THE DERC HISTORY

 

SON, DR. THEODORE DUNCAN, born 1928

SON, DR. THEODORE DUNCAN, born 1928

Born in 1901, Garfield G. Duncan was the one out of his nine siblings to leave the family farm outside of Ottawa, Canada, to go to college. Working his way through McGill University in Montreal, he moved to Philadelphia in 1925 to begin a brilliant career. He set up his medical practice in Philadelphia and at the age of 36, he became medical director of the nation’s first hospital: the Pennsylvania Hospital. In addition, he taught at Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. While serving in the Medical Corps during World War II in the South Pacific, Colonel Duncan was approached by General Douglas McArthur and was tasked with curtailing the spread of malaria among allied troops. Read more...

 

PICTURED ABOVE: DR. GARFIELD G. DUNCAN WITH THE ORIGINAL BOARD, ESTABLISHED 1967.

DR. GARFIELD G. DUNCAN, BORN 1901

DR. GARFIELD G. DUNCAN, BORN 1901