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Medicine, Health and Society professor edits ‘Mississippi Encyclopedia’

by | Jun. 26, 2017, 7:46 AM

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Share this on Facebook Vanderbilt's Odie LIndsey was at the Library of Congress for an induction ceremony
Odie Lindsey (right), senior lecturer in medicine, health and society, with civil rights leaders Dorie Ladner and her companion, Chuck Hicks, at the induction of the "Mississippi Encyclopedia" into the Library of Congress. (Courtesy of Odie Lindsey)

Odie Lindsey (right), senior lecturer in medicine, health and society, with civil rights leaders Dorie Ladner and her companion, Chuck Hicks, at the induction of the “Mississippi Encyclopedia” into the Library of Congress. (Courtesy of Odie Lindsey)

Odie Lindsey, senior lecturer in the Center for Medicine, Health and Society, attended the June 13 Washington induction ceremony of the Mississippi Encyclopedia into the Library of Congress.

Lindsey is associate editor of the encyclopedia, which features contributions from 600 scholars on 30 subject areas ranging from civil rights to sports to visual arts. The Mississippi Encyclopedia was published in May by the University Press of Mississippi.

Odie Lindsey of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University leads a discussion about the cultural components of war at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts on June 8. (courtesy of Odie Lindsey)

Odie Lindsey of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University leads a discussion about the cultural components of war at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts on June 8. (courtesy of Odie Lindsey)

Lindsey spent much of June in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, where he gave a reading and talk about his book We Come to Our Senses, which is a short story collection that touches on the cultural components of war, the role of the body in fiction about war, and the benefits of art therapy for many veterans.

Lindsey served in the Army during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

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