Powers, Grover Francis, 1887-1968

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Grover Francis Powers was born in Colfax, Indiana, in 1887. He graduated from Purdue University in 1908 and from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1913. Following graduation, Powers remained in Baltimore, Maryland as a resident pediatrician. In 1921, he was invited to the Yale University School of Medicine, where he would remain until his retirement in 1952. Between 1927 and 1952, he served as chairman of the department of pediatrics. Powers was instrumental in the foundation of the Southbury Training School for mentally retarded children. He also served as president of the American Pediatric Society and as chairman of the scientific advisory board of the National Association of Retarded Children. Powers was one of the first to propose an humane treatment of the mentally challenged. He died on April 18, 1967.

From the guide to the Grover Francis Powers papers, 1916-1969, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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creatorOf Grover Francis Powers papers, 1916-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Eliot, Martha M. (Martha May), b. 1891. Papers, 1870-1978 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Gesell, Arnold, 1880-1961. Papers of Arnold Gesell, 1870-1971 (bulk 1910-1950). Library of Congress
referencedIn Jackson, Edith Banfield, 1895-1977. Papers, 1878-1977 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Powers, Grover Francis, 1887-1968. Grover Francis Powers papers, 1920-1966 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Jackson, Edith Banfield, 1895-1977. Additional papers, 1878-1977 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Arnold Gesell Papers, 1870-1971, (bulk 1910-1950) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1898-1975 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Additional papers, 1878-1977 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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associatedWith Edith Banfield Jackson, 1895-1977 person
associatedWith Eliot, Martha M. (Martha May), b. 1891. person
correspondedWith Gesell, Arnold, 1880-1961. person
associatedWith Jackson, Edith Banfield, 1895-1977. person
associatedWith MARTHA MAY ELIOT, 1891-1978 person
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Birth 1887

Death 1968


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