Ernst Bertner

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According to Wikipedia, Ernst William Bertner was an American physician and healthcare administrator. He was the first president of the Texas Medical Center and served as acting director of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Early life Bertner was born and raised in Colorado City, Texas. His father Gus, who had immigrated to the United States from Germany, owned a barber shop and later was a salesman for the New York Life Insurance Company. Bertner attended the New Mexico Military Institute . When Bertner came home after graduating from the military institute, his father had purchased a drugstore in Colorado City for him to run. After a year running the drugstore, Bertner enrolled in the University of Texas School of Pharmacy in Galveston. A short time later, Bertner switched his focus to medicine, enrolling in medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch . Early on, Bertner struggled with his grades in medical school. Though Bertner's dean encouraged him to drop out of school, his grades improved and he graduated from UTMB in 1911.

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