Harrison, Tinsley Randolph, 1900-1978

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Dr. Tinsley R. Harrison was born in Talladega, Alabama, on March 18, 1900, the son of Groce and Louisa Bondurant Harrison. He attended Marion Military Institute until 1916 and the University of Michigan where he received his B.A. He received his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. During this period, Harrison married Elizabeth Woodward with whom he had four children. Harrison accepted a position with Vanderbilt University and remained there until 1941 when he went to North Carolina to head the Department of Internal Medicine at Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He accepted the chair of the the Department of Medicine at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas in 1944. In 1950, Harrison accepted the acting deanship of the Medical College of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama and the chairmanship of the Department of Medicine. Relinquising the acting deanship in 1951, Harrison remained chair until 1957. He remained an active faculty member until his retirement in 1970. Harrison.

From the description of Papers 1939-1978. (Mervyn H. Sterne Library - UAB). WorldCat record id: 31038112

Dr. Tinsley R. Harrison was born the son of Dr. William Groce and Louisa Bondurant Harrison in April 1900. He attended public schools, the Marion Military Academy, and the University of Michigan. He earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. Harrison later served as an instructor and professor at Vanderbilt University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. He also organized the Department of Medicine at Bowman Gray and the Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, before returning to Alabama as acting dean of the Medical College of Alabama and chair of the Department of Medicine in 1950. Prior to 1950, Harrison had earned a national reputation for cardiovascular research and had begun editing the textbook, Principles of Internal Medicine. At Alabama, Harrison remained acting dean until 1951 and chair of the Department of Medicine until 1957. He remained an active faculty member until 1970 when he retired. At that time, he accepted a position as distinguished physician of the Veterans Administration. He continued to teach and write until his death in the summer of 1978.

From the description of Collection 1890-1985. (Mervyn H. Sterne Library - UAB). WorldCat record id: 31038336

Physician, researcher, dean, medical educator

Dr. Tinsley R. Harrison was born near Talladega, Alabama, on 18 March 1900. The son of William Groce and Louisa Bondurant Harrison, he grew to adulthood in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. Harrison was a faculty member at Vanderbilt University until 1941. From 1941 to 1944, he was at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest, and from 1944 to 1950, Harrison was at the Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Harrison helped organize the Departments of Medicine at both Wake Forest and Southwestern. In 1950, he accepted the acting deanship of the Medical College of Alabama and the chairmanship of the Department of Medicine. Relinquishing the acting deanship in 1951, he remained chair until 1957. Harrison continued on the Medical College faculty until 1970 when he retired. He continued writing and researching until his death in 1978.

From the description of Photograph Collection 1890-1978. (Mervyn H. Sterne Library - UAB). WorldCat record id: 31023786

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referencedIn Medical College of Alabama. Office of the Dean. Dean's Administrative Files 1951-1955. Mervyn H Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Sterne Library
creatorOf Harrison, Tinsley Randolph, 1900-1978. Collection 1890-1985. Mervyn H Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Sterne Library
referencedIn University of Alabama at Birmingham. Office of Media Relations. Photographs 1940-1989. Mervyn H Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Sterne Library
referencedIn Harrison, William Groce (1871-1955). Memoirs of Dr. William Groce Harrison 1881-1955. Mervyn H Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Sterne Library
referencedIn University of Alabama. University Hospital. Office of Hospital Public Relations. History of University Hospital Photographs 1888-1966. Mervyn H Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Sterne Library
creatorOf Harrison, Tinsley Randolph, 1900-1978. Papers 1939-1978. Mervyn H Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Sterne Library
referencedIn Medical College of Alabama. Office of the Dean. Dean's Administrative Files 1962-1968. Mervyn H Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Sterne Library
referencedIn University of Alabama. Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Director's Administrative Files 1955-1965. Mervyn H Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Sterne Library
referencedIn University of Alabama at Birmingham. Office of Media Relations. Photographs Removed from Curriculum Vitae Files 1960-1991. Mervyn H Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Sterne Library
creatorOf Harrison, Tinsley Randolph, 1900-1978. Photograph Collection 1890-1978. Mervyn H Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Sterne Library
referencedIn University of Alabama at Birmingham. Office of Media Relations. Photographs 1950-1979. Mervyn H Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Sterne Library
referencedIn Medical College of Alabama. Office of the Dean. Dean's Administrative Files 1955-1961. Mervyn H Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Sterne Library
creatorOf Medical College of Alabama. Office of the Dean. Dean's Administrative Files 1950-1951. Mervyn H Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Sterne Library
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associatedWith Frommeyer, Walter B., 1916-1979. person
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associatedWith Keefer, Chester. person
associatedWith McCall, Daniel T. person
associatedWith McCallum, Charles A. (Charles Alexander), 1925- person
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associatedWith McGrath, Emily Harrison. person
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North Carolina
Tennessee
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Birth 1900-03-18

Death 1978-08-04

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