(Apr. 28, 1866-June 30, 1931). Born in Cincinnati, Albert Eugene Sterne studied at Harvard (B.A.) and the University of Berlin (M.D.) and continued his education in hospitals in Dublin, London, Strasbourg, and Berlin. In 1893, he came to Indianapolis to practice general medicine.
The Central College of Physicians and Surgeons appointed Sterne the chairman of the department of mental and nervous disorders in 1894 (see). In this capacity, he supported efforts to centralize medical education in Indiana and retained the chairmanship of his department when was formed. His classroom techniques included innovative visual aids of his own design, such as colored slides.
Sterne also established Norways Sanatorium in Indianapolis in 1896. Norways specialized in research, diagnosis, and study of nervous and mental disorders and attracted patients from across the country. In addition to teaching and his medical practice, Sterne published extensively and was associate editor of theand editor of . He was appointed assistant surgeon general of Indiana by Governor Winfield Durbin, and he was president of the Ohio Valley (1910) and later the Mississippi Valley medical associations.