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Centennial Gala Photos
We have over 200 photos from the Centennial Gala. See if you can find yourself, or see what you missed.
Centennial Gala Highlights
The accomplishments of James Etteldorf, M.D. include conducting the first exchange transfusion to a child in Memphis and the first use of penicillin in treating meningitis in Memphis; being the first physician in the Mid-South to procure and use ACTH for the treatment of leukemia and for treatment of nephrosis; and successfully treating tuberculosis meningitis in Memphis; he pioneered the technique of peritoneal dialysis for managing renal failure and salicylate poisoning in children.
Dr. E, as he was affectionately known, came to UT in 1932 where he taught part time and attended the School of Biological Sciences part time. His initial goal was to pursue a Ph.D. in pharmacology, but he decided in favor of the broader training of medicine and obtained his M.D. degree from the UT College of Medicine in 1942. His internship and pediatric residency were taken at the John Gaston Hospital, plus one additional year at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He also administered a postdoctoral training grant, which was awarded to him in the late 1950s and funded by the NIH for a record 18 years.
Timeline & History
A glimpse from the 1950's...
Late 1950s - J. N. Etteldorf began administering an NIH grant that served to develop the pediatric subspecialties in the Department of Pediatrics.
The NIH grant lasted eighteen years, one of the longest in UT history.
Present & Future
The centennial book titled - The Legacy The Future: A Centennial Portrait of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center - is available in the UTHSC Bookstore located at 930 Madison Avenue (plaza level) in Memphis.
The UTHSC centennial book can also be purchased online through the university bookstore Web site. The beautifully photographed, oversized coffee table book is priced at $60, but the advance, discount price is $50, plus shipping [$6.95 for the first book, $1.95 for each additional book shipped to the same address]. Plus, at no extra charge, the first 1,000 orders will include a free book - The University of Tennessee, Memphis, 75th Anniversary - Medical Accomplishments, written by James E. Hamner. This book is filled with stories and facts about the campus. Order early to get your free copy.
Be part of the centennial celebration by contributing historical photos, personal reflections, or artifacts you may have from your time at UTHSC for inclusion on the Web site or in special campus displays. Please contact Richard Nollan in the Health Sciences Historical Collections at (901) 448-6053, firstname.lastname@example.org.