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Articles by Dr. Benjamin Brabson Cates

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3880

A collection of articles by Dr. Benjamin Brabson Cates and his colleagues outlining surgical procedures and treatments for a variety of injuries, illnesses, and diseases, from August 1888 to July 1939. Published papers and articles are bound together in this collection along with handwritten notes by Dr. Cates. Articles come from sources including the university publications as well as national journals of medicine and surgery.

Dr. Cates primarily wrote about hernias, cancer, amputation, and general surgery cases of many kinds. He frequently wrote letters to editors of local newspapers about a variety of subjects, most relating to his work and Knoxville. As a prominent doctor in Knoxville, there were also many stories written about him and his family.

Dates

  • 1888-1939

Language

This material is written in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

A collection of articles by Dr. Benjamin Brabson Cates and his colleagues outlining surgical procedures and treatments for a variety of injuries, illnesses, and diseases, from August 1888 to July 1939. Published papers and articles are bound together in this collection along with handwritten notes by Dr. Cates. Articles come from sources including the university publications as well as national journals of medicine and surgery.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Benjamin Brabson Cates was born in Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee, on March 3, 1865, to Dr. John Wilkinson and Mary Brabson Cates. A medical doctor and surgeon, he worked for years as Demonstrator of Anatomy and Operative Surgery and Professor of Anatomy and Clinical Surgery at Tennessee Medical College in Knoxville, Tennessee, and published papers in journals such as The Journal of the American Medical Association and The American Journal of Surgery. An active citizen and writer, he often wrote letters to the editor in the Knoxville News Sentinel and other local papers. He died on Janurary 21, 1943, in Knoxville, and is buried with his family in Magnolia Cemetery in Maryville, Tennessee. His wife Alice (Smith) Cates survived him and died in 1961.

Arrangement

This material is in one folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480