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physician

Joseph Asbury Bell, American physician. Decorated Legion of Merit. Member commission on influenza Armed Forces Epidemiological Board; member expert advisory panel on international quarantine World Health Organization.; Served with United States Army, 1943-1945.; member American Epidemiological Society (president 1952).

Background

Bell, Joseph Asbury was born on March 27, 1904 in Trinidad, Colorado, United States. Son of Joseph C. and Bessie (Sherman) Bell.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Colorado, 1929. Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins, 1937, Doctor P.H., 1948.

Career

Intern United States Marine Hospital, San Francisco, 1929-1930, resident, 1932-1933. Practice medicine, from 1930. Commissioned United States Public Health Service, 1930, medical director, 1947.

Chief laboratory infectious diseases National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author scientific reports on studies infectious diseases.

Membership

Member commission on influenza Armed Forces Epidemiological Board. Member expert advisory panel on international quarantine World Health Organization. Served with United States Army, 1943-1945.

Member American Epidemiological Society (president 1952).

Connections

Married Margaret Nichols, September 26, 1927. Children: Margaret Joan, Shirley May.

father:
Joseph C. Bell

mother:
Bessie (Sherman) Bell

spouse:
Margaret Nichols

children:
Shirley May Bell

Margaret Joan Bell