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Memoir

Victor C. Vaughan
Regents' Proceedings 149

The resignation of Dr. Victor C. Vaughan as Dean and Professor of
Hygiene and Physiological Chemistry in the Medical School was presented
together with a resolution passed by the Faculty of the Medical School.

It was voted, on motion of Regent Murfin, that the resignation both as
Dean and Professor be accepted with deep regret to take effect on June 30,
I92I, and the following resolution presented by Regent Sawyer, expressing
the Board's appreciation of Dean Vaughan's life-long service to the
University and to medical education was unanimously adopted:

Resolved, That with the acceptance of Dr. Victor C. Vaughan's
resignation as Dean of the Medical School and Professor of Hygiene and
Physiological Chemistry, the Regents give expression to their deep
appreciation of his long and distinguished service to the University and to
medical education, and of his contributions to science.

The world recognition of him as an administrator and a worker in the
field of research has been a large factor in placing the Medical School in a
position of first importance and standing.

Honored by membership in international and national scientific and
social welfare bodies, and having held a high office in many of them, he has
had a rare opportunity for influence and vision in race progress and
betterment. Responding to his country's call, he has in two wars acted as a
valued adviser and investigator, and by his aid in the determination of the
causes of disease and the application of corrective measures, helped to bring
about the greatly reduced morbidity and mortality. Few men can measure up
to his attainments and accomplishments, and the international estimate of
them.

Resolved, further, That the Board of Regents wishes for him a happy
relief from his arduous labors, and his continued interest in the Medical
School, for the success of which he has so long been responsible.
It was further voted that the Board record its understanding and
appreciation of the point of view set forth in the resolution of the Faculty
and express its desire to cooperate fully with Dean Vaughan in any scientific
work in which he may engage after his retirement from active service and
officially tender to him the use of his laboratory in the Medical Building.
It was further voted that the President be authorized to communicate
with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching applying for
a retiring allowance for Dean Vaughan.