HARRIS, SEALE, 1870-1957


Physician; author; medical researcher. Born– March 13, 1870, in Cedartown, Ga. Parents– Charles Hooks and Margaret Ann (Monk) Harris. Married Stella Rainer, April 28, 1897.  Children– two. Education– University of Georgia; University of Virginia, M.D., 1894; New York Polytechnic, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Vienna. Practiced medicine in Union Springs, 1894-1906; physician-in-charge, Mobile (City) Hospital, and professor, Medical College of Alabama, Mobile, 1906-1913; U.S. Army, 1917-1919, serving as staff surgeon, General Gorgas Hospital, and secretary, Research Committee of A.R.C. in France; advanced to rank of colonel. Founder and director, Seale Harris Clinic, Birmingham, 1922-1956; editor and owner, Southern Medical Journal. Member American College of Physicians; American Geriatrics Society; American Diabetes Association; American Medical Editors Assn.;  American Therapeutic Association; American Gastroenterological Association; Jefferson County, Alabama, Southern, and American Medical Associations. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal by American Medical Association, 1949; Research Medal by Southern Medical Association for identifying hyperinsulinism, 1923. Honorary LL.D., University of Alabama, 1950. Died March 16, 1957.


Marquis who’s who online;  The Alabama Librarian, vol. 3.


Banting’s Miracle. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1946.

Cilinical Pellegra. St. Louis; C. V. Mosby Co., 1941.

Death of the National Democratic Party; the Truth About Truman …. Birmingham, Ala.; Author, 1952.

James Coffee Harris and His Family. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1935.

Woman’s Surgeon. New York; Woman’s Surgeon, 1950.