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Henry Nickerson Pratt, American physician. Decorated Bronze Star Medal, Medaille de Reconnaisance.


Pratt, Henry Nickerson was born on May 9, 1902 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Frederick Sanford and Ella Winifred (Nickerson) Pratt.


Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1924, Doctor of Medicine 1930. Student of University of Chicago, summer 1926.


Circulation manager Independent magazine, 1924-1926. House officer Children’s Hospital, Boston, 1930-1933, Bradford fellowship, 1933-1935, instructor pediatrics, Harvard Medical School private practice pediatrics and allergy, Boston, 1936-1941. Administrator Memorial Hospital Center for Cancer and Allied Diseases, New York City, 1946-1948.

Director New York Hospital, 1948-1967. President Hospital Bureau Standards and Supplies, 1948-1952, vice president, 1952. Special medical advisory group VA, 1960-1965.

Board of directors Spence-Chapin Adoption Service, 1953-1980. Colonel United States Army, European Theatre of Operations, 1941-1945. Commanding officer 3d General Dispensary, Cheltenham, England, 48th General Hospital, Paris, 16th General Hospital, Liege, Belgium.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor to professional journals.


Fellow Royal Society Medicine, New York Academy of Medicine. Member Association American Medical Colls., International Hospital Federation, American Clinical and Climatological Association Society Medical Adminstrs., Medical Society State New York, American Medical Association, American (trustee 1961-1964), Greater New York (Board of Governors 1948-1965, president, 1952-1953) hospital associations, Hospital Association New York State (trustee), National Health Council (board directors 1960-1963). Republican; Clubs: University.


Married Charlotte Reynolds, July 24, 1929. Children: Linda, Anthony.

Frederick Sanford Pratt

Ella Winifred (Nickerson) Pratt

Charlotte Reynolds

Linda Pratt

Anthony Pratt