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William Leo Nyhan

Born 1926

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American paediatrician, born March 13, 1926.

Biography of William Leo Nyhan

William Leo Nyhan graduated in medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1949. After postgraduate training in paediatrics at Yale University he entered the US Army for the period 1951-1953.

In 1958 Nyhan obtained a doctorate from the University of Illinois. He later became professor and chairman of paediatrics at the University of California, Sand Diego.

When they described Lesch-Nyhan disease in 1964, Michael Lesch was a medical student at Johns Hopkins, where William Leo Nyhan was a faculty member.

We thank Dr. Günter Krämer, Zürich, Switzerland, and Paul Verheecke, for information submitted.

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