Sturgis, Katharine Boucot (1903–1987)

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Sturgis, Katharine Boucot (1903–1987)

American physician. Name variations: Katharine Rosenbaum; Katharine Rosenbaum Boucot; Katharine Rosenbaum Boucot Sturgis. Born Katharine Rosenbaum, Sept 3, 1903, in Philadelphia, PA; died Mar 28, 1987; dau. of Morris Rosenbaum; graduate of Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania; m. Arthur Guest, 1922 (div.); Joseph Boucot, 1945 (died 1962); Dr. Samuel Booth Sturgis, 1964 (died 1983); children: (1st m.) 2.

The 1st female chief editor of the American Medical Association's Archives of Environmental Health (1960–71) and the 1st woman president of American College of Preventative Medicine (1969), completed a tuberculosis residency at Herman Kiefer Hospital in Detroit (1944–45); with Dr. David Cooper, investigated the diabetes-tuberculosis relationship (1945–47) and established the Philadelphia Pulmonary Neoplasm Research Project to study lung cancer; began to teach at Woman's Medical College (1943) and became chair of Department of Preventative Medicine (1952); taught radiology and internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (1947–63).

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