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March 1, 1941

Medical News

JAMA. 1941;116(9):878-881. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820090078016

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Dr. Wilbur to Retire as President of Standford.—  Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur observed his twenty-fifth anniversary as president of Stanford University January 19. An editorial tribute in the San Francisco Call-Bulletin, January 24, also announced Dr. Wilbur's retirement at the close of the present year. Dr. Wilbur was born in Boonesboro, Iowa, April 13, 1875 and graduated at Cooper Medical College, San Francisco, in 1899. His association with Stanford began in 1896 when he was instructor in physiology; subsequently he was lecturer and demonstrator in physiology at Cooper, 1899-1900, and at Stanford, assistant professor of physiology, 1900-1903, professor of medicine, 1909-1916, and dean of the medical school, 1911-1916. He became president of the university in 1916. From 1929 to 1933, on leave of absence from the university, he served as Secretary of the Interior in President Hoover's cabinet. Among other positions Dr. Wilbur served as chairman of the Federal

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