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Louis Virgil Hamman

Born 1877
Died 1946

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American internist, born december 21, 1877; died April 28, 1946.

Biography of Louis Virgil Hamman

Louis Virgil Hamman was recognized as one of the great clinicians in his time. He graduated M.D. from Johns Hopkins Scholl of Medicine and interned at New York Hospital. In 1903 he returned to Johns Hopkins, becoming head of the new Phipps Tuberculosis Clinic.

His most important work was in the fields of tuberculosis and diabetes. He was described as an extremely kind an gentle person and a superb teacher.

In 1950 the Louis Hamman Memorial Scholarship was established by friends from the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association.

"The physician, consciously or otherwise, depends for success in his practice on his abilities as a psychiatrist."

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