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John Willard Ferree, American physician.

Background

Ferree, John Willard was born on August 26, 1904 in Marion, Indiana, United States. Son of John Daniel and Mary A. (Heaston) Ferree.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Pennsylvania, 1925. Doctor of Medicine Indiana U., 1932. Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins, 1939.

Career

Intern Harper Hospital, Detroit, 1932-1933. Resident Passavant Memorial Hospital, Chicago, 1933-1934, Evanston (Illinois) Hospital, 1934-1935. Director local health administration Indiana State Board Health, 1936-1940, state health commissioner, 1940-1942.

Director educational services American Social Hygiene Association, 1946-1947. Associate director National Health Council, 1947-1949, secretary, 1961. Director community service and education American Heart Association, 1949-1957, associate medical director, 1957-1959.

Executive director National Society Prevention Blindness, 1959-1969. Secretary for Western Hemisphere, International Association Prevention Blindness, 1959-1969, secretary general, 1968-1969. Member of national advisory eye council National Institutes of Health, 1968-1970.

Board of directors American Foundation Overseas Blind, from 1968, National Accreditation Council for Agilysys Serving Blind and Visually Handicapped, from 1967, Illuminating Engineering Research Institute, 1960-1972. Director 1st National Conference on Cardiovascular Diseases, 1950. Trustee Mount Pleasant Library, 1970-1975.

Membership

Member of national advisory eye council National Institutes of Health, 1968-1970. Board of directors American Foundation Overseas Blind, from 1968, National Accreditation Council for Agilysys Serving Blind and Visually Handicapped, from 1967, Illuminating Engineering. Served from lieutenant commander to commander Medical Corps, United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946.

Diplomate American Board Preventive Medicine And Public Health. Fellow American Public Health Association, American College of Physicians, American College Preventive Medicine. Member Association State and Territorial Health Officers (secretary 1942), S.A.R., Alpha Omega Alpha, Beta Theta Pi, Nu Sigma Nu.

Connections

Married Roberta North, June 10, 1930. Children: Barbara F. Barden, John Daniel, Rebecca (Mistress.

father:
John Daniel Ferree

mother:
Mary A. (Heaston) Ferree

spouse:
Roberta North

children:
Barbara F. Barden Ferree

John Daniel Ferree

Rebecca (Mrs Ferree