William Beecher Scoville MD William Beecher Scoville MD  ‎(I35857)‎
Given Names: William Beecher
Surname: Scoville
Suffix: MD

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 13 January 1906 33 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 25 February 1984 ‎(Age 78)‎ New Jersey, USA

Personal Facts and Details
Birth 13 January 1906 33 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Show Details Source: Foote Family: Comprising the Genealogy of Nathaniel Foote, of Wethersfield, Conn., and His Descendants, Vol. 1
Publication: Rutland, VT: Marble City Press, The Tuttle Co., 1907
Citation Details:  p. 91

Show Details Source: Brazil, Rio de Janiero, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965

  Text: Name: William Beecher Scoville
Event Type: Immigration
Event Date: 1959
Event Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Nationality: United States
Traveling With Children: No
Birth Date: 13 Jan 1906
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Father's Name: Samuel Scoville Jr
Mother's Name: Katherine Trumbull

Show Details Source: Social Security Death Index
Publication: http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi
  Text: Age: 78
Given Name: William
Surname: Scoville
Birth Date: 13 Jan 1906
State: Connecticut
Last Place of Residence: Hartford, Connecticut
Previous Residence Postal Code: 06106
Event Date: Feb 1984

Marriage Emily Barrett Learned - Manchester, Hartford, Connecticut, USA


Show Details Source: Arthur Scovell and His Descendants, 1660-1900
Publication: Rutland, VT: Tuttle Publishing Company
Citation Details:  p. 243

Divorce Emily Barrett Learned -

GraduationA.B.
1928 ‎(Age 21)‎ New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Agency: Yale University

Show Details Source: Arthur Scovell and His Descendants, 1660-1900
Publication: Rutland, VT: Tuttle Publishing Company
Citation Details:  p. 243

GraduationDoctorate of Medicine, specialty in neurosurgery
1932 ‎(Age 25)‎ Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Agency: University of Pennsylvania Medical School

Show Details Source: Arthur Scovell and His Descendants, 1660-1900
Publication: Rutland, VT: Tuttle Publishing Company
Citation Details:  p. 243

Occupation Neurosurgeon


Show Details Source: The Society of Neurological Surgeons

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  Text: WILLIAM BEECHER SCOVILLE was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 13, 1906, the son of Samuel, Jr. and Katherine Gallaudet Trumbull. He attended Yale ‎(B.A., 1928)‎ and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ‎(M.D., 1932)‎. He interned at the Hartford Hospital ‎(1933-34)‎; was Assistant Resident in Psychiatry, New York Cornell Hospital ‎(1935)‎; Resident in Neurology, Bellevue Hospital ‎(1936)‎; did research in neuroendocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital ‎(1937)‎; Resident in Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital ‎(1938)‎; Fellow in Neurosurgery, Lahey Clinic ‎(1938)‎; Resident in Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Baltimore ‎(1939)‎; Assistant in Neurosurgery, Boston City Hospital ‎(1939)‎. He was trained under several well known physicians, including: Foster Kennedy, Stanley Cobb, Fuller Allbright, Jason Mixter, James White, Charles Bagley, Gilbert Horrax, and James Poppen. He observed Walter Dandy for one summer. He became Board certified in Neurosurgery in 1941.

In 1939, he founded the Department of Neurosurgery at Hartford Hospital ‎(Director, 1939-68)‎, and was Co-Director of the Yale-Hartford Residency Training Program ‎(1945-67)‎. In 1941, he began the first Neurosurgical Residency Training Program in Connecticut. He has trained 46 U.S. neurosurgeons, and 17 foreign. During service as a Major in the U.S. Army during World War II, he organized Army centers in the Northwest and Cushing Hospital, Boston, for paraplegics.

He was Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Emeritus, Yale University Medical School, and was also Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Connecticut Medical School, where the first named Chair-William Beecher Scoville Professorship in Neurosurgery-was founded.

