Calera in Shelby County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
James Daniel Hardy
May 14, 1918 February 19, 2003
James Hardy and his twin brother, Julian, were born and reared in Newala, Alabama, 3 miles east of Montevallo. He attended the consolidated grammar school nearby which had 3 rooms for the 6 grades, then attended high school in Montevallo. James received his BA from the University of Alabama in 1938, and his MD in 1942 from the University of Pennsylvania, and continued there for his surgical residency and junior faculty experience. In 1951, he became Director of Surgical Research at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Three years later he became the first chairman of the Department of Surgery at the new University of Mississippi Medical School in Jackson, serving in that capacity until his retirement in 1987.
As a surgeon, researcher, teacher, and author Dr. Hardy made signal contributions to medicine over his long career.
Dr. Hardy trained over 200 surgeons. He authored, co-authored, or edited 23 books, including 2 that became standard surgical texts, and 2 autobiographies; published over 500 articles in medical journals; and served on numerous editorial boards and as editor-in-chief of the World Journal of Surgery.
Among numerous other honors James Hardy served as president of the Southern Surgical Association, the American Surgical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the International Surgical Society, and the Society of University Surgeons.
Erected 2012 by the Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
Location. 33° 5.574′ N, 86° 48.397′ W. Marker is in Calera, Alabama, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 25 and County Road 23, on the right when traveling east on State Road 25. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7444 State Highway 25, Calera AL 35040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montevallo High School (approx. 3.2 miles Welcome To Historic Montevallo (approx. 3.3 miles away); Alabama Historical Association (approx. 3.3 miles away); University Of Montevallo National Historic District (approx. 3.3 miles away); King House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Lynching in America / Lynching in Montevallo (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Liberty Bell (approx. 3½ miles away); The Liberty Bell Garden (approx. 3½ miles away).
Also see . . . National Academy of Sciences Memoir (pdf file). (Submitted on August 14, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 596 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.