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Saul Wallenstein Jarcho

Born 1906
Died 2000

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American physician, born October 25, 1906, New York City; died September 10, 2000.

Biography of Saul Wallenstein Jarcho

9/www: Saul Jarcho was the son of an obstetrician and gynaecologist. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and obtained a masters degree in Latin literature at Columbia University. He then entered Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons where he received his M.D. degree in 1930. Between 1930 and 1933 he interned at the Lying-In Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York He also trained in pathology at the School of Tropical Medicine in Puerto Rico, and he taught in this speciality for almost a decade at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Columbia University.

From 1934 until 1942 he was an instructor at The Johns Hopkins and Columbia Universities. During World War II he was assigned to duty at the Army Medical School and subsequently was chief medical intelligence officer to the Medical Intelligence Division of the Office of the Surgeon General. His long association with the New York Academy of Medicine began in 1940.

Jarcho's principal fields of interest include internal medicine and medical history. He has produced over 500 scholarly articles, books and reviews and was editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine from 1967 to 1977. Jarcho retired in 1980 and was later fully occupied with research into the history of medicine.

Jarcho was an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the New York Historical Society, the Society of Tropical Medicine, and the American Association of the History of Medicine (AAHM). He served as president of the American Association for the History of Medicine in 1968 and 1969, and was active in both the Friends of the Rare Book Room and the Section on Historical Medicine of the New York Academy of Medicine.

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