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ROBERT WILLIAM (“BOBBY”) BROWN, MD, Cardiologist, Major League Baseball Player (New York Yankee), and American League President: A Conversation With the Editor

        Bobby Brown (Figure 1) was born in Seattle, Washington, on October 25, 1924. His grew up in Seattle; East Orange and Maplewood, New Jersey; and San Francisco, California. He was president of the student body at Maplewood Junior High School in New Jersey and president of the student body in Galileo High School in San Francisco, from which he graduated in June 1942. His freshman year in college was at Stanford University (1942 to 1943). He enlisted in the United States Navy at age 18 and was assigned to the Navy’s V12 program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he completed his premedical studies. He entered the Tulane University School of Medicine on December 1, 1944, and graduated on June 6, 1950. He interned at the Southern Pacific Hospital in San Francisco (1950 to 1952) and did a residency in internal medicine at the San Francisco County Hospital (July 1954 to June 1957). Dr. Brown was chief resident during his final year there. He did a fellowship in cardiology at the Tulane University School of Medicine from July 1957 to June 1958. He was in private practice in cardiology in Fort Worth, Texas, from August 1, 1958, until January 31, 1984.
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        Figure 1Dr. Robert W. Brown during the interview.
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