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John Wesley Lawlah

John Wesley Lawlah, American radiologist, educator. Fellow American College Radiology, International College Surgeons; member Radiological Society N.A., American College Hospital Adminstrs., American Medical Association, American Roentgen Ray Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha, Sigma Sigma, Alpha Phi Alpha, Sigma Pi Phi.

Background

  • Lawlah, John Wesley was born on August 12, 1904 in Bessemer, Alabama, United States. Son of John Wesley and Mattie Mae (Lindsey) Lawlah.

  • Education

    • Graduate Morehouse Academy, Atlanta, 1922. Bachelor of Science, Morehouse College, 1925, Doctor of Science, 1941. Master of Sciences, University Wisconsin, 1929.

      Doctor of Medicine Rush Medical College, 1932.

    Career

    • Fellow in radiology Billings Hospital, University of Chicago, 1932-1935. Radiologist Provident Hospital, Chicago, 1935-1936, medical director and superintendent, 1936-1941. Dean Howard U. Medical School, also professor radiology, 1941-1946, clinical professor radiology, 1946-1973.

      Superintendent Freedmen’s Hospital, Washington, 1942-1944, then radiologist, appointed member Freedmen’s Hospital Commission, 1955. Consultant radiologist Mount Alto Veterans Hospital, from 1957. Secretary-treasurer National Conference Hospital Adminstrs., 1936-1941.

      Member panel medical experts selected to draw up preliminary regulations and procs. for medical section World Health Organization, 1946. Diplomate American Board Radiology, Pan American Medical Association.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Fellow American College Radiology, International College Surgeons. Member Radiological Society N.A., American College Hospital Adminstrs., American Medical Association, American Roentgen Ray Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha, Sigma Sigma, Alpha Phi Alpha, Sigma Pi Phi. Clubs: Forty (Chicago).

    Connections

    • Married Leora Frances McCarrell, February 9, 1933. Children: Evelyn Frances, John Wesley III. Intern, Provident Hospital.
    • father: John Wesley Lawlah
    • mother: Mattie Mae (Lindsey) Lawlah
    • spouse: Leora Frances McCarrell
    • children: Evelyn Frances Lawlah
    • John Wesley III. Intern Lawlah
    • Provident Hosp Lawlah
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    Born August 12, 1904
    Died June 15, 1976
    (aged 71)
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