Thomas Fite Paine, Jr. was born 13 February 1918 in Aberdeen,
Mississippi. He attended Columbia Military Academy graduating
in 1934. From there he attended Vanderbilt University and received
his bachelor's degree in 1939 and his Medical Degree in 1942.
After service with the Army Medical Corps during World War
II, Dr. Paine joined the staff of Harvard Medical School, where
he remained until 1953.
From there he received numerous fellowship awards for research.
His principal work was a series of pioneer studies on the side
effects of antibiotics. His distinguished career took him to
key positions with Cambridge University, England, Harvard University
and the University of Michigan. These were followed by assignments
at the University of Alabama Medical Center and Vanderbilt University.
From the 1950s until 1972, Dr. Paine was a consultant to the
National Institute of Health. During 1975-76 he was the Fulbright
Lecterer in Medicine at Science University in Penang, Malaysia.