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Victor Clarence Vaughan


October 27, 1851 - November 21, 1929

Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., LL.D.
Dean, Medical School of the
University of Michigan
President, American Medical Association
Colonel, U.S.A., Medical Division of the
Council of National Defense
Physician, Scientist, Teacher


Victor Clarence Vaughan

"Working in Dr. Victor Vaughan's laboratories, directed by him, in personal contact with him and his students, was more than a mere scientific experience of great value. The influence of that remarkable personality cannot be calculated. The busiest man on the campus, yet never hurried, lecturing at the College of Arts, as well as in the Medical School, looking into the face of each student present till each felt the personal appeal, he also attended to a considerable private practice, yet that equanimity was never disturbed. AND WHAT HE TAUGHT - indelible and incomparable. Such a man! If only our children could always have even one such fine figure to steer by."

Dr. Emily Chenault Runyon
"...the pioneer woman physician in Virginia"

Biography of Victor Clarence Vaughan, M.D., President of the American Medical Association written by Walter Bierring, M.D. in A history of the American Medical Associetion 1847 to 1947 by Morris Fishbein, M.D.

Victor Vaughan (1851-1929) and the birthof bacteriology in the United States
By Yamaan Saadeh and Robert Bartlett,
Journal of Medical Biography 24(3) 371-376

Quotes and Notes about Victor Clarence Vaughan
Publications by Victor Clarence Vaughan
A Doctor's Memories
An Autobiography by Victor Clarence Vaughan
1926, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis

Click here to read A Doctor's Memories

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Illustrations and Photographs from the book (about 50 images)

Baccalaureate Address before the Class of 1910, Central College, Fayette, Missouri, August, 1910.

Influenza 1918, a biographical sketch of Dr. Victor Vaughan while he was Acting Surgeon General of the Army, included in the PBS broadcast of that name available at