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Title: 

Thomas Evans Brittingham

Subject: 

VUMC History

Description: 

Photographic portrait of Thomas Evans Brittingham. Dr. Brittingham came to Vanderbilt University from Washington University in 1963. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1950, where the dean wrote a nasty letter about how Dr. Bittingham did not have "what it takes". Dr. Bittingham's career proved that dean wrong. Dean John Chapman described Dr. Bittingham as a triple threat: an educator, a researcher, and a clinician. The file includes several anecdotes demonstrating that Dr. Bittingham is remembered as both a caring teacher and doctor, someone who genuinely cared about his patients. Other stories show that he disliked getting awards and was always very self-deprecating. Dr. Brittingham retired in 1980 from Vanderbilt and moved to Texas where he opened a private practice. He died in 1986 in Texas.

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Creator: 

Anonymous

Source: 

Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections Photographic Archive

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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.

Type: 

Still Image

Original Format: 

Photographic print   

Physical Dimensions: 

4 in. x 6 in.   

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Citation: 

Anonymous, “Thomas Evans Brittingham,” VUMC Through Time, accessed August 12, 2020, https://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1951.


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