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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.


    Encephalography in cases with fixed lesions of the brain.
    Bronson Crothers, Edward C. Vogt, R. Cannon Eley.
    American Journal of Diseases of Children, Chicago, 1930, 40 (2): 227-246.

    Roentgenologic diagnosis of lead poisoning in infants and children.
    Edward C. Vogt.
    The Journal of the American Medical Association, 1932, 98(2): 125-129.

    Lead Poisoning in Children.
    Charles F. McKhann and Edward C. Vogt.
    The Journal of the American Medical Association, 1933, 149: 1131-1135.

    Compressions of the Vertebral Bodies during Convulsive Therapy – Preliminary Note Regarding Their Prevention.
    Emerick Friedman, A. Leo Brett and Edward C. Vogt.
    The New England Journal of Medicine, Boston, April 5. 1940, 222: 704-710.

    Craniolacunia (Lückenschädel): A Report of 54 Cases.
    Presented before the Twenty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, at Atlanta, December 11-15, 1939.
    Edward C. Vogt and George M. Wyatt. Radiology, February 1941, 36: 147-153.

    Pseudofracture of the tibia.
    Sumner M. Roberts and Edward C. Vogt.
    The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, October 1, 1949. 21 (4):  891-901

    Emery O. Lewis:
    In Memoriam: Edward C. Vogt, M.D. Radiology, 1981: 244.

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