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Arthur Hale Curtis

Born 1881
Died 1955

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American gynaecologist, born May 20, 1881, Portage, Wisconsin; died 1955.

Biography of Arthur Hale Curtis

Arthur Hale Curtis was the son of Henry Hale Curtis and Madenia McNown Curtis. He received his BS in 1902 from the University of Wisconsin and graduated MD from Rush Medical College in Chicago in 1905. He then interned at the Cook County Hospital. Having a keen interest in research, he continued post-graduate studies at Rush, then at Berlin and Vienna. He served with the american forces overseas in World War I.

In 1910, he became a member of the faculty at Northwestern University Medical School as Clinical Assistant in Gynecology, 1916 Associate in Gynecology, 1917 Clinical Professor of Gynecology, and 1924 Professor of Gynecology. In 1926 he became chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, 1947 Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Curtis was awarded an honorary LL.D. by the University of Wisconsin in 1935.He served as presiding officer of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, American Gynecological Society and the Chicago Gynecological Society.

Curtis had a passionate interest in American football and was head football coach at the University of Kansas in Lawrence and the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He died of a myocardial infarction.

We thank Ronald H. Sims for information submitted. Sims is a Special Collections Librarian
Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University, Montgomery Ward Memorial, Chicago.

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