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Clergyman , zoologist

Alphonse Mary Schwitalla, German clergyman, zoologist.


Schwitalla, Alphonse Mary was born on November 27, 1882 in Beuthen, Upper Silesta, Germany. Son of Peter J. and Pauline (Welzel) Schwitalla.


Came to the United States, 1885. Bachelor of Arts, St. Saint Louis University, 1907, A.M., 1908. Doctor of Philosophy. in Zoology, Johns Hopkins, 1921.

Doctor of Laws, Tulane University, 1938. Doctor of Science, Lawrence College, 1939. Joined Jesuit Order, 1900.

Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1915. Instructor chemistry St. Xavier College, Cincinnati, 1907-1910. Instructor biology and physiology St. Saint Louis University, 1910-1912.

Instructor chemistry Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Missoury, 1916-1918. Associate professor biology, St. Saint Louis University, 1921-1924, professor biology, 1924-1946, dean School of Medical, 1927, dean School Nursing, 1928-1940, regent, 1940-1944, regent School of Dentistry, 1924-1944, Moderator Federation Catholic Physicians’ Guilds, since 1945. President Catholic Hospital Association United States and Canada, 1928-1947, president emeritus since 1947.

Past president North Central Association Colleges Secondary Schools, 1936. Honorary vice president American Social Hygiene Association, since 1947.


Research, since 1946. Associate fellow American Medical Association (advising committee Council on Medical Edition and Hosps.). Member Association American Medical Colls., American Council on Education (problems and plans committee), International Hospital Association (board of directors), American College Hospital Adminstrs.

(charter member and member commission on Education), Committee on Costs of Medical Care, National Citizens Committee of the Community Mobilization for Human Needs, Commision on Institutions Higher Education, North Central Association, Missouri Social Hygiene Association (director), president 1930-1932), National Society for Prevention Blindness (director), Missouri Society for Crippled Children (director), American Social Hygiene Association (director), American Association Medical Social Workers (advisory council), National Organisation for Public Health Nursing (advisory council), American College Dentists (honorary fellow and member of national research committee), others. Major Chaplains Reserve, United States Army, war chaplain, Kansas City, Missoury, 1918-1919.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Hospital Progress, 1928-1947, Linacre Quarterly, 1945-1948. Contributor to Biology, Sociology, Medical Education, Hospital Administration, Nursing Education, various publications.


Member sub-commission on Hospital of Health and medical committee of Council on National Defense, Committee on Postwar Medical Service, American Medical Association since 1944. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Ecological Society, St. Louis Academy Science, American Society Zoölogy, Anthropological Society American, American Sociological Society American Society for Control Cancer, American Public Health Association, Genetics Society American, Missouri Academy Science, History of Science Society, Missouri Medical Association, Southern Medical Association Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Nu, Phi Sigma, Theta Beta, Knights of Columbus.


Peter J. Schwitalla

Pauline (Welzel) Schwitalla