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John William Cronin, American physician.


Cronin, John William was born on June 15, 1905 in Springfield, Ohio, United States. Son of John James and May (Commins) Cronin.


Bachelor of Arts, Miami University, Oxford, O., 1928, Doctor of Science, 1955. Bachelor of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, 1932, Doctor of Medicine 1933. Certificate of psychiatric training, University of Colorado, 1937, F.A.C.S., 1941.


Intern United States Marine Hospital, Stapleton, Staten Island, New York, 1932. Practiced with United States.P.H.S., since 1933, commissioned regular corps, 1935, and promoted through grades to medical director, 1947, served at United States Penitentiary, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1933-1935, United States Quarantine St., Miami, Florida, 1935-1936, United States Marine Hospital, Seattle, Washington, 1936, United States Coast Guard Cutter Northland, Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean Patrol Force, 1936. Instructor neurology and psychiatry, University of Colorado Schools of Medicine and Nursing, 1937.

Chief surgeon, United States.P.H.S. Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, 1937-1940. Chief medical officer United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas, 1940-1941, instructor Cushing Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Leavenworth, 1940-1941, chief medical officer, Federal Reformatory, El Reno, Oklahoma, 1941-1943, executive medical officer, United States Coast Guard training station, Brooklyn, New York and United States Maritime Service training station, Sheepshead Bay, New York, 1943-1944, assistant chief Hospital Director United States P.H.S. headquarters, 1944, Medical officer in charge United States P.H.S. Dispensary, Washington, 1944-1947, Chief, Federal Employees Health Division, 1947-1949, chief Division Hospital and Medical Facilities, 1949-1956, chief Bureau Medical Services, since 1956. Diplomate American Board Preventive Medicine and Public Health.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to medical journals.


Fellow American Public Health Association, Australian Computer Society, American Medical Association, American College Preventive Medicine, American Psychiatric Association. Member District of Columbia Medical Society, Society Medical Association, Medical Correctional Association, American Association Industrial Physicians and Surgeons, Military Surgeons Association, American Public Health Association, American Association Public Health physicians (trustee), Delta Kappa Epsilon, Alpha Kappa Kappa, Phi Sigma. Christian.; Club: Cosmos (Washington).


Married Virginia Dunkle, June 19, 1937. Children: Virginia May, John William.

John James Cronin

May (Commins) Cronin

Virginia Dunkle

Virginia May Cronin

John William Cronin