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Hiram Houston Merritt

Hiram Houston Merritt, American neurologist, educator. member medical advisory board Northern 12 Selective Service System, 1940-1944; Member American Medical Association, various other general and special medical and professional associations and orgns.

Background

  • Merritt, Hiram Houston was born on January 12, 1902 in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. Son of Hiram Houston and Dessie (Cline) Merritt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1922. Doctor of Medicine Johns Hopkins, 1926. A.M. (honorary) Harvard, 1942.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), New York Medical College, 1967, Columbia, 1971.

    Career

    • Intern New Haven Hospital, 1926-1927. Various hospital and university assignments, study and fellowships, 1927-1942. Associate professor neurology Harvard Medical School 1942-1944.

      Visiting neurologist Boston City Hospital, 1934-1942. Consultant neurologist Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1939-1944. Consultant in neuropsychiatry United States Marine Hospital, 1937-1944.

      Director neuropathol. labs. Boston Psychopathic Hospital, 1943-1944. Member medical advisory board Northern 12 Selective Service System, 1940-1944.

      Professor clinical neurology Columbia Medical School, 1944-1968, department chairman, 1948-1968, Moses professor neurology, 1963-1970, emeritus, 1970-1979, dean faculty medicine, vice president charge medical affairs, 1958-1970, dean, vice president emeritus, 1970-1979. Chief neuropsychiatry service Montefiore Hospital, 1944-1948. Director service of neurology Neurological Institute, Presbyterian Hospital, 1948-1968.

      Consultant various governmental agys.

    Works

    • Author: Cerebrospinal Fluid, 1937. Neurosyphillis, 1946. Also textbooks
    • articles in professional journals.

    Membership

    Member medical advisory board Northern 12 Selective Service System, 1940-1944. Member American Medical Association, various other general and special medical and professional associations and orgns.

    Connections

    • Married Mabel Carmichael, August 2, 1930.
    • father: Hiram Houston Merritt
    • mother: Dessie (Cline) Merritt
    • spouse: Mabel Carmichael
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    Died December 9, 1979
    (aged 77)
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