Eli S. Jones


Distinguished Alumni Service Award (1970)
B.S., 1914; M.D., 1916


Eli Sherman Jones began serving as a physician and surgeon following his graduation from Indiana University Medical School in 1916, and never stopped. A dedicated man from Hammond, Indiana, Jones went on to head the Jones Clinic, supervising a large, progressive health team.

His influence and expertise were widely sought, as he researched and published advanced data in the field of industrial medicine. He was highly active in the affairs of the Indiana State Medical Association, and represented Hoosier physicians on several national medical commissions.

Dr. Jones was awarded impressive honors and recognition throughout his career; so varied in nature that they clearly display the high esteem in which he was held by colleagues and friends. He was nationally recognized for his service in advancing the employment of the physically handicapped, cited for his service in Industrial Medicine, and recognized by the American Board of Preventative Medicine.