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American Academy of Pediatrics

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
1. American Academy of Pediatrics Marker
Inscription.  The American Academy of Pediatrics was founded on June 24, 1930, by thirty-four physicians at Harper Hospital. Isaac A. Abt, M.D., was elected as its first president; John L. Morse, M.D., was chosen as the first vice-president; and Clifford G. Grulee, M.D., served as the first secretary-treasurer. The academy has always had as its primary purpose: “The attainment by all children of the Americas of their full potential for physical, emotional and social health.” The academy conducts regular educational programs for child health professionals, encourages support of basic and applied research, and sponsors numerous public information and child advocacy programs. By its golden anniversary in 1980, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ membership roll included more than twenty thousand pediatricians.
 
Erected 1980 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number S0534.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 24, 1930.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
2. American Academy of Pediatrics Marker
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42° 21.084′ N, 83° 3.414′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of East Alexandrine Street and John R Street, on the left when traveling south on East Alexandrine Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3990 John R St, Detroit MI 48201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Recreation Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Detroit Medical College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Friendship Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Detroit Urban League (approx. ¼ mile away); Orchestra Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Alpha House (approx. ¼ mile away); David Whitney, Jr. Residence (approx. ¼ mile away); Brewster Homes (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
Also see . . .  AAP History. Excerpt:
"This is a memorable day in the history of American pediatrics. The founding of the Academy will have a far-reaching significance in developing the scope and field of pediatrics and, I hope, a beneficent influence on the life and health of those patients whom the pediatricians will reach" Issac A. Abt, from the first presidential address of the American Academy of Pediatrics on June 12, 1931.
(Submitted on May 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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