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Tales of VUMC Past

Tales of VUMC Past

An afternoon with the woman who grew up at One Hundred Oaks

By Wayne Wood

It was a retailing wonderland that VUMC transformed into a health care destination. But before all that, it was Carolyn Suschnick's home.

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Tales of VUMC Past

The mystery of “Little Jim”

By Wayne Wood

Who is the serious little boy in the 1932 picture, and why is he dressed like a miniature doctor?

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Tales of VUMC Past

The most popular VUMC Voice stories of 2021

By Wayne Wood

Love stories, an honor walk, a heroic rescue -- and plumbing

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Tales of VUMC Past

The Vanderbilt doctor who told his story of battling AIDS on “60 Minutes”

By Wayne Wood

He wrote a bestseller, was interviewed on "60 Minutes," and his story showed a more hopeful future for people infected with HIV

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Tales of VUMC Past

Harold Jordan, VUMC’s first Black resident, arrived on campus 56 years ago. He looks back on a very different time at the Medical Center.

By Wayne Wood

The pioneering physician recalls the summer of 1964, the support of his colleagues and the challenges he faced

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Tales of VUMC Past

The elusive Nobel Prize winner

By Wayne Wood

Stanley Cohen wanted to be left alone to do his research. I wanted to interview him for a radio show. Amazingly, he said yes.

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Tales of VUMC Past

When ABC’s “World News Tonight” was broadcast live from VUMC

By Wayne Wood

A specially built platform outside the hospital allowed anchor Peter Jennings to deliver the news with a VUMC backdrop

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Tales of VUMC Past

The story behind the law that saved thousands of children

By Wayne Wood

Robert Sanders, MD, and his wife Patricia were tireless advocates for a child safety-seat law that saved thousands of children and was a model for the nation.

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When VUMC was a movie set

By Wayne Wood

Lauren Hutton! William H. Macy! James Farentino! Medical Center North?

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