Wendell G. Scott Certificates

Certificate of Merit to Rear Admiral Wendell G. Scott, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery of the Unit... Silver Medal Certificate for the Exhibit on Angiography with the Rapidograph Utilizing 9-Inch Rol... Certificate of Honor Class I for exhibit illustrating the clinical and physiologic value of roent... Alumni Citation, Washington University School of Medicine. Board Certification Certificate, The American Board of Radiology. Certificate of appreciation for service, American Cancer Society. Honorary Membership of the Board of Directors, American Cancer Society. Certificate of sympathy for the family of Wendell G. Scott, American Cancer Society. Membership Certificate, The American College of Radiology. Fellowship Certificate, The American College of Radiology. Certificate of appreciation for service, The American Joint Committee for cancer staging and end ... Membership Certificate, American Radium Society. Certificate of Merit to Wendell G. Scott and Sherwood Moore for their exhibit, "Thoracic and... Certificate of Merit to Wendell G. Scott for his exhibit, "The Rapidograph and Its Clinical ... Certificate of Merit to Wendell G. Scott and Sherwood Moore for their exhibit, "Automatizati... Certificate appointing Wendell G. Scott a consultant to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Certificate of Merit For Excellence of Scientific Exhibit, The Association of Military Surgeons o... Commendation for outstanding and highly meritorious service, United States Department of the Navy... Appointment of Wendell G. Scott as a Reserve Officer in the United States Navy. Membership Certificate, James Ewing Society.
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Wendell G. Scott Certificates


  • 1932-1972 (Creation)


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Wendell Scott (1905-1972) contributed much to the fields of radiology and cancer research. Born on July 19, 1905, in Boulder, Colorado, Scott earned his BA from the University of Colorado in 1928. In 1932, he attained his MD from Washington University School of Medicine. Scott completed his internship at Barnes Hospital between 1933 and 1934 and then became an instructor at Washington University School of Medicine, advancing to a full professor of clinical radiology in 1956. Throughout his career, Scott was associated with Washington University's Department of Radiology (known as the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology). At the Mallinckrodt Institute, he helped develop radiographic kymography and rapid film changers for diagnostic radiographic use. He constructed a kymograph to determine its practical, clinical value in examining the heart, chest, and abdomen.

Scott also served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, eventually rising to the rank of rear admiral. He joined the Naval Reserve in 1936 and served on active duty between 1941 and 1946. He continued to serve the Naval Reserve as a Consultant in Radiology to the Surgeon General of the Navy and was promoted to the rank of rear admiral in 1959. In 1970, President Nixon commissioned Scott for the National Cancer Advisory Board, whose recommendations spurred the enactment of the National Cancer Act of 1971. Scott was a member of a number of radiological and cancer organizations. He served as president of the American Cancer Society from 1963 to 1964 and also headed the American Roentgen Ray Society from 1958 to 1957.

The author of over 150 scientific articles, Scott also served as editor-in-chief of Your Radiologist and editor of Planning Guide for Radiological Installations, Cancer, and Genetics, Radiobiology, and Radiology. Scott received numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to the medical field, including the Gold Medal of the St. Louis Medical Society, the President’s Medal of the American Roetgen Ray Society, the Gold Medal of the American College of Radiology, the National Award of the American Cancer Society, and distinguished alumni awards from the University of Colorado and Washington University. Scott succumbed to the very disease he devoted his life to studying, dying of kidney cancer on May 4, 1972, in St. Louis.

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This collection consists of 54 certificates and 2 academic hoods awarded to Wendell G. Scott throughout his career, including diplomas, awards, membership certificates, and certificates related to Scott's military service.

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