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March 1968

Our Hippocratic TraditionIts Possible Relation to the Regional Medical Program

Author Affiliations

Birmingham, Ala

Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(3):291-296. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640030083015

Joseph H. Crampton (1917-1966) was a practicing internist and endocrinologist at the Mason Clinic of Seattle. He was a distinguished member of the community of that city; and as a memorial to his contribution to medical practice and teaching, a special lectureship was established at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Doctor Crampton was a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (1941) and served his internship and residency training at Vanderbilt, Bowman-Gray (The North Carolina Baptist Hospital), and Southwestern Medical College (Parkland Hospital). At the latter two institutions he worked with Tinsley Harrison, MD, as he was developing the programs of those departments of medicine. Doctor Harrison has noted: "During my difficult and hectic periods of trying to organize and develop departments of medicine at two different schools, Joe Crampton provided invaluable aid. On numerous occasions he exhibited the patience, the diplomacy, and the administrative know-how that his