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Neurosurgeon , emeritus educator

James Lawrence Pool, neurosurgeon, emeritus educator. Diplomate: American Board Neurological Surgery. Recipient Distinguished Service award Society Neurological Surgeons, 1983; Medal of Honour 8th International Congress Neurological Surgery, 1985.

Background

Pool, James Lawrence was born on August 23, 1906 in New York City. Son of Eugene H. and Esther (Hoppin) Pool.

Education

AB, Harvard University, 1928. Doctor of Medicine, Columbia University, 1932. D.MS, Columbia University, 1941.

Career

Intern New York-Cornell, 1932-1933, Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, 1934-1936. Neurological Institute, 1936-1938, chief resident neurological surgery, 1938-1939. Neurosurgeon Bellevue Hospital, 1939-1947, Neurological Institute, 1947.

Professor neurological surgery and director department Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia College Physicians and Surgeons, 1949-1972, emeritus, 1972—2004. Consultant Englewood (New Jersey) Hospital. Trustee St. Pauls School, Concord, New Hampshire, 1954-1964.

American Museum Natural History, 1956-1960. Board overseers Harvard College, 1948-1954.

Achievements

  • Diplomate: American Board Neurological Surgery.

Works

Membership

Served to lieutenant colonel Medical Corps Army of the United States, World World War World War II. American College of Surgeons fellow (governor 1959-1962). Member American Medical Association, American Neurology Association, American Academy Neurological Surgery (president 1952-1953), Harvey Cushing Society, Neurosurg.

Society, World Federation Neurological Surgeons (treasurer 1965-1973), Harvard Alumni Association (president 1958-1959) Clubs: Anglers (New York City), Century (New York City), Harvard (New York City). British Royal Ocean Racing.

Connections

Married Angeline K. James, June 14, 1940. Children: James Lawrence, Eugene H. II, Daniel S.

father:
Eugene H. Pool

mother:
Esther (Hoppin) Pool

spouse:
Angeline K. James

child:
James Lawrence Pool

child:
Eugene H. II Pool

child:
Daniel S. Pool