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Department Chairs--The Early Years

Biographical and bibliographical information on the university's department chairs from the historical past.

Robert J. Schlegel, MD, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, 1976-1994


Dr. Schlegel graduated from University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine in 1955.

Dr. Schlegel was a prolific contributor to Drew's newsletters over the years. Below is a piece he wrote in 1979 for "Life Times."




1: Schlegel RJ, Singleton AF. Pediatrics and social services at the King/Drew
Medical Center. Urban Health. 1979 Oct;8(8):36-9. PubMed PMID: 10244458.

2: Schlegel RJ. Effects of the federal immunization initiative on the American
health care system. Pediatr Res. 1979 May;13(5 Pt 2):688. PubMed PMID: 461013.

3: Schlegel RJ. Chronic granulomatous disease 1974. JAMA. 1975 Feb
10;231(6):615-7. PubMed PMID: 1172845.

4: Bellanti JA, Cantz BE, Schlegel RJ. Accelerated decay of glucose 6-phosphate
dehydrogenase activity in chronic granulomatous disease. Pediatr Res. 1970
Sep;4(5):405-11. PubMed PMID: 4395126.

5: Schlegel RJ, Bernier GM, Bellanti JA, Maybee DA, Osborne GB, Stewart JL,
Pearlman DS, Ouelette J, Biehusen FC. Severe candidiasis associated with thymic
dysplasia, IgA deficiency, and plasma antilyMPHOCYTE EFFECTS. Pediatrics. 1970
Jun;45(6):926-36. PubMed PMID: 5310312.

6: Schlegel RJ, Bellanti JA. Leucocyte G.-6.-P.D. deficiency and bactericidal
activity. Lancet. 1970 Mar 28;1(7648):677-8. PubMed PMID: 4190656.

7: Schlegel RJ, Bellanti JA. Increased susceptibility of males to infection.
Lancet. 1969 Oct 18;2(7625):826-7. PubMed PMID: 4186286.

8: Ward PA, Schlegel RJ. Impaired leucotactic responsiveness in a child with
recurrent infections. Lancet. 1969 Aug 16;2(7616):344-7. PubMed PMID: 4183973.

9: Biehusen FC, Schlegel RJ. Hypernatremia and the use of "homemade" oral
electrolyte solutions. Mil Med. 1968 Apr;133(4):287-90. PubMed PMID: 4967465.

10: Schlegel RJ, Neu RL Leão JC, Gardner LI. XX sex chromosomes in cells cultured
from "streak gonads" and in peripheral leukocytes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1967
Nov;27(11):1588-92. PubMed PMID: 6075588.

11: Schlegel RJ, Farías E, Russo NC, Moore JR, Gardner LI. Structural changes in
the fetal gonads and gonaducts during maturation of an enzyme, steroid
3-beta-ol-dehydrogenase, in the gonads, adrenal cortex and placenta of fetal
rats. Endocrinology. 1967 Sep;81(3):565-72. PubMed PMID: 6033192.

12: Schlegel RJ, Neu RL, Carneiro Leão J, Reiss JA, Nolan TB, Gardner LI.
Cri-du-chat syndrome in a 10 year old girl with deletion of the short arms of
chromosome number 5. Observations on dermatoglyphics, maxillo-mandibular
measurements and sound spectrograms. Helv Paediatr Acta. 1967 Apr;22(1):2-12.
PubMed PMID: 5585047.

13: Leão JC, Voorhess ML, Schlegel RJ, Gardner LI. XX-XO mosaicism in nine
preadolescent girls. Short stature as presenting complaint. Pediatrics. 1966
Dec;38(6):972-81. PubMed PMID: 5928727.

14: Schlegel RJ, Aspillaga MJ, Neu RL, Carneiro-Leão J, Gardner LI. An XXsex
chromosome complement in an infant having male-type external genitals, renal
agenesis, and other anomalies. J Pediatr. 1966 Nov;69(5):812-3. PubMed PMID:

15: Schlegel RJ, Neu R, Leăo JC, Farías E, Lewczak P, Gardner LI. Arborizing
amniotic polyps in triploid conceptuses: a diagnostic anatomic lesion? Am J
Obstet Gynecol. 1966 Oct 1;96(3):357-61. PubMed PMID: 5950674.

16: Schlegel RJ, Altstatt LB, Canales L, Goiser JL, Alexander JL, Gardner LI.
Peritoneal dialysis for severe salicylism: an evaluation of indications and
results. J Pediatr. 1966 Oct;69(4):553-62. PubMed PMID: 5921330.

17: Schlegel RJ, Carneiro Leao J, Neu RL, Farías E, Gardner LI. Testicular XO-XY
mosaicism in a phenotypic female with XY sex chromosomes in other tissues. J Clin
Endocrinol Metab. 1966 Aug;26(8):847-51. PubMed PMID: 5951242.

18: Aspillaga MJ, Schlegel RJ, Neu R, Gardner L. Chromosomal findings in human
tissue cultures derived from 24 spontaneous abortions: technique of culture and
report of a triploid diploid mosaic amnion. Biol Neonat. 1966;10(1):21-31. PubMed
PMID: 5950693.

CHROMOSOME CONSTITUTION. Pediatrics. 1965 Jul;36:113-9. PubMed PMID: 14313354.

MATERNAL RUBELLA. Lancet. 1964 Nov 28;2(7370):1185. PubMed PMID: 14213602.