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Paul Franklin Fletcher, American gynecologist.


Fletcher, Paul Franklin was born on December 24, 1903 in Sheridan, Wyoming, United States. Son of Thomas Isaac and Margaret (Collins) Fletcher.


Bachelor of Science, University Santa Clara, 1926. Doctor of Medicine St. Saint Louis University, 1932, Master of Science, 1936.


Intern St. Luke’s Hospital, San Francisco, 1932-1933. Practice of gynecology, St. Louis, since 1936. Assistant gynecologist and obstetrician St. Mary’s Group Hosps., 1940-1945, associate, 1945.

Attending gynecologist Barnard Free Skin & Cancer Hospital, since 1945, charge cancer cytology laboratory, 1951-1954. Consultant obstetrician and gynecologist Incarnate Word Hospital, Fairfield Memorial Hospital, Fairfield, Illinois. Visiting staff St. Louis City Hospital.

Senior instructor obstetrics and gynecology St. Saint Louis University School Medicine, since 1946, associate director Cancer Cytology Center, department pathology, since 1951.


  • Other Work

    • Editor St. Louis Medical Society Bulletin, 1946-1948. Contributor science articles medical publications.


Served as lieutenant colonel, Military Cross, Australia. Fellow A.C. S., American Geriatrics Society, International College Surgeons (founder American chapter), American College Obstetrics and Gynecology (founder). Member of the American Medical Association, St. Louis Gynecological Society (president 1951-1952), St. Louis Surgical Society, Central Association Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Executive Committee 1952-1955, vice president 1955-1956), Pan-Pacific Surgical assosiation, New York Academy Sciences, Inter-Society Cytology Council (member founders Executive Committee.

Clubs: Missouri Athletic, University, Old Warson Country, Harbor Point Yacht, St. Louis Sailing, St. Louis Revolver, Green Head Duck, Missouri Duck Hunters Association, Ducks Unlimited (St. Louis).


Married Margaret Elizabeth Mudd, February 10, 1938. Children: Paul Dayton, Margaret Ann, Elizabeth Gay, Nancy Joan, Thomas Gerard, Robert Joseph.

Thomas Isaac Fletcher

Margaret (Collins) Fletcher

Margaret Elizabeth Mudd

Paul Dayton Fletcher

Margaret Ann Fletcher

Elizabeth Gay Fletcher

Nancy Joan Fletcher

Thomas Gerard Fletcher

Robert Joseph Fletcher