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Medical educator

John Wendell Everett was American medical educator. Achievements include proof that progesterone synergizes with estrogen in stimulating ovulation, that the brain controls spontaneous ovulation; demonstration that the brain inhibits prolactin secretion. Recipient Hartman award Society for Study Reproduction, 1971, Sir Henry Dale medal Society for Endocrinology, 1977; fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, 1985.

Background

Everett, John Wendell was born on March 5, 1906 in Ovid, Michigan, United States. Son of Fred Ross and Laura Mae Everett.

Education

Bachelor, Olivet College, 1928;Doctor of Science, Olivet College, 1984;Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1932.

Career

Instructor biology, Goucher College, Baltimore, 1930-1931;instructor anatomy, Duke U., Durham, 1932-1935;associate professor, professor anatomy, Duke U., Durham, 1950-1976;professor emeritus, Duke U., Durham, 1976-1992. Visiting professor anatomy University of California at Los Angeles, 1952, U. Tennessee, Memphis, 1954. Visiting lecturer Laboratory Reproduction and Lactation, Mendoza, Argentina, 1982.

Achievements

  • Achievements include proof that progesterone synergizes with estrogen in stimulating ovulation, that the brain controls spontaneous ovulation. Demonstration that the brain inhibits prolactin secretion.

Membership

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences. Member American Association Anatomists (emeritus, president 1973-1974, Henry Gray award 1985), Endocrine Society (Fred Conrad Koch award 1973).

Connections

Married Marian Della Eggstaff, September 14, 1932. Children: Ronald Wilcox, Marian Janice Everett Rideout.

father:
Fred Ross

mother:
Laura Mae Everett

spouse:
Marian Della Eggstaff

child:
Ronald Wilcox Everett

child:
Marian Janice Everett Rideout Everett