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Ralph Victor Platou, American physician. Member American Academy Pediatrics (consultant committee medical education), American (vice president 1962-1963), Louisiana pediatric societies, Society Pediatric Research, American, Louisiana medical associations, Society Clinical Investigation, Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Gamma Delta, Nu Sigma Nu, Delta Omega.

Background

Platou, Ralph Victor was born on January 20, 1909 in Valley City, North Dakota, United States. Son of Ludwig Stoud and Martha (Schoyen) Platou.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Minnesota, 1932, Bachelor of Medicine, 1935, Doctor of Medicine 1936, Master of Science in Pediatrics, 1941.

Career

Intern and resident physician Babies’ Hospital, New York City, 1936-1938. Resident physician and instructor, department pediatrics University of Minnesota, 1938-1941. Associate professor, acting head department pediatrics Tulane University Medical School, 1942-1943, professor, department chairman pediatrics., 1944-1967.

Professor pediatrics, department chairman pediatrics U. Hawaii, 1967-1968. Medical director Kaui-Keolani Children’s Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii. Consultant United States Air Force.

Consultant to surgeon-general United States Army (Europe), 1962. Chairman Fulbright Committee in medical and biological science, 1964-1968. Diplomate American Board Pediatrics (director.

Executive secretary 1968).

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor professional journals and texts. Former editor Pediatrics.

Membership

Member American Academy Pediatrics (consultant committee medical education), American (vice president 1962-1963), Louisiana pediatric societies, Society Pediatric Research, American, Louisiana medical associations, Society Clinical Investigation, Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Gamma Delta, Nu Sigma Nu, Delta Omega.

Connections

Married Joanne Pierson, January 23, 1942. Children: Peter, Thomas, Mary Kirk.

father:
Ludwig Stoud Platou

mother:
Martha (Schoyen) Platou

spouse:
Joanne Pierson

children:
Peter Platou

Thomas Platou

Mary Kirk Platou