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Arthur Adolph Kirchner, American physician. Recipient Meritorious Service citation Northwestern University, 1946, Alumni Service award, 1958.

Background

Kirchner, Arthur Adolph was born on August 30, 1903 in Sargeant, Minnesota, United States. Son of Charles Henry and Edith Ida (Zander) Kirchner.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1925, Doctor of Medicine 1929.

Career

Rotating intern San Diego County General Hospital, 1928-1929. Private practice, San Fernando, California, 1929-1931, Los Angeles, since 1931. Research gastroenterology University of Chicago, 1937, University of Pennsylvania, 1939.

Member of staff Methodist Hospital Southern California, 1931-1955, Queen of Angels Hospital, since 1937, Hospital Good Samaritan, since 1957. Instructor medicine University of Southern California, 1932-1937, assistant clinical professor medicine, since 1958. Founder, 1954, since president Los Angeles Physician Retirement Association.

Director Los Angeles Physician Aid Association, since 1953. Engaged in citrus ranching Coachella Valley, California, since 1954. Secretary-treasurer, director Absentee Desert Ranchers Association, since 1954.

Secretary, director American Auto Stores, Inc., since 1949. Partner Burtnett Variety Stores, 1948-1956.

Politics

The use of force may be supported in extreme situations and when the need to do so is beyond reasonable doubt.

Views

Church members should be close and caring to feel each other's pains and problems. The good of the whole body of the Christian society should be put before individual needs.

Membership

Member of staff Methodist Hospital Southern California, 1931-1955, Queen of Angels Hospital, since 1937, Hospital Good Samaritan, since 1957. Served lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Fellow American College Gastroenterology (president 1956, Chairman of the Board 1957).

Member American (alternate delegate, then delegate since 1953, Chairman of Commission nursing 1962-1965), California (councillor 1951-1962, delegate since 1948), Los Angeles County (Councillor 1951-1962) medical associations, American, Los Angeles societies internal medicine, Southern California Society Gastroenterology, American, Southern California proctologic associations, American Endoscopic Association. Mason (Shriner), Lion (president Los Angeles 1935).

Connections

Married Madelyn Doris Burtnett, September 22, 1928. Children: JoAnn Doris (Mistress Charles W. Johnson), Arthur Burtnett.

father:
Charles Henry Kirchner

mother:
Edith Ida (Zander) Kirchner

spouse:
Madelyn Doris Burtnett

children:
Arthur Burtnett Kirchner

JoAnn Doris Kirchner (Mistress Charles W. Johnson)