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February 28, 2001

Kenneth M. Brinkhous, MD

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Obituaries Section Editor: Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.

JAMA. 2001;285(8):1093. doi:10.1001/jama.285.8.1093

Kenneth M. Brinkhous, MD, emeritus professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and renowned coagulation researcher, died at his home in Chapel Hill on December 11, 2000, at the age of 92.

A native of Iowa, Brinkhous received the MD degree from the University of Iowa in 1932 and remained on the faculty there until World War II. From 1946 to 1973 he was chair of the pathology department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he built a department noted for its balanced excellence in teaching, clinical services, and research. Working in a building named for him that towered over the campus, he remained active in research until several years before his death. He was recognized in the 1990s as the only researcher to have been funded continuously by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for 50 years.

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