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Porter Paisley Vinson, M.D. Papers

Identifier: DC0255s

Scope and Contents

These papers consist of a typescript of anecdotes written by Dr. Vinson in 1953 relaying his experiences as a student, at a tuberculosis sanitarium in New York state, at Montreal General Hospital, with the medical corps in Italy during World War I, and reminiscences of colleagues at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Vinson titled the typescript, "Doctors I Have Known."


  • Creation: 1953

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Porter P. Vinson was born in Davidson, N.C. in 1890, the son of a professor of mathematics at Davidson College. He graduated from Davidson College in 1909 and received his medical degree from the University of Maryland. After early residencies in New York and Montreal, and a stint in the US Medical Corps in Italy from 1918-1919, Vinson spent many years at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, M.N. From 1936 until the end of his life, he resided in Richmond, V.A. and practiced internal medicine.


1 folders (1 folder)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to Dr. Leland Park and transferred to Archives

Processing Information

Processed on 09/13/1999

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