Dr. George J. Hill, M.D., M.A., D.Litt.
Captain, U. S. Navy Reserve (Ret.)

Dr. George J. Hill , M.D.

 GEORGE JAMES HILL  was born in 1932 and grew up in Iowa. He received  a B.A. from Yale in 1953 and a M.D. from Harvard in 1957. He completed two surgical residencies, one  from 1958-1961 and  another from 1963- 1966.  He was a clinical associate at the National Institutes of Health from 1961-63 where he participated in a study of leprosy. From 1966-73 he was was on the medical faculty at University of Colorado.  He held a position as a professor of surgery at the Washington University from 1973-1976.  In 1976 he moved to Marshall University, serving as the chairman of the new medical school’s department of  surgery until 1981. Before leaving the university he donated his leprosy collection to the university library. In 1981 he accepted a position as the director of surgical oncology at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, where he retired in 1996.
     After retirement he returned to school, earning a M.A. in history from Rutgers in 1999 and a D.Litt. in history from Drew University in 2005. In 2000-01 he was an adjunct professor of history at Kean University.
     He saw active military duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam War and Gulf War of 1990-91. He was awarded the Vietnamese Civic Actions Medal with Palm and Frame in 1972. He was the first Naval medical officer to graduate from the  U.S. Army Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga. Upon his retirement as a captain in U.S. Navy Reserve in 1993, he was awarded the Meritorious Services Medal.
     He has authored fourteen books and more than 150 scientific papers. His books range from medical topics, such as Outpatient Surgery, and Clinical Oncology, to history (Edison's Environment: Invention and Pollution in the Career of Thomas A. Edison), and biography (John Saxe, Loyalist).
     He is married to Helene Zimmermann Hill, a Professor of Radiology at the New Jersey Medical School, and they have four children and two grandchildren.

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