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    I don't know why I woke up this morning with this bit of silliness in my head.

    An off-the-top-of-my-head attempt to pick the all-time best (most notable) for each event who ended up in a medical field. This includes doctors, dentists and technicians. Man or woman.

    I'm sure there's lots of nurses out there I'm unaware of. Veterinarians are eligible, but couldn't think of one. The list is U.S.-heavy because when you follow NCAA track closely it's easy to know what people are majoring in.

    Obviously, lots of holes to fill in (so please do) (or suggest a better candidate for the event), but here's a start:

    100—Del Meriwether
    200—Dave Sime
    5000—Duncan Macdonald
    10,000—Kim Schnurpfeil
    Marathon—Tony Sandoval
    Walk—Maria Michta-Coffey
    HJ—Jesper Tørring
    PV—Geoff Stiles
    LJ—Billy Rae
    SP—Dallas Long
    DT—Bud Houser
    JT—Linda Stahl
    Multi—Tom Waddell
    Last edited by gh; 01-16-2017, 03:26 AM.

  • #2
    I might put Bob Kempainen ahead of Sandoval. Maybe that's my Minnesota bias. Also Janis Klecker is a dentist.

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    • #3
      I did some work about 10 yrs ago for the USOC looking at various professions of all their former Olympians - this only went thru the 1992 team. Here is the list I compiled for medical professionals and athletics (Olympians only):

      Welles Hoyt ATH 1896 Harvard Med 1901, general surgeon
      Walter Drumheller ATH 1900 Dentist
      Josiah McCracken ATH 1900 U Penn Med School, medical missionary in China
      Alvin Kraenzlein ATH 1900 Dentist
      Dave Hall ATH 1900 Rush Med School 1907
      William Holland ATH 1900 Georgetown Med School, internal medicine
      Walter Tewksbury ATH 1900 Dentist, Tunkhannock, PA
      Frank Castleman ATH 1904 Ohio State Med School, never practiced
      Herman Groman ATH 1904 Rush Med School 1907, family practice Hammond IN
      LeRoy Mercer ATH 1912 Medical doctor
      Harold “Brick” Muller ATH 1920 U Cal Med School 1924, internal medicine
      Karl Anderson ATH 1924 Medical doctor, Minneapolis
      Ralph Hills ATH 1924 Johns Hopkins Med, internal medicine
      Bob LeGendre ATH 1924 Dentist, store dentist for Hecht & Co
      Bud Houser ATH 1924-28 Dentist
      Herb Droegemuller ATH 1928 Northwestern Med School, ophthalmologist
      Bob King ATH 1928 Stanford Med School, Ob-Gyn
      Steve Seymour ATH 1948 Osteopath
      Dave Sime ATH 1960 Duke Med, ophthalmologist
      Sandra Knott ATH 1964 Nurse practitioner
      Fred Hansen ATH 1964 Dentist
      Dallas Long ATH 1964 Dentist
      Tom Waddell ATH 1968 Medical doctor, Stanford Med School
      Cindy Bremser ATH 1988 Nurse anesthetist

      If others have more, and please include more recent (I'll update eventually), please let me know.

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      • #4
        Sp EGH's biggest gap is certainly Fred Hansen in the pole vault. And probably Steve Seymour for the javelin.

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        • #5
          Very good list, but I thought, when I first read the title, you were talking about athlete's last names which were also used in the medical field (ie. Sally Stitch). I like your list better than mine.

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          • #6
            400 (Veterinarian)--John Baxter Taylor, Penn DVM '08. Died before establishing a practice.

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            • #7
              HJ/Dec-Harold Osborn, Dr. of Osteopathy from Phil. College of Osteopathy (where Steve Seymour started)

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              • #8
                Radion Gataullin 6.02 pole vault and on the women's side Andrea Dutoit 4.60 IIRC.

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                • #9
                  Depending on how far afield you want to go, Amy Acuff <<went on to study at the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin, Texas, and become a licensed acupuncturist.>>

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                  • #10
                    George Rhoden, DPM, would fit GH's empty 400m slot, nicely.

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                    • #11
                      How about Daniel Lincoln for the steeplechase?

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                      • #12
                        And also Carlton Young for the 400?

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                        • #13
                          how did we all miss one Roger Bannister for the mile?!

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                          • #14
                            Lennox Miller, DDS, 100m

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                            • #15
                              so at this point our 4x1 is Miller, Meriwether, Sime &....... Tewksbury?!

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