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James Leroy Wilson

Born 1898
Died 1978

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American physician, 1898-1978.

Biography of James Leroy Wilson

James Leroy Wilson was Professor and chair of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases at the University of Michigan Medical School. He focused his research on children with poliomyelitis and was an expert in respiratory problems.

This information was found at Medical Center Alumni Society Hall of Honor, a website of the University of Michigan Medical School

We thank Grace E. Jacobs for information submitted.

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