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June 19, 1943


JAMA. 1943;122(8):508. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840250032012

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Herman Louis Kretschmer of Chicago was elected President-Elect of the American Medical Association at the annual session in Chicago, June 9, by unanimous action of the House of Delegates. Dr. Kretschmer was born in Chicago on April 22, 1879. He received the degree of doctor of medicine from Northwestern University Medical School in 1904, from which date he has devoted himself continuously to the advancement of his chosen profession. He became urologist of the Presbyterian Hospital, attending urologist to the Children's Memorial Hospital and clinical professor of surgery in Rush Medical College. From the beginning of his career he became associated with practically all organizations in his specialty, serving as president of the American Board of Urology, chairman and secretary of the Section on Urology of the American Medical Association, president of the American Urological Association, president of the American Association of Genito-Urinary Surgeons and president of the Clinical Society

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