Thomas, Lewis

Portrait
Born: Nov 25, 1913 AD
Died: 1993 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Biologists, Physiologist, Scientist


1913 – He was born on the 25th of November in Flushing, New York to a family physician and his nurse wife. He was awestruck by his father's profession, and it became a baseline for his later understanding of the dramatic changes.
 
1933 – He was admitted to Harvard Medical School in 1933, at the time when medicine was shifting dramatically into a clinical science and antibiotics would soon be developed.
 
1942 - He was called for service in 1942 with the Naval Reserve as a medical researcher assigned to the Pacific.
 
1944 - He completed a residency in neurology at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and married Beryl Dawson He began his medical career as research fellow in neurology at the Thorndike Memorial Laboratories.
 
1948 – He went to Tulane University as a researcher in microbiology and immunology.
 
1950 – He joined the University of Minnesota to continue his research on rheumatic fever.
 
1954 – He became head of the pathology department at New York University Medical School.
 
1969 – He ever abandoned his clinical and research concerns, and moved to Yale this year.
 
1971 – He became the Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Yale University.
 
1973 – He became president of the Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York.
 
1993 - Died on the 3rd of December.
 
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