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Douglas Hamilton Sprunt, American pathologist. award com; award com.


Sprunt, Douglas Hamilton was born on August 2, 1900 in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. Son of William Hutcheson and Bettie Massie (Hamilton) Sprunt.


Bachelor of Science, University of Virginia, 1922. Doctor of Medicine Yale, 1927, Master of Science, 1929. Doctor of Science, Southwestern at Memphis (Tennessee), 1967.


Assistant Yale University School of Medicine, 1927-1928, instructor, 1928-1929, Sterling research fellow, 1929-1930. Acting resident in pathology New Haven (Connecticut) Hospital, 1927-1928, resident in pathology, 1928-1929. Assistant Hospital Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1930-1932.

Associate professor pathology, Duke U. School of Medicine, 1932-1944. Professor pathology, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, 1944-1970. Chief of laboratory City of Memphis hospitals, 1944-1970.

Consultant to Secretary of War for epidemic diseases, World World War II. Consultant in medicine Oak Ridge Institute Nuclear Physics, Inc., 1945-1955. Member pathology section United States Public Health Service, 1949-1953, member cancer control committee National Cancer Institute, 1955-1960.

Consultant to Chemical corpus, United States army, 1955-1965. Member commission on growth National Research Council, 1947-1950. V. chairman of International committee pathology, 1960-1963.

Chairman American coordinating committee of International Intersociety Committee on Pathology. Chairman of second teaching institute, pathology, microbiology, immunology and genetics American Association Medical Colls., 1954. Member Lederle Medical Faculty award committee, 1954-1968.


  • Other Work

    • Author of articles in science journals on viruses, toxins, endocrines, antibiotics and gerontology.


Member of the board visiting Duke Medical Center. Fellow American College Physicians, College American Pathologists (Board of Governors 1948-1951), International Academy Pathology (council 1947-1953). Member American Society Experimental Pathology (president 1947-1948, chairman Parke-Davis award committee 1957-1959), American Society Clinical Pathology, American, Southern (chairman of the section on medical education and hospital training 1945-1946) medical associations, Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society, American Association Pathologists and Bacteriologists (secretary 1961-1962, president 1960), Association Immunologists, Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Tennessee Society Pathology (sec-treasurer 1957-1959), International Platform Association, Kappa Alpha (South), Nu Sigma Nu.

Clubs: University (New York City).


Married Edith Charlescraft Lucas, October 17, 1933. Children: Alice Hamilton, Edith Lucas.

William Hutcheson Sprunt

Bettie Massie (Hamilton) Sprunt

Edith Charlescraft Lucas

Alice Hamilton Sprunt

Edith Lucas Sprunt