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Dr. Victor Vaughan

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In 1874 Victor Vaughan came to teach and do graduate work in chemistry, receiving after two years one of the first two Ph.D. degrees granted by UM. As dean of the Medical School from 1891 to 1921, Vaughan made Michigan an important center of medical education, assembling an outstanding faculty distinguished for teaching as well as for internationally recognized research.

A national expert in public health and epidemiology, he worked in his laboratory almost to the end of his life.

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