DOCTOR THEODORE LEON ALTHAUSEN
Dr. Theodore Leon Althausen, United States professor of Medicine, Medical Center of San Francisco, was born in Pernau, Russia, on July 25, 1897. He is the son of Leon and Elizabeth (Wittstock) Althausen.
His preparatory education was obtained at University of California from which he received the A.B. degree in 1922, A.M. degree in 1925 and M.D. degree in 1926.
Dr. Althausen was assistant professor of Medicine at the University of California from 1929 to 1935, associate professor from 1935 to 1947 and professor since 1947. He became chairman of the Department of Medicine in 1951. He is physician in chief of the University of California Hospital, consultant in medicine for the San Francisco Hospital, the Langley Porter Clinic, and the Fort Miley Veterans’ Hospital. He has also been chief of the Gastrointestinal Clinic, University of California since 1943 and special consultant on gastrointestinal diseases to the Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service since 1948.
Fellow of Guggenheim Foundation, 1930-31, received the Van Meter prize for research on influence of thyroid gland on intestinal absorption. Fellow of American College of Physicians, member of Association of American Physicians; American Society for Clinical Investigation; Mexican Association of Laboratory Physicians (honorary); American Gastro-Enterological Association; and member of Mountaineering-Sierra Club. Dr. Althausen is a contributor of articles to journals.
On July 15, 1929, Dr. Altausen married Margaret Carlsmith and they have two sons, Theodore and Walter.
Home: 419 Redwood Road, San Anselmo, California.
Offices: University of California Hospital, San Francisco 22, California.
Transcribed By: Cecelia M. Setty.
Source: “Eminent Californians 1953”, by Lee E. Johnson & C. W. Taylor. Page 70, C. W. Taylor Publ., Palo Alto, California, 1953.
© 2013 Cecelia M. Setty.