Dr. Carey was born July 31, 1889 in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from St. Vincent High School in Los Angeles California he took premedical studies at the University of California at Berkeley in Oakland from 1910-1912. After one year of medical school there he moved to John C. Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska and received a BS degree in 1916, an MS degree in 1918 and an MSc degree in 1920. During those years he taught anatomy there and accepted a position as Professor and Director of Anatomy at Marquette University School of Medicine, while completing his medical training. In 1924, he graduated from Rush Medical College of the University of Chicago with an M.D. degree. After an internship at Chicago's Presbyterian Hospital he devoted full time to his position at Marquette University School of Medicine Department of Anatomy. He was the first Internal Medicine specialist in Wisconsin. He was appointed Dean of Students from 1921 to 1928. In 1933, Dr. Carey was appointed Dean of the Marquette University School of Medicine, a position he held until 1947. Dr. Carey received multiple awards and honors and participated in many organizations. His marriage produced one daughter, Mary Ann. After a short bout of viral hepatitis, Dr. Carey died in 1947. Source: "Engbring, Norman H. An Anchor for the Future: a history of the Medical College of Wisconsin, 1893-1990. Medical College of Wisconsin, 1991. pps. 61, 83, 106"