Medicine: Death of DeLee

". . . One of the greatest obstetrical leaders of the country, not only in our time but in all of history." In such words did Chicago's famed Obstetrician Fred Lyman Adair speak of his chief, the late Dr. Joseph Bolivar DeLee (TIME, April 13) at the Second American Congress on Obstetrics and Gynecology last week in St. Louis. The influence of Dr. DeLee was indeed palpable at this meeting.

Dr. DeLee was a pioneer in obstetrical movies. Many of his devoted students who had just come from the Chicago funeral saw the gentle, goateed, slender man with the dark, alert eyes...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!