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Joseph Marion Donald, American surgeon.


Donald, Joseph Marion was born on July 19, 1903 in Monterey, Alabama, United States. Son of Erskine Grier and Grace (Yeldell) B.


Bachelor of Science, University Alabama, 1923. Doctor of Medicine Tulane University, 1925. Master of Science in Surgery, University of Minnesota, 1931.


Intern Charity Hospital, New Orleans, 1925-1927. Fellow surgery Mayo Foundation, 1928-1932. Resident surgeon St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota, 1931-1932.

Private practice medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, since 1932, specializing in surgery, since 1932. Professor clinical surgery Medical College Alabama, since 1955. Chief surgical service South Highlands Infirmary, since 1949.

Attending surgeon Birmingham Baptist Hosps., St. Vincent’s Hospital, U. Hospital. Consultant surgeon Lloyd Noland Hospital, Veterans Administration Hospital., Birmingham.


Served as lieutenant colonel Military Cross, Australia, World World War II. American College of Surgeons fellow (Board of Governors 1949-1958, regent 1958). Member American, Southern (chairman of the section on surgery 1959), Alabama (president 1954) medical associations, Jefferson County Medical Society (president 1946), S.E. Surgical Congress, American, Southern (president 1960-1961) surgical associations, Society International de Chirurgical, Southern Surgeons.

Club: Birmingham Country.


Married Kathryn Towey, February 6, 1932. Children: Joseph Marion, Diane, Thomas Towey.

Erskine Grier B.

Grace (Yeldell) B.

Kathryn Towey

Joseph Marion Donald

Diane Donald

Thomas Towey Donald