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Dr Philip Peter Ruetz
Birth: May 18, 1926
Racine County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 2003
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA

Physician and researcher. Known as the "Grandfather of Nuclear Medicine." He devoted his entire life to helping his patients. In 1958, he joined the staff in internal medicine at what is now Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He became a hematologist and began the study of nuclear medicine. He later became clinical director of the nuclear medicine laboratory at the VA. Dr. Ruetz was one of the first people in the country to be trained in clinical ultrasound. He established the first nuclear lab at St. Mary's Hospital in 1964. In 1967, he founded the first ultrasound facility in the Midwest. (bio by: David M. Habben) 
Family links: 
  Clarence Peter Ruetz (1895 - 1977)
  Ione Theresa Kurten Ruetz (1898 - 1989)
  James Clarence Ruetz (1921 - 1995)*
  Russell Mathias Ruetz (1923 - 2016)*
  Ellen Agnes Ruetz Even (1924 - 2009)*
  Philip Peter Ruetz (1926 - 2003)
  Roland L. Ruetz (1927 - 2002)*
  Gerald F. Ruetz (1932 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship

1926 2003
Saint Joseph Cemetery
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA
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Originally Created by: David M. Habben
Record added: Apr 01, 2004
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