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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
Joe Hall Morris invented the Bi-Phase External Skeletal Fixation Splint in 1947 and developed it through 1949, when he first published this medical contribution in scientific literature.
The University of Tennessee Head Frame was also developed to give skeletal fixation and angle of traction to facial bones; such positioning was most difficult to achieve before the development of this head frame. Dr. Morris also conceived the idea for the Orthognathic Surgery Stimulating Instrument (O.S.S.I.) in 1973 and refined the design through 1979. For some time afterward, all of the University of Tennessee orthognathic surgery utilized the O.S.S.I. in treatment planning and pre-operative fabrication of intraoperative occlusal acrylic splints. This instrument has had a significant impact on the field of orthognathic surgery, and its importance rapidly gained international acclaim.
Timeline & History
A glimpse from the 1920's...
1920 - O.W. Hyman and A.H. Wittenborg donate part of their salaries to keep the College of Medicine open.
It was a time of crisis for the university, as the College of Medicine was in dire financial straits and about to be closed due to lack of students.
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.