|Name:||Howard A. Rusk|
|Birth Day:||April 9, 1901|
|Death Date:||Nov 4, 1989 (age 88)|
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As per our current Database, Howard A. Rusk died on Nov 4, 1989 (age 88).
He attended the University of Missouri and the Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Dr. Rusk graduated from the University of Missouri in 1923 and received his medical degree at Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1925. He completed his internship at St. Luke's hospital in St. Louis.
From 1926 to 1942, Dr. Rusk practiced internal medicine in St. Louis, becoming a teacher at Washington University School of Medicine, staff physician at Barnes-Jewish, and chairman of the Intern Committee at St. Luke's, where he had trained as an intern. In 1942, Rusk left his practice to join the Air Force. He initially served as chief of medical services at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. He soon developed a convalescent program for those who had recovered from their illness but were not yet ready to resume their military training. In 1943, Dr. Rusk participated on rehabilitation subcommittee of the Baruch Committee on Physical Medicine. Rusk soon went on to establish the first Air Force rehabilitation center, in Pawling, New York which was to treat airmen returning from battle with physical and psychological disabilities. Dr. Rusk described it as "a combination of a hospital, a country club, a school, a farm, a vocational training center, a resort and a little bit of home as well." During the remainder of World War II, a total of 12 such centers were to be opened by the Air Force. With the influence of Bernard Baruch, Dr. Rusk convinced President Roosevelt to start rehabilitation programs for all military branches. In 1945, Rusk was part of the American entourage to attend the Potsdam conference. While on this trip, he discussed rehabilitation medicine with General Bradley. Subsequently, he provided consultation to the VA on the organization of a rehabilitation program following the war.
After the war, Dr. Rusk unsuccessfully tried to establish a rehabilitation institute within Washington University. Nonetheless, in December 1945 Rusk moved to New York City, accepting an offer from New York University to establish a department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine. He also accepted an offer, extended by Arthur Hays Sulzberger, to work for the New York Times as a weekly medical columnist. In 1947, Dr. Rusk joined with Dr. George Deaver, another pioneer of rehabilitation medicine, to establish a rehabilitation center at Bellevue Hospital, the first of its kind for civilians. In 1951, Rusk founded the Institute of Medical Rehabilitation at New York University, at which he served for 33 years.
Howard grew up in Missouri, here he was an avid member of the Health for Peace movement in the 1950s.
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