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Sadao Otani

Born 1892
Died 1969

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American pathologist, 1892-1969.

Biography of Sadao Otani

Sadao Otani was the great surgical pathologist at The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, from 1926 to 1969, as a colleague and friend of Paul Klemperer. In addition to glomus jugulare, he described eosinophilic granuloma of bone and malignant nephrosclerosis. Because he had relatively few publications, he never developed a national or international reputation. In New York, however, he was regarded as the most skilled of surgical pathologists.

This biography was submitted by Stephen A. Geller, M.D.

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