Victor Clarence Vaughan

Chemistry 1876-1883, Physiological & Pathological Chemistry, Therapeutics and Materia Medica 1883-1887, Hygiene & Physiological Chemistry and Director of Hygienic Laboratory since 1887. Dean of Department of Medicine and Surgery

VICTOR CLARENCE VAUGHAN was born at Mount Airy, Randolph County, Missouri, October 27, 1851, son of John and Adeline (Dameron) Vaughan. He studied at Central College, Fayette, Missouri; then entered Mt. Pleasant College in the same state, where he was graduated Bachelor of Science in 1872. In 1874 he took up graduate study at the University of Michigan and received the degree of Master of Science in 1875, and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1876. He then entered the Department of Medicine and Surgery and was graduated Doctor of Medicine in 1878. As early as January, 1876, he had become connected with the teaching force of the University, where he has remained to the present time, holding successively the following positions: Assistant in the Chemical Laboratory, 1876-1883; Lecturer on Medical Chemistry, 1879-1880; Assistant Professor of Medical Chemistry, 1880-1883; Professor of Physiological and Pathological Chemistry, and Associate Professor of Therapeutics and Materia Medica, 1883-1887; Professor of Hygiene and Physiological Chemistry, and director of the Hygienic Laboratory since 1887. Since June, 1891, he has also been Dean of the Department of Medicine and Surgery. He is now (1906) serving his third term as a member of the Michigan Board of Health. He served in the Santiago Campaign of 1898 as Major and Surgeon of the Thirty-third Michigan Infantry. In the same year he was appointed Division Surgeon, and was recommended by the President for Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel. He is a member of the German Chemical Society, the French Society of Hygiene, the Hungarian Society of Hygiene, the Association of American Physicians, and various other societies and clubs. He has contributed numerous papers to current medical and scientific literature, and is author of the following books: "Osteology and Myology of the Domestic Fowl" (1876), "Textbook of Physiological Chemistry " (1879); and in conjunction with Dr. Novy, of "Ptomaines and Leucomaines" (1888). In 1900 the Regents of the University conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Laws. In 1877 he was married to Dora Catherine Taylor, of Huntsville, Missouri, and they have five children: Victor Clarence (A.B. 1900, M.D. 1902), John Walter (A.B. 1902, M.D. 1904), Herbert Hunter (A.B. 1903), Henry Frieze, and Warren Taylor.

Burke A. Hinsdale and Isaac Newton Demmon, History of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1906), pp. 267-268.