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December 19, 1936

Council on Foods

JAMA. 1936;107(25):2051. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770510041010

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The Council on Foods of the American Medical Association records with deep sorrow the death of

EDWIN OAKES JORDAN  When Dr. Edwin Oakes Jordan died of cerebral thrombosis at the age of 70, the University of Chicago lost an honored professor emeritus of bacteriology, the medical sciences an outstanding investigator and the Council on Foods a distinguished member. Professor Jordan was born in Thomaston, Maine, on July 28, 1866. He received his formal education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Clark University; the latter institution awarded him the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1892. In that year he was appointed associate in anatomy at the newly organized University of Chicago. He was made professor of bacteriology in 1907 and held this position until 1933, when he became professor emeritus.Professor Jordan's early work was in biology; his doctoral dissertation was entitled "The Habits and Development of the

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