HUNT, Verne Carlton
HUNT, BELZER, SIBECK
Posted By: Peggy Hunt-Fenster (email)
Date: 7/13/2005 at 00:12:22
Source: The National Cyclopedia of American Biography. Volume 32, page 91. New York: James T. White & C., 1945.
Hunt, Verne Carlton, surgeon, was born in La Porte City, Iowa May 10, 1888, son of Albert Louis Hunt and Lydia Rachel (Belzer) Hunt. His father was a merchant. He was graduated B.S at Iowa State University in 1911 and M.D. at Rush Medical College, Chicago, 1913. After an internship in Los Angeles General Hospital he was appointed a fellow in surgery at the Mayo foundation, Rochester, MN. April 1, 1915.
He received an M.S. Degree in surgery from the University of Minnesota in 1918. In January of 1919 he became head of a section of surgery at the Mayo clinic and during 1920-30 was associated professor of surgery at the Mayo foundation. He resigned those positions in 1930 and thereafter until his death in engaged in private practice in Los Angeles. In 1931 he became clinical professor of surgery at the medical school of the University of Southern California. He was also a member of the surgical staff at St. Vincent’s hospital in Los Angeles.
Among the more important of his many of his published papers are “Reaction Following Blood Transfusion by the Sodium Citrate Method”(Tex-as State Jour. of Medicine., 1918), Torsion of Appendices Epipoicae” (Ann. Surg., 1919), “The Surgical Treatment of Tuberculosis of the Genito-Urinary Tract, Including Kidneys, Bladder, Testicles and Seminal Vesicles” (Arch. Surg.,1924) , “The Relationship of the Clinical Pathologist to Surgical Practice” (Calif & Western Med 1925), "Haemostasis in Suprapubic Prostatoetomy” (Ann. Surg. 1926), “Papillary Epithelioma of the Renal Pelvis” (Jour. Urol., 1927) “Benign Prostatie Hypertrophy. A review of One Thousand Cases” (Surg., Gynecol & Obst., 1928), “Malignant Disease in Diverticula of the Bladder” (Trans. Amer. Assoc. Genito-Urinary Surgeons, 1928), “Carcinoma of the Prostate Gland and Prostate Capsule Developing Subsequent to Prostatectomy for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy” (Jour. Urol, 1929), “The necessity for Operations on the Ureter, including Uroterectomy Subsequent to Nephrectomy” (ibid., 1930), “Actinomycosis of the Kidney,” with Charles Mayo 2d (Ann. Surg., 1931), “Partial Gastrectomy for Lymphosarcomo in childhood” (Ibid, 1932) “Suprahublic Prostatectomy” (The Cyclopedia of Medicine, 1934), “Reconstruction of the Common Duct” (Surg. Clin. N. Amer., 1934), “Operability of Carcinoma of the Stomach” (Ann. Surg. 1935), “The Liver in Relation to the Surgical Treatment of Lesions of the Extrahepatic Bile Ducts” (Calif. & Western Med, 1935), “Transduodenal Resection of the Ampulla of Vater for Carcinoma of the Distal End of the Common Duct with Restoration of the Continuity of the Common and Panercatic Ducts with the Duodenum” with John W. Budd (Surg., Gynecol & Obst., 1940), “At the Dwan of Modern Youth Medicine” (Jour. Amer. Med. Assn, 1940) and “Operability of Carcinoma of the Stomach” (Proc. Interstate Postgraduate Medical Assembly of N. Amer., 1940). He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Surgical Association, American Board of Surgery, American Medical Association, American Urological Association, Western Surgical Association, Pacific Coast Surgical Association, California State Medical Association, Los Angeles Surgical Society, Minneapolis Surgical Society (honorary), Puget Sound Surgical Association (honorary), Seattle Surgical Society (honorary), Alumni Association of the May Foundation, the Nu Sigma Nu and Sigma Xi fraternities and the California Club of Los Angeles. In religion, he was an Episcopalian and in politics a Republican. He was married in Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 30, 1922 to Mona Violet, daughter of John Sibeck of North Little Rock, a judge, and they had four children: Mona Suzanne, Lois Maurine, Verne Carlton and Charles David Hunt. He was shot to death by and insane patient in Los Angeles, Calif., Dec. 13, 1943.
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