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John Sundwall
The Michigan Alumnus 365

President Burton Brought Dr. Sundwall To Michigan

JOHN SUNDWALL, Professor of
 Hygiene and Public Health and 
Director of that Division in the
 University, received his B.S. and 
his Ph.D. at the University of Chi
cago and his M.D. at Johns Hop

He began his teaching career
 at the University of Chicago and in
 his native state, Utah, developed 
the two-year program in medicine
 while serving, from 1907 to 1909, 
 as Professor of Anatomy and Dean 
of the Medical School of the Uni
versity of Utah. A period spent in
 the U. S. Public Health Service in
 Washington followed, during which 
he served as Hygienic Expert and
 Assistant Surgeon.

From 1912 to
 1918 he was Professor of Anatomy, 
 Secretary of the Medical School
 and Director of the Health Service
 at the University of Kansas. When
 he went to the University of Minnesota in 1918 to accept similar posts
 he actually was indirectly on his 
way to Michigan, for he became a
close friend of Marion L. Burton—
then President at Minnesota—and
 was invited to join him on Michigan’s Faculty, in 1921, after Dr.
 Burton had been called to the 

Dr. Sundwall, at Kan
sas during part of the World War, 
 served on the State Selective Draft 
Examination Board and at Minne
sota he was in charge of the medi
cal service of the S.T.A.C. He is a 
member of national medical, public
 health, school health and college
 health organizations and nearly all
 of them have made use of his tal
ents as an administrator in the of
fice of President or on their govern
ing boards. Courses in public 
health are popular at Michigan—
200 students now are enrolled. Dr.
 Sundwall has contributed many 
articles to professional magazines, 
 is much in demand as a speaker and
 consultant, and is active in the 
health work of the State.