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Physician

John Esben Kirk, Danish physician. Recipient Wisdom Award of Honor, 1970. Fellow American College of Physicians.

Background

Kirk, John Esben was born on November 8, 1905 in Kallundborg, Denmark. Son of Ole Christian Mathias and Augusta Dorthea (Bang) Kirk.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Copenhagen, 1929, Doctor of Philosophy., 1936.

Career

Came to the United States, 1947, naturalized, 1949. Assistant Rockefeller Institute Medical Research, New York City, 1931-1934. Assistant resident physician Bispebjerg Municipal Hospital, Copenhagen, 1934-1936.

Resident medical department U. Hospital, U. Copenhagen, 1936-1939. Director City Health laboratories, Copenhagen, 1936-1939. Chief physician medical department Holstebro Company Hospital Denmark, 1939-1947.

Director research div. gerontology school medicine Washington University, St. Louis, 1947-1973, assistant professor medicine, 1947-1950, associate professor medicine, 1950-1964, professor medicine, 1964-1973.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Enzymes of the Arterial Wall, 1969. Editor Journal of Gerontology, 1948-1962.

Membership

Fellow American College of Physicians.

Connections

Married Irma Muser, May 28, 1934. Children: Ermalynn, Peter, Lillian, Thomas Esben, Paul Albert.

father:
Ole Christian Mathias Kirk

mother:
Augusta Dorthea (Bang) Kirk

spouse:
Irma Muser

child:
Ermalynn Kirk

child:
Peter Kirk

child:
Lillian Kirk

child:
Thomas Esben Kirk

child:
Paul Albert Kirk