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.