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Clayton Tremain Beecham, American gynecologist. Recipient Emeritus Professor award Temple University School Medicine, 1986.


Beecham, Clayton Tremain was born on March 1, 1907 in Ladd, Illinois, United States. Son of Horace King and Bessie (File) Beecham.


Bachelor of Science, University Minnesota, 1930. Doctor of Medicine, University Minnesota, 1932.


Intern, University of Minnesota Hospital, 1932-1933;resident, U. Kansas Hospital, 1933-1934;resident, Kensington Hospital Women, Philadelphia, 1934-1936;instructor obstetrics-gynecology, University of Pennsylvania School Medicine, 1936-1940;professor obstetrics-gynecology, Temple University Medical School, 1940-1964;director tumor clinic, Temple University Medical School, 1940-1964;director obstetrics-gynecology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, 1965-1978;now senior consultant gynecology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. President American Association Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation, Inc., 1969-1980. Examiner American Board Obstetrics and Gynecology, in-training exams for residents.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3d edit, 1966, 5th edition, 1975. (as Clay Sheringham) Women and the knife, Goodbye Reds. Editorial board: Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1968-1971.

      Consultant surgery: Year Book Cancer, since 1965.


Board of directors Solebury School, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1951-1953, Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia, 1955-1957. Honorary fellow Kansas Missouri, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Seattle obstetrics-gynecology societies. Fellow Australian Computer Society, American Association Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Executive Board 1960-1972, editor bulletin, president 1968).

Member American College Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Executive Board 1965-1968, commissioner education 1974-1979, Distinguished Service award 1988), Obstetrical Society Philadelphia (Executive Board 1963-1966, president 1964-1965), Society Pelvic Surgeons, American Cancer Society (director Philadelphia 1964) M C.


Married Patricia Anne Miller, December 25, 1979. Children: Richard K., Jackson B., Nina Beecham Stratton.

Horace King Beecham

Bessie (File) Beecham

Patricia Anne Miller

Richard K. Beecham

Jackson B. Beecham

Nina Beecham Stratton Beecham