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date: 17 October 2019

Enders, John Franklinlocked

(10 February 1897–08 September 1985)
  • David Y. Cooper


Enders, John Franklin (10 February 1897–08 September 1985), virologist, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of John Ostrom Enders, a banker, and Harriet G. Whitmore. Enders had little exposure to science in his youth, except through his uncle, a physician. He graduated from St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, in 1915 after attending Noah Webster High School in Hartford. In school he had no particular interest in Science. In 1915 Enders entered Yale, and after spending two years there, he entered the U.S. Naval Reserve and learned to fly. He served first as an ensign and then as a lieutenant and flight instructor at Pensacola, Florida....

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