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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.