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Edgar Van Nuys Allen

Born  1900
Died  1961

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American physician, born 1900, Cozad, Dawson County, Nebraska; died 1961.

Biography of Edgar Van Nuys Allen

Edgar Van Nuys Allen was professor of medicine at the Mayo clinic. A cardiovascular expert, he edited one of the first comprehensive textbooks on peripheral vascular disease. In 1960 he was co-recipient of the Albert Lasker Award for confirming laboratory studies with dicumerol. In 1941 he published a report on the administration of this anti-coagulant to human beings.

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  • Edgar van Nuys Allen and others with associates in the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation:
    Peripheral vascular diseases.
    2nd edition, Philadelphia, Saunders, 1955. 825 pages.
    3rd edition by Edgar V. Allen, Nelson W. Barker and Edgar A. Hines, Jr. With the assistance of John A. Spittell, Jr. and others. Philadelphia, Saunders, 1962. 1044 pages.
  • Edgar van Nuys Allen, Nelson Waite Barker (1899–), John F. Fairbairn, Edgar Alphonso Hines, Jr. (1905-1978), John Louis Juergens, John A. Spittell (1925-):
    Peripheral vascular diseases.
    4th edition, Philadelphia, Saunders, 1972. 797 pages. 5th edition 1980, 981 pages.

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