Name Robert Sterling Teague Papers


Dates 1892-1979


Extent .75 cubic foot


Historical Note Robert Sterling Teague was born in Alabama in 1913.  He earned degrees from the University of Alabama, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago.  From 1939 until 1943 Dr. Teague, a pharmacologist, held a position at Tulane University in New Orleans.  In 1943 he became an assistant professor of physiology and pharmacology at the medical school in Tuscaloosa.  He moved to Birmingham with the school in 1945 and headed the pharmacology section until 1948 when he was named first chair of the Department of Pharmacology.  He remained as chair until his retirement from UAB in 1978.  Dr. Teague died in Birmingham on September 23, 1980.


Oscar Teague, uncle of Dr. Robert Sterling Teague, was born on January 8, 1878, and obtained degrees from the University of Alabama, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Berlin.  In 1911 Dr. Oscar Teague traveled to Manchuria, China, to investigate an epidemic of pneumonic plague.  As a result of his work, he later received the Red Cross Medal from U.S. President William Howard Taft.  During World War I, Dr. Teague, then a major in the armed forces, directed laboratories in the Panama Canal Zone.  After the war, Dr. Oscar Teague obtained a position with the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City.  Oscar Teague died September 22, 1923, his death the result of an automobile accident in New Jersey.


Scope & Contents Includes correspondence, festschrift for Dr. R. S. Teague, certificates, reprints of research articles, master's thesis, dissertation, and notes.


Arrangement Organized into two series: 1. Robert S. Teague Materials and 2. Oscar Teague Materials.


Accession Number M93-08


Provenance Materials donated to the UAB Archives in 1993 by the widow of Dr. Robert S. Teague.


Finding aid Printed descriptive guide by William A. Harris in repository; revised by Tim L. Pennycuff.


Access Points China  x  Description and travel  x  1901-1948.

Manchuria (China).

Plague  z  China.

Teague, Oscar,  d  1878-1923.

Teague, Robert Sterling,  d  1913-1980.

University of Alabama.  b  Medical College of Alabama.


Document Types Certificates.



Masters thesis.



Location Manuscript Stacks


Related Series PMC12, Robert Sterling Teague Photograph Collection

MC51, (see also for folders on Oscar and Robert Sterling Teague)


Physical Condition Acid free folders and acid free boxes

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