Mar 25, 2011

Ludvig Hektoen, 1884-1951

CAMA Historical Figures/Facilities Project

Ludvig Hektoen, 19 February 1919
Image courtesy of UIC Library of the Health Sciences
Special Collections and University Archives
Ludvig Hektoen Papers, 1884-1952
Pathologist, professor, and researcher Ludvig Hektoen, 1863-1951, was born in Westby, Wisc. He attended medical school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and graduated in 1887 as valedictorian of his class. He served as an intern at Cook County Hospital for a year, then held various positions until his appointment as professor of pathology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons from 1892 to 1894. He was professor of pathology at Rush Medical College from 1895 until 1933, and was professor and head of the department of pathology at the University of Chicago from 1901 until 1932.

Arthur Dean Bevan, 1861-1943

CAMA Historical Figures/Facilities Project
Arthur Dean Bevan, 1930
From the RG44000 Photograph Collection
Rush University Medical Center Archives, Chicago, Ill.

Surgeon Arthur Dean Bevan was born in Chicago, Ill., 1861. Bevan graduated from Rush Medical College in 1883. He became a professor of anatomy at Rush Medical College, 1887; associate professor of surgery, 1889; and professor of surgery, 1902. He succeeded Nicholas Senn as head of the surgical department at Rush and Presbyterian Hospital in 1907. He held these positions until his retirement from medicine in 1934.  Bevan held many positions in several medical organizations. From 1904 through 1928, he was chairman of the American Medical Association's Council on Medical Education. Through his leadership the council did much to standardize medical education in the country. Bevan wrote a number of professional papers on a wide range of surgical procedures, medical education, anesthesiology, and prohibition. He was the first surgeon to use ethylene-oxygen clinically as an anesthesia, 14 March 1923. Bevan died 10 June 1943.