Henry F. Helmholz, M.D., of Rochester, Minnesota, ninth President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (1938-39) passed away at Rochester, Minnesota, on the evening of August 18, 1958. Dr. Helmholz would have been 76 years old on August 24.
Born in Chicago, he attended the University of Wisconsin and graduated from Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1906. Following a fellowship in pathology Dr. Helmholz studied pediatrics at the Universities of Berlin, Breslau and Vienna from 1907 to 1909. He returned to Chicago to marry Isabel C. Lindsay and to begin the practice of pediatrics. From 1909 to 1920 Henry Helmholz practiced in Chicago, but in 1921 accepted an appointment as Head of the Section of Pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic.
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