THE RETIREMENT of Dr. Clifford G. Grulee in his thirty-second year as chief editor of the A. M. A. American Journal of Diseases of Children comes almost simultaneously with his seventy-fifth birthday. He was born in Newport, Ky., on Jan. 3, 1880. A few years later the family settled in Oxford, Ohio, where he attended school and eventually graduated from Miami University, in 1899. He entered Northwestern University Medical School and graduated cum laude, in 1903. In 1901, as a result of studies in physiological chemistry carried on during summer vacations, he was granted the degree of M.A. by Miami University. In 1907 he married Margaret Freer, of Hinsdale. They have two children, Mary Freer Grulee (Capps), born March 26, 1908, and Dr. Clifford G. Grulee Jr., born June 9, 1912.
After a year of general practice he went to study in Vienna and Breslau under Professors Escherich and Czerny.