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Dr. Robert J. Hall also loved teaching about the art of auscultation and
the physical examination as evidenced by the establishment of the Heart
Sounds Laboratory in the early 1970's. For over 50 years, Dr. Hall was
involved in not only treating patients with heart disease, but also
teaching. View Dr. Hall's last lecture (above) that was given at the time
of his retirement on September 23, 2002.
Dr. Hall had an illustrous career, first in the military, finishing with a final
rank of colonel and subsequently in civilian life. He served as Chief of
Cardiology at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C. from
1966 to 1969 where he tended to President Eisenhower. After his
retirement from the U.S. Army in July 1969, he joined Dr. Denton A.
Cooley in establishing the Texas Heart Institute by becoming its first
Medical Director and also Chief of Cardiology at St. Luke's Episcopal
Hospital in Houston, Texas. He also was Editor-in-Chief of the Texas
Heart Institute Journal for many years. Among the many awards that he
received were the Legion of Merit from the U.S. Army and the Paul
Dudley White Award from the American Heart Association in 1983.
Perhaps his more rewarding awards were the ones that he received for
outstanding teaching in his capacity as Clinical Professor, Department
of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Clincal Professor of
Medicine at The University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas.
Read more about Dr. Hall.
Dr. Hall's Last Lecture - September 23, 2002