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date: 14 May 2021

Dandy, Walter Edwardlocked

(06 April 1886–19 April 1946)
  • James T. Goodrich


Dandy, Walter Edward (06 April 1886–19 April 1946), physician and neurosurgeon, was born in Sedalia, Missouri, the son of John Dandy, a railroad engineer, and Rachel Kilpatrick. Dandy was raised in a fundamentalist sect, the Plymouth Brethren; as an adult he would give up these religious views as too strict. Dandy graduated as valedictorian of his high school class at the age of seventeen and went on to attend the University of Missouri at Columbia, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, the national scientific honorary society, and graduated in 1907 as one of the “First Five.”...

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