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March 1955


AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;89(3):279-280. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.02050110345002

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DR. ROBERT BARRETT LAWSON was born in Oakland, Calif., Aug. 21, 1911. At the age of a year and a half, his family moved to Foxboro, Mass., where he had his early schooling, following which he graduated from Harvard College, in 1932, and from Harvard Medical School, in 1936. He spent one year of general internship at the Rochester (N. Y.) General Hospital, and then went to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was a house officer at the Harriet Lane Home from 1937 to 1938. In 1938 he went to the Strong Memorial Hospital, where he was an assistant resident on the pediatric service, then spent another year as resident in the outpatient department. After finishing his residency, Dr. Lawson went to North Carolina to help with the organization of the pediatric department of the newly enlarged medical school, the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest College. During

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