Obit: Slawikowski, George J. M. Dr. (1933? - 1964)

Contact: Pat Braun

Surnames: Slawikowski, Gay

----Source: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark Co., Wis.) 8/6/1964

----Slawikowski, George J. Mr. Dr. (1933? - 18 JUN 1964)


Dr. George J. M. Slawikowski, 31, who dedicated his medical career to cancer research died Thursday, June 18, in Henrotin Hospital, Chicago, of cancer.

A former resident in surgery at Hines Veterans Hospital, he had been the director of medical education and surgery at St. Paul Medical Center since January.

His parents, Mrs. And Mrs. Zygmunt J. Slawikowski, emigrated from Poland to Chicago at the end of World War II. Their son remained abroad for schooling in England.

Dr. Slawikowski received his bachelor of arts degree from St. John’s College of Cambridge University and his degree in surgery from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In 1954, he went to Chicago and interned at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Three years later, he became a junior resident in surgery at Henrotin Hospital.

While working for his master’s degree in surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, he received fellowships for cancer research from the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society,

From 1959 to 1961, he served as a captain in the Medical Corps and was attached to Walter Reed Army Institute in Washington where he continued research in cancer.

In 1961, he became a U. S. citizen and began his residency in surgery at Hines. He remained there until taking the Minnesota position.

Also surviving are the widow, Jennifer, and a brother, John.

Requiem Mass was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, in Holy Name Cathedral. Burial was made in Arlington National Cemetery, VA.

Mrs. Slawikowski spent the summer of 1953 here while waiting for her husband to join her after his tour of military duty in Europe. While here she stayed at the home of her Aunt, Mrs. Rose Gay, route 2, Owen.



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