George Hamrick, MD.
Article Type: Obituary
Subject: Ophthalmologists (Biography)
Pub Date: 07/01/2012
Publication: Name: West Virginia Medical Journal Publisher: West Virginia State Medical Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 West Virginia State Medical Association ISSN: 0043-3284
Issue: Date: July-August, 2012 Source Volume: 108 Source Issue: 4
Topic: Event Code: 540 Executive changes & profiles
Organization: Organization: American College of Surgeons
Persons: Biographee: Hamrick, George
Accession Number: 310150695
Full Text: Retired Charleston ophthalmologist Dr. George Vincent Hamrick died at home on May 24 following a long illness. He was 88. Born in Newburg on April 23, 1924, George grew up in Frostburg, Md., the only child of the late Dr. Martin Elliott Hamrick and Hazel Weaver Hamrick.

He was a graduate of the University of Maryland and University of Maryland School of Medicine, and attended graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania. He served his internship at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, his general residency at Sewickley Hospital in Sewickley, Pa., and his ophthalmology residency at Episcopal Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital in Washington, D.C. He was a general practitioner in Ambridge, Pa., in the early 1950s; he relocated to Charleston in March 1958, where he practiced ophthalmology until his retirement in December 1988.

He was a member of the American College of Surgeons; WV Academy of Ophthalmology (past president); American Academy of Ophthalmology; WV State Medical Association; Kanawha Medical Society (past president); and the American Medical Association. He was also a member of the Charleston Lions Club and First Presbyterian Church. A lifelong fan of Dixieland jazz, he was a founding member and past president of the Charleston Dixieland Jazz Club.
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