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Baker, Frank Macklin, 1909-1950

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1909 - 1950

Frank Macklin Baker was born on October 22, 1909, in Wilmette, Illinois, son of Charles R. Baker and Frances Macklin Baker. A sister, Margaret Elizabeth, was born a year and a half later. Frank graduated in Liberal Arts in 1931 from Northwestern and received his M.D. degree from the Medical School in 1936. He took his residency at Mooseheart Hospital.

Frank worked with the Illinois State Health Department from the middle of 1941 to the end of October, 1942, when he enlisted in the Army Medical Corps. After three years of service, much of it in the Pacific with the 146th Station Hospital, he was discharged at Camp Beale, California, on January 11, 1946. He returned to the Illinois State Department of Health for four months and then spent two years in practice in Monmouth, Illinois. From September, 1948, to February, 1949, he was with the American Mission Hospital at Asyut, Egypt. Returning to the United States Frank joined the medical staff of the Veterans Administration Hospital, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis. While there he suffered a sudden and fatal heart attack on September 24, 1950.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Charles Reeder Baker (1880-1970) Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 55/3
Abstract Charles Reeder Baker graduated from the Northwestern University Dental School in 1903. His career combined private practice (chiefly orthodontics) and positions at Northwestern University; he became Professor of Orthodontics in 1927. The Charles Reeder Baker family papers consist of biographical information on Baker, correspondence between Baker and members of professional societies, corresopndence from his son, Frank M. Baker (chiefly while serving in the Army Medical Corps in the Pacific...