Physician. Born– Dec. 5, 1897, Hartselle, Ala. Parents– Henry August and Carrie Camilla (Puryear) Kracke. Married– Virginia Carolyn Minter, Oct. 17, 1925. Children– Six. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1913-1914; University of Alabama, B.S., 1924; Rush Medical College, University of Chicago, M.D., 1927. Worked as a pharmacist, 1914-1917; U.S. Navy, 1917-1921; taught, University of Alabama, 1925-1926; taught, Emory University, 1926-1944; first Dean of the Medical College, University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1944-, where he taught pathology, bacteriology, and laboratory medicine. Awarded a certificate of merit for medical research by the American Medical Association, 1934; gold medal, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 1935. Fellow, American College of Physicians; member; American Board of Pathology; American Medical Association; Medical Association of Georgia; Georgia Academy of Science; Phi Beta Pi; Phi Beta Kappa.


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