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Edward Hercules Carleton, American physician. Recipient Meritorious Service award Industrial Medical Association, 1952. Diplomate American Board Preventive Medicine.


Carleton, Edward Hercules was born on October 25, 1904 in Ayer, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Phillips Alexander and Susan Lillian (Smith) Carleton.


Doctor of Medicine, University Louisville.


Intern, Louisville General Hospital, 1932-1934. General practice medicine, Louisville, 1934-1935, practice orthopedic surgery, 1935-1937. Assistant resident physician Wheelwright (Kentucky) Coal Mine, Inland Steel Company, 1937-1940.

Assistant medical director Inland Steel Company, East Chicago, Indiana, 1940-1944, medical director 1944-1953, general medical director, 1953-1969, in charge of health and industrial hygiene for entire company and its subsidiaries. Liaison representative N.W. Indiana area on Chicago Medical Civil Defense Committee. Member technical committee President’s Conference on Industrial Safety.

Member advising committee Research Council for Economics Security.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles on industrial health.


Member visiting committee Harvard School Public Health. Member medical committee and research advisory council Mellon Institute Industrial Hygiene Foundation. Member professional advising committee Portal House, Chicago.

Fellow Central States Society Industrial Medicine and Surgery. Member American College Preventive Medicine, Medical Dirs. Club Chicago, American Medical Writers Association, American Foundrymen’s Society, American Medical Association, World (member United States committee), Indiana, Lake County medical associations, Order Kentucky Colonels, American Academy Political and Social Sciences, N.A.M. (member subcommittee on industrial health industry liaison group), American Forestry Association, Chicago Association Commerce and Industry (member cleaner air committee), American Association Industrial Physicians and Surgeons (president 1950-1951), Occupational Health Institute (trustee), Association American Physicians and Surgs., American Industrial Hygiene Association (director) Chicago section), American Public Health Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Iron and Steel Institute, National Safety Council, National Research Council, American Institute Biological Sciences, Chamber of Commerce, Ramazzinian Society.


Married Pauline Edmonda Bessire, July 7, 1933. Children: Sue (Mistress.

Phillips Alexander Carleton

Susan Lillian (Smith) Carleton

Pauline Edmonda Bessire

Sue (Mrs Carleton