Perkins, Roger Griswold
- Glen Pierce Jenkins
Perkins, Roger Griswold (17 May 1874–28 March 1936), bacteriologist, was born in Schenectady, New York, the son of Maurice Perkins, a Union College professor of chemistry, and Annie Dunbar Potts. Perkins graduated from Union College in 1893 and Harvard in 1894, receiving the A.B. from both institutions. He completed the M.D. in 1898 at Johns Hopkins Medical School and moved to Cleveland, where he began his career as resident pathologist at Lakeside Hospital. In 1899 he was appointed to the position of demonstrator in pathology and in 1901 became lecturer in bacteriology at Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Subsequently he held faculty positions in pathology, hygiene, and preventive medicine, achieving full professor in 1910. He remained at Western Reserve University until his retirement in 1930....