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Ferdinand Phinizy Calhoun, Jr. - Head Sh

Ferdinand Phinizy Calhoun, Jr., M.D.

(1910 -1995)

• Born in Atlanta, Georgia on November 29, 1910
• First child of Dr. Ferdinand Phinizy Calhoun and Marion Crompton Peel
• Grandson of of Dr. Abner Welborn Calhoun and Mary Louise Phinizy Calhoun and Lucy Marion Cook Peel and Colonel William Lawson Peel

The Calhoun Medical Heritage

• His father, Ferdinand Phinizy Calhoun, Sr., served for 20 years on the medical faculty at Emory, where an endowed chair in ophthalmology was established in his honor

• His grandfather, A. W. Calhoun, was the South's first specialist in diseases of the eye and ear and was also president of the Atlanta College of Physicians and Surgeons, one of the antecedent institutions that later combined to form the Emory University School of Medicine

• His great-grandfather, A. B. Calhoun helped found another Emory medical school forerunner, the Atlanta Medical College, in 1854

• In 1947, he performed the state’s first corneal transplant at Emory University Hospital

•In 1949, he helped establish an Eye Bank (the fifth ever established in the United States) to serve patients in the Southeast needing cornea transplants


• He was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine for 28 years (1950 – 1978)


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Ferdinand Phinizy Calhoun, Jr. at micros
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