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date: 22 October 2019

Paul, John Rodmanlocked

(18 April 1893–06 May 1971)
  • Ton van Helvoort


Paul, John Rodman (18 April 1893–06 May 1971), clinical epidemiologist and virologist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Henry Neill Paul, a lawyer, and Margaret Crosby Butler. In 1911 Paul entered Princeton; after graduating in 1915, he went to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After the United States became involved in World War I, he joined the Johns Hopkins Hospital unit as an enlisted man, setting up Base Hospital No. 18 in Bazoille sur Meuse, France, in June 1917. After his return to Baltimore in 1918, the great influenza epidemic reached the United States, and Paul observed the great risks of cross-infection among hospitalized patients. After receiving his M.D. in 1919, he spent a brief period as an assistant pathologist at Johns Hopkins. From 1920 to 1922 he was an intern at the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia....

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