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Wiseman, Bruce Kenneth

Bruce Kenneth Wiseman
Born 3/1/1897
Died 3/15/1960
Dr. Bruce K. Wiseman, 63, of 2180 Tremont Rd., professor and chairman of the department of medicine, Ohio State University, died in University Hospital Tuesday. He suffered a stroke March 3.
Internationally known for his work in hematology and blood diseases, Dr. Wiseman was named 'Man of the Year' by the OSU medical school's class of 1943 as 'an inspiring teacher, a brilliant investigator and a resourceful clinician.'
With Dr. Charles A. Doan, dean of the OSU medical school and his long-time associate, he was credited with significant contributions to hematology.
A native of South Bend, Ind., Dr. Wiseman attended the Indiana University School of Medicine as a scholarship student and won the Ravdin Medal as the scholastic leader of his graduating class in 1928.
He met his wife, Adah Quinlan Wiseman, while working as an undergraduate in a pharmaceutical laboratory.
While interning at Indianapolis City Hospital in 1929, Dr. Wiseman's research ability attracted the attention of Dr. Doan, then with Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York City and the two began their long association at the Institute.
In 1931, when Dr. Doan came to Ohio State to establish the department of medical and surgical research, Dr. Wiseman joined the staff also as assistant professor of medicine and associate medical research director.
He attained a full professorship in 1938 and, in 1944, succeeded Dr. Doan as chairman of the department of medicine.
Dr. Wiseman was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Beta Pi and Sigma Xi Fraternities; the Columbus Academy of Medicine, Ohio and American Medical Assns.; a charter member of the American Board of Internal Medicine; fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Society for Experimental Pathology and other research groups.
Author of many articles in his field, he was an associate editor of the textbook 'The Practice of Medicine' and associate editor of the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, Dr. Claude Wiseman, a surgeon in Tacoma, Wash.
A private funeral is planned for Dr. Wiseman. Friends may contribute, if they wish, to Blood Research, Department of Medicine, OSU.
Burial Location
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