He was a member of 25 medical societies, including: American Academy of Neurological Surgery ‎(President)‎; American Association of Neurological Surgeons; World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies ‎(Administrative Council; Honorary President; Editor, Federation News)‎; International Society of Psychiatric Surgery ‎(Founding Member; 1st President, 1970; Honorary President)‎; New England Neurosurgical Society ‎(founder and first President)‎; 15 foreign societies, seven of which he was an Honorary Member: British, French, Scandinavian, Peruvian, Argentinean, Egyptian, and Caribbean).

Dr. Jules Stein, Chairman of the Board of Universal Studios and Music Corporation of America, founded the William Beecher Scoville Foundation ‎(1965)‎ for the support of fellowships, studies, and teaching in neurological sciences. He received the Honorary D.Sci. degree from Colby College, Waterville, Maine, where he started one of the first annual neurosurgical seminars. He founded the First International Congress of Neurosurgery in Brussels ‎(1957)‎.

Dr. Scoville published 144 scientific articles, with chief contributions in the fields of: discs; aneurysm clips, memory ‎(with Dr. Brenda Milner)‎; psychiatric surgery in the form of orbital undercutting; first to describe large trephine craniotomies and steel mesh cranioplasties; and instrumentation.

His chief pastime was travelling abroad for the study of neurosurgery and neurosurgeons.

His first marriage was to Emily, by whom he had three children. After his divorce, he was remarried to Helene who survives him in Hartford, Connecticut. He was fatally injured in an automobile accident in New Jersey on February 25, 1984.

Occupation between 1939 and 1968 ‎(Age 32)‎ Director, Department of Neurosurgery Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Agency: Hartford Hospital

Source: The Society of Neurological Surgeons

Occupation between 1945 and 1967 ‎(Age 38)‎ Co-Director Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Agency: Yale-Hartford Residency Training Program

Source: The Society of Neurological Surgeons

Occupation Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Emeritus New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Agency: Yale University Medical School

Source: The Society of Neurological Surgeons

Occupation Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Agency: University of Connecticut Medical School

Source: The Society of Neurological Surgeons

Residence 1959 ‎(Age 52)‎ Emily Barrett Learned - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Address:
85 Jefferson Street



Source: Brazil, Rio de Janiero, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965

Honorary Degree D.Sci., Colby College Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, USA


Source: The Society of Neurological Surgeons

Death 25 February 1984 ‎(Age 78)‎ New Jersey, USA

Cause of death: Automobile accident

Source: The Society of Neurological Surgeons

Show Details Source: Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001

  Text: Name: William B Scoville
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 25 Feb 1984
Event Place: Bolton, , New Jersey
Residence Place: Farmington, , Connecticut
Address: 27 HIGH ST
Age: 78
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Occupation: NEUROSURGEON
Birth Year ‎(Estimated)‎: 1906
Certificate Number: 90494

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Parents Family  (F12983)
Samuel Scoville Jr
1872 - 1950
Katherine Gallaudet Trumbull
-
Samuel Scoville
1902 - 1904
Rev Gurdon Trumbull Scoville
1904 - 1993
(Birth) William Beecher Scoville MD
1906 - 1984
Henry Ward Beecher Scoville
1909 - 1924
Alice Trumbull Scoville
1911 - 2012

Immediate Family  (F12987)
Emily Barrett Learned
1908 -
Barrett Scoville MD
1936 - 1991
Alison "Lisa" Scoville
-
Peter Gallaudet Scoville
-

