GEORGE M. WHEATLEY, the recipient of the Clifford G. Grulee Award of the American Academy of Pediatrics for 1964, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1909. After graduation from the University of Virginia, George Wheatley attended Harvard University School of Medicine and received the M. D. degree in 1933.
Following an internship, there was a residency at Harriet Lane and a Fellowship in Pediatrics at New York Postgraduate Hospital. Dr. Wheatley then served as the Pediatrician in charge of school health services for New York City until 1940 when he decided to return to studies and attended Columbia University where he earned a Master of Public Health in 1942. He was also certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 1942.
From 1942 to 1947 Dr. Wheatley was on the staff of the Children's Bureau following which lie joined the Health Division of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company where he has served since 1947.
In 1949 Dr. Wheatley was certified by the American Board of Preventative Medicine. He is a Senior Surgeon in the U. S. Public Health Service Reserve and is Vice-President for Health of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
George Wheatley has served on many committees and has held many appointments on the national level and in New York. He is a member and on the Board of Directors of the American Public Health Association. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Safety Council and the National Health Council. He is a consultant to the World Health Organization and is a member of the American Pediatric Society.
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