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Henry Alfred Schroeder, American physician.


Schroeder, Henry Alfred was born on June 18, 1906 in Short Hills, New Jersey, United States. Son of Henry Alfred and Natalie (Munde) Schroeder.


Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1929. Doctor of Medicine Columbia, 1933. Master of Arts (honorary), Dartmouth, 1967.

Honorary degree Windham College, 1974.


1 adopted daughter, Eugenie (Mistress Marius Darrow). Intern in medicine Presbyn Hospital, New York City, 1934-1936. Research fellow in pharmacology University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, 1936-1937.

Assistant resident physician Hospital of Rockefeller Institute, New York City, 1937-1939, assistant in medicine, 1939-1942, associate in medicine, 1942-1946. Assistant physician Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, 1946-1958. Associate professor medicine Washington University School Medicine, St. Louis, 1946-1958.

Associate professor physiology Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H. 1958-1966, professor, 1966-1971, professor emeritus, 1971-1975. Director research Brattleboro (Vermont) Retreat, 1958-1965, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 1965-1975.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Shirt-tail and Pigtail. Hypertensive Diseases. Mechanisms of Hypertension.

      A Matter of Choice

    • The Elements Within Us. Pollution

    • Profits and Progress. The Trace Elements and Man.

      Elements in Living Systems. Co-author Personality in Arterial Hypertension. Contributor numerous articles to science journals, chapters to medical textbooks.

      Research on hypertension and gerontology, causes of high blood pressure trace elements. Developer low sodium diet.


Member panel on aviation medicine, research and development board Department Defense, 1947-1953. Served from Lieutenant to commander Medical Corps, United States Navy Reserve, 1941-1946. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, American Board Preventive Medicine.

Fellow American College of Physicians, Aerospace Medical Association, American College Preventive Medicine, American Heart Association (past. Member of the American Medical Association, American Institute Nutrition, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Gerontological Society, American American Physiological Society (distinguished.


Married Janet Gregg; children: Henry Alfred, David.

Henry Alfred Schroeder

Natalie (Munde) Schroeder

Janet Gregg

Henry Alfred Schroeder

David Schroeder