Immediate Family  (F12993)
Helene ‎(unknown)‎
-


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Source
Foote Family: Comprising the Genealogy of Nathaniel Foote, of Wethersfield, Conn., and His Descendants, Vol. 1
Publication: Rutland, VT: Marble City Press, The Tuttle Co., 1907
Citation Details:  p. 91
Birth Foote Family: Comprising the Genealogy of Nathaniel Foote, of Wethersfield, Conn., and His Descendants, Vol. 1
Publication: Rutland, VT: Marble City Press, The Tuttle Co., 1907
Citation Details:  p. 91
Birth Brazil, Rio de Janiero, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965
  Text: Name: William Beecher Scoville
Event Type: Immigration
Event Date: 1959
Event Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Nationality: United States
Traveling With Children: No
Birth Date: 13 Jan 1906
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Father's Name: Samuel Scoville Jr
Mother's Name: Katherine Trumbull
Birth Social Security Death Index
Publication: http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi
  Text: Age: 78
Given Name: William
Surname: Scoville
Birth Date: 13 Jan 1906
State: Connecticut
Last Place of Residence: Hartford, Connecticut
Previous Residence Postal Code: 06106
Event Date: Feb 1984
Marriage Arthur Scovell and His Descendants, 1660-1900
Publication: Rutland, VT: Tuttle Publishing Company
Citation Details:  p. 243
Marriage Arthur Scovell and His Descendants, 1660-1900
Publication: Rutland, VT: Tuttle Publishing Company
Citation Details:  p. 243
Marriage Arthur Scovell and His Descendants, 1660-1900
Publication: Rutland, VT: Tuttle Publishing Company
Citation Details:  p. 243
Graduation Arthur Scovell and His Descendants, 1660-1900
Publication: Rutland, VT: Tuttle Publishing Company
Citation Details:  p. 243
Graduation Arthur Scovell and His Descendants, 1660-1900
Publication: Rutland, VT: Tuttle Publishing Company
Citation Details:  p. 243
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Residence Brazil, Rio de Janiero, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965
Residence Brazil, Rio de Janiero, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965
Residence Brazil, Rio de Janiero, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965
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Death
Death Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001
  Text: Name: William B Scoville
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 25 Feb 1984
Event Place: Bolton, , New Jersey
Residence Place: Farmington, , Connecticut
Address: 27 HIGH ST
Age: 78
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Occupation: NEUROSURGEON
Birth Year ‎(Estimated)‎: 1906
Certificate Number: 90494

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Family with Parents
Father
Samuel Scoville Jr ‎(I35853)‎
Birth 9 June 1872 37 34 Norwich, Chenango, New York, USA
Death 5 December 1950 ‎(Age 78)‎ Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Mother

Marriage: 17 October 1899 -- Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2 years
#1
Brother (Birth)
Samuel Scoville ‎(I35855)‎
Birth 19 February 1902 29
Death 8 March 1904 ‎(Age 2)‎
3 years
#2
Brother (Birth)
Rev Gurdon Trumbull Scoville ‎(I35856)‎
Birth 1 November 1904 32 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 May 1993 ‎(Age 88)‎ Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
14 months
#3
(Birth)
William Beecher Scoville MD ‎(I35857)‎
Birth 13 January 1906 33 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 February 1984 ‎(Age 78)‎ New Jersey, USA
4 years
#4
Brother (Birth)
Henry Ward Beecher Scoville ‎(I35870)‎
Birth 13 July 1909 37
Death 24 March 1924 ‎(Age 14)‎ Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
2 years
#5
Sister (Birth)
Alice Trumbull Scoville ‎(I35871)‎
Birth 3 July 1911 39 Rosemont, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 15 October 2012 ‎(Age 101)‎ Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, USA
Family with Emily Barrett Learned
William Beecher Scoville MD ‎(I35857)‎
Birth 13 January 1906 33 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 February 1984 ‎(Age 78)‎ New Jersey, USA
3 years
Ex-Wife
 
Emily Barrett Learned ‎(I35865)‎
Birth 3 July 1908

Marriage:   -- Manchester, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
#1
Son (Birth)
Barrett Scoville MD ‎(I35885)‎
Birth 3 February 1936 30 27
Death 7 April 1991 ‎(Age 55)‎ Greater Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
#2
Daughter (Birth)
#3
Son (Birth)
Family with Helene ‎(unknown)‎
William Beecher Scoville MD ‎(I35857)‎
Birth 13 January 1906 33 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 February 1984 ‎(Age 78)‎ New Jersey, USA
Wife