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George Ellis Armstrong, American surgeon.


Armstrong, George Ellis was born on August 4, 1900 in Lawrence County, Indiana, United States. Son of Frank T. and Jennie G. (Norvell) Armstrong.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Indiana, 1922, Doctor of Medicine 1925, Doctor of Laws, 1952. Graduated from Army Medical School, Medical Field Service School, 1927, Advanced Course, 1940. Command and General staff schedul, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1941.


1 son, George B. Intern, Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, 1925. Medical officer, United States Army, 1926-1955. Assistant chief, surgical, Walter Reed Hospital, 1931-1935.

Assistant chief Surgical Service, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1935-1937. Assistant surgeon and chief, Surgical Service, Tienstsin, China, 1937-1938. Chief, Surgical Service, chief, venereal disease ward, Fort Stotsenburg, P.I., 1938-1939.

Assistant theater surgeon, China, Burma, India Theatre of Operations, January-June, 1944. Theater surgeon, China, Burma, India Theatre of Operations, later surgeon China Theater, 1944-1946. Deputy surgeon general with rank of brigadier general 1947, major general, 1948, surgeon general army 1951-1955.

Vice president for medical affairs New York University, 1955-1969, also director of New York University Medical Center.


Member President’ Health Resources Advisory Committee. American College of Surgeons fellow, American College of Physicians. Member of the American Medical Association, American Hospital Association, American Veterinary Medical Association (honorary), American Pharmaceutical Association (honorary), American Association Surgery Trauma (honorary), American Foundation Tropical Medicine (honorary), International College Surgeons (honorary), American College Chest Physicians (honorary), American College Hospital Adminstrs.

(honorary), Association Military Surgeons, Council Pan-Pacific Surgical Association, Indiana Public Health Association (honorary), Brazilian Academy Military Medicine (honorary), National Resuscitation Society (president), New York Medico-Surgical Society, National Health Council (director, vice president), New York City Hospital Society, Society Medical Conservation to Armed Forces, National Board Medical Examiners, Phi Kappa Psi (Executive Committee New York University alumni chapter), Scabbard and Blade, Phi Rho Sigma, Alpha Omega Alpha. Mason (33 Shriner), Sojourner. Clubs: New York University.


Married Lillian T. Ott, March 20, 1937.

Frank T. Armstrong

Jennie G. (Norvell) Armstrong

Lillian T. Ott