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John Bamber Hickam

physician , educator

John Bamber Hickam, Philippine physician, educator. Recipient exceptional service award United States Air Force, 1957. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine (member board 1965-1970), National Board Medical Examiners (Executive Committee, vice chairman).


Hickam, John Bamber was born on August 10, 1914 in Manila, Philippines. Son of Horace Meek and Helen J. (Bamber) Hickam.


B.; Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1936, Doctor of Medicine 1940.


Medical intern, assistant resident Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1940-1942. Chief medical resident Grady Hospital, Atlanta, 1942-1943. Instructor medicine Emory University School Medicine, 1946-1947.

From associate in medicine to professor medicine Duke School Medicine, 1947-1958. Professor medicine, department chairman Indiana U. School Medicine, 1958-1970.


  • Author papers cardiopulmonary physiology and disease.


Member aero-medical panel of science advisory board to chief of staff United States Air Force, 1952-1956, chairman, 1955-1956. Member cardiovascular study section National Institutions Health, 1958-1963, chairman, 1959-1963. Member Harvard Medical Alumni Council.

Served to captain, Military Cross, Australia, 1943-1946. Fellow American College of Physicians, American College Cardiology. Member of the American Medical Association, American Federation Clinical Research, Southern, Central societies clinical research, American Physiological Society, American Society Clinical Investigation, American Clinical and Climatological Association, Association American Physicians (secretary 1966-1970), American professors Medicine (president 1969-1970), Marion County Medical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha.


Married Mary Margaret Kennedy, May 12, 1945. Children: Helen Kennedy, Thomas Bamber.

Horace Meek Hickam

Helen J. (Bamber) Hickam

Mary Margaret Kennedy

Helen Kennedy Hickam

Thomas Bamber Hickam