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date: 26 January 2020

Magoun, Horace Winchelllocked

(23 June 1907–06 March 1991)
  • Louise Hanson Marshall
  •  and Michelle E. Osborn


Magoun, Horace Winchell (23 June 1907–06 March 1991), neuroscientist and educator, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Roy Winchell Magoun, an Episcopal clergyman, and Minnie Sheida. Nicknamed “Tid” by his baby sister, he grew up mostly in Rhode Island, where during the First World War his father founded and directed the Seaman’s Church Institute. After graduating in 1929 from Rhode Island State College, Magoun did graduate work at Syracuse University, New York (M.S., 1931), and Northwestern University Medical School, from which he received a Ph.D. in anatomy in 1934. He married Jeanette Jackson in 1931; they had three children....

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