician, teacher, and writer. He received his M.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1894. He then was an Intern at the Poly Clinic in New York City in 1895. He then returned to Vanderbilt, first as an Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy then as a Lecturer in Anatomy from 1895 -1903. He then was a Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics (1903-1911), a Professor of Medicine and Clinical Medicine (1911-1925), and a Clinical Professor of Medicine (1925-1938) Dr. Witt was also a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1917-1918, and he organized Hospital No. 18 for the Vanderbilt Unit in Nevers, France.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of Vanderbilt alumnus, professor, and military physician William H. Witt. Materials include:correspondence; diary (WWI); manuscripts; speeches; clippings, memorial material.

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Administrative Information

Notes about Access to this Collection

All collections are subject to applicable VUMC privacy and confidentiality policies. Collection specific restrictions: No Restrictions.

Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections.

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Subject Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Witt, W. H., (William Henry), 1866-1954

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Internal Medicine
  • MeSH Military Medicine

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Anatomy
  • Vanderbilt Alumni

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