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Wyman, Walter

  • Person
  • 1848-1911

Walter Wyman graduated from St. Louis Medical College in 1873. in 1876, Wyman joined the U.S. Marine Hospital Service as assistant surgeon. The Marine Hospital Service was renamed the U.S. Public Health and Marine Hospital Service, and Wyman's title also changed from supervising surgeon general to surgeon general. He was the first of three U.S. surgeons general to serve as chairman of the International Sanitary Bureau.

Wynder, Ernst L. (Ernst Ludwig)

  • Person
  • 1922-1999

Ernst L. Wynder was born in Germany in 1923 and immigrated to America with his family in 1938. He became an American citizen in 1943 and served as an intelligence officer of the United States Army in Germany from 1943 to 1945. After the war, Wynder began to study medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.

While working as a summer student at New York University in 1948, he began an epidemiological study of lung cancer patients after observing the autopsy of a two-pack-a-day smoker who had died of the disease. When Wynder returned to Washington University School of Medicine he persuaded his mentor Evarts A. Graham to continue the research with Graham's patients. With Graham's assistance, he was awarded a scholarship from the American Cancer Society to complete his study.

Wynder and Graham published their study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 1950. The study, which concluded that 'the excessive and prolonged use of tobacco, especially through the cigarette smoke, seems to be an important factor in the induction of bronchogenic cancer,' is now considered a landmark in the epidemiological research on lung cancer.

Wynder devoted the rest of his career to the study and prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases. He was the founder of the American Health Foundation in 1969 and the founding editor of the academic journal 'Preventive Medicine' in 1972.

Xi Psi Phi Fraternity

  • Person
  • 1889-

Xi Psi Phi is an international professional fraternity for Dentistry founded at the University of Michigan in 1889.

Yalem, Charles H.

  • Person
  • 1893-1978

Originally a dentist, Charles H. Yalem founded Aetna Finance and became a successful financier and philanthropist.

Yalem, Richard L.

  • Person
  • 1928-2019

Richard L. Yalem was the son of Charles H. Yalem.

Yanow, Mitchell

  • Person
  • 1917-1998

Mitchell Yanow earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Washington University. He served as the physician for a fleet of landing ships in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he started a private practice in St. Louis . In 1970, Yanow was a co-founder of Medicine Shoppe, a chain of franchised pharmacies, and served as chairman of the board from 1970 until 1995. Yanow was also a member of the clinical faculty of obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine from 1958 to 1990.

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 14, 1998.

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