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Collection Vertical File Photos
Catalog Number VF37
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Frederick P. Zuspan (1922 - 2009) began college at the Ohio State University intending to become an engineer, but his studies were interrupted by World War II. He joined the Naval Air Force in 1942 and after earning his "golden wings" from the Navy and was recruited by the Marines in 1943 as a bomber pilot. He served in the Pacific theater and flew in missions over Midway, Guam, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

After the war, Zuspan resumed his studies at OSU, receiving his BA in 1947 and MD in 1951. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Ohio State and Case Western Reserve in 1956, and then spent two years as department chief at McDowell Memorial Hospital in Kentucky before returning to Case Western University for a fellowship in reproductive biology. He was named chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Medical College of Georgia in 1960.

Zuspan went to the University of Chicago as chair of obstetrics & gynecology in 1966 and remained till he was recruited back to the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1975. He stepped down as department chair in 1987 and became a professor emeritus at OSU in 1991. In 1992, OSU established the Frederick P. Zuspan Chair in his honor.

Zuspan was an internationally recognized authority in the field of maternal-fetal medicine and an expert on preeclampsia. In the 1960s, Zuspan pioneered the use intravenous magnesium sulfate to prevent convulsions in women with preeclampsia. His treatment protocol was adopted internationally and is still used today.
Title Frederick P. Zuspan (1922 - 2009)

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