Ernest Goodpasture Papers

Title

Ernest Goodpasture Papers

Description

Ernest William Goodpasture, 1886-1960, was a pathologist best known for his method of growing uncontaminated viruses in chick embryos. During his early years at Vanderbilt, Dr. Goodpasture and his associates carried out studies that laid the groundwork for subsequent explosive developments in virology and the development of vaccines. He was Chair of Pathology at Vanderbilt from 1924-1955 and Dean of the School of Medicine from 1945-1949. His papers contain correspondence and research notes from his long and distinguished career in medicine.

Identifier

MSS0029

Items in the Ernest Goodpasture Papers Collection

[HeLa Cancer Cell]
Dr. Ernest Goodpasture was chair of pathology at Vanderbilt University from 1924-1955 and remains known for his work developing vaccines by culturing them in fertile chicken eggs. Goodpasture used so-called immortal HeLa cells as many pathologists…

[Dr. Ernest W. Goodpasture in His Lab]
Ernest Goodpasture studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University, earning his M.D. in 1912. He became interested in vaccines working at Chelsea Naval Hospital’s pathology lab during the 1918 influenza epidemic. In 1925, Dr. Goodpasture arrived at…

[Dr. Katherine Anderson in the Laboratory]
Katherine Anderson (1909-1995) received a PhD in bacteriology from Vanderbilt in 1940. Her interest in viruses led to her work in Dr. Goodpasture's lab. The couple married in 1945, after which she worked on environmental issues, natural habitats and…

[Dr. Katherine Anderson in the Laboratory]
Katherine Anderson (1909-1995) received a PhD in bacteriology from Vanderbilt in 1940. Her interest in viruses led to her work in Dr. Ernest Goodpasture's lab. The couple married in 1945, after which she worked on environmental issues, natural…

[William Gunter, Jr. Autopsy Technician and Photographer]
William Gunter, Jr. was an autopsy technician in the department of pathology, as well as a skilled photographer praised by Dr. Goodpasture for his work for pathology and other departments. William’s brother Albert and his father Bill Sr., both…