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Gerald Hillary Pratt

surgeon , educator , author.

Gerald Hillary Pratt, American surgeon, educator, author. Recipient Service citation for 25 years service New York University, 1973. Diplomate American Board Surgery.


Pratt, Gerald Hillary was born on December 15, 1906 in Montello, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Martin Henry and Margaret Anne (Farr) Pratt.


Bachelor of Science, University Minnesota, 1924. Doctor of Medicine State University Iowa, 1928. Honorary degrees U. Bordeaux (France), U. Madrid (Spain), U. Barcelona (Spain).


Intern, resident Long Island College Medical school and Hospital, Brooklyn, 1928-1930. Chief resident Louisville U. Medical school and Hospital, 1930-1931. Fellow, personal assistant to W. Wayne Babcock, professor surgery Temple University Hospital Medical School, Philadelphia, 1931-1935.

Instructor, assistant professor, surgical training New York Postgrad. Hospital and Medical School, Columbia, 1935-1948. Associate professor New York University School Medicine, 1948-1979.

Lecturer New Jersey College Medicine and Dentistry, 1965-1979. Member surgical staff St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center City New York St. Clare’s Hospital and Health Center, Doctors Hospital, New York City.


  • Author: (textbooks) Surgical Management of Vascular Diseases, 1949. Tratamiento Quirurgico de las Enfermedades Vasculares, 1952. Cardiovascular Surgery, 1954.

    Vascular Surgery: Guide and Handbook, 1976. Saga of a Surgeon, 1976. Contributor chapters to medical and surgical books, also articles to professional journals Cons. for manuscripts various medical journals.


Member Armed Forces Conservation to the United States, 1950-1979. Served to major Military Cross, Australia, 1939-1941. American College of Surgeons fellow, International College Surgeons, American College Chest Physicians, American Geriatrics Society (consultant medical advisory board), American Heart Association (council on circulation), College International de Chirurgiens.

Member of New York Academy Sciences, Pan American Medical Association (Vice-President. Club: Century.


Married Mae Dolores Gargin, March 19, 1935.; married second, Nancy Hildegarde Brown, March 22, 1956. Children: Margaret Anne (Mistress.

Martin Henry Pratt

Margaret Anne (Farr) Pratt

Mae Dolores Gargin

Nancy Hildegarde Brown

Margaret Anne (Mrs Pratt