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Pearce Bailey, American physician. Decorated Officer de la Sante Publique, 1949; commandador El Soldel Peru, 1963. Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology.


Bailey, Pearce was born on July 22, 1902 in New York City. Son of Pearce and Edith Lawrence (Black) Bailey.


Diploma St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H., 1920. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1924. A.M., Columbia, 1931.

Doctor of Philosophy., Sorbonne, U. Paris, 1933. Honours course in chemistry U. London, 1936. Doctor of Medicine Medical College South Carolina., 1941.


Associate director Psychological Center (a founder), Paris, France, 1933-1936. Intern Roper Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina., 1941-1942. Resident neurology Bellevue Hospital, New York City, 1942-1944, visiting neuropsychiatrist, 1944-1946.

Child neurology section VA Central Office, 1946-1951, assistant chief psychiatry and neurology div., 1948-1951, consultant regional office, Washington, 1950-1951. Director National Institute Neurological Diseases and Blindness, 1951-1960, director international neurological research, 1960-1963, special assistant to director, 1963-1972. Attending neurologist Georgetown University, District of Columbia General hospitals, 1947-1960.

Faculty Georgetown University, 1947-1960, professor clinical neurology, 1950-1960. Advising committee Psychiatry and Neurology Service, VA Central Office, 1952-1960. Honorary professor clinical neurology U. P.R. School Medicine, 1963-1970.

United States delegate International Poliomyelitis Congress, New York City, 1948, 4th International Neurological Congress, Paris, 1949 (Chairman of Commission for advancement neurology 1949-1953). Assistant secretary-general N. American, 6th International Neurological Congress, 1957.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Neurologic Rehabilitation, Handbook of Neurology (with Bachelor of Arts Baker, Joe R. Brown), 1952. Editor: World Neurology. Member editorial board Neurology, 1951.

      Editorial staff International Journal Neurological Sciences Contributor articles to medical jours.


Served as commander Medical Corps, United States Navy Reserve, 1944-1946. Member American Academy Neurology (editor Newsletter 1949-1962, president 1951-1953), American Medical Association, American Neurological Association, American Psychiatric Association, National Epilepsy Society (president 1953-1954), World Federation Neurology (secretary-treasurer general 1957-1965), Sociedad Neurologica Argentina (honorary), Sociedade de Neurologia do Rio de Janerio (honorary), Association American Medical Colls., American Academy Cerebral Palsy, National Society Crippled Children and Adults (professional advisory council), Easter Seal Foundation (trustee), American Medical Writers assosiation, New York Neurological Society (honorary), Die Deutsche Gesellschaft Fûr Neurologie (honorary), Japanese Society Neurology (honorary), Sociedad de Neurologia y Neurocirugia (honorary, Montevideo, Uruguay), Washington Academy Medicine, New York Academy Sciences, Harvey Cushing Society, Association Military Surgeons, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (advisory board), Societe Francaise de Neurologie (honorary), Association for Research Nervous and Mental Diseases, South Carolina. Medical Association, Medical Society District of Columbia.


Married Georgette Dora Princess Mestchersky, July 3, 1936.

Pearce Bailey

Edith Lawrence (Black) Bailey

Georgette Dora Princess Mestchersky