Chapple, Charles C.

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Charles Culloden Chapple, Philadelphia pediatrician, was born on 27 Apr. 1903. He died on 23 Mar. 1979.

Chapple received an M.D. from the University of Michigan, 1928, and came to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as a resident in pediatrics in 1929. He served as pediatrician to several Philadelphia-area hospitals. During World War II, Chapple was a consultant to the U.S. Army's Chemical Warfare Service. After the war, he became Senior Physician at Children's Hospital and Consultant in Pediatrics to the U.S. Naval Hospital. He also held professorships in pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine. Chapple assumed a post at Howard University in 1958, then became Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1966. He is credited with the invention of humidification and inhalation devices; a chair-bed for congenital hip dislocation patients, a condition he was the first to describe; and, in 1936, the first environmentally-stable pediatric incubator. After World War II, Chapple redesigned the incubator in plastic. It became known as the "Isolette". Charles C. Chapple became a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1950.

From the description of Papers, 1901-1983. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122589731

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