Alexander, John

Master pnID: 
AMH-PN0035
Degree|Title|Profession: 
MD
Residence(s): 
Ann Arbor MI
Visitor from the University of Michigan (3/12/1935 Minutes of the Pima County Medical Society, 1904-1954).
See Herbert Sloan, MD. Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: John Alexander (1891-1954). J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2005;129:435-436.

J Am Med Assoc, Aug 1954; 155: 1594: Alexander, John; Ann Arbor, Mich.; born in Philadelphia Feb. 24, 1891; University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 1916; at one time on surgical and teaching staff at his alma mater; professor of surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School; served in France during World War I; member of the founders group of the American Board of Surgery and that of the Central Surgical Association; member of the American Surgical Association, Society of Clinical Surgery, International Society of Surgery, Michigan Trudeau Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Mu Pi Omega, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Delta Tau Delta; honorary member of Nu Sigma Nu, Detroit Academy of Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland, Sociedad Argentina de Cirujanos, and Société Belge de Chirurgie; past president of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery; a director, 1941-1945, of the National Tuberculosis Association and in 1945 vice-president; at one time trustee, vice-president, and president, Michigan Tuberculosis Association; and at one time president-elect of the American Trudeau Society; fellow of the American College of Surgeons; awarded the Samuel D. Gross prize of the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery in 1925, Henry Rüssel award of the University of Michigan in the year 1928-1929, and the Trudeau medal of the National Tuberculosis Association in 1941; in 1944 was selected as the Rüssel lecturer at the University of Michigan; chief surgeon at the Michigan State Sanatorium at Howell; surgeon in charge, section on thoracic surgery, University Hospital; author of "The Surgery of Pulmonary Tuberculosis" and "The Collapse Therapy of Pulmonary Tuberculosis"; member of the advisory editorial boards of The Journal of Thoracic Surgery, Archives Médico-Chirurgicales de l'Appareil Respiratoire, Revista Española de Tuberculosis, and the International Abstract of Surgery; in 1940 received the honorary degree of doctor of science from the University of Pennsylvania; died in the University Hospital July 16, aged 63, of gastrointestinal hemorrhage.
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