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Goodpasture, Ernest William (17 October 1886–20 September 1960), scientist and physician, was born near Clarksville, Tennessee, the son of Albert Virgil Goodpasture, Sr., a lawyer, farmer, publisher, and historian, and Jennie Willson Dawson. Goodpasture received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1907. For a year he taught at Allegheny Collegiate Institute, Alderson, West Virginia, then entered Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he earned an M.D. in 1912. He remained there in 1912–1913 as a Rockefeller fellow in pathology under ...

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Thomas, Lewis (25 November 1913–03 December 1993), physician, biologist, administrator, and writer, was born in Flushing, New York, the son of Joseph Simon Thomas, M.D., and Grace Peck, a nurse. In his memoir, The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine Watcher (1983), Thomas describes accompanying his father on house calls as a boy, a habit that proved decisive in his choice of career. After going to school in Flushing and completing his preparatory education at the McBurney School in Manhattan (1927–1929), Thomas attended Princeton University (1929–1933) and Harvard Medical School, graduating cum laude in 1937. He held a variety of posts before his commission as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. On 1 January 1941 he married Beryl Dawson in New York; the couple had three daughters. During World War II Thomas was assigned to a Naval Medical Research Unit at the Rockefeller Institute in New York; he was also stationed in Guam and Okinawa (1944–1945), where he conducted research in virology....