Edna H. Tompkins Biographical File

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Edna H. Tompkins Biographical File
Date [inclusive]
1930 - 1963
0.0 Cubic feet
File contains photos, reprinted journal article on human blood cells,biographical sketch, reprint from The Anatomical Record, correspondence from Cancer Research Center,copy of the Department Anatomy Budget ca 1930.

Preferred Citation

Tompkins, Edna H. (1892-. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. Edna H. Tompkins received her B.A. from Radcliffe College in 1913, and her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1924. She came to Vanderbilt in 1926 as a research assistant in Anatomy, and rose to the rank of Associate professor of Anatomy in 1937. In 1944 she left Vanderbilt for the Cancer Research Institute at the New England Deaconess Hospital and stayed there for the remainder of her career. Her area of expertise and study was hematology. While at Vanderbilt, she played a pivotal role in the observation of the microorganism H. Capsalatum and its connection with the illness later to be commonly known as Histoplasmois.

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