Dr. Michael Carter

A clinical pathologist in his early forties, Dr. Carter has a staid devotion to his work and an abiding faith in the human spirit.

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Michael Carter was born in Philadelphia in fall 1881, the fourth child of Allan and Susanna Carter. Allan's job as a journalist for the Philadephia Inquirer afforded the family a reasonable affluence, and Michael's early life was not difficult. He attended public schools in Philadelphia and worked during secondary school at Philadelphia Almshouse and Hospital writing patient reports and doing other clerical work for the hospital's staff. With exemplary grades and glowing recommendations from the hospital staff, Michael left Philadelphia to attend New York University's newly merged University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College on scholarship in 1898. Michael was active in extracurricular pursuits. Seven years later in 1905, Michael had earned his medical degree and begun his residency with NYU's Carnegie Laboratory, the first facility in the US devoted primarily to bacteriological and pathological research. After five years of residency, he was approached by an old college friend, Samuel Wieczorek, who had since become the Chief of Police in New York, with an offer to become the chief pathologist in employ of the police force, which Michael gratefully accepted, and worked with the NYPD for nine years. It was in this capacity that he was tapped by the fledgling League of Nations to study the long-term effects of mustard gas, which had been used extensively in the Great War by the German army. When his research was done, he applied to return to New York University in a research capacity and has been working in the Carnegie Laboratory since. Friends:
Samuel Wieczorek, Chief of Police, New York City
Ivy Ledbetter Lee, founder, Ivy Lee & Associates public relations firm
Trevor Ward, attorney, Grant & Jeffries law offices
Rivals:
Dr. Morris Westin, director of pathology, NYPD
Stephen Carter, author (lives in Boston)
Dixon Ryan Fox, professor of sociology, Columbia University
Mentors:
Dr. Jason Washburn, professor emeritus of pathology, NYU
Dr. Frederick Schalter, physician, Post Graduate Hospital of NYU
Dr. Henry Theroux, physician, Philadelphia General Hospital (formerly Philadelphia Almshouse and Hospital)
Enemy:
John Thomas Harvett, physician, US Army

Dr. Michael Carter

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