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William Harold Bickel

William Harold Bickel, American educator, surgeon. American College of Surgeons fellow; member American-British-Canadian Travelling.


  • Bickel, William Harold was born on July 4, 1909 in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Edwin Forrest and Florence (Simon) Bickel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Lawrence College, 1931. Master of Science, Northwestern University, 1935, Doctor of Medicine 1936. Master of Science, Mayo Foundation, University of Minnesota, 1941.


    • Intern, St. Luke’s Hospital, Chicago, 1935-1937. Resident Hospital Milwaukee Sanatorium, 1936-1938. Private practice, assistant surgeon International Harvester Company, Milwaukee, 1936-1938.

      Fellow orthopedic surgery Mayo Medical School, University of Minnesota, Rochester, 1938-1942, instructor to associate professor, 1942-1959, professor orthopedic surgery, 1959-1974. 1st assistant orthopedic surgery Mayo Clinic, 1940-1942, member of staff, 1942-1974. Practice medicine, specializing in orthopedic surgery, Sun City, Arizona, 1974-1977.

      Consultant, 1977-1982. Civilian consultant orthopedic surgery Surgical General, European Theatre of Operations, 1958. Member special medical advisory group, orthopedic consultant VA.

      Advisory board Medical Specialties. Diplomate American Board Orthopedic Surgery, president, 1959.


    American College of Surgeons fellow. Member American-British-Canadian Travelling.


    • Married Annette Ray, January 1, 1937. Children: Barbara Carnell, Ruth Ann, Patricia, Priscilla.
    • father: Edwin Forrest Bickel
    • mother: Florence (Simon) Bickel
    • spouse: Annette Ray
    • children: Barbara Carnell Bickel
    • Ruth Ann Bickel
    • Patricia Bickel
    • Priscilla Bickel
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