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C. Rollins Hanlon

Born  1915

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American surgeon, born 1915, Baltimore.

Biography of C. Rollins Hanlon

C. Rollins Hanlon attended the Loyola University and earned his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Afdter serving a period with the US Navy during World War II, he completed his residency at Johns Hopkins and joined the faculty in the Department of Surgery. He was closely associated with Dr. Blalock and the innovative cardiac operative procedures at Johns Hopkins, quickly established himself and Saint Louis University as a regional research and clinical centre for the study and treatment of cardiac conditions.

In 1950 C. Rollins Hanlon became head of the Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He remained its chairman until 1969, when he accepted the directorship of the American College of Surgeons.

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