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Joseph H. McNinch Papers 1929-1999
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Biographical Note

Brigadier General Joseph H. McNinch was born October 5, 1904 in Indianapolis, In. He died in 1994. He received his bachelor's and medical degrees from the Ohio State University. In 1930 he began a distinguished military career first as a medical officer. He served as Deputy Surgeon of the United Kingdom Base in the European Theater (1944); Editor in Chief of the medical history of the Army Medical Department in World War II (1945-1950); Director of the Army Medical Library (1946-1949); Surgeon and Preventive Medicine Officer of the US Forces Far East (1951-1954); Chief of the Personnel Division, Army Surgeon General's Office (1955-1957); Commanding General of the Army Medical Research and Development Command (1958-1960); and Chief Surgeon of the United States Army, Europe (1960-1962). He was holder of the Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star and Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Clusters.

McNinch retired from the military in 1962 and was appointed director of research for the American Hospital Association. From 1962-1966 he was Chief Medical Director of the Veteran's Administration.