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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
Lemuel Diggs, M.D., along with William and Lorraine Kraus, discovered a new, abnormal hemoglobin and named them "Hemoglobin Memphis."
With his professional affiliation established and his medical interest piqued, Dr. Diggs began the journey to find the pathophysiology of sickle cell disease that would last 65 years. He was an excellent teacher of clinical pathology, and he pioneered the training of medical technologists at UT In 1938, he organized the first blood bank in the South at the John Gaston Hospital. Along with Ann Bell and Dorothy Sturm, he authored The Morphology of Human Blood Cells in 1954, which is still in publication.
Timeline & History
A glimpse from the 1990's...
1998 - Health Sciences Library presented with a work entitled, "Sickle Cell Disease Photographs and Photomicrographs from 60 Years of Study (1932 - 1993)" - a 12-volume compilation collected by Dr. Lemuel W. Diggs.
This work illustrates photographically the effects of sickle cell disease on every organ system of the body.
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, email@example.com.