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During a recent visit to UMMC, Wayne Lee, left, and John Lee examine historical documents related to the asylum that had housed their grandfather, John Benedict Whitfill.

Asylum Hill grant boosts mission to record descendants’ stories

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Decades have passed since the Mississippi State Hospital for the Insane in Jackson closed. Many of the patients who died there came to a lonely and unmarked end. But today, more and more of their descendants are coming forward to restore their history in a Medical Center-led effort advanced by the awarding of a federal grant. Read More

Indicating a life well lived, these photos trace Dr. Blair E. Batson from childhood to medical leader.

Batson legacy lives on in UMMC, statewide pediatric advancements

Monday, January 14, 2019

Dr. Blair E. Batson was hailed for his medical leadership and his love for others during a memorial service last Friday at the student union. Named chair of pediatrics when UMMC opened in 1955, Batson was instrumental in opening the state’s first children’s hospital in 1968 and Batson Children’s Hospital in 1997 and in training thousands of physicians. Read More

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