Pearl L. Zink Biographical File

Summary Information

Repository
VUMC Historical Images and Biographies
Title
Pearl L. Zink Biographical File
Date [inclusive]
1907 - 2005
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Abstract
This file consists of Dr. Zink's unpublished autobiography, which is 192 pages long and contains excellent material about her medical school and residency at VUMC during the 1930s.

Preferred Citation

Zink, Pearl L. (1907-2008). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Pearl Zink (1907-2008) was born and educated in Wisconsin and at the University of Kentucky. She entered Vanderbilt Medical School in 1933 and was chosen by Dr. Hugh Morgan to be the first woman to serve as a resident in Vanderbilt's Department of Medicine. Dr. Zink moved to San Antonio, Texas, and became a leading allergist in that city. She retired from medical practice in 1977.

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Administrative Information

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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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Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • VUMC History
  • Women in Medicine

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