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November 1, 1947

DOCTORS DISTINGUISHED AS SCIENTISTS

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Bloomington, Ind.

JAMA. 1947;135(9):594. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890090050021

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  Many doctors have done such excellent scientific research that they have been widely recognized as distinguished scientists. William James became America's most distinguished psychologist, David Starr Jordan one of the greatest zoologists, Samuel W. Williston an outstanding paleontologist, Asa Gray the most distinguished botanist of his period, Hrdlička one of the great anthropologists.Among scientists sketched in the biographic directory, "American Men of Science," seven editions, 1906-1944, are some three hundred and fifty M.D.s starred as especially distinguished in research by secret vote of their fellow scientists.Six anatomists had their undergraduate training at Harvard, 6 at Toronto, 5 at Michigan, 4 at Hopkins, 4 at Yale, 3 at Pennsylvania, and 2 each at Brown, Chicago, Cornell, Kansas, Missouri, Princeton and Washington (St. Louis). Teachers listed as especially stimulating by the anatomists who filled out the 1946 questionnaire were S. H. Gage (Cornell), F. P. Mall (Hopkins),

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