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February 14, 1966

Eli K. Marshall, Jr., MD, PhD, Dies

JAMA. 1966;195(7):39. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100070023011

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Eli Kennerly Marshall, Jr., MD, PhD, who has been credited with significant contributions to the fields of kidney physiology and the chemotherapy of bacterial infections and malaria, died Jan 11 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. He was 76 years old.

Dr. Marshall, professor emeritus of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics at Johns Hopkins, had been on the faculty since 1911.

He was director of the Department of Physiology from 1921 to 1932 and director of the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics from 1932 to 1955 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Marshall's scientific contributions include:

  • Recognizing and providing proof of tubular secretion of the kidney;

  • Developing a simple and accurate method for measurement of sulfonamides in body fluids. His work during World War II resulted in development of the sodium salt of sulfapyridine, and of sulfaguanidine which is credited with saving Port Moresby, New Guinea,

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