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pediatrician

Hattie Elizabeth Alexander, American pediatrician. award for research pediatrics American Academy Pediatrics, 1942; award, work on meningitis, 1956; award in therapeutics American Therapeutic Society; award, 1963; award Variety Club Phila.

Background

Alexander, Hattie Elizabeth was born on April 5, 1901 in Baltimore. Daughter of William B. and Elsie M. (Townsend) Alexander.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Goucher College, 1923. Doctor of Medicine Johns Hopkins, 1930. Honorary degree Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 1967.

Bacteriologist hygiene laboratory United States Public Health Service, Washington, 1923-1924. Bacteriologist branch laboratory Maryland. Public Health Service, Washington, 1924-1926.

Intern Harriet Lane Home, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1930-1931. Intern The Babies Hospital, New York City, 1931-1932, adjunct assistant physician, 1933-1938, assistant attending pediatrician, 1938-1942, associate attending pediatrician, 1942-1951, attending pediatrician, 1951-1968, Holt fellow diseases of children Columbia, 1932-1934, assistant diseases of children, 1933-1935, instructor diseases of children, 1935-1936, associate pediatrics, 1936-1943, assistant professor, 1943-1948, associate professor, 1948-1968, professor pediatrics College Physicians and Surgical, 1958-1968. Assistant attending physician Vanderbilt Clinic, New York City, 1933-1939, assistant attending pediatrician, 1939-1942, associate attending pediatrician, 1942-1951, attending pediatrician, 1951-1968.

Recipient E. Mead Johnson award for research pediatrics American Academy Pediatrics, 1942. Stevens triennial prize Columbia, 1954, Distinguished Graduate citation for achievement in science, 1954, Elizabeth Blackwell award, work on meningitis, 1956. 7th Oscar B. Hunter Memorial award in therapeutics American Therapeutic Society, 1961.

Babies Hospital Distinguished Service award, 1963.

Career

Diseases of children, 1933-1935, instructor diseases of children, 1935-1936, associate pediatrics, 1936-1943, assistant professor, 1943-1948, associate professor, 1948-1968, professor pediatrics College Physicians and Surgical, 1958-1968. Assistant attending physician Vanderbilt Clinic, New York City, 1933-1939, assistant attending pediatrician, 1939-1942, associate attending pediatrician, 1942-1951, attending pediatrician, 1951-1968.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor professional publications.

Membership

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member of the Society Pediatric Research, Harvey Society, American Pediatric Society (vice president 1959-1960, president 1965), Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, New York Academy of Medicine, American Academy Pediatrics, Goucher College Alumnae Association (trustee).

Connections

father:
William B. Alexander

mother:
Elsie M. (Townsend) Alexander