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date: 25 February 2020

Cannon, Walter Bradfordlocked

(19 October 1871–01 October 1945)
  • Susan E. Lederer


Cannon, Walter Bradford (19 October 1871–01 October 1945), physiologist, was born in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, the son of Colbert Hanchett Cannon, a railroad official, and Sarah Wilma Denio, a schoolteacher who died when Walter was ten years old. Cannon attended public schools in Milwaukee and St. Paul, where his high school English teacher, May Newson, encouraged him to seek a scholarship at Harvard College and helped him to secure financial aid. At Harvard Cannon studied biology and zoology under professors ...

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