AN OUTLINE of the career of Hugh McCulloch, founding editor of Pediatrics, is as follows:
He was born in Marianna, Arkansas, August 20, 1888, of Scottish ancestry, the son of a judge. He graduated A.B. from the University of Arkansas and received his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1912. His post-doctoral experience was an intern and resident in internal medicine at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, service of Dr. George Dock, Professor of Medicine in Washington University.
In 1915 McCulloch began his career in pediatrics under Dr. Borden Veeder at the St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Washington University. McCulloch later was an associate of McKim Marriott and Alexis Hartman; he became chief of the Cardiac clinic at the Children's Hospital and physician-in-charge of Ridge Farm, the convalescent institution of the hospital. There was an interlude of 2 years during World War I when McCulloch served as Captain with Base Hospital Number 21, the Washington University Unit.
While in St. Louis, McCulloch in addition to school and hospital responsibilities carried on a private practice and from 1932 to 1948 was co-editor with Borden Veeder of the Journal of Pediatrics; he also served as associate Editor of the American Heart Journal.
In 1948, McCulloch accepted the position of Chief of Staff and Director of Medical Service at LaRabida Jackson Park Sanitarium in Chicago; he also serves as Professional Lecturer in Pediatrics in the College of Medicine, University of Illinois. The Sanitarium is a very stimulating and valuable teaching center due to McCulloch's broad active interests in education.
In the same year (1948) Pediatrics was established by the American Academy of Pediatrics and McCulloch was appointed Editor; a position he held until his resignation June 30, 1954.
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