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Agress, Harry

  • Person
  • 1909-1986

Harry Agress graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1932. He retired from the United States Army as a colonel, having served in the 21st General Hospital in Britain, North Africa, and Italy. Agress was a member of the clinical faculty in Internal Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, earning emeritus status in 1960.

Ahlvin, Robert C.

  • Person
  • 1928-2009

Robert C. Ahlvin graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1954. He was appointed pathologist-in-chief at Jewish Hospital in 1968.

Alden, Arthur Maxwell

  • Person
  • 1885-1965

Arthur Maxwell Alden was an Instructor, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine from 1922-1950, when he received emeritus status.

Alex, Morris

  • Person
  • 1920-2011

Between 1949-1954, Morris Alex's research with Albert L. Lansing and T. B. Rosenthal at Washington University School of Medicine on arteriosclerosis documented that the rate of calcification in blood vessels was related to the concentration of elastase produced by the pancreas. This research led other researchers in the 1950s to discoveries on how cigarette smoke affects the lung's connective tissue.

After his death, Morris Alex's family established the Morris Alex, MD Prize Endowment at Washington University School of Medicine. The honorarium from the fund is awarded to the second-year student showing the "best bedside manner" in the Introduction to Clinical Medicine class. Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch obituary, November 26, 2011.

Alexander, Harry L.

  • Person
  • 1887-1969

Harry L. Alexander was recruited to Washington University School of Medicine by David P. Barr, who had previously worked with Alexander at Cornell University. He came to Washington University School of Medicine in 1924 to help reorganize the Department of Medicine, and became a Professor of Medicine in 1934. Alexander was an expert Allergist and Immunologist.

Allen, Duff S.

  • Person
  • 1895-1958

Duff S. Allen graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1919. With Evarts A. Graham, Duff devised the cardioscope through which the live heart could be seen. Allen is credited as the first surgeon to operate inside a living heart. Allen became a professor of clinical surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in 1940.

Allen, Edgar

  • Person
  • 1892-1943

Edgar Allen served on the anatomy faculty at Washington University School of Medicine from 1919-1923.

Allen, Garland E.

  • Person
  • Born 1936

Garland E. Allen is a Professor Emeritus of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. His research interests are in the area of history and philosophy of biology - particularly genetics, embryology, and evolution - an their interrelationships between 1880 and 1950. Source: https://biology.wustl.edu/people/garland-allen

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