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date: 04 March 2021

Shambaugh, George E., Jr.locked

(29 June 1903–07 February 1999)
  • Edward L. Lach, Jr.


Shambaugh, George E., Jr. (29 June 1903–07 February 1999), otolaryngologist, was born George Elmer Shambaugh, Jr., in Chicago, Illinois, the son of George Shambaugh, Sr., a pioneering and Edith Capps Shambaugh. After graduating from the University High School of the University of Chicago, he attended Amherst College, from which he graduated in 1924. Shambaugh then entered medical school at Harvard and received his medical degree in 1928. He spent his internship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston (1928–1930) and had residencies at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (1930–1932) and at Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago (1932–1933). During his residencies, Shambaugh discovered more effective means of detecting otosclerosis, a condition resulting from an abnormal growth formation within the bone structure of the inner ear that was present at birth and that eventually caused deafness. The study of its treatment would prove to be the focal point of his professional career. In 1927 Shambaugh married Marietta “Mitzi” Susan Moss, with whom he had two children....

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