John F. Anderson
Biography of John F. Anderson
John F. Anderson received his medical degree at the University of Virginia and then went abroad to study bacteriology. Upon returning in 1898, he joined the Marine Hospital Service and on October 1, 1909, succeeded Milton Joseph Rosenau (1869-1946) as director of the Hygienic Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health. He was among the early scientists who made this laboratory well-known in scientific circles.
In 1903, Anderson reported the existence of «spotted fever» in the Rocky Mountains. In 1906, along with Rosenau he made valuable contributions concerning sudden death following injections of horse serum. In 1911 he did some notable research with Joseph Goldberger (1874-1929) on the transmission of measles to monkeys, providing science with an experimental animal for that disease.
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