Category Archive: The Advisory Committee

Oct 28

Luther Leonidas Terry (1961-1965)

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Luther Leonidas Terry was born on September 15, 1911 in Red Level, Alabama. He earned a B.S. degree at Birmingham Southern University in 1931, followed by an M.D. degree at Tulane University in 1935. After interning at the Hillman Hospital in Birmingham and serving a residency in Cleveland Hospitals, Terry moved to Washington University in …

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Oct 27

Jacob Furth, M.D. 1896-1979

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Jacob Furth, MD, Surgeon General Advisory Committee Jacob Furth originally rejected the offer from Coordinator Peter Hamill’s to be on the Surgeon General Advisory Committee, but after futher courting by Hamill, he accepted and turned out to be more a conciliator than a stringent critic of the evidence. Bio Jacob Furth born in Miskolcz, Hungary received his MD from the German …

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Oct 27

Walter J. Burdette, M.D., Ph. D.

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Dr. Burdette (1915-2006), was distinguished surgeon, clinician and researcher, completed his B.A.. at Baylor University in 1935; in 1936 and 1938, respectively, Dr. Burdette earned Masters and Doctoral degrees at the University of Texas at Austin; in 1942, Dr. Burdette completed studies for a medical degree from Yale University. Until his retirement, Dr. Burdette practiced …

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Oct 27

Maurice H. Seevers, M.D., Ph.D.

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  Dr.  Seevers chairman of the pharmacology department at the University of Michigan and an expert in habit forming drugs.  Nicked-named ”Mo” was fond of liquor, cigars an bawdy jokes.  and had been dean of the medical school which Scientific Coordinator Hamill attended.  Dr. Seevers help write the chapter on addiction, now for what seemed as an adamant refusal to consider labeling …

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Oct 27

John B. Hickam, M.D.

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John B. Hickman was recruited from Duke University to chair of Indiana University’s department of internal medicine from 1948 until his death in 1970.  John B Hickman was hurgy for a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms in the pathology of cardiovascular heart disease as compounded by smoking.

Oct 27

Leonard M. Schuman, M.D.

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The Heaviest smoker on the panel was Leonard M. Schuman a specialist in venereal diseases an d other communicable afflictions, like polio.  He stated ” I was such a invertebrate smoker that I don’t think I wanted to believe there was a relationship.  The chance for me to review the literature was a challenge to my scientific integrity.  

Oct 27

Louis F. Fieser, Ph.D.

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Louis Fieser (1899–1977) hailed from Columbus, Ohio, where his grandfather had once been superintendant of schools. He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts with a chemistry major.  He then undertook graduate studies in chemistry at Harvard University. Dr. Fieser, became a towering figure in organic chemistry, authoring eight books. Nobody among them knew of his …

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Oct 27

Emmanuel Farber, M.D., Ph. D.

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Dr. Farber, a chairman of the pathology department of the University of Pittsburgh, Emmanuel Farber, had undertaken experimental studies o n the growth and destruction cells.

Oct 27

William G. Cochran M.A.

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William Cochran a Harvard mathematician, whose textbook on statistcs was rated among the very best and whose remarkable technical skills had been applied to solving problems in Corn Belt Agronomy.  A Scotsman and devoted cigarette smoker, Cochran was less than overjoyed at the prospect pf joining the panel.  He was noted by his fellow members of the …

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Oct 27

Dr. Charles Le Maistre

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Dr. Charles LeMaistre the only Southern representative on the committe, worked as a pulmonary specialist, and was the youngest member of the committee.  He was a full professor by age thirty at the university of Texas’s Southwestern Medical School. Nicknamed Mickey, he was at that time medical director at Woodlawen Hospital in Dallas.

Oct 27

Dr. Stanhope Bayne Jones

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1890-1970 Dr. Stanhope Bayne Jones was 74 when he was selected for the committee.  An eminent bacteriologist and the author of the leading textbook on the subject.   Dr. Bayne- Jones also know and B.J.  had served as dean of Yale Medical School before world dwar one.  And later presided over the administrative board of New York Hospitals.  

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