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Dr Chevalier Q Jackson

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Dr Chevalier Q Jackson

  • Birth 4 Nov 1865
  • Death 16 Aug 1958
  • Burial Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Ashland 10
  • Memorial ID 41887427

One of the foremost figures in the field of laryngology, Jackson developed the method for the removal of foreign bodies from the lungs and other passages by insertion of tubes through the mouth. He attended Western University of Pennsylvania (later the University of Pittsburgh) and Jefferson Medical College, where he graduated in 1886. After graduation, Jackson began his practice in Pittsburgh and almost immediately decided to specialize in laryngology. He read extensively and also attended the clinics presented by Drs. Jacob Solis-Cohen, Charles E. de M. Sajous, and Louis Jurist. Following a brief attendance at various European clinics as well as those of the British specialist Sir Morell McKenzie, Jackson returned to Pittsburgh. Here he developed an interest in the removal of foreign bodies in the esophagus and the tracheobronchial tree. In 1916, Jefferson Medical College offered Jackson the Professorship of Laryngology and by 1924, he achieved the position of Professor of Bronchoesophagology and Department Head. In addition, parallel appointments at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School, Temple University, and the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania provided Jackson with simultaneous involvement at five medical schools. During the 1920s, Jackson also began a crusade to spread knowledge of preventive measures in order to protect children from inhaling foreign objects. He also campaigned for the passage of a federal law to control hazardous substances available to children. This led to the passage of the Caustic Act of 1927, which required labels on all poisonous substances. Jackson's career at Jefferson ended with his mandatory retirement in 1930 at the age of 65. However, Jackson continued his association with Temple University and the Women's College, his involvement with various medical societies, and his writings. Jackson died on 16 August 1958 at the age of 93. His obituary from the American Medical Association described him as "one of the greatest, if not the greatest of laryngologists of all time."
Taken from: www.jeffline.tju.edu


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Gravesite Details Inscription: Like a hick'ry cog in the old mill wheel, He did his part as his turn came 'round

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  • Created by: Jennifer Peters
  • Added: 12 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41887427
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Chevalier Q Jackson (4 Nov 1865–16 Aug 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41887427, citing West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jennifer Peters (contributor 47143261) .