Category Archives: VUMC 101

VUMC 101: “The Cradle Will Fall” TV movie filmed at Vanderbilt

from Wayne Wood: The appearance of Vanderbilt in the new episode of the prime time show “Nashville” is not the first time the Medical Center was featured in a prime time drama. In the winter of 1983, VUMC was stalked … Continue reading

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VUMC 101: The football field is named after a medical dean

from Wayne Wood Medical education in the late 19th Century was a considerably less formal enterprise than today. In fact, raising the professionalism of the graduates of the School of Medicine was a major goal of a reorganization begun in … Continue reading

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VUMC 101: The anesthesiologist circus acrobat

from Wayne Wood: James Tayloe Gwathmey, M.D., was a leading anesthesiologist in the U.S. in the early 20th Century, and was arguably the first shining light on the national stage who graduated from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine. In his … Continue reading

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VUMC 101: The day I rode in Johnny Cash’s Mercedes

from Wayne Wood Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash were the guests of honor at the ribbon cutting to open the Vanderbilt Institute for the Treatment of Alcoholism (VITA) on June 26, 1984. In the picture they are flanked by … Continue reading

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