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Robert Pearl Ball, American physician.


Ball, Robert Pearl was born on July 14, 1902 in Harlan, Kentucky, United States. Son of Robert Lee and Sarah Margaret (Carter) Ball.


Student Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, 1918-1919, Honorary Doctor of Science, 1948. Doctor of Medicine, University Louisville, 1924.


Intern, Louisville City Hospital, 1924-1926. Fellow in surgery Cleveland Clinic, 1926-1928. Surgical pathologist U. Louisville School Medicine, 1928-1930.

General surgical practice, Louisville, 1928-1932. Radiologist, Chattanooga, 1932-1936, Presbyterian Hospital and College Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 1936-1949. Professor radiology. College Physicians and Surgeons, 1947, Cornell Univercity Medical College, 1949-1951.

Radiologist-in-chief New York Hospital, 1949-1951. Private practice radiology, Baton Rouge, 1951-1952. Radiologist-in-chief Oak Ridge Hospital, 1952-1977, also E. Tennessee Hospital for Chest Diseases.


Served lieutenant colonel Military Cross, Australia, 1942-1945. Named Outstanding Physician of Year, Tennessee Medical Association, 1974. Member American Medical Association, American College Radiology (chancellor 1945-1950, vice president), American Roentgen Ray Society (representative on National Research Council 1949-1951), Radiological Society N. American, New York Roentgen Society (president 1950-1951), New York State Medical Society, New York Academy of Medicine, Harvey Society, British Institute Radiology, Society Medico-Quirurgica del Guayas, Ecuador, S.A.


Married Grace Baggerly, August 13, 1927. Children: Robert P., Elizabeth Castleman.

Robert Lee Ball

Sarah Margaret (Carter) Ball

Grace Baggerly

Robert P. Ball

Elizabeth Castleman Ball