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Eugene Beverly Jr. Ferris, American physician. Recipient Horsley prize for research from University of Virginia, 1936; Certificates of appreciation from the War Department, The Navy Department, and Office of Scientific Research and Development for medical research (as civilian), World World War World War II.


Ferris, Eugene Beverly Jr. was born on June 24, 1905 in McNeill, Mississippi, United States. Son of Eugene B. and Martha (Reynolds) Ferris.


Bachelor of Science, Mississippi State College, 1925. Doctor of Medicine University of Virginia, 1930, Master of Science (Dupont fellow, 1930-1931), 1931.


June 6, 1936; children—Charlotte Beverly, Ann Gordon. Eugene Beverly. Interne, Boston City Hospital, 1931-1933. Resident University of Michigan Hospital, 1933.

Assistant resident Thorndike Memorial Laboratory and research fellow, Harvard Medical School, 1933-1935. Member of faculty, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1935-1952, associate professor of medicine and assistant director, department internal medicine, Cincinnati General Hospital, director psychosomatic teaching program, 1947-1951, professor of medicine, 1951-1952. Professor of medicine Emory University, chief of medical services Grady Hospital, since 1952, Cons. in mental health and member commission on research of mental hygiene council, United States Public Health Service, 1946-1951, cardiovascular study section, 1952-1957.

Medical director American Heart Association, since 1957.


  • Other Work

    • Editor-in-chief, Cincinnati Journal of Medicine, 1945-1947, Journal of Clinical Investigation, 1947-1952, member editorial board, since 1952, Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal Medicine, Journal Psychosomatic Medicine.


Member of the medical teaching mission to Poland and Finland (sponsored by Unitarian Service Committee and World Health Organisation), 1948. Director research project on aviation medicine for Office Scientific Research and Development, 1942-1945. Member subordinate commission on decompression sickness, National Research Council, 1942-1946.

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College of Physicians (regent). Member American Society for Clinical Investigation (member of council, vice president, 1949, president, 1950), Association American Physicians, American Psychosomatic Society (member of council, secretary, 1947, president, 1950), A.M. A., American Heart Association (Vice-President, Board of Governors 1955-1957), Council High Blood Pressure Research (chairman 1955-1956), Ohio Medical Association, Cincinnati Academy Medicine, Central Society Clinical Research, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha, Beta Theta Pi.


Married Charlotte Gordon Hopkins. Children: Charlotte Beverly, Ann Gordon.

Eugene B. Ferris

Martha (Reynolds) Ferris

Charlotte Gordon Hopkins.

Charlotte Beverly Ferris

Ann Gordon Ferris