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Hiram Houston Merritt

neurologist , educator.

Hiram Houston Merritt, American neurologist, educator. member medical advisory board Northern 12 Selective Service System, 1940-1944; Member American Medical Association, various other general and special medical and professional associations and orgns.

Background

Merritt, Hiram Houston was born on January 12, 1902 in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. Son of Hiram Houston and Dessie (Cline) Merritt.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1922. Doctor of Medicine Johns Hopkins, 1926. A.M. (honorary) Harvard, 1942.

Doctor of Science (honorary), New York Medical College, 1967, Columbia, 1971.

Career

Intern New Haven Hospital, 1926-1927. Various hospital and university assignments, study and fellowships, 1927-1942. Associate professor neurology Harvard Medical School 1942-1944.

Visiting neurologist Boston City Hospital, 1934-1942. Consultant neurologist Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1939-1944. Consultant in neuropsychiatry United States Marine Hospital, 1937-1944.

Director neuropathol. labs. Boston Psychopathic Hospital, 1943-1944. Member medical advisory board Northern 12 Selective Service System, 1940-1944.

Professor clinical neurology Columbia Medical School, 1944-1968, department chairman, 1948-1968, Moses professor neurology, 1963-1970, emeritus, 1970-1979, dean faculty medicine, vice president charge medical affairs, 1958-1970, dean, vice president emeritus, 1970-1979. Chief neuropsychiatry service Montefiore Hospital, 1944-1948. Director service of neurology Neurological Institute, Presbyterian Hospital, 1948-1968.

Consultant various governmental agys.

Works

  • Author: Cerebrospinal Fluid, 1937. Neurosyphillis, 1946. Also textbooks

  • articles in professional journals.

Membership

Member medical advisory board Northern 12 Selective Service System, 1940-1944. Member American Medical Association, various other general and special medical and professional associations and orgns.

Connections

Married Mabel Carmichael, August 2, 1930.

father:
Hiram Houston Merritt

mother:
Dessie (Cline) Merritt

spouse:
Mabel Carmichael