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William H. Kammerer  

William Kammerer, Physician, Teacher And Volunteer, 80

Published: February 25, 1993
New York Times
William H. Kammerer, a physician and professor who was an expert in rheumatology, died on Feb. 17 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. He was 80 and lived in Culver , Ind.

The cause of death was cancer, his family said.

Dr. Kammerer, who practiced internal medicine for 50 years in Manhattan, served as chief of the arthritis clinic at the Hospital for Special Surgery from 1970 to 1989 and was named a master by the American College of Rheumatology, its highest honor.

He was a past president of the New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and twice won that organization's national award for distinguished service.

Dr. Kammerer taught at the Cornell University Medical College and was an attending physician at New York Hospital, Bellevue Hospital Center a nd Doctors' Hospital. After he retired from his practice in 1989, he worked as a volunteer physician at Indian reservations in Montana, South Dakota and Iowa.

He was born in Logansport, Ind., and graduated from the University of Notre Dame and the Indiana University Medical School. During World War II he served as a lieutenant colonel with the United States Army Medical Corps in field hospitals in the Philippines and New Guinea. His first marriage was to Edith Langley.

He is survived by his wife of three years, the former Albertine Raub; two sons, William S., of Jacksonville, Fla., and Kelly, of Katmandu, Nepal; three daughters, Kathleen Zimmerman of Hatfield, Mass., and Hilary Kammerer of Katmandu; a stepson, Malcolm J. Raub of Culver ; two stepdaughters, Ann Snyder of Logansport and Kathleen Raub of Westport, Mass.; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Sunday, February 21. 1993
    Private services for Dr. William H. Kammerer, 80, Culver , were held Saturday in Kroeger Funeral Home.

    He died at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday in St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis. Born March 4, 1912, in Logansport, he was the son of Henry and Margaret Halpern Kammerer. On Oct. 4,1991, he was married in Culver to Albertine Raub, who survives.

    Mr. Kammerer attended the University of Notre Dame and was a graduate of Indiana University Medical School. He served his medical internship at the Marine Hospital, Staten Island, New York, and residencies at the University of Chicago Hospital (Billings), Lahey Clinic, Boston, and Cornell University - New York Hospital.

    Mr. Kammerer was a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II, serving in the third and fifth field hospitals in New Guinea and the Philippines. He was in private practice in internal medicine in New York City for 50 years, retiring in October, 1989. After retirement, he was a volunteer physician on Indian reservations in Montana, South Dakota and Iowa.

    He was a clinical professor of medicine at Cornell University - New York Hospital Medical School. He was an attending physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Hospital, Bellevue Hospital and Doctor's Hospital, all in New York City.

    A leader in the field of rheumatology; he was president of the New York chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. In 1974 and 1981, he received the National Distinguished Service Award from the Arthritis Foundation. In 1992, he was named Master of the American College of Rheumatology. From 1970 to 1989, Dr. Kammerer was Chief of the Arthritic Clinic in the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City. He was a member of the Century Association and the Harvey Society in New York City. He was a member of the Maxinkuckee Golf Club, Culver .

    Also surviving are two sons, Dr. William S. Kammerer, Jacksonville, Fla., and Kelly C. Kammerer, Katmandu, India; two daughters, Athleen Zimmermann, Hatfield, Mass., and Hilary Kammerer, Katmandu, India; one step-son, Malcolm J. (Pat) Raub, Culver ; two step-daughters, Ann Snyder, Logansport, Kathleen Raub, Westport, Mass.; five grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. One brother and one sister preceded in death.

    Father Donald Gross officiated at the services. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery.

    Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

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