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Surgeon

Joseph Helms Farrow, American surgeon.

Background

Farrow, Joseph Helms was born on June 10, 1904 in Rocky Mount, Virginia, United States. Son of John Montgomery and Maggie (Shumate) Farrow.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Virginia, 1926, Doctor of Medicine 1930.

Career

Intern St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, 1930-1931. Resident surgery Watt’s Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, 1931-1933. Fellow surgery and pathology Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, 1933-1934.

Member of staff Memorial Hospital, New York City, 1934-1977, associate attending surgeon, 1947-1960, attending surgeon, chief breast service, 1960-1969, emeritus, 1969-1977. Associate visiting surgeon James Ewing Hospital, New York City, 1959-1960, visiting surgeon, 1960-1969. Assistant director tumor clinic, attending radiologist St. Agnes Hospital, White Plains, New York, 1938-1942.

Consultant surgeon in oncology Nyack (New York) General Hospital, 1939-1973, Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie, 1939-1973, Harlem Valley Eastern State Hospital, Wingdale, New York, 1939-1942, United States Naval Hospital, St. Albans, New York, 1946-1971, Yonkers (New York) General Hospital, 1953-1973, Stamford (Connecticut) Hospital, 1963-1973, Fitkin Memorial Hospital, Neptune, New Jersey, 1963-1973, Strang Cancer Prevention Clinic, 1953-1962. Member of faculty Cornell Univercity College Medicine, 1950-1969, associate professor clinical surgery, 1960-1969. Associate clinician Sloan-Kettering Institute Cancer Research, New York City, 1954-1960, clinician, 1960-1972.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor to professional journals.

Membership

Member of staff Memorial Hospital, New York City, 1934-1977, associate attending surgeon, 1947-1960, attending surgeon, chief breast service, 1960-1969, emeritus, 1969-1977. Member of faculty Cornell Univercity College Medicine, 1950-1969, associate professor clinical surgery, 1960-1969. Served to commander, Medical Corps, United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.

Diplomate American Board Radiology. Member of New York State Medical Society, New York County Medical Society, American Radium Society (treasurer 1961-1963, president 1964-1965), New York Surgical Society, James Ewing Society (president 1957), New York Cancer Society (treasurer 1963-1964, president 1966-1967), Pan-Pacific Surgical Association, American Association Cancer Research, American College Radiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Virginia Surgical Society, Honolulu General Surgical Society, Peruvian Academy Surgery.

Connections

Married Florence S. Skinner, April.

father:
John Montgomery Farrow

mother:
Maggie (Shumate) Farrow

spouse:
Florence S. Skinner