Curriculum Vitae


(Last up-dated by Dr. Travell in 1993)


December 17, 1901
17 East 12th Street, New York, NY

Janet Graham (or Graeme) Travell, M.D.
Janet Travell Powell

John W.G. Powell
Married: June 6, 1929
Occupation: Investment Counselor
Deceased: July 10, 1973

2 children, Janet and Virginia
6 grandchildren


Miss Clark’s Private School, 1907 – 1910;
The Brearley School, 1910 – 1918;
Wellesley College, 1918 – 1922, B.A. Degree;
Cornell University Medical College, 1922 – 1926, M.D. Degree


Intern and House Physician, Medicine (there were no Residents at the time),
Cornell Division, New York Hospital, New York, NY,
Jan. 1, 1927 – Jan. 1, 1929

Research Fellowship,
Digitalis – Pneumonia Study,
Rockefeller Institute and 3 Medical Colleges,
Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY,
Jan. 1, 1929 – July 1, 1930

Research Fellowship,
Arterial Disease Study,
Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation,
Beth Israel Hospital Cardiac Clinic, New York, NY,
Sept. 1939 – Sept. 1941

Assistant Visiting Physician, then Associate Visiting Physician in Cardiology,
Sea View Hospital, Staten Island, NY, 1936 – 1945

Instructor in Pharmacology,
Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY,
July 1, 1930 – July 1, 1947 (Omitting academic year 1934 – 1935)

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacology,
Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY,
July 1, 1947 – July 1, 1951

Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacology,
Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY,
July 1, 1951 – July 1, 1963 (On leave 1961 – 1963)

Assistant Physician to Out-Patients, Medicine,
New York Hospital, New York, NY, 1941 – 1942

Physician to Out-Patients, Medicine,
New York Hospital, New York, NY, 1943 – 1966

Associate Physician, Cardiovascular Research Unit,
Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY,
1941 – 1963 (On leave 1961 – 1963)

Associate Physician, Dept. of Medicine – Cardiovascular Diseases,
Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY,
1964 – 1988; Emeritus 1988

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, 1961 – 1970;
Emeritus Clinical Professor of Medicine, 1970 – 1988;
Honorary 1988,
George Washington University School of Medicine and University Hospital,
Washington, DC

Active Staff, 1973 – 1977;
Emeritus 1977 – 1979
Dept. of Medicine, Division of Rheumatic Diseases,
Doctors Hospital, Washington, DC

Member, Scientific Advisory Board,
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, 1959 – 1961

Special Consultant to the USAF,
Office of the Surgeon General,
Washington, DC, 1962 – 1964

Physician to the President of the United States (1961 – 1965),
The White House, Washington, DC,
President John F. Kennedy, Jan. 1961 – Nov. 22, 1963;
President Lyndon B. Johnson, Nov. 22, 1963 – March 31, 1965

Chairman, Medical Care and Public Health Committee of the 1965
Inaugural Committee for President Lyndon B. Johnson,
Washington, DC


Phi Beta Kappa (Wellesley College)

Durant Scholar, 1921 and 1922 (Wellesley College)

Alpha Omega Alpha, honorary medical society, 1925
(Cornell University Medical College)

John Metcalf Polk Memorial Prize, 1926, for highest academic standing,
(Cornell University Medical College)

Spirit of Achievement Award, April 1961,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University,
New York, NY

Society of Oral Physiology and Occlusion,
Steven W. Brown Medal, December 1971

(and many other Awards and Honors)


The National Heart Institute of the National Institutes of Health –
U.S. Public Health Service Grant (No. H-493)

The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation

Franz T. Stone Fund of Cornell University

Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation

Gebauer Chemical Company


Self employed physician, 1935 – 1997

Rockefeller Foundation, Jan. 1929 – July 1930

Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, Sept. 1939 – Sept. 1941

Cornell University Medical College,
July 1930 – July 1961 (Omitting July 1934 – July 1935)

Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer, Medical Consultant,
May 1944 – Nov. 1960

John Deere & Company, Consultant,
Jan. 1953 – Sept. 1955

Federal Government, The White House,
Executive Office of the President of the United States,
Jan. 1961 – March 31, 1965

Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital, Medical Consultant,
Long Beach, CA, 1974 – 1985


Medical Society of the District of Columbia

Medical Society of the County of New York (Life 1988)

Medical Society of the County of Westchester

Medical Society of the State of New York

American Medical Association

American Medical Women’s Association

Medical Women’s International Association

American Academy of Pain Management, Board of Advisors (Emeritus)

The New York Academy of Medicine, Fellow

American Rheumatism Association (Emeritus)
(Now: American College of Rheumatology)

Rheumatism Society of the District of Columbia

American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine

New York Academy of Sciences

The Harvey Society

Pan American Medical Association (Honorary)

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (Honorary 1988)

American Congress of Clinical Pharmacology and Chemotherapy
(Now: American College of Clinical Pharmacology)

American Association for the Study of Headache

North American Academy of Manipulative Medicine, Past President
(Now: North American Academy of Musuloskeletal Medicine)

M.E.D.I.C.O. (Care – Medico)

National Board of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Member-At-Large
(Honorary 1987)

American Heart Association

Royal Society of Medicine, Fellow

International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (Honorary)

International Association for the Study of Pain, Founding Member
(Honorary 1988)

American Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders (Honorary 1981)

American Geriatrics Society


National Board of Medical Examiners, 1928, Diplomate

State Boards:
New York – Jan. 27, 1927 – 1988 (Honorary 1988)
District of Columbia – Feb. 1, 1961 – 1997
Maryland – 1964 – 1989 (Voluntary non-renewal status)






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