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Edwin L. Crosby
Inducted in 1996

Edwin L. Crosby
1908-1972
Inducted in 1996

Crosby, who became the ninth president of the American Board of Medical Specialties, served as administrator of the Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1941 to 1952. His focus was on public health, epidemiology and medical administration.

In 1952, a year after the creation of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (now known as the Joint Commission), Crosby would become its first director. The commission would begin offering accreditation to hospitals in 1953 after the American College of Surgeons transferred its Hospital Standardization Program.

Crosby would go on to serve as president of the American Hospital Association for 18 years until his death in 1972.

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