James Claude Kimbrough (1887-1957) biographical file
Biographical file includes correspondence and a copy of a manuscript entitled "James Claude Kimbrough: The Father of Modern U.S. Army Urology," written by Judd W. Moul, M.D.
- 1991 - 1992
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James Claude Kimbrough, M.D., is known as the Father of U.S. Army Urology." A native of Tennessee, Kimbrough graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1916 and entered the U.S. Army Medical Corps in July 1917. He served in Europe during both World War I and World War II. Beginning in 1921, he spent his career serving almost exclusively as Chief Urologist in many Army hospitals. It also included four tours at Walter Reed General Hospital, at which he initiated the urology residency program in 1946. In 1953 an Act of Congress appointed Kimbrough a Permanent Consultant in urology at Walter Reed. In addition, Kimbrough was a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology, a member of the American Urological Association (AUA), a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Medical Association. His intense interest and enthusiasm in Urology made him an authority in the field of urologic oncology; he contributed fifty-eight papers to the urological literature. In 1961, the Kimbrough Army Hospital at Fort George G. Meade was dedicated to his memory.
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