Amos Christie


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Amos Christie received his M.D. from University of California. In 1943, he arrived at Vanderbilt University as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. During his time at Vanderbilt, he studied histoplasmosis, a fungal disease simulating tuberculosis, and received a John Phillips Award from the American College of Physicians for this work. In the 1940s he integrated his African-American patients into the same ward as his white patients, which speaks to his goal of providing high quality care to all patients. He also successfully treated patients for polio, including Olympic athlete Wilma Rudolph. After Dr. Christie retired in 1968, he lent his wisdom and experience to the Student Health Coalition, continuing to provide quality health care to underprivileged.

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Related Resources

  • Amos Christie Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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