Harry Louis Berman – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:

Harry Louis Berman, 91, an Army physician and specialist in radiology who retired as a colonel in 1960, died of pneumonia February 25, 2000,  at Suburban Hospital.

After his military retirement, Dr. Berman served until 1983 as chief of the radiation oncology center at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. In this period, he also was an assistant professor of radiology at Johns Hopkins University Medical School.

Dr. Berman, a resident of Chevy Chase, was born in Peoria, Illinois. He graduated from Bradley University and Northwestern University's medical school.

He served his internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and residencies at Walter Reed Army Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital in New York.

In a 21-year military career, Dr. Berman served on the Atom Bomb Casualty Commission, as a radiology consultant with the 8th Army in Korea during the Korean War and from 1953 until 1960 as chief of radiation therapy at Walter Reed. In this period he was consulting radiologist to President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

He moved to Baltimore after his military retirement but returned to this area when he retired from Sinai Hospital and Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Berman was a fellow of the American College of Radiology, a diplomate in radiology and nuclear medicine of the American Board of Radiology and an examiner of the American Board of Radiology.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen Semco-Stein Berman of Chevy Chase; a son, Dr. Howard Berman of Potomac; and two grandchildren.


On Friday, February 25, 2000, COL. HARRY LOUIS BERMAN, beloved husband of Ellen J. Berman; father of Dr. Howard H. Berman; grandfather of Dr. Gregory Berman and Julie Baron. Services will be held at Ft. Myer Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, March 14 at 11 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, 1421 P St., NW, Washington, DC 20005.

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