I was born 1909 in Pontotoc County, Mississippi about a mile and a half west of Friendship Community, just East of John's Creek, November 21, 1909. I didn't need a birth certificate until I needed a passport in 1946 and my mother gave me a delayed birth certificate that vouched that I had been born.
My father's name was Brazil Manly and Sue Mounce (Mounce was her maiden name) Shettles. I married Priscella Elinor Schmidt on December 18, 1948 and the children Susan Flora, Frances Louis, Lana Brewer, Landrum Brewer, Jr., David Ernest, Harold Manly, and Aliceann Marie, fraternal twins. They are scattered far and wide now and with those married, there are eleven grandchildren and all are doing well.
I took my BA degree from Mississippi College in 1933 with special distinction; Doctor of Science from Mississippi College in 1966; Master of Science of the Fellow from the University of New Mexico in 1933-1934; I received my Ph.D degree from John Hopkins in 1937; and MD degree in 1943. I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diplomate of the North American Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Pan American Medical Association.
I was an instructor of Biology at Mississippi College in 1932-1933; Biologist for the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries the summer of 1934; instructor of Biology in John Hopkins University 1934-1937;a Research Fellow in John's Hopkins 1937-1938; and a Research Fellow for the National Committee of Internal Health, New York City 1938 and 1943 and at John's Hopkins Hospital; also as an intern at the John's Hopkins Hospital in Obstetrics & Gynecology in 1943 and 1944.
Then I was a resident after I was in the service of the United States Army Medical Corps.; Resident at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, 1947 to 1951; I was Attending Physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center 1951 to 1973.
I also had privileges at The Doctors Hospital, The Paula Clinic, The Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York City 1974 and 1975. Then I was Director of Research at the New York Fertility Foundation in New York City in 1975. Then I became Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Gifford Memorial Hospital in Randolph, Vermont 1975 to 1981. Then I moved to Las Vegas where I was in the Starr Clinic in Las Vegas, Nevada 1981 and 1982 and then in the Oasis Clinic in Las Vegas in 1982 to 1985. Then I became an Attending Physician for Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women's Hospital in Las Vegas 1981 to 1984 and then Attending Staff at Columbia Sunrise Medical Center 1994 until the present.
I was a John and Mary T. Markel Foundation Scholar at the College of Physicians and Surgeons 1951 to 1955. I was Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology College of Physicians and Surgeons 1971 to 1973. I had an individual practice in New York City 1951 to 1975. I was Director of Research at the N.Y. Fertility Research Foundation 1974 and 1975. Then I was an Anglo-American lecturer before the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynecologies in London in 1959. Research Controlling Officer of the U.S. Office of the Naval Research in the American Embassy in London 1951-1952.
I served the Major Medical Corps., Army of the United States, 1944 to 1946 in the European theatre. I was on the Editorial Board of Infertility, recipient of the Ortho Medal an award of the American Society for the Studies of Fertility and Sterility in Allied subjects 1960; Order of the Golden Arrow Award at Mississippi College in 1993; The Fellow of the American College of Surgeons; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Society of Obstetricians & Gynecology; World Medical Association; Royal Society Of Health in London; Royal Society Of Medicine in London; Member of the American Medical Association; American Society of Zoology; American Physiological Society; Society of External Biology & Medicine; Vermont Medical Society; Society of the University of Gynecology; New York Obstetrical Society; The Harvey Society; The Wisdom Society; New York State Medical Association; New York County and Nevada Medical Association; Clark County Medical Association; 50 Year Club of Mississippi College; 50 Year Club of John's Hopkins University; 50 Year Club of Vermont State Medical Society; 25 Year Club of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi Omicron; Delta Kappa, Gamma Alpha, Special Research Fisheries Biology; Physiology and Reproduction; Fertility and Sterility; Hemmoratic Disease in New-born Infants; Sperm Biology‹discovered and identified male and female producing sperm; achieved gammead interfallopian transfer, 1978; Human in vitro fertilization achieved in 1951; method for corionic sampling in 1979; listed in the Blue Book of London; World's Who's Who; World's Who's Who of science and Engineering; listed in the directory of common american and international lists of achievements; and in the Wisdom Society. Also received the Golden Medal for contributions to society of the World's Health Organization. Distinguished Alumnus Award from Mississippi College in 1993.