- National Academies (1921)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
J. A. Badertscher was a professor of anatomy, born in Bluffton, Ohio on January 11, 1879 to Matthias and Lydia (Augsburger) Badertscher. He earned his B.Ph. from Ohio University in 1909, his M.Ph. in 1910 and his Ph.D. in 1914 both from Cornell University before joining the Indiana University faculty as instructor (1914-1915), assistant professor of anatomy (1915-1917), associate professor (1917-1921), and professor (1921-1949). He was a fellow of the Indiana Academy of Science, the American Association of Anatomists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was a member of the American Association of University Professors, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Chi. Among his influential publications were: Peculiarity in the Mode of Entrance of the Optic Nerve into the Eyeball in Some Rodents (Proc. Soc. Exptl. Biology and Medicine, 1911), Muscle Degeneration and its Relation to the Origin of Eosinophilic Leucocytes in Amphibia (Salamandra Atra) (Am. Jour. Anatomy, Vol. XV, 1913), The Development of the Thymus in the Pig (in 2 parts) (Am. Jour. Anat., Vol. 17, 1915), The Fate of the Ultimobranchial Bodies in the Pig (Sus Scrofa) (Am. Jour. Anat., Vol. 23, 1918), The Ultimobranchial Bodies in Post-natal Pigs (Sus Scorfa) (Am. Jour. Anat., 25, 1919), Eosinophilic Leucocytes in the Thymus of Post-natal Pigs (Anat. Record Vol. 18, 1920), Results Following the Extirpation of the Pineal Gland in Newly Hatched Chicks (Anat. Record, Vol. 28, 1924), and A Simple Technique for in Toto Staining of Tarsal and Sebaceous Glands (Stain Tech., Vol. 15, Jan. 1940). Badertscher passed away March 12, 1959.