Dewell Gann Jr.

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Dewell Gann Jr. (1890-1960) was a Little Rock surgeon and son of pioneer doctor Dewell Gann Sr. of Benton, Arkansas.

Gann received his undergraduate, graduate, and medical degrees from Indiana University. He also later received a master's degree and doctorate from Little Rock College. In 1915 he joined the faculty of the Surgery Department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, remaining as a clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology until 1954, absent only from 1948 to 1951. He is known as the first physician in the state to use radium to treat gynecological problems. He was also the inventor of new respirator technology used in the Second World War.

In 1946 Gann Jr. donated his father's original doctor's office to the city of Benton for use as a public library. In 1980 the library became the Gann Museum of Saline County.


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