Tales of VUMC Past

The story behind the law that saved thousands of children

Robert Sanders, MD, and his wife Patricia were tireless advocates for a child safety-seat law that saved thousands of children and was a model for the nation.

When VUMC was a movie set

Lauren Hutton! William H. Macy! James Farentino! Medical Center North?

From the circus to the School of Medicine

James Tayloe Gwathmey, M.D., was a circus performer and Vanderbilt doctor who wrote popular books on both anesthesia and circus acrobatics

Hidden Figure

In 1964, with little fanfare, Harold Jordan, MD, became the first African-American resident physician at Vanderbilt. Looking back to that time, he recalls the support of his colleagues and the challenges he faced.

The day Johnny Cash came to VUMC

Memories from the day when the Man in Black and June Carter Cash came to open a new unit at VUMC.

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