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Orville Selkirk Walters

medical educator

Orville Selkirk Walters, American medical educator. Fellow American College of Physicians; member of the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, Academy Religion and Mental Health, Christian Medical Society (vice president 1965-1966), American Physiological Society, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha.; Rotarian.

Background

Walters, Orville Selkirk was born on July 17, 1903 in Enid, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Frank Simpson and Marjory Pollock (Hynde) Walters.

Education

A.A., Central College, McPherson, Kansas, 1922. Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Kansas, 1927, A.M., 1932. Doctor of Philosophy., 1934.

Doctor of Medicine St. Saint Louis University, 1939.

Career

Instructor biology Central College, McPherson, 1927-1928, president, 1939-1944. Instructor chemistry Enid High School, 1928-1929. Manager Garber Tool Company (Oklahoma), 1929-1930.

Instructor physiology U. Kansas, 1930-1934, St. Saint Louis University, 1934-1939. Intern Wesley Hospital, Wichita, Kansas, 1943-1944. Family physician, Buhler, Kansas, 1944-1945, McPherson, 1945-1953.

Fellow Menninger School Psychiatry, staff psychiatrist Veterans Administration Hospital., Topeka, 1953-1956. Staff psychiatrist Veterans Administration Hospital., Danville, Illinois, lecturer psychology with rank associate professor of University Illinois, 1956-1958, director health services, medical director State Universities Retirement System, professor health science, lecturer psychiatry University of Illinois, Urbana, 1958-1968, research professor health science, lecturer psychiatry, 1968-1971. Assistant medical director for psychiatry Methodist Hospital, Peoria, Illinois, 1971-1974.

Clinical professor psychiatry Peoria School Medicine, University of Illinois, 1971-1975. Visiting professor Union Biblical Seminary, Yeotmal, India, 1969-1970. Secretary-treasurer, director Institute for Advanced Christian Studies, 1970-1974, president, 1974-1975.

Director Free Methodist Foundation, University of Illinois, 1958-1971. Chairman of the board of trustees Greenville (Illinois) College, 1957-1964. Director leadership training Free Methodist Church North America, 1937-1959.

Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology.

Works

  • Editor: Recent Books for Ministers, 1959-1963. Contributor articles to professional and reliqious journals.

Membership

Fellow American College of Physicians. Member of the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, Academy Religion and Mental Health, Christian Medical Society (vice president 1965-1966), American Physiological Society, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha.

Connections

Married Geneva Fern Faley, August 27, 1930. Children: Stanley David, Richard Paul, Margery Jean (Mistress.

father:
Frank Simpson Walters

mother:
Marjory Pollock (Hynde) Walters

spouse:
Geneva Fern Faley

children:
Stanley David Walters

Richard Paul Walters

Margery Jean (Mrs Walters