McLaughlin, Charles W., Jr. , 1906-1990
- Existence: 1906 - 1990
Charles W. McLaughlin Jr., M.D., was born on February 3, 1906 in Washington, Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa and received a B. A. degree in 1927, and earned his M.D. at Washington University in St. Louis in 1929. Following an internship at the Montreal (Canada) General Hospital, McLaughlin became a Fellow of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital from 1931 to 1934. The next year, he became a Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland.
In 1935, McLaughlin joined the University of Nebraska College of Medicine as an Instructor. In 1940, he became Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor of Surgery in 1948, before being named Professor of Surgery in 1954. In 1972, McLaughlin became a Senior Consultant in Surgery.
From 1942-1945, McLaughlin served in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a surgeon on the U.S.S. Essex. After World War II, McLaughlin became a Surgical Consultant for the U.S. Air Force and was a Consultant to the Strategic Air Command Hospital at Offutt Air Force Base from 1946 until 1973.
McLaughlin was a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, an organization in which he served as Chairman of the Board of Governors, Regent and President (1974-1975) of the Board of Regents. McLaughlin has been President of the staff for Nebraska Methodist Hospital and Children’s Memorial Hospital. McLaughlin was key in introducing a residency program at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He was awarded the Distinguished Service to Medicine Award in 1979.
Dr. McLaughlin died on May 20, 1990, in Omaha.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Oral history interview: digital file of interview video and a transcript. The interview discusses medical education at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in the early twentieth century and World War Two.
Oral history interview: audio cassette, digital file of the recording, and a transcript. The interview discusses medical education, specifically surgery, at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in the early twentieth century.