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physician , placentologist

Elizabeth Mapelsden Ramsey, American physician, placentologist. Diplome d'Honneur Federation Internationale de Gynecologie Infantile et Juvenile, 1972. Recipient Alumna of Year citation, Bishop's School, 1960, Lewis prize, American Philosophical Society, 1970.


Ramsey, Elizabeth Mapelsden was born on February 17, 1906 in New York City. Daughter of Charles Cyrus and Grace (Keys) Ramsey.


Graduate Bishop's School, LaJolla, California. Bachelor, Mills College, 1928. Fellow Institute International Education, Hamburg, Germany, 1928-1929.

Doctor of Medicine, Yale University, 1932. Doctor of Science, Medical College Pennsylvania, 1965.


Intern, assistant resident New Haven Hospital, 1932-1934. Assistant pathology Yale University, 1933-1934. Associate pathology George Washington University, 1934-1941, professorial lecturer, 1941-1955.

Assistant chief Office Medical Information, National Research Council, 1942-1945. Guest investigator department embryology CarnegieInst., Washington, 1934-1951, research associate and pathologist, 1951-1963, staff member placentalogy and pathology, 1963-1971, research associate, 1976-1993. Mamie A. Jessup visiting professor obstetrics-gynecology.

University of Virginia School Medicine, 1972-1976. Bartholomew Mosse Memorial lecturer Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, 1970. Professorial lecturer obstetrics-gynecology.

Georgetown University School Medicine, 1981-1993.Bd. directors National Symphony Orchestra, 1949-1993, 2d vice president, 1952-1955, member exec.com., 1955-1964, 67-68, 73-79, chairman, 1955-1961, president women's committee, 1950-1952. Trustee Cathedral Choral Society, 1967-1981, 83-93.


  • Diplome d'Honneur Federation Internationale de Gynecologie Infantile et Juvenile, 1972.


Board directors National Symphony Orchestra, 1949—1993, Second vice president, 1952—1955, member executive committee, 1955—1964, 1983. Fellow: Chicago Gynec. Society (honorary); member: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Deans Council Yale University School Medicine, Society Perinatal Obstetricians, Perinatal Research Society (charter member), American Association Anatomists (executive committee member 1963-1966, vice president 1974-1976), Audubon Naturalist Society Central Atlantic States (director 1961-1964), Academy Medical Sciences (Cordoba, Argentina) (correspondent.

Academy foreign), Society Gynecologic Investigation (honorary. President's Distinguished Scientist award 1987), American Gynecological Obstetrical Society (honorary), American College Ob-Gyn. (honorary; associate, distinguished service award 1976, Hall of Fame 1985), City Tavern Club, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Hans Alexander Klagsbrunn, January 27, 1934.

Charles Cyrus Ramsey

Grace (Keys) Ramsey

Hans Alexander Klagsbrunn