Internal Medicine




Wabash College; Crawfordsville, Indiana; 1943-1945

Medical School:

University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 1945-1948

Bachelor of Science in Medicine 1946; Medical Doctorate (M.D.) 1948

Internship Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, 1948-1950

United States Air Force School of Aviation Medicine Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, 1951

National Institutes of Health Fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolism at Washington University School of Medicine at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., 1958

American Heart Association Fellowship in Cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. 1959


Phi Gamma Delta fraternity

Pi Delta Epsilon honorary collegiate journalism fraternity


University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, Clinical Instructor in Medicine, part time, 1959-1960

Loyola University Department of Medicine, Clinical Instructor, part time, 1963-1964

Factors Which Influence the Radioactive Iodine Thyroidal Uptake Test medical paper buried in a time capsule at the New York World's Fair in the fall of 1965

Distinguished Service Award for 45 years outstanding service and dedication to Delnor-Community Hospital, February, 2009


Nitrogen Dioxide Pneumonia, a new disease, later called "Silo-Fillers Disease" was a medical first (See publications): first two cases in 1955, published in 1956


American Society of Internal Medicine past member

State of Illinois Medical Licensure 1948 to present

Delnor-Community Hospital Medical Staff member 1963 to present  Currently emeritus.

Senior Federal Aviation Medical Examiner (FAA) Licensure classes I,II,III: 1960-2010

Bioethics Committee Chairman, Delnor-Community Hospital 1991-1995

Department of Medicine Delnor Hospital Chairman 1987-1989

State of Illinois Medical Examiner, Department of Disability and Rehabilitation 1961 to 1999

Aurora University Advisory Board for Science and Religion course "Cosmos and Chaos" ,   1996

American Academy of Stress Disorders, founder, president 1971-1975

Saint Charles Health Board 1963-1990

American Medical Association past member

Illinois State Medical Association past member

Kane County Medical Association past member

Illinois Youth Commission, Saint Charles Training Schools for Boys Physician Consultant 1964-1969


United States Air Force Training Command, USAFR medical officer, active duty, 1951-1952

United States Navy (USNR 490741) 1943-1951


American Legion current member

FCC Amateur Radio License Ham (Advanced) W9DDX (1958-present)

Past member Toastmasters, Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis

Society of Mayflower Descendants member via Resolved White and his parents William and Susannah White who all were on the original Mayflower, 1620

Jamestown Society (eligible) via Resolved White, his wife Judith Vassal, from her grandfather's membership in the Virginia Company,  John Vassal

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution member, via John Stone. Eligible via Benjamin Grayson, sr., (father of Wren Grayson, sr.) N.C. militia.

General Society of War of 1812   Admitted April, 2009, via g. g. g. grandfather Wren Grayson, Sr., 3rd  East Tenn. Militia, 1814-1815, under Gen. Andrew Jackson, at Mobile and New Orleans.  Three ancestors were in the War of 1812: John Tasker, (Pvt.), Andrew C. Cummins, Major (?), and Wren Grayson,  senior (Pvt.) (1782-1865), 

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War  member, via great grandfather Andrew Jackson Grayson, (Lt.), fought at Battle of Shiloh under General U.S.S. Grant, and eligible via g.g. grandfather Wyman Tasker, (Pvt). 


  1. A Critique of Education; The Illini Scope April 1948 Pages 5-8

  2. Primary Hyperlipidemia; U.S. Armed Forces Medical Journal 1951 Vol. 3 No. 11 pages1667-1672

  3. Carbon Tetrachloride Nephrosis; U.S. Armed Forces Medical Journal 1952 Vol. 2 No. 5 pages 755-761

  4. A Technic for Using Suction in Cases of Snake Bite; Missouri Medicine Oct. 1953 pages 763-764

  5. The Symptomatology of Chronic Prostatitis; The Journal of the Cape Girardeau County Medical Society Dec 1953

  6. Electrocardiography; Missouri Medicine March 1954 pages 191-195

  7. Hemangioendotheliosarcoma of the Ileum with Metastases to the Right Auricle, Rupture of the Heart, and Hemopericardium at Least 10 Days Before Death Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 41, No. 7, July 1954 pages 151-159

  8. Black Widow Spider Bite; Missouri Medicine May 1955 pages 358-360

  9. Arrastogenic Disease, a New Diagnostic Category; Missouri Medicine August 1955 page 634

  10. Respiratory Arrest Caused by Demerol; Cape County Medical Journal April 1956

  11. Silage Gas Poisoning; Nitrogen Dioxide Pneumonia, a New Disease in Agricultural Workers; Annals of Internal Medicine Vol. 45 No. 3 Sept 1956 pages 393-408

  12. Warning; Thiocyanate Intoxication Cape County Medical Journal March 1957

  13. Nitrogen Dioxide Pneumonia-a Recently Discovered Malady in Silo-Fillers; GP (published by The American Academy of General Practice) Nov. 1957 vol. 16 No. 5 pages 90-99

  14. A Review of Nitrogen Dioxide Pneumonia; Presented before the Mississippi Valley Trudeau Society Conference on Tuberculosis, Omaha, Nebraska, October 11, 1957; Published in the Cape County Medical Journal Feb 1958

  15. Wandering Liver and Tachycardia; The American Heart Journal Vol. 55 No. 2 Feb. 1958 pages 252-254

  16. Pensees a monthly medical column for the Cape County Medical Journal 1957-1958

  17. Factors Which Influence the Radioactive Iodine Thyroidal Uptake Test; American Journal of Medicine March 1960 pages 397-414

  18. The Inequities in the Ethics of Profits for the Physician; American Medical News Aug. 18, 1969 page 6

  19. Air Controllers Syndrome-Peptic Ulcer in Air Traffic Controllers; Illinois Medical Journal Aug. 1972 Vol. 142 No. 2

  20. Offer Your Patients a Discount Before They Ask; Medical Economics, March 19, 1973 pages 220-223

  21. The Semantics of Peptic Ulcer; Journal of Occupational Medicine Vol. 15, No. 11 pages 907-8 Nov. 1973

  22. Bargaintown-patients offered discount; American Medical News May 26 1975 page 22

  23. Treating Stress Disorders ; Practical Psychology for Physicians Vol. 3 No. 4 pages 37-39 April 1976

  24. Physician-Assisted Suicide Seen as Same as Murder of Patient; American Medical News August 1996 Vol. 39 No. 32

  25. What Medical Schools Should Really Teach; Medical Economics Magazine, Nov. 19, 2004

  26. Monthly Aviation Medical Column, American Flyers Newsletter, DuPage Airport, 2006 

  27. Viewpoint: All hospitals Should Publish Their Fee SchedulesMedical Economics Magazine, Feb. 5, 2009

  28. Short Intern Stories from Cook County Hospital (unpublished).

  29. Burned Out Syndrome, Delnor Hospital News 1985

  30. Fear of Heights, American Flyers Newsletter, Nov. 2006

  31. Air Traffic Controllers Newsletter 1971

  32. The Nature of Truth, Unpublished

  33. Euthanasia Lecture given,, Methodist Church, Aurora, IL 1999

  34. The Shortage of Doctors, a satire, AMA News, 2/16/1970

  35. Health Hotline  Newsletters to patients 1988-1998

  36. Pilots and OTC Meds, Newsletter Sept. 2006

  37. Tornado Disasters and Hospital Communications, The 1967 Tornadoes in the Tri-Cities (Unpublished)

  38. A Doctors Job Is to Always Fight Death; Letter to Editor Kane County Chronicle, 15 June 1996