Amos Christie

Amos Christie Papers, Eskind Library, Vanderbilt University

Personal papers of Amos Christie, pediatrician, child health advocate, beloved Vanderbilt professor, and humanitarian. Dr. Christie is best known for his research in histoplasmosis, known as the “Vanderbilt disease,” but he was also instrumental in integrating Vanderbilt’s pediatrics ward in the late 1940s. Materials include: correspondence; biographical material; manuscripts and speeches; reprints; and personal and …

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The story behind the photograph

[Story contributed by Richard Davidson, M.D.] After an initial scouting year in the summer of 1969, the Student Health Coalition (SHC) began health fairs and community organizing in Appalachia in the summer of 1970. After several months of hard work, seeing patients and organizing local health councils, members of the Coalition met for an extensive …

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