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Edward C. Vogt

Born 1891-10-12
Died 1980-01-01

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American radiologist, born October 12, 1891, Iowa City; died January 1, 1980. Middle name probably Crosby.

Biography of Edward C. Vogt

After attending schools in Iowa City, Edward C. Vogt joined the Air Force of the Signal Corps and trained and flew as an instructor at Kelley Field in Texas. He was transferred to France but did not see combat – he arrived on November 11, 1918, the day armistice was declared. He was discharged on November 1919 and then considered a career in flying mail. However, he chose to go to college and was graduated from the University of Iowa. He received his doctorate from the edical School of the University of Iowa on June 5, 1923.

He interned at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Toledo, Ohio from 1923 to 1925, and subsequently was Dr. Merrill Sossman’s first resident in radiology at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston from 1925 to 1927. He then held a radiology residency at Yale University Medical School, New Haven, Connecticut, and appointment as the first chief of radiology at Childrens Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

On September 5, 1928, Vogt married Beatrice K. Huss of Toledo, Ohio, and they moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts. Here he wrote several articles on radiological paediatric problems that are now considered classics and still are used as references. In 1939, Vogt transferred to St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford to become head of the Department of Radiology. He retired in 1965.

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