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physician

Walter Wilkins, American physician. Fellow American Public Health Association; member Duval County, Florida medical societies, American Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, American School Health Association (governing council since 1940, president 1946-1947), Phi Beta Pi, Alpha Omega Alpha.

Background

Wilkins, Walter was born on July 9, 1908 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Son of Walter and Sallie (Bailey) Wilkins.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy. (biological chemical), Vanderbilt University, 1933. Doctor of Medicine 1938.

Career

Assistant biochemistry. Vanderbilt School Medicine, 1929-1931, instructor, 1931-1936. Interne pediatrics Vanderbilt Hospital, 1938-1939, Willard Parker Hospital, New York City, 1939.

Director division school health North Carolina State Board Health, 1939-1942. Medical nutrition officer War Food Administration, Washington, 1942-1945. Surgeon (research) United States Public Health Service, senior surgeon (research) in charge Nutrition Section, 1945.

Director nutrition investigations and services, Florida State Board Health 1946-1950. Engaged in private practice and research, since 1950.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor papers to science and medical journals Inventor cup needle for taking blood samples for laboratory tests.

Membership

Fellow American Public Health Association. Member Duval County, Florida medical societies, American Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, American School Health Association (governing council since 1940, president 1946-1947), Phi Beta Pi, Alpha Omega Alpha.

Connections

father:
Walter Wilkins

mother:
Sallie (Bailey) Wilkins