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Surgeon

John Heysham Gibbon, American surgeon. Recipient Albert Lasker Medical Research award, 1968. Diplomate American Board Surgery, American Board Thoracic Surgery.

Background

Gibbon, John Heysham was born on September 29, 1903 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Heysham and Marjorie (Young) Gibbon.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1923. Doctor of Medicine Jefferson Medical College, 1927, Doctor of Philosophy. Fellow surgery Harvard, 1930-1931, 33-34.

Fellow surgical research University of Pennsylvania, 1936-1942. Doctor of Science, University Buffalo, Princeton, Dickinson College.

Career

Intern, Pennsylvania Hospital, 1927-1929, consultant surgeon, 1950-1973. Chief surgical service Mayo General Hospital, 1945. Assistant professor surgery University of Pennsylvania, 1945-1946.

Professor surgery, director surgical research Jefferson Medical College, 1946-1956, Samuel D. Gross professor, head department surgery, 1956-1967, emeritus professor surgery, 1967-1973.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to surgical journals.

Membership

Served as lieutenant colonel Military Cross, Australia, 1943-1946. American College of Surgeons fellow, Royal College Surgeons (England). Member American Surgical Association (past president), American Association Thoracic Surgery (past president), Society Clinical Surgery (past president), Philadelphia Academy Surgery (past president), Heart Association Southeastern Pennsylvania (past president), College Physicians Philadelphia (past president), Society Vascular Surgery (past president), American Medical Association.

Connections

Married Mary Hopkinson, March 14, 1931. Children: Mary, John, Alice, Marjorie.

father:
John Heysham Gibbon

mother:
Marjorie (Young) Gibbon

spouse:
Mary Hopkinson

children:
Mary Gibbon

John Gibbon

Alice Gibbon

Marjorie Gibbon