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J. James Longacre, American plastic surgeon.


Longacre, J. James was born on July 26, 1907 in Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Jacob E. and Anne Koehler (Beitel) Longacre.


Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Lehigh University, 1927. M.D. cum laude, Harvard, 1932.


Intern, Geisinger Memorial Hospital, Danville, Pennsylvania, 1932-1933. Surgical resident Cincinnati General Hospital. Practice medicine, specializing plastic and reconstructive surgery, from 1946.

Director plastic surgical department Christ and Bethesda hospitals, Cincinnati. Associate ending staff Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. Consultant staff St. Luke Hospital, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, also William Booth Memorial and St. Elizabeth hospitals, Covington, Kentucky.

Senior plastic consultant Veterans Hospital, Cincinnati. Director Cleft Palate Rehabilitation Clinic, Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati. Associate clinical professor surgery department surgery U. Cincinnati.

Advising committee crippled children Ohio Welfare Department Chairman program planning committee National Research Council-National Institutes of Health. Chairman International Symposium on Craniofacial Anomalies. Trustee American Foundation Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Chairman examination committee American Board Plastic Surgery.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Cleft Palate Deformation. Scar Tissue-It’s Use and Abuse. Rehabilitation of the Facially Disfigured.

      Editor: Craniofacial Antomalies: Pathogenesis and Repair, 1968. The Ultra Structure of Collagen-It’s Relation to Wound Healing and the Management of Hypertrophy Scar.


Served from captain lieutenant colonel Military Cross, Australia, 1942-1946. Diplomate American Board Surgery, American Board Plastic Surgery (vice chairman). Member American Society Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Association Plastic Surgeons, American Association Cleft Palate Rehabilitation (past president), Head and Neck Society, Ohio Valley Plastic Surgical Association (past president), American Medical Association (member of council medical education), Cincinnati Academy Medical, Ohio Medical Association, American Association Thoracic Surgery, Ohio History and Philosophical Society.

Clubs: Queen City, Cincinnati Country (Cincinnati).


Married Margaret Suzanne Gruen, October 21, 1939. Children: Frederick Gruen, James Gruen.

Jacob E. Longacre

Anne Koehler (Beitel) Longacre

Margaret Suzanne Gruen

Frederick Gruen Longacre

James Gruen Longacre