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May 30, 1931

Biographical Sketches AND Letters of T. Mitchell Prudden, M.D.

JAMA. 1931;96(22):1897. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720480055040

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To many physicians, T. Mitchell Prudden is known as the co-author with Francis Delafield of a popular and excellent textbook on pathology. Others remember him as the forceful scholarly lecturer and the critical director of the laboratory of their undergraduate days at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. A smaller number regard themselves as having been favored because they were permitted to come into closer touch with him in their laboratory training as specialists and investigators in pathology or in their practical work as public health officials. All who knew him bear witness to his superior scientific attainments, to his tireless industry, his modest self effacement, his loyalty to the best ideals of the profession. His conspicuous pioneer service in helping establish pathology as a distinct and important branch of medicine is attested in this volume by tributes from several of his colleagues. Among these may be mentioned Flexner, Hektoen,

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