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Henry Tubbs Ricketts

Henry Tubbs Ricketts, German physician, educator.


  • Ricketts, Henry Tubbs was born on August 11, 1901 in Berlin, Germany (parents United States citizens). Son of Howard Taylor and Myra (Tubbs) Ricketts.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Chicago, 1924. Doctor of Medicine Harvard, 1929.


    • Intern, University of Pennsylvania Hospital, 1929-1931. Resident Billings Hospital, Chicago, 1931-1933. Instructor medicine University of Chicago, 1933-1939, assistant professor, 1939-1943, associate professor, 1943-1949, professor medicine, from 1949, then professor emeritus until 1979.

      Special consultant Public Health Service. Director National Bank Monmouth. Executive committee health div.

      Welfare Council Metropolitan Chicago. Director Hospital Planning Council Metropolitan Chicago.


    The Church is after all a movement which sought to inject passion, direction and purpose into the spiritual lives of the people.


    Everybody can reach the love of God. Salvation is for everyone who turns to God.

    Denomination: Methodist


    There are different understandings about the Bible's authority in our lives. The task of every believer is to use different Bible translations and commentaries in order to discover the word of God.


    Fellow American College of Physicians. Member of the American Medical Association, American Society Clinical Investigation, Society Extpl. Biology and Medicine, Chicago Society Internal medicine, Institute Medicine, Chicago (chairman board of governors, 1949-1960), Central Society Clinical Research, American Physiological Society, Association American Physicians, American (president 1955-1956), Chicago (president 1958-1959) diabetes Assns., American Clinical and Climatological Association, Sigma Xi, Chi Psi, Nu Sigma Nu.

    Clubs: Quadrangle, University.


    • Married Mandeliene Franks, August, 1931. Children: Howard James, Shirley Ann, Nancy Avery.
    • father: Howard Taylor Ricketts
    • mother: Myra (Tubbs) Ricketts
    • spouse: Mandeliene Franks
    • children: Howard James Ricketts
    • Shirley Ann Ricketts
    • Nancy Avery Ricketts
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    Born August 11, 1901
    Died November 23, 1979
    (aged 78)